Calls To Worship
Adapted from Psalm 98
Leader: Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things.
People: The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
Leader: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth; burst into jubilant song with music.
People: Make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing.
Leader: With trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn
People: Shout for joy before the LORD, the King.
Leader: Let us worship God.
Adapted from Psalm 104:24-34, 35b (NRSV)
Leader: O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great. There go the ships, and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.
People: These all look to you to give them their food in due season; when you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand they are filled with good things. When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.
Leader: May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works–who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke.
People: We will sing to the Lord as long as we live; we will sing praise to our God while we have being. May our meditation be pleasing to him, for we rejoice in the Lord. Bless the Lord, O our souls. Let us praise the Lord!
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 Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed
To the pattern of this world,
But be transformed
By the renewing of your minds.
Then you will be able
To test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will.
Risen Christ Jesus, help us to conform to your pattern of life.
Submitted by Austin D. Hill
Almighty God, you bless us so richly. You renew us and give us new life. You equip us with the gifts of your Spirit. You give us an amazing calling to follow you each day. But we fail to use the gifts that you’ve given us. We complain that we don’t have enough. We covet and lust after things we don’t need. Please help us to see how you’ve already blessed us with your gifts as we silently confess our sins to you now.…
Submitted by Austin D. Hill
As we call ourselves to worship, let us remember that our God is an awesome God, who in Jesus Christ has lived in our flesh, faced our temptations, gone to cross for, and lives today in heaven. In this time of worship let us praise our God, pray for one another, and renew our faith in Christ who is with us. Let us worship God.