We are looking at the Elijah and Elisha stories in worship right now. Here are a couple of worship pieces for this week:
Call to Worship
Leader: We have come to listen to the biblical stories.
All: We have come to consider our own stories.
Side 1: Have you seen blazing chariots?
Side 2: Have you felt the whirling wind?
Side 1: Have you known the sacred silence?
Side 2: Have you rejoiced in restored life?
Leader: Have you heard the voice of truth?
Side 1: In the stories of prophets and kings,
Side 2: In the stories of widows and orphans,
Side 1: In your story,
Side 2: and your story,
Leader: in all our stories:
All: God shows up.
Leader: May we have eyes to see and ears to hear.
Prayer of Confession
God of the blazing chariots, the whirling wind, the sacred silence,
Listen softly to the confessions of our hearts.
Create clean hearts in us.
Renew right spirits within us.
Shelter us within your presence.
Sustain us by your Holy Spirit.
Restore to us the joy of our salvation.
Blazing, whirling, sacred God,
inhabit and transform our stories. Amen.
*As always, you are welcome to use this material in your own worship setting. You can acknowledge: “By Joanna Harader from spaciousfaith.com.”