Australian Daily Prayer

22nd Monday after Trinity

1
God's love has been poured into our hearts,
through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 5:3
Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever. Amen.
2 The Opening Canticle, A Song of God's Marvellous Acts
I will sing a new hymn to my God:
O Lord you are great and marvellous,
you are marvellous in your strength, invincible.

Let the whole creation serve you:
for you spoke and all things came to be;
You sent out your Spirit and it formed them:
no one can resist your voice.
Mountains and seas are stirred to their depths:
rocks melt like wax at your presence;
But to those who revere you:
you still show mercy.
Judith 16:13-15
3 The Opening Prayer
The night has passed and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.
Silence may be kept
As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever. Amen.
4 The Psalms as appointed. A pause is observed after each
1  The Lord is my light and my salvation;
      whom then shall I fear? 
   The Lord is the strength of my life;
      of whom then shall I be afraid?
2  When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes,
      came upon me to eat up my flesh, 
   they stumbled and fell.
3  Though a host encamp against me,
      my heart shall not be afraid, 
   and though there rise up war against me,
      yet will I put my trust in him.
4  One thing have I asked of the Lord
      and that alone I seek: 
   that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
      all the days of my life,
5  To behold the fair beauty of the Lord 
   and to seek his will in his temple.
6  For in the day of trouble
      he shall hide me in his shelter; 
   in the secret place of his dwelling shall he hide me
      and set me high upon a rock.
7  And now shall he lift up my head 
   above my enemies round about me;
8  Therefore will I offer in his dwelling an oblation
      with great gladness; 
   I will sing and make music to the Lord.
9  Hear my voice, O Lord, when I call; 
   have mercy upon me and answer me.
10  My heart tells of your word, ‘Seek my face.’ 
   Your face, Lord, will I seek.
11  Hide not your face from me, 
   nor cast your servant away in displeasure.
12  You have been my helper; 
   leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
13  Though my father and my mother forsake me, 
   the Lord will take me up.
14  Teach me your way, O Lord; 
   lead me on a level path,
      because of those who lie in wait for me.
15  Deliver me not into the will of my adversaries, 
   for false witnesses have risen up against me,
      and those who breathe out violence.
16  I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord 
   in the land of the living.
17  Wait for the Lord;
      be strong and he shall comfort your heart; 
   wait patiently for the Lord.
1  I will exalt you, O Lord,
      because you have raised me up 
   and have not let my foes triumph over me.
2  O Lord my God, I cried out to you 
   and you have healed me.
3  You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead; 
   you restored me to life from among those that go down to the Pit.
4  Sing to the Lord, you servants of his; 
   give thanks to his holy name.
5  For his wrath endures but the twinkling of an eye,
      his favour for a lifetime. 
   Heaviness may endure for a night,
      but joy comes in the morning.
6  In my prosperity I said,
      ‘I shall never be moved. 
   You, Lord, of your goodness,
      have made my hill so strong.’
7  Then you hid your face from me 
   and I was utterly dismayed.
8  To you, O Lord, I cried; 
   to the Lord I made my supplication:
9  ‘What profit is there in my blood,
      if I go down to the Pit? 
   Will the dust praise you or declare your faithfulness?
10  ‘Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me; 
   O Lord, be my helper.’
11  You have turned my mourning into dancing; 
   you have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness;
12  Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; 
   O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.
5 At the end of the (last) pause there may follow
Creator Spirit, Advocate promised by our Lord Jesus: increase our faith and help us to walk in the light of your presence, to the glory of God the Father; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
6 One or two Readings from the Bible as appointed

Micah 1:1–9 (Listen)

1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Micah of Moresheth in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

The Coming Destruction

  Hear, you peoples, all of you;1
    pay attention, O earth, and all that is in it,
  and let the Lord GOD be a witness against you,
    the Lord from his holy temple.
  For behold, the LORD is coming out of his place,
    and will come down and tread upon the high places of the earth.
  And the mountains will melt under him,
    and the valleys will split open,
  like wax before the fire,
    like waters poured down a steep place.
  All this is for the transgression of Jacob
    and for the sins of the house of Israel.
  What is the transgression of Jacob?
    Is it not Samaria?
  And what is the high place of Judah?
    Is it not Jerusalem?
  Therefore I will make Samaria a heap in the open country,
    a place for planting vineyards,
  and I will pour down her stones into the valley
    and uncover her foundations.
  All her carved images shall be beaten to pieces,
    all her wages shall be burned with fire,
    and all her idols I will lay waste,
  for from the fee of a prostitute she gathered them,
    and to the fee of a prostitute they shall return.
  For this I will lament and wail;
    I will go stripped and naked;
  I will make lamentation like the jackals,
    and mourning like the ostriches.
  For her wound is incurable,
    and it has come to Judah;
  it has reached to the gate of my people,
    to Jerusalem.

Footnotes

[1] 1:2 Hebrew all of them

(ESV)

John 17:1–5 (Listen)

The High Priestly Prayer

17:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

(ESV)

The reading may be followed by a period of silence for reflection, a hymn or
May your word live in us
and bear much fruit to your glory.
7 The Canticle, A Song of Isaiah
'Behold, God is my salvation:,
I will trust and will not be afraid;
'For the Lord God is my strength and my song:
and has become my salvation.'
With joy you will draw water:
from the wells of salvation.
On that day you will say:
'Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name;
'Make known his deeds among the nations:
proclaim that his name is exalted.
'Sing God's praises, who has triumphed gloriously:
let this be known in all the world.
'Shout and sing for joy, you that dwell in Zion:
for great in your midst in the Holy One of Israel.'
Isaiah 12:2-6
8 The Apostles' Creed may be said
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
9 The Prayers
Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy Lord have mercy.
10 The Lord's Prayer and the Collect of the Day
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.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.
11 Intercessions and Thanksgivings may be made according to local custom and need.
12 The Morning Collect
Eternal God and Father, by whose power we are created and by whose love we are redeemed; guide and strengthen us by your Spirit, that we may give ourselves to your service, and live this day in love to one another and to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
13
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us praise the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. May we rekindle the gift of God within us. Amen.
see 2 Timothy 1:6-7
1
May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may abound in hope.
Romans 15:13
Glory to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
as in the beginning, so now, and for ever. Amen.
2 The Opening Canticle, A Song of Hope
The spirit of the Lord God is upon me:
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good tidings to the afflicted.
The Lord has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted:
to proclaim liberty for the captives,
and release for those in prison,

To comfort all who mourn:
to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning:
a garment of splendour for the heavy heart.
They shall be called tress of righteousness:
planted for the glory of the Lord.
3 The Opening Prayer
The day is now passed and the night is at hand.
Let us pray with one heart and mind.
Silence may be kept
Father of lights, receive the prayer and praise we offer you as our evening sacrifice; make us a light for all the world, delivered by your goodness from all the works of darkness; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.
4 The Psalms as appointed. A pause is observed after each
1  Give judgement for me, O Lord,
      for I have walked with integrity; 
   I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.
2  Test me, O Lord, and try me; 
   examine my heart and my mind.
3  For your love is before my eyes; 
   I have walked in your truth.
4  I have not joined the company of the false, 
   nor consorted with the deceitful.
5  I hate the gathering of evildoers 
   and I will not sit down with the wicked.
6  I will wash my hands in innocence, O Lord, 
   that I may go about your altar,
7  To make heard the voice of thanksgiving 
   and tell of all your wonderful deeds.
8  Lord, I love the house of your habitation 
   and the place where your glory abides.
9  Sweep me not away with sinners, 
   nor my life with the bloodthirsty,
10  Whose hands are full of wicked schemes 
   and their right hand full of bribes.
11  As for me, I will walk with integrity; 
   redeem me, Lord, and be merciful to me.
12  My foot stands firm; 
   in the great congregation I will bless the Lord.
1  To you I call, O Lord my rock;
      be not deaf to my cry, 
   lest, if you do not hear me,
      I become like those who go down to the Pit.
2  Hear the voice of my prayer when I cry out to you, 
   when I lift up my hands to your holy of holies.
3  Do not snatch me away with the wicked,
      with the evildoers, 
   who speak peaceably with their neighbours,
      while malice is in their hearts.
4  Repay them according to their deeds 
   and according to the wickedness of their devices.
5  Reward them according to the work of their hands 
   and pay them their just deserts.
6  They take no heed of the Lord’s doings,
      nor of the works of his hands; 
   therefore shall he break them down
      and not build them up.
7  Blessed be the Lord, 
   for he has heard the voice of my prayer.
8  The Lord is my strength and my shield; 
   my heart has trusted in him and I am helped;
9  Therefore my heart dances for joy 
   and in my song will I praise him.
10  The Lord is the strength of his people, 
   a safe refuge for his anointed.
11  Save your people and bless your inheritance; 
   shepherd them and carry them for ever.
1  Ascribe to the Lord, you powers of heaven, 
   ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2  Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name; 
   worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3  The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
      the God of glory thunders; 
   the Lord is upon the mighty waters.
4  The voice of the Lord is mighty in operation; 
   the voice of the Lord is a glorious voice.
5  The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; 
   the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;
6  He makes Lebanon skip like a calf 
   and Sirion like a young wild ox.
7  The voice of the Lord splits the flash of lightning;
      the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; 
   the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
8  The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe
      and strips the forests bare; 
   in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’
9  The Lord sits enthroned above the water flood; 
   the Lord sits enthroned as king for evermore.
10  The Lord shall give strength to his people; 
   the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.
5 At the end of the (last) pause there may follow
God who wonderfully created us and even more wonderfully restored our humanity: strengthen us by your Holy Spirit to triumph over suffering and death, and grant us eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
6 One or two Readings from the Bible as appointed

Exodus 22:21–27 (Listen)

21 “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 22 You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. 23 If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry, 24 and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.

25 “If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be like a moneylender to him, and you shall not exact interest from him. 26 If ever you take your neighbor’s cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down, 27 for that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he cries to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.

(ESV)

1 Timothy 6:1–10 (Listen)

6:1 Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants1 regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled. Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved.

False Teachers and True Contentment

Teach and urge these things. If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound2 words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and3 we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Footnotes

[1] 6:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface
[2] 6:3 Or healthy
[3] 6:7 Greek for; some manuscripts insert [it is] certain [that]

(ESV)

The reading may be followed by a period of silence for reflection, a hymn or
May your word live in us
and bear much fruit to your glory.
7 The Canticle, A Song of God's Children
In Christ Jesus, the life-giving law of the Spirit:
has set us free from the law of sin and death.
All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God:
it is the Spirit that enables us to cry, 'Abba!' Father.
The Spirit bears witness
that we are God's Children:
and if God's children, then heirs of God.
We are heirs of God and fellow-heirs with Christ:
If we share his sufferings now
we shall be glorified with him hereafter.

These sufferings that we now endure:
are not worth comparing
with the glory that shall be revealed.

For the creation waits with eager longing:
for the revealing of the children of God.
Romans 8:2, 14, 15b-19
8 The Prayers
Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy Lord have mercy.
9 The Lord's Prayer and the Collect of the Day
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.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.
10 Intercessions and Thanksgivings may be made according to local custom and need.
11 The Evening Collect
Lighten our darkness, Lord, we pray: and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
12
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us praise the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfector of our faith. Amen.
Hebrews 12:1