Biblical verses to read at the beginning of the service. The choice of a verse to initiate a biblical service is to motivate people to worship God in order to preparing them to listen to the preaching of the Word.
At the moment of the biblical reading of a verse or devotional text it is good that everyone is standing and if it is possible to read all together. These are simple tips to make reverence to God, taking all the attention of the listeners to the Word of God. Here are some suggestions of biblical verses widely used in openings of biblical services:
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.