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Calls To Worship

Darkness

Adapted from Genesis 1

Leader: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, Darkness was over the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

People: Centuries before Jesus walked among us, The Spirit of God was promised to him, so that he would bring justice to the nations.

Leader: Jesus sent the Spirit of truth to teach us and give us peace.

People: At Pentecost the Spirit came, as the rush of violent wind and tongues of fire. 

All: That same Spirit is among us now.  Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick


Adapted from Genesis 32

In the morning when the sun rises we shall praise You, O Lord.

People:  You have delivered us through every long night and given us safe passage across rivers of struggle.

Leader:  The darkness is past; the light has come.  Let us raise our song and prayer to you, O Lord, in joy.


Adapted from Isaiah 9:2; 6-7a

Leader: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

People: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
Leader: And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
People: Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.  He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.

 Submitted by Stuart Strachan Jr.


Adapted from John 12

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.


Adapted from John 12, Assorted Scriptures

Leader: Jesus said to them, “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.


Adapted from multiple scriptures on Light and Darkness

Leader: Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you.”

People: Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Leader: “If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going.”

People: For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon us and His glory will appear over us.

Leader: “While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.”

People: Nations shall come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn.

Leader: Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

People: Then we shall see and be radiant. The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor shall the moon give light to us by night; but the Lord will be our everlasting light, and our God will be our glory.