Opening Prayer: Proper 10 B

Here’s an opening prayer from Bruce Prewer, inspired Ephesians 1:3 and Psalm 24, two of the suggested scripture texts for Proper 10 B (Ordinary 15 B).

Prayer: Seeking God’s Help
(inspired by Ephesians 1:3, Psalm 24)

Let us pray.

God of secret purposes and extravagant blessings,
we come to praise you.
We come because we want to,
we sing our songs because we are glad to,
we pray for your grace because we need to,
and we ask for the love of Christ in our hearts
because without it we are a dead loss.

Please lift every shutter within our mind,
and open every door within our soul,
that you, the Lord of glory, the God of countless hosts,
may come in.
Through Christ Jesus, the joy of loving hearts.  Amen!

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page.