Opening Prayer For Joy

Loving Father we thank You for this time together and we pray that Your joy and peace would rest upon us and that we would be filled to the 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 and use us channels to minister to others in  need – this we ask in Jesus name,