July 11, 2011, Wednesday. 6:30-8PM. McCambridge Park,
1515 North Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91504. Green gazebo in front of the playground.
Let’s Bring Steve Home Prayer Vigil: https://www.facebook.com/events/172671546199641/
Glendale News Press Photographs by Tim Berger/Staff Photographer
Let’s Bring Steve Home
I. 6:30PM. Registration. Registrants to write a short prayer for Stephen Ryan Ivens & drop in to the prayer box provided.
II. 7PM. Welcome Remarks
III. 7:05PM. Community Prayers: The Psalms
IV. 7:30PM. Lighting of Candles
V. 7:35PM. Community Prayers: The Lord’s Prayer
VI. 7:40PM. Concluding Prayer by Thea Ivens
VII. 7:45PM. Butterfly Release & Meaning, Music: The Rose
VIII. 7:50PM. Fellowship
Instruction: The vigil will be divided into 2 groups – left & right. People will say the prayer according to groups.
Answer when I call, O God, my justice! When I was in distress, you gave me solace. Have compassion on me and hear my plea.
But you must know that the Lord has shown his kindness to me. When I call to him, he hears me.
Be angry, but don’t offend. Keep your words to yourself, when you are in bed, and be still.
Offer the sacrifice commanded by the Law and put your trust in the Lord your God.
Many ask, “Who will give us a happy time? Would that his favor shine upon us!”
You, O Lord, have put joy in my heart; more than by giving me wine and food.
I lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me feel safe and secure.
O Lord, our Lord, how great is your name throughout the earth! And your glory in the heavens above.
Even the mouths of children and infants exalt your glory in front of your foes and put to shame enemies and rebels.
When I observe the heavens, the work of your hands, the moon and the stars you set in their place –
what is the mortal that you be mindful of him, the son of man, that you should care for him?
Yet you made him a little lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him rule over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet –
Sheep and oxen without number and even the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air, the fish of the sea, and all that swim the paths of the ocean.
O Lord, our Lord, how great is your name all over the earth!
Hear a just cause, O Lord, listen to my complaint. Give heed to my prayer for there is no deceit on my lips.
Let my defense come forth from you; your eyes see what is right.
You have probed my heart, searched me at night, tested me by fire, and you have seen no wickedness in me.
Hold firm my steps upon your path, that my feet may not stumble.
I call on you, you will answer me, O God; incline your ear and hear my word.
For you do wonders for your faithful, you save those fleeing from the enemy as they seek refuge at your right hand.
Keep me as the apple of your eye; under the shadow of your wings hide me,
far from my violent pursuers, from the onslaught of the wicked despoilers.
As for me, righteous in your sight, I shall see your face and, awakening, gaze my fill on your likeness.
May the Lord answer you in the day of distress; may the name of Jacob’s God give you protection.
May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Mount Zion.
May he remember all your oblations and look favorably on your burnt offerings.
May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.
In your victory let us shout for joy and raise our banner in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.
Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he has answered him from his holy heaven with victories from his right hand.
Some boast of chariots, some of horses; but we boast in the name of the Lord our God.
• Moment of Silence with soft spiritual music.
Teach me your ways, O Lord; make known to me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and instruct me, for you are my God, my savior; I hope in you all day long.
Remember your compassion, O Lord, your unfailing love from of old.
Remember not the sins of my youth, but in your love remember me.
Good and upright, the Lord teaches sinners his way.
He teaches the humble of heart and guides them in what is right.
The ways of the Lord are love and faithfulness for those who keep his covenant and precepts. For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, for it is great.
To those who fear the Lord, he will teach the way to choose.
They will live in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land.
The Lord gives advice to those who revere him and makes his covenant known to the m
My eyes are always on the Lord, for he will free my feet from the snare.
Turn to me and have compassion, for I am lonely and afflicted.
Free my heart of bitterness; relieve me of this distress.
See my pain and sufferings, and forgive all my sins.
See how my enemies have increased and how violently they hate me.
Deliver me from them; let me not be put to shame, for I have trusted you.
Let integrity and uprightness be my protection, for all my hope, O Lord, is in you.
God is our strength and protection, an ever-present help in affliction.
We will not fear, therefore, though the earth be shaken and the mountains plunge into the seas,
though its waters foam and roar, though the mountains quake and totter. For the Lord of hosts is with us, the God of Jacob, our stronghold.
There is a river whose streams bring joy to the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.
Let the dawn bring me word of your love, for in you alone I put my trust. Show me the way
I should walk, for to you I lift up my soul.
Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for to you I flee for refuge.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your Spirit lead me on a safe path.
Preserve me, O Lord, for your name’s sake; free me from distress, in your justice.
I will extol you, my God and King; I will bless your name forever.
I will praise you day after day and exalt your name forever.
Great is the Lord, most worthy of praise; and his deeds are beyond measure.
Parents commend your works to their children and tell them your feats.
They proclaim the splendor of your majesty and recall your wondrous works.
People will proclaim your mighty deeds, and I will declare your greatness.
They will celebrate your abundant kindness, and rejoice in singing of your justice.
Compassionate and gracious is the Lord, slow to anger and abounding in love.
The Lord is good to everyone; his mercy embraces all his creation.
All your works will give you thanks; all your saints, O Lord, will praise you.
They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your power,
that all may know of your mighty deeds, your reign and its glorious splendor.
Your reign is from age to age; your dominion endures from generation to generation. The Lord is true to his promises and lets his mercy show in all he does.
The Lord lifts up those who are falling and raises those who are beaten down.
All creatures look to you to be fed in due season; with open hand you satisfy the living according to their needs.
Righteous is the Lord in all his ways, his mercy shows in all his deeds.
He is near those who call on him, who call trustfully upon his name.
He fulfills the wish of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
For those who love him, the Lord has compassion;
Let my mouth speak in praise of the Lord, let every creature bless his holy name, for ever and ever.
(Excerpts from the Book of Psalms 4, 8, 17, 20,, 25, 143 & 145)
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Your Kingdom come.
Your 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 thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Everyday, we hope and pray that
Steve will come back home to us
safely and soon.
Always & Forever.