Nov 20, 2016

Call to Worship & Prayer: Advent 1 A

Here is a call to worship and an opening prayer for the first Sunday of Advent, Year A. They were written by Ann Siddall, and posted on the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre and Faith Community.

Call to worship
(inspired by Romans 13: 11-14 and Matthew 24: 36-44)

We are called to wake from sleep,
to wake up and hear,
to wake up and see.

What has the Lord to show to us?
A new life,
a new world,
a different set of priorities,
freedom from the tyranny
of desiring and acquiring.

Wake up,
wake up!
Hear the invitation
that echoes down the centuries.
Welcome the Way of Christ
and find freedom.

Opening Prayer

Not when the mountains shake,
or the seas roar,
or the clouds part to reveal You,
Holy One,
but here and now,
on this one ordinary day,
we will wait and watch
for You will surely come to us.
Amen.

~ written by Ann Siddall, and posted on the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre and Faith Community website. http://stillpointsa.org.au/prayer/prayers-and-liturgies/