Sometimes we come to worship thinking that we are there to be brought along. We come with the expectation that others have done the work of getting things ready and we can just jump in and have great worship. In Psalm 57, after beginning with a cry to God for mercy in the midst of the struggles of life, the Psalmist takes us to worship with these words:
7 My heart, O God, is steadfast,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.
8 Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.
Connected here are some resources for preparing ourselves each week for worship.