Thursday, 9 April 2015

10 April 2015


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Friday 10 April 2015
Morning Prayer

Psalm 118: 1 – 18

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever! The remainder of the psalm tells of God’s assistance and reminds us to put our trust not in people or rulers, but God alone.

Exodus 13: 17 – 14: 14

The Israelites do not go directly to the land of the Philistines but in a roundabout way. They are led by smoke during the day and fire at night. Meanwhile Pharaoh understands the cost to Egypt of letting them go and decides to pursue them and get them to return. The Israelites see the Egyptians coming and fear for their lives. Moses tells them all they have to do is be still. The Lord will fight for them.

Mark 16: 1 – 8

When the Sabbath is over three women go to the tomb. They find the tomb open and a young man clothed in white inside who tells them not to be alarmed, that they are looking for Jesus Christ of Nazareth who had been crucified, that Christ has been raised and he shows them the place Jesus had been. The young man tells them to tell Peter that Christ is going to Galilee. The women flee in terror and say nothing to anyone.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Back Swans
Mandurah Estuary WA 2014 L Osburn
 God of serenity and peace you have fought for us over rulers and over death itself. You fight for us still. You ask us to be still, trust you, listen to you and experience peace and freedom. Give us your stillness today each time we breathe in, calming us so that we may share with others your steadfast and enduring love through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord. Amen.

Friday 10 April 2015
Evening Prayer

Psalm 118: 19 – 29

The psalm section brims with sweet praise to God. The stone that the builders rejected is the chief cornerstone.  “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad in it” (vv. 23-24).

Isaiah 52: 1– 12

Zion is called to awake. Freedom is coming. Peace will come. Your God reigns. The sentinels will see that God approaches and begin singing. The people are comforted and redeemed. We are told to get ready and purify ourselves and be ready to go with God to Zion.

1 Peter 2: 11 – 17

Peter encourages the believers to conduct themselves with dignity, to obey all the laws and respect the authorities in the places they live. Even if people are afraid of them they will see that they do the right thing. We should lively freely, love the family of believers; fear God and honour whoever is the ruler. We are not to misuse our freedom and do wrong.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Pillars supporting the bridge
Mandurah WA 2014 L Osburn

God of restoration and forgiveness, through your actions all of us carry you in our hearts. All of us are part of your new temple. We praise you for this wonder. Help us this and every day to honour you by being good citizens and loving each other so that we continue as strong supports in your church of all believers through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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