Praying at a meeting is a great way to remind everyone that God is with each and every one of us. Here are some great invocation prayers to help start the meeting off right.
Prayer for Fruitfulness
Dear Lord, I pray that You guide us always. Satisfy the needs that need to be met during this meeting. Strengthen us as we make tough decisions. I pray that we will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. I pray that we will be fruitful. Father, please guide us so that this meeting can be productive. Let us be effective and decisive. Amen.
Prayer for Unity
God of peace, we invite You to preside over this meeting. Even if we have different opinions, give us unity of spirit. Help us to each listen politely as others share their points of view. Help us to work as a unified team in combining ideas for a great outcome. Help us to work as a whole, rather than as individuals trying to promote their own agendas. May we have a spirit of camaraderie in this room and work together on our shared mission. Amen.
Prayer for God to Reveal His Will
Father in heaven, we commit this meeting to You. Come and reveal Your will in every aspect of our life and ministry. And as we discuss the affairs of this church/school/ministry/business, we ask for Your will to be done. Show us Your purposes. Enlighten us that we may know how You want us to accomplish our tasks. We desire Your glory and blessing in all we do. Direct our thoughts, words, decisions, and actions toward the right path and help us stay on track. Let Your will be done as we plan and make decisions. Amen.
Minds in God’s Hands Prayer
Heavenly Father, in our hearts we plan our course, but we pray that You establish our steps. I pray that we seek You for advice. Let us not make decisions based upon what we know but let us act based upon Your wisdom. Please guide us, Lord. We place this meeting in Your hands. We place our hearts and our minds in Your hands so that You may direct us. Amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Gracious God, we thank You for this opportunity to call people for a meeting. We thank You for each and every one who is here today. You have blessed us with supportive people who seek the welfare of Your people and Your church/school/ministry/business. Loving Father, we thank You most of all for being here in our midst. Let Your presence be made known and lead this meeting today. Thank You, Father, for we know that You are always here to support Your people. We give You thanks and praise. Amen.
Prayer for Wisdom in Decisions
Lord who enlightens, we ask for Your supernatural wisdom as we make some tough decisions in this meeting. Help us to carefully consider the relevant information that has been gathered. May those sharing information give us pertinent points so we all clearly understand. Help us to be innovative as we brainstorm solutions. Help us to wisely evaluate our options, considering the pros and cons. Help us to be unified in making the best possible decisions and to effectively carry them out. Amen.
Prayer for Great Results
Glorious God, You promise to open doors of blessing and abundance for Your people. We ask that You would work mightily in us today. Come upon us and cause us to have a productive meeting. Lead each one of us so that we can make fruitful contributions at this time. Enable us to think and strategize in ways that will achieve great results. Purify our thoughts and motives so that each one of us will enter this meeting desiring the good of others and the pleasure of Your name. Amen.
God’s Will Be Done Prayer
Oh Lord, please instruct us and teach us in the way that we should conduct this meeting. Please counsel us with Your loving eye on us. Let our aims in this meeting be aligned with Your direction. Let our plans be orchestrated by You. Father, let Your will be done in this meeting so that this can be a meeting that is based upon Your desires for us. Whatever it is that You want to result from this meeting, Lord, let it happen. Amen.
Prayer to Do Good in God’s Kingdom
Oh Lord, this meeting has occurred because we want to do good for Your kingdom. I pray that we do not grow weary while doing this good thing, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. I believe that You will guide us in this meeting so that the results can be seen days, months, and even years after today. We come expecting to make a mark on this earth that is significant, but we can only do it with Your guidance. Amen.
Prayer for Our Father’s Intervention
Eternal Father, blessed be Your Matchless name! Your word says that all things work together for the good of those who love You, to those who are called according to Your purpose. God, we love You and we gather to carry out the tasks that You have given us in order to fulfill our purpose. I pray that You intervene in this meeting, let it work for our good and for the good of the church. Amen.
Prayer for God to Give Wisdom and Clarity
God of Wisdom, we seek Your help today. Come and let Your wisdom fall upon us, O Lord, as we gather for this meeting. Give us clarity so that we can effectively tackle each part of today’s agenda. Reveal problem areas and show us the best solutions that will apply. Point our eyes to every positive outcome since our last meeting and let these favorable results and developments encourage every heart in this room. Dear God, help us apply Your wisdom as we decide on certain matters and make plans. This we pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer for Productive Discussions
Lord of wisdom, we pray that You will bless this meeting. Help us have fun, yet productive discussions that will broaden our perspective. Help us to take the various ideas presented and think of ways to flesh them out. If we do disagree, let it be on the content, and not personality conflicts or power plays. Help us to resolve any disputes gracefully, be creative problem-solvers, and have great team spirit. Help us to find principles that we all can agree on and put these into action. Amen.
Prayer to Bless Meeting
Eternal God, I pray that You bless us in this meeting and keep us. Lord, make Your face shine on us and be gracious to us. I pray that we feel Your presence during this meeting because You are with us wherever we go. I pray that this meeting focuses upon You and Your plans for us as a body of believers. Let our actions in this meeting be valuable to our aim, which is to build up and edify one another. Amen.
Prayer for Good Plans
God, You are the Builder of all things. Please guide us in this meeting. Help us come up with effective strategies that can enable us to move forward as a team in a meaningful way. Help us to generate good plans that are practical, sustainable, and easily implemented. Guide us toward the best way to take action to accomplish our goals. Help us to tackle all the topics we need to discuss, come up with excellent solutions, and leave this meeting inspired and on time. Amen.
Prayer to Bind Our Hearts and Minds
God of peace, we pray for unity in our meeting today. We have come together as a group united in passion and purpose. Come and help us maintain unity as we discuss certain matters. We pray for open hearts and minds that will promote and accept better ideas. If there be anyone who is remiss and failing, we ask for humility to accept and learn from necessary correction. Dear God, we seek Your honor in everything we do and say. So, we lift up this meeting to You. Be in our midst. Bind our hearts and minds by Your Spirit. Amen.
Awesome Father, I thank You for this meeting and I thank You for every like-minded individual who is here to fulfill tasks for Your kingdom. I pray that You bless us as we do not walk in the step of the wicked, but we delight in Your law. I pray that we meditate on Your law day and night so that we can be blessed in our meetings, let Your law be evident in our meetings also so that we can prosper. Amen.
All Voices Heard Prayer
Almighty God, may Your grace cover each aspect of this meeting. We pray that all voices will be heard and that we will have a mindset of inclusivity. May this be a safe space for people to express their opinions, and a place where ideas matter more than titles. May everyone be engaged and involved, and may all concerns be addressed. May each member of this team feel valued, and may we each recognize the skill sets and knowledge that each person brings to the table. Amen.
Prayer to the All-Knowing God
God of Love, we trust in You with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding. We acknowledge You in all our ways, and in all our meetings, so that You will direct our paths. Father, we do not rely on ourselves for effective results for we are only human and often make mistakes. It is You who knows all things, so, Father, have Your divine way in this meeting. Amen.
Prayer for God to Answer
Righteous God, we call onto You right now and we know that You will answer! Please show us great and mighty things that we do not know so that this meeting can fulfill its role for the kingdom. Let our efforts be kingdom-motivated and Spirit-led so that we can be blessed by this meeting. We seek You for guidance and instruction, we seek You also for wisdom so that we can make the right decisions today. Amen.
Wise Use of Time Prayer
Lord, our Helper, enable us to wisely and efficiently manage our time in this meeting today. Help us not to waste valuable time, as we all have many tasks to complete today. Help us to stick to the agenda and not get distracted with discussions that aren’t pertinent to our objectives. Help us to clearly understand the objectives and expectations of this meeting and stay focused on those things. May our facilitator keep us on track and help us understand the next steps. Amen.
Prayer for Strength
Precious God, I pray against the schemes of the devil over this meeting and instead I pray that You rule over this meeting. We wait upon You, Lord, knowing that You shall renew our strength. We will mount up with wings like eagles. We shall run and not be weary, we shall walk and not faint. We declare that this meeting shall be effective and Spirit-led. We declare that we will be blessed by this gathering. Amen.
Understanding of Objectives Prayer
God of truth, enlighten us now as we meet together so that we each have a clear understanding of the issues we need to discuss. Give us clarity on our purpose for this meeting and what objectives we should accomplish in this meeting. May these objectives keep us on track, and may they bond us together with a common goal. May these objectives drive each of us to actively participate rather than just passively listen. May this meeting be lively and productive, and may the desired outcome be achieved. Amen.
Prayer for Our Thoughts
Omniscient God, we know that Your thoughts are not our thoughts, nor are Your ways our ways, for the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Your ways higher than our ways, and Your thoughts than our thoughts. But we ask that You reveal to us Your thoughts throughout this meeting, let our ways be aligned with Your ways throughout this meeting, in Jesus’ Name. Let this meeting be aligned with the and a reflection of Your heavenly activity. Amen.
Active Listening Prayer
Loving Lord, we thank You that You listen to us; please help us listen to each other. May each of us around this table really hear what our team members are saying. Enable us to acquire and understand the accurate information we need and its implications, so we can make informed decisions. Help us hear the complete message being communicated. Help us not get distracted by things within or outside this room. Help us avoid thinking of what we want to say when we should instead be listening and absorbing what is being communicated. Amen.
Precious Lord, please give us guidance in this meeting because a lack of guidance causes a nation to fall, but victory is won through many advisers. Lord, let us not be misguided in this meeting so that we do not lead to decisions that produce ineffective results. I pray that You direct our steps so that this meeting can achieve our kingdom aims. We place You at the center of this. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.