Opening Prayer: Romans 8:26-34

Here’s an opening prayer inspired by Romans 8:26-34. Feel free to revise it to suit your context.

Opening Prayer
(based on Romans 8:26-34)

Father God,
Your extravagant love has called us together.

Long before we even knew You,
You already knew us,
and had chosen us to be part of Your own family—
sisters and brothers with our Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
What amazing love You have shown toward us!

And so we come before You with praise and thanksgiving,
offering You the worship of our hearts and lives,
and opening ourselves to the prompting and leading of Your Holy Spirit.

Receive our worship—our praise and prayers and offerings—
through the intercession of Your Son, Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Lord.
May the time we spend here in Your presence
bring honour and glory to Your Name.