7 Contemporary Prayers for Public Worship

Genesis 1:1
Dear Father, we have come together to worship and give honour to You, because You are indeed a Holy God. You made the heavens and the earth and everything within it. As we stand on the surface of Your creation, we pray that our voices will be lifted up to You as a representation of light shining out of darkness. As we worship You, let Your Shekinah Glory fill this place and that You will shine in each and everyone of our hearts, Amen.

Psalm 118:24, 29
Heavenly Father we pray that this will be a day that as we gather together, we will experience Your divine power because this is the day You have made; I will rejoice and be glad in it. Today, let our hearts be filled with joy, peace and gladness as we gather together for one purpose, in unity and harmony, giving thanks to You for You are good and Your mercy endures forever, Amen.

John 3:16
Oh Lord, we welcome Your Holy Spirit among us and we acknowledge that although we are many joined together here today, we are one in You. Teach us to proclaim the good news that Jesus saves. Help us to declare Your love and we pray that all who hear about You will come to know You because, “for God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life”, Amen.

Acts 2:1-4, 17, 19
Oh Lord, as we join together collectively, help us to be in one accord in one place. We pray for a Pentecostal experience, a sound from heaven as a rushing mighty wind. Let your presence fill us Father. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit and pour out Your divine Spirit on all flesh. We pray for a release of prophesy and wonder in Jesus Name, Father rest upon us and help us to be Your witnesses, Amen.

Acts 17:28
Dear Father, You are an awesome God in whom we live, breath and have our being. We honour You because of Your presence in our lives and the lives of our families. We thank You Lord, because it is You why we are living. So, as we gather today, we thank You for the life of Your Son and for this great fellowship because You are the centre of our lives. Therefore, with a heart of gratitude, we come to worship You. Help us to be awakened to Your presence among us, illuminating, inspiring and empowering, we ask, Amen.

Genesis 1:28, Isaiah 43:7
Dear Lord, Your Word tells us to “be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heaven and over every living thing that moves on earth”. In this time of public worship, we pray that the atmosphere of praise on to You will be fruitful and multiply. We declare that even the fish of the sea and the birds of the earth will praise You because You created all things to bring honour to Your Name, Amen.

Psalm 86:5, 1 John 5:11
Heavenly Father, as we gather here today, help us to love one another just as Your Word teaches us about love. You are abounding in love to those who call to You and if we keep Your commandments, we will abide in Your love. So just as you have loved us, teach us to love others because if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. Let this day of public worship be seasoned with the love of God, Amen.

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