Calls To Worship
Adapted from Psalm 34:1-8 (NRSV)
I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
Look to him, and be radiant;
so your faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord,
and was saved from every trouble.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
O taste and see that the Lord is good;
happy are those who take refuge in him.
Stuart Strachan Jr.
Adapted from Psalm 91
Leader: You who live in the shelter of the Highest, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord,
People: “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”
Leader: For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and under his wings, you will find refuge; for he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
All: God answers us when we call and is with us in our troubles to rescue us and show us his salvation.
Adapted from Psalm 148
Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens. Praise the Lord from the heights!
People: Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his host!
Leader: Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars!
People: Praise him you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
Leader: Praise the Lord from the earth, mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!
People: Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!
All: Let us praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven. Praise the Lord!
Adapted From Psalm 29
Leader: Ascribe to the Lord, O Heavenly Beings, ascribe the Lord glory and strength.
People: Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor.
Leader: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters.
People: The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
All: May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!