Call to Worship: Blessed is the nation

Here’s a call to worship litany for Canada Day, Independence Day, or any other national celebration.  It is based on Psalm 33.

Call to Worship Litany
(based on Psalm 33)

Come rejoice, all you who love and serve the Lord!
Sing songs and hymns of praise;
celebrate together in God’s presence!
For the word of the Lord holds true forever,
and everything he does is worthy of our trust.

Let all the earth stand in awe of our God,
for he spoke, and the world came into being;
he breathed, and the heavens were born.

God shatters the plans of the nations,
and frustrates all their schemes.

But the plans of our Maker stand firm forever;
his intentions are unshakeable.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
whose people are known by his name.

Let your unfailing love surround us, O God,
for our hope is in you alone.

For more resources suitable for national celebrations, click on National Prayers in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.