Call to Worship, Prayer of Approach: Proper 26A

Here’s a call to worship and prayer of approach based on the texts for October 30, 2011 (Proper 26A, Ordinary 31A).  They were written by Rev. Kim Gilliland and posted on Rev. Richard Fairchild’s Kir-shalom website.

Call to Worship
(based on Joshua 3: 7-17)

One:   God was with the people of Israel when they left Egypt.
All:      God is with us now.
One:   God gave the people hope as they traveled through the desert.
All:      God gives us the courage to step out in faith.
One:   God is with us wherever we go.
All:      Come, let us worship the Lord.

Prayer of Approach

Holy God, your power fills the universe with light and love.
Your tender hand caresses those who are suffering and wounded.
You welcome strangers and care for the lonely.
We are awed by the amazing extent of your compassion.
Meet us where we are.
Speak to us in ways that we understand.
Come to us, O God, in our time of worship.
Still our hearts and minds.
Renew our spirits and fill us with the life that only you can offer.

— copyright © Rev. Richard J. Fairchild, and posted on his Kir-Shalom website. Visit his site for other lectionary-based worship resources and sermons.