Calls To Worship
Adapted from Psalm 1
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
Or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
But whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
And who meditates on God’s law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in seasons and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever that person does prospers.
Holy God, help us to delight in following you. Renew our passion for your laws as we worship you today.
Submitted by Austin D. Hill
Adapted from Psalm 12
Leader: Help, Lord, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.
People: Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception.
Leader: May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue that says, “We will
triumph with our tongues; we own our lips—who is our master?
People: Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now
arise, says the Lord. “I will protect them from those who malign them.”
Leader: And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay,
purified seven times.
People: O Lord, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.
Adapted from Romans 7:18-25
Pastor: For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh.
All: For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.
Pastor: Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. So, I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
All: Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
Submitted by Dustin Ray
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