Oct 9, 2013

Call to Worship, Prayer: Psalm 145: 1-5

Here is a call to worship and opening prayer inspired by Psalm 145: 1-5.  It was written by Rev. Catherine Rolling, and posted on The United Church of Christ website.

Responsive Call to Worship
(inspired by Psalm 145: 1-5)

The Holy One is here in this community of faith: 
Great is our God and greatly to be praised!     
Let us bless the Holy Name forever and ever
Great is our God and greatly to be praised!     
Let us meditate on God’s wondrous works
Great is our God and greatly to be praised!
Let us bless and praise God’s name forever and ever    
Great is our God and greatly to be praised!                                        

Opening Prayer

Holy One, you have promised to be with us,
And long ago sent your Spirit to abide among us
and guide us to a future of goodness and hope. 
We come seeking your truth, your justice, your kindness.
O God, you are with us this morning.
Let us feel your presence and
welcome you into our lives.
Come and fill these desires of our hearts.

~ from Hold on to Faith: Service Prayers for the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost, written by The Rev. Catherine Rolling.  Posted on the Worship Ways page of the United Church of Christ website. http://www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways/