Here’s a call to worship and opening prayer from Nancy Townley, based on the scripture texts for the second Sunday of Easter, Year B.
Call to Worship
(based on 1 John 1:5-7)
This is the good news which we proclaim to you.
Jesus Christ is raised from the dead!
Walk in the light of his love.
Live in the light of his teachings and healing mercies.
Come, let us worship the One Who overcame death.
Let us celebrate the triumph of our Lord. Amen.
(based on John 20:24-29)
Lord of Resurrection surprises, open our hearts this day to the presence of Jesus Christ. Erase our excuses for unbelief, and exchange them for strong witness to the power of your mercy and love. Give us courage and challenge us to walk the path of discipleship, knowing that Jesus goes before us, leading and guiding our steps. In his name, we pray. Amen.
— written by Nancy C. Townley, and posted on the Worship Connection page of the Ministry Matters website.
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