Here is an opening prayer for grace. It was written by Michael Saward.
Prayer for Grace
O God our Father,
we thank you that today you have called us
to worship you and learn of you.
You alone know our needs.
Satisfy them with your unchanging love.
In your presence may we find comfort in sorrow,
guidance in perplexity,
strength to meet temptation,
grace to overcome the fascination of disobedience,
and courage to face up to the hostility of this rebellious world.
Above all, may we meet Jesus
and go out from our worship indwelt by his spirit.
This prayer we ask to your glory and in his name.
~ written by Michael Saward. Posted on The Jubilate Group website. http://www.jubilate.co.uk/liturgy/