Advent Call to Worship, Opening Prayer

Here’s an Advent call to worship and opening invocation, written by Rev. Nancy J.

Call to Worship
(Zephaniah 3: 14-20)

Good news! The Holy One, God Almighty,
claims us as God’s very own!
Rejoice in the Lord!

Good news!
The times of trouble are nearly over!
Rejoice in the Lord, always!

Good news!
God is in our midst, ready to renew us with holy love!
Rejoice in the Lord, always!
Again we say rejoice!

Good news! Good news!
The peace of the Lord will dwell in our hearts!
We lift up our hearts in thanksgiving.
Thanks be to God!


Move us, Joyful God,
    take our hands and lead us in your dance of creation.
When we are uncertain,
    guard our hearts with your peace.
When our steps falter,
    surround us with the strength of your Spirit.
Guide us, Dancing God,
    until we are move and sing with the joy of your salvation.
In the name of Emmanuel, God with Us, we pray, Amen.

— Rev. Nancy J, on her blog, wonderings through life and other such nonsense.

For more worship resources for the season of Advent, see the index of Advent Worship Resources at the upper right side of the page, or click on Advent 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side.