PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP,
MAY 26, 2019
Rogate, The Sunday of Christian Prayer
OLD TESTAMENT: Numbers
Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom.
And the people became impatient on the way.
the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out
of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we
loathe this worthless food.”
Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so
that many people of Israel died.
the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against
Lord and against you. Pray to the
Lord, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the
Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and
everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.”
Moses made a bronze
serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the
bronze serpent and live.
EPISTLE: 1 Timothy 2:1-6
1 Timothy 2:1-6
English Standard Version (ESV)
1 First of all, then, I urge that
supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,
kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet
life, godly and dignified in every way.
is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,
desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man
gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper
HOLY GOSPEL: John
that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you
ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.
now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy
may be full.
Overcome the World
have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I
will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about
that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the
Father on your behalf;
the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I
came from God.
came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the
world and going to the Father.”
disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative
we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is
why we believe that you came from God.”
“Do you now believe?
the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his
own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with
have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you
will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Altar during Epiphany, 2019
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