You are our God, and we praise You;
no other is worthy of praise like You.
May our gathering together bring You delight
as we worship You in the splendor of Your holiness.
There is no other Name –
no hero, no leader, no friend, no preacher –
who deserves praise like You;
receive all our praise, oh God.
Then let our daily lives overflow from this gathering
as a living sacrifice of worship offered upon
the altar of our praise to You.
Take each thought, word, and deed
and receive them as worship,
even as You refine them in holiness more and more.
As we walk this earth day by day,
may the sweet aroma of Christ emanate from our lives
in the incense of prayer.
May that sweet smell overwhelm and counteract
the stench of death in this world,
drawing people to the good news
of Jesus the Messiah and Risen King.
Receive our praises, oh God,
and take our lives, oh God,
for Your highest praise.
[This is part of a series of prayers for Sunday worship preparation that begins here.]