Wednesday, 18 February 2015

19 February 2015


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Thursday 19 February 2015
Morning Prayer

Psalms 110 and 111

The first psalm is David, who talks of his Lord being one who sits beside God, who defeats the enemies of God, whose rule extends beyond Zion and who, on coronation has priest privileges in the most ancient order of priests.

The second praises God for great deeds, honour, majesty, enduring righteousness and mercy. God has sent us redemption. Respecting God is the beginning of wisdom.

Genesis 37: 1 – 24

This is the beginning of the story of Joseph, son of Jacob who is favoured by his father over the other sons, who dreams dreams, is given a special coat and whose brothers conspire to kill but instead strip him and throw him into a pit.

Luke 10: 25 - 37

Jesus uses the story of the Good Samaritan to teach a lawyer who his neighbour is.

Collect for Morning Prayer

2014 L Osburn
Holy God our source of sustenance, you have given us examples of sons: Solomon who was faithful, wise and ruled in ancient times; Joseph who dreamed, managed Egypt and showed compassion and mercy; Christ your son through whom we are redeemed and the Samaritan – one who follows your commandments. As your children by adoption through Christ we ask for your blessings so that we too continue to be faithful, grow in wisdom, compassion, mercy and love through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord. Amen.

Thursday 19 February 2015
Evening Prayer

Psalms 112 and 113

The first psalm proclaims that the righteous and faithful, who give generously and stand firm against fear and opposition, will receive good things and good reputations.

The second psalm praises God especially for responding to those who are humble and poor and bringing them to sit with princes. There is no other god like this.

Jeremiah 23: 9 - 22

Jeremiah now proclaims God’s displeasure at the prophets and the priests who at the time were not listening to God, behaving badly, falsely prophesying and leading people away from God.

Hebrews 1: 1 - 12

Hebrews begins with declaring the centrality of Christ the son and his role at the beginning of all time, his place above the angels and seated at the right hand of God.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Go and do likewise
2015 L Osburn
Holy Lord we thank you for the great gift of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour. Christ’s words never fail to lead us to you. Hold our hands. Move us to read Christ’s words. Encourage us to walk with Christ the journey to the cross so that we may be led to your everlasting love through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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