Rotary Invocation Prayer
We are gathered here today to ask God’s blessing on our work. We pray that He will direct it and prosper it in every possible way, through the efforts of our members, who are here assembled as witnesses of our intentions.
The Rotary Invocation Prayer
Prayer is a way to show gratitude to God, ask for help, express love and gratitude, and show respect for God. It also helps you grow spiritually.
When you pray, be sure to:
- Be specific with your prayers. For example, if you’re praying for something good to happen in your life or the world at large, state what exactly that thing is (e.g., “Please bless me with wisdom”).
- Speak from your heart rather than using formal language like “thou” or “thee.”
- Use the name of Jesus Christ when appropriate (e.g., during sacramental prayers).
God is love. God is the source of all love. God is the source of all life and good, truth and beauty; therefore, He can never be threatened by any evil or sin. No person or thing can destroy what He created in Himself because he already has it. God’s nature cannot be changed by anyone or anything else. (John 3:16) The only power that exists over Him is His own decision to change His mind, but even then He remains unchangingly perfect because He cannot have a fault in any way whatsoever!
We pray for your blessing as we gather together in the name of Rotary.
“We pray for your blessing as we gather together in the name of Rotary.
“Pray for all our clubs around the world, and pray for their leaders and members.
“Pray that we may work together to improve life on earth through service to our communities, our countries, and our world.
“We pray for peace, understanding and goodwill among all nations; that there be mutual respect among all peoples; that justice will be done without favoritism or prejudice; that no person shall accept any advantage because of race or color; but rather let each person be judged by his own merit according to the law of God.
Help us to dedicate ourselves to the ideals of this great organization.
Let us dedicate ourselves to the ideals of this great organization.
We will endeavor to:
- Serve our community through service projects.
- Develop and nurture a spirit of fellowship.
- Promote a creative climate in which all may grow.
May we be gentle and tolerant with those who differ with us, but firm and unyielding with those who wrong us.
- May we be gentle and tolerant with those who differ with us, but firm and unyielding with those who wrong us.
- Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.
- Learn to fight for what you believe in, but do it gently and happily, without anger or aggression.
May our hearts be ever kind, our minds clear and alert, and our hands ready to serve.
Kindness is a virtue. Kindness is a choice. Kindness is a way of life. It is a way of being, as well as relating to others. And it shows love in action, which can make all the difference in the world!
Kindness needs no excuse or explanation, but sometimes we need reminders about why we should be kind and how we can show our kindness to others around us – especially those less fortunate than ourselves.
Good and gracious God,
We come to you today, Lord God, knowing that you are good and gracious. You created all things. You are the source of all that is good and holy, righteous. We thank you for hearing our prayers as we pray them. In Jesus’ name we pray.
We thank you for the gift of life.
We thank you for the gift of life, the opportunity to breathe and feel your warmth. We thank you for each breath we take and heartfelt gratitude to be here with you today. May we be grateful for all that we have been given in this life, knowing that it is not by chance but rather by design. We are so very thankful for this time on earth with all of its challenges and miracles; may we celebrate it as such!
Thank you again for everything in our lives, especially if it seems so little or insignificant at times. Every day is a gift from God, who makes all things possible through his love and grace.
We thank you for this opportunity to be of service.
As Rotarians, we pledge to be of service to our community, our club and the world. Being a member of the Rotary Club means taking an active role in the lives of others. You will be able to do this by volunteering your time or resources within your community.
As members of Rotary International, we have committed ourselves to being “Service Above Self”. In doing so, you are also committing yourself to help others succeed through volunteer work that has been deemed as worthy by other volunteers like yourself. This can include serving food at a soup kitchen; visiting elderly friends; providing financial support for those who cannot afford medical care; donating books and clothing for children in need; tutoring disadvantaged students; cleaning up parks; delivering meals-on-wheels—the list goes on! The important thing is that you find something that resonates with you personally so that when someone asks how they can get involved with their local area club – they know exactly what answer they should give!
Help us to serve with love and care and respect for one another.
To achieve this, we must keep in mind the following:
- Kindness. We should remember that we are all one in the eyes of God, and treat everyone with kindness and respect.
- Respect. Each person has a right to their own opinions, beliefs and experiences; therefore, it is important that we cultivate an atmosphere where each individual feels free to express themselves without fear of being judged by others.
- Compassion. Every human being has struggles that they face in life; it is our duty as brothers and sisters in Christ to love them unconditionally through thick or thin—to care for them through their joys and sorrows with patience and understanding even when our feelings may be hurt at times by their actions or words of anger directed towards us personally as another human being made in God’s image just like everyone else who walks this earth today!
Help us to see in each other our common humanity so that we might treat each other with dignity and respect.
If you’ve never been to a Rotary meeting before, you might be surprised to learn that we pray. We don’t pray for anything in particular—no special favors or blessings—but instead we pray for the well-being of our members and their family members. We want to be reminded of our common humanity, which is why we use this invocation prayer at every meeting.
The invocation says: “Help us to see in each other our common humanity so that we might treat each other with dignity and respect.” This prayer reminds us that all people are equally human; there’s no such thing as an inferior human being or an inferior race. With this understanding comes humility, which is what makes it possible for people from different backgrounds and walks of life to connect on a meaningful level just as ijirah did with her father during their conversation in the woods far away from home.
Please bless those who are in need of healing – physically, mentally, or spiritually. Please help us to show them compassion.
- Please bless those who are in need of healing – physically, mentally, or spiritually. Please help us to show them compassion.
- Let us remember that no one has life all figured out and that we can learn from each other’s mistakes.
- We thank you for bringing us together today to care for each other and to spread hope through our words and actions.
Help us to be better brothers and sisters, better husbands and wives, better fathers and mothers, better friends and neighbors – because we shared some time today together as Rotarians.
We ask you to help us to be better brothers and sisters, better husbands and wives, better fathers and mothers, better friends and neighbors – because we shared some time today together as Rotarians. We ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Thank You for these things we pray, Amen.
In the Jewish and Christian faiths, amen is a word used to signify agreement or approval. It is also commonly used at the end of prayers as a response to a blessing. In Islam, the word amen can be translated as “verily” or “may it be so” and has similar connotations as it does in Christianity and Judaism.
I pray that our thoughts and actions will reflect the ideals of this great organization. I pray that our hearts may be kind and tolerant, but always firm and unyielding when wronged. And finally, I pray that we might ever be gentle with those who differ with us while firm and unyielding with those who wrong us. In the name of Rotary International