“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.”
We enter your gates with thanksgiving on our lips for what you have done for us. We gladly enter into your presence with praise on our lips for who you are. Today we will praise you in the sanctuary of our hearts and with others shout praises into the holy hush of the sanctuary at the appointed hour. We turn our total attention to you and you along giving thanks with our whole heart, the whole of our very being. Amen.
“Prayer is the human response to the perpetual outpouring of love by which God lays siege to every soul. When our reply to God is most direct of all, it is called adoration. Adoration is the spontaneous yearning of the heart to worship, honor, magnify, and bless God.”
Richard J. Foster
Prayer: Finding The Heart's True Home