Here’s an opening prayer of invocation written by Kristin Holbrook.
Prayer of Invocation
as we gather in this place to worship you,
we know that all across the globe,
men and women, children and youths, gather as well to be your church
in all times, in all places, in all languages, in all cultures.
Pour out your Spirit upon your church universal,
that all who gather in your name
and all who praise you
may feel your presence,
know your will,
and have the courage to do what you are calling us to do.
We pray in the name of the One God. Amen.
~ written by Kristin Holbrook, and posted on the Roanoke UMC website.