Minister: Lift up your hearts!
Congregation: We lift them up to the Lord!
God of all creation, we lift up our voices in praise and adoration because You are worthy of all praise and adoration. We know that You have spoken the universe into existence, and when our father Adam rebelled against You, in your mercy and grace, You spoke the new creation into existence through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
You are the God who through Your Word became a man in Your Son Jesus in order to be one of us, and die on a cross in order to partake of our sufferings, so that we might partake of His glory.
He traveled through Israel casting our demons, healing all diseases, and teaching the people the ways of God. We thank You for such a Savior, and for his sacrifice for us on the cross. We know that apart from Him, we cannot be forgiven, and cannot be in fellowship with You, the only God. We praise You for what You have bestowed upon us, and we worship You now through that gift.
And so, gracious Father, we worship You now through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end, amen