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Sunday, January 05, 2014


1/5/2014, #5, 1st Quarter 2014

Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible." (Luke 1:36-37)
      LORD God, we ask you to do those "impossible" things in our lives which will hasten in your kingdom.

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." (Matthew 1:23)
      Jesus, thank you for being with us in all our trials and triumphs. Thank you for being with us in our defeats. Thank you for being with us in everything.

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2:10-11)
      Holy Spirit, please help us enter into the joy of the Wise Men and join them in worshiping Jesus and offering him gifts.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" (Luke 2:13-14)

And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. (Luke 2:25)
      Father, please help us join with Simeon in finding in Jesus your promised consolation. Thank you!

A word received: Care for my little ones who come to me.

Jan. 5: 2, 110:1-5(6-7) * --; Jonah 2:2-9: Eph. 6:10-20: John 11:17-27,38-44
Eve of Epiphany:: --: 29, 98; Isa. 66:18-23: Rom. 15:7-13
Second Sunday after Christmas: 66, 67 * 145; Wisdom 7:3-14: Col. 3:12-17: John 6:41-47
Second Sunday after Christmas: 84 or 84:1-8; Jeremiah 31:7-14; Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a; Matthew 2:13-15,19-23 or Luke 2:41-52 or Matthew 2:1-12
Epiphany: 46, 97 * 96, 100; Isa. 49:1-7: Rev. 21:22-27: Matt. 12:14-21
The Epiphany January 6: 72 or 72:1-2,10-17; Isaiah 60:1-6,9; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for growth in every parish
JANUARY 5 The Anglican Communion & The Most Rev’d Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer
From: Jeanne Gizara
Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2014
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
(Numbers 6:24-26)
      As we begin a new calendar year, Lord, we pray this ancient blessing upon Father Shaw Mudge, all his family, all who work with him in delivering teachings to the people of Belize, and especially to all his students. Lord, please bless and keep them. Lord, make your face to shine upon them and be gracious to them; Lord lift up your countenance upon them and give them peace.
      We pray for the special meetings this week and for Father Shaw’s visit to Belize this month. We pray for guidance as he makes reservations for the trip in March. And may the Holy Spirit guide and supply the needs of faculty, family, finances, plans, programs, diocesan plans and parish visits. Amen.

Albany Intercessor

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