St. Blaise


February 3rd is the Feast of St. Blaise (+316)

Invoked for Healing of Throats and other Illnesses

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.


 Streams and rivers bless Adonai.

~Seas and oceans, bless our God.



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

Dawn’s radiance washes over Earth,

refreshed and rested from the night:

the grateful world, awake, aware

is bathed in Christ’s baptismal light.


Emblazoned thus, our Earth proclaims

its first foundation and its end.

Another day stirs life afresh:

its gifts from God to God all tend.


O Christ, indwelling source of life,

reflecting fair your Abba’s face,

your radiance brightens all the Earth

as we awake in your embrace.


Within your love we sing our praise,

transcendent God who nurture all;

day’s dawning splendor sends us forth

to answer with our lives your call.  Amen.

Text: Aelred-Seton Shanley; Tune: Plainsong




I lie down to rest, and sleep comes at once;

 I rise again, for Adonai sustains me.

Psalm 3

How many are my oppressors, O Adonai!

How many are plotting against me!

How many are saying about me:

“There is no help for this one even from God.”


But you, Adonai, are a shield around me,

my glory, for you lift my head.

I make my prayer to you aloud,

and you answer me from your holy mountain.


I lie down to rest, and sleep comes at once.

I wake and rise, for your love up holds me.

I will not fear even thousands of people

who are ranged on every side against me.


Arise, now, O Adonai; save me, my Love,

for your truth will leave the wicked speechless,

and break the teeth that are eating me alive!

O Adonai of Victory, bless the people you love.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love;

as always before,

so now and evermore. Amen. 


I lie down to rest, and sleep comes at once;

 I rise again, for Adonai sustains me.


READING    Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Hear O Israel: Adonai Elohim is God; Adonai is One.  You shall love Adonai Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.  And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Silent Prayer

R. May our hearts be wholly with Adonai, that we may keep the law and follow its commandments.  V. May God be with us, as God was with our ancestors * that we may keep the law and follow its commandments. 



Canticle of Zachary–  Luke 1:68-79


The Sun of Justice, will arise with healing in his wings!

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

The Sun of Justice, will arise with healing in his wings!

Litany of Intercession

In you, Adonai, is the source of life,

~in your light we see the light.


Send forth your truth and your light,

~let these be our guide.


Clothe your ministers with justice

~and your people will sing for joy.


Show us your mercy and love

~and grant us your salvation.


Prayer of Jesus

Our Father …


Closing Prayer & Blessing

Holy One, Source of all light and life, you called Saint Blaise to use his gifts and knowledge to heal bodies, hearts, minds and souls.  As we celebrate his memory today, bless all who are engaged in healthcare, mental health, spiritual health and the healing of Earth, for your love is the source, guide and goal of health and wholeness, now and forever.  Amen.


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


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