Opening Prayer: 1 Corinthians 1: 18-31

Here’s an opening prayer inspired by 1 Corinthians 1: 18-31 and 1 Corinthians 3:18-20.  It comes from My Redeemer Lives website.

Opening Prayer
(inspired by 1 Corinthians 1: 18-31, 1 Corinthians 3:18-20)

O God,
we trust in Your power,
even as it is often found in weakness;
in Your wisdom,
even as it is expressed in seeming foolishness;
in Your wholeness,
even as it comes to us amid brokenness.

We do not ask this day for dazzling displays of strength,
electric exercises of intellectual prowess,
or marvelous manifestations of miracles.
We come simply to worship You.
Touch us this day, O Lord, sinners that we are,
that we might become Your saints,
Your body, Your children, Your church.
For this Temple of Your Spirit
is built not upon our own abilities, knowledge, or restorative skill,
but upon You, in Jesus Christ. Amen.

~ posted on My Redeemer Lives website.