Wednesday, April 19, 2017

EASTER Wednesday

Wednesday in Bright Week

In the morning:   Psalm 99  The power and holiness of God

In the evening:    Psalm 9  Thanksgiving for victory

Read hymn no. 154 “That Easter Day with joy was bright”

One or more of the following lessons:

Joshua 3:1-17  Israel crosses into the promised land

Matthew 28:1-10  Proclaim the resurrection

In the morning: Benedictus Dominus Deus

In the evening: Magnificat

Prayer of the Day

O God, you gladden our hearts by the annual celebration of the resurrection of our Lord: In your mercy grant that we, who now celebrate these joyous days on earth, may at length attain to the eternal Easter in heaven; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Pray for all in civil authority
For the leaders of the nations of the world
For respect for the land and the conservation of natural resources
For protection against the perils of abundance
For peace among the nations
For the government of the United States, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Pittsburgh

Our Father…

The Lord almighty bless (+) us, and direct our days and our deeds in his peace.