Week Three
Thursday Morning



Holy is our God! Stand in awe before the God of creation.

Give the Lord glory, you spirits!
Give glory! Honor God's strength!
Honor the name of the Lord!
Bow when the Lord comes,
majestic and holy.

God's voice thunders
above the massive seas;
powerful, splendid,
God shatters the cedars,
shatters the cedars of Lebanon,
makes Lebanon jump like a calf,
Sirion like a wild ox.

God's voice strikes fire,
makes the desert shudder,
Qadesh shudder in labor,
deer writhe in labor.
God strips the trees.

All shout "Glory" in your temple, Lord.
For you rule the mighty waters,
you rule over all for ever.
Give strength to your people, Lord,
and bless your people with peace.

READING: 1 Peter 4:8 - 11a

Above all, maintain constant love for one
another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be
hospitable to one another without complaining.
Like good stewards of the manifold grace of
God, serve one another with whatever gift each
of you has received. Whoever speaks must do
so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever
serves must do so with the strength that
God supplies, so that God may be glorified in
all things through Jesus Christ.


May our love for God's people be evident.

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 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.


Refreshed by the night's healing rest and looking forward to the day unfolding before us, we pray:
- God of justice, transform our words into actions.

~That we may greet you in all the men, women and children we meet today, we pray:
~That as Sisters and Associated of Mercy, we may speak out against institutions and laws that prevent true equality from becoming a reality, we pray:
~That we may mirror the gospel in our lifestyle, we pray:
~That we may allow our hearts to be filled with your love, we pray:
~That we may commit ourselves to one specific action this day that will make peace a reality, we pray:



O God, you lift our burdens and rescue us when we cry to you. Strengthen us to walk in your ways, carrying only what we need to listen carefully
to your call and respond to you with generous hearts. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, your Son and our brother. 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.