Week Three
Sunday Evening I

Greeting and Doxology

Psalm 141
Let my prayer rise like incense, my upraised hands, like an evening sacrifice.

Hurry, Lord! I call and call! Listen! I plead with you.
Let my prayer rise like incense, my upraised hands, like an evening sacrifice.

Lord, guard my lips, watch my every word.
Let me never speak evil or consider hateful deeds,
let me never join the wicked
to eat their lavish meals.

If the just correct me, I take their rebuke as kindness,
but the unction of the wicked will never touch my head.
I pray and pray against their hateful ways.

Let them be thrown against a rock of judgment, then they will know I spoke the truth.
then they will say, “Our bones lie broken upon the ground,
scattered at the grave’s edge.”

Lord my God, I turn to you, in you I find safety. Do not strip me of life, Do not spring on me the traps of the wicked.
Let evildoers get tangled in their own nets,
but let me escape.

READING Hebrews 4:12-13
Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge
the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before God no creature is hidden,
but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.

Deep within, let no voice but yours be heard.
Let me taste your joy and peace, Spirit of God.

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 Christ, our Lord and Savior, we turn to you for inspiration at the close of day, and we pray:
~May your Spirit live in us!

You are the Word made flesh, our God in human form: You are the liberator, freeing us from bondage: You are the fulfillment of the law, leading to the source of life:
You are the eternal Word, on with the Creator and the Holy Spirit:
You are the bread of life, sustaining and enriching us:

Jesus, we have known you in various ways-as food and fulfillment, as Word and Savior.
May your Holy Spirit dwell in us helping us to understand the meaning of you life and
encouraging us to pattern our lives on you. Through this grace, we hope to recreate
your presence in our world. We ask this confident that you will hear and respond to our prayer. 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.