Call to Worship & Prayer: Easter 4

Here’s a call to worship and opening prayer for the fourth Sunday after Easter.  They were written by Rev. Susan Blain, and posted on the Worship Ways website.

Call to Worship
(based on Acts 4:5-12)

The Suffering Servant
becomes the healing source.
The stone rejected
becomes hope’s cornerstone.
The Crucified One
is raised to new life.
The God of healing, hope and life is in our midst:
Let us celebrate and worship our good God!

Prayer of Invocation
(based on John 10:11-18)

O Good Shepherd,
You desire to guide all
into safety, refreshment and peace.
Meet us here today and
Fill us with your love,
that we may look into your world with your loving knowledge,
welcome our sisters and brothers with your joy
and offer our lives with your generosity
as members of your beloved community:
in your name we pray, Amen.

— written by Brian Draper, and posted on the Monthly Prayers page of the Christian Aid website.  

For more worship resources for Easter 4 (Good Shepherd Sunday), click on Easter 4 Year A or Easter 4 Year B in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.  See also Psalm 23 in the same list.