Call to Worship: Psalm 22: 1-15

Here’s a responsive call to worship inspired by Psalm 22:1-15.  It was written by Joan Stott.

Call to Worship

(based on Psalm 22:1-15)


With reverent awe, we gather to worship the God of our ancestors.
They trusted in God, and God became their very real breath of life.
Creating God, you guided the way through our conception and birth.

We come with humble thanks,
for our God is as real to us as God was to our forebears.
We come, too, with our needs and concerns,
as life has become so complicated.
Come to us God, with your breath of new life.
Breath of Life, you have traveled with us through all our life’s journey.

Holy God, today we come to worship you, and yet,
despite our sense of being a failure at times,
we can confidently say: “You are my God!”
Within the shelter of your guiding and blessedness,
and despite our fears and doubts;
we praise and thank our Life-giving God
who has never left us or forsaken us.
All praise be to our Trustworthy God. Amen.

~ written by Joan Stott and posted on the Geelong City Parish UCA website.  If used in shared worship, please provide an acknowledgement as follows: © 2012 Joan Stott – "The Timeless Psalms" RCL Psalm Year B, used with permission.”