Leader: Begin your worship time by having several people read some of the wonderful passages of Scripture that comfort and assure. Several passages that you could use:
Psalm 23, Psalm 91, Romans 8:31-39, I John 4:16-18
After reading these passages have your whole group read responsively We Will Not Fear.
Leader: Oh Lord God you have called us from all over this country, to this city, to this year, to this home, and to these friends.
Group: We are friends, we are disciples, we are your servants.
Leader: You have called us chosen and beloved. You have given us the great gift of new life by the sacrifice of your son.
Group: How could we not love you Lord?
Leader: We do love you Lord. But there are times we feel overwhelmed, we feel anxiety build in our hearts, and we are terrified of walking alone.
Group: You have promised that You will always be near.
Leader: You walk with us … teaching, loving, assuring us of Your presence.
Group: You walk before us …
Leader: leading us in Your way
Group: You walk behind us …
Leader: protecting us. We trust you. We trust that You will strengthen us and help us and hold us up with Your righteous right hand.
Group: Anything or anyone who chooses to war against our spirits will have to fight You first.
Leader: No one is too big for You!
Group: We are safe in your hands.
Leader: You are the God of the universe, mighty and powerful, wise and compassionate. You are everywhere and in every moment.
Group: And we trust You.
Leader: Our fear is swept away in Your glory.
Group: Our fear is bound in Your strength.
Leader: Perfect love casts out fear.
All: Our fears disappear in the wonder of Your love.