1 John 2:15 (NIV)
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.
PREPARING OUR HEARTS:
Heavenly Father, Our sin deserves Your judgement. Our trespasses are worthy of Your wrath, yet we seek Your forgiveness. We are sorry for our tendencies toward selfishness. It is clear that with You we bring nothing to the table, yet You give freely to us. Without You, there is nothing, but with You, there is everything. Fix our eyes on Your perfection and goodness so that we may experience Your love and power. In Jesus’ Holy Name we pray. Amen.
Silence: 2 minutes