A good pre-meeting prayer is, "God, we thank You for everyone attending this meeting today. May You lead our minds and hearts into Your truth, and guide our thoughts and actions today to glorify You and maximize harmony and the power of beauty in every moment. May our deeds represent who You are. Amen."Continue Reading
A good meeting prayer includes words of recognition about everyone attending the meeting, blessing on their day and on the meeting itself and petition for guidance and wisdom during the meeting. Opening prayers are brief and, when done correctly, are good transitions into more serious discussions.
The Christian theologian John Cobb thinks that prayer is a way to organize a community of people around a common purpose or goal. In this sense, a prayer at the beginning of a meeting should include a specific, important topic that is the reason for the meeting. Prayer is also a way to express thankfulness and gratitude for the gift of experience. It is good business practice to save money and to conduct business with profit margins in mind, but a prayer almost seeks the opposite. Without looking to opportunity costs, a good prayer expresses and reinforces the idea that things do not have to be how they are. Things can change at any moment, and prayer is a way to say thanks for how things are.Learn more about Christianity