Week Four
Wednesday Morning



Awake, my harp and lyre, so I can wake up the dawn.

I have decided, O God,
I will sing of your glory,
will sing your praise.
Awake, my harp and lyre,
so I can wake up the dawn.

I will lift my voice,
sing of you, Lord, to all nations.
For your love fills the heavens,
your unfailing love, the sky.

O God, rise high above the heavens!
Spread your glory across the earth!
Deliver those you love,
use your strength to rescue me.

God decreed in the temple:
“I give away Shechem,
parcel out Succoth.
Manasseh and Gilead are mine.

“With Ephraim as my helmet,
and Judah my spear,
I will make Moab my wash bowl,
trample Edom under my feet,
and over Philistia shout in triumph”

Who will help me, Lord,
scale the heights of Edom
and breach the city wall?
God, will you keep holding back?
Will you desert our camp?

Stand by us against the enemy,
and other aid is worthless.
With you the battle is ours,
you will crush our foes.

READING: Deuteronomy 4:39-40

Acknowledge today and take to heart that
the Lord is God in heaven above and on the
earth beneath; there is no other. Keep God’s
statutes and commandments, which I am
commanding you today for your own well-being
and that of your descendants after you, so that
you may long remain in the land that the Lord
your God is giving you for all time.


You are my God, there is no other.

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 ancestor 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 people salvation
through forgiveness of their sin.

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


As the dawn breaks, O God, we sing to you our songs of praise and petition.
O God, you are our rock of safety:

~ May we cling to you in times of doubt and difficulty.
O God, you are our river of life:
~ May your life flow through us, filling the dry, withered places in our hearts.
O God, you are our garden of fruitfulness:
~ May those you are calling to religious life respond with courage and conviction.
O God, you are our rain of mercy:
~ May your compassion cleanse indifference from our world.
O God, you are our star of justice:
~ May your light of truth shine on all areas of oppression that we may see better how to eradicate injustice.
O God, you are ...



O God, you stand by us each new day. We
desire to follow you and to glory in your name.
Help us to give all that we have and not hold
back as we sing your praise in unity with your
eternal Word and Holy Spirit. 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