WEEK XIV Thursday




 We light the Evening Candle and say or sing:

Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Lord!

~Thanks be to God!


O Adonai, You are my lamp;

~My God, You  illumine my darkness.

HYMN 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…


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: JA Olivar & Martin A Seitz; Music: Miguel Manzano & JA Olivar.





Adonai will save the children of the poor

and rescue them from slavery and oppression.

Psalm 71/72

O God, give our leader right judgment

your justice to those who rule,

that they may judge your people with justice,

and do right for those without power.


May the mountains bear peace for the people;

the hills, bring forth justice.

May the ruler defend the poor

and set all their children free.


May God’s chosen live as long as the sun

as long as the moon, forever.

May God’s anointed be like rain on the meadow,

like showers that soak the earth.


In whose days justice shall flourish

and peace till the moon be no more.

May this rule be from sea to sea

from the Great River to the ends of the Earth.


Enemies will stumble and fall,

foes will lick the dust.

The kings of Tarshish and the islands

will bring and offer their riches.


Kings of Sheba, and Seba

will carry their gifts.

All rulers of peoples lie prostrate;

and nations be ready to serve.


God’s Anointed will save the poor when they cry

and the needy who are helpless,

Will show compassion towards the weak

and save the lives of those with nothing,

Rescuing their lives from oppression,

lives so precious and dear.


The poor will pray for such a ruler:

Long life! And all the gold of Sheba!

They will pray without ceasing–

“May God bless your reign forever!”


May wheat be thick in the fields

and spread to the peaks of the mountains.

May fruit trees sway on the slopes,

and peoples flourish in the cities.


May the name of our Sovereign live forever,

and shine as bright as the sun.

May all peoples find blessing in this reign,

and bless those who follow God’s way.


Blessed be Israel’s God,

Adonai of wonderful deeds!

Blessed be the glorious Name

of Abba, Word and Breath of Love!

May God’s glory fill the Earth,

both now and evermore, Amen!

Adonai will save the children of the poor

and rescue them from slavery and oppression.

Reading   1 Peter 1:18-23

Realize that you were ransomed from your futile conduct, handed on by your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold but with the precious blood of Christ as of a spotless unblemished lamb. He was known before the foundation of the world but revealed in the final time for you, who through him believe in God who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. Since you have purified yourselves by obedience to the truth for sincere mutual love, love one another intensely from a pure heart. You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and abiding word of God.



R. Bear one another’s burdens, * and so fulfill the law of Christ.  V. Look to one another’s interests * and so fulfill the law of Christ.   V. Glory to the ONE, to the WORD, and to the Holy BREATH of Life.

Gospel Canticle of Mary


Cure the sick, raise the dead,
cleanse the lepers, drive out demons.
Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.

It is customary to make the sign of the cross at the beginning of the Gospel Canticle.

My heart + is radiant with the Lord,

My whole being delights in God my Savior.


All people now will call me blessed

For God has loved this humble handmaid.

The Almighty has shown me great favor

Holy is the NAME,


Whose mercy embraces the faithful,

From one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God,

Scatters the proud in their own conceit,


Pulls tyrants from their thrones

While lifting up the lowly:

Fills the famished with bounty,

And reveals the emptiness of riches.


Rescues lowly Israel,

Sharing such loving kindness,

As promised to our ancestors

To Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants forever.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

Cure the sick, raise the dead,
cleanse the lepers, drive out demons.
Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.


Litany of Intercession

You made an eternal covenant with your preople,
– keep us ever mindful of your mighty deeds.


Let your ministers grow toward perfect love,
– and preserve your faithful people in unity by the bond of peace.


Be with us in our work of building a just and compassionate Church and society,
– that in building we may not labor in vain.


Send workers into your vineyard,
– and glorify your name among the nations.


Welcome into the company of your saints all who have died,
– and grant consolation to those who grieve their passing.

Prayer of Jesus

Abba in Heaven, holy is your Name!

May your reign of love come and your way of  loving be lived on Earth as it is in heaven.  Give us no more than the bread we need for today.  Forgive us our sins as we forgive all those who have harmed or wronged us.  Keep us free in times of temptation and protect us from evil. For yours is the glory and power of love, both now and forever.  Amen.


May the Spirit of God + kindle in our hearts the love of God and neighbor that is the fulfillment of the law.  ~Amen 

Let us bless Adonai!    ~Thanks be to God.