Opening prayer: Psalm 147

Here’s an opening prayer based on Psalm 147, the suggested psalm reading for February 5, 2012 (the fifth Sunday after Epiphany).  It was written by Mary J. Scifres.

Opening Prayer
(based on Psalm 147)

Gracious God,
hear our songs.
Gather us in as one people,
that we may worship you as one body.
Heal our broken hearts and bind up our wound.
that we may come into your presence
healthy and whole.
As we seek your wisdom.
Help us to discern your greatness,
as we honor the power and glory of your love.

— written by Mary J. Scifres, and posted on the Ministry Matters website. 

For more worship resources for February 5, 2012 (the fifth Sunday after Epiphany), click on Epiphany 5B in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.

For more prayer resources on this blog, see the Scriptural Index of Prayers at the upper right side of the page.