living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

closing prayer for bible study

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This page features a number of prayers and blessings suitable for closing a bible study with. There is a short closing prayer for a bible study group meeting, a traditional beautiful Irish blessing, and an uplifting prayer for closing your time together. There is also an inspiring opening prayer you can say before studying God's Word, and two bible verses about reading the scriptures.

Short closing prayer for bible study

Lord, we thank you for the blessing of reading your word together. We ask that these words of life, truth and hope would continue to impact us in the week ahead.
May your love and grace follow each of us as we return to our daily lives, refreshed and blessed by you.

We ask all this in the wonderful name of Jesus.


may the road rise up to meet you

The beautiful Irish blessing set to music, suitable for closing a meeting with:-

"May your love and grace follow each of us"

Opening prayer for bible study

We gather together to learn, to grow and to change
Help us to move into a deeper understanding of your truth.
We lay our lives down before you and ask that you would move amongst us.
May we all feel safe with each other.
Safe to think and question
Safe to ask for help
And safe to share our lives with you, our loving heavenly Father.


A Closing Blessing

("May The Road Rise Up To Meet You" is a traditional Irish 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.

Closing Prayer After Meeting

Father, thank you for all the marvelous 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.


quotes to inspire your bible study

"All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed."

(2 Timothy 3:16-17, GNT)

"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."

(Psalm 119:105, NIV)