Week Four
Sunday Evening II



Mercy and Justice shine forth, Strong hearts trust God.

Happy those who love God
and delight in the law.
Their children shall be blest,
strong and upright in the land.

Their households thrive,
their integrity stands firm.
A light shines on them in darkness,
a God of mercy and justice.

The good lend freely
and deal fairly,
they will never stumble;
their justice shall be remembered.

Bad news holds no power,
strong hearts trust God.
Steady and fearless,
they look down on their enemy.

They support the poor,
their integrity stands firm,
their strength brings them honor.

Hatred devours the wicked.
They grind their teeth;
their hopes turn to ashes.

READING: Job 42:1-5

Then Job answered the Lord:
"I know that you can do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?'
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
'Here, and I will speak;
I will question you, and you declare to me.'
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear,
but now my eye sees you; therefore I repent in dust and ashes."


Let me be attentive to you as to a lamp shining in a dark place.

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.


We praise and worship the God who has the power to deliver us. Certain that we are joined together in the presence of that God, let us lift our prayers to the heavens:
- God of power and might, hear our prayer!

~ That all who serve God through the church may be examples of the great love that Jesus calls us to share, we humbly ask:
~ That there may be a healing of relationships in our world, especially among people who harbor
violence, hatred, and indifference toward others, we humbly ask:
~That the sick may know the power and love of God, we humbly ask:
~ That we may give thanks for the food we have and the farmers who harvest the land, we humbly ask:
~ That those who have died may live in God's everlasting love, we humbly ask:



They are called happy, O God, who love your
law. We pray, then, that the pattern of the gospel
may be repeated in our lives and that we may
experience the joy and peace that accompany
those who walk in the way traced for us by Jesus.
May others be encouraged by our example to
set their feet on the path to you. We ask this in
the name of Jesus, our good companion. Amen.

May the God of Mercy bless and protect us all. Amen.
May the God of peace comfort us in times of trial. Amen.
May the God of love shine forth in our lives. Amen.