Sunday, 24 April 2016

25 April 2016


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Monday 25 April 2016
Morning Prayer

Psalm 135

This psalm is a song of praise and thanksgiving to God. Calls upon the priestly tribes of Israel to praise the Lord.
There is a warning too, those who follow the idols of silver and gold will be like them: have eyes yet not see, have ears yet not hear have mouths yet not breath.

Numbers 13: 1 – 3 and 17 – 19

Moses sends one person from each of the twelve tribes to go beyond the Negev and see what sort of land, cities and towns are there and to report back.

John 12: 20 – 33

Philip asks Jesus to meet with some Greeks and Jesus responds that now is the time for him to be glorified, fall, and die. He says that whoever loves their life shall lose it, those that hate their life shall keep it for eternal life and, those who follow Jesus will be with him and God will honour.

Jesus’s soul is troubled and he prays for God’s name to be glorified. God replies in a voice like thunder so that others know it is God.

Collect for Morning Prayer

3 Juvenile Galahs
harrietville Vic  L Osburn
Great and all-knowing God as Moses sent scouts into the Promised Land and you sent your Son to us so that we could be saved, send us out today in the power of Your Holy Spirit to do what is pleasing to you, using eyes that truly see, ears that clearly hear and mouths that speak your truth and, doing so glorify your name through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord and the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday 25 April 2016
Evening Prayer

Psalm 136

This psalm proclaims God’s greatness and enduring love. Here we praise the overwhelming, overflowing, generosity of God.

Exodus 32: 1 – 14

Moses is up on the mountain and the people believe he is lost and they are leaderless. They ask Aaron to lead and to make a God for them to follow. He does so. They built a golden calf and worship it.

God tells Moses to go down immediately and is angry and God would punish them for the breaking of the covenant. Moses intercedes citing how many people and how long it took to get here and, that all the promises God made that would now have to be broken. God listens to Moses.

1 Corinthians 7: 12 – 24

Paul encourages people to live peacefully as Christians even if their spouses do not believe for the children will be holy. If the unbeliever separates from the marriage – let it be. The believer is not bound. “It is to peace that God has called you” (v.15).

We are to be Christian in our current roles and positions, the way we are. We do not have to make any bodily signs like circumcision. We have all been bought for a price and that is Christ. So, no matter our position slave or free, man or woman we are siblings in Christ.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Harrietville Vic  L Osburn
Holy, almighty and loving God how great is your love and patience with us! You forgive us again and again as we come to you contrite and humble. You accept us as we are and build futures from all of us. You know all our skills and abilities. Be with us now as we give thanks for your everlasting love and care and for all your blessings this day so that we experience your great gift of peace through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord and the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

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