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On Eagle’s Wings


Here are worship resources inspired by Isaiah 40:21-31 and other scripture passages which use an eagle metaphor.


Psalm 91:4
Isaiah 40:27-31
Psalm 103:5
Deuteronomy 32:10-11


Prayer for Healing

God of life
God of hope
God of all

Lift us
on your love
like eagle's wings

Sustain us
Guide us
Heal us

Then send us
forth into
the world

That we
may love
as you love.


~ written by Terri, and posted on RevGalBlogPals.


Holy One,
Hear our prayers, O Lord.
Our lives are often like an emotional rollercoaster in a runaway car.
We sometimes feel our lives are out of control and so we often try to get control.
We then grow weary and tired,
because just about everything we try to do on our own falls short.
And then we give up Lord.
We let go Lord.
We quit trying to be in control.

It is times like these that we need you Lord,
We need to commune with you, to become centered and whole.
We need to draw close to you, to experience your healing touch.
We need the support of one other, the love of one another,
the encouragement of one another to remind us of your presence.

It is times when we commune with you that we are lifted up on eagles wings,
Then we gain power for our faintness
Then we gain strength for our weariness
Then we who are broken hearted are healed
Then we who are wounded find healing
Then we find hope in his steadfast love

And Lord when we have received our healing,
may we then be a vessel for you to use to heal other.
May we go about proclaiming the good news to all
May our household of faith be a gatherings of those in need of healing and forgiveness.


~ written by Abigail Carlisle-Wilke, and posted on Rev Abi’s Long and Winding Road.

Opening Prayer

O God, we are gathered here under the shelter of your wings,
nurtured by your motherly love,
and encouraged, then, to fly by faith on the wind of your spirit.
You have spoken to us, saying
"They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings as eagles."
Teach us how to wait, then, that we may learn how to fly.
May this nest we call "family" be built with sturdy materials.
Don't let us forget, though,
that this nest was not created as a fortress behind which to hide,
but as a perch from which to take off.
And strengthen us with the assurance that we do not fly alone.
This we pray, in Jesus' name.


~ written by Peter L. Haynes, and posted on the Long Green Valley Church website.

Spoken Resources

Call to Worship

Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?
God created all things and summons everyone by name.
Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?
No one – nothing – can compare to God’s glory.
Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the creator of the ends of the earth,
and never grows tired or weary.

Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?
Those who hope in the Lord 
will renew their strength forever and ever.

~ written by Rev. Andy James. Posted on the liturgylink website.

Affirmation: Walk and Not Faint

This we have come to know,
this is what we have heard:
the Eternal is an everlasting God
creator of heaven and earth,
who does not grow weary or faint;
whose wisdom is unsearchable,
giving energy to the meek
and  strength to those who have none.

Even youths shall faint and grow weary,
young athletes shall fall exhausted
but those who love the Lord Jesus
and patiently put their trust in God
shall renew their strength;
they shall soar with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not weary,
they shall walk and not faint.

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.

Commission & Benediction

Go now, and trust in God’s mercy for your strength.
Proclaim the good news wherever God calls you,
and do not set yourselves apart from others,
but be all things to all people for the sake of the gospel.

And may God give you the strength and freedom of an eagle.
May Christ be the bread that nourishes and renews you.
And may the Holy Spirit be the rising wind beneath your wings.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord,
In the name of Christ.


~ Copyright © 2003 Nathan Nettleton


Traditional Hymn: Under His Wings

Worship Together #575

Under His wings I am safely abiding,
Though the night deepens and tempests are wild,
Still I can trust Him; I know He will keep me,
He has redeemed me, and I am His child.

Under His wings, under His wings,
Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings my soul shall abide,
Safely abide forever.

Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow!
How the heart yearningly turns to His rest
Often when earth has no balm for my healing,
There I find comfort, and there I am blessed.

Under His wings, oh, what precious enjoyment!
There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me,
Resting in Jesus, I’m safe evermore.

~ William O. Cushing

Contemporary Hymn: Safe in the Shadow of the Lord

Worship Together # 565

Safe in the shadow of the Lord,
beneath his hand and power;
I trust in him, I trust in him,
my fortress and my tower.

My hope is set on God alone
though Satan spreads his snare;
I trust in him, I trust in him,
to keep me in his care.

From fears and phantoms of the night,
from foes about my way,
I trust in him, I trust in him,
by darkness as by day.

His holy angels keep my feet
secure from every stone;
I trust in him, I trust in him,
and unafraid go on.

Strong in the everlasting name,
and in my Father's care,
I trust in him, I trust in him
who hears and answers prayer.

Safe in the shadow of the Lord,
possessed by love divine,
I trust in him, I trust in him
and meet his love with mine.

~ Timothy Dudley-Smith, from Psalm 91.  Copyright © 1973 by Hope Publishing Company. If you use this song in worship, be sure to report it on your CCLI license.

Tune suggestions:
AMAZING GRACE (“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound”)
CRIMOND (“The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want”)
MARTYRDOM (“Alas, and did my Saviour bleed”)

Contemporary Song: On the Wings of An Eagle

As we hope in the Lord we will gain our strength
We will run for miles we will stand up straight
We will not grow weary we will not grow faint
On the wings of an eagle we will rise

On the wings of an eagle we will rise
On the wings of an eagle we will rise
For our hope is found in the power of God
On the wings of an eagle we will rise
On the wings of an eagle we will rise

For the Lord who is God calls His people home
Not to be afraid as we journey the road
Hand in hand we'll be walking with the Lord our God
On the wings of an eagle we will rise

~ Steve Bell. Copyright © 1992 Signpost Music. CCLI Song # 1662745. If you use this song in worship, remember to report it on your CCLI license.

Listen to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16EHmcenFu4

Contemporary Song: Everlasting God

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary
You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

~ Brenton Brown, Ken Riley. Copyright © 2005 Thankyou Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing). CCLI Song # 4556538. If you use this song in worship, remember to report it on your CCLI license.

Listen to it here: http://www.worshiptogether.com/songs/songdetail.aspx?iid=560645

Contemporary Song: Eagle’s Wings

Here I am waiting
Abide in me I pray
Here I am longing for You
Hide me in Your love
Bring me to my knees
May I know Jesus more and more

Come live in me
All my life take over
Come breathe in me
And I will rise
On eagle's wings

~ Reuben Morgan. Copyright © Copyright 1998 Hillsong Publishing (APRA) (admin. in U.S. & Canada at EMICMGPublishing.com). All rights Reserved. Used by permission. CCLI Song # 2478168. If you use this song in worship, be sure to report it on your CCLI license.

Listen to it here: http://www.worshiptogether.com/songs/songdetail.aspx?iid=565828




This worship resource was created/compiled by Christine Longhurst. You are welcome to use it free of charge, and where appropriate, please note the source. If you are printing any of the resources for distribution, please print the source as well. The content of the worship resource does not necessarily represent the views of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, which oversees the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. For more worship resources by Christine Longhurst, see http://www.re-worship.blogspot.ca or http://www.faithmatters.ca.

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