Here’s an opening prayer inspired by Psalm 8. It comes from My Redeemer Lives website.
Prayer of Invocation
(inspired by Psalm 8)
words are not enough to express Your awesomeness,
Your majesty, Your holiness.
Our highest expressions of theology are but baby talk next to You:
Your creation, Your very self.
Make us aware, through Your Holy Spirit,
that You are here among us.
May this awareness lead us to approach this hour more carefully.
The words we speak, the tunes we sing,
the thoughts we think, the joy and sadness we feel,
may these be pleasing to You.
For in spite of the inadequacy of our words,
this worship is addressed to You.
Make it complete, whole, full to overflowing,
O God, our rock, and our redeemer.
In Christ we pray. Amen.
~ posted on My Redeemer Lives website.