Leader: God, tonight we lay our expectations at the foot of your throne.
We know that expectations aren’t always a bad thing, but there are times when we let them get in our way.
All: You are trying to do this beautiful and holy thing. And instead of recognizing what You are doing, we complain. We argue. We are angry.
Leader: Instead of running to seek out the wisdom of Your Word, we would rather listen to our own words.
All: So tonight, we pray that you would take our false expectations, ideas and attitudes about who You are God and Your Kingdom. That You would remove the burdens that weigh us down, unstop our ears so we may hear, and open our eyes so we may see.
All: For this reason we kneel before the Father. For He is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church & in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen!