Short prayer before meeting

It’s Monday.  Most of us have meetings to go to today or later this week.  Here is a prayer before a meeting.  It’s published on the St. Louis University Prayerbook, a site where members of the SLU community share prayers.

Heavenly Father, we come to you today asking for your guidance, wisdom, and support as we begin this meeting. Help us to engage in meaningful discussion; allow us to grow closer as a group and nurture the bonds of community. Fill us with your grace, Lord God, as we make decisions that might affect the students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends of Saint Louis University. And continue to remind us that all that we do here today, all that we accomplish, is for the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of You, and for the service of humanity. We ask these things in your name, Amen.

For other prayers on this site, see the Prayers by St. Ignatius and Others.

by Micai (Philippines)

Almighty God, our Father, we praise and thank you for this day. You have given us another opportunity to appreciate life and to fulfill our mission as Your instruments of peace and progress. Please pardon us for our shortcomings. Help us to amend our impieties, may we learn to pattern our lives through Your Sons example.

Father, bless all our endeavors, especially todays meeting. Guide us in our discussions. Enlighten our minds in every decision that we make. Give us Your grace that we may effectively do our parts as public servants. Bless our plans, programs and projects, so that we may achieve our objectives, for Your greater glory.

All these we ask in Jesus name. Amen.

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Here is a list of short prayers using the Word of God.  Sometimes we may not have the time for a lengthy prayer or maybe we just want bible

Short Prayers

verses that are short enough that we can memorize them for prayer or speaking the Word when we need it.

We’ve compiled such a list for you!

Please feel free to add any shorter prayers from the bible that you know in the comment section so that we may all Christians will benefit from them.

Prayer of Restoration: (Lamentations 5:19,21 NLT) “LORD, you remain the same forever! Your throne continues from generation to generation. Restore us, O LORD, and bring us back to you again! Give us back the joys we once had!”

Prayer For Restoration: (Psalm 80:19 ESV) “Restore us, O Lord God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved!”

Prayer For Provision: (Psalm 23:1) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

Prayer of Deliverance from the enemy (Psalm 31:15-17) “My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love! O Lord, let me not be put to shame, for I call upon you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go silently to Sheol.”

Prayer For Forgiveness: (Psalm 25:11) ~ “For Your name’s sake, O Lord, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.”

Prayer to be Rescued from Attacks: (2 Timothy 4:18) ~ “The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to His Heavenly Kingdom. To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

Prayer for immediate change in circumstances: (Psalm 126:4) ~ “Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the streams in the Negev.”

Prayer for Healing: (3 John 1:2) ~ “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”

Prayer if you are suffering from a terminal illness:(Psalm 115:17–18) ~ “The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence; but as for us, we will bless the Lord from this time forth and forever. Praise the Lord!”   

We’ll keep updating this list so bookmark the page and you can come back to it to see the new short prayers.  We also have a list of longer Prayers which you can see here: Prayers

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