Saturday, 14 June 2014

15 June 2014


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 15 June 2014 Trinity Sunday
Morning Prayer   

Psalm 8

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
 Compassionate and forgiving God, you washed away all our sins through the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Help us to forgive too: to genuinely and fully forgive so that we may feel the free flowing joy of reconciliation and experience the full grace and power your forgiveness brings to us all through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord and the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Sunday 15 June 2014
Evening Prayer

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.

Psalm 20

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
Almighty God, Father Son and Holy Spirit in you alone we trust. You are the creator of all things including the unseen things like love, power, faith and identity. Sit with us now and help us to reflect on those parts of our lives we need to put away forever and those others parts that we need to exercise more like kindness, tenderness and forgiveness so that we are part of building your church and strengthening and equipping your people through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, and the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen

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