Week Three
Monday Morning

Greeting and Doxology


To live with you is joy, to praise you and never stop.

Your temple is my joy,
Lord of heaven’s might. I am eager for it, eager for the courts of God.

My flesh, my flesh sings
its joy to the living God.
As a sparrow homing, a swallow seeking a nest to hatch its young,
I am eager for your altars,
Lord of heaven’s might, my king, my God.
To live with you is joy, to praise you and never stop.

Those you bless with courage will bless
you from their hearts.
When they cross the Valley of Thirst
the ground is spaced with springs,
with the welcome rain of autumn.

They travel the towns to reach
the God of gods in Zion.
Hear me, Lord of might, heed me, God of Jacob.
God our shield, look, see the face of your anointed.
One day within your courts is worth a thousand without.
I would rather stand at God’s gate
than move among the wicked.

God is the giver of honor and grace.
The Lord never fails to bless those who walk with integrity.
Lord of heaven’s might,
blest are all who trust in you.

READING James 2:12-17

So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment
will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy’ mercy triumphs over judgment.
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works?
Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily good, an to them,
“Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not
one of you says supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works,

God of justice, may my faith be made flesh in my actions.

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.


Let us present our petitions before God who hears our every need:
~Christ our Light, hear our prayer!
is dead.
For our church, may it spread the gospel to all who are experiencing suffering and pain in their lives:
For all nations, may they always seek peace, even in the face of war:
For those who are troubled and anxious, may they find peace in God’s life-giving word and eucharist:
For members of our regional community, may we actively support those who are experiencing suffering or difficulty in their lives:
For all those who have died, especially those who are close to us, may they experience the peace of God’s kingdom:



O God, in the beginning your Word called forth life from the depths of the earth to the
highest heavens. We praise you for the wonders of creation, and we ask you to fashion us in your image that our lives may continue to praise you. We make this prayer through Jesus, the firstborn of creation. 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.