O Lord, we want to enter Your presence, worshiping you face to face, awed by Your majesty, Your greatness, and Your glory, yet totally encouraged by Your love. Yet we find at times there is a coldness in our hearts, a hardness towards You, an unwillingness to admit our sin and our deep need for You. Forgive us for Jesus' sake. Come near and by Your Spirit strengthen us so that Christ reigns supreme within us, in every thought, word, and deed. Give us a faith that purifies the heart, overcomes the world, works by love, fastens us to You, always clings to the cross, and stands on the Gospel by which we are saved. In Jesus' name, Amen.