Words for Worship – 7/11/21
This week we continue our series on the Lord’s Prayer by focusing on the line “thy kingdom come, thy will be done.” You can find all the words that we’ll be using in worship below. You can also download a copy to print here.
Below you’ll also find some examples of how you might rewrite the lines of the Lord’s Prayer with other words. Remember you’re being invited to join the Profession of Faith class in rewriting the prayer as we unpack it’s meaning so that it can be more meaningful to you.
PRELUDE Down To the River to Pray
CALL TO WORSHIP – from Psalm 145
I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will bless you,
and praise your name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall laud your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendour of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed,
and I will declare your greatness.
They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness,
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
and his compassion is over all that he has made.
*HYMN #652 I Lift My Eyes Up
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Most High and holy God, you sit on your throne over the heavens and over the earth. Your greatness is beyond our sight and even our imagination. But, that’s no excuse to be silent. In world of death and division, in times of hate and hostility, the world needs good news of your mercy and grace. Forgive us for keeping quiet. Bless us you’re your Holy Spirit so that our hearts and mouths flow with words of steadfast love and compassion. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
ANTHEM Go Down Moses
ASSURANCE OF PARDON – from Colossians 1:9-14
Lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.
He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
*HYMN 537 Open the Eyes of My Heart
SCRIPTURE I Samuel 8:1-20
When Samuel became old, he made his sons judges over Israel. The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beer-sheba. Yet his sons did not follow in his ways, but turned aside after gain; they took bribes and perverted justice.
Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, ‘You are old and your sons do not follow in your ways; appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations.’ But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, ‘Give us a king to govern us.’ Samuel prayed to the Lord, and the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. Just as they have done to me, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so also they are doing to you. Now then, listen to their voice; only—you shall solemnly warn them, and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.’
So Samuel reported all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. He said, ‘These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen, and to run before his chariots; and he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plough his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his courtiers. He will take one-tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and his courtiers. He will take your male and female slaves, and the best of your cattle and donkeys, and put them to his work. He will take one-tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves; but the Lord will not answer you in that day.’
But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; they said, ‘No! but we are determined to have a king over us, so that we also may be like other nations, and that our king may govern us and go out before us and fight our battles.’
SERMON Lord, Teach Us to Pray (Part 2)
*HYMN #575 Praise To the Lord, the Almighty
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION & THE LORD’S PRAYER
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen.
OFFERTORY All the Days
*SENDING SONG #950 Go Now In Peace
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…
1.) Our Father in heaven, you created everything out of love to share with your children, let other see your love in us…
2.) God of steadfast love, your provide for us and protect us, so let no one profane your name because of my life…
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done…
1.) Change our minds so that we can find our way out of the darkness and into the light of love…
2.) Let Jesus rule as king over all the earth so that everyone knows your will