Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on Power
Adapted from 1 Chronicles 29:10-13, NIV
Praise be to you, O LORD,
God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.
you are the power behind all things:
behind the energy of the storm,
behind the heat of a million suns.
you are the power behind all minds:
behind the ability to think and reason,
behind all understanding of the truth.
you are the power behind the cross of Christ:
behind the weakness, the torture, and the death,
behind unconquerable love.
we worship and adore you. Amen.