Does your church have a call to worship? Mine does not but the more I study Revelation the more I am convinced we are missing one of the most important aspects of congregational worship. Through this week, I have shared with my readers and visitors the call to a new life, the call to live in the power of the Holy Spirit, the call to battle, the call to allegiance. It is fitting to end the week with a Call to Worship with the songs of Revelation. I invite you to join me for a moment, putting all else aside, and focusing on the One who is worthy of praise.
“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and is and who is to come.”
“Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things and because of Thy will they existed, and were created.”
“To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.”
“and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.’ And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, ‘Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.'”
“And the seventh angel sounded; and there arose loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.’ And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, ‘We give Thee thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who art and who wast, because Thou has taken Thy great power and hast begun to reign.”
“Great and marvelous are Thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Thy ways, Thou King of the nations. Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? For Thou alone art holy; For all the nations will come and worship before Thee, for Thy righteous acts have been revealed.”
“And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude…’Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.”
“And he said to me…worship God.”
This call to worship is not only for the time we join hearts and voices with others but for us to realize worship is a life lived 24/7 for His glory, honor and praise.
Teach us, Holy Father, to worship you in spirit and in truth and as we join with others may your voice be heard around the world.