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.

Monday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time, 08 Jun 2020 – Titus 1:1-16, Psalm 108 ~ managers of God’s household must live blameless lives

Monday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time, 08 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.

…Teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives.
This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life….”

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A Reading from the Pastoral Epistles: Titus 1:1-16 (NLT)

Greetings from Paul

This letter is from Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I have been sent to proclaim faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives. This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began. And now at just the right time he has revealed this message, which we announce to everyone. It is by the command of God our Savior that I have been entrusted with this work for him.

I am writing to Titus, my true son in the faith that we share.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.

Titus’s Work in Crete

I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you. An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife, and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. A church leader is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or dishonest with money.

Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life. He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation. They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money. Even one of their own men, a prophet from Crete, has said about them, “The people of Crete are all liars, cruel animals, and lazy gluttons.” This is true. So reprimand them sternly to make them strong in the faith. They must stop listening to Jewish myths and the commands of people who have turned away from the truth.

Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.
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Morning Prayer:

Jesus Christ has given us all a share in his priesthood.
We offer our prayers and ourselves in union with him.
– Lord, accept our love and service.

Jesus Christ, you are the eternal priest:
make this morning’s offering acceptable to the Father.
– Lord, accept our love and service.

Lord, you are love itself:
grant that we may love you.
– Lord, accept our love and service.

Give us today the fruits of the Holy Spirit:
make us patient, kind and gentle.
– Lord, accept our love and service.

Give us the discernment to know the needs of our neighbors,
and give us the courage to love them as brothers.
– Lord, accept our love and service.

Almighty Lord and God, protect us by your power throughout the course of this day, even as you have enabled us to begin it. Do not let us turn aside to any sin, but let our every thought, word and deed aim at doing what is pleasing in your sight. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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108 (Bless the Lord) – New Wine “Hunger for the Living God”

Omnipotent Father we have seen Your power through all the ages You stay the same

And those who know Your name know You never forsake

They put trust and put their faith in you I will trust and put my faith in You

Great is Your love Oh God and Your faithfulness reaches to the sky

Be exalted God over all the heavens let Your glory be over all the earth
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Closing:Titus 1:4

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace.

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

Praying the Psalms: Fri, 02 Nov – Psalm 108 ~ My heart is confident in you, O God

Praying the Psalms

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

Opening – (Northumbria Community)

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.
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Morning Reading: Psalm 108 (NLT) – A song. A psalm of David.

My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart! Wake up, lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn with my song. I will thank you, Lord, among all the people. I will sing your praises among the nations. For your unfailing love is higher than the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens. May your glory shine over all the earth.

Now rescue your beloved people. Answer and save us by your power. God has promised this by his holiness:

“I will divide up Shechem with joy. I will measure out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is mine, and Manasseh, too. Ephraim, my helmet, will produce my warriors, and Judah, my scepter, will produce my kings. But Moab, my washbasin, will become my servant, and I will wipe my feet on Edom and shout in triumph over Philistia.”

Who will bring me into the fortified city? Who will bring me victory over Edom? Have you rejected us, O God? Will you no longer march with our armies? Oh, please help us against our enemies, for all human help is useless. With God’s help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes.
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Morning Prayer

O lord our God: Our hearts are fixed on you in worship and praise –

+ for you are the source of our joy and fulfillment…
+ for you are the source of all that is beautiful and true…

O lord our God: Our hearts are fixed on you in worship and praise –

+ for you equip us for battle against our enemies now…
+ for you have triumphed over sin and darkness forever…

O lord our God: Our hearts are fixed on you in worship and praise, for we are utterly dependent on you through faith in your Son, Jesus Christ, in whom we live and move and have our being. May your glory fill the earth. Amen.
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“Psalm 108” (Hunger for the Living God) – New Wine

Omnipotent Father
We have seen Your power
Through all the ages
You’re still the same

And those who know Your name
Know You’ll never forsake
They will trust and put their faith in you
I will trust and put my faith in you

Great is Your love oh God
and Your faithfulness reaches to the sky

Be exalted God over all the heavens
Let Your glory be over all the Earth
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Blessing – (Northumbrian Community)

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, and protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.