Are you planning to attend a meeting but you don’t know what to say during the opening prayer? Leave your worries behind because you can use our short heartfelt prayers to humbly ask God for His blessing and guidance during the meeting.
A meeting provides an opportunity for group members to come together to share information, develop ideas, make decisions, solve problems, and plan for the future, among others. It’s also an excellent way for members to get to know each other better. The success of a meeting depends on the teamwork, camaraderie and interaction shown by the participants.
It’s generally a good idea to say a prayer before a meeting, especially if all the participants are of the same faith. By saying an opening prayer before the start of the meeting, you’re imploring the Almighty God to bless the gathering and to enlighten the participants. It’s also your chance to sincerely ask for God’s help in making the meeting a successful and productive event.
Whether it’s a board meeting at your company or simply an online meeting with your colleagues, reciting the opening prayer is a good way to get things rolling. You probably don’t have the time to compose the prayer yourself, or perhaps you don’t know how to speak off the cuff. Have no fear, however, because you can use our selection of short prayers for any kind of meeting or gathering.
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Selection of Prayers Before a Meeting
Choose from any of these short prayers and recite it before your meeting. All of these prayers are free for personal use without permission from the author. For commercial usage and publication in digital and print media, please contact us for permission.
Prayer Before Meeting 1
Father in Heaven,
Thank You for bringing us together safely. As we prepare for this meeting, we ask that You prepare our hearts and lead us in Your wisdom. May we set aside our own agendas, and seek what You desire for us to accomplish during this meeting.
Please direct our thoughts and guide our discussion. Help us to be attentive and respectful of one another’s input and to work as a team. We ask that You grant us clarity of mind and lead us to helpful solutions. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer Before Meeting 2
We thank You for all those who are present today. Thank You that we can come together as individuals with different gifts, ideas, and strengths to pursue a common goal.
I ask that You fill each heart with Your presence, and grant each mind clarity. Please help us to use this time wisely. Direct us in the way we should go, and make the bath before us clear. May all we do be to the glory of Your name. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.
Prayer Before Meeting 3
Thank You for gathering us under Your loving care and protection. As we begin our meeting, I ask that You help us lay down any selfish ambition and pride. Instead, help us to put on humility, and to place one another’s interests above our own.
Help us to share our thoughts respectfully and be considerate of one another. We lean on You for strength and guidance through this meeting. May we accomplish what we set out to do, and bring You honor as we do it. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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How to Pray the Prayer Before Meeting
Follow these steps when praying before a meeting:
- Make the sign of the cross.
- Recite the Trinitarian formula (“in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”) while making the sign of the cross.
- Say the opening prayer in a clear and solemn tone.
- Close the prayer by saying “Amen.”
- Repeat the sign of the cross and the Trinitarian formula.
Meetings are necessary for the continued growth and progress of your group or organization. That is why you should attend meetings whenever these are called, and provide your valuable inputs that will redound to the benefit of the participants and the group as a whole. It doesn’t hurt to start your meetings with an opening prayer, as it will provide spiritual guidance and inspiration to everyone involved.
Feel free to share these prayers with your friends, family and loved ones wherever they may be. God bless!