Call to Worship, Prayer: Proper 10 B

Here’s a contemporary call to worship inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 10 B (Ordinary 15 B)—the seventh Sunday of Pentecost. It was written by Nancy C. Townley.

Contemporary Call to Worship
(inspired by 2 Samuel 6:12-15, Psalm 24)

Come, sing and dance before the Lord.
Praise God with the sound of music and dancing!
Let every soul sing God’s praises!
Let the mountains tremble and the seas roar!
Praise the King of glory who guides our lives.
Praise the Lord of hosts who watches over us. Amen.

Opening Prayer

Creator God,
in praise and adoration our spirits dance before you today.
You have created this wondrous universe
and all the magnificent things within it.
You have blessed us with so much throughout our lives,
even to this day of praise and thanksgiving.
Let our spirits soar!
Let our hearts sing boldly of your wondrous love.
We celebrate your love and presence with us,
and it is in the name of your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ,
that we offer this prayer. Amen.

~ written by Nancy C. Townley, and posted on the Ministry Matters website.