Saturday, 28 November 2015

29 November 2015


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 29 November 2015 
Morning Prayer   

Psalm 80

This psalm is a prayer for deliverance from national enemies. It compares Israel to a vine. It asks for God’s hand to be on the one at God’s right hand, to give us life, to restore us and to save us.

2 Thessalonians 1: 1 – 12

Paul begins with a greeting and praise of the people for their faithfulness during persecutions and afflictions. He reassures them of God’s love and that those who are against God will be separated from God’s love and glory at the end. He prays for them continually and that all they do in faith succeeds and brings glory to God through Jesus Christ and to them in Him.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Golden Bottlebrush
The Abbey Benedictine Community
Jamberoo NSW L Osburn
Holy Lord you bless and protect us all the days of our lives. May we too feel your reassurance in these times of turmoil and trouble, focus on you and your loving grace so that all we do and say in faith succeeds and brings glory to you through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord and the power of your Holy Spirit in our hearts. Amen.

Sunday 29 November 2015
Evening Prayer

Jeremiah 33: 23 – 26

Jeremiah prophesies again that God will uphold the promises to the patriarchs. There will be the re-establishment of the Kingdom from David’s lineage.

Psalm 25: 11 – 22

The psalmist asks for guidance and forgiveness and to be taught God’s way and truth. God is asked to guard our lives, deliver us, allow us to have refuge and for our integrity and righteousness, preserve us.

Luke 20: 45 – 21: 6 and 20 - 24

Jesus warns the disciples about the behaviour of the scribes who like respect and honour yet devour widows’ homes. They will be condemned.

Jesus sees a poor widow put two small coins – all she has – into the temple treasury. Her offering is the most valuable. Those who give much give from their excess. She gives from her poverty.

When we see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, desolation is near the people should flee. Vengeance will rule. There will be great distress and people will be taken captive.

Collect for Evening Prayer

In the quiet
The Abbey Benedictine Community
Jamberoo NSW L Osburn
Holy loving and compassionate God you guide us and forgive us. You have promised that there will be a kingdom and that you will judge in equity. Be with your faithful people everywhere and keep supporting us as we notice the difference between our selves full of shortcomings, and pride, our world containing vengeance and war and the vision of your kingdom, so that we can see the signs of the times, act according to your will and bring glory to your name through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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