Opening Prayers/Prayers of Adoration on the Body of Christ
Opening Prayer based on 1 Corinthians 12
Holy One, Giver of every good and perfect gift
It is your great grace that offers us salvation
It is grace upon grace that gives us the chance to join you in your saving work
You trust us that much
You empower us that far
Reveal our spiritual gifts
Reveal our calling in this time and place
so we may fulfill it together
so we may fulfill it for the common good
so we may honor you and one another
Holy One, convince us of our value and purpose,
Assure us of our place in your Body and our place in your plan
Use us for your glory, now and forever. Amen.
Opening Prayer based on 1 Corinthians 12 © 2022 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com
Holy God of light and glory:
You alone are good.
You alone are pure and righteous.
You alone are worthy of our praise,
our devotion and honor.
In the brilliance of Your light,
we are revealed as we are and
left speechless … without excuse;
were it not for Your grace and mercy
we are hopeless as well.
(Prayer of Confession)
Seeing who we really are,
we can hide no longer behind our bravado,
our rationalizations and our protests.
We confess that we are sinners
in need of your forgiveness.
As individuals and as a body.
we therefore join our hearts and voices to pray
together confessing our sins …
(time of silence) AMEN.