17 May 2015
Prayers developed from the daily readings
Sunday 17 May 2015
This is a psalm of rejoicing in family peace and harmony.
Hebrews 2: 5 – 9
And as ancient scripture asks – who are humans that God cares for us? Christ came, was made less than an angel and tasted bitter death for everyone and is now crowned in glory and honour.
Collect for Morning Prayer
|"Need a Tug"|
Mission to the Seafarers Galdstone Qld
2015 L Osburn
Sunday 17 May 2015
Genesis 14: 14 – 20
There is an alliance of four eastern kings who take all the possessions of Sodom and Gomorrah and also take Lot into captivity. An escapee reports to Abram who gathers 318 fighters, successfully pursues the invaders, retrieves Lot and all the goods looted from the cities. The King of Sodom comes to meet Abram with King Melchizedek of Salem who blesses Abram in the name of the God Most High and Blesses God for delivering victory into Abram’s hand. Abram returns everything except what his men have eaten and fair payment for them.
The Lord of hosts is the King of glory, is the focus of this psalm. The world and everything in it is God’s. Those who aspire to heaven are the pure and righteous.
John 16: 16 – 24
Jesus tells the disciples that he will go away and not be seen, then be seen again. The disciples are puzzled so he explains. When Jesus goes the disciples will weep and the world will rejoice. But when he returns the joy will overcome the grief (just like when a baby arrives the mother forgets the pain of delivery). If the disciples ask anything of God in Jesus’s name, it will be given. “Ask and you shall receive so your joy may be complete” (v.24).
Collect for Evening Prayer
|Sunset on the way home|
Savernake NSW 2015 L Osburn
Most High God, full of glory, you have created us and know everyone of us. You love us all. Be with us today: your faithful, your confused and your warring people. Help us to focus on Jesus, act with integrity and righteousness and bring all our concerns to you confident in your loving response through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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