After Pentecost| Thursday – 28 July 2022: Psalm 49:1-12; Proverbs 23:1-11; Romans 11:33-36 ~ Everything is intended for God’s glory!

After Pentecost| Thursday – 28 July 2022

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


Almighty and everlasting God,
you are always more ready to hear than we to pray,
and to give more than we either desire or deserve:
Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask,
except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Everything comes from [God] and
exists by his power and is intended for his glory.
All glory to him forever! Amen.
(Romans 11:36)


Psalms Reading: Psalm 49Steve Bradley


OT Reading: Proverbs 23:1-11 (NLT)

23:1 While dining with a ruler,
pay attention to what is put before you.
2 If you are a big eater,
put a knife to your throat;
3 don’t desire all the delicacies,
for he might be trying to trick you.

4 Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich.
Be wise enough to know when to quit.
5 In the blink of an eye wealth disappears,
for it will sprout wings
and fly away like an eagle.

6 Don’t eat with people who are stingy;
don’t desire their delicacies.
7 They are always thinking about how much it costs.
“Eat and drink,” they say, but they don’t mean it.
8 You will throw up what little you’ve eaten,
and your compliments will be wasted.

9 Don’t waste your breath on fools,
for they will despise the wisest advice.

10 Don’t cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers;
don’t take the land of defenseless orphans.
11 For their Redeemer is strong;
he himself will bring their charges against you.


My Redeemer Lives | Nicole C. Mullen


NT Reading: Romans 11:33-36 (NLT)

11:33 Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!

For who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to give him advice?
And who has given him so much
that he needs to pay it back?

For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.


To God be the GloryApostolic Christian Men’s Group
SE Samonte


Prayer: ACNA | BCP2019

+ We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers; for the wonder of your creatures, large and small; and for all the loveliness that surrounds us. We praise you for these good gifts and pray that we may safeguard them for our posterity. Grant that we may continue to grow in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation, to the honor and glory of your Name, now and for ever. Amen.

+ O God, without whose beauty and goodness our souls are unfed, without whose truth our reason withers: Consecrate our lives to your will, giving us such purity of heart, such depth of faith, and such steadfastness of purpose, that in time we may come to think your own thoughts after you; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen


Closing: | John Birch

In the ordinary moments of our lives,
When thoughts, distractions
And busyness might keep us apart,
Open our hearts to let you in

When you stand before us
As angel or stranger,
And whisper softly to our soul,
Open our hearts in obedience to your will

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