Psalm 139 Responsive Call to Worship — Mark Manterfield & Ana Gobledale, UK

Originally written for a gathering of welcoming LGBTQ+ Christians.

Psalm 139 arises in the Common Revised Lectionary on Epiphany 2B; Pentecost 7A, 2B and 13C.

Ready-to-download Word document and rainbow PowerPoint to project in worship:

Psalm 139 – Responsive Acclamation, Ana Gobledale

Psalm 139 Responsive Acclamations PPT – Ana Gobledale

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. — Psalm 139.14

Grace to you and peace
from God our Creator and Jesus our brother.

Praise God, designer of earth and space,
who has blessed us with patterns of beauty and delight.

Praise God, power of love and justice,
who has blessed us with enthusiasm and compassion.

Praise God, spirit of unity and connection,
who has blessed us with family and comrades for the journey.

We are Greek and Jew.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We are slave and free
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We are farmers and office workers.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We are transitioning, female, Intersex and male.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We are Cis and Transgender.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We are questioning and we are certain.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We are tall, short, fat, thin.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We are Bisexual, Straight, Lesbian and Gay.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We conform to some labels and not to others.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.

We are created in the image of the Creator.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made!

We gather in awe and wonder of God’s rainbow creation.
Praise God! Amen!

Inspired by Psalm 139

Photo by Claire Daley, USA