WEEK XV Tuesday



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 our lips,

~And we shall proclaim your praise.



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

O come and sing to Adonai, To God our voices raise;

Let us in our most joyful songs, Our loving Savior praise.


Before God’s presence let us come With praise and thankful voice;

Let us sing psalms to God with Joy, With grateful hearts rejoice!


Our God is the Great and Mighty One above all gods the throne;

The depths of earth are in God’s hand, The Mountains are God’s own.


To God the spacious sea belongs, Who made its waves and tides;

And by whose hand the rising land Was formed and still abides.


O come, and bowing down again Our worship let us bring;

Yes, let us kneel before our God: Our praise and thanksgiving sing!

Text: Psalm 95:1-6 from The Psalter (1912) alt.  Setting: J. Michael Joncas




As morning breaks I look to You, I look to You, O Lord, to be my strength this day!

As morning breaks; As morning breaks.

Psalm 62/63

O God, you are my God, for you I long!  For you my soul is thirsting;

My body pines for you, like a dry, weary land without water;

So I gaze on you in your holy place to see your strength and your glory.


For your love is better than life, my lips will speak your praise.

So I will bless you all my life, in your name I will lift up my hands.

My soul shall be filled as with a banquet, my mouth shall praise you with joy.


On my bed I remember you, on you I muse through the night.

for you have been my help; in the shadow of your wings I rejoice.

My soul clings to you; your right hand holds me fast.


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.

 Setting: J. Michael Joncas

READING     2 Corinthians 4:1-2, 5-7

What we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us.

Silent Prayer



R.  We hold a treasure, not made of gold, In earthen vessels, wealth untold,
One treasure only: the Lord, the Christ, In earthen vessels.

V.  Light has shone in our darkness: God has shown in our heart,

With the light of the glory of Jesus, the Lord.

V.  God has chosen the lowly, who are small in this world;

In this weakness is glory, in Jesus the Lord.

John Foley, S.J. alt. 

Canticle of Zachary–  Luke 1:68-79


Who are my mother and my brothers?

Anyone 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?

Anyone who does the will of my Abba,

that is my mother and sister and brother.

Intercessory Prayer

Prayer of Jesus

Our Dear Abba in heaven …

Show us your mercy, Adonai,

~And grant us your salvation.


Clothe all leaders with justice,

~That  your people may 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 the poor be denied.


Create in us clean hearts, O God;

~ And fill us with your Holy Spirit. 



Great Fire of Charity, kindle in us a generous love and a heartfelt compassion for all those we meet this day.  As we celebrate the beauty and the bounty of mid-July, 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 forever and ever.  Amen




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 hope.   ~Amen.


Let us bless Adonai.

~Thanks be to God.