Daily Prayer

One way of developing a daily habit of prayer is to have an “order of worship.” This can be as simple or as complex as you want. Below is a simple order of prayer that includes many classic elements that Christians have used throughout the centuries. Feel free to use or adapt this order as fits your prayer life.

OPENING SENTENCE
O God, open my lips and my mouth shall proclaim your praise!

HYMN/MUSIC

INVOCATION
Holy God, let me always be rooted in you so that I may live in you and you in me. Bless me so that your grace may flow through me, allowing me to bear your fruit to a hungry and helpless world. As I wander, prune me of all that inhibits your growth in me. Let me do nothing apart from you so that your joy may be complete in me. In Christ’s name I pray. Amen.

PSALM (from Daily Lectionary)

SCRIPTURE (from Daily Lectionary)

SILENCE

INTERCESSIONS

LORD’S PRAYER

CLOSING
Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.