The Anglican Parish of Johnsonville

St Johns, Johnsonville and Holy Trinity, Ohariu

Readings and Prayers – 25 May 2014

Sentence:

Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them”. John 14:23

Collect:
O God,
you have prepared for those who love you
joys beyond our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love for you,
that, loving you above all else,
we may obtain your promises
that exceed all we can desire;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen

 

 

Altar to an unknown god, Palantine Museum

24 The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. 26 From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, 27 so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us. 28 For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said,

‘For we too are his offspring.’

Act 17:24-28 (NRSV)

 

Sunday and Thursday Morning Bible Readings:

Easter 6

Acts 17:22–31
Ps 66:8–20
1 Peter 3:13–22
John 14:15–21

 

Today we pray for:

  • Member of Parliament Gareth Hughes
  • teachers and students at Newlands College (especially those involved in the school production, on this week) and Johnsonville School
  • the parish of Avalon: Derek Keatley (Lynne), Robyn McLay (David) and Charles Noanoa
  • the work of the Anglican Centre in Rome
  • education and educators in Tanzania: at theological colleges, at the Anglican Schools; The Carpenter’s Kids Ministry; NZCMS Mission Partners service in Tanzania
  • those who have asked for our prayers and those who have died.

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