Calls To Worship


Adapted from Psalm 139:1-6,13-18

You have searched me, Lord,  and you know me.

You know when I sit and when I rise;

you perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down;

you are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue

you, Lord, know it completely.

You hem me in behind and before,

and you lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too lofty for me to attain.

For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,

when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body;

all the days ordained for me were written in your book

before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!

How vast is the sum of them!

Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—

when I awake, I am still with you.

Adapted from Proverbs 1:2-7

Leader:            For attaining wisdom and instruction,

                        for understanding words of insight,

People:           Let the wise listen and add to their learning,

                        and let the discerning get guidance

Leader:            for understanding proverbs and parables,

the saying and riddles of the wise.

People:           The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,

                        but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

All:                  Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Adapted from Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed
To the pattern of this world,
But be transformed

By the renewing of your minds.

Then you will be able

To test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will.

Risen Christ Jesus, help us to conform to your pattern of life.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill


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