25B – Monday in Holy Week

24B Passion Sunday OR 24B - Palm Sunday26B - Tuesday in Holy Week
See also my post from 2012
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.

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.

(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

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

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