After the call to worship, we have a few verses of Scripture we speak. This is the beginning of our response to God’s call to worship.
We need His help to respond, and speaking His Words back to Him is a way to do this.
We use the same verses or prayers of confession, or songs in response from week to week.
We speak these together or responsively. Importance of active engagement in worship service, not passively letting the preacher do his thing. This is a good pattern not only for worship as the church, but also for family devotions. These 3 elements are all needed. Imitation, repetition, participation.