Oct 24, 2013

Call to Worship: Psalm 122

Here’s a responsive call to worship based on Psalm 122.  It comes from the Children’s Defense Fund website.

Call to Worship
(inspired by Psalm 122)

I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.
We gather with gladness in the Lord’s house this day!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
And security within your towers.”
We gather to pray with our words and our lives
so that all of God’s children will one day know
peace and economic security.

For the sake of my relatives and friends
I will say, “Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God
I will seek your good.
We gather in God’s name, who claims us all as kin,
to speak out and seek peace and justice
for the sake of all God’s children.

Come, let us worship God!

~ adapted from Christian Worship Resources for the Children’s Sabbath, on the Children’s Defense Fund website. http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/2013-sabbath-manual/documents/sabbath-2013_christian.pdf