By Steve Longan
This Call to Worship was originally given during Sunday morning service on 8/7/16 at Imago Dei Central City Campus.
Triune God, we look to you to redeem by your presence our moments. All of our moments.
We don’t want to subdivide and compartmentalize between moments that we deem worth your presence and moments that we think aren’t. You took ordinary things like bread and wine and transformed them into something that transforms us. And so we ask for you to redeem by your presence all of our moments. Simple, or remarkable, or not.
Moments like commuting in traffic at ridiculously slow speeds. The hours under our roofs where we are pulled in different directions by chores and bills and flickering screens. Three trips to the hospital in under a month.
We ask you to redeem moments like the hours we will spend trying to clean egg out of the carpet because our two-year-old woke up before us and tried to make himself breakfast on his pretend kitchen. The hours and hours of respiratory therapy and treatments that we will give to loved ones. And those endlessly repetitive work tasks. All of the emails…just so many emails.
Lord God, we don’t want to subdivide. We don’t want to compartmentalize our moments. And we look to you to continually redeem all of our moments by your presence. And this is a work, Lord God, that only you can do among us.
And so we look to you as we worship.
Steve Longan is part of Imago Dei's team of liturgists who contribute our Calls to Worship each Sunday. The Call to Worship is designed to lead us into uniting our actions, intentions, and emotions in loving response to God. For more information about creative liturgy and how to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.