Going to church is not like a trip to the grocery store, visiting a friend, or a Christian task to complete. It is a declaration that worshiping the risen Christ is more important to you than sleeping in, eating brunch, playing sports, or working around the house. It is celebrating the uniting of our broken world under the headship of Christ (Ephesians 1:10) and a proclamation to the spiritual realm of God’s manifold wisdom (3:10).
As such, we should not enter church like any other place, but should prepare our hearts in prayer.
As you leave for church, bring your own will before God and pray for those who will be attending your church. Let these 10 prayers set your mind on God’s purposes for church and prepare your heart to worship the King: