Call to Worship Litany: Psalm 30

Here’s a combination call to worship/opening prayer litany based on Psalm 30.  It was written by Jeff Shrowder.

(based on Psalm 30)

Sing praises to the LORD,
and give thanks to God’s holy name
for the LORD our God has healed us
when we cried for help
and restored us
in times of deepest despair.
The LORD has turned our sorrow into dancing;
taken our sackcloth from us,and clothed us with joy.
Sing to the LORD without end,
and give thanks to the LORD for ever. 

Eternal and ever present God,
sustain and excite our gathered community;
arouse our expectancy;
subdue our expectations.
Come, silent Spirit, and embrace us.
Let the words we see and hear and speak and sing
be transformed by the Word made flesh,
that our worship may be wholly yours, Lord God.
We pray in the name of the risen Christ. Amen

~ posted on The Billabong website. For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000.