Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Guidance
Inspired by John 14:6
Jesus – Savior, Friend, and Lord:
When we’re lost, confused and anxious – You are our Way.
When we misunderstand – and are misunderstood,
when we are lied to and lied about,
and when we lie or believe the lies – You are the Truth.
And when we feel drained of vitality,
or afraid of death and dying –
You are our Resurrection and the Life.
You guide us,
speak to us the Truth in love
and You give us hope … always.
For that we praise You, now and forever.
And because of that, we come to You
with all we are and aren’t,
knowing You’ll help us, and those we care about.
O God, our Guide and Guardian, you have led us apart from the busy world into the quiet of your house. Grant us grace to worship you in Spirit and in truth, to the comfort of our souls and the upbuilding of every good purpose and holy desire. Enable us to do more perfectly the work to which you have called us, that we may not fear the coming of night, when we shall resign into your hands the tasks which you have committed to us. So may we worship you not with our lips at this hour, but in word and deed all the days of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
The Book of Worship, 1965