Jul 31, 2011

Opening Prayer: Matthew 14:22-33

Here is a possible opening prayer based on Matthew 14:22-33, where Jesus comes to the disciples walking on the water.  Feel free to revised it to suit your voice and your needs.

Opening Prayer for Worship
(based on Matthew 14:22-33)

Gracious God,
we gather once again to offer You praise and thanksgiving
for Your unfailing love and faithfulness,
shown most clearly through Your Son, Jesus Christ.

Grant us grace to worship You in spirit and in truth.
Through the power of Your Holy Spirit,
open our eyes to recognize You here among us.
Give us courage to step out in faith to meet You,
and confidence to follow where You lead.

For You are our God,
and we are Your people, called by Your name.

In the name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord. 

Matthew 14:22-33 is one of the suggested scripture texts for August 7, 2011 (the eighth Sunday after Pentecost).  For more worship resources for this Sunday, click on Proper 14A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.  


For other prayers and prayer resources on this blog, see this Prayer index.