Call to Worship: We Worship

Here’s a call to worship from Roddy Hamilton.  It was written for the first Sunday of Lent, but could be used at other times as well.

Call to Worship

when the world is no longer a paradise
and creation shows its full power over us still
and we are brought down to size on this small planet of ours

we worship

when the memories linger of the past
and war shapes us beyond our knowing
and conflict becomes a story of life

we worship

when the way is more barren than beautiful
when the path is more a climb than a stroll
when the desert expands and the horizon stretches

we worship

we worship
because we can

we worship
because we hope

we worship
because we know our vulnerability

when things shift
and we need to hold on

we worship

it is the only strength we have for the journey

welcome to Lent

~ written by Roddy Hamilton, and posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website.