A Call to Worship, Opening Prayer, and Confession inspired by Mark 10:46-52

A Call to Worship, Opening Prayer, and Confession Prayer inspired by the story of the Healing of Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52, 22nd Sunday after Pentecost, Year B).
Painting by Scott Anderson.  http://www.artobsessions.com/Scott-Anderson.html
Call to Worship
One:     Take heart!  For we are gathered in the Father’s presence
Many:   to proclaim the wonders of the Lord.
One:      Get up!  For we are beckoned by the Risen Son
Many:   to respond to grace undeserved.
One:      God is calling us!  For we are united by the Spirit
Many:    to follow Jesus on the way.
One:      Come, let us worship God, as we pray together saying….
Opening Prayer (unison)
Creator of all, Redeemer of all, Sustainer of all,
we are gathered in your presence
to stand side by side with those who have gone before us,
who have lived the mystery of your grace
and responded by following you on the way.
May your Holy Spirit guide us as we follow you
to the places that you are calling your church to be.  Amen.
Prayer of Confession (unison)
Merciful God,
our thoughts and deeds too often
do not reflect the grace you show us.
Our speech and actions too often
do not proclaim your salvation.
Forgive us, Lord, for the sins that we bear
both as individuals and as your Church.
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us.
Our teacher, let us see again!
Give us the courage to take heart in your grace.
Give us the strength to get up.
Give us the wisdom to hear your calling.
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us.
Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Liturgy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s