Jun 22, 2011

Graduation Call to Worship

Here’s a lovely graduation litany written by Dan Wilt.  He’s written it as a call to worship, but it could also function very well at the end of a graduation worship service. It could also be used in a variety of other settings: as a congregational prayer of commitment, or a litany for confirmation or adult baptism.


Call:                 Many voices are speaking to us today
                        in the movie theaters,
                        on the concert stages,
                        on the television.

Response:        Today, Lord, we choose to listen to Your voice,
                        to respond to Your desires,
                        to follow Your highest path for us.

Call:                 Many voices are speaking to us today
                        in our homes,
                        in our friendships,
                        and in our community.

Response:        Today, Lord, we choose to listen to Your voice,
                        to respond to Your desires,
                        to follow Your highest path for us.

Call:                 Many voices are speaking to us today
                        through celebrities, commercials
                        and through media.

Response:        Today, Lord, we choose to listen to Your voice,
                        to respond to Your desires,
                        to follow Your highest path for us.

All:                   As many voices ring in our ears,
                        we say that we choose to listen for Your voice,
                        to do what pleases you,
                        and to stay true to the path You have lovingly set before us.
                        Strengthen each of us to choose the high road,
                        to live up to the greatness you placed within us,
                        and to honor You in all our ways.
                        Lord, we will listen for Your voice. Amen.

— Dan Wilt, on his website, Dan Wilt.com

For other graduation prayers and blessings, click on Graduation prayers in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.