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 2 Corinthians 5:17-20
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here!
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We remind one another in our service of worship:
Be reconciled to God.
Submitted by Austin D. Hill
A Call to Worship For the Tragedy in Charleston
We declare together, oh Lord
With hearts breaking, eyes weeping and souls stirring
We will continue to stand and cry and weep with our brothers and sisters
We will continue to make a place of peace for even the enemies at our table
We will continue to open our doors and our hearts to those who enter them
We will continue to seek to forgive as we have been forgiven
We will continue to love in Jesus’ name because you taught us that love conquers all
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Check out our Prayers of Confession on Reconciliation.