28 August 2016
Prayers developed from the daily readings
Sunday 28 August 2016
The psalm begins with praise and moves on to describe God as judge: putting down the boastful wicked and lifting up the righteous.
Hebrews 13: 17 – 25
The writer asks the people to obey their church leaders because they keep watch over the members souls and are accountable for that. May the leaders do so with joy and not with sighing for that would be harmful to the members. The writer asks for the people's prayers, and blesses them beautifully and compassionately. They are asked to pay attention to what is written. He ends with greeting to others and grace.
Collect for Morning Prayer
Sanctuary Island Deniliquin NSW
Holy, Lord you know our every action and thought and you look on us with compassion and love. Give us the will and motivation to do the same for each other, for our leaders and for our congregations, that we too may be a blessing to each other and spend our days in joyous service for you through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord. Amen.
Sunday 28 August 2016
Jeremiah 5: 20 – 31
Jeremiah is to ask the foolish people who have eyes and ears and do not use them. Do they not fear the Lord who created everything? The people are stubborn and fail to acknowledge God who brings rain in its season who brings the harvests. Instead there are scoundrels who trap people, who are unjust. They do not care for orphans and widows or defend the rights of the needy.
It is appalling what’s happening in the land. The prophets prophesy falsely and the priests follow what they say. The people love it that way but what will they do when the end comes?
Psalm 68: 1 – 8
First a request for God to rise up and scatter God's enemies like smoke flies on a breeze and as wax melts in a flame.
A psalm of praise to a practical God, our God. We are provided with the practical necessities homes, care for orphans and widows, water, food, crops, protection, peace and God’s presence – relationship
Colossians 3: 22 – 4: 9
In Paul's instructions of how we behave with each other God’s rule comes first. There is no instruction to be obedient to sinful or harmful actions by anyone. Those in position of power are to show love and mercy and know that God will pay back wrongs done, impartially.
We are to pray, give thanks, pray for Christians who are in prison on account of their faith, conduct ourselves wisely and be efficient, speak graciously to others in thoughtfully, informed not flowery ways.
Collect for Evening Prayer
|At the beach|
Cale Le Grand National Park WA L Osburn
Holy God your rule is simple your way is clear we are to acknowledge you and praise you and we are to be gentle and gracious with each other. Help us to do that all the days of our lives through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
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