Week Three
Wednesday Evening Prayer


O God, bring us back, as water to thirsty land.

The Lord brings us back to Zion,
we are like dreamers,
laughing, dancing,
with songs on our lips.

Other nations say,
“A new world of wonders!
The Lord is with them.”
Yes, God works wonders.
Rejoice! Be glad!

Lord, bring us back
as water to thirsty land.
Those sowing in tears
reap, singing and laughing.

They left weeping, weeping,
casting the seed.
They come back singing, singing,
holding high the harvest.

READING: Ephesians 3:17-21

May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith,
as you are being rooted and grounded in love.
I pray that you may have the power to comprehend,
with all the saints, what is the breadth and
length and height and depth , and to know the
love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that
you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to God who by the power at work
within us is able to accomplish abundantly far
more than all we can ask or imagine, to God
be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all
generations, forever and ever. Amen


Glory to the one whose power at work within us
is able to accomplish abundantly far more than
all we can ask or imagine.

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 might 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.


As we continue to spread Christ’s peace in our world, let us also offer to him our prayers of petition.

We pray for the people of God:
- May we take time to meditate on God’s presence in our world.
We pray for government and religious leaders around the world:
- May they strive to attain peace, justice, and equality for all people.
We pray for all people whose cry for justice and mercy falls on deaf ears:
- May they know the help of God.
We pray for the members of our community:
- May we continue to be sensitive to the needs of others.
We pray for those who are sick among us, in body or in spirit:
- May they experience God’s healing presence.
We pray for those you are calling to Mercy life:
- May they embrace religious life with generosity and gladness.



Christ Jesus, we call upon you to be present wherever dissension and strife threaten the harmony to which you call your people. Let
your healing love flow through us so that, with the energy of this grace, we may be instruments of reconciliation. We ask this in your name, you who are the prince of peace. 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.