Nov 23, 2013

Call to Worship, Prayer: Isaiah 35: 1-10

Here’s a call to worship and opening prayer inspired by Isaiah 35: 1-10. It was written by Rev Nancy J.

Call to Worship
(inspired by Isaiah 35:1-10)

Listen–all creation rejoices, can you hear it?
There is so much noise and chatter, are you sure there is music?
Listen–the wilderness and desert are breaking out in song, can you hear it?
It’s been so long since we’ve heard a melody of praise.
Listen–the crocus blooms with joyful singing, the very mountains join in the refrain.
Can you hear it?
We join our voices in hope,
worshipping our God who brings forth a new song in the world.

Opening Prayer

Life-giving God, we are a blessed people.
In this moment of worship we pray that you might bless us anew.
Give us ears to hear the melodies of praise that fill the world around us.
And as we hear the songs, teach us to sing,
to dance with abandon,
to rejoice in the wonders of your grace.
Forgive us when we have passed by signs of your mercy.
From this moment forward,
open our eyes to the places where joy is springing up from parched ground.
Lead us by your Spirit in the pathways of your overflowing peace, hope, and joy.

~ written by Rev. Nancy J. and posted on wonderings thru life and other such nonsense.