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Prayers for Maundy Thursday

Elliston
Elliston Chapel at Baylor University

Morning Prayers for Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020

 

Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, is the Thursday in Holy Week preceding Good Friday and Easter.  On this day, we are called to remember Christ’s last supper with his disciples and the events that took place the night before his crucifixion. (Maundy is short for mandate)

 Opening Prayer

I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;

I suffered distress and anguish.

Then I called on the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I pray, save my life…”

You have loosed my bonds.

I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people,

in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord! Psalm 116: 1-4, 16-19

Call to Worship

Jesus said: I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.

On this day, Christ gathered with his disciples in the upper room.

On this day, Christ took a towel and washed the disciples’ feet.

On this day, Christ broke bread for his disciples, telling them to eat.

On this day, Christ poured out wine, telling them to drink of the cup of new life.

On this day, Christ gave his whole self, that we too might follow and find abundant life.

Song – O Love That Will not Let Me Go https://open.spotify.com/track/5fHO7KYz5QvHyS5pSqKv08?si=U39SR6tlR7ixx2j8CuIGlA

O Love that will not let me go

I rest my weary soul in thee

I give You back the life I owe

that in Thine ocean depths its flow

may richer fuller be.

 

O Light that follows all my way

I yield my flickering torch to Thee

my heart restores its borrow ray

that in Thy sunshine’s blaze its day

may brighter, fairer be

 

O Joy that seeks me through the pain

I cannot close my heart to thee

I trace the rainbow through the rain

and feel the promise is not in vain

that morn shall tearless be

 

O cross that’s lifting up my head

I dare not ask to fly from thee

though I lay in dust, life’s glory dead

from the ground there blossoms red

life that shall endless be.

Gospel Reading 

Then Jesus got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.”  John 13:4-10

For Reflection from Revelations of Divine Love

For the Passion of our Lord is comfort to us against all this, and so is His blessed will.

And for the tender love that our good Lord hath to all that shall be saved, He comforteth readily and sweetly, signifying thus: It is sooth that sin is cause of all this pain; but all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner [of] thing shall be well. – Julianne of Norwich

Prayer for Maundy Thursday

Passing from one divine feast to another, from palms and branches, let us now make haste, O faithful, to the solemn and saving celebration of Christ’s passion. Let us behold him undergo voluntary suffering for our sake, and let us sing to him with thanksgiving a fitting hymn: fountain of tender mercy and haven of salvation,
O Lord, glory to you!

The Lord’s Prayer

 Our Father, who art in heaven,   

hallowed be thy Name,              

thy kingdom come,                    

thy will be done,                        

on earth as it is in heaven.              

Give us this day our daily bread.    

And forgive us our trespasses,   

as we forgive those                    

who trespass against us.            

And lead us not into temptation,    

but deliver us from evil.             

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

                 for ever and ever. Amen.

 Benediction

May Jesus Christ, who for our sake became obedient unto death, even death on a cross, keep you and strengthen you this day and forever. Amen.

 

Evening Prayers for Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020

Opening Prayer(to meditate in silence and prepare your heart for prayer)

“O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me.”

Call to Worship

I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

What shall I return to the LORD for all his bounty to me?

I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,

I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones.

O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the child of your serving girl.

You have loosed my bonds.

I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the LORD.

I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,

in the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem.

Praise the LORD!  (Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19)

 

Glory be to God, whom we know as Father…

And to the Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior…

And to the Holy Spirit, the Living Presence…

Who is with us, even now. Glory be to God.

Doxology

(singing)Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures, here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Prayer of Confession

Holy and infinite God, we confess our need for you. We have sinned and need your forgiveness. We are lost and need your guidance. We are broken and need your healing touch.

Hear our prayers, O Lord. (silent confession)

Words of Assurance: Lamentations 3: 22-23

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Gospel Reading: John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.” For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, “Not all of you are clean.” After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord–and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

 

When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 Prayer

(Pray these intercessions in silence and reflect on each prompt)

 

Trusting that that God is the God of all. The Light that enlightens all.

The One in whom we all live and move and have our being, We pray…

 

…for those who are in need of physical healing and comfort. for those who struggle emotionally and spiritually.

…for those who are sacrificing for the sake of the gospel.

…for those who face decisions.

…for those who are difficult to love.

…for those whom God has laid upon our hearts. We remember all these into God’s care. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,   

hallowed be thy Name,              

thy kingdom come,                    

thy will be done,                        

on earth as it is in heaven.              

Give us this day our daily bread.    

And forgive us our trespasses,   

as we forgive those                    

who trespass against us.            

And lead us not into temptation,    

but deliver us from evil.             

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

                 for ever and ever. Amen.

 Benediction

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand…in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Isaiah 41:10

 

Prayers for Holy Wednesday

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Holy Wednesday, April 7, 2020

 Morning Prayer

Opening Verse

Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let those who love your salvation say evermore, ‘God is great!

But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay! Psalm 70:4-5

Call to Worship

We’re thirsty… for living water.

We’re hungry… for the bread of life.

We’re searching… for truth that sets us free.

We’re listening… for words that lead to life.

We’re longing… for peace that is beyond our understanding.

Song of Praise- All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name https://youtu.be/gpTVriIF0CU

All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall;

bring forth the royal diadem,  and crown him Lord of all;

bring forth the royal diadem, and crown him Lord of all!

Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget the wormwood and the gall,

go spread your trophies at his feet, and crown him Lord of all;

go spread your trophies at his feet, and crown him Lord of all;

 

Let every kindred, every tribe on this terrestrial ball,

to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all;

to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all!

 

O that with yonder sacred throng we at his feet may fall!

We’ll join the everlasting song, and crown him Lord of all;

we’ll join the everlasting song, and crown him Lord of all!

 

Litany of Thanksgiving

Lift up your hearts… we lift them up to the Lord.

For the goodness of this day and this hour… we thank the Lord.

For the Spirit within us and among us… we thank the Lord.

For the gift of grace and the message of salvation… we thank the Lord.

For the Church, past and present… we thank the Lord.

For the love made real through those around us… we thank the Lord.

Lift up your hearts… we lift them up to the Lord.

(silent prayers of gratitude)

For all these gifts, now and always… we thank the Lord.

 

Gospel Reading for Wednesday Holy Week- John 13:21-32

 

After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?” Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” So when he had dipped the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas son of Simon Iscariot. After he received the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “Do quickly what you are going to do.” Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. Some thought that, because Judas had the common purse, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the festival”; or, that he should give something to the poor. So, after receiving the piece of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night. When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once.

Reflection

“Prayer is the light of the soul, giving us true knowledge of God. It is a link mediating between God and man. By prayer the soul is borne up to heaven and in a marvelous way embraces the Lord. This meeting is like that of an infant crying on its mother, and seeking the best of milk. The soul longs for its own needs and what it receives is better than anything to be seen in the world. “    St. John Chrysostom, Homily 6 on Prayer

Benediction

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this day, and give your angles charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen.

 

 

Evening Prayers

 

Opening Prayer(to meditate in silence and prepare your heart for prayer)

 

“O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me.”

Call to Worship and Invocation Prayer

O come, let us sing to the LORD;

let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;

let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

For the LORD is a great God,

and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are the depths of the earth;

the heights of the mountains are his also.

The sea is his, for he made it, and the dry land,

which his hands have formed.

O come, let us worship and bow down,

let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! (Psalm 95)

Holy God, speak to us,

That we might hear the good news,

And trust our lives into your hands and keeping.

May we be present now, even as you are present to us. Eternal Friend, this is our prayer. Amen.

 

Doxology

(singing)Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures, here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Prayer of Confession

Holy and infinite God, we confess our need for you. We have sinned and need your forgiveness. We are lost and need your guidance. We are broken and need your healing touch.

Hear our prayers, O Lord. (silent confession)

 

Words of Assurance: Isaiah 43:25

I, even I, am the one who blots out your transgressions…

and remembers your sins no more.

 

New Testament Reading

Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

Consider him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you may not grow weary or lose heart.    Hebrews 12:1-3

Prayers of Intercessions for Those Beyond our Community

 

For those who do not have what they need today… we pray to the Lord. (pause in silence)

For those who live in fear today… we pray to the Lord. (pause in silence)

For those who have been forgotten today… we pray to the Lord. (pause in silence)

For those who work for peace and justice today… we pray to the Lord. (pause in silence)

For those who are called to heal today… we pray to the Lord. (pause in silence)

For those burdened to lead today…. we pray to the Lord. (pause in silence)

In the name of the one who loves us all… we pray to the Lord, amen.

 

Benediction

 

May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Romans 15:13

 

Tuesday Morning and Evening Prayers

Elliston
Elliston Chapel at Baylor University

Morning Prayers

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Opening Verse (to meditate briefly and prepare your heart for prayer)

Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!
Let them lead me;
Let them bring me to Your holy hill.  (Psalm 43:3)

Call to Worship

Come, let us sing to the Lord :

let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation. (Psalm 95:1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

 

Song,   As the Deer  

(link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZv3jzOTE70)

Reflection

“There is nothing more worthwhile than to pray to God and to converse with him, for prayer unites us with God as    his companions. As our bodily eyes are illuminated by seeing the light, so in contemplating God our soul is   illuminated by him. Of course, the prayer I have in mind is no matter of routine, it is deliberate and earnest. It is not tied down to a fixed timetable; rather it is a state which endures by night and day.”

St John Chrysostom (Homily 6 on Prayer)

The Gospel

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:36-40)

Benediction

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,  to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3: 20-21)

 

Evening Prayers

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Opening Verse

Jesus said, “Come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

(Matthew 11:28)

Call to Worship

Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Let God’s people say: “His love endures forever.”

Let those who reverence God say: “His love endures forever.”

When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place.

The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

 

I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.

The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;

The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.

The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.

You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Traditional Confession and The Jesus Prayer

Gracious God, I acknowledge my need of you today.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.

I have not loved you with all my heart, mind, and strength.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.

I have not loved my neighbors as I love myself.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.

I have not done those things which I ought to have done.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.

 

And I have done those things which I ought not to have done.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.

I have spoken in haste, in anger, in condemnation, in judgment.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.

I have harbored unhealthy thoughts and passions and worries.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.

Gracious, God, I acknowledge our sin… my need of you.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.

I receive now your great mercy and rest in your eternal love.

Amen.

Words of Assurance: Romans 5:1; 8:1

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith,

we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…

There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Psalm of Trust: Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way

and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy place where the Most High dwells.

God is within her; she will not fall.

Nations are in an uproar, kingdoms fall;

he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

Be still, and know that I am God.

Prayer: Intercessions for Those Beyond our Community

For those who do not have what they need today… I pray to you Lord. (silent prayers)

For those who live in fear today… I pray to you Lord. (silent prayers)

For those who have been forgotten today… I pray to you Lord. (silent prayers)

For those who work for peace and justice today… I pray to you Lord. (silent prayers)

For those who are called to heal today… I pray to you Lord. (silent prayers)

For those burdened to lead today…. I pray to you Lord. (silent prayers)

In the name of the one who loves us all… I pray to you Lord, amen.

Benediction

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand…in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Isaiah 41:10

 

 

El Es Señor / He is Lord

In preparation for Easter, please allow me to share this song I wrote of a group of churches participating in music camp in El Salvador a few years ago. You can find it in GIA’s bilingual hymnal.

En preparación para el domingo de Resurrección, permítanme compartir este canto que escribí hace unos años para un grupo de iglesias en El Salvador que participaban en un campamento music.

Introduction and ideas on how to sing it / Ideas de como cantarlo:

Monday Morning and Evening Prayers

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Morning Prayers

Opening Verse (to meditate briefly and prepare your heart for prayer)

 God is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. Those who take refuge in God will not know condemnation. Psalm 34: 18, 22

Call to Worship 

Come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep of His hand. (Ps. 95: 6-7)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Song of Affirmation – Be Thou My Visionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CMclLT_Hjg

Be Thou my vision O Lord of my heart,

naught be all else to thee save that thou art.

Thou my best thought by day or by night.

Waking or sleeping Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom and Thou my true word.

I ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord.

Thou my great Father and I Thy true son.

Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one.

Unison Confession

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. AMEN. 

The Gospel: John 15: 4-5

Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

For Reflection

O God… may I come into the presence of still waterand feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time may I rest in the grace of your world,and be free. (adapted) – Wendell Berry

Benediction

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

La gracia del Señor Jesucristo, el amor de Dios, y la comunión del Espíritu Santo, sean con todos vosotros. Amén. (2 Corintios 13;14)

Elliston
Elliston Chapel at Baylor University

Evening Prayers

Opening Verse (to meditate in silence and prepare your heart for prayer)

From Mark 6:31
Jesus said, “Come away with me to a quiet place and rest for a while.”

Call to Worship and Initial Prayer

Psalm 100

Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.

Serve the LORD with gladness;

Come before Him with joyful singing.

Know that the LORD Himself is God;

It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;

We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise.

Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

For the LORD is good; His loving kindness is everlasting,

And His faithfulness is to all generations.

 

Open unto me – light for my darkness.

Open unto me – courage for my fear.

Open unto me – hope for my despair.

Open unto me – peace for my turmoil.

Open unto me – joy for my sorrow.

Open unto me – strength for my weakness.

Open unto me – wisdom for my confusion.

Open unto me – forgiveness for my sin.

Open unto me – tenderness for my toughness.

Open unto me – love for my hate.

Open unto me – Yourself for myself.

Lord, Lord – Open unto me.

-Howard Thurman

Prayer and Doxology

Praise be to you, Lord God of all creation.

For the gift of this day…

For the joy of this hour…

For the Holy Spirit that is present now…

I lift my heart in praise.

Receive my gratitude as I count my many blessings.

(singing)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures, here below.
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Litany of Confession

 Lord, I have taken my blessings for granted… forgive me my sin.

I have mistaken the finite for the Infinite… forgive me my sin.

I have settled for something less than whole… forgive me my sin.

I have celebrated what is less than beautiful… forgive me my sin.

I have lived in ways less than loving… forgive me my sin.

Forgive me, Lord, for I have sinned… (silent confession)

Words of Assurance: Psalm 34:18, 22

God is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.

Those who take refuge in God will not know condemnation.

Gospel Reading: John 15:4-5

Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Prayer: Intercessions for a College Campus

God of all comfort, hear my prayers:

For those today whose lives have become too full…

and for those who need places of involvement.

For those who lack discipline to study…

and for those who lack permission to play.

For those whose faith is shaking…

and for those whose faith needs to be shaken.

For those who are sick, who are grieving, who are wounded, who are worried…

and for those who will walk beside them.

For those who need inspiration

and for those who need to be inspiring.

For the health of our community…

and for the wholeness of all your children in it….

      (Offer your own prayer requests now)

For all these I pray through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Benediction

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand…in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Isaiah 41:10

I am Crying Out to God / Al Señor Clamé

In this song I combine Psalms 120 and 121, the first two Psalms of Ascent. They are really two prayers, very poignant for the days we live: “I am crying out to God in my anguish, and He has heard my cry…” Verse two of the song makes a turn into hope, the prayer of Psalm 121: “I will lift my eyes to the mountains…”

En éste  salmo, combino salmos 120 y 121, los primeros Cantos Graduales en el Salterio. Realmente son dos oraciones muy profundas para los días que vivimos: “Al Señor clamé estando en angustia. y él me escuchó…” La segunda estrofa nos torna hacia la esperanza del salmo 121: “Alzaré los ojos a los montes…”

 

Para mas información sobre el himnario bilingüe, ver aquí (for info on bilingual hymnal).