Tuesday, 9 September 2014

10 September 2014

Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Wednesday 10 September 2014 
Morning Prayer

Psalm 25

This psalm is a plea for protection from personal enemies. The psalmist asks for guidance and forgiveness and to be taught God’s way and truth.

Obadiah 15 – 21

Obadiah prophesies the demise of all nations especially Edom and the restoration of the house of Jacob and Joseph. He then talks about the expanse of territory his prophesy encompasses.

Acts 27: 13 – 32

The boat Paul is on nearly makes a safe harbour but the wind rises. Then comes a wild sea adventure: the cargo has to be thrown overboard, then the ship’s tackle; the sea anchors are put out, the ship is undergirded. Paul encourages all since he knows that he will come safely to Rome and stand before the Emperor, but the ship will run aground. Some of the crew abandon the ship.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Storm clouds Denmark WA
2014 L Osburn
Gracious and loving God you provide us with firm hope in restoration with you through Jesus. Be with us today no matter how fierce the storms and tempests. Enable us to provide true reassurance of your saving grace by our calm and gentle demeanour so that all may know you are with us even to the ends of the earth through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Wednesday 10 September 2014
Evening Prayer

Psalm 27

“The Lord is my light and salvation: whom shall I fear?”  The psalmist seeks God’s face and God’s path and ends with “Wait for the Lord: be strong and let your heart take courage: wait for the Lord.”

Judith 14

Judith now instructs the defenders of the city: display the head on the parapet, then act as if you are about to take a military action against the Assyrians – but don’t do it. She predicts that the alarm will be raised in the camp and as soon as they discover Holofernes dead the army will scatter. All the defenders need to do is chase them.

Achior who correctly prophesied to Holofernes that the Israelites would not be defeated while they are true to God converts and is circumcised.

The warriors do as Judith says and when the Assyrians found Holofernes’s body they are shocked and dismayed.

1 John 5: 1 –12

When we believe in Christ we are God’s children and we understand in our hearts that Christ is from God through baptism and the crucifixion. We who believe have the Son and therefore have life.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Sunset near Lake Moodemere Vic
2014 L Osburn
Holy Lord, you are always with us. Your timing can be trusted and how you work through others. Through Christ you offer us adoption as your own and give us life. Lift up our hearts this evening to praise and glorify your name who gave so much to set us free so that we may feel the victory that comes through faith in you through Jesus Christ our Lord and Your Holy Spirit. Amen.

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