Friday, April 18, 2014
4/18/2014, #11, 2nd Quarter 2014
Jesus, thank you for breaking into my life; thank you for being broken for me.
Likewise he also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you. Luke 22:20
Jesus, thank you for pouring out your life-blood for me.
Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom he had raised from the dead. (John 12:1)
Jesus, thank you for loving me and all your disciples to the end.
There they made him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him. Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. Then one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray him, said, "Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" (John 12:2-5)
Thank you, Jeus, for service me and all your disciples with such humility.
This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it. But Jesus said, "Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of My burial. For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always." Now a great many of the Jews knew that he was there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, (John 12:6-10)
Holy Spirit, please help me receive the service of others with the humility you desire of me.
because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus. The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, and cried out: "Hosanna! 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!' The King of Israel!" Then Jesus, when he had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt." (John 12:11-15)
Father, please help us daily follow Jesus' example of service to others.
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which he was betrayed took bread; (1 Corinthians 11:23)
Jesus, please help us follow Paul's example of giving to others what we have received from you.
A word received: I have provided for you over and over again. Trust me.
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. (John 19:25)
Holy Father, bless all those women who stand by the the foot of the cross today with your son Jesus: the Sisters of St. Mary, the Daughters of the King, the altar guilds, and all the others. Thank you for their faithful watching and service. By your Holy Spirit, bring forth many vocations to these ministries of prayer and service.
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, (Hebrews 10:12)
Jesus, thank you for offering yourself as that perfect sacrifice to take away my sins.
from that time waiting till his enemies are made his footstool. For by one offering he has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. (Hebrews 10:13-14)
Holy Spirit, enter that work of perfecting me and making me holy.
And the people shall be like the burnings of lime; Like thorns cut up they shall be burned in the fire. (Isaiah 33:12)
Jesus, thank you for interceding for us.
A word received: I have paid the price for your redemption.
Good Friday: 22:1-21 or 22:1-11 or 40:1-14 or 69:1-23; Isaiah 52:13—53:12 or Genesis 22:1-18 or Wisdom 2:1,12-24; Hebrews 10:1-25; John (18:1-40)19:1-37
Holy Saturday: 130 or 31:1-5; Job 14:1-14; 1 Peter 4:1-8; Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42
Good Friday: 95* & 22 * 40:1-14(15-19),54; Lam. 3:1-9, 19-33: 1 Pet. 1:10-20: John 13:36-38**; John 19:38-42***
Holy Saturday: 95** & 88 * 27; Lam. 3:37-58: Heb. 4:1-16**: Rom. 8:1-11***
* For the Invitatory: ** Intended for use in the morning: *** Intended for use in the evening
Notes from the Front Lines
APRIL Daily: For our Bishop and for every disciple to work toward tithing
17 St. John’s, Johnstown – The Rev’d Laurie Garramone, The Rev’d Thomas Pettigrew
18 Good Friday – In gratitude for Jesus’ atoning work on the Cross – FAST DAY, The Rev’d Thomas Gwinn
***** Pray for vocations for the Sisters of St. Mary.
***** Pray for and attend the 146th Convention of the Diocese of Albany June 6-8. It is the premier renewal event in the life of the diocese each year with great worship, preaching, teaching, healing, etc.
To register, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/Convention/2014/2014ConventionRegistrationForm.php