Worship At Home
Lenten Evening Prayer

 

 

Welcome to Worship at Home with
Corpus Christi Church

Lenten Evening Prayer

 

Whatever your present status in the Catholic Church, whatever your
current family or marital situation, whatever your past or present
religious affiliation, whatever your personal history, age, background,
race or color, sexual orientation, whatever your self-esteem…
you are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected by the
Catholic Community of Corpus Christi.
Let us know your needs, your hopes, your gifts.

There is a place for you here.

 


Invitation To Prayer

Let us begin, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

Amen

Now, here in this place,
with a moment of silence,
to reflect,
to focus,
to be attentive to ourselves,
to one another,
and to the presence of Christ…
Renew us in mind, body, and spirit.
Gracious God,
you sent your Son among us to bring healing, peace, and reconciliation to our weary world.
We struggle to hear your voice calling to us in the noise of the world we have created.
Help us find rest for our souls even in the midst of life’s burdens.
Renew in us a sense of awe in your presence.
Just as your Son gathered the disciples in the upper room, we gather in our homes to give praise and honor to your name.

 

 


The Word

Open our hearts to your sacred word, which feeds us and sustains us.

 

A Reading from the first Letter of Saint Peter
Beloved:
Christ suffered for sins once,
the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous,
that he might lead you to God.
Put to death in the flesh,
he was brought to life in the Spirit.
In it he also went to preach to the spirits in prison,
who had once been disobedient
while God patiently waited in the days of Noah
during the building of the ark,
in which a few persons, eight in all,
were saved through water.
This prefigured baptism, which saves you now.
It is not a removal of dirt from the body
but an appeal to God for a clear conscience,
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
who has gone into heaven
and is at the right hand of God,
with angels, authorities, and powers subject to him.
The word of the Lord

Thanks Be To God

 

 

 

A Reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans
Brothers and sisters:
If God is for us, who can be against us?
He who did not spare his own Son
but handed him over for us all,
how will he not also give us everything else along with him?
Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones?
It is God who acquits us, who will condemn?
Christ Jesus it is who died—or, rather, was raised—
who also is at the right hand of God,
who indeed intercedes for us.
The word of the Lord

Thanks Be To God

 

 

Reflection Song

Redeemer Lord  (J. Foley):

1. You are our Father, redeemer Lord are you.
Why must we wander, so far away from your truth?
Open the heavens, return to our side.
You are our Father, Lord, our guide.
2. Come back to your servants now, give back, O Lord, your light.
The pathways are parting now we choose, yet you hide from our sight;
rupture the heavens, come back to our lives:
come down to your people, Lord of life.
REFRAIN
My shepherd is the Lord, there is nothing I shall need.
Fresh and green are the pastures where he’ll lead.
3. Your world doesn’t know you now,
They close their eyes to you.
O where are the wondrous deeds you’d do, all for those who were true?
Sunder the heavens, and come to our aid.
Lord, look how your people stand afraid.
REFRAIN
My shepherd is the Lord, there is nothing I shall need.
Fresh and green are the pastures where he’ll lead.
4. Where is your answer? I cry my days to you.
A worm and no man am I, despised by all in my gloom.
Lord, will you hear me, take heed of my heart?
O why must you let your love depart?
REFRAIN  (x5)
My shepherd is the Lord, there is nothing I shall need.
Fresh and green are the pastures where he’ll lead.

 

 


Prayers of the Faithful

Loving God, look inside our hearts and see our desire to follow you.
Give us your grace to overcome our selfishness and become attentive to the things we would rather not see and the people we would rather not hear.

 

Sung response:

 

 

For our economy, that grows rich on the cheap labor of our sisters and brothers, help us to live mindfully, responsibly, and simply…
(pause)
We pray to the Lord

 

For patience and perspective to end the hatred, violence, and conflict in the world…
(pause)
We pray to the Lord

 

For true justice and dignity for those who are hungry, homeless, and struggling to meet basic needs…
(pause)
We pray to the Lord

 

For those overcome by the uncertainty of fear, anxiety and loneliness…
(pause)
We pray to the Lord

 

For those experiencing loss, deep sadness, and illness longing to be made whole again…
(pause)
We pray to the Lord

 

God of great healing,
you know the prayers we speak and those in the depths of our heart.
Inspire in us prayerful renewal, deepening of faith, and growing connection.
We place our trust in you as we make our prayer through Christ Jesus, our Lord.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

 


Table Prayer

Table Prayer: God of Life and of the Living (M. Joncas):

 

 

 — Musical interlude —

 

 

Solo: We recall the ancient stories: how you formed us from the earth. Men and women in your likeness, by your breath we came to birth. Then you bound yourself to make us in your pact with Abraham, shining as the stars of heaven, many as the grains of sand.

 

 

Solo: Down the ages you pursued us, love that would not let us go, promised us to send your servant, heart of flesh and not of stone: he would bring the poor your greetings, be for hungry folk your bread, free the captives from their prisons, raise the living from the dead.

 

 — Musical interlude —

 

 

Solo: We remember how he spoke of you, taught us to believe your promise, showed us all what you are really like, faithful, tender, God of people. Not a God to break the wounded heart, not the thunder of the mighty, but a God that welcomes sinners home, meets the lowly with compassion.

 

Solo: As they sat at table, he took bread, blest it, broke it, gave it freely: “Take this bread and eat it, all of you; take and eat, this is my body.” Then he took the cup and passed it round: “Take and drink, this is my lifeblood, shed for you and for all humankind, shed that sin may be forgiven,”

 

 

 — Musical interlude —

 

Solo:  We commend into your keeping, all who long to see your day, all who cry out for your justice, all who follow Jesus’ way.
Solo:  All who drink the cup of sorrow, all who taste their heart’s despair, all who fall into your silence, we entrust them to your care.

 

 

 


United with our sisters and brothers everywhere,
together we pray in the words Jesus taught us:

Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done.
on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours now and forever.

Amen.

 

 


Final Blessing

Gracious God,
our hearts are filled with gratitude for your mercy and compassion.
You give us every good gift,
and ask us to place those gifts at the service of all people.
In baptism you called us to be Christ for one another,
help us to rise above our human weakness,
and reach out to others with peace and love.
May our respect for one another increase and improve the quality of life for all.
Bless us as we seek to do your will.

Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

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