Calls To Worship


 Adapted from Psalm 9:1-2, 9-10

Pastor: I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

All: I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Pastor: The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

All: And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 22:25-31

From you comes my praise in the great congregation;

my vows I will pay before those who fear him.

The poor shall eat and be satisfied;

those who seek him shall praise the Lord.

May your hearts live forever!

All the ends of the earth shall remember

and turn to the Lord;

and all the families of the nations

shall worship before him.

For dominion belongs to the Lord,

and he rules over the nations.

To him, indeed, shall all who sleep in the earth bow down;

before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,

and I shall live for him.

Posterity will serve him;

future generations will be told about the Lord,

and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn,

saying that he has done it.

Hassell Bullock

Adapted from Psalm 24

 The earth is the Lord’s, for he made it:

Come, let us adore him.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness:

Come, let us adore him.

The mercy of the Lord is everlasting:

Come, let us adore him.

Lord, open our lips.

And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

Book of Common Prayer

Adapted from Psalm 34:1-4, 8 (ESV)

Pastor: I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

All: My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.

Pastor: Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!

All: I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Pastor: Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!

All: Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!  

Submitted by Dustin Ray (ESV, adapted for liturgical use)

Adapted from Psalm 34:1-8 (RSVUE)

I will bless the Lord at all times;
    his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
    let the afflicted hear and be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me,
    and let us exalt his name together!

I sought the Lord, and he answered me,
    and delivered me from all my fears.
Look to him, and be radiant;
    so your faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor soul cried, and was heard by the Lord,
    and was saved from every trouble.
The angel of the Lord encamps
    around those who fear him, and delivers them.
O taste and see that the Lord is good!
    Happy are those who take refuge in him!

Adapted by Stuart Strachan Jr. (RSVUE)

Adapted from Psalm 71

Leader: I come praising the mighty deeds of the Lord God, I will praise Your righteousness, Yours alone.

People: O God, from my youth You have taught me, and I still proclaim Your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to all the generations to come. Your power and Your righteousness, O God, reach the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like You? My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; my soul also, which You have rescued. 

Leader: O God, who is like You? Let our lips shout for joy, let us sing our praises to You.

  Adapted from Psalm 92:1-2

 It is good to praise the LORD

and make music to your name, O Most High,

to proclaim your love in the morning

and your faithfulness at night.

Psalm 92:1-4 (ESV)

Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

People: to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night,

Leader: to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.

People: For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 95

 Leader: O come, let us sing to the Lord;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

People: Let us come into His presence with  thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with   songs of praise!

Leader: For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

People: In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for He made it, and the dry land, which His hands have formed.

Leader: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

People: For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand.

Leader: So let us praise our Lord and God.

 Adapted from Psalm 96:1-2

 Sing to the LORD a new song;

sing to the LORD, all the earth.

Sing to the LORD, praise his name;

proclaim his salvation day after day.

Adapted from Psalm 98

Leader: Sing to the Lord a new song,

for He has done marvelous things.

People: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;

 break forth into joyous song and sing praises. “`

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord!

People: Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,

 with the lyre and the sound of melody.   

Leader: Sing praises to the Lord!

People: With trumpets and the sound of the horn

make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.   

Leader: Now let all who have breath, sing praises to our Lord!

Adapted from Psalm 100

Leader: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
People: come before him with joyful songs.
Leader: Worship the Lord with gladness; Come before him with joyful songs.
People: Know that the Lord is God. Come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God.
Leader: It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
People: Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
All: For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.

(NIV, adapted for liturgical use)

 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 104

Praise the Lord, my soul!

Lord, our God, you are very great!

You are clothed with splendor and majesty.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

We will sing to the Lord, all our lives,

We will sing praise to God as long as we shall live. God of glory, we praise you today.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Psalm 106:1-5 (ESV)

Leader: Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord because he is good. His faithful love continues forever.

All: Who can speak enough about the mighty acts of the Lord? Who can praise him as much as he should be praised?

Leader: Blessed are those who always do what is fair. Blessed are those who keep doing what is right.

All: Lord, remember me when you bless your people. Help me when you save them. Then I will enjoy the good things you give your chosen ones. I will be joyful together with your people. I will join them when they praise you.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 111 (NLT)    

Leader: Praise the Lord!
People: I will thank the Lord with all my heart as I meet with his godly people.
Leader: How amazing are the deeds of the Lord!
People: All who delight in him should ponder them.
Leader: Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty.
People: His righteousness never fails.
Leader: He causes us to remember his wonderful works.
People: How gracious and merciful is our Lord!
Leader: He gives food to those who fear him;
People: he always remembers his covenant.
Leader: He has shown his great power to his people
People: by giving them the lands of other nations.
Leader: All he does is just and good,
People: and all his commandments are trustworthy.
They are forever true, to be obeyed faithfully and with integrity.
Leader: He has paid a full ransom for his people.
People: He has guaranteed his covenant with them forever.
Leader: What a holy, awe-inspiring name he has!
People: Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom.
All: All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom.
Praise him forever!

Psalm 112:1-3


Servants of God, praise,
praise the name of the Lord.
Bless the Lord’s name now and always.
Praise the Lord’s name here and in every place
from east to west.

Psalm 113:1-3 (Catholic chapter numbering) in Work of God: Benedictine Prayer, ed. Judith Sutera, Liturgical Press, 1997.

Adapted from Psalm 119

Your word is a lamp unto my feet 

And a light unto my path. 

I’ve promised it once, and I’ll promise it again: 

I will obey your righteous regulations. 

Lord, accept my offering of praise, 

Teach me your regulations. 

Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight. 

We are determined to keep your decrees to the very end. 

 Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Psalm 135:1-4

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the name of the Lord;

Give praise, O servants of the Lord.

People: We who stand in the house of the Lord,

In the courts of the house of our God.

Leader: Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;

Sing to God’s name, for God is gracious

People: For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself,

Israel as God’s own possession.

All:        Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Adapted from Psalm 138:1-5 (ESV)

Pastor: I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;

All: I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

Pastor: On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.

All: All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth, and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 145:1-3, 5 (ESV)

Pastor: I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.

All: Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.

Pastor: Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

All: On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 150

People: Praise God in His mighty firmament!

Leader: Praise God for His mighty deeds;

People: Praise God according to His surpassing greatness!

Leader: Praise God with trumpet sound;

People: Praise God with lute and harp!

Leader: Praise God with tambourine and dance;

People: Praise God with strings and pipe!

Leader: Praise God with clanging cymbals;

People: Praise God with loud clashing cymbals!

Adapted from Psalm 148 (NRSVUE)

Leader: Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise him in the heights!

People: Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!

Leader: Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars!

People: Praise him you highest heavens and you waters above the heavens!

Leader: Praise the Lord from the earth…. mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!

People: Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!

All: Let us praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven. Praise the Lord!

Scott Bullock (Ps 148:1-4, 7, 9, 11, 13, NRSVUE, pronoun change for liturgical use)

Adapted from Psalm 150

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;

Praise him in his mighty firmament!

Praise him for his mighty deeds;

Praise him according to his surpassing greatness!

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

 Adapted from Psalm 150:1-2

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;

Praise him in his mighty firmament!

Praise him for his mighty deeds;

Praise him according to his surpassing greatness!

Almighty God, you are Lord of all. Help us to take in your grandeur as we worship you today.

 Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Zephaniah 3:17

 Leader: The prophet Zephaniah says: “The Lord, your God, is in your midst, He is mighty and will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will renew you in His love; He will exult over you with singing.”

People: Let it be known in all nations, God is our strength, God is our song and God is our salvation.

Leader: So, let us praise God and rejoice with God in song.

Adapted from Acts 2 (Pentecost)

Leader: Come, sing a new song of worship.
People: Come, sing a new song of praise.

Leader: Today is a day of a promise fulfilled.

People: With joy we celebrate Pentecost.

Leader: Pentecost – a day when power and comfort flowed.

People: Pentecost – a day of hope and inspiration.

Leader: A day when the Holy Spirit was revealed in flaming glory

People: and the glory was given to the people.

Leader: The fire of the Holy Spirit lives on in us.

People: Sing praises!

All: We sing praises, indeed!

By AnnMarie Kneebone

Come into God’s presence with thanksgiving in your hearts.

We will enter his gates with praise.

He has made us glad.

His love endures forever.

We join with all of creation,

To sing a new song. Rejoice, oh my soul, again I say, “Rejoice!”

Let us worship God together.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

He will judge the people with righteousness and defend the cause of the poor.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

The mystery of the ages is revealed; the eternal plane of God is known to all.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Let us kneel down before him to give him honor, glory, and praise.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Let us offer him all the treasures of our hearts and our lives.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

O Lord, Open our lips

And our mouth shall proclaim your praise

O Lord, Open our eyes

And we shall see the marvelous things you have done in and through your Son, our Savior

O Lord, Open our minds,

And we shall discern your holy love and redeeming ways of entering our world

O Lord, Open our hands

And we shall reach out to bless those around us who are in need.

Mark Brewer

Adapted from Psalm 63:1, 3, 4, (NRSV)


O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you;

my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.


Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.

I will bless you as long as I live.

I will lift up my hands and call on your name.

Lisa Degrenia

Adapted from Psalm 42

Leader:  As the deer pants for streams of water,

                So my soul pants for you, oh God.

                My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

                When can I go and meet with God?

 People: My tears have been my food day and night,

                 While men say to me all day long,

                “Where is your God?”

                 These things I remember as I pour out my soul:

                 how I used to go with the multitude,

                 leading the procession to the house of God

                 with shouts of joy and thanksgiving

                 among the festive throng.

Leader:  Why are you downcast, O my soul?

                Why so disturbed within me?

                Put your hope in God,

                for I will yet praise him,

                my Savior and my God.

Adapted by Bud Thoreen

Psalm 30:1-5 (NLT)

Leader: I will exalt you, Lord, for you rescued me. You refused to let my enemies triumph over me.

People: O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health.

Leader: You brought me up from the grave, O Lord. You kept me from falling into the pit of death.

People: Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones! Praise his holy name.

Leader: For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime!

People: Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Adapted from Psalm 119

Leader: May the Lord open our eyes, so that we may behold wondrous things out of his word.

People: May he turn our hearts to his decrees and away from selfish gain.

Leader: The Lord is near, and all his commandments are true.

People: His decrees are our heritage forever; they are the joy of our hearts.

All: Accept, Lord, our offering of praise, and teach us your word.

Darren Pollock

Adapted from Psalm 103:1-4 (NLT)

Leader: Let all that I am praise the Lord;

People: With my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.

Leader: Let all that I am praise the Lord;

People: May I never forget the good things he does for me.

Leader: He forgives all my sins

People: and heals all my diseases.

Leader: He redeems me from death

People: and crowns me with love and tender mercies.

Submitted by Cody Sandahl

Inspired by Psalm 32:11

Leader: Come into my presence with singing; come to me with shouts of praise!

All: We are glad to worship You, O Lord! We rejoice with songs of praise.

Leader: Come to me, all people. Come to me, find refuge, sing praise, and have your hearts renewed!

All: We shout for joy, O God! We shout Your praise because You have been good to us!

Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 146

 Praise the Lord, my soul.

I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
Do not put your trust in princes,
in human beings, who cannot save.
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,

your God, O Zion, for all generations.

Praise the Lord.

 Adapted from Psalms 65 and 68

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

Psalm 105:1-7 (NIV)

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;

make known among the nations what he has done.

Sing to him, sing praise to him;

tell of all his wonderful acts.

Glory in his holy name;

let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

Look to the Lord and his strength;

seek his face always.

Remember the wonders he has done,

his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,

you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,

his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.

He is the Lord our God;

his judgments are in all the earth.

We are gathered once again hear the good news of God’s Kingdom

For our hearts to be filled with the love of the Father

For our actions to be shaped by the teaching of the Son

And for our words to be filled with the Spirit of hope


We come in our smallness

Trusting that your love will continue to grow in our lives

We come to praise you God, the giver of all good things

Fill our hearts with your love

So that it would overflow through us to all your people


Psalm 65:1-4 (ESV)

Leader: Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed.

All: O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.

Leader: When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions.

All: Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

Submitted by Dustin Ray