Short Prayer to Open a Meeting

Dear God,

We give You thanks for this day as we gather together for this meeting in Your name. We humbly ask for Your guidance and wisdom as we come together to fulfill Your will. We ask for Your protection over us and for Your blessings upon our work. We ask for Your guidance and inspiration as we work towards a common goal. Help us to communicate clearly and to work together in harmony. We seek Your wisdom to make the right decisions, and we put our trust in You. We give You all the glory and honor, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.

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James 1:5 ESV

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

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Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Colossians 3:23 ESV

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

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Proverbs 16:3 ESV

Commit your work to the Lord,
    and your plans will be established.

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