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Opening Prayer For Sunday Service With Bible Verses

Opening Prayer For Sunday Service With Bible Verses

Opening Prayer For Sunday Service With Bible Verses

The following is a sample prayer for use before a sermon or worship service. It includes both scripture verses as well as a brief introduction to each section. In addition, the prayer includes sample content for each section of the introduction. The verses have been selected from different parts of the Bible in order to provide variety and balance throughout the service; however, feel free to mix up how they are distributed among people present (e.g., some may want to stand while others sit) or even omit verses altogether if they seem inappropriate given your setting or audience (e.g., children might be bored by long passages).

Psalm 121 (KJV) I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Psalm 121 – The Lord is my keeper.

1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Genesis 1:28

The creation of the world is complete, and God looks back at His handiwork with a sense of satisfaction. He is pleased that He has created a beautiful and harmonious place for His creations to live in peace, but He wants more than this.

He wants them to have dominion over all living things on earth. The word “dominion” can be interpreted as “having power over,” or “being in control.” In essence, God wanted Adam and Eve to rule over all creatures on Earth. This doesn’t mean that they were supposed to enslave them or treat them poorly—it just means that they would be able to make decisions about how the planet would be run under their leadership.

This passage also shows us how important it is for humanity (humans)

Genesis 28:15

God is with you wherever you go. God is with you in good times, and God is with you in bad times. God is with you in the wilderness, and God is with you in the city. God is with you when things get tough, and he’s also present when it seems like everything’s going right.

God will be there for us all of our lives: whether we’re walking through a desert or climbing snowy mountains; whether we’re standing at the edge of an ocean gazing at its beauty or sitting beside a crackling fire on Christmas Eve; whether we’re up high among mountains or down low by the sea—God will always be near us as long as we remember to look for him first whenever we feel alone or lost.

Deuteronomy 3:22

  • The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
  • He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
  • The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name.

Genesis 1:27-28

Genesis 1:27-28

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! Rule over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves on land.”

Nehemiah 8:10

Nehemiah 8:10

Nehemiah 8:10 is a Bible verse that you can use in your prayer. It’s also a passage of scripture that we can draw inspiration from as we go through our day. In this case, the scripture is about peace and God’s desire for His people to be at peace with Him and with one another. We are encouraged to not only seek it but also make sure our hearts are fixed on Jesus Christ so that we can have this peace within ourselves and become the type of people who bring peace into others’ lives as well.

Ephesians 1:18-19

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ when He raised Him from among the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this age but also in that which is to come.”

Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

This verse is from Joshua 1:9. It is a great message for us to hear as we begin our service this morning. This scripture reminds us that no matter where we are or what we are facing, God has called us to be strong and courageous. He will give us the strength and courage to face whatever comes our way today. Let’s be encouraged by this truth!

Proverbs 3:6-7

  • Proverbs 3:6-7 (NIV)

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

“In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever.”

Takeaway : Opening Prayer For Sunday Service With Bible Verses

Opening Prayer For Sunday Service With Bible Verses

  • I will write you a new song, O God, to sing with joy over your people. You save us from our enemies and set us free from those who hate us. You give food to all creatures in the world, and you guide the ships of the sea by your power. In your name we live; because of you we have hope.* -Psalm 96:1-3 (NLT)

I hope that this article has been helpful to you in understanding what it means and how to write an opening prayer. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below!

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