Loving Lord, we thank you for bringing us together today and come now to pray for our time of fellowship. We ask that as we gather this morning we will feel your presence just as your friends at Bethany felt it when you visited Mary, Martha and Lazarus.
As we gather round your word today may it be that you will speak through your servant as they lead our worship, bless them in their ministry and use them to bring your word to us this morning.
Help us to worship you in spirit and in truth and Lord we ask that you will be all that we need today and through the coming week.
We ask all these things in the name of our Lord and redeemer.