Friday midday June 9

Saturday midday
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Opening response

Favor us, Lord, and deliver us.
Lord, come quickly and help us.
Create a clean heart for me, God;
put a new, faithful spirit deep inside me!

Psalm 51:10


Hail! Holy, holy, holy Lord,
Whom one in three we know;
By all thy heavenly hosts adored,
By all thy church below.
One undivided Trinity
With triumph we proclaim;
Thy universe is full of thee,
And speaks thy glorious name.
Thee, Holy Father, we confess,
Thee, Holy Son, adore;
And thee, the Holy Ghost, we bless
And worship evermore.
Hail! Holy, holy, holy Lord,
This be our song to thee,
Supreme, essential one, adored
In co-eternal three!

Charles Wesley

The Word of God

Psalm 120

Lord, deliver me from lying lips.
I cried out to the Lord when I was in trouble
    (and he answered me):
“Lord, deliver me from lying lips
    and a dishonest tongue!”
What more will be given to you,
    what more will be done to you,
    you dishonest tongue?
Just this: a warrior’s sharpened arrows,
    coupled with burning coals from a wood fire!
Oh, I’m doomed
    because I have been an immigrant in Meshech,
    because I’ve made my home among Kedar’s tents.
I’ve lived far too long
    with people who hate peace.
I’m for peace,
    but when I speak, they are for war.
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.

Lord, deliver me from lying lips.

Psalm prayer

God of consolation,
look on us, pilgrims in a strange land;
preserve us from slander and deceit,
show us the truth
and give to our souls the peace of Christ.

Scripture reading
Isaiah 57:15-19

The one who is high and lifted up,
    who lives forever, whose name is holy, says:
I live on high, in holiness,
    and also with the crushed and the lowly,
    reviving the spirit of the lowly,
    reviving the heart of those who have been crushed.
I won’t always accuse,
    nor will I be enraged forever.
    It is my own doing that their spirit is exhausted—
    I gave them breath!
I was enraged about their illegal profits;
    I struck them; in rage I withdrew from them.
Yet they went on wandering wherever they wanted.
    I have seen their ways, but I will heal them.
    I will guide them,
        and reward them with comfort.
And for those who mourn,
    I will create reason for praise:
    utter prosperity to those far and near,
    and I will heal them, says the Lord.
Silence may be kept.


Jesus said, I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 10:11


Intercession and thanksgiving

Prayers may include these concerns
Political leaders and the armed forces
Peace and justice in the world
Those who work for reconciliation
All whose lives are devastated by war and civil strife
Prisoners, refugees and homeless people
Other intercessions and supplications may be offered as the Holy Spirit leads.


Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you
for all the benefits that you have won for us,
for all the pains and insults that you have borne for us.
Most merciful redeemer,
friend and brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day.

after Richard of Chichester (1253)

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Savior taught us, so we pray
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and forever.


May Christ our Savior give us peace.