Responsive Call to Worship: Psalm 40

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.