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prayers for before meetings

On this page are several inspiring prayers suitable for saying before different types of gatherings and events, with a short prayer before a meeting at work, a prayer before beginning a meeting for school teachers and a beautiful opening prayer appropriate for a staff or board meeting.

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Prayer before a meeting at work

Dear God,

Thank you for this opportunity to meet together. Please help us to come together to make this business reflect your kingdom. Breathe life into our ideas and decisions, and help us to build a team that has love and respect at its heart. Lord, come give us the inspiration to be the best we can be.

May we be a shining example of your goodness and truth within the work place.


Prayer before a meeting in school

(a teacher's prayer)

Lord of all,

Be Lord in our school. We ask for your presence to be with us as we meet today.
May we be aware of your Lordship, that we serve you, your love and your children. Inspire our thoughts, discussions and ideas as we seek to work together to ensure that our school is your school.


opening prayer for a meeting

Opening Prayer for a Worship Service

Opening prayer for a meeting

(a prayer suitable for a bible study, worship meeting or church service)


May your goodness and love be present amongst us today.
Come bless our gathering with unity, hope and vision.
Lord, we pray for unity.
Build in us all a deep respect for one another so that your church may be one.
Lord, we pray for hope.
Come stir your hope within our hearts and renew our faith.
Lord, we pray for vision.
May your vision fill our lives as we seek to reveal your love.

We ask all this in the glorious name of Jesus.


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how to open a meeting in prayer

Prayer poet Julie Palmer shares three useful tips on how to open your meeting with prayer:-

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Short prayer before meeting

Dear Lord,

As we meet today, come be with us. Guide our thoughts, ideas and decisions.


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