Sunday, 15 February 2015

16 February 2015


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Monday 16 February 2015
Morning Prayer

Psalm 105: 1 – 22

The psalm praises God’s faithfulness. It praises creation and God’s love. This portion recalls the early story of Abraham through to Joseph being placed in charge of Pharaoh’s household.

Genesis 35: 1 – 15

Jacob is told to go to Bethel. He does so and insists that his family hand over all symbols of other Gods and buries them at Shechem. God appears to Jacob and said his name was now Israel and that his offspring will become a nation and a company of nations.

Luke 10: 1 – 12

Jesus instructs and sends out 70 people to go ahead of him. On their mission they are to greet people with peace and if rejected, stay calm – their peace will return to them. They are to stay in one place when welcomed and humbly accept the food they are given, cure the sick and proclaim the Kingdom. If they are not welcomed they are to leave and leave all remnants of the town behind: that is sufficient protest.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Pilot vehicle and long hauling mining equipment
Nullarbor SA 2014 L Osburn
 God of the long haul journey, you have been with your faithful people from the beginning across lands and continents. You have given those who would be your disciples, instructions for the way. Be with us now as we start a new week. Help us remember you are always with us and strengthen us to do you will and be wrapped in your peace through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord. Amen.

Monday 16 February 2015
Evening Prayer

Psalm 105: 23 – 45

The psalm continues to praise God’s faithfulness to the covenant and tells the story of the famine, Israel going to Egypt, the Exodus and the arrival in the Promised Land. Praise the Lord.

Jeremiah 22: 1 – 19

Jeremiah prophesies that unless the Kings of Judah repair their ways, particularly Jehoiakim, Jerusalem will be destroyed and they will be exiled. Already Jehoahaz is imprisoned in Egypt where he will die. Jehoiakim’s death will be undignified.

Jude 1 - 16

Jude warns of false teachers and false members of the church. Jude instructs that we are not to be drawn in to mentioning people’s errors and being guilty of slander. The false ones are likely to grumble, be dissatisfied and bombastic in their speech, self-indulgent and flatter others.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Trees in the desert
Along the Eyre Highway SA 2014 L Osburn
Steadfast and constant God you are true and worthy of our praise and worship. We thank you for the reminder that even anointed kings can go astray. Support us as we examine our day, as we focus on our behaviours and our faithfulness so that we can give thanks in all things, be satisfied, speak gently, care for others before ourselves, thank people with love and be true members of your church through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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