Week Two
Thursday Evening

Greeting and Doxology

Our God is ever wakeful, guarding us from harm.

If I look to the mountains,
will they come to my aid?
My help is the Lord,
who made earth and the heavens.

May God, ever wakeful,
keep you from stumbling;
the guardian of Israel
neither rests not sleeps.

God shields you,
a protector by your side.
The sun shall not harm you by day
nor the moon at night.

God shelters you from evil,
securing your life.
God watches over you near and far,
now and forever.

READING: 1Peter 1:17b-23

Live in reverent fear during the time of your exile. You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory , so that your faith and hope are set on God.

Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring work of God.

You are my treasure beyond price. With you I lack nothing.

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.

Jesus, model of love and faithfulness, be for us a rock and a stronghold of safety:
~We place our trust in you!

For all the world leaders, that they may be moved to work for peace and justice, we pray:
For all caretakers, that they may minister with competence and compassion, we pray:
For all those who dedicate themselves to you in a life of contemplation, that they may be faithful in their commitment, we pray:

For those seeking employment, that they may find satisfying work at a just wage, we pray:
For all gathered here, that we may be faithful witnesses to the gospel message, we pray:



We see how quietly you work, our good God. Night follows after day, soundlessly and peacefully. May this gentle and consistent succession remind us of your continuous watchfulness over our lives. May we go to rest this night, confident that you hold us in your loving care, now and forever. 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.