Mar 12, 2012

Call to Worship & Prayer Litany

Here’s a beautiful call to worship and opening prayer.  They were written by Cheryl Lawrie and posted on her [hold this space] blog.

Call to Worship

There is a time for celebrating,
and this is that time.
There is a time for mourning,
and this is that time.
There is a time for confessing,
and this is that time.
There is a time for dreaming,
and this is that time.

Opening Prayer

God, we bring our stories to this place tonight
and we wait to be held by yours.

We bring our faithfulness:
shape it with grace

We bring our success:
shape it with generosity

We bring our weaknesses:
shape them with compassion

We bring our possibilities:
shape them with hope.

We confess, God, that the way is hard
and we are tired.
Speak into our tiredness with your story of grace

We confess that the way is unclear
and we do not know the path
Speak into our wandering with your story of vision

We confess that we are tired of waiting
and we just want to make it happen
Speak into our impatience with your story of wisdom

Let your story be our story
and we pray this in Jesus’ name
Amen.

— written by Cheryl Lawrie, and posted on her [hold this space] blog.  http://holdthisspace.org.au/