Opening Prayer: Faith, Hope and Love

Here’s an opening prayer inspired by 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.  It was written by Carol Penner.


Opening Prayer

(based on 1 Corinthians 13:1-13)


And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;

and the greatest of these is love.  I Cor.13:13


God of Gods:
We come to worship today to hear your good news,
to hear of faith, hope and love
ringing out from your kingdom.
We know that doubt, fear and hatred
can shake even the strongest.
Shape us into faithful hopeful people,
fill us with your love that passes all understanding.
We pray this together in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


~ written by Carol Penner, and Posted on Leading in Worship.