30 August 2015
Prayers developed from the daily readings
Sunday 30 August 2015
This psalm praises and blesses God and delights in the faithful. The psalmist commits to support people of faith and uses personal testimony of how God has enriched his life. “In your presence there is fullness of joy" (v.11).
Mark 11: 12 – 14 and 20 – 26
In the morning, Jesus is hungry and sees a fig tree full of leaves (it looks like it is productive). There are no figs. Jesus says, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again”, and moves on.
The next morning Jesus and the disciples pass the fig tree again. It had withered from its roots.
Jesus talks about the power of prayer that is aligned to belief. Pray and believe you have received what has been asked for and it will be yours. When praying forgive others so that God may forgive you.
Collect for Morning Prayer
|The amazing beauty of creation: a stunning turkey|
Eurobin Vic L Osburn
Sunday 30 August 2015
Song of Songs 4: 7 – 15
The man describes the woman as altogether beautiful.
The man describes the woman like a beautiful locked garden. He compares her to the beauty and fragrance of the place. He calls to her to come from Lebanon and be his bride.
This psalm lists the moral characteristics of people who are permitted in the temple. People who tell the truth, care for their neighbour and behave ethically.
James 1: 1 – 13
When we face trials we are to rejoice because testing our faith produces endurance. We are to strengthen our faith and choose faith over doubt – to be consistent. Let us boast in being raised up when we are lowly. Let us remember that temptation comes from our own desires and can give birth to sin. So we are blessed when we endure temptation.
Collect for Evening Prayer
Harrietville Vic L Osburn
Holy Lord we long for your presence and the sweet fragrance of your love. Stand with us in the days to come. Strengthen our faith, keep us true, caring for others, listening to your call and putting temptation aside so that we unswervingly look to you, give ourselves to you in love and work to fulfil your purpose in our lives through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
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