If you are looking for guidance for a longer time of Sunday worship then you are welcome to use this outline as a starting place.

Opening prayer

Merciful and loving God, we come to worship you this morning with joy and thankfulness. We are thankful that you have invited us into the gift of your presence. We are thankful that you have not counted our sins against us, but have given your Son, Jesus Christ, for our redemption. We acknowledge that we are not worthy of your abundant love, but we humbly receive the offer of your reconciliation. We still our hearts and minds today, asking that your Spirit would speak into our lives and bring us back into alignment with your great purpose and will. May our worship be more than simple lip-service to you, but rather a resolution to renew our commitment to you! We pray this in Jesus name. Amen.

Opening scripture

Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Don’t tremble with fear. I am your God. I will make you strong, as I protect you with my arm and give you victories.” – Isaiah 41:10 (CEV)

Closing prayer

“Lord lead us into your world with renewed courage and strength through your Holy Spirit. We go in your name, Jesus. Amen.”


“And now may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be us now and forevermore. Amen.”