Week Two
Tuesday Morning

Greeting and Doxology

M 43
O God, my highest joy, I will praise you all my life.

Decide in my favor, God,
plead my case ag
ainst the hateful,
defend me from li
ars and thugs.
For you are
God my fortress.

Why have y
ou forgotten me?
Why am
I bent double
under the
weight of enemies?

Send your
light and truth.
They will escort me
to the
holy mountain
where you
make your home.

I will approach the al
tar of God,
God, my
highest joy,
and praise you with the harp,
God, my God.

Why are you sad, my heart?
do you grieve?
for the Lord.
I will yet praise
God my savior.

You yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
When they say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them,
as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape! But you, beloved,
are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. So then let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.

Let us walk in your way as children of the light.

Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
who shepherds the people and
sets them free.

God raises from David’s house
a child with
power to save.
Through the holy prophets
God promised in
ages past
to save us from enemy hands,
from the grip of
all who hate us.

The Lord favored our ancestors
recalling the
sacred covenant,
the pledge to our an
cestor Abraham,
to free us
from our enemies,
so we might worship without fear
and be holy and just
all our days.

And you child, will be called
Prophet of
the Most High,
for you will come to prepare
a pathway
for the Lord
by teaching the peo
ple salvation
through forgiveness
of their sin.

Out of God’s
deepest mercy
a dawn will come
from on high,
light for those sha
dowed by death,
a guide for our feet on the
way to peace.

The God of life is in our midst, breathing energy and compassion into our hearts. We lift our voices in prayer and praise, as we say:
~ Generous God, fill our hearts!
We pray for the gift of gratitude that we may be thankful for each new day:
We pray for the gift of hope that we may be able to meet the challenges of each day with courage and conviction:
We pray for the gift of compassion that we may reach out to all who are oppressed, especially
to women and men who struggle for equality and fullness of life:
We pray for the gift of joy that we may delight in the beauty of each person and in the mystery of your love:
We pray for the gift of peace that we may live in harmony with one another:



Generous God, we wait for you. You are our highest joy, our deepest peace. As we go forth
to this day’s tasks, let us carry your light within us. May our day begin in you and end in you so that all may be done for your glory. May you and you alone be the principal motive of our actions. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.