Oct 10, 2011

Call to Worship Litany: Psalm 90

Here’s a call to worship litany based on verses from Psalm 90, one of the suggested scripture readings for October 23, 2011 (Proper 25A).  It was written by Moira Laidlaw.

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17)

Lord, you have been our shelter and security from generation to generation.
You breathed creation into being,
giving shape to mountains and form to the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You have the power to turn us back to dust; 
a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday to you,
or like a brief moment in the night.
You sweep us away like a dream,
like grass which flourishes and grows in the morning,
but fades and withers in the evening.
Our frailty is revealed when we trust only in ourselves
and so fail to number our days wisely.
Turn to us, O God, for you alone are our hope.
Have compassion on us we pray.
Help us to begin day after day focused on your steadfast love,
so that each day will be filled with joy and gladness.
By your mercy and grace, O God,
transform our afflictions into blessings
and our wrongful ways  into goodness.
Let your work be so visible among us
that your glory will be revealed now and for generations to come.
May your grace, O God, enrich our lives
and give meaning and purpose to our daily activities.

— Copyright © Moira Laidlaw, posted on her Liturgies Online website. Visit that site for other great lectionary-based resources.