Opening Prayer: Called from busy-ness

Here’s a thoughtful opening prayer/invocation from Carole Penner.


Called to worship from busy-ness

Here we are Lord!
We come from the busy-ness of our daily lives
from the hubbub of our work and play
from the hue and cry of the world around us,
we come to worship you.
In this hour, we long to meet you,
to feel your presence surrounding us,
enveloping us, loving us.
We long to settle into silence,
laying aside our worries and our cares,
aware of your presence around us,
before us, behind us, within us.
Come, Lord Jesus.

— written by Carole Penner, and posted on her Leading in Worship blog.

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