The references for Morning Prayer this week are as follows:
Tuesday 20 Jan 2015:
Psalm 132, Amos 7, 1 Corinthians 6: 12 – end (p.69 – 71)
Wednesday 21 Jan 2015:
Psalm 81, Amos 8, Corinthians 7: 1 - 24 (p.74 – 76)
Thursday 22 Jan 2015:
Psalm 76, Amos 9, 1 Corinthians 7: 25 - end (p.80 – 82)
Friday 23 Jan 2015:
Psalm 27, Hosea 1: 1 - 24, 1 Corinthians 8 (p.84 - 87)
Prayer begins each morning (Tues - Fri) - 8.45 a.m.
We use A New Zealand Prayer Book (the red book)
How do we use the book? Prayers are said aloud with the leader reading the feint print and the congregation reading the bold print. When we get to the numbered sections they are read antiphonally i.e. the leader saying the first part up to the colon, the congregation the second part.
Each morning the lectionary has a set Psalm and bible readings for Morning Prayer. We say the psalms antiphonally and we end with “Glory to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now: and shall be forever. Amen.” We take it in turns to read the sections from the bible.
A time of prayer takes place where the prayer book lists activities in bold (see p. 71). We do not do everything written down there. Instead we pray the Collect from the previous Sunday together, we have a time of open prayer and we conclude with The Lord’s Prayer.
The feast of manifestation, or Epiphany, is traditionally celebrated the 12th day after Christmas, January 6th. "Twelfth Night" should be a day of feasting and celebration. It’s a good time to have friends round and lavish upon them a little post Christmas hospitality. At this time we remember the visit of the Magi and their bringing gifts to the infant Jesus. We also remember with great gratitude the fact that the Good News is for all people (the nations – or gentiles) and therefore that God is God of the entire universe. God’s concern with Israel is a means to an end – the restoration of all things in Christ.
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