A Call to Worship for Troubling Times

A 21st Century Worship Resource for the Sundays After Pentecost, Year A
by Safiyah Fosua

(Based on Psalm 46)

Leader: The earth shakes, the mountains quake -- tempting our hearts to fear.
People: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Leader: Rivers overflow their banks – too far away to quench the wildfires, yet we remember,
People: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Leader: When our children are away from home and out of our sight, we take comfort in knowing.
People: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Leader: Whether we have reached the end of our days or the end of our diagnoses, we rest in the truth that
People: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

All: God, you alone are our refuge; you alone are our strength. We look to you in these troubling times.

Categories: 21st Century Africana, 21st Century Liturgy, Times of Crisis, Grief and Loss, Natural Disasters, Terrorism and Violence, US Storms

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