Call to Worship (based on Psalm 138)
With my whole heart, we give you thanks, O God!
In the face of all the things that clamor for our attention each day, we turn to focus our adoration on you alone, O Lord!
Even though your name is above every name, O God, you recognize us and cherish the meek.
You, Lord, do not give any special honor to the proud and arrogant. Instead, you strengthen those who are ridiculed and downtrodden.
Let us lift our voices in praise of the God of Love!
Together, let us worship the God who never forgets us!
Prayer of Confession (inspired by 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1)
Faithful God, we confess that we sometimes act as though there is no hope. We forget the promise of resurrection. We fail to see your grace at work in our lives, and so we waste time dwelling on our afflictions instead of celebrating our blessings. Open our eyes, dear Lord. Give us your vision, so we may glimpse your eternal glory. Encourage us, so that we persevere and never lose heart. We pray these things in the name of the One who holds our future in the safety of his hands.