Week Three
Friday Evening



Faithful God, grant us compassion.

Hear me, faithful Lord!
bend to my prayer,
show compassion.
Do not judge me harshly;
in your sight, no one is just.

My enemy hunts me down,
grinding me to dust,
caging me with the dead
in lasting darkness.
My strength drains away,
my heart is numb.

I remember the ancient days,
I recall your wonders,
the works of your hands.
Dry as thirsty land,
I reach out for you.

Answer me quickly, Lord.
My strength is spent.
Do not hide from me
or I will fall into the grave.

Let morning announce your love,
for it is you I trust.
Show me the right way,
I offer you myself.

Rescue me from my foes,
you are my only refuge, Lord.
Teach me your will,
for you are my God.

Graciously lead me, Lord,
on to level ground.
I call on your just name,
keep me safe, free from danger.

In your great love for me,
disarm my enemies,
destroy their power,
for I belong to you.

READING : 2 Corinthians 4:7-12

We have this treasure in clay jars, so that it
may be made clear that this extraordinary power
belongs to God and does not come from us.
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted,
but not forsaken; struck down, but not
destroyed; always carrying in the body the
death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also
be made visible in our bodies. For while we live,
we are always being given up to death for Jesus’
sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made
visible in our mortal flesh. So death is at work
in us, but life in you.


Crucified Savior, let us rejoice to share in the sufferings you endured for love of us.

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


Challenged by Jesus’ example we now turn to our loving God, asking that our prayers for others and for ourselves be graciously heard:
-Gracious and loving God, be with us this day and always!

~ For those who minister in the church, that they may always be faithful to the message of the gospel, we pray:
~ For leaders of countries and industries, that they may use their talents and resources to secure peace and dignity for all people, we pray:
~ For those who suffer and are unable to change their situations, that the grace of God and the love of all Christian communities may ease their pain, we pray:
~ For ourselves, that we may look at the gifts God has given to us and use them to further justice, peace, and equality in our world, we pray:



Faithful God, we have known your gracious
and loving care each day in our lives. May we
never forget your benevolence. May we, through
our lives of service, extend and honor your
goodness among your people. In our acts of
mercy and justice may you be known and
horored, now and for all ages. 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.