We've had many requests for this prayer after using it in the opening worship of the Engage Worship Day, on the 23rd of February 2013, and John has kindly agreed to share it.

It is a very useful prayer to begin a time or worship or a service. It gathers the congregation - coming from so many places, both geographically and emotionally - around a central purpose.

As the prayer only has one response for the congregation to speak ('we come to worship'), this prayer could also be helpful in an all age setting, or for a group with a low reading-age. The response could simply be learned, practised a couple of times and then used in the prayer.

The prayer is available as a pdf download and PowerPoint above. (We recently revised the PowerPoint to add a line that was missing).