Week Three
Wednesday Morning


Break into song, into praise! Lift your voice in Praise of our God!

Sing to the Lord a new song,
the Lord of wonderful deeds.
Right hand and holy arm
brought victory to God.

God made that victory known,
revealed justice to nations,
remembered a merciful love
loyal to the house of Israel
The ends of the earth have seen
the victory of our God.

Shout to the Lord, you earth,
Break into song, into praise!
Sing praise to God with a harp,
with a harp and sound of music.
With sound of trumpet and horn,
Shout to the Lord, our king.

Let the sea roar with its creatures,
The world and all that live there!
Let rivers clap their hands,
The hills ring out their joy!

The Lord our God comes,
comes to rule the earth,
justly to rule the world,
to govern the peoples aright.

READING: Jeremiah 29:11 – 14

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says
the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for
harm, to give you a future with hope. Then
When you call upon me and come and pray to
me, I will hear you. When you search for me,
you will find me; if you seek me with all your
heart, I will let you find me, and I will restore
your fortunes and gather you from all the
nations and all the places where I have driven
you, and I will bring you back to the place
from which I sent you into exile.


Blessed be your name, O God, giver of all good things.

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 our enemy hands,
From the grip of all who hate us.

The Lord favored our ancestors
Recalling the sacred covenant,
The pledge of our ancestor 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 people salvation
through forgiveness of their sin.

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


Our hearts are filled with gratitude at the beginning of this new day, O God, for we remember
your merciful love in days past. You nurture our life and renew our hope, and so we pray:
- We praise and bless you, O sustaining God.

~In gratitude we remember the gift of creation given to our first parents and the fruits of the earth which continues to nourish us:
~In gratitude we remember how you fed your people in the desert and how you feed us today with your eucharistic bread:
~In gratitude we remember the pillar of fire which led the Israelites to the promised land and the promise of eternal life which still guides us on our journey:
~In gratitude we remember the prophets and saints of old and the holy men and women of today who inspire us:
~In gratitude we remember all the little cheering things you permit to fall our way:
~In gratitude, we remember the gift of our vocation to the Mercy way of life:



O God, our rising dawn, we greet you at the beginning of this day. We lift up our hands and hearts in joyful praise for your wonderful deeds.
You led the people of Israel to freedom. You fed and nourished them for their journey. Sustain Us today as we walk the path of justice and mercy.
This we ask in the name of Jesus. 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.