Minister: Lift up your hearts!
Congregation: We lift them up to the Lord!
Our Father and great God, we assemble before You as You have summoned us to do. We gather in the name of Jesus, in accordance with Your Word. We are brought together in the power of Your Spirit, poured out so liberally upon us. We are here, as You have required.
We worship and adore You, and we call upon You now to fulfill all the covenant promises that You have made to our fathers. We know that the ability to worship You rightly in the power of the Spirit is one of those fulfillments, and so we thank You. But there are many more, and we are hungry to see them fulfilled in our day. We are impatient, Lord, and we are restless, and we believe that even this is from You.
Fulfill Your Word in us, we pray—that will be what magnifies Your name in the way that it ought to be lifted up.
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.