LORD of hosts,
Almighty King of all the earth,
You are worthy of all our praise
and deserve the best of what we have to offer.
Help us to give careful thought to our ways,
that we may not be found wanting
in presenting all of who we are
and all of what we have to You.
In Haggai’s day, You called the people to rebuild Your house,
strengthening them to accomplish the task by Your grace.
In our day, help us to hear Your calling for the church,
and strengthen us to accomplish that calling by Your grace.
May no opposition overcome us
and no circumstances dissuade us
from giving ourselves fully to You
and Your mission upon earth.
All this we pray, through Jesus Christ,
to whom, with You and the Holy Spirit
be all honor and glory, now and forever.