Opening Meeting Prayers
Thank You Lord for bringing us together to join with each other in prayer and praise before Your throne of grace. We praise and thank You for the privilege we have of placing our prayers and petitions, our intercessions and thanksgiving, our request and pleadings before You, and ask that You would lead us and guide us in our prayers.
Lord we ask that we would not engage in vain repetitions or fleshly pleadings but become so in tune with Your heart that we are both enabled and empowered by Your Holy Spirit, to discover those issues into which You would have us seek Your face. Lead and guide us we pray,– so that we are equipped to plead Your will and to partner with Your eternal purposes and plans through our prayers.
Keep our hearts focused on You and may our praying be guided by Your Spirit so that we truly touch the throne of grace – not because of who we are, but because we approached You humbly and with clean hearts … seeking only to lift Your name and glorify Your person – so that You increase and we decrease- for You alone are worthy, in Jesus name we pray,
Dear heavenly Father, we thank You for the opportunity to come together as Your people, meeting under the banner of Christ and to lift up His name in this venue. May Your name be lifted up and may those that are called to speak be led and guided by Your Spirit of truth – as we worship together at His feet.
We thank You for all the different speakers who are giving of their time to share with us the truth of the glorious gospel and we ask that Your Holy Spirit would direct and govern each of them.
May each one challenge us in a new and different way, so that we are prepared to look at our own Christian faith and examine our walk with the Lord, to see where our spiritual life is lacking – and we pray that we may have the courage to address any needs we identify within our lives. We pray that You would lead and guide in all things and to You be all the praise and glory,, in Jesus name we pray,
Lord, we gather together around this table today and ask that You would direct and govern all the decisions that are reached at this business meeting.
Lord we invite You to be present in all our dealings and decisions and ask that You would guard and guide our business practices so that we do not dishonour Your name – Lord we pray that You would enable our business to prosper and pray for wisdom in our discussion today and grace to say, Thy will be done.
We thank You for the way that You have guided us thus far and ask that You would graciously continue to bless our business and our relationships, our colleagues and all with whom we have to work. Lord we pray that You would remain at the helm of our ship and at the forefront of all our business practices - and to You be the praise and glory in Jesus name we pray,
Loving heavenly Father You are our gracious God and we pause before the start of this school board meeting to lift up our hearts to You in prayer and thanksgiving for all Your many mercies to us throughout the past months and years, and to seek Your face as we prepare to make plans for the future of our school
We pray that You will give each one of us here present today, the wisdom to discuss the many important issues fully and to make our decisions wisely. We thank You that You have guarded and guided the development of the school for so long and confess that today we are facing increasing pressures from outside, to conform in ways that go against so much of what Christianity stands for. Lord grant us wisdom to move forward in a way that does not discredit Your name.
We lift each member of staff to You and each child as well as every member of the board and ask You continued blessing over each and every life and that they would seek Your wisdom and guidance, courage and strength in all issues and areas that touch their lives. Keep us ever humble before Your throne and give us the integrity to stand up for what we believe in Jesus name.
So into You hands we place this meeting – trusting You to lead and guide our meeting tonight and protect our school in the future – to Your praise and glory, We pray this in Jesus name.
Help me Lord as i am starting an all night prayer , be with me in this meeting
Received: February 13, 2015