Tuesday, 24 February 2015

25 February 2015


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Wednesday 25 February 2015
Morning Prayer

Psalm 135

This psalm is a song of praise and thanksgiving to God. Calls upon the priestly tribes of Israel to praise the Lord.
There is a warning too, those who follow the idols of silver and gold will be like them: have eyes yet not see, have ears yet not hear have mouths yet not breath.

Genesis 41: 1 – 36

Pharaoh dreams of the seven fat cows and seven lean cows, and of the seven fat ears of wheat and the seven lean ears of wheat. The cupbearer remembers Joseph, who interprets the dream for Pharaoh and provides the plan for a sustainable response to the impending drought.

Luke 11: 45 – 12: 7

Jesus challenges the lawyers who burden others but act as if the regulations don’t apply to them; honour prophets but participate in the processes that caused the prophets’ deaths and; by teaching one thing, doing the opposite and blocking other people’s access to knowledge. Those for whom “the hat fitted” try to catch Jesus out with further questions.

Large unmanageable crowds come. Jesus warns the disciples to be circumspect in their speech and put their trust in God.

Collect for Morning Prayer

As the storm approaches
this cockatoo seeks shelter
Lake Mulwala NSW 2015
L Osburn

Caring God, you love each one of us and know us deep within. You never falter from that love no matter what our circumstances. Open our eyes, ears, hearts and souls to you. Help us through our words and actions to be people of integrity and open the pathway for others to know you and your love so that we live our lives as your disciples through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord. Amen.

Wednesday 25 February 2015
Evening Prayer

Psalm 136

This psalm proclaims God’s greatness and enduring love. Here we praise the overwhelming, overflowing, generosity of God.

Jeremiah 26: 1 – 19

Jeremiah is instructed by God to go to the temple and prophesy again so that the people have an opportunity to repent, and God to change the plan. Jeremiah does so and is seized by priests and people and brought before the officials who listen. He will not recant: he is willing to die. They take him seriously and do not put him to death. Some elders support his message.

Hebrews 4: 11 5: 6

God’s resting place for us is salvation. God's word is sharp and active and can pierce through us and judge our intentions; we are totally transparent to God. And we have the greatest high priest, Christ who is the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.

Collect for Evening Prayer

In the storm a cockatoo surfs on the top
of a gum tree buffeted by the wind.
Lake Mulwala NSW 2015
L Osburn
Patient and overwhelmingly generous God, you see every element of our being and love us yet. You sent prophets and your Son for our guidance and salvation and you love us still. Grant that we through our lives may share your love, give your love to those around us especially those with whom we disagree or who have caused us harm so that by doing so we thank and praise you all the days of our lives through Jesus Christ our Lord and your Holy Spirit in our hearts. Amen.

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