Resources in "Worship"
We join voices at this moment of boldness, empowerment and remembrance on World AIDS Day.
Prayer affords us the opportunity to strengthen our hope and our resolve for health and wholeness.
A prayer of appreciation for the creative intentions of God.
An invitation to worship and acts of justice in the world.
Created on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom this litany calls forth waters of healing.
The charge offers encouragement, inspiration and focus to those entering new journeys of ministry.
Conclude the celebration by pronouncing blessing upon all, and especially the newly married couple.
We ask for greater tenderness in remembering young people as they come to know themselves, even as we too came to understand our identity.
May we see God's presence and strength among the vulnerable of our day.
Our light shines even brighter as we work for justice in the world.
In this Collect we invite wisdom inherent in Epiphany to sweep over us.
The welcome of God extends beyond our wildest imaginings and then surprises us once again.
Open hands readily give and receive. May we remain open to God's in-breaking.
Growth and flourishing is God's desire for our lives.
Embracing our true identity is cause for ceremony and celebration. Naming ritual is a wonderful way to honor truth.
We celebrate and praise God out of the richness of our experience with God.
Greater acceptance, broader love, and wider welcome illuminates our reflection of God to the world (based on Acts 10:9-15 and Matthew 15:21-28).
Join the celebration of God's marvelous creation in its full expression.
Worship God with heart, soul, mind, and experience joy.
Our request for the light of God to shine in our lives brightly and in full force is heard and will be answered.
Come as you are and welcome others as they are.
Expression of gratitude for the spirit and symbols of our common union. This prayer may be offered after communion.
May the Spirit of God prompt us to live, love and act in ways that more completely embraces the gift of each other.
All may dine here in assurance of God's love.
Journeying with the grace and guidance of God calms us.
Offering this prayer in unison brings us together and the words illustrate our common journey.
May we be available and open to all in words and in deeds.
We pray for transformation in places of worship to be a better community.
One in the Spirit and one in worship — we pray!
Enter into the embrace of God's awe-inspiring presence as you recite this call to worship.
Inviting blessing upon the elements of bread and the cup offers us opportunity to reflect upon God's presence with us all in every place.
Rejoice in this offering of thanksgiving at the Communion Table for the gathering of all and the shared meal.
These beautiful opening sentences remind us to embrace the freedom granted to us in faith. You may wish to use this resource as a Call to worship or a recited prayer.
Truly seeing the beauty and gift of each person is profoundly spiritual. May our faith increase to have clear sight.
Moving beyond division and embracing our differences helps us connect with our sisters and brothers. You may wish to recite this in your worshipping community or simply offer it as a prayer.
Jesus says, Come to me, and I will give you rest. A rest that is not passive, but is having the weight and concern of this life taken from you.
Stating our central aspirations and beliefs creates space for deep connection. This litany or reading rings with such openness.
This call helps us center ourselves in God's presence to celebrate all of who we are.
Celebrates sexual and gender diversity as a blessing that enriches us all.
Affirming our African heritage, our vision...
Holy God, we sow; poor in spirit. We harvest eternal security. Holy God, we sow; with repentant minds. We reap your comfort....
Declaring the persistent, healing, creative and forgiving love of God invites us to truly worship.
In Christ we experience our wholeness, we are a new creation. As you have received God’s grace, go now and dare to reach out to others...
Our conversations with God are often times of healing and reminders of our growing edges. This prayer calls us to express love everywhere and to everyone.
Being fully present in each moment of the worship opens the potential for awe, joy, splendor and wonder. This brief Call to Worship reminds us to expect something transformative.
We bring the full expression of who we are to worship celebration so we can connect with one another and with God. This Call to Worship beautifully invites us to voice it.