25B – Monday in Holy Week

24B Passion Sunday OR 24B - Palm Sunday26B - Tuesday in Holy Week
 
PRAYER OF ADORATION (From Psalm 36:5-10)
Gracious and eternal God,
your lovingkindness cannot be contained by the heavens
and your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds;
your righteousness stands like the mightiest mountains
and your judgements are like the deep ocean.
And yet, Lord God,
you save humanity and all creation alike;
how precious is your lovingkindness.
Gracious and eternal God,
you offer safety to all humanity;
all are refreshed in the abundance of your house,
and you invite all to drink from the stream of your delights.
Indeed, with you is the fountain of life, and in your light we see light.
Extend your lovingkindness to those who know you,
and your actions for setting things right to those with a godly heart.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000.
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A CREATIVE MOMENT 
Click here for some ideas for worship in Lent and Easter gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) which was published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.


THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)
 
It was on a Monday that Jesus
demonstrated and spoke out against
oppression, exploitation and corruption.
So today we pray,
Holy source of all that is,
comforter of the oppressed and grieving,
strengthen those who fear the terror of the night,
or daily life;
rescue the distressed;
be present to those who call on your name,
to those we named on our lips,
and in the silence of our hearts,
those whose concerns are known only to you;
in Jesus’ name…
      (The Prayers of the People continue)


Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

HYMN SUGGESTIONS: MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK    
Isaiah 42:1-9
Almighty God, lift up our eyes TIS 615 AHB 549
My heart and voice I raise TIS 225 AHB 160
O come, O come, Emmanuel TIS 265 AHB 193
The voice of God goes out to all the world TIS 282 SA 86
With joy we meditate the grace TIS 206 AHB 134
Psalm 36:5-11
All praise to thee, my God, this night TIS 558 AHB 468
Come, O God of all the earth TIS 181
Father, whose everlasting love TIS 213 AHB 142
Lord Jesus, if the same you are TIS 566
O love that wilt not let me go TIS 602 AHB 525
Our God, we know your providence TIS 169 AHB 116
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the Ki TIS 111 AHB 28
What shall we offer our good Lord TIS 439 AHB 362
Hebrews 9:11-15
All go to God when they are sorely place TIS 240 AHB 182
Come now, everlasting Spirit TIS 509
Hail Redeemer, King divine TIS 237 AHB 188
No weight of gold or silver TIS 249
So God loved the people of the world TIS 241 SA 78
Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands TIS 496 AHB 417
They that believe and are baptized TIS 479
We give immortal praise TIS 118 AHB 38
Where high the heavenly temple stands TIS 377
John 12:1-11
Myrrh-bearing Mary from Magdala came TIS 660

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