Calls To Worship
Adapted from Matthew 6:25-33
Jesus says, “Therefore, I tell you
Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or wear.
Is not life more than food or clothes?
Look at the birds of the air. They do not sew or reap or store up in barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not more valuable than they?
Can one of you, by worrying, add a single hour to your life?
But seek first, God’s kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.”
We surrender our worries for tomorrow to you as we worship you today.
Submitted by Austin D. Hill
Wonderful Counselor, open our ears
So we may hear your song
God is with us, God is near
Mighty God, open our eyes
So we may see you at work
For goodness, truth, and justice
Everlasting Father, open our hearts
So we may release our worry,
Our loneliness, and our striving
Prince of Peace, open our hands
So we may take yours and each other’s
And walk together the path of grace
Opening Prayer based on Isaiah 9:6 by Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia © 2022, www.revlisad.com
Lord, we come here with lots of things on our minds, but now we turn our focus to you.
Help us to put aside our schedules and “to do” lists, and replace our worry with peace.
Guide us as we worship, lifting up our voices to show you our gratitude.
Let us learn and grow and be transformed as we worship the Living God!
Ellen R. Dawson
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