Whether you are concluding a church service or group meeting, ending with a prayer is a great way to call on God to inspire and protect you as you leave. Here is a look at some great closing prayers for church meetings that can be easily adapted for a variety of situations.
Bear Fruit Prayer
Lord Jesus, we want to thank you for the excellent service that we have had today. Father, may we practice what we have been taught so that we can become like Christ and bear more fruit for the kingdom. Let everything we do be in line with your word. Be with us as we leave this place and grant us peace in our hearts. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Heavenly Father, as we leave this place, guide us so that we can reach our destination safely. Help us to submit and rely on you alone. Direct our paths and give us the confidence to follow your direction. Help us to obey everything that you have taught us through your servant. May we thrive in all areas this week and be firmly rooted in your love. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Lead Us Prayer
Gracious Father, we have come to the end of this meeting, and we want to thank you. Lord, you have been with us from the start to the end, we just want to thank you for that. Jesus, our Good Shepherd, help us to listen to your voice and follow you wherever you are leading us to this week. Father, may we walk according to the word that has been preached to us today so that we can be light to the world. Give us discernment that we may not follow the voice of a stranger. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Thank You Prayer
Our Father, we want to thank you for the gift of life. Lord, you say where two or three are gathered in your name, you are in their midst, thank you for being with us. Thank you for our church and for the leaders you’ve given us. Thank you for allowing us to come to this place to feed on your word. Let grace and peace be upon our lives even as we depart from this place to our different destinations. Let everything we have learned bear fruit in our lives so that your light can shine upon men, and they may glorify you the true living God. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Oh, Holy Lord, thank you for your faithfulness to us. Many of us came with troubled hearts, but all our fears and anxieties have been washed away. Lord, we want to thank you because it is through your word that we have found the freedom that we’ve been yearning for all week. As we leave this church help us to continue walking in the peace that surpasses all understanding. Help us to also focus on you and your word and not the things of this world that cause us to be depressed and anxious. Father, remove any form of destruction that the enemy has set before us to steal your word from our hearts and help us to yield a hundredfold, sixty, and thirtyfold. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Lord Jesus, you have made known to us the things of the Kingdom today. Show us how to apply what we have learned in this service to our daily lives. Help us to make wise choices throughout the week for the glory of your name. May we be able to sift through all that we have learned so that we can walk in your ways. Father, give us wisdom that leads to love and faith. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Watch over Us Prayer
O Lord, as we close this meeting today and go back to our homes, we ask you to watch over us. Father, according to your word, you have given angels charge over us to guard us in all our ways. As we leave this place, we know that nothing will, by any means hurt us. Father, watch over the words that your servant has planted in our hearts. Let your word take root and produce blessings and beautiful things in our lives. Help us to walk in your love and to be attentive to your prompting. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Lord God almighty, thank you for the time we have spent in this place. We have sung, prayed, and listened to the word. Lord, we don’t take these services for granted because we know that believers in some parts of the world that are being persecuted right now. We have had a wonderful time, and we want to thank you for filling this place with joy and peace. As we close this meeting, we ask you, Lord, to walk with us everywhere we go. Help us to keep your word in our hearts that we may not sin against you. Through Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Almighty God, thank you for giving us good health and enabling us to come to this place and glorify your name. Thank you for your word, for it always comforts our hearts. We are not going back to our homes the way we came because our hearts are full of hope and contentment. We came with different burdens, but we are going back with restful spirits. As we go back to our homes, help us to continue resting in you. Help us to refrain from things that will steal our peace and joy. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.
Walk by Faith Prayer
Lord, thank you for revealing your unconditional love to us through your word. Thank you for making it possible for us to share this love today. As we go about the rest of the day and week, open our eyes that we may see wondrous things in the word that the speaker has shared. Let those who came here with broken hearts leave this place when they are revived and restored. Help us to continue living and walking according to your word and not by what we see. Father, help us to turn our eyes away from worthless things so that we can focus on our Lord and Savior Jesus. We pray this trusting and believing in you, 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.