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Prayer

Bless the Lord, whose name is to be praised,
Our Father who art in heaven,
who has given us his laws,
to show us the error of our ways,
Blessed is his son, Christ the Messiah,
who redeemed us from having broken them.
Blessed are you, O Holy Spirit,
who assists us in sinning no more,
and sustains us in the way of the Lord,
grant us wisdom and understanding this day.
Amen.

Old Testament Reading - The Creation Story

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26 Then God said, "Let us make a mana - someone like ourselves,b to be the master of all life upon the earth and in the skies and in the seas."

27 So God made man like his Maker.

Like God did God make man;

Man and maid did he make them.

28 And God blessed them and told them, "Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; you are masters of the fish and birds and all the animals. 29 And look! I have given you the seed-bearing plants throughout the earth, and all the fruit trees for your food. 30 And I've given all the grass and plants to the animals and birds for their food."

31 Then God looked over all that he had made, and it was excellent in every way. This ended the sixth day.c

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2 1 NOW AT LAST the heavens and earth were successfully completed, with all that they contained. 2 So on the seventh day, having finished his task, God ceased from this work he had been doing, 3 and God blessed the 7th day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he ceased this work of creation.

. . . Genesis 1:26-2:3
  1. Literally, "men."
  2. Literally, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness."
  3. Literally, "There was evening and there was morning, a sixth day (or 'period of time' )."

Intercession

Please remember our Prayer Requests

Exalt yourself, O God, above the heavens,
and your glory over all the earth.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
May the fields of the wilderness be rich pasture
and the hills be clothed with joy.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
Send out your light and your truth, that they may lead us,
and bring us to your holy hill and to your dwelling.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Amen.