Opening Prayer For Joy

Loving Father, we thank You for this time together. We pray that Your joy and peace would rest upon us, and that we would be filled to overflowing with Your Holy Spirit, during this time together.
Thank You, that when few or many meet together to glorify You, You are right in the midst of us and we pray that our time together would be productive and honouring to You.
Increase our love for one another and for You. Instil in our hearts the hope of our salvation, and surround each one of us with Your love and joy. We ask this in Jesus' name,