Call to Worship, Opening Prayer: Psalm 146

Here’s a combination call to worship and opening prayer inspired by Psalm 146:5-10.  It was written by Joan Stott and posted on The Timeless Psalms.

Responsive Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 146: 5-10)

Called to be God’s people,
we gather in joy-filled celebration of our Creating God.
We celebrate the Godly miracles of creation
we experience every day and night.

Called to be a people of faith,
we gather to praise our Eternal and Loving God.
Faithful God, we gather to give our thanks
that your promises are totally reliable.

Called to be a people of hope and trust,
we gather to give thanks for God’s care
and compassion towards people who are vulnerable
to life’s fears and stresses.
Justice-loving God,
we give thanks that your love and mercy
are the source and power behind God’s commitments
to the created world and towards all humanity;
and especially towards vulnerable,
dispossessed and isolated people in our midst. Amen.

~ written by Joan Stott, and posted on The Timeless Psalms.