Evening prayer

Nov 20 - 26

Call to Prayer and Praise

Light of the world: shine down upon us, 

to cleanse our hearts and set us free to sing Your praise.  

May the words of our mouths and the meditation of our

hearts be always pleasing to You, Almighty God.  Amen!


Silence for Reflection


Evening Song – UMH 261

Lord of the Dance


I danced in the morning when the world was begun;

I danced in the moon and  the stars and the sun;

I came down from heaven and I danced on the Earth:

at Bethlehem, I had My birth.

Dance, Dance wherever you may be

“I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He

“and I’ll lead you all wherever you may be

And I’ll lead you all in the dance,” said He.

 

I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee

but they would not dance and they wouldn’t follow Me.

I danced for the fishermen for James and John;

They came with Me And the dance went on

Dance, Dance wherever you may be

“I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He

“and I’ll lead you all wherever you may be

And I’ll lead you all in the dance,” said He.

 

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame;

the holy people said it was shame.

They whipped and they stripped And they hung Me high;

They left me there On the cross to die.

Dance, Dance wherever you may be

“I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He

“and I’ll lead you all wherever you may be

And I’ll lead you all in the dance,” said He.

 

I danced on a Friday and the sky turned black;

it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.

They buried my body and They thought I’d gone

But I am the Dance and the Dance goes on.

Dance, Dance wherever you may be

“I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He

“and I’ll lead you all wherever you may be

And I’ll lead you all in the dance,” said He.


Prayer of Thanksgiving

We praise You, O God, for You are eternal

– without beginning or end.

We praise You for Your power in Creation.  

You have made all things well.

We Praise You for Your power in redemption,

sending Christ in the fullness of time

to offering Himself for us!

We praise You for the power of Your Spirit

that sustains us as we seek to live for You.

To You, through Christ and in the power of the Spirit,

be glory, honor, blessing and praise,

both now and forever.  Amen!

 

The Word of God

F – Ps 141 & 143Lk 19:28–40; S – Ps 104Lk 19:41–48;


Our Prayers to God 

25     Jim & Stephanie Whitehead; Gina Roland, Macy Middleton, Charlotte Moore, 

26     Billy Gray Roland, Jordan Mulkey, Rose Marie Murphy, Kathryn Pace, Janice Peavy,

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, holy is Your name: Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us away from the time of trial and deliver us from evil for the Kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours, 

now and forever.  Amen!

 

Evening Song – UMH 261

Lord of the Dance

 

Well they cut me down and I leapt up high

I am the Light that will never, never die

I’ll live in you if you’ll live in Me

“I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He.

Dance, Dance wherever you may be

“I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He

“and I’ll lead you all wherever you may be

And I’ll lead you all in the dance,” said He.


Closing Prayer

Lord of Day and Night: 

with confidence that

Your reign never ends, 

we entrust ourselves to You; 

watch over us as we sleep

so that we might know Your peace

and rise to serve You tomorrow

in the strength of Your Spirit.  Amen!