Worship leaders are the frontline of fellowship in their churches, and they put in countless hours each week to bring the word of God to the church congregation. Here are 15 powerful prayers for worship leaders.
A Prayer of Praise
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You that I have a chance today to bring praise to Your name. Help the praise of Your name to always be on my lips. I want to lead our church in worship today with gladness of heart and joy. Lord, bless the words we sing, and our sacrifice of praise today. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for Worshipers
Dear Lord, I pray that You would bring into Your house men and women from all walks of life to worship You today. I pray that the poor, the rich, the downcast, the refugee, the single mother, the business owner, the sinners, and the saints, would all gather today to sing the praises of Your matchless name. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for Energy
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that You will be with me today and give me the strength and energy I need to lead our church in worship. I want to remember all that I have done in preparation for this worship and lead them well. Thank You for giving us the chance to meet and worship You in Your Spirit and in Your truth. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for My Team
Dear Heavenly Father, I am so grateful to have this team that You have given me. I thank You for the drummers and the guitar players and the audio technician and everyone that You have gifted with the ability to do the work of worship. And for giving them the desire to use their skills in the exalting of Your glorious name. Thank You for these fellow believers who You have brought together to praise You and lead our church. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for Volunteers
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that You would send men and women who have a heart for worship to join me on this worship team. I cannot lead these people alone, Lord, and trying to do it all has made me weary. Send me skilled and glad volunteers to help me in leading this church in worship. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for This Space
Dear Lord, I thank You that this fellowship has a place to gather for worship. I praise You that we have a sound system that works and microphones and speakers that can raise our volume to match the intensity of the way we feel in our hearts about You. Thank You for this stage and all the technology that allows me to lead our church in worship. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for the Holy Spirit to Come
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that You would send Your Holy Spirit today. Anoint my head with the power of Your Holy Spirit. Touch the hearts of those who worship You today. May they never be the same after they encounter You today. Come Holy Spirit. Move in this place. Shake us and make us rely on You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for Awesome Worship
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that our worship today would be different. I pray that it would be life-changing. I pray that the men and women of this congregation would look back on this day and know that it was a day where they encountered the Living God. Father, wake up these people from their slumber. Wake me up. May our worship be awesome today. I Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer to Change Hearts
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that today You would change the hearts of all those who come to worship You, yet are holding something back. Lord, do a mighty work in their hearts. Make them see You in new and glorious ways. Make them desire You more than silver and gold or any of the other temporary things of this world. Lord, You can change our hearts. Please do. Change us now. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for Worship Leaders
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for all of those who have gone before and led Your people in worship. I praise You for their example. I praise You for Ezra and how he led Your people in worship after the temple was rebuilt. I praise You for the example of Your servant David and how he danced in the streets in worship of You. I pray that You would make my heart and the hearts of these people dance for You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for Spirit and Truth
Dear Heavenly Father, I marvel at Your awesome wisdom for how You have ordained worship. I marvel that You no longer desire sacrifice, but mercy. I marvel that You desire people to worship You in Your Spirit and in Your truth. I pray, Heavenly Father, that our worship today would be an acceptable offering to You. Lift our voices up into the heavens and to Your throne of grace. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for the Worship Team
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that You would bless the worship team today as they seek to lead our church in worship of Your mighty and holy name. If they are struggling with secret sin, or heavy grief, please bring it to light, Lord, and help them to overcome by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Comfort the hurting. Keep them from discouragement. I pray that our worship would not be hindered in any way by anyone on the worship team, or by myself, or by the congregation. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for the Right Songs
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that You would guide me and give me wisdom as I seek which songs to sing in worship of Your name this week. Lord, I pray that each song would speak in powerful ways to the people who praise You. But more than that, Lord, I pray that each song would lift up Your name and bring the glory to Your name that You deserve. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for Intensity
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that our worship would be marked by a glorious and holy intensity. Use our worship to tear down the walls of Jericho in the lives of the people in this congregation. Keep our worship fast-paced, upbeat, and most importantly, pleasing in Your sight. Lord, may the intensity of our worship lead to the praise of Your matchless name. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer for Direction
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that You would lead me and guide me in my position as the worship leader at this church. Help me to know how long I should continue to stay and minister in this place. If it is time for me to move on to a new church, make that clear to me, Lord. If it is time for me to make other changes, please direct me, Lord. Help me to know Your will for my time in this place. I want to honor You above all else. In Jesus’ name, I pray, 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.