Nov 16, 2011

Call to Worship Litany for Advent

Here is an advent call to worship litany written by Phil White, a member of the planning group for “Holy City,” an alternative service of worship in Glasgow, Scotland.

Advent Call to Worship

Where crooked roads need straightening
Prepare the Way for the Lord
Where people walk in darkness
Prepare the Way for the Lord
Where busy lives need stilling
Prepare the Way for the Lord
Where minds are full of tinsel, presents and parties
Prepare the Way for the Lord

And now, in this place and among your people gathered
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Into this broken world we call planet earth
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Into this busy place that we call home
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Into this fragile group of your people
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Into cold hearts and dulled minds
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Where there is no peace
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Where people shout in the wilderness
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Where people walk in darkness
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Come Lord Jesus and help us find room for you in our hearts. Amen.

— written by Phil White.  Posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website.

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