Here’s a call to worship and opening prayer based on the suggested scripture readings for the sixth Sunday after Easter. They were written by Bruce Prewer.
Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 98, John 15:9-17)
Here today there is love, freely available to all.
Not our human loving, fragile and intermittent,
but God’s supreme love.
May a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth,
break forth into joyous songs of praise.
Here today is love, higher than our loftiest hopes,
deeper than the immensities of time and space,
God’s inclusive love.
Let the seas roar their praise,
and everything in them.
Let the rivers clap their hands
and the hills sing together their happiness.
The joy of the living Christ Jesus be with you all.
And also with you.
Prayer of Approach
Holy and mysterious Lover of the world,
let this day be a worthy celebration of our Lord’s resurrection love.
By the Easter good news,
encourage us to put away our worries, and to discard our fears,
that with minds open to your Spirit
we may better love you and more adequately worship your holy name.
Through Christ Jesus, our living brother and Lord.
— written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage. http://www.bruceprewer.com/
For more calls to worship on this blog, see the Call to Worship Index at the upper right side of the page. For more prayers, see the Scriptural Prayer Index there, too.