Gather your people,
Oh, Almighty God.
Assemble your Body,
Oh, Mighty King.
Please speak to us:
Extend your invitation throughout the expanse of our land
and to the edge of its borders.
Let the winds be your messengers
and draw your people—
And let us have ears to hear.
You have summoned us by name.
Calling and rousing us from afar—
our terrestrial, spiritual, and emotional positions
have not hindered or impeded you.
We have been named the called out ones.
Call us out, O God,
And gather us together to become the assembly of the saints—
We can feel the rise and draw of your Spirit.
You are settling us according to your purpose.
You are arranging us according to the gifts you allotted.
You are placing us on the invisible battlefields of your choosing.
You are positioning us in obscure arenas.
You are establishing us in seemingly insignificant theatres.
We wait with Christ’s Ecclesia for your instructions.
We are at attention.
We stand at ready.
While we wait:
Raise in us a revived spirit of worship.
Instill in us a renewed mind of unity.
Tender in us a refreshed heart of teachableness.
Assemble us and transform your Body, Oh Lord!
Psalm 149:1 (NIV)