30 May 2015
Prayers developed from the daily readings
Saturday 30 May 2015
This psalm asks that the King be blessed. Justice, righteousness, prosperity for the people and production, defence of the poor and deliverance for the needy and oppressed, are requested. May the king live long and be gentle. Peace, dominion, abundance, compassion are all in this appeal. The psalm ends praising and Blessing God who makes all thing possible.
Boaz in the city immediately meets the person who is Naomi’s direct next of kin. He calls over 10 witnesses. He tells the story of Naomi and that her husband’s property and Ruth the wife of one of his sons can be redeemed. The next of kin cannot redeem the property without damaging his own inheritance so he tells Boaz to acquire it for himself and they seal the deal. Boaz is blessed by the witnesses returns, marries Ruth whose first son is Obed who becomes the father of Jesse who is the father of David who becomes the king.
Acts 3: 17 – 4: 4
Peter continues to talk to the crowds and explain that they were poorly informed when Christ was crucified. That Christ is the Messiah foretold by Moses and the prophets. The only path is to repent and to hope for the second coming. The priests, the captain of the temple and the Sadducees, annoyed that Peter and John are proclaiming the resurrection of the dead, arrest them and take them into custody. Meanwhile about five thousand people hear and believe.
Collect for Morning Prayer
|Crucifix - machinery parts|
New Norcia Benedictine Community
WA 2014 L Osburn
Saturday 30 May April 2015
The last psalm is of joyful and exuberant praise – instruments, dancing. “Let everything that breathes praise the Lord” (v6).
Isaiah 44: 1 – 8
God says that the Spirit will be poured out on a thirsty land so that the offspring of the people will commit to God and be blessed. This is the promise that God is about to do something new, forgive the people and change the world. They will not only survive the changes but prosper, be restored and commit themselves and their children to God.
There is one God and there is no other God but this one.
John 17: 17 – 26
Jesus makes the statement about the oneness of God and the Holy Spirit and himself. He asks for this knowledge and the spirit of truth to be spread throughout the world so that God may love all humanity in the same way that God loves Jesus and that Jesus may be with them as God is with them.
Collect for Evening Prayer
|Light through the clouds and rain in the desert|
Eyre Highway SA 2014 L Osburn
Holy God you love us all and have poured out your love, compassion, spirit and forgiveness on us. Let us lift our hearts and souls and minds to you in praise and thanksgiving recognising your love and Christ and your spirit in all who love you in truth through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
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