Lord, we will gather as your people today, indwelt by your Spirit, hungering for your Word, anticipating the edifying blessing of your gifts, given to us to serve one another. Enliven our praises with a vision of your glory through the eyes of faith. Show us the glory of the gospel–give us a sight of Calvary and may our hears burst with joy and gratefulness. As we share communion may we feel the comforting assurance and shocking sacrifice of your death. Fix our hopes on heaven and purify our cravings for this world. As we listen to your Word, comfort the grieving, strengthen the weary, seek the lost, gather the wandering, redirect our hearts to you. Be our Shepherd, and lead us to green pastures and still waters in your presence.