Here’s an opening prayer inspired by 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25. It comes from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website.
(inspired by 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25)
we come to you in worship and thanksgiving.
You are greater than we can understand;
open our eyes that we may see the wonderful truths
you have shown to us in Jesus.
You are more loving than our hearts can respond to;
help us to give ourselves to you in worship
so that we learn what you want us to be.
You are wiser than we can know;
still our minds as we worship you
so that we can understand the things you are saying to us.
Loving God, in Jesus
you chose to come to the world in humility.
You chose the path the world saw as foolish.
You used what the world considered weak.
We worship and adore you. Amen.
~ from The Worship Sourcebook 1.4.42. Posted on the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website. http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/worship-service-a-foolish-message-1-corinthians-1/