WEEK II Monday

spring of water




 We light the Evening Candle and say or sing:

Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Lord!

~Thanks be to God!


Stay with us Lord for it is evening,

~And the day is almost over.



O boundless Maker of the sky,

Who raise the fertile clouds on high,

And bless the Earth with flowing streams

To quicken every living thing.


The waters over earth you place

Lest fiery sun should lay it waste

The flood below you hold restrained,

Lest chaos rule the world again.


O let our gentle grace be poured

Like rain upon us, loving Lord,

And let the waters part once more

Which keeps us from the promised shore.


O Loving Abba hear our cry

Through Jesus Christ, Our Love, most high,

Whom in the Spirit we adore,

Who reigns with you forevermore.  Amen

Text: Immensae caeli Conditor, 7/8 century; Tune: Plainsong Mode VIII






Let all the Angels worship you! Alleluia!

 Psalm 96/97

Adonai reigns!  Let Earth rejoice,

let all the coastlands be glad.

God is wrapped in the thunderclouds,

enthroned on  justice and right.


Fire marches on ahead

burning up all resistance;

Overhead God’s lightening flashes,

Earth trembles to see it.


Mountains melt like wax

before Adonai, who rules over all.

The skies proclaim this justice–

a glory all people can see.


Those who serve mammon are fools,

they brag about their worthless gods.

All spirits, worship Adonai!

Zion hears and is glad.

The cities of Judah rejoice

because of your judgment Adonai.


For you, Adonai, are Most High

in majesty high above the Earth

far higher than any other god.

Those who love Adonai, hate evil;

God shields their faithful lives

and breaks the grip of the oppressor.


Light will shine down on the just

and joy on the loyal hearts.

Rejoice in Adonai, O you just;

give glory to this Holy Name!


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love!

As always before, 

so now and evermore.  Amen

Let all the Angels worship you! Alleluia!

Reading   Hebrews 1: 1-2

In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways
to our ancestors through the prophets;
in these last days, God spoke to us through the Son,
whom God made heir of all things
and through whom God created the universe.


R. God has sent into our hearts the Spirit of the Son which cries:  *Abba, My Dear Papa!   V. You are no longer slaves but children, and as children, you are heirs  *Abba, My Dear Papa!   V. Glory to the Abba and the Word, and the Holy Breath of Love.

Gospel Canticle of Mary


 Come, and follow me,

and I will make you fishers of people.

And at once they left their nets, and followed Jesus, Alleluia!

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

My heart + is radiant with Adonai,

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  WORD 

And to the BREATH of Love! 

As always before, 

so now and evermore.  Amen

 Come, and follow me,

and I will make you fishers of people.

And at once they left their nets, and followed Jesus, Alleluia!



Litany of Intercession

For all who thirst—whose lives are endangered by lack of safe water to drink—whose crops and livestock whither from lack of rain…


For the millions of women and girls who spend much of their days fetching water for their families, animals and crops…


For all who suffer from too much water—from tsunamis and floods—and from the death and destruction, dampness and disease carried in the aftermath…


For those who hoard water, who waste it or pollute it—forcing others to pay excessively for water that rightfully belongs to all…


For those whose bodies, minds and spirits languish—cut off from the endless flow of God’s love enfleshed in self and others, in all creatures and all of creation…


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father …


Closing Prayer & Blessing

Creator God, we stand in wonder and awe before your gift of water that brings life and nourishment through streams and rivers, marshes and swamps, lakes, seas and oceans!  We marvel at water’s beauty and diversity of forms in dew and mist, rain and snow, hail and ice, humidity, vapor and steam.  As we celebrate  the creation and distribution of water on this second day of the week, strengthen our commitment to conserve and share this gift with wisdom and respect.  Amen.


May the God of all creation +   bless us with a hunger and thirst for justice.   Amen.


Let us bless Adonai!    ~Thanks be to God.


Those who wish may end evening prayer with the Marian Antiphon for this season.
Marian Antiphon 

Loving Mother of our Savior, holding open heaven’s only hope, Star for steerage in this vastness, rise to help us, save the sinking.  Nature’s greatest  Wonder: you have borne your own true Maker, giving human life to him. Virgin ever, before and after, that Good News from Gabriel, Word of Life for living, tell it now: mercy to all people!


The angel of the Lord brought the message to Mary. ~ And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.


Let us pray.  Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may, by his Passion and Cross, be brought to the glory of his Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.  Amen.