VI EASTER Rogation Monday

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The Rogation days include special prayers for seasonal weather and a fruitful harvest
Invitation to  Worship

  Our Love is truly  risen!  Alleluia! Alleluia!


O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


I will tell of your Name to my people, alleluia;

~I will praise you in the great assembly, alleluia!


Hymn for Easter Mornings

Our Justice, Christ, resplendent sun, from prison tomb bursts forth in light;

within us joy and gladness dance for Christ is risen in his might.


From death to life we have been raised, from earth to heaven we are led;

for Christ our resurrection joy is truly risen from the dead.


Let all the heavens burst with joy, let all the earth with song resound!

Let all creation join the dance for Christ is risen, death is bound!


Come share the endless reign of Christ; the hallowed chosen day has come!

Drink freely of the fresh new wine; there’s joy enough for everyone!


O Abba, Word and Spirit–spring in Whom we have been born anew,

our Earth is filled with Paschal light; our is the joy in praising you.  Amen.

Text: Aelred-Seton Shanley, alt. ; Tune: NEW JERUSALEM L.M. Mode III





I go to prepare a place for you.

I shall come again and take you to myself,

so that where I am, you may be also. Alleluia, Alleluia!

Psalm 22/23

You, O LOVE, are my shepherd,

There is nothing more I need.

Fresh and green are the pastures,

Where you take me to rest;

Leading  me near calming waters

You renew my drooping spirit.


You guide me in the path of goodness,

Always true to your Loving-kindness.

If I walk in the valley of death’s darkness

No evil would I fear

You are there with your shepherd’s staff

To strengthen, guide and give comfort.


You spread a feast before me

In the presence of all that I fear,

You soothe my head with oil;

My cup is more than full.


Your goodness and love will tend me

All the days of my life.

I will dwell in the Heart of your Love

For ever and ever.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love.

As always before

so now and evermore. Amen.

I go to prepare a place for you.

I shall come again and take you to myself,

so that where I am, you may be also. Alleluia, Alleluia!


READING   I Peter 3: 15-17

Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope,
but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame.  For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil.



R.  I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you, * alleluia, alleluia!  

V. I go away and I will come to you.*alleluia, alleluia! 

V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.


Canticle of Zachariah


These things have I told you that when the time shall come,

you may remember that I told you of them, Alleluia!

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

These things have I told you that when the time shall come,

you may remember that I told you of them, Alleluia!



Litany of Intercession

O Jesus, Our Lover, help us to love you ~and to keep your commandments.


O Jesus, Our Mother, do not leave us orphans ~ come back to dwell in our hearts.


O Jesus, Our Way, show us the path to freedom ~and lead us to abundant life.


O Jesus, Our Truth, open our eyes, our minds and our hearts ~that we may seek and find you.


O Jesus, our Life, send us the Advocate, the Gift of your Abba ~ the Holy Spirit of Truth.



Prayer of Jesus

Our Dear Abba in heaven…


Rogation Days Blessing

Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created, Alleluia!

~And You will renew the face of the earth, Alleluia!


Favor us O God with your blessing, Alleluia;

~And our earth shall yield her fruit, Alleluia!
Let us pray:
In your great compassion, O God of Life and Love, bless all fields, pastures, meadows and gardens and make them fertile with rains in due season.   Fill the whole Earth with your blessing, and fill your people with gratitude for these gifts. Remove all infertility from the Earth and remove all  selfishness and greed from us so that  the hungry may be filled with good things, all creatures may flourish, and all creation may sing the glory of your Love both now and forever.  Amen.



May the Risen Christ who is the Way the Truth and the Life,

+ bless us with peace and guide us to abundant life, Alleluia!

~Amen, Alleluia!


Let us bless Adonai, Alleluia, Alleluia!

~ Thanks be to God, Alleluia, Alleluia!