Saturday, 7 November 2015

8 November 2015


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 8 November 2015 
Morning Prayer   

Psalm 25: 10 – 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 to preserve us.

Mark 13: 9 – 23

Christians will be flogged in synagogues and handed over to rulers. But the gospel must be preached to all nations. When we are arrested we are not to worry about what we will say but let the Holy Spirit lead us. Family members will betray each other and children will have their parents put to death. All people will hate us because of Christ but we are to stand firm and those who do so will be saved.

Jesus talks of a time to come, as prophesised by Daniel when something abominable will be erected on the temple. At that point the people need to flee. Jesus considers how hard it will be especially for pregnant women to get away. There will be unparalleled distress. But the time will be cut short. There will be false messiahs and false prophets who rise.

Collect for Morning Prayer

New start
Harrietville Vic L Osburn
Holy and almighty God we thank you for your faithful people, apostles and missionaries who have served you in their own communities and across the world. May we be strengthened by their example to be willing to talk about our faith confident that your Holy Spirit will provide us with the words to say through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

Sunday 8 November 2015
Evening Prayer

1 Samuel 1: 21 – 28 and 2: 11

Hannah does not go to the temple until her son Samuel is weaned. She goes then with a three year old bull, flour and wine and lends her child to the Lord’s service at the temple. Hannah and Elkanah return home to Ramah.

Psalm 16

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.

Hebrews 10: 31 – 39

The writer reminds people that in the early days of their faith they had hard times, their possessions were taken, people were injured and imprisoned and they supported each other. They are encouraged to keep the faith and not to shrink back from God’s saving grace.

Collect for Evening Prayer

New buds
Harrietville Vic L Osburn
God of grace you delight in the faithful and enrich their lives. Support us in our faith so that our lives can witness to your love, be a beacon to others to come to you and give you delight through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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