SUNDAY XIII

Woman Sick 12 years

Invitation to  Worship

Come, let us sing to  Adonai, let us praise the God of all creation!

O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

 

Let everything that lives and that breathes-

~give praise to Adonai, alleluia!

Cuando el Pobre

When the poor ones who have nothing still are giving;

When the thirsty pass the cup water to share;

When the wounded offer others strength and healing…

 

Refrain:

We see God, here by our side, walking our way;

We see God, here by our side, walking our way.

 

When compassion gives the suffering consolation;

When expecting brings to birth hope that was lost;

When we choose love, not the hatred all around us…

 

When our spirits, like a chalice, brim with gladness;

When our voices, full and clear, sing out the truth;

When our longings, free from envy, see the humble…

 

When the goodness poured from heaven fills our dwellings;

When the nations work to change war into peace;

When the stranger is accepted as our neighbor…

Text: J.A. Olivar & Martin A Seitz; Music: Miguel Manzano & J.A. Olivar.

 

 

PSALMODY

Antiphon/Refrain

In the morning I will sing glad songs of praise to you.

Psalm 62/63

O God, you are my God, and I long for you from early morning

My whole being desires you

Like a dry, worn out and waterless land

my soul is thirsting for you.

 

Let me see you in the sanctuary;

let me see how mighty and glorious you are.

Your constant love is better than life itself

and so I will praise you.

 

I will give you thanks as long as I live;

I will raise my hands to you in prayer.

My soul will feast and be satisfied

and I will sing glad songs of praise to you.

 

As I lie in bed I remember you,

all night long I think of you for you have always been my help.

In the shadow of your wings I sing for joy;

I cling to you and your hand keeps me safe.

 

Glory to the Abba and to the Word

And to the Breath of Love

As it was in the beginning is now

and will be forever.Amen

 READING   Revelation 7:9-12

After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation comes from our God, who is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb.” All the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They prostrated themselves before the throne, worshiped God, and exclaimed: “Amen. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”

Responsory

R.  Adonai, our God, the Almighty reigns: *Let us rejoice and exult, and give God the glory!  V.  Victory and power and empire have been won by our God, and all authority for our Christ. *Let us rejoice and exult, and give God the glory!  V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.

Canticle of Zachariah

Antiphon

O Christ, we reach out to touch you, our only hope.

Cure us and give us peace.

Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.

 

God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.

 

Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;

 

That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.

 

And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.

 

For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To guide our feet on the way of peace.

 

Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

O Christ, we reach out to touch you, our only hope.

Cure us and give us peace.

Litany of Intercession

That all who have been called and gifted to be salt of the earth and light of the world may overcome what divides us and may join our voices in proclaiming good news for the poor, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.

 

That political and economic leaders may be filled with God’s Spirit of compassion and lead with honesty, justice and a passion for the flourishing of all, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.

 

That the love and example of those who live and work in the darkness of violence, poverty and corruption may be light and hope for  those who suffer most, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.

 

That those who have received more may be freed to share their abundance with those who are oppressed by racism, classism, and violence, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.

 

That the sacredness of all life and the rights of all human and all earthly beings may be upheld in the hearts and in the laws of all peoples and nations, let us pray…

~ Hear us O God.

Prayer of Jesus

Our Father …

Closing Prayer & Blessing

O Holy One, Source, Guide and Goal of all that is, You called and gifted Jesus for a ministry of teaching and proclaiming the gospel, and curing every disease and illness among the people.  You have called and gifted each of us to be salt of the earth and light for the world in a great variety of ways with a wonderful diversity of gifts.  When we go astray, help us wake up and change direction so that we may channel our lives and our energies into preparing the way for your reign on Earth as it is in heaven where yours is the power and glory of love now and forever.  Amen.

 

May the Spirit of God + kindle in our hearts a passion for justice and a commitment to the poor.  ~Amen 

 

Let us bless the world with peace.    ~And give thanks to God.