Call to Worship & Prayer: 2 Timothy 1: 9-10

Here’s a call to worship and opening prayer inspired by 2 Timothy 1: 9-10.  They were written by Norman D. Yeater.

Call to Worship

God has saved us and called us to a holy life—
not because of anything we have done,
but because of his own purpose and grace.
This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus
before the beginning of time,
but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior,
who has destroyed death
and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
Let us worship God.

Opening Prayer

Spirit of God,
enlighten our hearts to the reality of divine presence in our midst.
Let our worship be pleasing in your sight,
so that our gathering is an experience of deep communion
with you and one another.
In the name of Jesus Christ, this is our prayer. Amen.

~ written by Norman D. Yeater.  Posted on the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren website.