Call & Prayer of Approach: Psalm 78: 1-7

Here’s a call to worship and prayer of approach based on Psalm 78: 1-7, one of the suggested scripture readings for Proper 27A (November 6, 2011).  They were written by Rev. Kim Gilliland of the United Church of Canada.

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 78: 1-7)

Let us open our minds to God's teaching;
and tune our ear to God's word.
Let us listen to the stories of the faith of our ancestors;
and share our stories with our children.
We put our trust in God;
we worship the one who gives us life.

Prayer of Approach

God of Heaven and Earth, God of the sunrise and the sunset, God of the highest mountain and the deepest valley, hear our prayers as we come before your throne of glory. Declare your message to us and grant us the courage to listen.  May our listening turn to action.  May our actions touch the hearts of those who need to hear your voice. We put our trust in you knowing that it is well placed in your gentle and caring hands.

— written by Rev. Kim Gilliland ( of the United Church of Canada.  Posted on Rev. Richard J. Fairchild’s Kir-shalom website. Visit his site for many other worship resources and sermons.