Friday, 29 May 2015

30 May  2015


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Saturday 30 May 2015 
Morning Prayer   

Psalm 72

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.

Ruth 4

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
 God of grace and provision, you know the long-terms outcomes of all our actions – the honourable and the dreadful. And you can turn even those who were part of the crucifixion into your faithful, loved children. In all we do today keep us transparent and honest, even when we make errors so that we may be part of your plan for new beginnings and new futures for your glory and our salvation through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord and the power of your Holy Spirit in our hearts. Amen.

Saturday 30 May April 2015
Evening Prayer

Psalm 150

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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