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We Come Seeking Christ Our King: 21st Century Worship Resources for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year

Call to Worship
(Inspired by Mark 8:27-38)

We come seeking Christ our King

And you give us a poor traveling preacher.

We come seeking a Messiah Warrior -- one who will make us proud and strong in the face of our enemies!

Yet you give us a homeless man, who prays "forgive us as we forgive" and "Love your enemies."

We come looking for a miracle man, one who will heal all our economic woes and cast out, bail out, our demons of debt.

But you show us a simple carpenter's boy who asks us to walk through the eye of a needle and give to the poor.

We come longing for the truth we want to hear.

And you burn our ears with talk of justice and mercy.

We come seeking what we want,

And you in grace and love give us what we need!

Morning Prayer

Today let us be in your Kingdom ways, great God.
Today let us hear your song of grace over broken lives.
Today let us taste your justice from the rolling river.
Today let us smell your spring garden of mercy.
Today let us feel your very presence in who we are
and what we do as your children.
Today let us see your smile in one another.
Today let us be in your Kingdom ways, great God.


The Rev. Nathan Decker is the pastor of the South Sussex Charge of the James River District of the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Nathan has great love for the diversity and inspiration of God's creative nature in worship.

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