first, third and fifth saturdays
Morning Prayer

Romans 14:7-9
We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

His appearance was like lightning and his clothing white as snow. Alleluia!

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, your Son Jesus burst forth from the tomb in order to show us that death has no final power over us. We are destined to be united with you for all eternity. We pray today to be worthy of that great calling:

~ Support us with your help, we pray.

In our efforts to be women of the gospel, sharing our faith with others:

In our efforts to minister to the poor, sick, and uneducated:

In our efforts to change unjust social systems:

In our efforts to live in harmony and interdependence with creation:

In our efforts to create communities of love and service:


Gracious God, your Son Jesus Christ died and rose again and now lives with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. May our lives be lived in and for you, mirroring the endless gift of your trinitarian love. We make this prayer with confidence in your creating, redeeming, and life-giving love. Amen.