A Saturday prayer to prepare our hearts for Sunday worship

rainy day blues
Lord, I thank you that You are unchanging.  Not like my emotions- which fluctuate with rainy or sunny days; with discouraging times and things going well; with discontentment of my soul and times of pure joy.  You are a Rock, and I am so thankful I can depend on Your love, mercy and grace- even when I am being unlovable.  Help me live out Hebrews 13: 15, “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise- the fruit of lips that confess His name.”  Even when I wake up, and my mood matches the grey, rainy day- let me offer you a ‘sacrifice of praise’- praising Your name even when I don’t feel like doing that.  That is truly a sacrifice when my spirit sings praise and drags my reluctant will along until I am wholly filled with Your Spirit and ready to start my day.  Amen
Claren Holmes, Stephen Ministry Leader