Call to Worship and Congregational Prayer – May 13, 2018

CALL TO WORSHIP

Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers.

But their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law they meditate day and night.

They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.

For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Come, let us draw near our Lord in the fellowship of His people! 

Amen

CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

Almighty God, who gave your Son Jesus Christ a realm, where all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; make us loyal followers of our living Lord, that we may always hear his word follow his teachings, and live in his Spirit.

Almighty and everlasting God, it is your will to restore all things to Christ, whom you have anointed priest for ever and ruler of creation.

Lord, hasten the day when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that he is Lord to your eternal glory.

Grant that all the people of the earth, now divided by the power of sin, may be united under the glorious and gentle rule of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns forever.  Amen.

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