7 Short Opening Prayers for Worship Service

7 Short Opening Prayers for Worship Service

What you do in a worship service is important! Because the bible makes it clear that wherever we gather in the name of Jesus, the power of God is present

You don’t want to make a mockery of God’s presence in a worship service, do you?

Then, you need to ensure everything is set right, properly, and in a fit position. How can you do this?

The most effective way to prepare yourself (and the congregation) for a worship service is through prayers. In the place of prayers, hearts are aligned and fine tuned to surrender to the will of God. 

To help you, I have identified 7 powerful opening prayers you can make for a worship service. These prayers should be made a few minutes before the worship service.

Do you desire the glory of God to come down in your worship service? Then, memorize and say the prayers you are about to read in this article.

Before you start, save these prayers for getting closer to God.

1) Short opening prayer for worship service

Short opening prayer for worship service
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“Father God, thank You for being with us at this very moment at the beginning of this meeting.

Allow us to have a simple meeting, full of faith and always in Your presence. Allow the light to enter our hearts and our souls.

May we feel Your presence, now and forever. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Before the service begins, you can say this short opening prayer

Doing this means that you acknowledge God in the gathering. It also means that you are focused on receiving the blessing from God. 

A short prayer like this opens the service to the holy spirit. 

In a Nigerian Church, this prayer was made and the power of God came down mightily during the service. This is one of the reasons I am recommending it. 

Ensure the congregation says the prayer in one accord.

You can also say this prayer individually. That is, rather than make it corporate, you can personalize it by preparing your heart to receive the blessing of God for you in the service. 

Doing this gladdens the heart of God. It shows that you acknowledge Him.

You can also say speak 1 Chronicles 16:23-31 before saying this prayer.

Also pray these prayers to thank God for answered prayers.

2) Opening prayer for Sunday service

Opening prayer for Sunday service
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“My God, we want to start this Sunday meeting in Your presence and that’s why we pray You this prayer.

We pray to ask You to be with us through our day, to be with us when we leave here, and to be with us forever and ever.

Allow Your light to illuminate our hearts and may Your faith make us better, happier, more understanding and more sensitive people.

Stay by our side on this holy Sunday, allow us to follow the path of light and may our hearts always be full of faith and hope. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Sunday services are the best for me!

This is when I get to express my love for Jesus. This is the best moment of the week for me because I am privileged to learn the bible from the mouth of the teachers of the gospel.

Well, everything changed for me when my approach toward the service changed. The prayer I shared with you was one of the ways I prepared for the service.

When people began to notice the transformation in me, I eventually became the prayer leader and incorporated the same prayer into the service. 

With this prayer, the attitude of people towards Sunday services will change. In addition to this, people will begin to receive blessings from God. 

Are you ready for an amazing moment of Sunday service? Then, this is an amazing and special opening prayer. 

Through this prayer, your heart will be prepared to participate in the service.

Also try these prayers for the impossible to happen.

3) Opening prayer for church service

Opening prayer for church service
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“Father God,

Enter our church right now and bless all our hearts. Attract light to our lives, to this church and to all of those we love.

Open our minds to accept all our differences, open our hearts so that we can give love to everyone who deserves it and open our souls so that Your light can enter our lives.

May You always guide my life and the lives of all those present in this church. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Unlike the previous prayer, this can be made for any church service. 

Whether it is a Sunday service or not, this opening prayer is suitable enough to begin a church service.

Here are some of the things to expect from this prayer:

  • It purifies the church environment;
  • If anyone came to church with a sin, this is one of the moments to be purged of that sin;
  • This prayer conditions the heart of people to get ready to be blessed;
  • With this prayer, distraction will be out of people’s minds;
  • Also, this prayer ensures that everything goes accordingly during the service.

Whether you are gathered for a general Sunday service or a cell church meeting, it is okay to say this prayer.

As long as a group of people gather (under a church’s name), then, they can say this opening prayer before starting their service.

I believe you will love these prayers for blessing food.

4) Invocation prayer for worship service

Invocation prayer for worship service
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“We invoke the powers of Our Lord Jesus Christ for our lives and for this meeting.

We invoke the powers, forces, miracles and all the light of Our Lord Jesus Christ for our lives, our hearts and for the lives of those we love most.

Thank You for always being by our side, for bringing us together and for allowing us to share our faith as a group.

May You, Our Lord Jesus Christ, accompany us, now and forevermore, Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Have you heard the saying “God can be Invoked”?

Trust me, it is true! You can invoke the presence of God in a Christian or worship service. 

This is always a heartfelt prayer and it requires a bit of intensity.

Now, I know of a church that says this prayer during the service (especially when it is time for the holy ghost section and communion). I don’t have any issue with that. 

However, I believe God is needed in every part of the service. Therefore, it is advisable to say this prayer at the beginning of the service

With this, the blessing of God can begin to flow right from the very beginning of the meeting till the very end. 

Are you about to start a worship service? Then, ensure you say this invocation prayer to bring God’s power down into the church.

I like to speak a Bible verse before say any opening prayer.

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.” — Daniel 2:20.

5) Opening prayer for a meeting

Opening prayer for a meeting
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“Almighty God,

Thank you for being with us in this meeting and for being there for us whenever we need it.

Thank You for Your dedication to our lives, for all Your love, for all Your light and for all Your tenderness.

We know that You do a lot and that You are always with us, but we want to ask You that You never leave us, that You continue by our side, and that You continue to protect us and bless us.

May Your presence always be by our side, now and forevermore, Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

This does not have to be a Christian meeting!

Whether it is a Christian meeting or not, it is okay to acknowledge God in every meeting

God owns the earth and it brings Him joy when we decide to acknowledge Him in our affairs. One of the ways to do this is through an opening prayer before every meeting. 

Whenever you do this, you are admitting that God is the source of the earth and you are submitting the meeting to Him.

Doing this brings the following benefits:

  • It ensures that the meeting goes well;
  • If it is not a Christian meeting, then this prayer creates a godly atmosphere, which keeps everyone organized;
  • It eliminates negative energy;
  • With this prayer, every deliberation made in the meeting will be favorable.

With all these benefits, there is no doubt that this is the best opening prayer to make for all your meetings (be it Christian or secular).

6) Sample opening prayer for church services

Sample opening prayer for church services
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“Almighty God, we thank You from the bottom of our hearts for all the help You give us, for all the love You give us, and for all the light You give us.

We ask that You continue by our side, that You continue to light up our lives and that You continue to bring peace and hope for our future.

We count on Your presence, now and forevermore. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

If you are looking for a simple opening prayer for your church services, then, this is the best one for you

It is not too complex, rigid, or long. Yet, it has accurate words that invoke the presence of God and His angels in the church.

As simple as this prayer sounds, if it is done in unison and with faith, mighty things will happen during the church service. 

Therefore, engage this prayer with faith

 He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.” — Deuteronomy 10:21

7) Beautiful opening prayer for worship service

Beautiful opening prayer for worship service
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“Lord Jesus Christ, Your name above every other name, we praise you. We pray that your name is blessed now and forever, in good times and in bad, from east to west.

Your name is worthy of praise. Your name is powerful. Your name rules over the nations. Your glory is higher than the heavens. Your name is beautiful. Let us praise the name of the Lord together. 

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.”


It is beautiful to watch the children of God saying words of prayer together. 

This is exactly the scene you will create by saying this special opening prayer

A special prayer like this conditions the heart of the people and opens them up to positivity. 

In addition to this, people who have no expectations will receive a burning desire to crave or desire something from God. 

This beautiful opening prayer can be made before you begin service. It is just as powerful as every other prayer in this article

Also pray these miracle prayers for repentance and forgiveness.

Can I use more than one prayer?

Yes, you can use more than one prayer.

However, you need to be watchful. 

Combining too many prayers might become too long, which might bore the audience or distract them. Also, combining too many prayers might waste time and affect the other allotted time for segmented programs within the service. 

This is why I recommend using not more than 2 prayers at a time. It’s the perfect combo!

What is the best prayer to pray?

Among all of these prayers, there is no BEST prayer. All of these prayers carry equal spiritual power. 

They all fulfill one purpose, which is to bring God into the service or meeting. 

Therefore, feel free to say any of these prayers.

Final thoughts

I believe you found a special prayer among these prayers. 

Go and use this spiritual weapon. As you do, you will enjoy an amazing church service today.

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