Jun 21, 2012

Call to Worship Litany: Psalm 33


Here’s a call to worship based on Psalm 33, the suggested psalm reading for Proper 5A or Proper 14C.  It would also be appropriate for times of national celebration like Canada Day (July 1), or Independence Day (July 4).

Call to Worship Litany
(based on Psalm 33)

Sing joyfully to the LORD,
Praise the LORD with music.
Sing to him a new song,
sing with skill and joy!
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
blessed is the people God chose for an inheritance.
From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all humanity;
from the Lord’s dwelling place
God watches all who live on earth.
No nation is saved by the size of an army;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear God,
on those whose hope is in God’s unfailing love.
In God our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in the holy name of our Lord.
May God’s unfailing love rest upon us,
for we put our hope in you.
— posted on the Worship Leader’s Guidebook blog. 

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