The following are Prayers of Worship from the wonderful book “Praying the Book of Revelation” by Elmer L. Towns.
Your Time to Worship
Lord, show me what You want me to do for You while I wait for Your return. Holy Spirit, lead me!
Lord, I’ll do what You want me to do. Holy spirit, empower me!
Lord, I often fail You, and I’m often too weak to serve You properly. Holy Spirit, help me!
Lord, I want to improve on the things I do for You. Holy Spirit, teach me!
Lord, help me not to procrastinate with my responsibilities, because You are coming back soon. Holy Spirit, quicken me!
Lord, because I know you are coming for me, and will receive me to Yourself, I worship You in anticipation. Holy Spirit, receive me.
Your Time to Worship
Lord, Your holiness is a glaring contrast to my unrighteousness and uncleanness. Forgive me; don’t look on my sins!
Lord, Your holiness makes You infinitely superior to anything I am or do. Forgive my sin and give me a desire to be holy!
Lord, You stand above and beyond me in holiness; higher than any existence I know or experience. Forgive my failures and lift me to you!
Lord, You infinite greatness and power make me realise how small and weak I am. Forgive my weakness and give me strength!
Lord, Your holy standards are so pure I cannot attain them. Forgive me and make me perfect in Christ!
Lord, You have remained holy and majestic, no matter how much I resist and oppose You. Forgive my doubts and give me a heart to worship You!
What I Learned about John’s worship from the Revelation 4:1-11
God does not need anything because He has everything; the only thing I can give to God that He doesn’t already have is my praise.
I will worship God when I first enter Heaven – not look for family, friends, or anything else.
I can worship God as perfectly as angels in Heaven, because worship is measured by our sincerity, not our perfection.
I don’t deserve any rewards for anything I’ve done for God. All my accomplishments were completed because He motivated me and gave me strength to do them.
I must magnify God for the greatness of His creation.