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CTW Psalm 130

God we cry out to you from the valleys of our lives.
Hear our pleas, listen to our cries, hear our voice, O God.
Lord, we wait, and we wait, and we wait.
Divine one, our soul waits for you, for our hope is in your word.
Hope in the Lord, you people of God,
For God’s love for us is unbreakable!

 

Submitted by Rev. Will Ryan, First Christian Church Burlington IA

POP: in your word we hope

O Lord, your love never fails,

and you are always present to redeem your people.

We cry out to you for the sake of those who are near to our hearts

and are in need of your hope today.

For those who cry out from the depths

of sickness, sorrow, or fear;

hear their voice and give a sign of your constant mercy.

Our souls wait for you, O Lord: In your word we put our hope.

For all who struggle with sin and the knowledge of having failed you –

and this includes us –

we call upon your patient mercy to grant us a fresh start.

Our souls wait for you, O Lord: In your word we put our hope.

For those who greet the day with eager anticipation,

celebrating good news or counting on new opportunities;

let the joy of the moment open into the knowledge of your eternal presence.

Our souls wait for you, O Lord: In your word we put our hope.

For all who seek you,

that they might recognize your unfailing love

in the embrace of this church community.

Our souls wait for you, O Lord: In your word we put our hope.

We call out to you, Redeemer of all,

placing our trust in the great name of Jesus Christ,

who prays with us as we join our voices, saying together…

Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, Marion, IA

CTW: wait for the Lord

L:  At the defeat of a candidate, the news shouts polarizing speculations:  how the mighty have fallen!

P:  We wait for the Lord, our souls wait in hope;
L:  When economies crash,  investors bemoan their losses, crying: how the mighty have fallen

P:  We wait for the Lord, our souls wait in hope.

L:  When beloved pillars of community, church or family die, like David, we wail our grief: how the mighty have fallen!

P:  We wait for the Lord, our souls wait in hope.

All:  Lord, hear our voices! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of our praise and our prayers!
A call to worship based on 1 Samuel 1 and Psalm 130. Submitted by Rev. Deb Avery.