Saturday, 7 May 2016

8 May 2015


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 8 March 2016
Morning Prayer

Psalm 113

This is a psalm of praise to the Lord forever. What other God is there that raises the poor from the dust and has them sit with the powerful and renowned? Who is it that fulfils us like this God?

John 16: 16 – 24

Jesus tells the disciples that he will go away and not be seen, then be seen again. The disciples are puzzled so he explains. When Jesus goes the disciples will weep and the world will rejoice. But when he returns their joy will overcome the grief (just like when a baby arrives the mother forgets the pain of delivery). If the disciples ask anything of God in Jesus’ name it will be given. “Ask and you shall receive so your joy may be complete” (v.24).

Collect for Morning Prayer

Tiny desert lizard
Head of the Bight SA  L Osburn
Generous and loving God you are the one who fills us full when we ask in the name of Jesus your son our Lord and saviour. When we encounter the mysteries of you, your power and your ways, help us come to you, show us what we need to know, so that we can move from being poor and in the dust in our confusion to sitting in your love and care deeply understanding and able with full heart and soul to sing your praises eternally through Jesus Christ our saviour redeemer and friend. Amen

Sunday 8 March 2016
Evening Prayer

Acts 15: 35– 16: 6

Paul and Barnabas are in Antioch and teach the believers. They agree to re-visit the communities of believers. After a very serious discussion about who should accompany them, Paul and Barbabas part company. Paul makes the journey with Silas and Barnabas takes Mark with him to Cyprus. Paul and Silas visit communities and on the way collect Timothy whose mother was Jewish and father is Greek. Timothy is circumcised and they continue touring Asia Minor.

Psalm 93

God’s greatness is praised – more powerful than floods, more powerful than the seas. God’s commandments are sure and God lives in holiness.

Revelation 4: 1 – 11

John has a vision where he his taken up in the spirit to a throne with one seated on it and he describes the details around: 24 elders worshipping, 4 creatures with eyes seeing all, lamp stands and a crystal sea. Without ceasing the creatures sing “Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God the Almighty, who was and is and is to come” (v.8). All around sing a response.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Pink frangipani
Di's Garden Mandurah WA  L Osburn
Holy God you are all more powerful all seeing and all knowing. You are with us even when your faithful ones disagree on personnel and process. Help us to remember that it is you that brings all thing to the good so that we with your hosts may join in the singing, “Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God the Almighty, who was and is and is to come” all our days through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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