Psalm 23, Call to Worship — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson

Photo by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson

Inspired by Psalm 23

Lectionary: Lent 4A, Easter 4 ABC, Proper 23 A, Proper 11 B

God is our shelter, protection, and guide.

We want for nothing, and we will practice thanksgiving!

God invites us to places of peace and beauty where wildflowers bloom and mountain streams flow.

God will restore us, and we will practice sabbath rest.

Even when anxiety and fear threaten to overwhelm us, when depression and despair have us in their hold, and it seems like death would be easier than life,

Even then, we need not fear.  We will trust in God and practice surrender.

For you, O God, nourish us even when trouble and enemies are all around.

You claim us as your own and call us by name.

Our cup overflows, and we will practice joy!

God’s compassion and grace are with us every day,

And we will make our home in God’s love, justice and peace.

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