26 May 2015
Prayers developed from the daily readings
Tuesday 26 May 2015
Psalms 65 and 70
Psalm 65 is a glorious hymn of praise to God, who forgives us, saves us, satisfies our souls and creates the world and everything in it. In particular it gives praise for the food we receive at harvest time.
Psalm 70 is a plea for help in time of urgent need. It asks for those who seek harm to be confused and turned back and those who seek God to rejoice and give praise.
Deuteronomy 6: 4 – 25
Moses reiterates the importance of following the commandments and teaching them to our children and our children’s children – especially the first commandment. We are to talk about the commandments and tell future generations of God’s actions bringing the people out of Egypt. We are not to follow other gods especially when we are well off and comfortable.
Acts 2: 14 – 24
Peter stands and addresses the crowd. He uses the words of the prophet Joel (Joel 2: 28 – 32) to show that what is now occurring has been prophesied and that the behaviour they see in the disciples is the beginning of the fulfilment of that prophecy. He tells the crowd about Jesus – all his works, wonders and powers. He reminds them that Jesus was crucified and unlawfully killed is free from death and lives. Death has no power over him.
Collect for Morning Prayer
Stephen's Creek Reservoir NSW 2015
Holy God you create, forgive, satisfy our souls and command us to love you and each other. You have taken us from slavery and conquered death. Help us to always call on you in times of trouble and in times of comfort. Enable and spur us to talk about you and your commandments with our children and their children so that all can know you, love you, be saved by you and rejoice through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord and the power of your Holy Spirit in our hearts. Amen.
Tuesday 26 May April 2015
A great song of praise to God: “Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth” (v 1). The psalmist lists the gifts of God and particularly that prayers are answered. God is a God of steadfast love.
Judges 16: 1 - 17
Samson goes to the city and visits a sex worker. His enemies hide by the gate waiting for him. He comes at midnight and pulls the entire gate out and takes it with him.
He falls in love with Delilah a Philistine woman. She is asked to find out what makes Samson strong. Three times she asks, three times she sets him up to be captured and three times his strength breaks his bonds. Yet still he tells her the truth out of love and avoidance of her persistence.
1 Corinthians 15: 1 - 11
Paul reminds the Corinthians that he proclaimed the good news to them; they live in that belief and are saved by their belief. He reminds them too that he was not among the original disciples but a persecutor and is a convert. He has met Jesus, the resurrected one face to face and all Paul’s hard work, is not his own doing but God’s.
Collect for Evening Prayer
Broken Hill NSW 2015 L Osburn
Holy Lord our achievements and successes are all due to your grace and love. You are steadfast, meet us face-to-face, answer our prayers and you never give up. Keep us humble, persistent and honest in the work we do and in our relationships with others so that our lives and our actions bring you thanks and praise and honour and glory through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
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