Calls To Worship
Adapted from Psalm 9:1-2, 9-10
Pastor: I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
All: I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Pastor: The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
All: And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Submitted by Dustin Ray
Adapted from Psalm 51:10-12
Leader: Create in us clean hearts, O God, and put new and right spirits within us.
People: Do not cast us away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from us.
Leader: Restore to us the joy of your salvation
People: and sustain in us a willing spirit.
All: Let us worship God!
Submitted by Chip Hardwick
Adapted from Psalm 66:1-2, 4, NRSV
Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise.
All the earth worships you;
they sing praises to you,
sing praises to your name.
Adapted from Psalm 95:1-2
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
Adapted from Psalm 100
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Adapted from Psalm 126
When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”
The LORD has done great things for us, and we rejoiced.
Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb.
May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.
Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.
Stuart Strachan Jr.
Adapted from Isaiah 56
Leader: Thus says the Lord: “Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon My salvation will come, and My deliverance will be revealed.
People: “To those who keep My sabbath, who choose the things that please Me and hold fast My covenant, I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.
Leader: “And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to Me, to love the name of the Lord, and to be My servants…
People: “These I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
Leader: “For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Let us now worship the God of all nations, the God of all people.
Adapted from Zephaniah 3:17
Leader: The prophet Zephaniah says: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, He is mighty and will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with singing.”
People: Let it be known in all nations, God is our strength, God is our song and God is our salvation.
Leader: So, let us praise God and rejoice with God in song.
Who will save us from the ways of death?
Jesus Christ our Lord; thanks be to God!
God’s grace is sufficient for us;
In Christ, the weak are made strong.
Weeping may linger for the night,
But joy comes with the morning.
Austin D. Hill