Advent Call to Worship: Isaiah 61

Here’s a call to worship litany based on Isaiah 61. It was written by Phil Whyte.

Call to Worship
(based on Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11)

We come to worship Christ
Who proclaims good news to the poor,
binds up the broken-hearted,
frees the prisoner
and comforts those who mourn.

We come to worship Christ
Who bestows a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of joy Instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

We come to worship Christ
Who rebuilds ancient ruins
and restores broken places.

— written by Phil Whyte, Holy City Planning Group, and posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website.