Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning
for in you I put my trust.
Teach me the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
Glory be to the Creator, and to the Christ, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. Amen.
I will give thanks to God with my whole heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
When my enemies turned back, they stumbled and perished before you.
For you have maintained my just cause;
you have sat on the throne giving righteous judgment.
You have rebuked the nations, you have destroyed the wicked;
you have blotted out their name forever and ever.
The enemies have vanished in everlasting ruins;
their cities you have rooted out; the very memory of them has perished.
But God sits enthroned forever, and has established the divine throne for judgment.
God judges the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
God is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O God, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Sing praises to God, who dwells in Zion.
Declare God’s deeds among the peoples.
For the One who avenges blood is mindful of them;
and does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
Be gracious to me, O God.
See what I suffer from those who hate me;
you are the one who lifts me up from the gates of death, so that I may recount all your praises,
and, in the gates of daughter Zion, rejoice in your deliverance.
The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;
in the net that they hid has their own foot been caught.
God has made the divine self known and has executed judgment;
the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands.
The wicked shall depart to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever.
Rise up, O God! Do not let mortals prevail;
let the nations be judged before you.
Put them in fear, O Lord;
let the nations know that they are only human.
Gospel Reading: Mark 5:1-20
The word of life.
Thanks be to God.
Holy One, we cry out to you: in the morning our prayers come before you.
Along with the worldwide fellowship of churches, we pray this morning for Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles.
God, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Individual prayers may be spoken with the above response given.
Holy One, we are people of the tombs, surrounded by unclean spirits. Let us receive our miracles and bear witness to your healing power. Amen
I pray that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may have power together with all the saints
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge,
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Amen.