Father God. We praise you with songs our whole life long. We serve you gladly and enter your presence with singing. We remember that you are God: you made us; we belong to you; we are your people—the sheep of one shepherd. We come to church with thanksgiving and trust your judgment. Your praise fills our hearts and we bless your name. For you are good and your love never fails us—even as we, ourselves, pass away (Ps 100). In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen.