prayers to prepare for leading worship

Loving God, Vestry Prayer — Joan Smith, UK

Loving God, We clear our minds and open our hearts to you. [pause] Be with [name of worship leaders and preacher] as they bring the message in ways which allow you to speak through their words to bring a spark of understanding and inspiration to our congregation this morning. May the prayers and music lift […]

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God of surprises, a vestry prayer — Fiona Crowther, UK

Almighty God, who always surprises us, we pray that all who are worshipping here today are inspired and energised by the words they hear and by feeling your presence and love. We pray that everyone leaves today feeling they have learned something, received something and given something.

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Creator God, vestry prayer — Fiona Crowther, UK

Creator God, we thank you for the time and effort of our congregation and friends over the last week to reach out to people in our local community. We give thanks that we are able to meet together today to praise you, to worship you and to hear your word.  Be with us when we […]

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