Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Third Sunday of Easter: 14 April 2013

Torah:  Genesis  16:1-16
Prophet:  Joshua  24:1-33
Writing:  Sirach 20:1-21:28
Epistle:  Acts 2:14-41
Gospel:  Luke 24:13-35

Dear Lord, you manifested yourself through signs and miracles and commanded us to do the same.  So fill your church with your spirit that we truly would reach out to the world  with mighty acts of power that many would come to know you as the risen Lord and Saviour.  This we ask trough Yeshua ha Moshiach, who lives and reigns with you and the Ruach haKodesh, one God in glory everlasting.  Amen.  (white)

Monday:  Help us, Lord Yeshua, to live the risen life with you while we are still on earth. Make our faith in you such a reality that salvation is made manifest through our lives. May we act, forgive, love, and redeem in ways that reflect your way and your will. Amen.

9 April:  Gracious Father, you raised up Dietrich Bonhoeffer to challenge evil government and its actions, and gave him strength to leave his refuge in London and to take action.  Help us that following the example of Dietrich, Yeshua and many others, we may not be people of just words, but action as well, not fearing for our lives, but seeking your kingdom.  This we ask through Yeshua haMoshiach our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Ruach haKodesh, one God in glory everlasting.  Amen.  (red)

Wednesday:  May the Holy Spirit keep us ever mindful that our views are not always as God's views. Help us to have the patience to listen to his will and trust in his ways. In this, we shall become his patient children. Amen.

Thursday:  Grant heavenly Father, that we who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection now go out into the world and do his will. The Lord is risen indeed! Let us glorify his name! Amen

Friday:  Forgive us, O Lord, for neglecting to pray for one another and especially for those who suffer from illness of the body and pain of the heart. We would pray this day with righteous intent for all who seek the peace of HaMoshiach that they may find it. Amen.

Saturday:  O Gracious Redeemer, we thank you for the assurance that despite our wanderings, you will not abandon us. As we gather for worship today, fill us anew with your spirit and grant us your peace again. For the glory of your name. Amen.