Posted by: Bob Clark | November 13, 2009

Together on the Altar

a reflective prayer based on Romans 12

God our Father,

We are thankful for the opportunity to gather
as a church family to worship You.
For You are worthy of worship.
And glory.
And honor.

And we want our worship to continue throughout the week.
Long after we have left our gathering place
to go to our homes
to our places of business
to our schools.

We want to be sacrifices,
living sacrifices
to You.

We offer our bodies to You
in holy living
as a way of continuing our worship.

On the altar we think differently —
not thinking too highly of ourselves,
yet not forgetting how You have gifted us.

On the altar we react differently —
not seeking revenge,
but allowing others to wrong us.

On the altar we live differently —
we live for You
rather than for ourselves.

So here we are on the altar —
living sacrifices.
Please accept our worship as we gather.
Please accept our worship as we go home.

In Jesus’ name,
AMEN.

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