VI EASTER Rogation Tuesday

The Rogation Days include special prayers for the protection of fields, gardens and orchards.
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 Rogation Mornings

O Jesus, crowned with all renown,

With love our earth you trod;

In you we pray, through you come down

Henceforth the gifts of God.

Yours is the health and Yours the wealth

That in our halls abound,

And Yours the beauty and the joy

With which the years are crowned.


Lord, in their change, let frost and heat,

And winds and dews be giv’n;

All fostering power, all influence sweet,

Breathe from your bounteous Heav’n.

Attemper fair with gentle air

The sunshine and the rain,

That kindly Earth with timely birth

May yield her fruits again.


That we may feed the poor aright,

And gathering round Your throne,

Here, in the holy angels’ sight,

Repay You of Your own:

That we may praise You all our days,

And with the Abba’s Name,

And with the Holy Spirit’s gifts,

Our Savior’s love proclaim.

   Text: Edward W. Benson, 1860, alt.; Tune: KINGSFOLD




Alleluia! Who is like Adonai our God, who has risen on high to the throne?

Above the heavens is God’s glory, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Psalm 64/65

To You our praise is due

O God in Zion

To You do we commit our lives,

for you are the One who hears our prayer.


To you do we come in the flesh

when we have gone astray.

When our transgressions weigh us down

You are the One who sets us free.


Blessed are those you invite

and welcome to your dwelling.

You fill us with the bounty of your house,

and the holiness of your temple.


You keep your promise with wonders,

O Adonai, our savior,

You are the hope of all on Earth

even the most distant isles.


Clothed in power and strength

You uphold and steady the mountains;

You still the roaring of the seas

(restless waves and raging nations).


You fill them from east to west with your joy.

You tend and water the land,

and it yields a great harvest.

You fill your springs,

ready the seeds, and prepare the grain.


You soak the furrows and level the ridges;

With softening rain you bless its growth.

You crown the year with your goodness,

All you touch comes alive:

Abundance flows in your steps,

In fields and meadows it flows.


The hills are dressed with joy,

the pastures covered with flocks.

the valleys wrap themselves in grain,

They shout for joy and break into song.

Alleluia! Who is like Adonai our God, who has risen on high to the throne?

Above the heavens is God’s glory, Alleluia, Alleluia!


READING   Acts 13: 30-33

God raised Jesus from the dead, and for many days he appeared to those who had accompanied him from Galilee to Jerusalem: and it is these same companions of his who are now his witnesses before our people. We have come here to tell you the Good News. It was to our ancestors that God made the promise but it is to us, their children, that God has fulfilled it, by raising Jesus from the dead. As scripture says in the second psalm: You are my son: today I have begotten you.



R.  I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you, * alleluia, alleluia!  V. I go away and I will return to you.*alleluia, alleluia!  V.  Glory to the Abba and the Word and the Holy Breath of Love.


Canticle of Zachariah


“I am going away to the ONE who sent me.

Yet not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?'”

For they knew He spoke of the return to the Abba, 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

“I am going away to the ONE who sent me.

Yet not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?'”

For they knew He spoke of the return to the Abba, 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!