Saturday, 24 September 2016

25 September 2016


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 25 September 2016 
Morning Prayer

Psalm 96

Sing praise to the Lord! Ascribe to God the glory of creation. Let everything, the heavens, the trees, everything sing and praise God. Worship the Lord in the beauty of his holiness. For the Lord comes to judge the earth in righteousness and truth.

Luke 20: 19 – 26

The chief priests and scribes set spies to watch Jesus. They pretend to be honest then ask should taxes be paid to Caesar. Jesus asks to see a denarius (a coin). He takes the coin and asks whose portrait and whose inscription is on the coin? Jesus says, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”

Collect for Morning Prayer

Superb Bottle Brush
The Abbey Benedictine Community
Jamberoo NSW  L Osburn
Holy mighty and glorious Lord, all things come from you. Today let us bring our heart, mind, soul and strength to praise you and to worship you in the great beauty of your holiness so that we indeed give to you what is yours alone and stand joyfully in the presence of your righteousness and truth through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sunday 25 September 2016
Evening Prayer

Jeremiah 36: 1 – 4, 14b – 24 and 32

On God’s instruction, Jeremiah dictates all the prophesies against Judah to Baruch, his secretary who writes them on a single scroll.

He is then asked to read it again to officials at the king’s house in the secretary’s chamber. They ask for the scroll and tell him to go back to Jeremiah and for both of them to hide.

The scroll with all Jeremiah’s prophecies is left in the king’s secretary’s chambers while the secretary and officials go to King Jehoiakim and report. The king orders the scroll be brought to him and read. As the lines are read he has them cut from the scroll and thrown into the fire. The writing and its burning perturbs neither the King nor the people close to him.

Jeremiah, in hiding again dictates the prophesies to Baruch to rewrite the scroll.

Psalm 146

This psalm is one of praise to God who is trustworthy – more than princes: more than mortals. Our God sets prisoners free and cares for orphans and widows.

1 Timothy 4

Paul warns against false teaching and encourages Timothy, though he is young, to be an example by constantly and publicly reading the scriptures, exhorting and teaching people in the faith.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Footbridge over the Ovens River
Harrietville Vic  L Osburn
Holy and compassionate God you are trustworthy and your word is true. Strengthen us to be faithful and constant in the days to come in reading the scriptures, encouraging each other, caring for prisoners and people who are in strife so that by our lives we teach how to live as Christians in this complex and contested world in the power of your Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.

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