Call to Worship and Prayer: Psalm 122

Here’s a call to worship and opening prayer inspired by Psalm 122.  They were written by L.G. Parkhurst, and posted on A Psalm and a Prayer website.

Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 122)

I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the LORD!”
To give thanks to the name of the LORD.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.”
“Peace be within your walls,
and security within your towers.”
For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say,
“Peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek your good.

Opening Prayer
(inspired by Psalm 122)

Heavenly Father,
we rejoice that we can come into Your house today
and worship You with those who love You, too.
Thank You for inspiring and leading Your people
to establish Your house here in this place.
We pray that all who worship here
might experience Your love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness.
We pray for Your people all the world over,
and we pray that they might prosper along with us
as we serve You and others.
May everyone who trusts in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
find and experience peace with God, others, and themselves.
Through Your only begotten Son, we pray, “Our Father. . .”

~ written by L.G. Parkhurst, Jr. (© 2007), and posted on A Psalm and a Prayer.