Saturday, 19 November 2016

20 November  2016


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 20 November 2016
Morning Prayer

Psalm 68: 1 - 18

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. Then we have praise to our practical God. We are provided with the practical necessities homes, care for orphans and widows, water, food, crops, protection, peace and God’s presence relationship.

Luke 19: 29 – 40

Jesus sends two of the disciples to get a colt from a village. Jesus rides on the colt from the Mount of Olives to the Temple in Jerusalem. People shout blessing and peace. Some Pharisees ask Jesus to instruct the people to be quiet and Jesus says that if he did “even the stones would shout out” (v.40).

Collect for Morning Prayer

Yellow Iris
Harrietville Vic L Osburn
Holy and magnificent Lord you are indeed practical and down to earth: a donkey is sufficient transport and human voices are sufficient praise. Help us this day to experience a real relationship with you so that our hearts too may sing your blessings and your peace through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, and the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Sunday 20 November 2016
Evening Prayer

Deuteronomy 17: 14 – 20

When the people go to the new land they may set up a king but God will choose the person from among the people and never from another country. The king needs to keep God as the primary concern not wealth or horses or wives.

Psalm 46

God is our strength and refuge and we are to be in awe of him: to be still and know that God is God. There is a kingdom and a holy city. God will end all wars and fighting.

1 Corinthians 15: 19 – 28

If we have hope in Christ just for the life we are living now Paul argues that we are people most to be pitied.

But Christ has been resurrected and has overcome death. We are all made alive in Christ and we will be part of God's kingdom. He is Lord of all and is subject to and in God, so God is all in all.

Collect for Evening Prayer

New morning over the Souther Ocean
Great Australian Bight SA  L Osburn
Gracious Lord help us keep our vision set on your new and great kingdom so that each and every day we make decisions about the long term with compassion guided always by you through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, and the power of your Holy Spirit in our hearts. Amen.

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