Praise God! — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

A Call to Worship for young readers

The bold sections may be said by a very young child.

Use two or many voices.

Let’s praise God!  Let’s sing!  Let’s laugh!
Praise God!

God, you mend our broken hearts
when we feel sad, when we are hurt,
when friendships end, when things change,
when beloved people and pets die.
You are always right here, holding us in your loving arms.
Praise God!

God, you wipe away our tears,
and turn our sadness into joy.
Your Spirit is like the wind in my hair
as I speed down the street on my bike.
It is the hope I feel when I listen to an uplifting song.
Praise God!

Let’s praise God!
With water slides and cartwheels, chalk art and Lego creations.

Let’s sing!
Sad songs and silly songs, love songs and resistance songs, nursery rhymes and praise songs!

Let’s Laugh!
Because there is joy and delight all around!

Praise God!
Let us worship together.

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