In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you.
the lords prayer
A popular prayer for using to open a gathering with, which includes the elements of worship (Our Father,. Hallowed be thy Name) and petition (Give us this day our daily bread etc.):
Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever.
Invocation Prayer for a Banquet
We thank you for this wonderful celebration that we share in now. As we join together to eat, come bless our conversations with the flavour of your grace, supplement the food we share with your heavenly goodness and unite us as one in your everlasting love. Father, we give thanks to you for these gifts of food and provision. Come bless them to our bodies now we pray.
Invocation Prayer example
As we stand in awe of your goodness and mercy today, we invite you to be present amongst us by the power of your Holy Spirit. Father, we declare that we love you. Thank you that you have made the way of love known through your son Jesus Christ. We pray that you would reveal this great love to us all today as we gather to worship. Lead us by your Spirit to praise you. May our hearts overflow with thanksgiving and our mouths proclaim your everlasting greatness.
In the wonderful name of Jesus we pray,
Invocation Prayer for worship service
We are in awe of your magnificent power displayed through the entire universe, for through you all things were made and all things have their being. We come before you with grateful thanks and with hearts that long to adore you and worship only you.
Lord, may we know the presence of the Holy Spirit here with us today. May we be open to your leading, sensitive to you speaking and alert to your calling. Father, we invite the same power that was at work when Jesus was raised from the grave to be present with us here now. Lord, we declare that you are welcome here amongst us.