The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. Jn. 4:23

I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Rom. 12:1

Worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh. Phil. 3:3b

Heavenly Father, thank you for the privilege of corporate worship. Thank you for the joy of gathering with sisters and brothers to celebrate who you are, and every good thing you’ve given us in Christ.

May we offer you the worship you deserve, in which you delight, and for which we were designed. We abandon our worship personal agendas, Father. It’s all about you, the Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Keep reminding us of this.

Consume us afresh, humble us again, and liberate us for your praise. As you grant us a fresh awareness of your holiness and grace, we will seek to declare your worth with our minds, hearts, and bodies—a whole person response for a wholly-grace salvation. Inform us; inflame us; renew us.

Pour out your Spirit upon us, Father. Our worship is vain apart from the Spirit’s work and presence. We don’t want to give you mere lip-worship, empty ritual, or rote liturgy. Free us to glory in Christ Jesus—to boast, rejoice and rest in everything Jesus has done for us.

Turn our theology into doxology, our singing into adoration, and our learning into servanthood. May our worship be a sweet aroma to you, and a transforming power for us. Send us forth with your benediction, into a week of living and loving to your glory. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ exalted and loving name.