31 May 2015
Prayers developed from the daily readings
Sunday 31 May 2015
This psalm is one of praise to God who is trustworthy – more than princes: more than mortals. Our God sets prisoners free and cares for orphans and widows.
John 3: 31 – 36
John says explicitly that Jesus is above all, is sent by God, gives freely of the Spirit, tells the truth and is not believed. Those who believe know that God is true. The Father loves the Son and has placed all things in his hands. The Son brings eternal life to those who believe.
Collect for Morning Prayer
|Cape Le Grand National Park|
WA 2014 L Osburn
Eternal loving God, you have freely given us your Son and your Holy Spirit. You never fail in your generous gifts to us. Keep our eyes, ears, hearts and minds open to you so that we remember your trustworthiness, celebrate your love and give thanks and praise to you in all we do through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sunday 31 May 2015
Ezekiel 1: 1 – 14 and 22 – 28b
Ezekiel has a vision that includes symbols of God’s glory: intelligence, mobility, strength and all seeing. It is a vision of the glory of God.
Ezekiel describes the scene of his vision above the angels and that he sees an appearance of the likeness of the glory of God.
This psalm calls on every part of creation - absolutely everything - to praise and glorify God.
1 Timothy 1: 12 – 17
Here Paul testifies that he was a great sinner; a blasphemer, a persecutor and person of violence and that Christ’s great grace, and patience now fills him with faith and love. He honours and praises the “King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God”.
Collect for Evening Prayer
Mandurah estuary WA 2014 L Osburn
Holy and gracious God you are the creator, the Son who saved us and the Spirit that fills our hearts with patience, grace and love. Open our hearts and minds so that we lift up our voices and our whole being in praise and thanks to you now and forever through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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