Pastor's Pen

Lord, help me worship you with an undistracted heart!


Dear Friends, Thank you so much for being with us on this Lord’s Day morning. Going to church is not like a trip to the grocery store, visiting a friend, or a Christian task to complete.

It is a declaration that worshiping the risen Christ is more important to you than sleeping in, eating brunch, playing sports, or working around the house. It is celebrating the uniting of our broken world under the headship of Christ (Ephesians 1:10) and a proclamation to the spiritual realm of God’s manifold wisdom (3:10).

As such, we should not enter church like any other place, but should prepare our hearts in prayer. Below is a prayer to set your mind on God’s purposes for church and prepare your heart to worship the King:

Lord, help me worship you with an undistracted heart.

Heavenly Father, this morning—and all of history—is about you. Please help me worship you with an undistracted heart. You know how my mind wanders to my upcoming week, present worries, and thoughts of others and other things.

Help me put those thoughts away and focus on you and your glory. Would your Spirit cause my heart, soul, mind, and strength to exalt your Holy Name in my singing, listening to Your Word, and interacting with your people. In the light of His glory and grace, Pastor Doug Next Sund