Invitation to Worship: Lent 3 B

Here’s a thoughtful way to enter into worship on the third Sunday of Lent, Year B.  It references two of the suggested scripture readings for the day: Psalm 19 and 1 Corinthians 1:18-25.  It was written by Bruce Prewer.

Entry into Worship
(based on Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25)

How does God speak?
Not with a voice like mere mortals,
yet God speaks in many ways-:

In the bountiful creation around us:
“The midnight skies tell of God’s glory,
the midday sun displays holy handiwork.
Each new day speaks God’s language,
and night after night knows more than it can tell.”

Yet it is the cross of Jesus where God speaks most profoundly: 

“The talk of the cross sounds absurd
to those who think they are sophisticated,
but for us who are being saved, it is the power of God.”
Let the way we speak and the way we think
be acceptable in your sight
O God our strength and our redeemer.

— written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.

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