Opening Prayer: Almighty God, create in me a deep seated holiness that cannot be shaken. Help me to know the power of Your transforming grace in my life. Amen.
Read: Psalm 3
Read: Ecclesiastes 9:13-18
Reflection: silent or written
Prayer: for the church, for others, and for myself
Hymn: “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”
Jesus, Lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high!
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past.
Safe into the haven guide.
O receive my soul at last!
Other refuge have I none;
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee.
Leave, ah, leave me not alone;
Still support and comfort me!
All my trust on Thee is stayed;
All my help from Thee I bring.
Cover my defenseless head
With the shadow of Thy wing.
Thou, O Christ, are all I want;
More than all in Thee I find.
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy name;
I am all unrighteousness.
False and full of sin I am;
Thou art full of truth and grace.
Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin.
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the Fountain art;
Free let me take of Thee.
Spring Thou up with in my heart;
Rise to all eternity.
Closing Prayer: Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21)