Here’s a centering or opening prayer from Rev. Scott Mckenna. It was posted on the Church of Scotland’s Weekly Worship website.
In this sacred space,
in these moments of stillness,
our thoughts and silence are like incense.
Whose glory touches and transfigures the mind and the material,
Whose intimate, gentle Spirit embraces our vulnerability
and fills our empty spaces with hope,
may we know the deep calm that only You can give.
Through the mystery of absence and presence,
come, fill us with Your emptiness, Your eternal silence.
~ excerpted from a longer prayer written by Rev. Scott Mckenna, Minister of Edinburgh Mayfield Salisbury. Posted on the Church of Scotland’s Weekly Worship website. http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/