A little while back I encouraged people with a simple plan to prepare their hearts for worship. I gave it some thought and decided that I want to contribute some help to your effort. So, I will try to weekly (on Friday) post a “Heart Prep for Sunday” post that you can use as you get ready to worship with your congregation. You will notice that I added a short “read” section that was not included in the plan at the above link. It doesn’t add much extra time.
Begin with a short prayer asking God to help you focus on Him rather than on the craziness of your week.
You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your resto in safety.19 You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid.
Say a short prayer to God about your hope in Him alone. Thank Him for his help in getting you through a recent difficult situation.