Calls To Worship


Adapted from Psalm 9

Leader:            The Lord reigns forever, and rules the nations with fairness.

People:           The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Leader:            Sing praises to the Lord who reigns in Jerusalem;

                          Tell the world about God’s unforgettable deeds.

People:          The needy will not be ignored forever;

                        The hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.

All:                  Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Adapted from Psalm 36:5-7

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, 

Your faithfulness to the skies. 

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, 

Your justice like the great deep. 

You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. 

How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! 

People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 

We celebrate your incredible love today. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Psalm 36:5-8

 Leader:            Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,

                           Your faithfulness to the clouds.

People:           How precious is your steadfast love O God!

                        All people take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Leader:            They feast on the abundance of your house,

                         And you give them drinks from the river of your delights.

People:         For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

All:                 Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

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 62:5-12

Leader: For God alone our souls wait in silence, for our hope is in him.

People: He alone is our rock and our salvation, our fortress; we shall not be shaken. On God rests our deliverance and our honor; our mighty rock, our refuge is in God. 

Leader: Trust in him at all times, O People; pour out your hearts before him; God is a refuge for us. Let us worship the One to whom belongs power and steadfast love. 

Scott Bullock

Adapted from Psalm 91

Leader: You who live in the shelter of the Highest, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord,

People: “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”

Leader: For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and under his wings, you will find refuge; for he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

All: God answers us when we call and is with us in our troubles to rescue us and show us his salvation.

Adapted from Psalm 142

Leader:   With my voice I cry to You, Lord; I pour out my complaint; I tell my trouble before You.

People: When my spirit is faint, I cry to You, Lord; for You are my refuge. Give heed to my cry, so that I may praise Your name. I lay before You my sin, my hope, my failing and my ambition, and I lift to You my heart for guidance and cleansing.

Let us exalt You, O God and King;  we will praise Your name.

People:  Every day we will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever.

Adapted from John 3:17 and Psalm 46:1-3

Pastor: God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

All: His love endures forever

Pastor: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

All: His love endures forever.

Pastor: Let us worship God.  

Submitted by Dustin Ray

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