Sovereign Lord, You tell us in the Scriptures that your church is being built together to become a dwelling in which you live by your Spirit. I pray that ______________________ and I will find that our whole heart prompts us to give offerings so that this sanctuary for you may be everything you want it to be. I pray that we will make our church and the entire church of Jesus Christ in our city and nation a sanctuary for you and that you will dwell among us. I pray that we will build this sanctuary according to the pattern you have shown us in your Word. Lord, the ark speaks of your very presence, and the atonement cover speaks of Christ's sacrifice on our behalf on the cross. I pray that each of us will know deep in our hearts that we can only come into your presence through the blood of Christ. I pray that as we draw near to you, you will meet with us in your unseen temple in the heavens, in that Most Holy Place, and speak with us and give us your commands. I pray that you will write the testimony of your truth and righteousness on our heart and in our spirit. Lord, the table symbolizes your desire to be in relationship with us and have fellowship with us. I pray that the "bread" of your Presence will be with us at all times, and that we will draw nourishing strength from you at every moment. The lampstand speaks of the illumination of your Spirit. I pray that as the lamps gave light to the holy place, so your Spirit and your Word will light the path in front of us that we may have your understanding and illumination and be able to see clearly by your light. May there be no darkness or deception in our mind or heart, but rather may every part of our soul be filled with the light of your truth and Spirit. This I ask in the name of Jesus, the Light of the world. Amen.