Sep 25, 2013

Call to Worship, Opening Prayer: Psalm 84

Here’s a combination opening prayer and call to worship inspired by Psalm 84.  It comes from the Oratio Contemplativa website.

Opening Prayer / Call to Worship
(inspired by Psalm 84)

King of all the earth,
Creator of the universe,
Holy Triune God,
From everlasting to everlasting, you are Lord.

Our souls long for your courts, O Lord of hosts;
Happy are we who dwell in your house and are ever praising you!
Our hearts and our flesh rejoice in the living God;
Happy are we who dwell in your house and are ever praising you!
We have found a home in your presence, Our King and Our God;
Happy are we who dwell in your house and are ever praising you!

Who is like our God, the One who strengthens his people,
the One who reveals himself to all who seek after him?
This is our God, the Holy One.
Come before him with thanksgiving and offer him the sacrifice of praise.

~ excerpted from a longer prayer posted on the Oratio Contemplativa website. http://oratiocontemplativa.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/prayers-for-proper-25-year-c-rcl-closest-to-october-26/