Tuesday, October 08, 2013
10/8/2013, #6, 4th Quarter 2013
A praying mantis came to our house yesterday morning. Good choice on its part. It reminded me of Isaiah 56:7.
"If you will not believe, surely you shall not be established." (Isaiah 7:9b)
Holy Spirit, help us stand firm in our faith in Jesus so that we may be established in him.
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, call the Episcopal Church out of darkness. Let the light of the gospel shine forth in every parish of this diocese. Thank you.
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
Father, thank you for giving us Jesus.
A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth. (Isaiah 42:3)
Jesus, you know all my bruises, I come to you for healing and restoration.
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:4-6)
Jesus, thank you for your passion, death, and resurrection. Thank you for all that you have done for us while we were still sinners. Thank you that by your wounds we are made whole. Thank you for bearing our sin and makingintercession for our transgressions.
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;" (Isaiah 61:1)
A word received: Thank me for what I have given you.
Tuesday: , 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, ; 2 Kings 22:1-13; 1 Cor. 11:2,17-22; Matt. 9:1-8
Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; 2 Kings 22:14-23:3; 1 Cor. 11:23-34; Matt. 9:9-17
Notes from the Front Line
Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Lord to raise up missionary minded Deacons October 8 Marriage Encounter – Marilyn Irvine; The Rev’d Edward Dougherty