As we gather here in the harbour of your safety
We thank you for fellowship and family.
We ask that you will strengthen us, restore us and inspire us with your love.
Lord, would you fill us with your peace
So that as we journey onwards
We would pour out your love and grace to others.
We ask that our souls would catch the wind of your spirit
so that we would take your promises to all the earth.
(an opening prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Opening Prayer for a Meeting
We thank you for everyone gathered here now.
Thank you that you know each of us by name and have caused us to walk with You.
We say that we are dependant on You and our trust is in You completely.
As we surrender ourselves in adoration we ask that You would come by Your Holy Spirit and inspire our hearts today.
Come fill our lives with Your love,
Fill our conversations with Your grace and truth,
Fill this meeting with Your presence.
We ask this for Your glory and praise.
(a modern opening prayer for a meeting from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
a printable version suitable for a program or event.
Opening Prayer for Worship or a Church Service
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)
Opening Prayer for a Wedding Service
Lord God Almighty,
Creator of the heavens and earth.
Thank you for the gift of marriage
For all the joy and love that it brings us.
We thank you for N.
(bride) and N.
Thank you that you have brought them together for this special day,
And that you hold them safely in Your hands.
We pray that you would richly bless them as they exchange their vows and their wedding rings,
And from this day forward they would walk hand in hand into everything that you have destined them to be.
We give our hearts and beings to You now in adoration,
And welcome Your Holy Spirit amongst us.
(a opening prayer for a marriage ceremony from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Opening Prayer for a Bible Study
God, you have made the heavens and the earth.
You have revealed your beauty in creation
and inspired the book that we are now about to study.
Please help us now as we read together.
Take us deeper into understanding more about you
and your love for us.
(a opening prayer for a bible study from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
The divine pattern of prayer is to pray to the Father, in the name of the Son, with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Business Meeting Prayer
Lord, you have entrusted use 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 suitable for opening a directors or business meeting from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Sometimes you may want to start your meeting or service by everyone praying together. In which case, a traditional prayer may be useful. Here are some suggestions:
• The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven...
• The Glory Be
Glory be to the Father...
• The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity...