Prayer of Worship

Revelation 4:11

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

God’s Word commands us to “take delight” in Him. The words of Psalm 37:4 are in the imperative. “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” The command confronts us in our complacency and calls us to a higher way of thinking. That isn’t easy – it cost us something. But even though it begins as work, it doesn’t end that way. God never leaves us where we are. With every effort we make to draw near, we’re promised He will come close to us. He not only gives you your heart’s desire, He becomes it.” 

From “Let’s Pray” by James Banks

Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you
Explain – what does the passage mean?
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today?
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?

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