Here’s a responsive call to worship based on Psalm 40. It was written by The Rev. Marilyn K. Levine.
Call to Worship
(based on Psalm 40)
I waited patiently for GOD; who turned to me and heard my cry,
who lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
and set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
We sing a new song!
Our mouths are full of the praise of God.
Blessed are we when we make the Lord our trust;
when we do not turn aside to false gods.
We sing of all your many wonders, O God,
too many to declare them all.
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but our ears you have pierced and a body you have prepared for us.
We sing, "Here I am, I have come—
I desire to do your will, O my God;
your law is in my heart."
~ written by The Rev. Marilyn K. Levine, and posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. http://www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways/