Isaiah 30:19-21

Truly, O people in Zion, inhabitants of Jerusalem,
you shall weep no more. God will surely be
gracious to you at the sound of your cry; and
will answer you. Though the Lord may give you
the bread of adversity and the water of afflic-
tion, yet our Teacher will not hide himself andy
more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And
when you turn to the right or when you turn
to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind
you saying, "This is the way; walk in it."


This is the way; walk in it.

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.


Jesus, you came and lived among us that we
might know how to love one another as sisters
and brothers. We long to follow your path
to life.

~ Jesus, show us the way.

That by cherishing the prophetic gifts in the
church we may be open to your revelation:

That by reverencing all faith traditions we may
deepen our love for you:

That by suffering with faith we may receive the
gift of intimacy with you:

That by our witness of service and love, the
world may know your presence:

That by our attentive fidelity we may come to
know and do your will:



Faithful God, Jesus has taught us the way to
life. You filled him with the strength to embrace
the cross that will tell all the world of your
love. Come to us now and strengthen us to
follow him. May your will be done in us, O
God. May your will be done.


Purify our hearts, O God, that we may be freed from sin. Amen.
Renew our hearts, O God, that they may burn with love for you. Amen.
Open our hearts, O God, that we may welcome all persons as our brothers and sisters. Amen.


1 Peter 2:21-24

To this you have been called, because christ also
suffered for you, leaving you an example, so
that you should follow in his steps. "He com-
mitted no sin, and no deceit was found in his
mouth." When abused, he did not return abuse;
when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he
entrusted himself to the one who judges justly.
Christ by whose wounds you have been healed,
bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that,
free from sins, we might live for righteousness.


Through the cross of Jesus all are reconciled to God.

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.


Remember God, you are our model of selfless
service. That we ma faithfully follow your
example, we pray.

At the last supper you offered yourself
as our bread.

~ Help us to be eucharist for a world that
hungers for you.

In the garden, you were overcome with sorrow:

~ Forgive us for the times when we have
neglected the brokenhearted and the lonely

On the way to Calvary you fell three times:

~ Strengthen us when we fall.

On golgotha you were stripped of everything:

~ Remove the layers of selfishness that
harden our hearts and distance us from the
human family.

On the cross you cried out in thirst:

~ Pardon us for the times when we have
closed our ears to the cries of the poor.



Jesus the Christ, may our life this day bring
us to a deeper awareness of your presence in
our sisters and brothers. As we contemplate
you suffering in them may we be clothed with
heartfelt mercy and moved to action on their
behalf. We ask this, that your justice may reign
in our world. Amen.


Purify our hearts, O God, that we may be freed from sin. Amen.
Renew our hearts, O God, that they may burn with love for you. Amen.
Open our hearts, O God, that we may welcome all persons as our brothers and sisters. Amen.