Sunday, 28 February 2016

29 February 2016


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Monday 29 February 2016
Morning Prayer

Psalm 145

This psalm praises and blesses God for all the great acts of creation, mercy, salvation, awesome acts, steadfast love, compassion, and might. What God has done proclaims the glory of the kingdom. That kingdom will endure forever.

On a more personal level God is faithful, gracious, upholds people while they are falling, raises up people who are oppressed. God provides as required, in time and with justice. God hears, saves and watches us. We will praise the Lord and all living things will bless God forever.

Jeremiah 32: 1 – 15

King Zedekiah of Judah questions Jeremiah about his prophesies while Babylon was besieging Jerusalem. Prophesies are only counted true if what is prophesied comes to pass. Jeremiah tells the story of prophesying a particular land sale. He bought the land and has the deeds is safekeeping for the time when Judah is free from the Babylonians.

Luke 15: 1 – 10

The Pharisees complain that Jesus eats with sinners. He tells the story of the shepherd and the lost sheep, and the woman and the lost coin. He explains the joy in heaven when a lost person is restored to faith.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Path home
Harrietville Vic L Osburn
Loving God, we thank you and praise you for your care for all of us. You know that sometimes there are people we fear and dangerous times we live through. You love us even when we are lost and you seek us out. Be with us this day. Seek us out when we are overwhelmed with concerns and bring us back to you so that we may sing your praises, exalt you and show others your glory through Jesus Christ our Lord and your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday 29 February 2016
Evening Prayer

Psalm 147

This psalm rejoices in singing praise to a gracious God. God builds up the community, gathers the outcasts, heals the broken-hearted and binds their wounds. This is the same God who created the stars. Sing to God.

God brings the rain that produces grass and feeds the animals and allows birds to sing. God isn’t interested in who is the fastest or strongest but in our reverence.

The city of the faithful is charged to praise the Lord: for itself, the safety of the children, the peace. This God who controls all the weather looks after us. No other God is like our God.

Genesis 46: 26 – 47: 12

Joseph’s family are reunited in Egypt. Jacob acts as ambassador and tells those who are to meet Pharaoh what to say. Pharaoh makes the land grant in Goshen and asks Joseph to identify competent shepherds to look after his own flocks.

Hebrews 10: 5 – 18

The writer makes it clear that Jesus said sacrifices and burnt offerings are not what God wants. God wants us to do his will. There is a new covenant sealed by Jesus. Our sins are forgiven.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Oven River East Branch
Harrietville Vic   L Osburn
Loving God, you know we got through hardship and you give us abundant love and a splendid world and most of all, your Son who was the one true sacrifice for us all. We thank you and praise you. Help us this night to hear and feel your forgiveness so that we may experience your peace and wake refreshed tomorrow to do your will through Jesus Christ our saviour and your Holy Spirit in our hearts. Amen.

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