15 June 2014
Prayers developed from the daily readings
Sunday 15 June 2014 Trinity Sunday
God’s majesty is praised. Every human sound is praise to God. And the psalmist marvels at that. How is it that humans have such a special place when we consider the expanse of the heavens? The psalm ends in awe, wonder and praise.
Matthew 6: 7 – 15
Jesus teaches us how to pray quietly, not for show and not to ask for things from God – like forgiveness – that we deny to others. Jesus gives us The Lord’s Prayer.
Collect for Morning Prayer
|Indian Ocean morning wave|
Mandurah WA 2014 L Osburn
Sunday 15 June 2014
Genesis 1: 1 – 2: 4a
In the beginning the wind from God swept over the formless void and began the creative process. Creation began and culminated in a Sabbath day when God saw that all that had been created was good and God rested.
The first psalm begins as a bidding prayer asking that the King’s prayers be heard and answered. God is the one in the community trusts, not men or chariots.
Ephesians 4: 1 – 6 and 17 - 32
There is one Lord, one faith one baptism, one God and father of all. We are therefore to seek unity and to forgive. We are to put away our former selves and instead clothe our selves in righteousness and holiness. We are to speak the truth. We can be angry but we are not to sin. We are to be honest and speak in ways that build each other up and strengthen each other and share the grace of God.
Bitterness, wrath, wrangling, slander and malice need to be put away forever instead we are to be kind, tender hearted and forgiving.
Collect for Evening Prayer
|Paperbark tree showing the layers of bark|
Mandurah Estuary WA 2014 L Osburn