Apr 4, 2012

Call to Worship & Prayer: Easter 2 B

Here is a call to worship and prayer suitable for use on Easter 2.  They were written by Bruce Prewer.

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 133, John 20: 29; 1 John 1: 5)

This is the message I have heard from him
and now celebrate with you:
Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed.

Blessed are you who have not seen him,
yet you truly believe and trust him.
See how good and delightful it is
when Christians gather together as one.

The Lord has commanded a great blessing:
Life for evermore.

Prayer of Approach
(John 20: 19-31)

Dear God, you are astounding!

At the end of all your surprises
you send among us the One who was crucified,
   dead and buried, and risen into glory.

He comes now as a living Lord,
  defying our locked doors,
  banishing our fears,
  greeting us with peace,
  and overwhelming us with awe and wondering love.

How paltry is our vaunted knowledge,
how pathetic our cultured doubts,
when our souls are confronted with this risen Christ!

How blessed are those who believe him,
and how happy are those who receive him.

Please receive our thanks, our praise and our worship,
and continue bless us beyond our deserving,
as we lift up our voices in celebration.

In the name of this same Christ Jesus
whose presence makes this occasion. Amen!

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

For more worship resources for Easter 2 B, click on Easter 2 Year B in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.