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Let Us Seek our Most Desired:

Call to Worship for a Gay Pride Sunday Celebration

Based on Song of Songs 2: 16; 3: 1-3; 8: 6-7

 

 

            Let us join together in a cherished prayer of the heart:

 

                        My Beloved is mine, and I am my Beloved’s.

 

            Day after day I seek my Beloved;

            I seek but do not find. 

            Have you seen my Beloved?  Truth is her name!

 

                        Waters cannot quench, nor floods drown Truth!

 

            I arise and go about the City;

            in the streets and in the squares

            I call for my Beloved: Justice is his name!

 

                        Waters cannot quench, nor floods drown Justice! 

 

            In the Church I seek my Beloved

            With heart and soul, mind and strength:

            Have you seen the one my soul loves? Hope is her name!

 

                        Waters cannot quench, nor floods drown Hope!

 

            Have you seen my Beloved?

            At Home?  In the City?  In the Church?

            Passion is his name!

 

                        Waters cannot quench, nor floods drown Passion!

 

            O friends and companions,

            Come, let us seek our most desired:

            Truth,  Justice,  Hope,  Passion!

 

                        Set us as a seal upon your heart,

                        As a seal upon your arm;

                        For Love is as strong as death.

                        Waters cannot quench, nor floods drown Love!

 

            Let us enter into worship and proclaim:

 

                        My Beloved is mine, and I am my Beloved’s!

 

 


Let Us Seek our Most Desired: Call to Worship for a Gay Pride Sunday Celebration was written by Rev. Susan A. Blain, Minister for Worship, Liturgy and Spiritual Formation of Local Church Ministries.

Copyright 2010 Local Church Ministries, Congregational Vitality and Discipleship Ministry Team, United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44115-1100.  Permission granted to reproduce or adapt this material for use in services of worship or church education.  All publishing rights reserved. 

 

 

 

 

 

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