Week One
Monday Morning

Greeting and Doxology

O God, I pray to you; my prayer rises with the sun.

Hear my words, my groans,
my cries for help,
O God, my king.
I pray to you, Lord,
my prayer rises with the sun.
At dawn I plead my case and wait.

You never welcome evil, God,
never let it stay.
You hate arrogance
and abhor scoundrels,
you detest violence
and destroy the traitor.

But by your great mercy
I enter your house
and bend low in awe
within your holy temple.

In the face of my enemies
clear the way,
bring me your justice.

Their charges are groundless,
they breathe destruction;
their tongues are smooth,
their throats an open grave.

God, pronounce them guilty,
catch them in their plots,
expel them for their sins;
they have betrayed you.

But let those who trust you
be glad and celebrate for ever.
Protect those who love your name,
then they will delight in you.

For you bless the just, O God,
your grace surrounds them like a shield.

READING: Ephesians 4:1b-6

Lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. The is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

All praise and glory to you, God of all creation.

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 new day we lift our voices to you, God of all nations, as we pray:

You are the God of industrialized nations and developing countries:
~Teach us to praise you with one voice.

You are the God of coastlands and heartlands:
Give us knowledge of your wondrous love.

You are the God of mountains and lowlands:
Help us to see your merciful deeds.

You are the God of north and south, of east and west:
Move us to shout for joy because we are your children.

You are the God of peoples with diverse customs and languages:
~Help us to love one another as brothers and sisters.



God of all peoples and nations, thank you for your protection through the night. At our rising, let us praise you. In our waking, let us serve you. Wherever we may go today, let our hearts be centered in you for whom alone we go forward or stay back. This we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

May the God of Mercy bless and protect us all. Amen.
May the God of peace comfort us in times of trial. Amen.
May the God of love shine forth in our lives. Amen.

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