Calls To Worship
Adapted from Psalm 9:1-2, NRSV
We will give thanks to you, O LORD, with our whole heart;
we will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
We will be glad and exult in you;
we will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Adapted from Psalm 30:2, 4-5
Leader: O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.
People: Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.
Leader: For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime.
People: Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Adapted from Psalm 54
Hear our prayers O God,
Listen to the words of our mouths.
Surely God is our help
The Lord is the one who sustains us.
We will praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.
Submitted by Austin D. Hill
Adapted from Psalm 61:1-4
Leader: O God, listen to our cry! Hear our prayers!.
People: From the ends of the earth, we cry to you for help when our hearts are overwhelmed.
Leader: Lead us to the towering rock of safety, for you are our safe refuge.
People: Let us live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings!
All: Let us worship God!
Submitted by Chip Hardwick
Adapted from Psalm 121:1-4
Pastor: I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
All: My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Pastor: He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
All: Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
Submitted by Dustin Ray
Adapted from Psalm 121
Leader: I lift up my eyes to the hills,
Where does my help come from?
People: My help comes from the Lord,
The maker of heaven and earth.
Leader: He will not let your food slip,
He who watches over you will not sleep.
People: Indeed, he who watches over Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
Leader: The Lord watches over you,
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
People: The sun will not harm you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
Leader: The Lord will keep you from all harm,
He will watch over your life.
People: The Lord will watch over your coming and going,
Both now and forevermore.
Adapted from Psalm 124:8
“Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.”
What did God do to help us?
God chose the people of Israel to make a new beginning.
They received God’s covenant and prepared the way
for Jesus to come as our Savior.
Let us worship the God of the covenant, the God of heaven and earth.
Adapted from Psalm 146
Leader: Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.
People: Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever.
Leader: The Lord sets the prisoners free, opens the eyes of the blind, and lifts up those who are bowed down. People: The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord!
Leader: Let us worship God!
Adapted from Psalm 146:5-10
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
The sea, and everything in them—
He remains faithful forever.
He upholds the cause of the oppressed
And gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
The Lord gives sight to the blind,
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
The Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the foreigner
And sustains the fatherless and the widow,
But he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
The Lord reigns forever.
So humble us, O Lord, we pray as we gather to worship you.
Submitted by Austin D. Hill
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