Here’s a contemporary call to worship based on the suggested scripture readings for Proper 20 B (Ordinary 25 B). It was written by Bruce Prewer.
Call to Worship
(inspired by James 3, Mark 9:33-37)
We come here today not because we are clever
but because God welcomes the slow learners.
We come here not because we are wise,
but because God loves us in spite of our folly.
We come knowing that the greatest persons will be found
among those who humbly serve like Jesus did,
and that the brightest ideas and the deepest truth will come
from those who see themselves as little children in Christ’s school.
O Lord, open up our mind and our hearts
and enable our lives to declare your praise.