Calls To Worship


Adapted from Psalm 27

Leader:            The Lord is our light and our salvation—

                        So why should we be afraid?

People:           The Lord is our fortress, protecting us from danger,

                        So why should we tremble?

Leader:            The one thing we ask of the Lord is to live in the house of the Lord

                        all the days of our lives.

People:           Wait patiently for the Lord.  Be brave and courageous.

                        Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

All:                  Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Adapted from Psalm 40 

I waited patiently for the Lord. 

He turned to me and heard my cry. 

He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire. 

He set my feet on a rock and gave my feet a firm place to stand. 

He put a new song in my mouth, 

A hymn of praise to our God. 

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.  

Let us worship his name. 

Austin D. Hill

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 86

Leader: Come, let us enter into God’s presence.

People:   Lord, I am here, waiting. Let me hear Your voice; for I am poor, and needy in spirit. Be gracious to me, gladden the soul of Your servant, for to You do I cry all day long – to You, I lift up my soul.

Teach me Your way, Lord, that I may walk in Your truth. Give me an undivided heart to revere Your name. For great is Your steadfast love toward me. You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Lord, You are good and forgiving. There is none like You.

Lord, all the nations shall glorify Your name. For You are great and do wondrous things. You alone are God. I give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify Your name forever. 

Adapted from Psalm 90 

Relent, Lord! How long will it be? 

Have compassion on your servants. 

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,  

That we may sing for joy and be glad in all our days. 

May your deeds be shown to your servants, 

Your splendor to their children.  

Let us worship God and enjoy his presence! 

Austin D. Hill

Adapted from Psalm 130

Leader: Out of the depths we cry to you, Lord;
People: Lord, hear our voices , Let your ears be attentive to our cries for mercy.

If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Leader: Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

People: we will wait for the Lord, with our whole being we will wait,
and in his word we put our hope.
Leader: We wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.

People: For with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.

Submitted by Stuart Strachan Jr.

Adapted from Isaiah 25:1, 3-4, 9

Pastor: O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.

All: Therefore, strong peoples will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will fear you.

Pastor: For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.

All: Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Lamentations 3:22-23

Leader:            The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

                          God’s mercies never come to an end.  

People:           They are new every morning;

                        Great is your faithfulness, O God.

Leader:             The Lord is good to those who wait for him,

                          To the souls that seek God. 

People:           It is good that we should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

All:                  Let us worship God!

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Psalm 130:5-7

Leader: Let us wait for the Lord

People: Our souls wait, and in his word we hope. Our souls wait for the Lord, more than the watchmen for the morning. 

Leader: O Church, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption. 

Scott Bullock


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