living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

closing prayers

beautiful sunset over a beach

Featured on this page are two sample prayers for closing a meeting, and two prayers from the bible suitable for using as benediction blessings. The first prayer is written in a simple rhyming style and is a thanksgiving appropriate for children to say. The second prayer thanks God for His presence and love, and asks for this revelation to take root in the believers life and "produce wonderful things". The two closing blessing from the bible (further down this page) are taken from Hebrews 13:20-21 and Numbers 6:24-26.

Short Closing Prayer

(a rhyming prayer suitable for children to say)

We thank you God for...

Every prayer we have prayed
Every song we have sung
All the things we have learned
All the laughter and fun

Thank you for all the joy you bring
And our wonderful times together
May we walk with you as each new day begins
This day and forever


closing prayer

A beautiful short prayer for closing a church service or Sunday meeting with, which asks for the blessing of the Holy Spirit on the week ahead:-

Good Closing Blessing

May God, who puts all things together,
makes all things whole,
Who made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus,
the sacrifice of blood that sealed the eternal covenant,
Who led Jesus, our Great Shepherd,
up and alive from the dead,
Now put you together, provide you
with everything you need to please him,
Make us into what gives him most pleasure,
by means of the sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah.
All glory to Jesus forever and always!
Oh, yes, yes, yes.

(Hebrew 13:20-21, The Message)

Closing Prayer After Meeting

Father, thank you for all the marvellous things you have done today.
Thank you for your love that you have revealed to us,
And for the love that we share together as your body.

We pray for all the words that you have sown into our hearts this day.
Watch over them, protect them.
May they take root and produce wonderful things,
Things of beauty and great blessings to many.
And as we leave this place now, thank you that you walk with us.
May we be alert to your promptings
And live in your endless love.
For yours is the kingdom, the power and glory
In this age and forevermore.



further reading

arrow rightprayers for opening meetings
with two prayer for beginning a church service or meeting.

arrow rightfurther closing prayers
prayers for closing seminars and worship events, from www.prayerscapes.

arrow rightprayers for finishing class
with prayers for primary and infant children to say.

arrow right prayers for starting the day
a selection of inspirational short morning prayers for saying at the beginning of the day.

bible quote on thanks to God with yellow flowers in background

scripture quote from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

(celtic blessing)

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

prayer blessings from the bible

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

(Ephesians 3:20-21, NIV)

Benediction Blessing
("May the Lord Bless You" - an ancient Judeo-Christian blessing)

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

(N.B this prayer is based on Numbers 6:24-26)

"May we be alert to your promptings and live in your endless love"