God of our fathers and mothers—
of all the generations who have come before us—
holy is Your name.
We gather in Your presence with praise and thanksgiving
for the faithful love You have shown toward Your people,
for the many blessings You have given to us.
Your promises are eternal,
and they are backed by the honor of Your name.
Thank you for Your faithful presence among us,
even when we are not fully aware of it.
Continue to reveal Yourself to us.
Open our eyes to see You here among us;
open our ears to hear Your Word.
For surely, You are with us in this place.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray.
Christine Longhurst, Nazarene Worship Minister in Canada
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Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it.