11 August 2016
Prayers developed from the daily readings
Thursday 11 August 2016
Psalms 95 and 96
Sing to God songs of praise for all things God has done for us. Be joyful. Make a noise. Do not harden your heart like the Israelites did when they were wandering in the wilderness.
Sing praise to the Lord! Ascribe to God the glory of creation. Let everything, the heavens, the trees, everything sing and praise God.
2 Chronicles 26: 1 - 15
Uzziah’s early reign is recorded. He is faithful to God, is successful in expanding the kingdom, in agriculture, infrastructure development and building an army. He wins respect and prosperity.
Acts 17: 1 – 14
Paul and Silas arrive in Thessalonica and preach at the synagogue on the Sabbaths. They use the scriptures and argue the case of Jesus as Messiah. Some Jews believe, women believe, Greeks believe. But a small group of Jews stir up trouble and have local Christians arrested. Paul and Silas go to Beroea and do the same thing, with many new Christians as a result. The Jews from Thessalonica who oppose Paul’s message come and stir up trouble again. Paul is sent to the coast but Timothy and Silas remain in Beroea.
Collect for Morning Prayer
|Fr Peter pulling a rickshaw with my mum|
"Adamhurst" Albury NSW
Thursday 11 August 2016
Psalms 97 and 98
The first psalm celebrates God using the theme of God as sovereign. God guards the lives of those who are faithful and delivers them from the wicked. Let everyone who is faithful rejoice and praise God.
The psalm is a summons to all nations and people to praise the Lord and rejoice in this name. God’s is the victory, God’s is the strength and we are God’s people. God comes to judge the earth with righteousness and equity.
Song of Songs 1
This is a love song. The woman yearns for relationship and seeks a rendezvous with her lover. He compliments her and they share their adoration for each other.
Romans 10: 5 – 13
Paul explains that Moses said life comes through obeying the law. But Paul says that the life that comes through faith is of the heart (believing in your heart) and as close to us as our lips (confessing Jesus is Lord). We do not have to search or strive for it. Those who do this will be saved and there is no distinction between people from any culture or race.
Collect for Evening Prayer
|Clear graded path|
Harrietville Vic L Osburn
God of love and deep relationship, you show us the pathway to you. You light the way and keep it safe. And just like a lover all you ask of us is to love you with our whole heart and speak out the truth of your love for us so that we can live fully and completely with you through your Son Jesus our Lord and redeemer. Amen.
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