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Readings & Prayers | November 6th-12th, 2017

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DAILY READINGS & PRAYERS

The season after Pentecost is sometimes called Ordinary Time. This is a chance for the church to reflect on how the gospel works into the nooks and crannies of ordinary life. As such, it marks the longest portion of the Christian year.

Monday  Psalm 20 / Jeremiah 36.11-26 / 1 Corinthians 13.1-13 / Matthew 10.5-15

Praised be you, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. There is no power good which does not come from your covenant, and no promise to hope in that your love has not offered. Strengthen our faith to accept your covenant and give us the love to carry out your command.

Tuesday  Psalm 21 /Jeremiah 36.27-37.2 / 1 Corinthians 14.1-12 / Matthew 10.16-23

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity. Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure.

Wednesday      Psalm 22 / Jeremiah 37.3-21 / 1 Corinthians 14.13-25 / Matthew 10.24-33

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us that we may continually be given to good works.

Thursday  Psalm 23 / Jeremiah 38.1-13 / 1 Corinthians 14.26-40 / Matthew 10.34-42

O Blessed Lord, who has commanded us to love one another, grant us grace that having received your undeserved bounty, we may love every one in you and for you and with your love, true, abiding and deathless, unchanging and unchangeable. 

Friday   Psalm 24 / Jeremiah 38.14-28 / 1 Corinthians 15.1-11 / Matthew 11.1-6

Lord God, ruler and guide of heaven and earth, you made your Son a priest and brought him into your everlasting temple. Open our hearts that the King of glory may enter, and bring us rejoicing into your kingdom.

Saturday  Psalm 25 / Jeremiah 52.1-34 / 1 Cor. 15.12-29 / Matthew 11.7-15

O Lord, hear our prayers not according to the poverty of our asking, but according to the richness of your grace, so that our lives may conform to those desires which accord with your will. When our desires are amiss, may they be overruled by a power greater than ours, and by a mercy more powerful than our sin.

Sunday  Psalm 26 / Jeremiah 29.1-14/ Acts 16.6-15 / Luke 10.1-20

God of power and mercy, only with your help can we offer you fitting service and praise. May we live the faith we profess and trust your promise of eternal life.

*These readings and prayers are collected & adapted from For All the Saints: A Prayer Book For and By the Church


NEW CITY CATECHISM

Q10: What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments? 

A: Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in public and private worship of God, rest from routine employment, serve the Lord and others, and so anticipate the eternal Sabbath. Fifth, that we love and honor our father and our mother, submitting to their godly discipline and direction. 

FROM SUNDAY’S LITURGY


CALL TO WORSHIP

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid;

for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

And you will say in that day:

“Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name,  make known his deeds among the peoples,

proclaim that his name is exalted.

Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;  let this be made known in all the earth.

(Isaiah 12.2-5)


RESPONSIVE PRAYER

We beg you Lord, to help and defend us.

Deliver the oppressed, pity the insignificant,

raise the fallen, show yourself to the needy,

heal the sick,

bring back those of your people who have gone astray,

feed the hungry, lift up the weak,

take off the prisoner’s chains.

May every nation come to know that you alone are God,

that Jesus Christ is your Child,

that we are your people,

the sheep that you shepherd. Amen.

(Clement of Rome, c.96)


PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.

We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be,

so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your holy name. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.


WORDS OF ASSURANCE 

“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for your souls.” Come, then, for all is ready.

We come not because we are righteous, but because we are penitent,

not because we are sufficient, but because we are in need,

not because we are strong, but because we are weak,

not because we are whole, but because we are broken.


CLOSING SCRIPTURE

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. (2 Timothy 4.7-8)


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