Father of us all —
Praise to you for your wisdom and for the salvation you have brought to us in Jesus the Lord.
We thank you for showing us the way and for the revelation that has come to us by your Holy Spirit.
What a blessing to be a part of the family of faith! Help us to exercise all restraint, patience, and tolerance toward our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Teach us how to forgive others, from the forgiveness we receive daily through the Cross of Christ.
Thank you for blessing our lives through the gifts that are exercised in the body of Christ. Bless us that we might be a blessing to others.
Make our time together this day to be edifying. May our love be strengthened for each other, genuine, sincere, and dedicated. Jog our memory around the Table, that we might humbly receive your presence and rejoice in your goodness.
By the power of Jesus’ life, Amen.
Lord, make this a blessed day for edifying the saints. Put in our hearts to serve you and to seek out every opportunity for doing good. Make us see the good that can be done by being present with the family of faith.
Help us all to ask what we can do to serve and encourage one another. Put a needy brother or sister in our path.
Help us to use our time today in preparation for making our meeting informative, inspiring, and motivating. May our meetings in this way reach the mind, the emotions, and the will.
Lord of life and loving Savior, on this day when the church meets together according to the commandment of Jesus Christ,
- Let me be useful to the eternal kingdom;
- Show me someone who is in need of spiritual guidance;
- Help me to be a friend to a lonely person;
- Put me in the path of someone who is seeking the way to you;
- Give me wisdom to speak words of comfort and hope;
- Make my joy and peace to shine as evidence of your salvation;
- Let my purpose today be to edify others and to glorify you.
For edification, Lord, let all be done
Within the loving church, among the saints:
Uphold the weak, give strength to those who run,
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Each time beloved brethren meet,
Help me, O Lord, fulfill a need:
To wash a brother’s or sister’s feet,
To give a cup of water or feed
A hungry soul, to cheerfully greet
The lonely or broken heart, to guide
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