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Calls To Worship

Rescue

Adapted from Exodus 3

The Lord says, 

“I am the God of your ancestors. 

I have indeed seen the misery of my people. 

I have heard them crying out because of their oppressors. 

So I have come down to rescue them. 

And to bring them into a good and spacious land.” 

Oh Lord Almighty, 

We look to Zion, to your promise of restoration, of Shalom. Empower us to help bring about your kingdom here and now. 

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 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


Adapted from Psalm 147

Leader: How good it is to sing praises to our God!

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.

People: Great are You, Lord and mighty in power. You understand everything about each one of us. You heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds. You sustain the humble and delight in those who hold You in awe and put their hope in Your endless love.

Leader: Blessed are those who rely on God, who hope in God alone,

People: You uphold the cause of the oppressed and give food to the hungry. You set prisoners free, You give sight to the blind. You lift up those who are bowed down and broken. You watch over the ones who are new among us and sustain the fatherless and the widow.

Leader: Lord, show us this morning Your sufficiency, Your abundance, Your outstretched arms and our deep need to be infused and enthused with your Holy Spirit.


The Psalmist declares: 

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, 

who daily bears our burdens, 

our God is a God who saves; 

from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. 

Therefore, Come let us praise and worship our God 

—Father, Son and Holy Spirit –  

with all that we are and all that we have. 

Richard Herman


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