Consider What Great Things God Has Done...and Serve the Lord
Prepare my heart, Lord, that I may enter Your house to worship and confess Your holy name. Open my heart to the preaching of Your Word so that I repent of my sins and grow in grace and holiness. Let thanksgiving for Your gracious works overflow in my life by serving You. Similarly, look with grace upon the confirmands. Fill their hearts with joy and zeal for this day and promises they will make. Keep them faithful to You and to Your Word always. Amen.
The Apostle Paul encourages us to present our bodies as living sacrifices to God out of love and thanksgiving for all that He has done for us. The apostle continues by providing many examples of how we are able to serve our Lord with the gifts He gives us.