Bless the Lord, whose name is to be praised,
Our Father who art in heaven,
who has given us his laws,
to show us the error of our ways,
Blessed is his son, Christ the Messiah,
who redeemed us from having broken them.
Blessed are you, O Holy Spirit,
who assists us in sinning no more,
and sustains us in the way of the Lord,
grant us wisdom and understanding this day.
Old Testament Reading - The boundaries of the sea
Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:
4“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. 5Do you know how its dimensions were determined, and who did the surveying? 6-7What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone as the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
8-9“Who decreed the boundaries of the seas when they gushed from the depths? Who clothed them with clouds and thick darkness 10and barred them by limiting their shores, 11and said, ‘Thus far and no farther shall you come, and here shall your proud waves stop’?. . . . .Job 38:1,4-11
Please remember our Prayer Requests
We pray for all people in their daily life and work;
For our families, friends, and neighbours
and for those who are alone.
For this community,
and the world;
For all who work for justice, freedom, and peace.
Hear us, Lord;
For your mercy is great.