Monday, 10 October 2016

9 October 2016


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 9 October 2016
Morning Prayer

Psalm 85

The psalm reminds us all of God’s forgiveness and historical evidence of restoring people of faith. The psalmist asks for quiet to listen to God who will speak peace to the faithful and give salvation. “Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other” (v.10).

Luke 20: 39 – 47

Jesus queries the scribes and asks how can the Messiah be David's son when in the psalms David calls the Messiah his Lord? Then Jesus goes on to warn the disciples of those scribes who require honour as they go about – to be greeted with respect, to get the best seats in the synagogue and the best places at banquets but fail in their care for widows and say long prayers to keep up appearances. They will receive condemnation.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Boom gate
Gladstone Queensland  L Osburn
Great Lord of steadfast love, faithfulness, righteousness and peace you guide and warn us of dangers on the way. Open our ears and hearts to hear you and to respond effectively so that we learn to silence the noise that comes from our own pride, especially the pride that comes through being learned, and through the power of your Holy Spirit, like King David, make you Jesus Christ our Messiah and Lord. Amen

Sunday 9 October 2016
Evening Prayer

Jeremiah 30: 1 –9

In the next section Jeremiah is instructed by God to write a book and this begins the recording of the consolations. The first is freedom from oppression and that there will be a king from the Davidic line.

Psalm 111

Praise God for great deeds, honour, majesty, enduring righteousness and mercy. God has sent us redemption. Respecting God is the beginning of wisdom.

2 Timothy 2: 19 – 26

Paul encourages Timothy to know that the foundation of the faith is secure. Timothy is to be assured that the Lord knows who is the Lord’s and whoever comes humbly has a role in ministry. Be gentle when correcting people so that it is easier for them to come to the truth.

Collect for Evening Prayer

3 Pilot Boats
Gladstone Queensland  L Osburn
God of righteousness, mercy, majesty and honour you know who belongs to you and you offer us freedom and consolation. Help us to continue to be humble, guide us to deeper respect for you and enable us to read your word so that we may receive your consolation, grow in wisdom and be the ministers you made us to be now and in the days ahead through the power of your Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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