1: On your way to church, take a moment to pray for your pastor, worship leaders, Sunday School teachers, ushers and all the volunteers who will probably be at the church a good hour before you arrive.
A. Ask the Lord to pour fresh revelation, wisdom and understanding into your pastors during their daily quiet time and during their weekly preparation for Sunday.
B. Ask God to speak encouragement to their hearts and to give them the stamina they need to fulfill the tasks of the day.
C. Ask the Lord to refresh their spirits and lift off the heavy burdens that leadership often places on their shoulders.
D. Ask the Lord to bless their families, their finances and their homes.
2: On your way to church, take time to be thankful.
A. Give thanks for the awesome privilege that God has granted you to freely worship without fear of persecution from the government or extremist terrorists. Take a moment to pray for those who do not share the same luxury.
B. Give thanks that you have a way to church, whether that be by foot, bike, bus, train or car.
C. Give thanks you are healthy enough to attend church.
3: On your way to church, prepare your own heart to be a blessing to those sitting around you today. Ask the Lord if there is anyone you could bless with a warm smile, a handshake, a hug or a brief word of prayer.
4: Schedule an extra 15 minutes in your time allotted for church to help tidy up.
I can guarantee you’ll come home from church with a smile on your face!
Until Next Week
© 2016 Katherine Walden
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