Feb 15, 2013

Opening Prayer: Psalm 63


Here’s an opening prayer of praise based on Psalm 63:1-8.

 

Opening Prayer of Praise

(inspired by Psalm 63: 1-8)

 

O God, You are our God, the One in whom we trust.

We’ve gathered together today to worship You—

to open our hearts and minds to Your presence.

We long to meet You here, and to hear Your voice.

 

We come with confidence,

  because we’ve met You here before;

  we’ve been awed and inspired by Your glory and Your power.

We come with gratitude,

  because we’ve known Your steadfast love—

  a love which is better than life itself.

 

And so we praise You—

lifting our voices, lifting our hands

in joy and expectation.

 

Come among us in Your power.

Pour out Your spirit on our thirsty souls,

that we may be filled with Your goodness and love.  Amen.