Archive of Morning and Evening ~ Prayers and Scriptures

Sunday, 28 November 2021
Jesuit Daily

Scripture and Prayer – Psalm 85:7 (Douay-Rheims Bible

 

 

Saturday, 27 November 2021
Stanley

Scripture

17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

18 Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

20 The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer

Thank God for eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Friday, 26 November 2021
Scripture and Prayer (readings from Catholic mass)

Responsorial Psalm 75

R. Give glory and eternal praise to him!

75 O ye mountains and hills, bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.

R. Give glory and eternal praise to him!

76 O all ye things that spring up in the earth, bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all for ever.

R. Give glory and eternal praise to him

 

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Scripture and Prayer

1 Thessalonians 3:6-13(NKJV)

But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, greatly desiring to see us, as we also [to see] you —
therefore, brethren, in all our affliction and distress we were comforted concerning you by your faith.

For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.
For what thanks can we render to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sake before our God,
night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith?

Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.
And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we [do] to you,
so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.

 

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Scripture and Prayer

Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his a ;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

 

 

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Scripture and Prayer

Proverbs 16:1–3

The preparations[a] of the heart belong to man,
But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs the spirits.

Commit your works to the Lord,
And your thoughts will be established.

 

Monday, 22 November 2021

Scripture and Prayer

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. – John 15:12, NKJV

 

 

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Scripture and Prayer

“I beheld therefore in the vision of the night, and lo, one like the son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and he came even to the Ancient of days: and they presented him before him. And he gave him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes and tongues shall serve him: his power is an everlasting power that shall not be taken away: and his kingdom that shall not be destroyed” (Daniel 7: 13-14)

 

 

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.” Jeremiah 16:19, NIV

 

 

Friday, 19 November 2021

Scripture and Prayer 

“Though you have allowed me to experience much trouble and distress, revive me once again! Bring me up once again from the depths of the earth!” —Ps 71:20 NET

 

 

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Scripture and Prayer 

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on an ass, on a colt the foal of an ass. Zechariah 9:9,  RSV.

 

 

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Scripture and Prayer 

Psalm 11

In the Lord have I taken refuge;
how then can you say to me,
‘Flee like a bird to the hills,

‘For see how the wicked bend the bow
and fit their arrows to the string,
to shoot from the shadows at the true of heart.

‘When the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?’

The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord’s throne is in heaven.

His eyes behold,
his eyelids try every mortal being.

The Lord tries the righteous as well as the wicked,
but those who delight in violence his soul abhors.

Upon the wicked he shall rain coals of fire
and burning sulphur;
scorching wind shall be their portion to drink.

For the Lord is righteous;
he loves righteous deeds,
and those who are upright shall behold his face.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

 

Monday, 15 November 2021

Scripture 

Luke 18:35–43

As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Prayer

Glory to God.

 

 

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Scripture 

Matthew 26:55 — (NIV)

In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me.

Prayer

We still hear you daily teaching – if we will.  Your word cannot be arrested.

 

Saturday, 13 November 2021

Scripture 

Daniel 2:44, NIV

In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.

Prayer

Ask God what prayer and obedience is for you today to be “set up” in the Kingdom that will never be destroyed.

 

Friday, 12 November 2021
Scripture and Prayer

Psalm 32

Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven,
and whose sin is covered.

Happy the one to whom the Lord imputes no guilt,
and in whose spirit there is no guile.

For I held my tongue;
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all the day long.

Your hand was heavy upon me day and night;
my moisture was dried up like the drought in summer. R

Then I acknowledged my sin to you

 

 

Thursday, 11 November 2021
Scripture and Prayer

Psalm 25

The Lord is good and upright;
therefore he teaches sinners the way they should go.
He guides the humble in right conduct, and teaches them his way.
All the paths of the Lord are loving and sure to those who keep his covenant and his solemn charge.
Lord, for the honour of your name forgive my wickedness, great though it is.
Whoever fears the Lord will be shown the path he should choose.
He will enjoy lasting prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land.
The Lord confides his purposes to those who fear him;
his covenant is for their instruction.
My eyes are ever on the Lord, who alone can free my feet from the net.

 

 

Tuesday, 9 November 2021
Scripture 

Psalm 34.1-6

I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

My soul shall glory in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me;
let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.

Look upon him and be radiant
and your faces shall not be ashamed.

This poor soul cried, and the Lord heard me
and saved me from all my troubles.

Prayer

We are not ashamed to be poor.  And cry.

 

 

Monday, 7 November 2021
Scripture 

Mark 11:23

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Prayer

Identify your mountain.  Speak it removed into the sea.  Trust.

 

Sunday, 7 November 2021
Scripture and Prayer

Psalm 136

1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever.

2Give thanks to the God of gods, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever.

3Give thanks to the Lord of lords, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

4Who alone does great wonders, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

5Who by wisdom made the heavens, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

6Who laid out the earth upon the waters, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

7Who made the great lights, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

8The sun to rule the day, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

9The moon and the stars to govern the night, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

10Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

11And brought out Israel from among them, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

12With a mighty hand and outstretched arm, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

13Who divided the Red Sea in two, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

14And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

15But Pharaoh and his host he overthrew in the Red Sea, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

16Who led his people through the wilderness, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

17Who smote great kings, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

18And slew mighty kings, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

19Sihon, king of the Amorites, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

20And Og, the king of Bashan, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

21And gave away their land for a heritage, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

22A heritage for Israel his servant, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

23Who remembered us when we were in trouble, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

24And delivered us from our enemies, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

25Who gives food to all creatures, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever.

26Give thanks to the God of heaven, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever.

 

 

Saturday, 6 November 2021
Scripture and Prayer

Isaiah 25:7–8

On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken.

 

Friday, 5 November 2021
Scripture and Prayer

 Psalm 33:18-19

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy, To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine.

 

Thursday, 4 November 2021
Daily

Scripture 

Hebrews 12:22–24a, NIV

You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant.

Prayer 

Open our eyes that we may see.

 

Wednesday. 3 November 2021
Scripture and Prayer 

Romans 13:8

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

 

Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Scripture and Prayer 

Psalm 131

O Lord, my heart is not proud;
my eyes are not raised in haughty looks.

I do not occupy myself with great matters,
with things that are too high for me.

But I have quieted and stilled my soul,
like a weaned child on its mother’s breast;
so my soul is quieted within me.

O Israel, trust in the Lord,
from this time forth for evermore.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

Monday, 1 November 2021
Scripture and Prayer 

Psalm 42.1-7

As the deer longs for the water brooks, 
so longs my soul for you, O God.

My soul is athirst for God, even for the living God; 
when shall I come before the presence of God?

My tears have been my bread day and night, 
while all day long they say to me, ‘Where is now your God?’

Now when I think on these things, I pour out my soul: 
how I went with the multitude
and led the procession to the house of God,

With the voice of praise and thanksgiving, 
among those who kept holy day.

Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul, 
and why are you so disquieted within me?

O put your trust in God; 
for I will yet give him thanks,
who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

 

 

Sunday, 31 October 2021
Scripture and Prayer 

Psalm 118:4–6, NIV

Let those who fear the Lord say: “His love endures forever.” When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

 

Saturday, 30 October 2021
Scripture and Prayer 

Psalm 94.14-19

For the Lord will not fail his people,
neither will he forsake his inheritance.

For justice shall return to the righteous,
and all that are true of heart shall follow it.

Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take my part against the evildoers?

If the Lord had not helped me,
my soul would soon have been put to silence.

And when I said, ‘My foot has slipped’,
your loving mercy, O Lord, upheld me.

In the multitude of cares that troubled my heart,
your comforts have refreshed my soul.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

Friday, 29 October 2021
Scripture and Prayer 

Psalm 17

1Hear my just cause, O Lord; consider my complaint; ♦
listen to my prayer, which comes not from lying lips.

2Let my vindication come forth from your presence; ♦
let your eyes behold what is right.

3Weigh my heart, examine me by night, ♦
refine me, and you will find no impurity in me. R

4My mouth does not trespass for earthly rewards; ♦
I have heeded the words of your lips.

5My footsteps hold fast in the ways of your commandments; ♦
my feet have not stumbled in your paths. R

6I call upon you, O God, for you will answer me; ♦
incline your ear to me, and listen to my words.

7Show me your marvellous loving-kindness, ♦
O Saviour of those who take refuge at your right hand
from those who rise up against them.

8Keep me as the apple of your eye; ♦
hide me under the shadow of your wings,

9From the wicked who assault me, ♦
from my enemies who surround me to take away my life. R

10They have closed their heart to pity ♦
and their mouth speaks proud things.

11They press me hard, they surround me on every side, ♦
watching how they may cast me to the ground,

12Like a lion that is greedy for its prey, ♦
like a young lion lurking in secret places. R

13Arise, Lord; confront them and cast them down; ♦
deliver me from the wicked by your sword.

14Deliver me, O Lord, by your hand ♦
from those whose portion in life is unending,

15Whose bellies you fill with your treasure, ♦
who are well supplied with children
and leave their wealth to their little ones.

16As for me, I shall see your face in righteousness; ♦
when I awake and behold your likeness, I shall be satisfied.

 

 

Thursday, 28 October 2021
William W

Scripture and Prayer 

Isaiah 59:21 

As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the LORD.

 

Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Billy Graham

Scripture  

“God carefully watches the goings on of all mankind . . .” —Job 34:21

Prayer

You can take a man—dress him up, put him in the front row in church, and he almost looks like a saint. He may fool even his best friends for a while, but then put him in his office, or in the club on Saturday night, and you will see his true nature come out again.   Think and pray about it.

 

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Scripture  and Prayer 

Psalm 5

1 Give ear to my words, O Lord; ♦
consider my lamentation.

2 Hearken to the voice of my crying, my King and my God, ♦
for to you I make my prayer.

3In the morning, Lord, you will hear my voice; ♦
early in the morning I make my appeal to you, and look up.

4For you are the God who takes no pleasure in wickedness; ♦
no evil can dwell with you. R

5 The boastful cannot stand in your sight; ♦
you hate all those that work wickedness.

6 You destroy those who speak lies; ♦
the bloodthirsty and deceitful the Lord will abhor.

7 But as for me, through the greatness of your mercy,
I will come into your house; ♦
I will bow down towards your holy temple in awe of you. R

8Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness,
because of my enemies; ♦
make your way straight before my face.

9 For there is no truth in their mouth,
in their heart is destruction, ♦
their throat is an open sepulchre,
and they flatter with their tongue.

10 Punish them, O God; ♦
let them fall through their own devices.

11 Because of their many transgressions cast them out, ♦
for they have rebelled against you. R

12 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; ♦
let them sing out their joy for ever.

13 You will shelter them, ♦
so that those who love your name may exult in you.

14 For you, O Lord, will bless the righteous; ♦
and with your favour you will defend them as with a shield.

 

 

Monday,  24 October 2021
Alfred the Great 

Scripture  and Prayer 

Psalm 5

O Lord, will bless the righteous.

1Give ear to my words, O Lord; ♦
consider my lamentation.

2Hearken to the voice of my crying, my King and my God, ♦
for to you I make my prayer.

3In the morning, Lord, you will hear my voice; ♦
early in the morning I make my appeal to you, and look up.

4For you are the God who takes no pleasure in wickedness; ♦
no evil can dwell with you. R

5The boastful cannot stand in your sight; ♦
you hate all those that work wickedness.

6You destroy those who speak lies; ♦
the bloodthirsty and deceitful the Lord will abhor.

7But as for me, through the greatness of your mercy,
I will come into your house; ♦
I will bow down towards your holy temple in awe of you. R

8Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness,
because of my enemies; ♦
make your way straight before my face.

9For there is no truth in their mouth,
in their heart is destruction, ♦
their throat is an open sepulchre,
and they flatter with their tongue.

10Punish them, O God; ♦
let them fall through their own devices.

11Because of their many transgressions cast them out, ♦
for they have rebelled against you. R

12But let all who take refuge in you be glad; ♦
let them sing out their joy for ever.

13You will shelter them, ♦
so that those who love your name may exult in you.

14For you, O Lord, will bless the righteous; ♦
and with your favour you will defend them as with a shield.

Saturday, 22 October 2021
submitted by Aaron  

Scripture   

Matthew 19:14

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Prayer

Relieve us of the prison of adulthood.  Enable us to come.

 

Friday, 21 October 2021
submitted by David A.  

Scripture  and Prayer 

Revelation 8:3–4

Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand.

 

Thursday, 20 October 2021
submitted by David A.  

Scripture  

Psalm 139

I will thank you because I am marvellously made;*
your works are wonderful, and I know it well.

My body was not hidden from you,*
while I was being made in secret
and woven in the depths of the earth.

How deep I find your thoughts, O God!*
how great is the sum of them!

If I were to count them, they would be more in number than the sand;* to count them all, my life span would need to be like yours

Prayer

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Do not bring us to the time of trial,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.

 

Wednesday, 19 October 2021
submitted by ACS 

Scripture  and Prayer

Psalm 136

1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever.

2Give thanks to the God of gods, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever.

3Give thanks to the Lord of lords, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

4Who alone does great wonders, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

5Who by wisdom made the heavens, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

6Who laid out the earth upon the waters, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

7Who made the great lights, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

8The sun to rule the day, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

9The moon and the stars to govern the night, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

10Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

11And brought out Israel from among them, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

12With a mighty hand and outstretched arm, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

13Who divided the Red Sea in two, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

14And made Israel to pass through the midst of it, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

15But Pharaoh and his host he overthrew in the Red Sea, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

16Who led his people through the wilderness, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

17Who smote great kings, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

18And slew mighty kings, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

19Sihon, king of the Amorites, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

20And Og, the king of Bashan, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

21And gave away their land for a heritage, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

22A heritage for Israel his servant, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

23Who remembered us when we were in trouble, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

24And delivered us from our enemies, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever;

25Who gives food to all creatures, ♦
for his mercy endures for ever.

26Give thanks to the God of heaven, ♦

 

Tuesday, 18 October 2021
submitted by Francis

Scripture  

Jeremiah 17:7

Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

Prayer

My Lord.  My Hope.  My Trust.

 

Monday, 17 October 2021
submitted by PLB

Scripture  

Romans 13:12, NIV

The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light

Prayer

Father, thank You that this Light is not of our own making.   You dress us in the Your  armor of Light

 

Sunday, 16 October 2021
submitted by CJohn

Scripture  

1 Corinthians 1:4–5,

 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way – with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge.

Prayer

Lord our God, we thank You.  You are Present.  You are Trustworthy.   You are Most High Over All.

 

Saturday, 15 October 2021
submitted by LAX

Scripture  

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new

Prayer

I renounce and repent today of all the pride in my heart and mind, I am delivered from it, for You O Lord are my strength and security, I take up the spirit of humility to the glory of God.

 

Friday, 15 October 2021
submitted by CRH

Scripture  

Psalm 120

1 When I was in trouble I called to the Lord; ♦
I called to the Lord and he answered me.

2 Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips ♦
and from a deceitful tongue.

3 What shall be given to you? ♦
What more shall be done to you, deceitful tongue?

4 The sharp arrows of a warrior, ♦
tempered in burning coals! R

5 Woe is me, that I must lodge in Meshech ♦
and dwell among the tents of Kedar.

6 My soul has dwelt too long ♦
with enemies of peace.

7 I am for making peace, ♦
but when I speak of it, they make ready for war.

Prayer

Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips.

 

 

Thursday, 14 October 2021
submitted by Jahen (student) 

Scripture  and Prayer

Psalm 43

Vindicate me, my God,
    and plead my cause
    against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me from those who are
    deceitful and wicked.
You are God my stronghold.
    Why have you rejected me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?
Send me your light and your faithful care,
    let them lead me;
let them bring me to your holy mountain,
    to the place where you dwell.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
    to God, my joy and my delight.
I will praise you with the lyre,
    O God, my God.Prayer

 

 

 

Wednesday, 13 October 2021
DRB

Scripture  

Romans 2: 1-11

1 Wherefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest. For wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself. For thou dost the same things which thou judgest.

2 For we know that the judgment of God is, according to truth, against them that do such things.

3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them who do such things, and dost the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and patience, and longsuffering? Knowest thou not, that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance?

5 But according to thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou treasurest up to thyself wrath, against the day of wrath, and revelation of the just judgment of God.

6 Who will render to every man according to his works.

7 To them indeed, who according to patience in good work, seek glory and honour and incorruption, eternal life:

8 But to them that are contentious, and who obey not the truth, but give credit to iniquity, wrath and indignation.

9 Tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that worketh evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Greek.

10 But glory, and honour, and peace to every one that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

Prayer

So be it unto us.

 

Monday, 11 October 2021

Scripture  and Prayer

Romans 1:1-7.

1Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, and set apart for the gospel of God— 2the gospel He promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, 3regarding His Son, who was a descendant of David according to the flesh, 4and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.

5Through Him and on behalf of His name, we received grace and apostleship to call all those among the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith. 6And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

7To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

Prayer

I take some strange comfort in when I hear Jesus describe his contemporaries as a ‘wicked generation’. It’s so easy to idealise the past, to think that godlessness is somehow new, that we are the only generation to have lost our way. The present is a dangerous, war-torn country. It isn’t safe to walk the streets. It isn’t safe to turn on the radio. The past is a magical place, all wholesome and sepia-tinted.

 

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Scripture  and Prayer

Psalm 116

I love the Lord,
for he has heard the voice of my supplication; ♦
because he inclined his ear to me
on the day I called to him.

2 The snares of death encompassed me;
the pains of hell took hold of me; ♦
by grief and sorrow was I held.

3 Then I called upon the name of the Lord: ♦
‘O Lord, I beg you, deliver my soul.’

4 Gracious is the Lord and righteous; ♦
our God is full of compassion.

5 The Lord watches over the simple; ♦
I was brought very low and he saved me.

6 Turn again to your rest, O my soul, ♦
for the Lord has been gracious to you.

7 For you have delivered my soul from death, ♦
my eyes from tears and my feet from falling.

8 I will walk before the Lord ♦
in the land of the living.

9 I believed that I should perish
for I was sorely troubled; ♦
and I said in my alarm,
‘Everyone is a liar.’

10 How shall I repay the Lord ♦
for all the benefits he has given to me?

11 I will lift up the cup of salvation ♦
and call upon the name of the Lord.

12 I will fulfil my vows to the Lord ♦
in the presence of all his people.

13 Precious in the sight of the Lord ♦
is the death of his faithful servants.

14 O Lord, I am your servant, ♦
your servant, the child of your handmaid;
you have freed me from my bonds.

15 I will offer to you a sacrifice of thanksgiving ♦
and call upon the name of the Lord.

16 I will fulfil my vows to the Lord ♦
in the presence of all his people,

17 In the courts of the house of the Lord, ♦
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Alleluia.

 

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Scripture  

Luke 11.27-28

While Jesus was speaking, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, ‘Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!’ But he said, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!’

Prayer

Grant us to hear and obey.

 

Friday, 8 October 2021

Scripture and Prayer 

1 Why do the nations conspire a

and the peoples plot in vain?

2 The kings of the earth rise up

and the rulers band together

against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,

3“ Let us break their chains

and throw off their shackles.”

4The One enthroned in heaven laughs;

the Lord scoffs at them.

5 He rebukes them in his anger

and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

6 “I have installed my king

on Zion, my holy mountain.”

7 I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:

He said to me, “You are my son;

today I have become your father.

8Ask me,

and I will make the nations your inheritance,

the ends of the earth your possession.

9 You will break them with a rod of iron b ;

you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

10 herefore, you kings, be wise;

be warned, you rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear

and celebrate his rule with trembling.

12Kiss his son, or he will be angry

and your way will lead to your destruction,

for his wrath can flare up in a moment.

Blessed are all who take refuge in him

 

 

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Scripture

Psalm 1

Blessed are they who have not walked
in the counsel of the wicked,
nor lingered in the way of sinners,
nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.

Their delight is in the law of the Lord
and they meditate on his law day and night.

Like a tree planted by streams of water
bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither,
whatever they do, it shall prosper.

As for the wicked, it is not so with them;
they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

Therefore the wicked shall not be able to stand in the judgement,
nor the sinner in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked shall perish.

Prayer

Lord, our friends are coming to us.  We don’t have time.  We cannot be take out of our comfortable routine.   Help us know if we are friends – to our friends.  And if not, repent.

 

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Scripture

Psalm 86.1-9

Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and in misery.

Preserve my soul, for I am faithful;
save your servant, for I put my trust in you.

Be merciful to me, O Lord, for you are my God;
I call upon you all the day long.

Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

For you, Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer
and listen to the voice of my supplication.

In the day of my distress I will call upon you,
for you will answer me.

Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord,
nor any works like yours.

All nations you have made shall come and worship you, O Lord,
and shall glorify your name.

Prayer

Come in blessing to us, to our families, friends and neighbours, and give us what we need day by day. Give grace to all in our community, to share generously the good things we are given with those who have little.

Pardon and heal all who are caught in bitterness and resentment about wrongs that they cannot forgive. Deliver from evil those who are sorely tried as they make decisions for their lives.

 

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Scripture and Prayer 

Psalm 87

Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. A song.

He has founded his city on the holy mountain.

The Lord loves the gates of Zion

more than all the other dwellings of Jacob.

Glorious things are said of you,

city of God: a

“I will record Rahab b and Babylon

among those who acknowledge me—

Philistia too, and Tyre, along with Cush c —

and will say, ‘This one was born in Zion.’ ” d

5Indeed, of Zion it will be said,

“This one and that one were born in her,

and the Most High himself will establish her.”

The Lord will write in the register of the peoples:

“This one was born in Zion.”

As they make music they will sing,

“All my fountains are in you.”

 

 

Monday, 4 October 2021

Scripture

Psalm 80

1  Hear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you that led Joseph like a flock;

2 Shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim,
before Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.

3  Stir up your mighty strength
and come to our salvation.

Prayer

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy,
slow to anger and of great kindness.

2 He will not always accuse us,
neither will he keep his anger for ever.

3 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.

4 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is his mercy upon those who fear him.

 

 

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Scripture

2 Corinthians 5:18–19, NIV

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

Prayer

Lord our God, our Father in heaven, we come to you as your children. Bless us, we pray. Bless us especially in days when fear tries to take hold of us. Let your help come down to us as you have promised, the great help in Jesus Christ, who shall come to redeem the whole world. Bless us through your Word. Renew us again and again to stand firm and true to you, for you are our help for redemption and reconciliation through Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Scripture

Psalm 31:1–2, NIV

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.

Prayer

Lord our God, give us your Spirit.  We ask.  We ask to find your paths on earth and live in the hope and certainty that everything is in Your hands.  We see much that is unjust and evil.  May we remain under your protection, living by your commandments and in your Spirit. For your Spirit witnesses to the truth and longs to change and lift up our lives. Your Spirit longs to reach all people who have felt your touch, longs that they may come to you and have life.

 

Friday, 1 October 2021

Scripture

Psalm 55

Hear my prayer, O God; ♦
hide not yourself from my petition.

Give heed to me and answer me; ♦
I am restless in my complaining.

I am alarmed at the voice of the enemy ♦
and at the clamour of the wicked;

For they would bring down evil upon me ♦
and are set against me in fury.

My heart is disquieted within me, ♦
and the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

Prayer

O Lord, open our lips
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

 

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Scripture and Prayer

Psalm 30:1-6

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.
Turn your ear to me,
come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,
for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

 

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Scripture and Prayer

Psalm 30:1-6

I will extol you, O LORD, for you have drawn me up
and have not let my foes rejoice over me.

O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.

O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.a

Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.b

For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.c

Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Scripture and Prayer

Psalm 73

Refrain:In the Lord God have I made my refuge.

Truly, God is loving to Israel, ♦
to those who are pure in heart.

Nevertheless, my feet were almost gone; ♦
my steps had well-nigh slipped.

For I was envious of the proud; ♦
I saw the wicked in such prosperity;

For they suffer no pains ♦
and their bodies are sleek and sound;

They come to no misfortune like other folk; ♦
nor are they plagued as others are;

Therefore pride is their necklace ♦
and violence wraps them like a cloak.

Their iniquity comes from within; ♦
the conceits of their hearts overflow. R

They scoff, and speak only of evil; ♦
they talk of oppression from on high.

They set their mouth against the heavens, ♦
and their tongue ranges round the earth;

And so the people turn to them ♦
and find in them no fault.

They say, ‘How should God know? ♦
Is there knowledge in the Most High?’

Behold, these are the wicked; ♦
ever at ease, they increase their wealth.

Is it in vain that I cleansed my heart ♦
and washed my hands in innocence?

All day long have I been stricken ♦
and chastened every morning.

If I had said, ‘I will speak as they do,’ ♦
I should have betrayed the generation of your children. R

Then thought I to understand this, ♦
but it was too hard for me,

Until I entered the sanctuary of God ♦
and understood the end of the wicked:

How you set them in slippery places; ♦
you cast them down to destruction.

How suddenly do they come to destruction, ♦
perish and come to a fearful end!

As with a dream when one awakes, ♦
so, Lord, when you arise you will despise their image.

When my heart became embittered ♦
and I was pierced to the quick,

I was but foolish and ignorant; ♦
I was like a brute beast in your presence. R

Yet I am always with you; ♦
you hold me by my right hand.

You will guide me with your counsel ♦
and afterwards receive me with glory.

Whom have I in heaven but you? ♦
And there is nothing upon earth that I desire
in comparison with you.

Though my flesh and my heart fail me, ♦
God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.

Truly, those who forsake you will perish; ♦
you will put to silence the faithless who betray you.

But it is good for me to draw near to God; ♦
in the Lord God have I made my refuge,
that I may tell of all your works.

 

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Scripture and Prayer

Psalm 28:2

Of David. To You, O LORD, I call; be not deaf to me, O my Rock. For if You remain silent, I will be like those descending to the Pit.  Hear my cry for mercy when I call to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.  Do not drag me away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors while malice is in their hearts

 

 

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Scripture and Prayer

Psalm 27

One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.


Friday, 24 September 2021

Scripture

Psalm 24.1-4

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,
the world, and those who live in it;
For God has founded it on the seas,
and established it on the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in God’s holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
and do not swear deceitfully.

Prayer

We are in the world, we belong to  You.
You founded us on the seas and rivers of Your Love.
Only those who You let in stand in Your Holy Place.
Cleanse us to have clean hands, pure hearts, true souls and true words.

 

 

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Scripture

Psalm 129

“They have greatly oppressed me from my youth,”
let Israel say;
“they have greatly oppressed me from my youth,
but they have not gained the victory over me.
Plowmen have plowed my back
and made their furrows long.
But the Lord is righteous;
he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.”

Prayer

O God, come to our aid.
  O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
  and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
  is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen. Alleluia.

 

 

Monday, 20 September 2021
CGG

Scripture

Psalm 126

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
then were we like those who dream.

Then was our mouth filled with laughter
and our tongue with songs of joy.

Prayer

O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Sunday, 19 September 2021
Quaker

Scripture

Psalm 119:1

Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD.

Prayer

We confess that without Your instructions, there is nothing to integrate in integrity but our confusions. Your instructions create a path for integrity – if we follow.  Make us willing to follow.

 

 

Friday, 17 September 2021
Lutheran

Scripture

Psalm 41

Refrain: O Lord, be merciful to me.

1 Blessed are those who consider the poor and needy;
the Lord will deliver them in the time of trouble.

2 The Lord preserves them and restores their life,
that they may be happy in the land;
he will not hand them over to the will of their enemies.

Prayer

When I remember you upon my bed
and meditate on you in the watches of the night.

8For you have been my helper
and under the shadow of your wings will I rejoice.

 

See also,  Archive of Morning and Evening ~ Prayers and Scriptures

 

Thursday, 16 September 2021
SJ

Scripture

Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Prayer

We cannot come unless You draw us.  We rely on You even to that.

 

Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Cyprian

Scripture

In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.

Incline your ear to me;
make haste to deliver me.

Be my strong rock, a fortress to save me,
for you are my rock and my stronghold;
guide me, and lead me for your name’s sake.

Into your hands I commend my spirit,
for you have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.

Prayer

Most Merciful God
we confess to you,
before the whole company of heaven and one another,
that we have sinned in thought, word and deed
and in what we have failed to do.
Forgive us our sins,
heal us by your Spirit
and raise us to new life in Christ. Amen.

 

Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Deliverance (Pauline)

Scripture

With their patience worn out by the journey,
the people complained against God and Moses,
“Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,
where there is no food or water?
We are disgusted with this wretched food!”

In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,
which bit the people so that many of them died.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I love You, I praise You, and I worship You. I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Who won victory over sin and death for my salvation. I thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit Who empowers me, guides me, and leads me into fullness of life.

By the power of Your Holy Spirit, reveal to me, Father, any people I need to forgive and any areas of unconfessed sin. Reveal aspects of my life that are not pleasing to You, Father, ways that have given or could give satan a foothold in my life. Father, I give to You any unforgiveness; I give to You my sins; and, I give to You all ways that satan has a hold of my life. Thank You, for Your forgiveness and Your love.

 

Monday, 13 September 2021
Inspired Today

Prayer blended into Scripture

Psalm 2

Refrain: The Lord is the strength of his people, a safe refuge for his anointed.

1 Why are the nations in tumult, 
and why do the peoples devise a vain plot?

2 The kings of the earth rise up,
and the rulers take counsel together, 
against the Lord and against his anointed:

3 ‘Let us break their bonds asunder 
and cast away their cords from us.’ R

4 He who dwells in heaven shall laugh them to scorn; 
the Lord shall have them in derision.

5 Then shall he speak to them in his wrath 
and terrify them in his fury:

6 ‘Yet have I set my king 
upon my holy hill of Zion.’ R

 

 

Sunday, 12 September 2021
Chrystostrum

Prayer blended into Scripture

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy,
slow to anger and of great kindness.

2He will not always accuse us,
neither will he keep his anger for ever.

3He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.

4For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is his mercy upon those who fear him.

 

Saturday, 11 September 2021
ABAC

Scripture Exodus 3:2

There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up

Prayer

Empower me to find joy in doing good for others. Let me experience your deep love and the joy of faith in you. Amen!

 

Friday, 10 September 2021
Ordinary

Scripture

1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-14. You are my inheritance, O Lord
and,
– Psalm 15(16):1-2, 5, 7-8, 11. Luke 6:39-42.

Prayer

Loving God, we learn from your patience with us in our struggle to ‘remove the log in our own eye’, trusting that you love us still.

 

Thursday, 9 September 2021
Venite

Scripture

John 1:1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
All things came into being through the Word,
and without the Word not one thing came into being.
What has come into being in him was life,
and the life was the light of all people.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

Prayer

O Lord, open our lips:
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Glory to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;*
as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever.

Amen.

 

 

Wednesday, 8 September 2021
Scripture Psalm 82:1

A psalm of Asaph. God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the “gods”:

Prayer

Preside over all our assemblies.  Render judgment.

 

Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Prayer On

Scripture 

Colossians 1:21-23. God himself is my help

Prayer

We ask to be rooted in You.  Grounded in You.  Fruitful in You.

 

Monday, 6 September 2021
Corby Glen

Scripture – Psalm 62.1-7

On God alone my soul in stillness waits;
from him comes my salvation.

He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my stronghold, so that I shall never be shaken.

How long will all of you assail me to destroy me,
as you would a tottering wall or a leaning fence?

They plot only to thrust me down from my place of honour;
lies are their chief delight;
they bless with their mouth, but in their heart they curse.

Wait on God alone in stillness, O my soul;
for in him is my hope.

He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my stronghold, so that I shall not be shaken.

In God is my strength and my glory;
God is my strong rock; in him is my refuge.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Prayer

Merciful God,
your Son came to save us
and bore our sins on the cross:
may we trust in your mercy
and know your love,
rejoicing in the righteousness
that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

Sunday, 5 September 2021
UMC

Scripture

All these evils come from within, and these are what defile a man. Jesus left that place and went to the region of Tyre. Not wanting anyone to know He was there, He entered a house, but was unable to escape their notice. Instead, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit soon heard about Jesus, and she came and fell at His feet.…Now she was a Greek woman of Syrophoenician origin, and she kept asking Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.“First let the children have their fill,” He said. “For it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” Yes, Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs. hen Jesus told her, “Because of this answer, you may go. The demon has left your daughter.” And she went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon was gone. (Mark 7:23-30)

Prayer – Take a time to sit quietly

 

Saturday, 4 September 2021
Daily Prayers

Scripture and Prayer
1 Thessalonians 5:17–18

Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

 

Friday, 3 September 2021
UCC

Scripture and Prayer
Hear, my child, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many. – Proverbs 4:10 (NRSV)

 

Tuesday, 31 August 2021
DP Australia 

Scripture – Colossians 1:1-8. I trust in the kindness of God for ever – Psalm 51(52):10-11. Luke 4:38-44.

Prayer

Show us your kindness forever for only You can make it real to us. Blessed are you, Sovereign God, creator of all,
to you be glory and praise for ever.
You founded the earth in the beginning
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
In the fullness of time you made us in your image,
and in these last days you have spoken to us
in your Son Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
As we rejoice in the gift of your presence among us
let the light of your love always shine in our hearts,
your Spirit ever renew our lives
and your praises ever be on our lips.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.

 

Monday, 30 August 2021
Scripture

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34)

Prayer

We pray for all who are in need. Support and encourage those who are unemployed, underemployed, experiencing poverty, or who are employed in wrong callings not from You. Bring food, shelter, clothes, and stability for daily life.  Lord, in your mercy,

 

Sunday, 29 August 2021
Benedict

Scripture
Psalm 119.17-40

17 O do good to your servant that I may live, ♦
and so shall I keep your word.

18 Open my eyes, that I may see ♦
the wonders of your law.

19 I am a stranger upon earth; ♦
hide not your commandments from me.

20 My soul is consumed at all times ♦
with fervent longing for your judgements. R

21 You have rebuked the arrogant; ♦
cursed are those who stray from your commandments.

22 Turn from me shame and rebuke, ♦
for I have kept your testimonies.

23 Rulers also sit and speak against me, ♦
but your servant meditates on your statutes.

24 For your testimonies are my delight; ♦
they are my faithful counsellors. R

25 My soul cleaves to the dust; ♦
O give me life according to your word.

26 I have acknowledged my ways and you have answered me; ♦
O teach me your statutes.

27 Make me understand the way of your commandments, ♦
and so shall I meditate on your wondrous works.

28 My soul melts away in tears of sorrow; ♦
raise me up according to your word. R

29 Take from me the way of falsehood; ♦
be gracious to me through your law.

30 I have chosen the way of truth ♦
and your judgements have I laid before me.

31 I hold fast to your testimonies; ♦
O Lord, let me not be put to shame.

32 I will run the way of your commandments, ♦
when you have set my heart at liberty.

33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes ♦
and I shall keep it to the end.

34 Give me understanding and I shall keep your law; ♦
I shall keep it with my whole heart.

35 Lead me in the path of your commandments, ♦
for therein is my delight.

36 Incline my heart to your testimonies ♦
and not to unjust gain. R

37 Turn away my eyes lest they gaze on vanities; ♦
O give me life in your ways.

38 Confirm to your servant your promise, ♦
which stands for all who fear you.

39 Turn away the reproach which I dread, ♦
because your judgements are good.

40 Behold, I long for your commandments; ♦
in your righteousness give me life.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34)

Prayer

Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes.
Faithful God,
let your word be the treasure of our hearts,
that we may delight in your truth
and walk in the glorious liberty of your Son Jesus Christ.

Saturday, 28 August 2021
Scripture

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34)

Prayer

The Kingdom of Heaven will not be not quite as expected

The beauty, and the frustration, of Jesus’ use of similes is that they are ambiguous. Sometimes they feel open, engaging, at other times they seem harsh and closed. When I read of the King taking the talent from the man who hid it in the ground, giving it to the man with the most, I feel compassion, and confusion. Yet this is how the Kingdom of Heaven is to be.

I know that the man has acted out of fear, that his actions might be illustrative of one who does not cultivate and use God’s gifts. But I’m still not sure what to make of the ‘good-for-nothing servant’ being thrown out ‘into the dark’. There’s a discomfort I can’t shake.

This discomfort might just be the point. The Kingdom of Heaven will not be quite as I expect or would have planned. In the face of this, I pray for humility.

 

 

Friday, 27 August 2021
Scripture Psalm 139

1O Lord, you have searched me out and known me; 
you know my sitting down and my rising up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.

2You mark out my journeys and my resting place 
and are acquainted with all my ways.

3For there is not a word on my tongue, 
but you, O Lord, know it altogether.

4You encompass me behind and before 
and lay your hand upon me.

5Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, 
so high that I cannot attain it. R

6Where can I go then from your spirit? 
Or where can I flee from your presence?

7If I climb up to heaven, you are there; 
if I make the grave my bed, you are there also.

8If I take the wings of the morning 
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

9Even there your hand shall lead me, 
your right hand hold me fast.

10If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will cover me 
and the light around me turn to night,’

11Even darkness is no darkness with you;
the night is as clear as the day; 
darkness and light to you are both alike. R

12For you yourself created my inmost parts; 
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

13I thank you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
marvellous are your works, my soul knows well.

14My frame was not hidden from you, 
when I was made in secret
and woven in the depths of the earth.

15Your eyes beheld my form, as yet unfinished; 
already in your book were all my members written,

16As day by day they were fashioned 
when as yet there was none of them.

17How deep are your counsels to me, O God! 
How great is the sum of them!

18If I count them, they are more in number than the sand, 
and at the end, I am still in your presence. R

19O that you would slay the wicked, O God, 
that the bloodthirsty might depart from me!

20They speak against you with wicked intent; 
your enemies take up your name for evil.

21Do I not oppose those, O Lord, who oppose you? 
Do I not abhor those who rise up against you?

22I hate them with a perfect hatred; 
they have become my own enemies also.

23Search me out, O God, and know my heart; 
try me and examine my thoughts.

24See if there is any way of wickedness in me 
and lead me in the way everlasting.

 

Prayer

Blessed are you, Sovereign God, creator of all,
to you be glory and praise for ever.
You founded the earth in the beginning
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
In the fullness of time you made us in your image,
and in these last days you have spoken to us
in your Son Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
As we rejoice in the gift of your presence among us
let the light of your love always shine in our hearts,
your Spirit ever renew our lives
and your praises ever be on our lips.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.

 

See also,  Archive of Morning and Evening ~ Prayers and Scriptures

 

Tuesday, 13 August 2021
Scripture

Opening (from Psalm 119)

1 Your faithfulness remains from one generation to another;*
you established the earth, and it abides.
2 By your decree these continue to this day,*
for all things are your servants.
3 I will never forget your commandments,*
because by them you give me life.
4 I see that all things come to an end,*
but your commandment has no bounds.

 

Prayer

Lord, your word is everlasting.
Lord, your word is everlasting.
It stands firm in the heavens.
Your word is everlasting.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Lord, your word is everlasting

 

 

Monday,  12 August 2021
SCE

Scripture

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV)

Prayer

“Lord, I long for those moments early in my faith when I felt your closeness, your joy, your energy and zest for life. I confess that the daily grind has ground down my passion for you. I confess that I allow the cares of the world to choke out the joy of the gospel. Lord, turn my heart toward you again. Fix my eyes on you, fix my heart on you. Help me have a reset in my faith and in my life, starting today. Renew my heart, renew my life for you and your ways. Help me see the daily routines of life as moments to gracefully submit to your will. Thank you for being the Lord of my life everyday. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

 

Sunday, 11 August 2021

Scripture

Ps 4:1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

Prayer

“Lord, I long for those moments early in my faith when I felt your closeness, your joy, your energy and zest for life. I confess that the daily grind has ground down my passion for you. I confess that I allow the cares of the world to choke out the joy of the gospel. Lord, turn my heart toward you again. Fix my eyes on you, fix my heart on you. Help me have a reset in my faith and in my life, starting today. Renew my heart, renew my life for you and your ways. Help me see the daily routines of life as moments to gracefully submit to your will. Thank you for being the Lord of my life everyday. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

 

Saturday, 10 August 2021
Cistercian 

Scripture – Second Corinthians 9:6-10

Happy the merciful who give to those in need

But remember: anyone who sows sparsely will reap sparsely as well — and anyone who sows generously will reap generously as well.

Prayer
Allow Jesus to work freely in your heart, to uproot self-centeredness, burn out vices, mold you into his likeness. Let his image in you – the deepest and most personal truth about us all – be restored to its original beauty. May he lend you his own love so that you may love everyone, especially those entrusted to you, with his own love. Love with him the entire Church, along with all those who suffer in our world, especially those who suffer without faith and hope.

 

Friday, 10 August 2021
Australian Jesuits

Scripture
2 Corinthians 9:6-10
Happy the merciful who give to those in need

Prayer
Lord, may I turn away from the life I have designed for myself and towards the life you have planned for me. May I serve you and have you near me always.

 

Thursday, 19 August 2021
MCA

Scripture

David and all Israel were dancing before God with all their might, with song and lyres and harps and tambourines and cymbals and trumpets. 1 Chronicles 13:8

Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.

Prayer

Immanuel, may we know the blessing of tears that burst forth from the well of your joy. May all our voices, in unrestrained harmony, celebrate your presence. Share with us in the rhythms of your celebration. Amen.

See also,  Archive of Morning and Evening ~ Prayers and Scriptures

 

Tuesday, 17 August 2021
Anabaptist Mennonite

Prayer – Lord, we ask the peace of Jesus which is simplicity itself.

“If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him” (Exodus 23:4).

 

 

Monday, 16 August 2021
Singapore Catholic

Prayer – Father, help me to channel my strength and resources in the right way.

Scripture – 1 John 2:14

12. I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.

13. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

 

14. I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

 

 

 

Sunday, 15 August 2021
York

Declaration Prayer

O God, you declare your almighty power
most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace,
that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises,
and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

 

Friday, 13 August 2021
Scripture – Proverbs 29 (continued)

Whoever remains stiff-necked after many rebukes
    will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
    when the wicked rule, the people groan.

A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
    but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

By justice a king gives a country stability,
    but those who are greedy for[a] bribes tear it down.

Those who flatter their neighbors
    are spreading nets for their feet.

Evildoers are snared by their own sin,
    but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.

The righteous care about justice for the poor,
    but the wicked have no such concern.

Mockers stir up a city,
    but the wise turn away anger.

If a wise person goes to court with a fool,
    the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.

10 The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity
    and seek to kill the upright.

11 Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.

12 If a ruler listens to lies,
    all his officials become wicked.

13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common:
    The Lord gives sight to the eyes of both.

14 If a king judges the poor with fairness,
    his throne will be established forever.

15 A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom,
    but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin,
    but the righteous will see their downfall.

17 Discipline your children, and they will give you peace;
    they will bring you the delights you desire.

18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
    but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

19 Servants cannot be corrected by mere words;
    though they understand, they will not respond.

20 Do you see someone who speaks in haste?
    There is more hope for a fool than for them.

21 A servant pampered from youth
    will turn out to be insolent.

22 An angry person stirs up conflict,
    and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.

23 Pride brings a person low,
    but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

24 The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies;
    they are put under oath and dare not testify.

25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
    but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.

26 Many seek an audience with a ruler,
    but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.

27 The righteous detest the dishonest;
    the wicked detest the upright.

Prayer – pray according to the conviction of the Holy Spirit in you

 

 

Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Canterbury

Prayer

O God,
you are the light of the minds that know you,
the life of the souls that love you
and the strength of the hearts that serve you.
Help us to know you, that we may truly love you,
so to love you, that we may fully serve you
whom to serve is perfect freedom;
through Jesus Christ our lord. Amen.
May God the Father bless us; may Christ take care of us and the Holy Spirit enlighten us, all the days of our life. Amen.

 

Monday, 8 August 2021
Mothers’ Union

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, 
slow to anger and of great kindness.

He will not always accuse us, 
neither will he keep his anger for ever.

He has not dealt with us according to our sins, 
nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.

For as the heavens are high above the earth, 
so great is his mercy upon those who fear him.

As far as the east is from the west, 
so far has he set our sins from us.

As a father has compassion on his children, 
so is the Lord merciful towards those who fear him.

For he knows of what we are made; 
he remembers that we are but dust.

Our days are but as grass; 
we flourish as a flower of the field;

For as soon as the wind goes over it, it is gone, 
and its place shall know it no more.

But the merciful goodness of the Lord is from of old
and endures for ever on those who fear him, 
and his righteousness on children’s children;

On those who keep his covenant 
and remember his commandments to do them.

Psalm 103.8-18

All Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Prayer

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

 

Saturday, 7 August 2021
Open Heaven

Scripture
LUKE 18:1-8

1. And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

2. Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

3. And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

4. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

5. Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

6. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

7, And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

8. I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

PRAYER

My labour will never be truncated by any power of darkness. I am going higher and soaring in the direction of greatness. My life is a testimony and I will never gather to mourn or bury anyone in my life on Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Friday, 6 August 2021
Potter’s House

Scripture
 I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you. Isaiah 44:22, NIV

Prayer
Lord our God, we thank you for establishing us on the firm foundation of your Word and your promise, your promise that expresses the great longing and hope in so many people’s hearts. For they do not want their lives to remain base and petty but want to look toward something higher, rejoicing that the promise can be fulfilled for them.

 

Thursday, 5 August 2021
National Day of Prayer (Schedule)

Scripture

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” —I Timothy 2:1-2

Prayer

Lord, Hear Our Cry!

 

Wednesday, 4 August 2021
King Oswald

Prayer

Blessed are you, Sovereign God, creator of all,
to you be glory and praise for ever.
You founded the earth in the beginning
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
In the fullness of time you made us in your image,
and in these last days you have spoken to us
in your Son Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
As we rejoice in the gift of your presence among us
let the light of your love always shine in our hearts,
your Spirit ever renew our lives
and your praises ever be on our lips.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Scripture

In God I trust, and will not fear, 
for what can flesh do to me?  Psalm 56:4

 

Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Church House (Anglican)

Scripture

Isaiah 30.15

Thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.

Prayer

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth.
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.

 

Monday, 1 August 2021
Moravian

Scripture

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6:5

Prayer

Creator of heaven and earth, you love us through our greatest joys to our deepest pain. No matter what, you encourage us to respond to your eternal love by fulfilling our calling to love others as you have loved us. Amen.

 

Saturday, 30 July 2021
Dallas First

Scripture

13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife; and he went in unto her, and Jehovah gave her conception, and she bare a son. 14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be Jehovah, who hath not left thee this day without a near kinsman; and let his name be famous in Israel. 15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of life, and a nourisher of thine old age, for thy daughter-in-law, who loveth thee, who is better to thee than seven sons, hath borne him. 16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it. 17 And the women her neighbors gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of [a]Jesse, the father of David.

18 Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez begat Hezron, 19 and Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab, 20 and Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat [b]Salmon, 21 and Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed, 22 and Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.  RUTH 4:13–22

Prayer

We too are brought into the family by God.   The Lord is the restorer of Life.  The Lord is our nourisher.

 

Friday, 29 July 2021
Morocco Christian House Church

Scripture

Behold our defender, O God,
and look upon the face of your anointed (Psalm 45)

Prayer

Blessed are you, Lord God, creator of day and night:
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As darkness falls you renew your promise
to reveal among us the light of your presence.
By the light of Christ, your living Word,
dispel the darkness of our hearts
that we may walk as children of light
and sing your praise throughout the world.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
All Blessed be God for ever.

 

Thursday, 28 July 2021
Heartlight

Scripture

“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).

Prayer

Father, please bless your children who are facing hardships and difficulty. Please help them endure through “the night” so that when your dawn comes, they can experience the great rejoicing that lies ahead.

 

Wednesday, 27 July 2021
Christians TT

Psalm 30:5 Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Lord, you have a plan for me, for my life. Help me to keep the faith and walk steadfastly in the ways that you lead me. Guide my thoughts today in the midst of this week, and even as the week progresses, may I always take time to commune with you and praise your name.

 

 

Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Pleasant Brethren

Touch me, O Lord, and fill me with your light and your hope. Amen. Dear God, please give me strength when I am weak, love when I feel forsaken, courage when I am afraid, wisdom when I feel foolish, comfort when I am alone, hope when I feel rejected, and peace when I am in turmoil. Amen.

 

Monday, 26 July 2021
Coptic

10 Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”

Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. 11 Abraham and Sarah were already very old, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?”

13 Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”

15 Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, “I did not laugh.”

But he said, “Yes, you did laugh.”

 

Sunday, 25 July 2021
Church of Seafarers Common

1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49

17:1a Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle; they were gathered at Socoh, which belongs to Judah, and encamped between Socoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim.

17:4 And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

17:5 He had a helmet of bronze on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of bronze.

17:6 He had greaves of bronze on his legs and a javelin of bronze slung between his shoulders.

17:7 The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam, and his spear’s head weighed six hundred shekels of iron; and his shield-bearer went before him.

17:8 He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why have you come out to draw up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves, and let him come down to me.

17:9 If he is able to fight with me and kill me, then we will be your servants; but if I prevail against him and kill him, then you shall be our servants and serve us.”

17:10 And the Philistine said, “Today I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man, that we may fight together.”

17:11 When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.

17:19 Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

17:20 David rose early in the morning, left the sheep with a keeper, took the provisions, and went as Jesse had commanded him. He came to the encampment as the army was going forth to the battle line, shouting the war cry.

17:21 Israel and the Philistines drew up for battle, army against army.

17:22 David left the things in charge of the keeper of the baggage, ran to the ranks, and went and greeted his brothers.

17:23 As he talked with them, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, came up out of the ranks of the Philistines, and spoke the same words as before. And David heard him.

17:32 David said to Saul, “Let no one’s heart fail because of him; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”

17:33 Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth.”

17:34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father; and whenever a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb from the flock,

17:35 I went after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its mouth; and if it turned against me, I would catch it by the jaw, strike it down, and kill it.

17:36 Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God.”

17:37 David said, “The LORD, who saved me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you!”

17:38 Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail.

17:39 David strapped Saul’s sword over the armor, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these; for I am not used to them.” So David removed them.

17:40 Then he took his staff in his hand, and chose five smooth stones from the wadi, and put them in his shepherd’s bag, in the pouch; his sling was in his hand, and he drew near to the Philistine.

17:41 The Philistine came on and drew near to David, with his shield-bearer in front of him.

17:42 When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him, for he was only a youth, ruddy and handsome in appearance.

17:43 The Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

17:44 The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the field.”

17:45 But David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword and spear and javelin; but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

17:46 This very day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the Philistine army this very day to the birds of the air and to the wild animals of the earth, so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel,

17:47 and that all this assembly may know that the LORD does not save by sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and he will give you into our hand.”

17:48 When the Philistine drew nearer to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.

17:49 David put his hand in his bag, took out a stone, slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead; the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell face down on the ground.

 

Saturday, 24 July 2021
Evangelical Free

A Psalm to Be Prayed

Psalm 20

Refrain: We will call on the name of the Lord our God.

1 May the Lord hear you in the day of trouble, ♦
the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

2 Send you help from his sanctuary ♦
and strengthen you out of Zion;

3 Remember all your offerings ♦
and accept your burnt sacrifice;

4 Grant you your heart’s desire ♦
and fulfil all your mind.

5 May we rejoice in your salvation
and triumph in the name of our God; ♦
may the Lord perform all your petitions. R

6 Now I know that the Lord will save his anointed; ♦
he will answer him from his holy heaven,
with the mighty strength of his right hand.

7 Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses, ♦
but we will call only on the name of the Lord our God.

8 They are brought down and fallen, ♦
but we are risen and stand upright.

9 O Lord, save the king ♦
and answer us when we call upon you.

 

Friday, 23 July 2021
Charismatic

Scripture: Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
Ephesians 4:29 (NKJV)

Prayer Starter: Thank You, Father God, for giving me all the wisdom, power and grace I need, and thank You for Your presence in my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

Thursday, 22 July 2021
Scottish Episcopal

The Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.
Amen.

O God, make speed to save us;
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;*
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen

Alleluia!

 

Wednesday, 21 July 2021
World Baptists

Father in Heaven, I give glory, honor, and praise to Your holy name. I bless and worship You. You are the God of all creation; all power, wisdom, and knowledge are in You. You are the God of holiness, mercy, and love. Father, in the name of Jesus, who died and rose again, I stand in agreement with the believers who assemble at the Love and Unity Christian Fellowship.

 

 

Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Catholic Charismatic

 

Scripture

 

Acts 2:17: And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.

 

Prayer

 

Lord, I freely yield all my freedom to you. Take my memory, my intellect, and my entire will. You have given me everything I am to have; I give it all back to you to stand under your will alone. Your love and your grace are enough for me. I shall ask for nothing more. Amen!

 

Monday, 19 July 2021
Armenian

 

2. Hear my prayer, O Lord;
Let my cry come to thee!
Do not hide thy face from me in the day of my distress!
Incline thy ear to me;
Answer me speedily in the day when I call!
—Psalm 102:1-2

 

Saturday, 17 July 2021
Inuit Episcopal Church – Bilingual Diocese of the Arctic

 

Confession:
“My children are frequently enamored by the super-wealthy and their conspicuous consumption. Not a few times, they’ve asked me over meals if I’d like to be a billionaire?”

 

Scripture:

 

(Luke 16:19-31) Jesus tells us about a rich man who dies and is sent to Hades to be tormented while Lazarus is carried away by angels to be with Abraham.

 

Prayer:
Let us not forget the poor at our gates.

 

Friday, 16 July 2021
Bantu Church of Christ

 

Now we go home to the Presence. Show us the Way!

 

Thursday, 15 July 2021
Church of Brethren

 

Compassionate and Great God of Hope, today I am thinking about many others who are desperately in need of your healing, guidance and hope. There are many hurting people in the world. Some are needing to put their lives back together after natural disasters. Some are struggling to make sense of tragic accidents. Others are grieving because they have lost loved ones; and those like the families grieving because of the tragic condo collapse are suffering because their loved ones have not been found yet. And still others are lost in the cloud of addictions and cannot find the strength to get out. Come, Loving God, to all of these and pour out your healing, comfort, encouragement and guidance. And today, when I think of someone else who needs your strength and healing, hear those thoughts as prayers for them, too. I ask for your help where I need healing in my life. Forgive me when I sin; and, help me to forgive myself, and thereby, allowing your healing and wholeness to reach my soul. These things I pray, in your Son’s holy name, Jesus, my Savior. Amen.

 

Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Nazaerene Prayer

 

Father in Heaven, I give glory, honor, and praise to Your holy name. I bless and worship You. You are the God of all creation; all power, wisdom, and knowledge are in You. You are the God of holiness, mercy, and love. Father, in the name of Jesus, who died and rose again, I stand in agreement with the believers who assemble at the Love and Unity Christian Fellowship. We are a blessed people; all of our needs are met, the way is made, and the door is open to us. We shall experience a great move of the Holy Ghost in this ministry. Many souls shall be saved and filled with the Holy Ghost. The fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit shall manifest in our lives. The sick shall be healed, and in the name of Jesus, we shall cast out devils. We will live holy and love each other. We are believing that all our family members will be saved and baptized with the Holy Ghost. We will be bold in preaching the gospel of Christ to the lost; we will compel them to come to the House of the Lord and we will make disciples of those who believe. Our marriages and families shall prosper and God will connect holy men and women in matrimony. Through paying tithes, giving liberally and being wise in how we spend money, we shall become a debt free people and we will help the poor. We are faithful and dedicated to prayer, fasting, reading and meditating in the Word of God. We praise and thank God for what He has done and we thank Him for what He shall do. We have the victory and we will always win in the name of Jesus. By faith, we shall live and die in the will of God and we shall have what we say. Amen.

 

Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Common Lectionary

 

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

 

6:1 David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

 

6:2 David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the LORD of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubim.

 

6:3 They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart

 

6:4 with the ark of God; and Ahio went in front of the ark.

 

6:5 David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the LORD with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.

 

6:12b So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing;

 

6:13 and when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.

 

6:14 David danced before the LORD with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod.

 

6:15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.

 

6:16 As the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal daughter of Saul looked out of the window, and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.

 

6:17 They brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and offerings of well-being before the LORD.

 

6:18 When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts,

 

6:19 and distributed food among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. Then all the people went back to their homes.

 

Monday, 12 July 2021
Russian Orthodox

 

O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things, Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us, and cleanse us of all impurity, and save our souls, O Good On

 

“yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live” (1 Corinthians 8:6).

 

Sunday, 11 July 2021
Scripture and Prayer from Team Trainer for Today
A Scripture to Pray

 

“3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” — Matthew 5:3-12 (NASB95

 

Saturday, 10 July 2021
Menonite

 


“When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen.  When you come looking for me, you’ll find me.”  Jeremiah 29:12 & 13

 

Friday, 9 July 2021
Roman Catholic
Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21

 

16 When the LORD called down a famine on the land
and ruined the crop that sustained them,
17 He sent a man before them,
Joseph, sold as a slave.
R. Remember the marvels the Lord has done.
or:
R. Alleluia.

 

18 They had weighed him down with fetters,
and he was bound with chains,
19 Till his prediction came to pass
and the word of the LORD proved him true.
R. Remember the marvels the Lord has done.
or:
R. Alleluia.

 

Thursday, 7 July 2021
Assembly of God

 

THURSDAY – FROM APATHY TO ACTION

 

Pray that our hearts will be turned to heaven to discern God’s direction and to submit to His calling.

 

Wednesday, 6 July 2021
Plough

 

JULY 6, 2021

 

black-eyed susan flowersFor those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. Romans 8:14–15a, NIV

 

Dear Father in heaven, open our hearts to the wonder of being able to call you Father, the wonder of being united with you. You are the source of all life and strength. In you is redemption, and we need to be redeemed before we can live rightly. Take from us the pressures forced on us by the flood of events. Make us completely free as people led by your hand, people who may be joyful because everything will be overcome through the power you grant us in Jesus Christ. Protect us from fear and from all evil. Show more and more clearly your good and wonderful goal for all people on earth, so that in expectation they may find happiness even in all the stress of today. Amen.

 

Monday, 5 July 2021
Church of Christ

 

God of all mercy and consolation, come to the help of your people,
turning us from our sin to live for you alone. Give us the power of your
Holy Spirit that we may confess our sin, receive your forgiveness, and
grow into the fullness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Amen.

 

Sunday, 4 July 2021
Episcopal

 

Psalm 137
1 By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, *
when we remembered you, O Zion.

 

2 As for our harps, we hung them up *
on the trees in the midst of that land.

 

3 For those who led us away captive asked us for a song,
and our oppressors called for mirth: *
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”

 

4 How shall we sing the Lord’s song *
upon an alien soil?

 

5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, *
let my right hand forget its skill.

 

6 Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you, *
if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy.

 

Collect of the Day
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Saturday, 3 July 2021
Coptic

 

Stand in the fear of God and listen to the Holy Gospel. A reading from the Gospel according to our teacher Saint Matthew the Evangelist. May His Blessings be with us all. From the Psalms of our teacher David the prophet. May his blessings be with us all.

 

Psalms 83:8,5
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

 

Friday, 2 July 2021
Anyuak Lutheran 

 

Blessed are you, Sovereign God, creator of all,
to you be glory and praise for ever.
You founded the earth in the beginning
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
In the fullness of time you made us in your image,
and in these last days you have spoken to us
in your Son Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
As we rejoice in the gift of your presence among us
let the light of your love always shine in our hearts,
your Spirit ever renew our lives
and your praises ever be on our lips.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
AllBlessed be God for ever.

 

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, ♦
slow to anger and of great kindness.

 

2He will not always accuse us, ♦
neither will he keep his anger for ever.

 

Thursday, 1 July 2021
PRAYER PROMPTS
Church of the Nazarene (Seattle)

 

The Joy of Prayer: Praise God for His holiness.

 

Prepare for Prayer: Read Ephesians 1.

 

The Work of Prayer: Ephesians 1:4 tells us God “chose us,… that we should be holy and blameless before Him.” What does that mean to you? Ask God to make you holy.

 

Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Morning and Evening Scripture and Prayer
Methodist Daily Prayer

 

Shine upon us, O Lord, with the light that surpasses all other light. Cleanse us with the fire that consumes all other fires and fill us with the love that transforms all other loves; for your own name’s sake. Amen.

 

Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)

 

The earth is the Lord’s and all who live therein:
every sailor and mountaineer,
each crofter and landowner,
those who work at sea and those who work on land,
the city dweller and the wilderness wanderer,
from south and north and west and east.
The earth is the Lord’s and all who live therein:
sacred ground calls for holy living.
Amen.

 

Mark Slaney, Chair of Scotland and Shetland District

 

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 ~ Morning, Evening Scripture
Southern Baptist

 

And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, (Isaiah 6:5 ESV)

 

[1] Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear;
[2] but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. (Isaiah 59:1-2 ESV)

 

If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. (Psalm 66:18 ESV)

 

Monday, 28 June 2021 ~ Morning, Evening Scripture
Orthodox Church America

 

Romans 2:28-3:18 (Epistle) 28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; 29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God. 1 What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? 2 Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God. 3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? 4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: “That You may be justified in Your words, and may overcome when You are judged.” 5 But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.) 6 Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world? 7 For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? 8 And why not say, “Let us do evil that good may come”? – as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just. 9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. 10 As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; 11 there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. 12 They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one.” 13 “Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have practiced deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips; 14 whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.” 15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood; 16 destruction and misery are in their ways; 17 and the way of peace they have not known.” 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.

 


 

Sunday,  27 June 2021 ~ Morning and Evening Prayer
Bruderhof Anabaptist Evangelical Christian

 

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15–16, NIV

 

Lord God, help us to be holy as you are holy, and free us from all the earthly things that try to torment us. Grant us your Spirit so that we do what is right. May we always hold your hand confidently. Protect your children everywhere on earth, and help them do what is right even if the whole world does what is wrong. Help us, so that all we do becomes holy and pleasing in your sight. Let your grace grow among us and among the nations, and let your hand be strong to bring in your day, your day when everything is made new. May your name be kept holy, your kingdom come, and your will be done on earth as in heaven. Amen.

 


 

Saturday, 26 June 2021
Evening Prayer and Scripture (Anglican)

 

Ember Day

 

Blessed are you, Lord God, creator of day and night:
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As darkness falls you renew your promise
to reveal among us the light of your presence.
By the light of Christ, your living Word,
dispel the darkness of our hearts
that we may walk as children of light
and sing your praise throughout the world.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
AllBlessed be God for ever.

 

Sing merrily to God our strength,
shout for joy to the God of Jacob. (Psalm 81:1)

 

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Morning Prayer and Scripture
(Catholic)

 

BIBLE VERSE: We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3, NIV

 

O Lord our God, grant that we may have fellowship with you every day. May our hearts be ready to fulfill your commandments and to do what you want in all things. Hear our prayer. Hear and answer when we pray for the nations, for the whole world, and let your holy will be done.

 


 

Friday, June 25, 2021 
Morning and Evening Prayer and Scripture
(Local Pentecostal, from @Daylia)

 

“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” — Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)

 

We will not grow weary and lose heart.

 

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