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musicians prayer

Musicians Guitar

This page features two inspiring prayers for church musicians. The first prayer is for Christian musicians and singers and offers all their abilities and lives over to God in worship. The second prayer is suitable for a worship leader to pray and is appropriate for saying just before a song or hymn as an inspiration for congregational worship. Lower down on this page there are also some encouraging examples of how musical instruments were used in the bible.

Musicians Prayer
(a prayer suitable for church musicians)

Creator God,

You hear us, our words in prayer, our silent thoughts and pleas and each note or melody we sing and play. May our praises today connect with heaven and unite our hearts with the sound of eternity.

Lord, may the gifts of our voices and melodies of our instruments move with the work of your Holy Spirit. May we bring light into dark places, restore hope and vision to all who are oppressed, and well-being and health to all those who suffer.

Today Lord, we give you our worship. May it be a platform for you, Father God, to touch our lives afresh and build your church.


"May our praises..unite our hearts with the sound of eternity"

An Opening Prayer

A short film suitable for showing at the beginning of a service or church meeting, with a prayer asking that we would be inspired by God's love:-

Opening prayer before worship

(suitable for a worship leader to pray before a hymn or time of congregational praise or worship)

Lord, today we recall your faithfulness.
Thank you that you walk with us everyday, that you are with us in each moment.
Thank you that your promises are true and your goodness never fails us.

In this moment we come to you and we lay our lives before you.
May we worship and adore you with every fibre of our being.
May everything within us cry "Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come".
And so today we join with all those who worship and confess you as Lord, from generations past and present, and with all the angels that sing in heaven of your greatness and beauty.

Lord we adore you.
Lord we love you.
Lord you are so precious to us.


Opening Reading for Inspiring Worship

bible quote on praise to God with old record player in background

music quotes from the bible

"The LORD will save me,
and we will sing with stringed instruments
all the days of our lives
in the temple of the LORD.

(Isaiah 38:20, NIV)

My heart is confident.
No wonder I can sing your praises!
Wake up, my heart!
Wake up, O lyre and harp!
I will wake the dawn with my song.
I will thank you, Lord, among all the people.
I will sing your praises among the nations.

(Psalm 57:7-9, NLT)

"Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp."

(Psalm 149:3, NIV)