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25 powerful calls to worship prayers and declarations

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Here are 25 powerful calls to worship prayers and declarations with scriptural readings to welcome God’s presence before God’s people for the worship.

A call to worship is a spoken or written invitation for people to gather in worship of God.

The call to worship is usually said by the pastor or a layperson in the congregation. It usually includes a brief greeting, an introduction, and an invocation of God’s blessing.

Why does God call us to worship?

Worship is a way for us to show our love to God. It’s a way for us to thank Him for all of the blessings that He has given us. We worship because we want to glorify Him and show Him how much we care about what He has done in our lives.

We worship because it is a way of saying, “I love You.” We worship because it is a way of saying, “Thank You.”

We worship because it is a way of saying, “You are worthy.”

—Is worship a weapon?

We need to remember that worship is not a weapon to be used against people. It is not meant to be used as a means of manipulation, but rather as an expression of love and gratitude.

Call to worship scriptures and prayers are necessary for church and worship programs.  In this post, we have highlighted prayers for call to worship.

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25 powerful calls to worship prayers and declarations

1.  We are here Lord, your people, your Church gathering together in your presence.
We are open to each other, and we are open to You.
Today, make yourself known to us through our worship,
our prayer, and our understanding of Your Word.

 

2. This is your day and we shall praise you!
This is your day and we shall declare your name!
This is your day, and we shall worship a risen Saviour and our King!

 

3. We meet as a family in the presence of our heavenly Father.
We meet as brothers and sisters in Christ, accepting the responsibility this places upon us to love one another as you have loved us.
We meet as your lights in this dark world and pray that through our words and our lives others might be drawn into your family, and accept you as their Saviour and Lord. Amen

 

4. Lord God, in a universe that seems so immense it is easy to feel insignificant as we stand here today.
Yet we know that we are precious in your sight – unique individuals loved and blessed in so many ways.
We stand in awe of the one who has created all things and dedicates this time and all our days to your service.
Accept this offering we pray, our sacrifice of praise and worship. Amen

 

5. Bless us as we meet together, dear Lord we pray.
Bless the singing of your praise, the reading of your Word,
the sharing of our fellowship, the prayers that will be heard.
Bless us as we meet together, dear Lord we pray. Amen

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6. In our meeting together let us remember that we worship the God who created this world,
the God who spoke through his prophets from generation to generation,
led his people from captivity to liberty, healed the sick, fed the hungry,
and was faithful even when faced with rejection.
The same God who wants all people to be drawn to his love and grace,
to know his forgiveness and the joy of his Salvation.
Let us put aside all that hinders and join together in worship and praise. Amen.

 

7. In the meeting of our lives, be the focus of all that we are.
In the singing of the hymns, the prayers that we shall make,
the reading of your Word, and the preaching of the same.
Speak to us, encourage and forgive us.
In the meeting of our lives, Lord, be the focus of all that we are. Amen

 

8. Glorious Trinity, make your presence known in this place,
through our worship, our prayer, the reading of your Word,
and in the fellowship, we shall enjoy. Amen

 

9. Through our hymns and songs, our prayer and meditation,
the joining of our lives in fellowship we worship you, Father Son, and Holy Spirit.
Enfold us in your love, and empower our worship that your name might be glorified in this place and in our lives.

 

10. We are gathered here today, Lord God as your people to offer you our sacrifice of prayer and worship.
We come from different walks of life; some are well educated, others not; some have walked with you for many years,
others are just starting their journey; some are strong, others weak; some are full of joy, others burdened by care.
You love each of us in equal measure. You pour your blessings on us in equal measure.

 

 

11. We worship the Gods of Abram, Jacob, and David together. We worship the One True God,
creator of all; Lord over all; our strength and hopes; our light and salvation.

We are one family; we are joined together by the fellowship of brothers and sisters of our Heavenly Father. Amen

 

12. This is the day that the Lord has made.
This is the day when he can be found.
God of all, the breath of life, Living water, Saviour, friend.
Come as the hungry, feed on his Word
Come as the thirsty, drink of his Love
Come as the faithful, worship the Lord.

 

13. We worship a God of Promise, whose saving Grace brought a people from captivity into a land of promise,
whose enduring love still leads us from places of captivity into a promise of peace, forgiveness, and eternal life.
The promises of God endure forever. The promises of God will be fulfilled. Amen.

 

14. We meet together in the presence of a God whose love is freedom, whose touch is healing, whose voice is calm.
We meet not in our own strength but in the knowledge that God’s Spirit abides within us, in our worship today,
and in our daily lives when we depart from this place.
The blessing receive is shared, in the hope that others might be drawn to the God we serve. Amen

 

15. Into your presence, we come, God of Grace and Peace,
who was, and is and ever shall be the eternal One.
Into fellowship we come, bound together in the love
that died and rose again for us, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

 

16. Lord God, in this short time together,
open our ears and our eyes to see your vision for this place and our part within it.
Teach us, hear our prayers and enable us for service wherever you might take us,
To your praise and glory. Amen.

 

17. We meet as a family in the presence of our heavenly Father.
We meet as brothers and sisters in Christ, accepting the responsibility this places upon us to love one another as you have loved us.
We meet as your lights in this dark world and pray that through our words and our lives others might be drawn into your family, and accept you as their Saviour and Lord. Amen

 

18. Sovereign Lord, we meet together to celebrate the gift of your Holy Spirit to the church.
Bless us as we seek to serve you in this place.
Fill us with your Spirit as you did early one morning in Jerusalem over two thousand years ago,
that we might better be your voices, hands, and presence in the world, and draw others into your kingdom. Amen

 

19. Lord God, in a universe that seems so immense it is easy to feel insignificant as we stand here today.
Yet we know that we are precious in your sight – unique individuals loved and blessed in so many ways.
We stand in awe of the one who has created all things and dedicates this time and all our days to your service.
Accept this offering we pray, our sacrifice of praise and worship. Amen

 

20. Bless us as we meet together, dear Lord we pray.
Bless the singing of your praise, the reading of your Word,
the sharing of our fellowship, the prayers that will be heard.
Bless us as we meet together, dear Lord we pray. Amen

 

21. In the meeting of our lives, be the focus of all that we are.
In the singing of the hymns, the prayers that we shall make,
the reading of your Word, and the preaching of the same.
Speak to us, encourage and forgive us.
In the meeting of our lives, Lord, be the focus of all that we are. Amen

 

22. Call to Worship Peace Declaration
May the Peace which passes all understanding, which has its source within the very nature of Father,
Son and Spirit be with us as we meet, to still our souls and join our hearts as one.
May the gentle whisper of the God of peace speak to us through our worship,
the reading, and understanding of scripture, and be the message of our lives as we leave this place. Amen

 

23. Good Friday Call to Worship

God of grace,
we have dragged ourselves to church with heavy hearts.
We are reluctant to hear this story of Jesus’ suffering,
we would rather skip this somber day and go straight to Easter.
We long for happy hymns that speak of your victory over death.
But that is not for today.
Help us, today, to stay with Jesus,
to watch as he is handed over and condemned,
to not turn away as he is tortured and killed.
He will love us to the end.
On this day where the sins of the world are gathered,
and the sorrow of a Saviour breaks our hearts, we turn to you.
Hold us in this Good Friday darkness.
We pray this in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

 

24. Easter Morning Call to Worship

Early in the morning, we come to you, Lord,
with gratefulness and wonder,
with awe at your power to save us.
This morning we want to follow the women to the tomb.
We want to hear the surprising words, “He is not here!”
We want to kneel before Christ with joy and thankfulness.
And we want to leave here bursting with good tidings of great joy
which shall be for all people.
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

25. A Virtual Service Call to Worship

It is good to be together, God, on these screens, with these people,
together listening for your voice, united by your Spirit.
In this time of worship tell us about your kingdom of kindness so that we can seek it.
Show us your justice.
We want to walk with you, humbly, closely, daily.

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Worship Closing prayers and blessings

We are gathering today, Lord God as our people, to offer you
Our sacrifices of prayer and worship.
We have savored your Word, received living water from you and felt your Spirit surround us in our fellowship and individual lives.
As we leave this place, may we remember your power and presence in all the lives we live, to your glory and praise.

May our lives be sustained by the love of our Heavenly Father as we bring our worship, praise, and prayer to this place and into every day. May we feel the presence and power of the Spirit in our actions and words, and may we sense the presence of our Savior walking alongside us.

 

May the Father’s hand keep you from stumbling,
the footprints of Jesus give you the confidence to follow,
and the fire of the Spirit keeps you warm and safe in your walk with God this day.

May the love of Jesus Christ bring us wholeness,
the grace of God the Father grant us peace,
the breath of Holy Spirit instill passion and the unity between them
give us strength for this and every day. Amen

May God’s Word be in your heart.
May God’s Word be on your lips.
May God’s Word be in your touch.
May God’s Word direct your feet.
On this day and all your days to come
May God’s Word be the life you live.

May the grace of God uphold you,
the peace of God surround you,
the love of God flow from you
and the strength of God protect
and bring you safely through this day.

 

Call To Worship Readings From The Bible

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1. Invitation from Psalm 3

Salvation belongs to the Lord; your blessing be on your people!Psalm 3:8

2. Call to worship from Psalm 5

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house.
I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.
Psalm 5:7–8

 

3. I will give thanks from Psalm 9

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High
.—Psalm 9:1–2

 

4. Shout for joy! Psalm 66

Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
All the earth worships you and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.”
Psalm 66:1–4

5. Let us worship and bow down: Psalm 95

Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!—
Psalm 95:6

6. Make a joyful noise! Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 100

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7. Great among the nations: Malachi

For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.Malachi 1:11

 

8. Rest for your souls: Matthew 11

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.Matthew 11:28–29

 

 

9. Draw near in confidence: Hebrews 4

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:14–16

 

 

10. Divine invitation from Revelation 3

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.Revelation 3:20

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16 Good Calls to Worship Quotes

  1. The worship to which we are called in our renewed state is far too important to be left to personal preferences, to whims or to marketing strategies. It is the pleasing of God that is at the heart of worship. Therefore, our worship must be informed at every point by the Word of God as we seek God’s own instructions for worship that is pleasing to Him.” —R.C. Sproul

  2. “He loves our praise, it’s His conduit to break open heaven.” —Jacob Cook

  3.  “I need to worship because without it I lose a sense of wonder and gratitude and plod through life with blinders on.” —John Ortberg

  4. “But just as your body needs sleep, your soul needs time to rest in God. To learn more about Him. To talk to Him. To worship and praise Him. To fellowship with other brothers and sisters.” —Craig Groeschel

  5.  “The aim is not to be worship leaders, but to be worshippers.  —Unknown

  6. “If you’re not worshiping God on Monday, the way you did the day before, perhaps you’re not worshiping him at all.” —A.W. Tozer

  7. “God directs his people not simply to worship but to sing his praises ‘before the nations.’ We are called not simply to communicate the gospel to nonbelievers; we must also intentionally celebrate the gospel before them.”—Timothy J. Keller

  8.  “Worship is an incredible privilege, not a religious duty.” —Unknown

  9. “The purpose of this Christian society called “the church” is first to glorify God by our worship. We do not go to church just to hear a sermon. We go to church to worship God.” —Billy Graham

  10. “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” —Victor Hugo

  11. “Worship is the proper response of all moral, sentient beings to God, ascribing all honor and worth to their Creator-God precisely because he is worthy, delightfully so.” —D.A. Carson

  12. “I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.” —A.W. Tozer

  13. Worship is more than singing. It’s more than just lyrics to a song. Worship is standing in the presence of God and declaring praises to His name.” —Unknown

  14. “The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service.” —Billy Graham

  15. “Even when it hurts, we can praise Him. Even in the storms of life, we can find Him. In those situations, our calling is tested. Are we truly ready to pick up our cross and follow Him?” —John Williams

  16. “There are no unique postures and times and limitations that restrict our access to God. My relationship with God is intimate and personal. The Christian does not go to the temple to worship. The Christian takes the temple with him or her. Jesus lifts us beyond the building and pays the human body the highest compliment by making it His dwelling place, the place where He meets with us.” —Ravi Zacharias

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