Here’s an opening prayer inspired by 1 Corinthians 2: 7-9. It was written by Rev. Susan a. Blain, and posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website.
Prayer of Invocation
(inspired by 2 Corinthians 1: 7-9)
We gather today to celebrate your presence
in the lives of faithful people.
Send your Spirit to meet us here
and guide us into your depths
that we may begin to glimpse your grace:
what eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
nor the human heart conceived--
all you have prepared for those who love you.
We pray this in the name of Jesus,
your Mystery, your Wisdom, your Glory.
~ written by Rev. Susan A. Blain, and posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. http://www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways/