Monday, May 12, 2014
5/12/2014, #22, 2nd Quarter 2014
Lord, please help us as laity to repent of expecting the priests to leave the word of God and serve tables.
Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word." (Acts 6:3-4)
Holy Spirit, bring forth many to this work of service so that our learders can give themselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.
And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: (Matthew 5:1-2)
Jesus, please help us hear you.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3)
Isaiah 57:15; 66:2b
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6)
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7)
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8 )
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10)
Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. (Colossians 4:2-5)
Father, I pray that you will open doors for all your apostolic witnesses to speak the mystery of Christ. Lord, we remember Paul's chains and all your other witnesses who are in chains for the sake of the gospel.
A word received: I will shepherd you.
A word received: Come into my arms. My arms are waiting for you.
Monday: 41,52 * 44; Exod. 32:1-20: Col 3:18-4:6(7-18 ): Matt. 5:1-10
Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; Exod. 32:21-34: 1 Thess. 1:1-10: Matt. 5:11-16
Notes from the Front Lines
MAY Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish
11 Blessed Virgin Mary and all Mothers on Mother’s Day
12 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and his wife, Caroline
***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.
***** Pray for vocations for the Sisters of St. Mary.
***** Pray for relief from black flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and bears at the Diocesan Convention.
***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division St, Amsterdam) invites you to join us for our monthly Healing Eucharist on Saturday, May 17 at 6 pm. We will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, celebrate Eucharist, and prayer teams will be available following the Eucharist.
Childcare is available during the service.
This service will take place on the third Saturday of every month at 6 pm. For more information visit our website http://www.saintannsamsterdam.org/ .
***** Jeanne Gizara, Friday, May 9, 2014 4:08 PM; Mudge Scripture Prayer
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. (Colossians 1: 9-12)
Lord God, we thank You for the ministry of Fr. Shaw Mudge. We continue to pray for him, asking that You fill him with the knowledge of your will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives. May Fr. Shaw live a life worthy and pleasing to You in every way. May he bear fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of You, and being strengthened with all power according to your glorious might. May he have great endurance and patience, and give joyful thanks to You, Lord, for your glorious kingdom of light.
We pray for Fr. Juan Marentes and the part that he is playing in translating Fr. Shaw’s teaching materials into Spanish. We pray for the upcoming mission trip to Belize and for some progress in the discussions about Fr. Shaw’s involvement with ministry education in Kasulu, Tanzania.
Lord, continue to help and guide the Mudge family as they discern your will in making some important decisions. Please open doors for them to help them fulfill your will for them. Amen.