Heavenly Father, thank you that though you are utterly holy and beyond us, you have come near and made yourself known to us through Christ. How wonderful that this means we can be brought close, into the most holy place and serve you with joy as a son and father. Thank you that you bring us into your good plans for the world and we ask that we might grow in our desire to live out the good works you have prepared for us. Help us to join together in prayer, asking that you might shape us more and more and work in us for your glory. Please help us to pray together more as a group this semester.