Friday, July 05, 2013
7/5/2013, #5, 3rd Quarter 2013
Lord Jesus Christ, stop those who breathe our threats and murder against your faithful people. Stop the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her Chancellor, David Booth Beers.
As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" (Acts 9:3-4)
Jesus, let your light from heaven shine upon those who persecute your people.
And he said, "Who are you, Lord?" Then the Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads." (Acts 9:5)
Holy Spirit, give Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church clarity about what they are doing to your people and to Jesus.
So he, trembling and astonished, said, "Lord, what do you want me to do?" Then the Lord said to him, "Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." (Acts 9:6)
Holy Father, help the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church ask the question Saul asked: "Lord, what do you want me to do?" Help them respond to Jesus' answer to them.
And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. (Acts 9:7-8 )
Father, raise up men and women who will lead those in spiritual blindness by the hand.
And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. (Acts 9:9)
Holy Spirit, bring the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church to a time of fasting and prayer and preparation as you did with Saul. Thank you.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined. (Isaiah 9:2)
LORD, let you light shine on those who walk in darkness!
A word received: I have prepared times and places of rest for you.
Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); 1 Samuel 13:19-14:15; Acts 9:1-9; Luke 23:26-31
Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 104; 1 Samuel 14:16-30; Acts 9:10-19a; Luke 23:32-43
Notes from the Front Line
Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 5 St. Luke’s, Saranac Lake - The Rev’d Ann Gaillard, The Rev’d Julianna Caguiat
***** Correction to Flood Relief Announcement-Church of the Good Shepherd Address
The address for the Church of the Good Shepherd, Canajoharie published in the Flood Relief announcement was incorrect. The correct address for the Church of the Good Shepherd is PO Box 118, Canajoharie, NY 13317-0118. We apologize for the error.
***** Prayers needed for Deacon Charlie Bailey: please pray for deacon Charlie Bailey. He injured his back a few days ago. the doctor has put him out of work for a week so far, he will have a xray tomorrow. He is in a lot of pain. Deacon Polly