Saturday, 18 June 2016

19 June 2016


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 19 June 2016
Morning Prayer

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: 9 – 5: 5

In John's vision whenever the 4 creatures with eyes seeing all give glory and honour and thanks to the one on the throne, all the elders sing how worthy God is to receive glory and honour.

In God's hand John sees a scroll with seven seals and grieves that there is no one worthy to open the scroll or look at it. One of the elders says to not worry because the Lion of Judah, the root of David has conquered and can open the scroll.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Tiny bird
Troth Dredge-hole
Harrietville Vic  L Osburn
Holy God, you have created all things and your greatness is to be praised eternally. Our hearts kneel in thanks and praise and wonder at the gift of your son Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour who conquered and who can open the universe to the truth of your love. Amen.

Sunday 19 June 2016
Evening Prayer

Ecclesiastes 3: 1 – 8

There is a season for everything and a time for everything: being born and dying, sowing and reaping, fighting and healing, love and hate, speech and silence, mourning and dancing… and war and peace.

Psalm 22: 20 – 29

The psalmist is humble, asks to be saved. The psalmist calls for all people who respect and honour God to give praise, glorify and stand in awe! God has delivered the psalmist from deadly illness and this evidence shows that all God’s promises are secure. The Lord rules in all places and future generations will continue God’s praise.

Luke 8: 40 - 56

Jarius comes to Jesus and falls at his feet. He has a daughter, 12 years old who is dying. As Jesus goes with Jarius a woman touches his cloak for healing. Jesus is aware, stops, asks who is it and why and tells her that her faith has made her well. Meanwhile a messenger comes from Jarius's house saying not to bother the teacher any more, the girl has died.  Jesus says to Jarius, "Do not fear. Only believe and she will be saved." Jarius, the mother, Peter, John and James enter with Jesus. Jesus tells the girl to get up. Her spirit returns and he tells everyone to get her something to eat. He orders the parents not to tell anyone what happened.

Collect for Evening Prayer

White water
Ovens River
Harrietville Vic L Osburn
Holy God in your creation and in your will there is a time for everything and your will can shift and change our experience, heal us and bring us back from death. Help us to throw away fear and to believe – just believe – so that we, like the woman and like Jarius, make the space in our lives for your love, your healing your new life to manifest through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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