Wednesday, 18 June 2014

19 June 2014


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Thursday 19 June 2014 
Morning Prayer   

Psalms 110 and 111

The first psalm is about the new king who on coronation has priest privileges. The second praises God for great deeds, honour, majesty, enduring righteousness and mercy.

1 Chronicles 28: 1 – 19

David assembles all the officials and leaders in Jerusalem and explains why he is not permitted to build the temple. He hands to Solomon all the plans, including all the details. He charges Solomon and the people to faithfully follow God’s commandments and ordinances. He warns that the Lord searches every heart and mind: stay loyal, be strong and act.

Acts 5: 12 – 26

The apostles go to Solomon’s portico in the temple and teach and heal the sick and afflicted. People come, believe and are healed even by Peter’s shadow. The high priest and the Sadducees arrest them all and imprison them. But in the night an angel of the Lord releases them and at daybreak they return to the temple and teach.

Meanwhile the high priest sends to the prison for the apostles only to find they are gone, the guards are there and the doors still locked. The captain goes with the temple police to bring the apostles before the high priest respectfully. They are afraid of being stoned by the people.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Indigenous art panel
New Norcia Benedictine Community School WA
2014 L Osburn

God of miracles and wonders, you take us and by your Holy Spirit fill us with your power to teach and heal for your glorify. Help us to love you and to love others. Keep us in your grace, guide us, protect us and fill us with courage and will to act so that we fulfil your plan through Christ your son our Lord. Amen.

Thursday 19 June 2014
Evening Prayer

Psalms 112 and 113

The first psalm proclaims that the righteous and faithful will receive good things and good reputations. The second psalm praises God especially for helping those who are humble and poor.

Deuteronomy 9: 22 – 10: 6

Moses continues reminding the Israelites of their stubbornness and how he had to intercede for them.

In the last verse Aaron dies and is succeeded by his son Eleazar.

2 Corinthians 1: 12 – 22

Paul encourages the Corinthians by saying that his successes and God’s rescues of him are something the Corinthians can boast about since their prayers assisted. Similarly their successes, Paul can boast about – since they all are really boasting about God.

Paul responds to criticism about going to Corinth and Macedonia and back to Corinth rather than staying and committing to one place. He had a plan: to spend time in both places and collect their contributions for the church in Jerusalem. There was no vacillation. He was seeing both. It was “Yes, Yes” – just as God says to us. God loves us all not one or the other of us. Paul, like Corinth is part of the whole bound together by the Holy Spirit.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Indigenous art panel
New Norcia Benedictine Community School WA
2014 L Osburn
Wonderful God you love the righteous, the faithful, the humble and poor and the stubborn. You keep on forgiving us and through grace you give us opportunities to be united with all your people through your Holy Spirit. Put generosity in our hearts that we too may see you and Christ in others and truly and faithfully serve you by serving them through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, and the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen

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