Opening Prayer: 1 Kings 19

Here’s an opening invocation inspired by 1 Kings 19: 8-15.  It was written by Rev. Heather a. Moody.

Opening Invocation
(from 1 Kings 19: 8-15)

O God, you come to us not in the chaos of the whirlwind,
not in the roar of the earthquake, not in the crackling heat of the fire,
but in the sound of sheer silence. 
Quiet our minds, bring peace to our hearts and stillness to our bodies
that we might meet you in that silence. 
Help us to listen for your still, small voice. 
Give us the courage to go wherever you lead us,
trusting that you will prepare the way. 
We pray this in the name of our Companion on the journey,
Jesus the Christ.

~ written by Rev. Heather A. Moody, and posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website.