Feb 20, 2012

Call to Worship & Prayer: Psalm 19

Here’s an opening call to worship and prayer based on Psalm 19: 1-4.  It comes from the A Psalm and a Prayer website.

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 19: 1-4)

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them;
and nothing is hid from its heat.

Prayer
(based on Psalm 19: 1-4)

Lord God, all creation points to Your glory, honor, and loving-kindness. Though You continuously reveal Your perfect ways throughout the world in which we live, we confess that we have marred Your creation and not lived up to our responsibilities to You and others. We have failed You, but You have demonstrated Your faithfulness to us by sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to live and die for us. In the guiding power of His indwelling and reigning Spirit, help us to pray as He taught us: “Our Father. . .”

— Copyright © L.G. Parkhurst, Jr., Pastor of Stonegate Church. Posted on A Psalm and a Prayer website.