READINGBut when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God._from GALATIONS 4
REFLECTIONIn the fullness of time God fulfilled his promise. He makes a way for us to know him as sons and daughters. We can know the Father like Jesus knows him, through Jesus we can come to know him as Abba, Father. But it took time. Waiting. What are you waiting on now?
PREPARATIONLord, open my lips.My mouth shall declare your praise.
THE SONG OF MARY WITH RESPONSEMy soul magnifies the Lord.My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,for he has looked at the humble state of his servant.
We come with hearts that are poor,Poor without you,But our souls rejoice in you.
For behold, from now on,All generations will call me blessed.For he who is mightyHas done great things for me.Holy is his name.His mercy is for generations of generationsOn those who fear him.He has shown strength with his arm.
As we rememberYou are our Abba, Father,You fill us with goodness.
He has scattered the proudIn the imagination of their hearts.He has put down princes from their thrones.And has exalted the lowly.He has filled the hungry with good things.He has sent the rich away empty.He has given help to Israel, his servant,That he might remember mercy,As he spoke to our fathers,To Abraham and his offspring forever.
We proclaim:Jesus, you meet all our needs.You fill our stomachs and our hearts.Jesus, you are true riches,In you there is no poverty.Jesus you are the blessing that fills us,Overflowing with love and mercy.
PSALM 23The Lord is my shepherd:I lack nothing.He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul.He guides me in the paths of righteousnessFor his name’s sake.
Even though I walkThrough the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil, for you are with me.Your rod and your staff,they comfort me. You prepare a table before mein the presence of my enemies.You anoint my head with oil.My cup runs over.Surely goodness and loving kindnessshall follow me all the days of my life,and I will dwell in Yahweh’s house forever.
SHEMA & THE JESUS CREEDHear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your might. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
THE LORD’S PRAYEROur Father in heaven,Hallowed be your name.Your Kingdom come.Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever
CLOSINGAmen,Yes,Come Lord Jesus. Prayers are based off of the following scripturesDeuteronomy 6, Matthew 6, Mark 12, Psalm 51, Galatians 4, Luke 1, Psalm 23, Revelation 22