Gracious Everlasting Father, you are Yahweh Mekoddishkem. You are the God who sanctifies us. You are the God who indwells us through your Holy Spirit. You are the God who creates your temple within the human hearts of men and women. Thank you for calling and cleansing us to be your church. Grant your church wisdom, discernment and boldness to represent you faithfully. Let the church arise to glorify you in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:22 ESV)