Call to Worship & Prayer: Lent 1

Here’s a call to worship and opening prayer based on Psalm 25:1-3.  It comes from the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website.

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 25:1-3)

To you, O GOD, we lift up the spirit of our whole selves.
O God, we trust unashamedly in you;
seeking that you be not ashamed of us;
May we begin our Lenten journey together in right relationships;
Teach us. Show us. Guide us in your paths.
Grow us to know your ways more clearly.
You are the God of our salvation and the Sustainer of good relations.
For you we wait.
May integrity, a clean conscience, and upright living preserve us.

Unison Prayer of Invocation
(Genesis 9:8-17)
As in days of old, Creator God,
we come to look for your signs of covenant promises. 
Like the rainbow days of Noah,
we see and know your signs
and hear your voice again
directing us to the places of preparation
and transformation in our lives and in our world.
Thank you God,
for your covenant signs in this season of Lent.  Amen.

— from Prayers for the Journey: Service Prayers for the First Sunday of Lent, written by the Rev. Rosemary McCombs Maxey, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and a retired clergy and member of Fellowship Congregational United Church of Christ in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website.  

For more worship resources for February 26, 2012 (the first Sunday of Lent), click on Lent 1 B in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.

For more prayer resources on this blog, see the Scriptural Index of Prayers at the upper right side of the page. For more calls to worship on this blog, click on Calls to worship in the list of “Labels” at the lower right, or see the Call to Worship Index at the upper right.