Monday, 29 February 2016

1 March 2016


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Tuesday 1 March 2016
Morning Prayer

Psalms 1, 2

This first psalm invites us into the righteous life and reading of the first five books of the Bible. The second is about the universal rule of the messiah. The rebellious are warned to submit to the Son of God.

Jeremiah 32: 16 – 35

Jeremiah praises God for all the care and blessing bestowed on the people from the beginning of time. He acknowledges their faithlessness and worship of other Gods in the region and even on the roofs of their homes in Jerusalem. The Chaldeans are fighting and will destroy the city. So Jeremiah wonders whether buying land is really wise. God’s answer is “… is anything too hard for me?”

Luke 15: 11 – 32

Jesus tells the parable of the loving father (the prodigal son). The father loves both sons: the wastrel son and the good son.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Splendour and riches
Harrietville Vic  L Osburn
Almighty God, for whom nothing is impossible and who loves all of us, rich or poor, sinful or faithful, in ministry or in the world, focused on success or focused on you, damaging our planet or healing the world. Unfathomable God you love all of us everywhere and at every moment. Help us today to draw on your love and care in our actions and interactions. Help us Lord, today, to pass on your astounding, spendthrift grace through Jesus Christ our Lord and the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday 1 March 2016
Evening Prayer

Psalms 3, 4

The first psalm is the plea of someone who is persecuted for believing and being faithful.

This second psalm is about answered prayer and faithfulness and not retaliating with evil deeds but keeping ourselves right with God and trusting always.

Genesis 47: 13 – 21

The drought continues in Egypt and beyond. The people have no more money to buy grain. Joseph first takes their remaining livestock as payment and then their land. The land becomes Pharaoh’s, except for that owned by the high priests. People are required to pay one fifth of their produce to Pharaoh. They are enslaved.

Hebrews 10: 19 – 31

The writer reminds us that we have Jesus as our great high priest so we can approach worship with confidence. We should encourage each other to do good things and to love – that is discipline. And now that we have this eternal lifeline and are nearly in the boat of salvation, don’t cut the line and jump back into the raging sea.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Just a wink in the clouds:
A paraglider hanging on
Harrietville Vic  L Osburn
Gracious and generous God, you give us wonderful gifts and the greatest one of all, your Son who died for us. Help us to focus on you, no matter the challenges of this day, and the circumstances of our lives, that might try to draw us away from your saving grace. Help us to hold on, to keep holding on and to encourage others through the love of your Son, Jesus Christ and the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

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