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Prayer with the Staff of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

This service features scripture readings, hymns and prayers drawn from historic morning prayer liturgies, without music or other artistic elaboration. Complementing other Symposium services that are more complex, today we practice an intentionally simple form of common prayer, grateful to be united in prayer with people around the world on a day of historic, cultural and political importance here in the United States.

Order of Worship:

This order of service follows a traditional morning prayer structure. 

Opening Words

Morning Hymn: "O Splendor of God's Glory Bright"

Psalm 19, followed by a Psalm Prayer

Psalm 131, followed by a Psalm Prayer

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 42:1-9

New Testament Reading: Matthew 22:34-40

Canticle: Song of Zechariah (Luke 1:57-59)

Prayers of the People

Lord's Prayer

Closing Blessing

Leaders: María Eugenia Cornou, Cindy DeBoer, Chan Gyu Jang, Carlos Lemagne, Rebecca Snippe, Noel Snyder, and John Witvliet