May 31, 2012

Call to Worship, Prayer: Psalm 92

Here’s a call to worship and opening prayer inspired by Psalm 92 and 95. They were written by Joanna Harader.

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 92 and Psalm 95)

Come, let us sing to Yahweh;
Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come into the Divine presence with thanksgiving;
Let us make a joyful noise to God with songs of praise!
It is good to give you thanks, O Yahweh;
To sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night,
to the music of the lute and harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
For you, O God, have made us glad by your work;
At the works of your hands we sing for joy.

Opening Prayer
(inspired by Psalm 92, Psalm 95, and Psalm 19:14)

Holy, Creating, Creative God,
We sing from the depths of our sorrow.
We sing from the abundance of our joy.
We sing in voices separate and unique.
We sing with one voice as your body.
May the words of our mouths, whether in speech or song,
and the meditations of our hearts, whether in prose or poetry,
be pleasing in your sight. Amen.

— written by Joanna Harader, and posted on the Spacious Faith blog. http://spaciousfaith.com/