The first church that I attended after becoming a Christian was a Cantonese speaking Methodist church in
We begin with the Call to Worship where we invite everyone to gather and worship the Creator, we call them out from their daily activities to come into His presence. Reading the Psalms (the prayer book and hymn book that Jesus used) together is a wonderful way to do this. For example, Psalm 95 is a beautiful call to worship that we like to use.
and extol him with music and song.
the great King above all gods.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
7 for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.
I ask for glory to shine on my name
I ask for love, I can possess
I ask for God and His angels to bless me
Finally, Esmeralda prays this prayer:
I ask for nothing
I can get by
But I know so many
Less lucky than I
Please help my people
The poor and downtrod
I thought we all were
The children of God