You oppress the poor as a part of your overall plan. . .you regularly receive bribe money and you rob the poor of justice in the courts in the name of "law and order". . .because of your ways with those who are poor, you and your nation will suffer horribly. . .
Now understand this, God hates your Sunday worship services. . .God is sickened by your displays of religious fervor and piety. . . God detests all of your gifts and offerings and plans to give to further serve only yourself. . .God will not hear the silly sounds of your music and song in view of the terrible cries of the poor suffering outside your fine sanctuaries. . .God refuses to listen to your beautiful music because of what you have done to chain the poor. . .
Here's the "order of service" God desires from you: justice that rolls like a mighty river and right practice on the streets, in your courthouses and state houses and White House that results in a sacrifice of relief and hope for the poor who are God's true people.
[Interpretative thoughts drawn from Amos 5:11-24]
Order of Worship
A Time of Prolonged Silence to Ponder Our Oppressive Ways
Silent Prayers to Entreat the Lord for Forgiveness
Repentance and Confession
Closing Prayers for Mercy
Silent Benediction and Solemn Retreat to Life