Sunday, 6 November 2016

6 November 2016


Prayers developed from the daily readings 

Sunday 6 November 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.

Titus 1: 15 – 2: 10

Paul gives Titus instructions on the way in which he is to build the church in Crete: people with pure hearts will see the good in others but the corrupt will think nothing is pure. Some will even profess to love God but act in ways that deny their belief – they fail to do good. Titus is to instruct older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, sound in faith, love and endurance.

Older women are not to slander or be too fond of wine but to teach what is good and so assist younger women to love their families, have self-control, have busy lives, be kind and work with their husbands so that God’s word is not brought to disrepute.

Young men are to be self-controlled so those who say bad things about Christians have no case.

Slaves are to be fully trustworthy for their employers so that Christ’s teaching is visible to all.

Collect for Morning Prayer

Elm blossom
Harrietville Vic L Osburn
Holy God, you come in righteousness and equity to consider our lives. Help us through learning, worship, liturgy and how we live day by day, to hand control and sovereignty to you and to teach others through our actions and example so that at that great party our lives can be ornaments and decorations adding to your universal celebrations and rejoicing through the power of your Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Sunday 6 November 2016
Evening Prayer

Zechariah 10: 6 – 12

Both Israel and Judah will be saved and redeemed from Assyria and Egyptian control. They are forgiven restored, and offered a life of promise. The people will go through the sea of distress but its waves will abate.

Psalm 17: 1 – 9

The psalmist is a faithful and devout person who has been beset by wicked enemies. God’s protection and care is requested. The psalmist is willing to be judged and tested and claims God's steadfast love, refuge, compassion and shelter.

Luke 2o: 41 – 21: 4

Jesus asks the Sadducees, how anyone can say that the Messiah is David's son since David himself said, "The Lord said to my Lord, 'Sit at my right hand'"? If David calls him Lord, how can he be David's son?

Jesus then warns to people to be wary of the scribes who demand respect and say long prayers but push widows into poverty. They will be condemned.

Jesus sees a poor widow put two small coins – all she had – into the temple treasury. Her offering is the most valuable. Those who give much give from their excess. She gives from her poverty.

Collect for Evening Prayer

Beginning of the cherry blossom
Harrietville Vic  L Osburn
Loving God who has brought us to freedom and redemption through Christ, keep us focused on the truth that all change comes from you and the power of your great love through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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