Here’s an opening invocation inspired by the vine imagery in Isaiah 5 and Psalm 80. It was written by Henrietta Stith Andrews.
Prayer of Invocation
(inspired by Isaiah 5: 1-7, Psalm 80)
Most Gracious God
we greet you once again in this sacred space.
We have come because we need to be reminded
of your love and your expectations for our living.
We are like the vine you planted, watered and protected.
We know in our hearts
that we need, want and desire your presence in our lives.
So we come in prayer
and listen for your Word to speak to our hearts
and reveal again your desires for us. Amen.
~ written by Henrietta Stith Andrews, and posted on the Worship Ways website. http://www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways/