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“Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God and having Jesus as my Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
"Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sins to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gifts to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."
Most of churches on earth were having online worship the first two years when the pandemic began in March 2020 until some churches returned to in person worship last January. Our church started to have in person services again in February last year.
Now, back to today's question: Does online worship work?
John 4 is dealing with the same question that the Samaritan woman asked Jesus:
You Jews claim the place we must worship is Jerusalem, so does we as Samaritans worship at Mount Gerizim work?
Jesus told the woman that it is not the place of worship but we must worship God in the Spirit and in truth. It means that we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that we can be in the presence of God and we need to truly open our hearts and souls to worship God, if not, we are only doing a religious activity.
If we really have the presence of God and truly open our hearts and souls, then we can be able to listen to what Jesus is speaking to us and we can be able to receive the living water from Jesus. We will truly be satisfied!
If you have that kind of worship, then your online worship works!
But, joining the online worship of your own church should be the best because your church is your spiritual home that Jesus gives you. What is better than to worship God with your own family members!
Of course, if you can go back to your church to worship in person is the best!