I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1
Dearest Lord, Your desire to bring Your fallen children back to the Garden is greater than sins that exiled us to east of Eden; for in sending Your Son Jesus Christ You demonstrated a love perennial, a Covenant ever-growing and ever-green, and in Jesus the desert has already begun to bloom;
You graciously cultivate our lives through Word, Sacrament, and Prayer, and especially as these pure spiritual nutrients are applied in the sacred time of public worship;
So, sprinkle clean water upon us, tonight, as we
Prepare our hearts in prayer and meditation to
Wonderful Words of life;
So, anoint us tonight, Father, that we may praise You in Spirit and Truth tomorrow, thereby joining in the present transformation of Paradise Regained;
Through Jesus our Lord. Amen.