Opening Prayer For Prayer Meeting

Prayers for Meetings and Ceremonies

Opening Prayer For Prayer Meeting

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Almighty God,

You are our Creator and our Sustainer.

You are our Light and our Fortress.

You are our Wisdom and our Strength.

We ask for your guiding hand to lead us through this meeting.

May we approach our tasks with wisdom, and may we approach our members with respect.

May our conduct create an environment of cooperation and kindness.

Thank you for helping us to accomplish our work this day.

We ask these things in your powerful name,


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon

Prayer for a Ceremony

to open

a new medical facility

Almighty God,

We come before you today tohonor you as our Creator and our Healer.

We gather today to thank you for thisbeautiful new medical facility.

We ask that you would put your hand olessing on this building, and on all the medical equipment, andon all the men and women who will be working here to bring your healing to the sickand injured.

We especially ask that you would pour outyour healing mercies on those who will come here in need of help.

Lord, we pray that this place would notonly be a place of healing, but also a place of kindness and compassion.

May your heavenly peace be feltin this building.

We pray all this in your holy name,


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon

More Prayers for Meetings

Lord of all Creation,

We come today to honor you  –  andto remind ourselves of your pivotal place in our lives.

We ask for your blessings on this meeting.

We ask that your wisdom would guide us as we seek to accomplishthe goals on today’s agenda.

Thank you for the opportunities you give us to serve you and to serveothers.

May our actions and our attitudes please you this day.

We pray these things in your mighty name,


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Opening Prayer for Meetings


Wecome today to bow our heads and open this meeting in prayer.

Weask that you would bless our speaker (speakers) and that you would bless our time togethertoday.

Maywe grasp those things that you want us to understand.

Mayour hearts always be ready to respond to you and your wisdom.

Wepray these things in Jesus’ name,


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Prayer for Ceremonies


Wegive you praise and honor as we begin these festivities.

Wegather today to celebrate this historic event.

Weare thankful to you and to all those who have worked so hard to put this eventtogether.

Weask that this day be a day of reflection and refreshment.

Maywe remember the deeper meanings of this day as we share enjoyable fellowship withone another.

Wepray these things in your glorious name,


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Prayer Before a Sunday school class

Two Opening Prayers

before a Sunday school class

Dear Heavenly Father,

We come today to spend time in yourWord.

Bless this time together. Guide our thoughts and cleanse our hearts.

In Ephesians 5:26, you tell us thatyou wash us with the water of the Word of God. Thank you that as we study yourWord today you will – Wash Us with your Word. Thank you that you will wash us, cleanse us,refresh us, and redirect us –  with your Word.

In love and devotion we pray,


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Loving Lord,

Thank you for our Sunday school teacher and for our pastor, and for our church.

Lord, we are here with an open heart wanting to learn more about you.

We come to you today asking you to help us gain the steadfastness, the strength, and the determination that we need to follow you closely every day.

We pray this prayer in the Mighty and Miraculous name of Jesus Christ,


Copyright© 2017 Beth McLendon of

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Opening Prayer For Prayer Meeting

“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” Ephesians 6:18 NLT

Instead of back-building worry and anxiety as we attempt to forecast an unknown future, Paul begs us to “Pray about everything in every way you know how!” (Ephesians 6:18 VOICE).

Stop to consider what the situations of our daily lives might look if we paused to pray into them and about them more feverishly.

Whether you are starting a business meeting, church service, or family event you can use these prayers to join together to ask God for guidance and blessing.

Prayer can change our situation. It can move the heart of God. And I believe sometimes prayer allows us to understand our situations, rather than affect the outcome. Our hearts change as we seek God’s wisdom and Truth.

King David, living in OT times, did not experience prayer the way we do today. Yet, even He knew that true peace came only from God.

In Psalm 3, as he faces yet another terrifying and humiliating season of his life, he chooses to focus on God’s character and faithfulness.

“O Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’ But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.” Psalm 3:1-3 NIV

Here are five powerful opening prayers to help focus our efforts on striving for the peace that transcends all understanding. Use them to begin asking God to bless and guide your time together! 

1. An Opening Prayer for a Meeting

Thank You for every seat that has been filled here, today. For each mind and heart that fills the presence of this room, we thank You. Only You truly know what we are setting out to accomplish today.

We have an idea, a vision, hints, and daily instructions. We have talents, abilities, and time to work. However, only You can see in perfect detail the end of every beginning. Every project, every season, every life.

Nothing is ever in vain, for even mistakes and missteps are used for good.

Your righteousness transcends all our efforts and understanding. Forgive us for our pride. The pride that puffs us up and the pride that threatens to unqualify us. Strengthen our confidence in who You have made us to be. Set us free from comparison in order to work together efficiently.

Bless this meeting today, all those present, as well as the lives of those we will encounter afterward. Ready us to make every moment count.

In Jesus’ Name,

2. A Prayer to Open an Event

Praise You for this event, and Your purpose for it. We know that when we gather together, You always have a divine agenda. We love You for that, Father. That even when we have done what You have asked, the results are so much greater than we ever could have imagined. Even in failed attempts, You blow us away with Your faithfulness to provide what we need.

Our prayer today is that Your will be done through this event. Take what we have prepared and multiply our efforts as only You can. Steer our intentions to align with Your righteous will. Remind us of Your faithful provision when our efforts fail us or fall short.

May all glory go up to You when we reach the finish line and climb over benchmarks. Blanket us with Your peace today, Father. Keep us physically safe and guard our hearts and minds from pride and selfishness.

Keep love at the forefront of our minds today, and the guiding light for all we set out to accomplish and celebrate.

In Jesus’ Name,

3. An Opening Prayer for Group Humility and Peace

As we gather together, we praise You for this day and Your purpose for it. Reset our agendas, as we sit in Your presence. For You assure us that where two or more gather in Your name You are here.

Recalibrate our intentions and refocus our hearts. Your will for our lives does not always reflect our plans. Change them to reflect Your will.

Help us to understand that we don’t need full clarity to walk into the unique purpose You’ve inlaid in our lives.

Lift our eyes to seek You first today, and always, surrendering our need to achieve, understand, and be known. Shift our perspective to seek Your peace above all else.

In every situation we ponder in our daily lives, let the Holy Spirit translate Your commands. Give us renewed strength and godly courage to obey You without questioning.

Forgive us for striving beyond our means, worrying, and forcing results.

Only You know what lies ahead. You are our good Father, just and righteous. Though our circumstances will be unfair from time to time in this life, You are always our unwavering protector and shield (Psalm 3:3).

Keep the words of King David fresh in our minds, and renew our hearts to the tune of Your truth.“I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

” Psalm 3:5 NIV Let Your peace rain down on us today, as we seek You more than anything else.

In Jesus’ Name,

4. A Prayer for Group Peace and Understanding

As the events of the day continue to unfold, we seek Your clarity and Your peace. We know You are with us and for us as we gather together to seek Your counsel. Scripture reminds us the more we seek You the more we will find You. Lead our surrendered hearts to the path of Your peace today.

Come fully into our situation, both as a group and individually. And sort out the muddled feelings and distorted thoughts that plague us. Cover us with a blanket of honesty and patience that is not of this world.

Holy Spirit, translate our desires and pleadings, and may we understand the faithful response of our great Father. Jesus walked the earth to explain so much to us, and to save us from eternal suffering. Yet, on this earth He promised us that we would encounter much pain.

Struggling for solutions amidst differing personalities can seem impossible. Thankfully, we are not expected to be perfect. Thankfully, we’re told in the Bible that we will all fall short.

So, as we sit here today, let us release the bind of blame in exchange for accord. Help us to endure disagreement and strife with godly courage and love.

Grant us peace in knowing we are pursuing Your purpose for our lives.

In Jesus’ Name,

5. A Prayer to Glorify God after Group Success

We are here today to celebrate great success! In a world full of chaos and calamity, we are embracing a moment of triumph in Your name and for Your glory. Once again, we have experienced the miracle of Your sustenance, as King David so appropriately penned in Psalm 4:7: “You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.”

Father, our hearts, the very center of our humanity and our souls, are filled by You. In extreme emotion, this indescribable feeling is even more pronounced.

We are aware that we could not see this great success come to fruition without the individual purpose You have put in each person here today.

Thank You for bringing us together to accomplish this great feat for Your glory, though the odds were stacked against us as they often are.   

Guard our hearts from pride and selfish gain as we celebrate today. Let it fuel our faith in You as our provider and our sustainer. Filler of our hearts. May all glory for our achievements go up to You today and always.

In Jesus’ Name,

Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ on her blog, // She is a stay-at-home mom, freelance writer, blogger, and preparing to release her first book, “Friends with Everyone.” She resides in Northern Ohio with her husband of eleven years, two daughters, and their Golden-doodle.

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