Prayers of Opening Worship or Call to Worship

These are the prayers I offered and saved in my days as Transitional Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at Welshire Presbyterian in Denver, CO

7/21/13
 
Gracious God, join us in this place, as in every place. Be with us this morning as we worship you and remember the gifts of your protection in our lives. We worship you in spirit and in action today, be with us in our praise, our singing, our silence and our speech. We pray in the name of your son Jesus. Amen.
 
9/15/13
Dear God,
Be in this place today as we worship. Be in our hearts and minds and spirits as we worship and praise you this morning. Let the concerns of the world be present as offerings of care and hope to you, and give us your work as we pray and sing and praise this morning. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
 
9/29/13
Dear God,
Listen to your children praying, bring your spirit in this place. As we worship this morning hear us, and help us to hear you in each breath, word, note and in our silence. We pray this in the name of Jesus who heard you better than anyone. Amen.
 
10/20/13
Dear God,
We come this morning to worship you. We come from many activities and distractions, from worthwhile actions and wasted moments to this place to bring you praise and prayer. Join us here, we pray, so that we might know and remember your presence in our lives now and when we leave this place. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
 
12/15/2013 Advent music Sunday
God of all,
 
We thank you for the gift of music. As art, as talent, as recreation, we give you thanks of the gift of Jesus’ entrance into our lives and this season of anticipating his coming into our world, join us here this morning in worship as we come to you again in need, in celebration and in worship. In the name of Jesus Emmanuel we pray. Amen.
 
12/22/2013- Longest Night Worship
God of darkness and light,
 
We worship you today. We know that with you darkness cannot overcome light, and that you are even there in the darkness. Join us in worship and bring us once again out of our shadows into your light. Help us to find new hope and peace each moment we join together to worship. In the name of Jesus our brother, we pray amen