Tuesday, December 03, 2013
12/3/2013, #57, 4th Quarter 2013
Jesus, cleanse the temple of your Church and cast out all that corrupts it. Cast out all that corrupts us personally.
And he said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.' " (Matthew 21:13)
Holy Spirit, restore to your Church a life of prayer and worship. Let our bodies become living temples of praise and prayer and worship.
Then the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. (Matthew 21:14)
Father, let all those who are physically or spiritually blind come to Jesus for healing and restoration of sight.
But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant (Matthew 21:15)
Lord, in so many churches people become indignant at the noise of children. Help us repent of that and welcome them into your house.
and said to him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes. Have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise'?" (Matthew 21:16)
Holy Spirit, let the youth and Sunday School programs throughout the diocese foster in our children a life of praise and worship. Bless the diocesan youth interns: Goh, John, and Andrew as they minister to the youth of the diocese. Thank you.
Psalm 11:3-4 A word received: When the foundations are being destroyed, turn to me.
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Amos 3:1-11: 2 Pet. 1:12-21: Matt. 21:12-22
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Amos 3:12-4:5: 2 Pet. 3:1-10: Matt. 21:23-32
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
December 3 For the Great Commission and the Great Commandment as personal foundations
***** Healing Service at Christ the King
The guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, December 3rd will be the Right Reverend Daniel Herzog, Chaplain of Christ the King and Director of Healing Ministries and Spiritual Formation. Bishop Dan has been involved in the ministry of healing and teaching for over forty years. He firmly believes that the Lord continues to touch and transform lives by the power of the Holy Spirit, the spiritual gifts enumerated in the New Testament, the Sacraments of Christ Jesus (especially the Eucharist, Anointing and Reconciliation), the steady nurture of the Word of God, and love. His overarching vision is to see everyone transformed from being religious consumers to serving as spiritual providers through the love of Jesus, the power of the Spirit and the promise of the Scriptures. The Healing service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available for purchase in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.
***** Is it time for you to remove the (physical or emotional) bandage?
Is it time to see the healed wound?
Is it time to touch the scar tissue?
Is it time to get on with living?
Healed, restored and ready to live your life into the gift full Abundance.
Fr. Nigel Mumford+