Here’s an opening prayer inspired by Psalm 32. It comes from the Archives page of the Lectionary Sermons website.
Prayer of Invocation
(inspired by Psalm 32)
Our hearts are blessed as we gather before You today, O Lord,
for you have given us freedom from all our transgressions
and joy in exchange for heavy hearts.
You are the refuge we seek when we are troubled
and the courage we need when we venture into our days.
Bless us today with Your steadfast love
as we declare our trust in You. Amen.
~ posted on the Archives page of the Lectionary Sermons website. http://www.lectionarysermons.com/ARCH-W.html