Palm Sunday Call to Worship, Prayer

Here’s a call to worship and prayer based on Psalm 118.  They were written by Jeff Shrowder, and posted on The Billabong website.

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 118:1, 2, 19-29)

Give thanks to the LORD, who alone is good;
whose steadfast love is everlasting! 
Let the gates of righteousness be opened
that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD. 
This is the gate of the LORD;

the righteous shall enter through it. 
This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it. 
Gracious and eternal God,
Let the silent mystery of your Spirit
surround, sustain and excite us.
Transform our gathering to your glory,
and perfect our worship for your praise.
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

— Copyright © 2000 Jeff Shrowder, and posted on The Billabong website. For use in worship with acknowledgement. Visit that site for other fine lectionary-based worship resources. 

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