Week Four
Sunday Evening I

Greeting and Doxology

Psalm 141
Let my prayer rise like incense , my upraised hands, like an evening sacrifice.
Hurry , Lord ! I
call and call!
Listen ! I
plead with you .
Let my prayer
rise like incense ,
My upraised hands, like an
evening sacrifice.

Lord , guard my lips,
Watch my
every word.
Let me never speak evil
Or consider
hateful deeds,
Let me never
join the wicked
To eat their
lavish meals.

If the just correct me,
I take their
rebuke as kindness,
But the unction of the wicked
Will never
touch my head.
pray and pray
Against their
hateful ways.

Let them be thrown
Against a
rock of judgment,
Then they will know
spoke the truth.
Then they will say
“Our bones lie broken upon the ground,
Scattered at the
grave’s edge .”

Lord my God, I turn to you,
In you
I find safety.
Do not strip
me of life.
Do not spring on me
The traps
of the wicked.
Let evildoers get tangled
In their own nets,
But let
me escape.

Reading: 2 Peter 1:19-21

We have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

God of Mercy , help us to walk in love as Christ loved us, united in mind and heart.

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 mighty 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.


Let us profess our love for God by using God’s gift of loving compassion to pray for the needs of all the people of the world:
Compassionate Jesus , hear and grant our petitions !

That the church, the house of God, will continue to grow in holiness and grace through the help of God and through our own prayers and good works, let us pray:

That our elected officials will work together for the good of all people, and that the fruit of their labor will be lasting peace , let us pray :

That those who are alienated from God will find peace through reconciliation, let us pray:

That the members of our communities, international, regional, and local , will experience the unity of love in the body of Christ , let us pray:

That the faithful who have died will rejoice to know the fruit of their labors as they enter the eternal kingdom of God, let us pray:

The Lord’s Prayer

Loving God , you inspire us with concern for the well being of all creation. Give us also the strength to transform the compassion of our hearts into acts of mercy and justice. Jesus enfleshed your love as he walked among us; through our lives may your caring presence be evident in our time and culture. We pray as a community united in faith. 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.