Call to Worship (Biblical)

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Worship that begins with a call to celebration, such as that in many of the psalms, follows a well-established biblical procedure for summoning the assembly into the presence of the Lord and encouraging its praise of the great King.

In ancient cultures, most people had no timepieces, and even the sundials and water clocks available to some were not very precise. Thus, a community could assemble together for worship only when summoned by a signal or other announcement, as in Muslim cultures...


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