Gracious heavenly Father we gather this morning as the worshippers of old gathered in the synagogue. We come as they did, in expectation that you may speak to us through the reading of your word and the message that our brother/sister brings to us.
We pray Lord that your spirit would be on them this morning and that you would enable them to announce the good news to the poor, and proclaim that today God’s time has come.
Help us to see you in our act of worship and to be encouraged in our journey with you.
We ask all these things in the name of the one who was indeed the word made flesh.