Prayer Before a Meeting

by Jim Manney

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.

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Jim Manney

Senior Editor at Loyola Press
Jim Manney is a popular writer on Ignatian topics (God Finds Us, A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer) as well as the editor of many books on Ignatian spirituality, including What Is Ignatian Spirituality? He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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chanty d. barber July 27, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I appreciate your prayer and it helps me a lot for leading the prayer

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Dina Diez Santiago February 16, 2011 at 11:56 am

Thank you for posting this prayer. This is a very good guide as I am about to lead a prayer for our conference.

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lani lopez May 8, 2011 at 12:57 am

nice

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archie caibigan August 12, 2011 at 1:28 am

powerful prayer!

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komugisha.areneus August 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

thank for yo prayer ,its good and it helped me as am leading prayer in the meetings

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juliet sanchez August 25, 2011 at 6:14 am

Pax!

A nice prayer …..

More power and Godbless….

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owie balabbo September 9, 2011 at 9:04 am

..thank you..nice and unique prayer..GODBLESS!

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Ruby Rayos September 10, 2011 at 3:57 am

very beautiful prayer

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SALOME Y. RIN September 12, 2011 at 12:46 am

Thanks for posting this prayer. I am assigned to lead a prayer this afternoon before a meeting of non-governmental organizations. This ia well-organized prayer

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cynthia inocencio September 28, 2011 at 7:16 am

It has always been said that prayer can move mountains, this prayer is a most fitting opening for our important meeting.Thank you very much!

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corinthians urriquia November 3, 2011 at 1:24 am

thanks for posting this wonderful prayer.

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ELENA R.SEROJE November 14, 2011 at 7:48 am

THANKS FOR THIS PRAYER….

VERY NICE

TO THE PEOPLE WHO POST THIS THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

GODBLESS!!!!!!!!

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Jeana November 22, 2011 at 12:43 am

Thank you so much for the wonderful Prayer

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Samuel Oryem December 8, 2011 at 7:38 am

This is one of the greatest things in my life. I have just got a new job and one of the requirements is to lead a prayer in a meeting. I would not have accomplished this without a powerful prayer… Thanks

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innocent December 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm

thank you very much,am now well equiped and ready to lead a prayer on tuesday

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MS.Abhilasha January 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

very soulful and meaningful prayer.thanks.

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SEGODI January 17, 2012 at 7:00 am

Thanx for the prayer ,this is a real equipment ,as a starter for meeting.

May the Lord God bless u.

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JASON February 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Thank you for the prayer. I make this as my guide for tomorrow’s meeting in our organization. This is powerful that I think it will enlighten their minds before the meeting.

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cho February 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm

That your prayer was good and simple.

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cora March 12, 2012 at 12:56 am

Thank you for the prayer. It is very helpful for someone like me who is un prepared.

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davidson March 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

thank you for posting this prayer. Iam really benifitted by this prayer.

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betty nony March 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

Thank you for posting such a great prayer. This will help in our meetings when chosen to lead. It is a good starting point for me who didnt know how to pray. thanks

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Cynthia Francisco April 14, 2012 at 5:55 am

Thank you for a wonderful prayer ! It inspires me to pray more and to get closer to our Lord. May our good Lord continuously bless all of you !

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Rubenita l. Ubas May 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Thank you for posting this wonderful prayer..God bless us all.

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nenen May 24, 2012 at 7:04 am

Thank you! for this is a great prayer that i may use for tomorrow’s conference….

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elbester nongbri September 22, 2012 at 9:13 am

thank you for posting this prayer.this give us anidea how to praY

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geetha October 1, 2012 at 12:57 am

thank u for this meaningful prayer……this gave me an idea how 2 pray

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mj October 7, 2012 at 12:52 am

very nice prayer..

thanks for this..

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kizel October 28, 2012 at 2:42 am

Thanks for this prayer. that would help me as I begin to handle a Dgroup.

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Gennie January 13, 2013 at 11:32 am

Thank you for posting this very meaningful,precise opening prayer..

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nat February 21, 2013 at 12:17 am

thanks, for this opening prayer. it will help us a lot to understand the meaning of what we are doing.

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DaMarco E. March 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Thanks for this. I am going to make use of it tonight before our meeting.

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Maribel Cayao March 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Powerful one.Thank You!

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pinky April 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm

nice prayer! will adapt this to our meeting today.

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Fisher May 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

Thank you for this prayer! Very nice… changed it up a bit to suit a meeting for today. Very thoughtful. Blessings…

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tisha! June 26, 2013 at 9:10 am

Thank you very much! it was a great help…. Iwas assigned to lead a prayer tom for a conference …

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derekengavinjesse August 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

thank you! will say this prayer in our meeting

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raymund morada September 18, 2013 at 11:43 pm

thank you! for sharing your prayer,.

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thezzlongakit October 18, 2013 at 1:02 am

I’m so happy to read your touching prayer….since at 3 p.m. today I will be leading an Opening Prayer for our Cooperative Board Meeting….

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jonathan February 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

thank you…st.ignatius of loyola ..
powerful prayer..

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emmaculate odonya February 28, 2014 at 11:12 pm

that is a great prayer thank you

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Dorothy Brown March 2, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Thank you for such a wonderful prayer, I will recite it in our City Board Meeting Tuesday night.

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zharmaine March 30, 2014 at 2:16 am

Thanks for posting this prayer…… “More things are wrought by prayers than this world dreams of”………. i’ll recite this tomorrow as we begin our prayer

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