Read Psalm 15
Lord, who may enter your Temple?
Who may worship on Zion, your sacred hill?v
2 Those who obey God in everything
and always do what is right,
whose words are true and sincere,
3 and who do not slander others.
They do no wrong to their friends
nor spread rumours about their neighbours.
4 They despise those whom God rejects,
but honour those who obey the Lord.
They always do what they promise,
no matter how much it may cost.
5 They make loans without charging interest
and cannot be bribed to testify against the innocent.
Whoever does these things will always be secure.
When I read this Psalm, I am reminded that I’m not necessarily the kind of person who may enter God’s temple.
Then I remember that this would be a good Psalm to pray along the way – as one prepares for worship; examining myself, asking God to restore me; to heal me and make me worthy.
Lord, I know I’m not worthy to enter your Temple, to worship on Zion, your sacred hill. But with your help I can get there.