Saturday, 12 November 2016

13 November 2016


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 13 November 2016
Morning Prayer

Psalm 62

For God my soul waits in silence: my salvation and my hope come from God. All people and things and powers are temporary. God is our rock and fortress and we shall not be shaken.

1 John 2: 18 – 28

The writer encourages the Christians to stay firm and know that their baptism in Christ enables them to discern the truth. Those who say things against Christ, even if they were previously member of the church are false. We are to remember the message that we will abide in Jesus and in the Father. The writer encourages us all to continue abiding in Christ.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Deep Purple Tulips in the Rain
Harrietville Vic  L Osburn
God our rock and our fortress, abiding in you we stand firm and unshaken when people, things and powers disturb our peace. Help us to wait faithfully, pray and listen to you so that we may and discern the truth and so that others may see your spirit of peace in us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Sunday 13 November 2016
Evening Prayer

Zephaniah 3: 14 – 20

The people can sing since they are blameless, their enemies are gone and they need not fear disaster. God is in their midst and God brings victory and renews in love. The oppressors will be dealt with and the lame and outcast will be gathered – their shame will be turned into praise. Everyone will be brought home and renowned throughout the earth.

Psalm 98

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.

Luke 21: 29 – 36

Consider the fig tree. We know summer is coming by the sprouts.  This generation will not pass away until this occurs and Jesus’s words will never pass away.  So be on guard that your hearts are not weighed down with worry, dissipation or drunkenness – be ready and not caught in a trap. Be alert and pray that you may have the strength to escape all the things to come and to stand before Jesus.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Pond, petals, flowers.. celebration
Harrietville Vic L Osburn
Almighty and loving God yours is the strength and yours is the victory. It is you alone who will bring us to stand before Jesus singing and dancing fear free. Remind us that this day approaches so that we set aside those things that weigh us down, things that demobilise us or distract us in a drunken fashion. Help us to remain alert to you, praying and looking to your healing love for all through the power of your Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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