Prayers of Invocation on Prayer

Sermon Illustrations on Prayer

Almighty God, the source of every good prayer, who pours out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and supplication; deliver us, when we draw near to you, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and renewed faith we may worship you in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fox, Chain of Prayer Across the Ages, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr.

Almighty and Everlasting God, whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain, much less the temples which our hands have built, but who are ever near to those who are humble and contrite; grant your Holy Spirit, we ask you, to us who have gathered; that cleansed and illumined by your grace, we may worthily show forth your praise, meekly learn your word, render due thanks for your mercies, and obtain a gracious answer to our prayers; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

A Book of Worship for Free Churches, Language Modernized by Stuart Strachan Jr. 

Be present, O Lord, to our requests; and as you give us a desire to pray, grant us, O most Loving God, your aid and comfort in our prayers; and may the souls which thirst for your promises be filled from your abundance; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Gelasian Sacramentary