Tuesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time, 09 Jun 2020 – Titus 2:1-15, Psalm 108 ~ promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching

Tuesday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time, 09 Jun 2020

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening:

Merciful and gracious Father, you showed the fullness of your love when you gave your only Son for our salvation and sent down upon us the power of your Spirit. Complete within us the work of your love, that we who have communion in Christ may come to share fully the undying life he lives with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

“Live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God”

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A Reading from the Pastoral Epistles: Titus 2:1-15 (NLT)

Promote Right Teaching

As for you, Titus, promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching. Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have sound faith and be filled with love and patience.

Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.

In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely. And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. Teach the truth so that your teaching can’t be criticized. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed and have nothing bad to say about us.

Slaves must always obey their masters and do their best to please them. They must not talk back or steal, but must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive in every way.

For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.

You must teach these things and encourage the believers to do them. You have the authority to correct them when necessary, so don’t let anyone disregard what you say.
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Morning Prayer:

Merciful and gracious Father: You have revealed your salvation to all people. May our lives bring you honor, and attract others to the truth of your Word.

Lord Jesus, by your rising to new life you have freed us from fear….

– Lord, lead us to the truth.

Lord Jesus, as this day begins we remember that you are risen, and therefore we look to the future with confidence….

– Lord, lead us to the truth.

We offer you our prayers this morning, take to yourself our cares, our hopes, and our needs….

– Lord, lead us to the truth.

Deepen in us our love for you today, so that in all things we may find our good, and the good of others….

– Lord, lead us to the truth.

Lord Jesus, we pray that through our own troubles, we may learn to feel the sufferings of others; help us to show them your compassion….

– Lord, lead us to the truth.

True Light of the world, Lord Jesus Christ, as you enlighten all men for their salvation, give us grace, we pray, to herald your coming by preparing the ways of justice and of peace. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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Psalm 108:1-6 (TLB)

O God, my heart is ready to praise you! I will sing and rejoice before you. Wake up, O harp and lyre! We will meet the dawn with song. I will praise you everywhere around the world, in every nation. For your loving-kindness is great beyond measure, high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches the skies. Your glory is far more vast than the heavens. It towers above the earth. Hear the cries of your beloved children — come with mighty power and rescue us.
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Closing:Titus 1:4

Jesus Christ gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



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