Gracious and loving God, we praise you for the privilege we have of being able to come to you in prayer, knowing that you are more than ready to hear what we ask.
We praise you for the privilege of being able to explore new ways of praying and share special times of prayer together.
We praise you for the power of prayer and the joy of knowing that we are in your presence.
We praise you that we can bring our concerns to you and that prayer can help to inspire and deepen our faith, our hope and our love.
We are sorry that we have not always been diligent or enthusiastic about prayer.
Renew our vision of what prayer can do. We ask it for Jesus' sake and in the power of his Spirit. Amen.