Calls To Worship
Adapted from 2 Chronicles 7:14-15
God says, “If my people,
Who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray,
And seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways,
I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Now my eyes will be open and my ears will be attentive to the prayers offered in this place.
Loving God, we claim your promises to us today. Heal our land. Heal us. Help us to seek your face in worship today.
Austin D. Hill
Adapted from Psalm 103:1-5
Praise the Lord, my soul;
All my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits
Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from the pit,
And crowns you with love and compassion,
Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Submitted by Austin D. Hill
Adapted from Psalm 130
Leader: Out of the depths we cry to you, Lord;
People: Lord, hear our voices , Let your ears be attentive to our cries for mercy.
If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Leader: Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
People: we will wait for the Lord, with our whole being we will wait,
and in his word we put our hope.
Leader: We wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
People: For with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.
Submitted by Stuart Strachan Jr.
L. In Jesus Christ God has removed our sins from us and given us a new name.
P. Now we are called Forgiven.
L. In Jesus Christ God has assured us that he could never forget us.
P. Now we rejoice that we are called Remembered.
L. In Jesus Christ God has changed our perspective that we are enemies of God and grace.
P. Now we are called Friends.
L. In Jesus Christ God has written us new birth certificates.
P. And now our citizenship is in heaven and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
L. Let us worship our God who delights in us and rejoices over us and has given us a new name in Jesus Christ our Lord. Now we are called Christians.
Stuart Strachan Jr.
Leader: Sing to God, sing praises to his name—his name is the Lord—be exultant before him.
People: When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, God forgives our transgressions.
Leader: Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by the Lord’s signs. He visits the earth and waters it, the river of God is full of water; he provides the people with grain, and crowns the year with his bounty.
All: Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.
Adapted by Darren Pollock
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
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