Week One
Thursday Morning

Greeting and Doxology

Gentle Shepherd, guide us in the way of peace.

Shout you to the Lord, all earth,
serve the
Lord with gladness,
enter God’s
presence with joy1

Know that the Lord is God,
our maker to whom
we belong,
our shepherd, and
we the flock.

Enter the temple gates,
the courtyard with
thanks and praise;
give thanks and
bless God’s name.

Indeed the Lord is good!
God’s love
is for ever,
faithful from
age to age.

Isaiah 66:1 – 2
Thus says the Lord:
Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool;
what is the house that you would build for me, and
what is my resting place? All these things my hand has made,
and so all these things are mine. But this is the one to whom
I will look, to the humble and contrite spirit, who trembles at my word.

Let me be your resting place, O God.

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.

At the dawn of this day we praise you, God, for the resources of our earth. We ask for grateful hearts, as we pray:
We thank you, God of life.
For the light of dawn, awakening us to service:

For the refreshment of water, cleansing us of sin:

For the sounds of morning, reminding us of neighbors and community:

For fresh air, filling our bodies with renewed energy:

For this new day, offering new opportunities for loving and living:


God, your love is everlasting! You shower us with blessings and provide for us in our need. Listen to our prayer and bring all creation into oneness. Let us reverence earth as our home, and each other as sister or brother. Let us be blessed with peace within and without. This we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

May God’s blessing be upon us. Amen
May God’s light lead us in the way of Righteousness. Amen.
May our lives be patterned on Christ Jesus. Amen.

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