Morning Prayer: July 30th

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Psalms: 74, 75
Old Testament: 2 Sam 5:22-6:11
New Testament: Acts 17:16-34

For in him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28)

When I was first received into the Anglican church back in 2002, I was given a card by some of the ladies whom I regularly worshipped with on Wed. morning. On the front was this quote from Acts and on the inside was their signatures and messages of encouragement.

Since then, it has become one of my favourite passages of Scripture….Why? For the simple reason that it reminds us that we cannot do the simplest of things….cannot even draw a breathe without the help of God.

Each day we wake up living, is a small miracle of its own. +

Evening Prayer: Feast of St. Matthias (May 14th)

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Psalm: 33
Old Testament: 1 Sam 12:1-5
New Testament: Acts 20:17-35

Keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock, of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son. (Acts 20:28)

If there is one thing I’ve noticed from the readings selected for today…it’s that the Christian community must take care of itself and be committed to living out the Gospel and good governance for each other. Kind of appropriate as we are heading into Diocesan Synod.

My inner cynic sometimes gets the better of me….but I am always interested in the idea of what would happen if the Church actually read Acts before heading into decision making and policy….Hmmm…..+

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