Feb 23

1st Sunday in Lent – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 25)

Leader:   We lift up our souls to you, Holy God.

People:   We trust the Lord with our past, present, and future.

Leader:   Teach us, Lord, that we may know your ways.

People:   Guide our every move, Holy One, that we may walk in your paths of love and mercy.

Leader:   Let us worship the One who leads us in what is right.

People:   Together, let us worship God!


Prayer for Illumination (inspired by Psalm 25)

God of the Covenant, draw us together as we gather around your Word.  Open our hearts and minds to the transforming power of the Good News.  Lead us in your truth, and re-shape us to better embody your ways, O Lord.  We pray in the name of Christ Jesus.


Doxology/Benediction (inspired by Psalm 25)

[for use with a hymn whose meter is “LM” – such as, the “Old Hundredth”]

We thank you God, for this new day.

Be with us, Lord, in all we say.

Guide every step and every deed,

That we may follow where you lead.

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