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A Call to Worship for Thanksgiving


A Call to Worship for Thanksgiving
Based on Psalm 136:1-3

The band plays the song “Forever” by Chris Tomlin during the following readings.

M: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
C: His love endures forever.
M: Give thanks to the God of gods.
C: His love endures forever.
M: Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
C: His love endures forever.

The congregation concludes by singing “Forever.”

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Sing Praise …


Sing Praise …

Emphasize the phrase “sing praise” in this responsive reading:

Pastor:            Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. – 1 Chronicles 16:8-10
All:  O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God. – Psalm 59:17

Pastor:            All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing praise to your name.”  – Psalm 66:4
All:  I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. – Psalm 7:17

Pastor: Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds — his name is the LORD— and rejoice before him. – Psalm 68:4
All:  I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. – Psalm 9:2

Pastor: Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord,  – Psalm 68:32
All:  Then will I ever sing praise to your name and fulfill my vows day after day. – Psalm 1:8

Pastor: Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant. – Psalm 135:3
All: My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I, whom you have redeemed. – Psalm 71:23

Pastor:  As for me, I will declare this forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob. – Psalm 75:9
All:  I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. – Psalm 104:33

Pastor:  I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will sing praise. – Psalm 101:1
All:  I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. – Psalm 146:2

Consider following this responsive reading with a praise song  that includes the phrase “sing praise”.  “Forever” by Chris Tomlin, based on Psalm 136 is a good one.

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society

A responsive reading based on the Psalm passage “Give thanks to the Lord for He is Good”


Give thanks to the Lord for He is Good

P:  Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them; that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones.  (Ps 106:4,5a)

C:  O Give thanks to the LORD, for He is Good and His steadfast love endures forever.  (Ps 106:1)

 

P: for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.  (Ps 107:9)

C:  O Give thanks to the LORD, for He is Good and His steadfast love endures forever.  (Ps 107:1)

 

P:  O Give thanks to the LORD, for He is Good and His steadfast love endures forever.  (Ps 118:1)

P:  Let Israel say:  (Ps 118:2a)

C:  His love endures forever.  (Ps 118:2b)

P:  Let the house of Aaron say:  (Ps 118: 3a)

C:  His love endures forever.  (Ps 118:3b)

P:  Let those who fear the LORD say:  (Ps 118:4a)

C:  His love endures forever.  (Ps 118:4b)

 

P:  Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good.  (Ps 136:1a)

C:  His love endures forever.  (Ps 136:1b)

P:  Give thanks to the God of Gods.  (Ps 136:2a)

C:  His love endures forever.  (Ps 136:2b)

P:  Give thanks to the Lord of Lords  (Ps 136:3a)

C:  His love endures forever.  (Ps 136:3b)

P:  Give thanks to the God of Heaven  (Ps 136:26a)

C:  His love endures forever.  (Ps 136:22b)

 

You might also consider responding with a song like “Forever” by Chris Tomlin.