A prayer acknowledging God’s eternality and omnipresence.
Our Lord and our God,
You are awesome and majestic;
great and mighty;
love and light.
We adore you our King.
You are greatly to be praised.
Who is a God like you, O Lord;
majestic in holiness;
awesome in glorious deeds?
Who in the skies can be compared to You?
Who among the heavenly beings is like You?
All nations before you are like a drop from a bucket,
or dust on the scales.
O LORD God of hosts, there is none like you.
For You alone are God.
We praise You that You are the eternal God.
The King of ages, immortal, invisible.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or you had formed the earth, You were there.
When this present world passes away, You will remain.
From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
The same yesterday and today and forever.
We acknowledge that You are present in all places and at all times.
That You are not far from each one of us;
that we cannot hide from You;
that we cannot escape Your presence or outrun You.
And this means You see all things:
You know when we sit down and when we rise up.
You are intimately aware of all our ways.
Before a word is on our tongues you know it completely.
And even the thoughts and intents of our hearts are fully known by You.
This knowledge amazes us.
It is beyond our comprehension.
And yet it exposes us, because You see the darkness in us.
Our breaking of Your law.
You see what we do in secret when no-one is looking.
We cry out to You for mercy.
For You to show kindness to us.
We do so in the Name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour.
Trusting in His finished work.
Trusting in His blood without which there can be no forgiveness.
Trusting in His righteousness without which we cannot be accepted by You.
Gracious God, Merciful Father,
We praise You that in Your Son there is wonderful hope.
That we can draw near to You by faith, and be welcomed into Your presence,
because He is the way, the truth and the life.
We praise You that Your presence and knowledge no longer need terrify us,
but is a great comfort to us.
Help us by Your Spirit to give to You the praise and honour and glory You deserve.