Saturday, 11 October 2014

12 October 2014


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 12 October 2014 
Morning Prayer

Psalm 85

The first psalm reminds us all of God’s forgiveness and historical evidence of restoring people of faith. The psalmist asks for quiet to listen to God who will speak peace to the faithful and give salvation. “Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other” (v.10).

Matthew 20: 29 – 34

Jesus on the way to Jericho hears two blind men calling to him from the roadside. He asks, “What do you want me to do for you?” They answer, “Let our eyes be opened”. Jesus touches their eyes. The men regain their sight and follow Jesus.

Collect for Morning Prayer

New Gum Leaves
Albany WA 2014 L Osburn

Holy and mighty God you heal and restore us continually. Give us the wit and patience to be still and listen for your approach, to call out to you, to ask for our hearts and minds and all our senses to be open to you so that we may follow you and serve you all the days of our lives to the glory of God through Jesus Christ our saviour, Amen.

Sunday 12 October 2014
Evening Prayer

Exodus 32: 15 – 20 and 33: 7 – 11a

Moses returns with Joshua from the mountain, with him are the commandments written by God’s hand in the tablets. Once they see the people in revelry round an idol Moses breaks the tablets.

There is the priestly tabernacle tent in the middle of the camp and a second tent at a distance called the meeting tent where Moses talks directly with God. A pillar of cloud descends and stays at the entrance of the tent while Moses talks with God.

Psalm 23

This is the well-known 23rd Psalm. The Lord is compared to a shepherd who makes sure the sheep are well pastured, have clean water, are at peace and have nothing to fear. God makes us holy (anoints us) and gives us good things our whole life long.

Romans 16: 17 – 27

Paul urges the Roman Christians to be on the watch for dissent and to come back to what they have been taught at the first so that false teachers do not sway them. There are greetings from people with Paul. Paul ends the letter praying that God strengthens them and keeps them obedient to the faith through Jesus Christ to the glory of God forever.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Path "between a rock and a hard place"
Albany WA 2014 L Osburn

Gracious and loving God you guide us with your law and stories of your faithful people and you lift us up through prayer with you and through the gift of your Son. Help us to be consistent in our reading and prayer all our days so that we stay on your way and your path through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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