Feb 13, 2012

Lenten Call to Worship & Prayer

Here’s an opening call to worship and prayer based on Psalm 25.  They come from the A Psalm and a Prayer website.

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 25)

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust.
Do not let me be put to shame.
Do not let my enemies exult over me.
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame.
Let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
Make me to know your ways, O Lord.
Teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation.
For you I wait all day long.

Opening Prayer
(based on Psalm 25)

O God, we trust totally in You as we trust in no other. You are the creator of all things, and our life depends on You moment by moment. You give us breath and we respond with songs of praise and hymns of adoration. You give us truth, and we teach others Your word and try to model Your ways. You give us eternal life, and we share the gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, with all who will listen. You fill us with Your Holy Spirit, and we love others as You have loved us. You call us Your friends, and we seek to be friends with the friendless. In all things we completely depend upon You and do not rest secure in our own strength or wisdom. Draw us closer to You and enable us to live more faithfully as followers of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who taught us to pray: “Our Father. . .”

— Copyright © L.G. Parkhurst, Jr., Pastor of Stonegate Church.  Posted on A Psalm and a Prayer website. http://psalmsandprayers.com/