Saturday, 17 September 2016

18 September 2016


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 18 September 2016 
Morning Prayer

Psalm 27

“The Lord is my light and salvation: whom shall I fear?”  The psalmist seeks God’s face, God’s teaching and God’s level path and ends with, “Wait for the Lord: be strong and let your heart take courage: wait for the Lord.”

Luke 20: 1– 18

Jesus is teaching in the temple. The chief priests and scribes ask by what authority he teaches. Jesus tells a parable of a rich man leaving a vineyard to tenants. When the rent is due they stone or kills the landlord’s representative. The landlord sends his son. They kill him. Jesus asks what will the landlord do? Come remove the tenants and give it to others. Then he quotes scripture and asks them to interpret it. At this point they know the parable is about them and though angry, fear the response of the people if they lay hands on Jesus.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Living water
St Saviours Anglican Church
Gladstone Qld  L Osburn
Holy and Almighty God in you there is no fear. Open our hearts to seek you. Focus our minds to seek you. Give us faith to believe that we will see your goodness and realize you are the answer so that we have the courage to wait for you and be strong through the power of your Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Sunday 18 September 2016
Evening Prayer

Jeremiah 9: 12 – 16 and 23 – 24 

Why is the land about to be laid waste? It is because the people are stubborn of heart and are not obeying God’s Law. They are following Baals.

If anyone is to boast, let them boast about how they know God who exercises and delights in kindness, justice and righteousness.

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?

1 Timothy 3

For Paul, people in authorised church roles need to be able to administer, to be of good standing, serious. He sets these parameters to enable social acceptance of our church that proclaims the great mystery of our faith.

Collect for Evening Prayer

The Spirit
St Saviours Anglican Church
Gladstone Qld  L Osburn
God of mystery, God of grace you are the source of justice, kindness, righteous and sustainability. You know we are simultaneously learning your way, being stubborn, and offering our thanks and praise. Only you can turn us around and turn the world around. Keep us doing our tasks diligently and in good faith so that we, your hands and feet on earth, earn social acceptance for your church and persevere with your empowerment and your grace through your Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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