Official UM Worship Liturgy Goes "Muslim", Koran Becomes Newest Holy Book
From: Joseph Slife
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Subject: Cokesbury offers liturgy based on Koran
Each week, Cokesbury makes available a free online resource for pastors, featuring sermon and liturgy ideas. This week's resource includes a call to worship based on the Koran.
Here it is:
A Call to Worship
Leader: In the name of God, the merciful, let us pray:
People: Praise be to God, the Lord of all being, the merciful Lord of mercy, Master of the day of judgment.
Leader: You alone we serve; to You alone we come for aid.
People: Guide us in the straight path, the path of those whom You have blessed, not of those against whom there is displeasure, nor of those who go astray.
Leader: Our Lord, we have wronged our own souls. If You forgive us not and withhold Your mercy from us, we are altogether lost.
People: O my Lord, let security and truth precede and follow me wherever You lead me. Let authority and succor from Your presence be with me.
(Based on S7:23 and S17:80 in the Koran)
You can find the PDF of this at
Scroll down to page 4.
Sandra Herrmann is the pastor of Memorial United Methodist Church in Greeenfield, Wisconsin http://www.memorialumc.org/main.htm
The Cokesbury e-mail announcing this resource begins this way:
Thought you'd want to know.
Grace and peace,
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