Heavenly Father we come into your house of worship remembering a time when the chosen disciples of Jesus were confused, fearful of their lives and without hope. When they believed all was lost Jesus came and stood among them bringing overwhelming joy and reawakening the purposes of His mission with them. So we rejoice today, because of their faithfulness in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.
And we come into our sanctuary of Grace United and, like the Psalmist of old, come with praises. We praise You for your immeasurable greatness; we praise You with our united voices, and the singing of the Choir; we praise You with the tambourines and chimes of the children and in the joy and abandon of their dances; and we pray that today we may experience the overwhelming joy that Jesus brings to our lives as He stands among us.
Based on readings for the week: John 20:19-31