living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

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call to worship prayers

Call to worship quote from Psalm 19

This page features several prayers and quotes for inspiring a congregation to worship. There is an uplifting call to worship prayer, suitable for a worship leader or minister to say before worship starts. There is also a beautiful prayer for opening a meeting or church service with, and three quotes from the bible for encouraging praise and joyous singing!

Call to Worship Prayer

We fix our eyes on you Jesus, our Lord, our Savour and King.
Come fill our hearts with your endless love and send the wind of your Spirit to blow new hope through our lives.
Come light up our souls to rise in faith, to stretch out and take in your kingdom.
Come pour out your Spirit upon us as we stand together as brothers and sisters in the Lord.
Come lift up our heads, brush away the shadows of guilt and shine your grace into our minds.
And so Lord, we arise to worship. We shake off the shackles of a fallen world and join with heaven to sing your praise. We will declare your goodness now and celebrate your greatness forevermore!


An inspiring quote for worship

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

Opening prayer before worship

(suitable for the leader of a meeting 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 prayer

an inspiring video prayer suitable for playing before church worship:-

Simple Call to Worship

For now is the time to sing with thankful hearts.
The Lord is good and his love endures forever!

psalm 46

a beautiful reading of this famous Psalm that reminds us of God's faithfulness and everlasting protection:-

"We will declare your goodness now and celebrate your greatness forevermore!"

bible quotes for inspiring worship

"I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the wonderful things you have done.
I will sing with joy because of you. I will sing praise to you, Almighty God."

(Psalm 9:1-2, GNT)

As a deer gets thirsty
for streams of water,
I truly am thirsty
for you, my God.
In my heart, I am thirsty
for you, the living God.

(Psalm 42:1-2, CEV)

"Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

(Hebrews 4:16, NIV)