WEEK XXVI Wednesday

 

Invitation to Worship

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

We make the Sign of the Cross over our  lips as we begin.

O Holy ONE + open my lips,

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.

 

Awake my soul and sing;

~ With God’s praise I will  wake the dawn.

 

MORNING HYMN

All may sing or alternate the verses of any Morning Hymn .

O sister dawn, how light your touch;

how bright your face upon the Earth!

Awakened are we all to life

as you call us from sleep’s small death.

 

You, sister, graced that Easter morn

when Life, entombed, was lost from sight.

You roused the women with their spice

and guided them to greet the Light!

 

Your dawning opens wide our eyes;

our talents are awakened, too!

Our hands, so grasping, rest has freed

to welcome gifts we never knew.

 

Aroused, awakened and aware,

hands turn to labor, hearts to pray;

what yesterday was only glimpsed

stands now as fresh and clear as day.

 

With dawn and all the gifts of day,

we praise you Abba, Breath and Word:

a world so prodigal and free

reveals your loving hand O God! Amen.

 Text: Aelred-Seton Shanley; Tune: Plainsong

 

PSALMODY

Antiphon

I will sing of your strength

and each morning acclaim your love!

Psalm 41/42

Like the deer that yearns

for running streams,

so my soul is yearning

for you, my God.

 

My soul is thirsting for God,

the God of my life;

when can I enter and see,

the face of God.

 

My tears have become my bread,

by night, by day,

as I hear it said all day long:

“Where is your God?”

 

Why are you cast down my soul,

why groan with- in me?

Hope in God and praise the Holy One:

my savior and my God.

 

Deep is calling on deep

in the roar of mighty waters;

your torrents and all your waves

have swept over me.

 

By day Adonai will send

com-passion and loving kindness;

by night I will sing a song of thanks;

praise the God of my life.

 

Why are you cast down my soul,

why groan with- in me?

Hope in God and praise the Holy One:

my savior and my God.

 

Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love;

As always before

so now and evermore. Amen.

 I will sing of your strength

and each morning acclaim your love.

 

 

READING     Proverbs 21: 2-6

All the ways of people may be right in their own eyes,
but it is ADONAI who proves hearts.

To do what is right and just
is more acceptable to ADONAI than sacrifice.

Haughty eyes and a proud heart–
the tillage of the wicked is sin.

The plans of the diligent are sure of profit,
but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty.

Whoever makes a fortune by a lying tongue
is chasing a bubble over deadly snares.

 

 

Silent Prayer

 

Responsory

R. Despise evil and love good: *for Adonai will take pity on the remnant of this people.  V.  Let justice flow like water, and integrity like an unfailing stream. *for Adonai will take pity on the remnant of this people.   V. Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.

 

 

Canticle of Zachary–  Luke 1:68-79

 Antiphon

Who are my mother and my brothers?

Any one who does the will of my Abba,

that is my mother and sister and brother.

 

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

Who are my mother and my brothers?

Any one who does the will of my Abba,

that is my mother and sister and brother.

Intercessory Prayer

Prayer of Jesus

Our Father …

 Versicles

Show us your mercy, Adonai,

~And grant us your salvation.

 

Clothe your ministers with justice,

~Let your people sing for joy. 

 

Keep this and all nations under your care,

 ~Guide all peoples in justice and truth.

 

Let your ways be known upon earth,

~Your saving help among all the nations.

 

Let not the needy be forgotten

~Nor the hope of any be denied.

 

Create in us clean hearts, O God;

~ And fill us with your Holy Spirit. 

 

God of all times and seasons, kindle in us a generous love and a heartfelt compassion for all those we meet this day.  As we celebrate Autumn’s wonders, beauty and bounty, empower us to follow the Gospel’s command that we love our enemies do good to those who hate us and pray for those who wish us harm.  We ask this in the name of Jesus, who lives and loves with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. ~ Amen

 

 Blessing

May the God of love fill us with all joy and peace, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we may abound in joy.   ~Amen.

 

Let us bless the world with peace.

~And give thanks to God.