Psalm 25, Call to worship — Ana Gobledale, UK

Gathering words inspired by Psalm 25   God is good, steadfast and true. Trust that which brought you here. Enter in hope and anticipation. Be ready to be fed and nourished. Open yourself to this oasis on the path of your life journey. Come! Be in this moment, this place. Shed the world at the […]

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Psalm 147, call to worship — Ana Gobledale, UK

Inspired by Psalm 147 Written for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany in Year B of the Common Lectionary. To be read responsively, with enthusiasm!   Celebrate God’s grace! How comforting it is to know God always accompanies us. Approach God in awe! How amazing it is to consider that God has created each of us […]

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Psalm 100, Words of Gathering- Ana Gobledale, UK

Pentecost 25, Year A Responsive reading inspired by Psalm 100     Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth. We will worship God with gladness; Come into God’s presence with singing. We sing, for God made us, and we are God’s people. Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and praise. We give thanks to […]

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Psalm 138, Call to Worship — Ana Gobledale, UK

Give thanks to God! Celebrate God’s steadfast love and faithfulness. Sing of the ways of God, for God is magnificent!   or select a more traditional last line:  for great is the glory of God! Psalm 138 is a Common Lectionary reading on the 12th Sunday of Pentecost in Years A, B and C.

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Genesis 1:1-2:4, a choral reading, Heaven and Earth

Based on  Genesis 1:1-2:4, The Message by Eugene Peterson -Arranged by Scott Ward, USA Lectionary: Trinity Sunday Year A, Epiphany Year B (Genesis 1:1-5), Easter Vigil Years A,B,C       Downloads:  full scripts, ready-to-print: (horizontal versions are easy for readers to hold) Heaven and Earth Choral Reading, Scott Ward WORD Heaven and Earth Choral Reading, Scott […]

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Psalm 105 prayer, Australia

Inspired by Psalm 105 Lectionary for Year A: 8th Sunday after Pentecost 3th Sunday after Pentecost 16th Sunday after Pentecost We remember your wonderful works and we give thanks We sing praises, we tell of your strength, your faithfulness, your holiness, and we ask, how do we bring glory to you? Your judgements are over […]

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Song for Sunrise — Joy Cowley, New Zealand

Hey, beautiful morning, we’re singing your God song, a psalm of seas and mountains, of empty roads and houses yawning under a new blue bowl of sky. It’s the song of the bellbird, of steaming cows in sheds, of freckled trout quivering in deep dark pools, and dew on cobwebs lacing trees. Hey, beautiful morning, […]

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Psalm 80 Redux – Carla Grosch-Miller, UK

Inspired by Psalm 80 Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A     Hear us! You who are said to hear the cries of the people. You who hold all time and all matter in Your hands. You who knelt in the dust to make and to mould us. Hear and heed.  Come, save us! Bring us […]

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Psalm 121 Prayer — Ana Gobledale, UK

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A   I lift up my eyes to the hills… We lift up our hearts To you, Spirit of the Universe God will not let your foot be moved… Trusting you to hold us securely When we feel caught in the mire of indecision When we hesitate to step forward […]

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Psalm 36 revisited — Liz Styan, UK

Second Sunday of Epiphany, Year C     Your love, O God, breaks the small boundaries of our understanding. Your faithfulness is not constrained by etiquette and protocol. Your righteousness is as firm, yet as fluid as the ever-changing face of the mountains. Your justice can plumb the depths of our humanity and raise us […]

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Psalm 51 redux — Carla Grosch-Miller, UK

17th Sunday after Pentecost, Year C A response to Psalm 51     The depth of my suffering in the knowledge of what I have done is beyond my capacity to speak it, beyond my capacity to bear it. I cry out to the Beyond: Have mercy! Remember my frailty and the curse of my […]

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Psalm 148:1-5, 7-13, adapted by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

Year C: Sunday after Christmas 5th Sunday after Easter Try using 6 voices or 3 people with 2-3 sections each Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise God in the heights! Praise God, sun and moon; praise God, all you shining stars! Praise God, you highest heavens, and you waters above the […]

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Psalm 1 Redux — Carla Grosch-Miller, UK

Arising from the reading of Psalm 1 7th Sunday after Easter, Year B 16th Sunday after Pentecost, Year C Delight is born of discipline chosen. Contentment grows with wisdom. Deep listening leads along a cairn-marked trail, dew clinging to grass bent by pilgrim feet.   The sky is blue here. Birdsong lifts the head. A […]

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Psalm 138 – for 2 voices — Ana Gobledale, UK

12th Sunday after Pentecost, Year A Psalm 138 – for 2 voices Voice 1 lifts prayers directly to God. Voice 2 reflects on the nature of God. Worship Leader:   Hear the grateful words of the Psalmist. Voice 1: I give you thanks, O God, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; […]

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Psalm 139 retold — Cara Heafey, Oxford UK

I made you myself, carefully and lovingly. I gathered your molecules together, Scooping them out of them out of the dust, warming them into clay. I formed you, deftly With the skill and vision of an artist Into a unique creation. A tiny masterpiece. Your contours bear the imprint of my fingers. Your imperfections and […]

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Psalm 16, Responsive Call to Worship, Ana Gobledale, UK

Inspired by Psalm 16 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year A 26th Sunday of Pentecost, Year B 6th Sunday of Pentecost, Year C   Come! Rejoice! For we are in the presence of the Holy One.      We turn our eyes and hearts toward the Light of Love. Be glad and rest secure in the Eternal […]

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Psalm 32 prayer — Ana Gobledale, UK

Inspired by Psalm 32 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C     Eternal One, You have blessed us. You have forgiven our hurtful actions. You have blocked out our mistakes and wrongs. When you add up our errors, the total always seems to vanish. And we start with a clean slate. You erase our shame […]

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Call to Worship inspired by Psalm 67 — Ana Gobledale, UK

For Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C     God is gracious with blessings. God’s face shines upon us. Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! We sing for joy, for God judges the peoples with equity and guides the nations upon earth. Let the peoples praise God! We praise God, for God’s […]

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Psalm 148, Responsive Call to Worship — Ana Gobledale, UK

Inspired by Psalm 148 5th Sunday of Easter, Year C 1st Sunday of Christmas, Year C Appropriate for Blessing of Gardens & Gardeners, Earth Day, or Blessing of Animals services.   The three questions, asked by Voices 1,2 and 3, might be asked by children or youth, or posed from different places in the gathered congregation. The […]

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Psalm 89:1-18 redux — Carla Grosch-Miller, UK

Enduring melody, Your song shall be sung so long as the earth spins and the heavens dance.   Frail flesh opens its mouth: You are born again.   To songweavers You are the scale and the tone. To storytellers You are the plot and the end. To all of life You are breath and You […]

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Psalm 78 (inspired by)– Australia

We come to worship and remember you. We come to hear and to learn more of your word. Your word is unchanging. From earliest time, to now, you have spoken things into being, and they are good. You are mindful of your people. Teach us to be similarly mindful of you.   Give us the […]

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Psalm 77:11-20 — a paraphrase and more — Australia

We call to mind your deeds, and remember your wonders of old. We meditate on all your works, and muse on your mighty deeds. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is so great as our God? You are the God who works wonders You have displayed your might among the peoples. When the […]

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A Psalm Before Beginning Work

From Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim, Fr. Edward Hayes To You, O Divine One, from whose hands comes the work of creation, so artfully designed, I pray that this work I am about to do may be done in companionship with you. May the work that I will soon begin sing praise to you, as songbirds […]

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