Week Four
Monday Morning

Greeting and Doxology

Bless God, who fills your life with richness and gives you an eagle’s strength.
My soul, bless the Lord,
bless God’s
holy name!
My soul,
bless the Lord,
hold dear
all God’s gifts!

Bless God, who forgives your sin
and heals
every illness,
who snatches you from death
and enfolds you with
tender care,
who fills your
life with richness
and gives you an
eagle’s strength.

The Lord,
who works justice
and defends
the oppressed,
teaches Mo
ses and Israel
ways and deeds.

The Lord is
tender and caring,
slow to anger,
rich in love.
God will not accuse us long,
nor bring our
sins to trial,
nor exact from us in kind
what our
sins deserve.

As high as heaven
above earth,
so great is God’s love
for believers.
as far as
east from west,
so God
removes our sins.

As tender as fa
ther to child,
so gentle is God
to believers.
The Lord knows how
we are made,
we are dust.

Our days pass
by like grass,
our prime like a flow
er in bloom.
A wind comes, the
flower goes,
now its place.

God’s love is from all ages,
God’s justice be
yond all time
for believers of each
those who
keep the covenant,
who take care to
live the law.

The Lord
reigns from heaven,
rules over
all there is.
Bless the Lord, you angels,
strong and quick
to obey,
attending to
God’s word.

Bless the
Lord, you powers,
eager to
serve God’s will.
Bless the Lord, you creatures,
everywhere un
der God’s rule.
My soul,
bless the Lord!

2 Samuel 22: 26-29

With the loyal you show yourself loyal; with the blameless you show yourself blameless; wit the pure you show yourself pure, and with the crooked you show yourself perverse.

You deliver a humble people, but your eyes are upon the haughty to bring them down. Indeed, you are my lamp, O Lord, the Lord lightens my darkness.

In you we can do all things; of ourselves we can do nothing.

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 an
cestor 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 peo
ple salvation
through forgiveness
of their sin.

Out of God’s
deepest mercy
a dawn will come
from on high,
light for those sha
dowed by death,
a guide for our feet on the
way to peace.


O God of mercies, as we begin our day we place our needs in your hands and we pray:
~Merciful God hear our prayer. For all those who minister to your people, that they may be blessed with strength and courage, we pray:
For ourselves and all others in need of mercy, that we may experience your gentle compassion, we pray:
For victims of violence and other forms of abuse, that they may be healed by your tender mercy, we pray:
For the young who are searching for meaning in their lives, that they may see in our lives Christ’s love for them, we pray:
For all those who have died, especially __________, that they may be united with you, we pray:



O God, you are rich in love and tenderness. Give us all we need this day so that we may follow the example of Jesus. Help us to hear and to respond to the pleas for mercy in our land. May we praise your forever and ever. Amen

May the Spirit of God find a home in us. Amen
May the Spirit of God animate us. Amen
May the Spirit of God create new hearts in us. Amen