Season of Lent
A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
Ash Wednesday Worship
Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra.
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
Why Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers.
All Praise be to God
A responsive reading as well as music suggestions for a Thanksgiving Day worship service in the African American Lectionary that focuses on praise and gratitude.
Praise and Rejoicing
Practical planning suggestions, a call to worship inspired by Psalm 150, a prayer, a litany based on Isaiah 61:3, and music suggestions for a Choir Anniversary worship service on Habakkuk 3:17-19 from the African American Lectionary.
Praise & Worship Songs
Lists of Praise & Worship songs with links to videos for the following Scripture texts: Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-15, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21, Isaiah 55:1-5, and Psalm 145.
Sing Praises to God
This call to worship is an adaptation of Isaiah 12:5-6 made into a litany. We are called to praise and sing for joy because God is with us, dwelling in our midst.
Full Text Hymns on Praise
Praise God From Whom All Blessings FlowPD
Praise to the Lord, the AlmightyPD
Praise Him! Praise Him!PD
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Praise & Worship Songs: Transfiguration
This is a list of suggested Praise & Worship songs which could be used on Transfiguration Sunday or in Lent.
From Lament to Praise
This commentary on Psalm 113 sees the psalm begins and ends in Hallelujah, participating in the grand drama of the Psalter which moves from lament to praise.
Praise as Oasis
Beth Tanner reflects on Psalm 146. This psalm offers an oasis, a place where we can put aside the world and praise God for who God is. The prayer is designed to combat narcissism and consumerism.
Praise for the Creator
The seas are full of creatures, all created and cared for by God. With today's technology, we are filled with awe and praise for God's work as Creator.
Praise & Worship Songs
Lists of Praise & Worship song suggestions for the following texts/themes: Romans 7:15-25 (salvation), Matthew 11:25-27 (revealed to little children), Matthew 11:28-30 (rest in God), Zechariah 9:9-12 (deliverance), and Psalm 145:8-14 (God's glorious kingdom).
Praise Be To You
This poetic prayer praises God by describing Jesus like a tree the fruit of which is a blessing to humankind. The prayer also recognizes our call to follow and offer the fruit of our lives in...