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Prayers Before Meeting

Featured on this page are sample prayers for business & staff meetings, a short prayer film for opening a church or work meeting, and links to more prayers suitable for bible studies, church services, weddings or leaders gatherings:-

(A sample prayer suitable for an important business or work meeting)

Lord, before I go into this meeting, I still myself before you. For you are filled with beauty and light, and care deeply about me.
Help me to listen, before speaking.
Help me to fully understand these people, before making my case.
Help me to value and appreciate the ones I am about to meet, before thinking of my own concerns and anxieties.
May your light enfold me.
May your spirit guide me.
May your grace abound in me.
This is my prayer.


(a modern prayer for a meeting from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Opening Prayer

a printable prayer suitable for a meeting or event.
opening prayer for a meeting

Prayer for a Staff Meeting

Almighty God,

Thank you for the beauty and majesty we see in your creation. Thank you for the opportunity to care for the world you have made. We ask that your blessing would rest on this team, that you would give us great vision and enthusiasm for our work. Please bless the efforts of our hands, the bonds between us and the influence of our work in this location and beyond. Lord, as we plan and share together now, may you guide us by your Holy Spirit and lead us into all truth.

In Jesus name, Amen.

(a short prayer for a staff team meeting from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

A meeting prayer
(a prayer appropriate for a directors meeting or annual business meeting)

Lord, you have entrusted us as stewards of your creation
Please guide our hearts as we make our decisions
We seek you first in all we do together
We give you our business, our suppliers, our customers and our workforce
May we be always mindful of their service
We confess that we are nothing without you
And our trust is in you completely


(a modern prayer for a business meeting from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

The Promise

a prayer to say before a worship service or meeting:-

Dear Lord and Father,

Thank you that you promise us that where two or three are gathered you are there in the midst.
Lord we welcome You amongst us today and celebrate the gift of life that you have lavished upon each of us.
We ask that You would open our ears so that we may hear your voice.

Open our minds so that we may receive Your eternal wisdom.
Open our spirits so that we may know Your leading and guidance.
And open our hearts so that we may receive Your wonderful love.

We ask all this in the glorious name of Jesus.


(a opening prayer for a worship meeting from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Inspiring Opening Prayer

An example of a modern prayer suitable for a church meeting or service:-

Prayer before the start of a church meeting

Some ideas of things to pray for:-

Begin by reminding yourself that God is here, Jesus promises to be present whenever his children meet together - "...when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I'll be there". (The Message, Matthew 18:20)

Pray for the worship. Pray for your musicians, and technical people involved, such as those on the PA and screens if you have them. Pray that they will be inspired, encouraged and guided by God's Spirit. Especially pray for the worship leader - there is much to think about when leading a congregation in praise and song, pray that they will be able to worship God and hear from him as they lead others.

Pray for your guests at the meeting. It could be there are a number of people in your meeting yet to make a decision to follow Christ. Be mindful of them and "pray continually" (1 Thessalonians 5:17, NIV) for them. If you are involved leading the service, remember to monitor your language - avoid cliches and explain religious terminology if you need to use it.

Pray for "all the saints" e.g. those who have a personal faith in Christ. Pray that their hearts will be uplifted, that they will meet with God, and that their walk will be deepened with Him.

Pray for the speaker. It may be appropriate to gather around them and lay hands on them, if they feel comfortable with this. Pray for inspiration, clarity of thought and communication, and that they will be able to deliver everything that God has laid on their heart to speak about.

Finally, pray for unity. "How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!" (Psalm 133:1. NIV). This is the will of God - that we are one as he is one. So much of church history is riddled with divisions and factions. Pray for unity of heart, vision and purpose in the life of your church.

“Prayer is not learned in a classroom but in the closet.”

E. M. Bounds

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