Week Two
Tuesday Evening

Greeting and Doxology

My soul waits for God alone, my safety and my salvation.

My soul waits, silent for God,
for God alone,
my salvation,
alone my rock, my safety,
my refuge: I
stand secure.

How long will some of you attack
others down
as if walls or fences
on the verge
of collapse?

You scheme to topple them,
so smug
in your lies;
your lips are all blessing,
but murder
fills your heart.

Wait, my soul, silent for God,
for God a
lone, my hope,
alone my rock, my safety,
my refuge: I
stand secure.

God is my glory and safety,
my strong
hold, my haven.
People, give your hearts to God,
trust always! God
is our haven.

Mortals are but a breath,
nothing more than
a mirage;
set them on the scales,
they prove light
er than mist.

Avoid extortion and fraud,
the hopes they
breed are nothing;
and if you should grow rich,
place no
trust in wealth.

Time and again God said,
“Strength and love are
mine to give.”
The Lord repays us all
in light of
what we do.

READING Isaiah 43:1b-4a
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, you Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you.
Because you are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you.

We have been redeemed in Christ Jesus for whom alone we go forward or stay back.

I acclaim the greatness of the Lord,
I delight in God my savior,
who regarded my humble state.
Truly from this day on All ages will call me blest.

For God, wonderful in power,
has used that strength for me.
Holy the name of the Lord!
Whose mercy embraces the faithful,
one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God
scatters the proud in their conceit,
Pulls tyrants from their thrones,
and raises up the humble.
The Lord fills the starving
And lets the rich go hungry.

God rescues lowly Israel,
recalling the promise of mercy,
the promise made to our ancestors,
to Abraham’s heirs for ever.

O Jesus, true and eternal light, hear our prayer as night approaches:
~ Let the light of your face shine upon us!
For world leaders, that they may explore new and effective ways to achieve peace, we pray:
For those who suffer from poverty, that there may be a just and equal sharing of the world’s resources, we pray:
For those suffering painful separations because of divorce, violence or death, that they may be comforted and supported by their faith and their friends, we pray:
For those who are spiritually blind, that they may receive your light, we pray:
For ourselves, that we may respect the beauty of the earth and strive to preserve it, we pray:



For you alone, O God, we go forward or stay back, our hearts centered in you. May we find refreshment and security in you and be animated and strengthened for the service to which you call us. May the fruit of our ministry be union and charity among your people. Thus we will build your reign on earth as it is in heaven. We ask this, confident in your never-failing help. Amen.

May God’s blessing be upon us. Amen
May God’s light lead us in the way of Righteousness. Amen.
May our lives be patterned on Christ Jesus. Amen.