Lord, hear our prayer:
Father, we come from a world where nothing is certain and where nothing is easy. We come to you with confidence, to offer a little more of our lives to you. We come knowing that you will ask nothing of us that we cannot face, nothing we cannot do, nothing we cannot give, so long as we rely on the presence and power of the risen Christ. Father, we ask that by your Holy Spirit you will enable us to offer you worship that is centered not on ourselves and our needs, but on you and on you alone.