Wednesday, May 28, 2014
5/28/2014, #33, 2nd Quarter 2014
Father, I pray that you revive and renew our civic institutions by your Holy Spirit and the men and women in positions of authority over us.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4)
Bring all those who rule over us to a saving knowledge of what Jesus has done for us and for them.
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, (1 Timothy 2:5-9)
Jesus, you are the way, the truth, and the life, and the only way to the Father.
So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands. (Psalm 78:72)
Jesus, shepherd us.
Holy Spirit, guide us.
Father, thank you.
Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. (Revelation 5:8 )
Lamb of God, thank you that our prayers come before you as incense.
And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth." (Revelation 5:9-10)
Jesus, by your blood you have given us the hope of glory. Thank you.
Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!" (Revelation 5:11-12)
Holy Spirit, thank you for the joy you give us in being a part of that vast throng that proclaims "strength and honor and glory and blessing!" to Jesus.
And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!" Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!" And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever. (Revelation 5:13-14)
Father, you have won the final victory over sin and death through your son Jesus. Thank you. Help us daily come into his presence and worship him. Amen!
Our God is the God of salvation; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death. (Psalm 68:20)
Father, thank you for the hope of salvation and escape from death.
A word received: Pray for my people to return to me.
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * --; Lev. 26:27-42: Eph. 1:1-10: Matt. 22:41-46
Eve of Ascension: --: * 68:1-20; 2 Kings 2:1-15: Rev. 5:1-14
Ascension Day: 8, 47 * 24, 96; Dan. 7:9-14: Heb. 2:5-18: Matt. 28:16-20
Ascension Day: 47 or 110:1-5; Acts 1:1-11 or Daniel 7:9-14; Ephesians 1:15-23 or Acts 1:1-11; Luke 24:49-53 or Mark 16:9-15,19-20
Notes from the Front Lines
MAY Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish
27 St. Margaret’s Church, Margaretville – The Rev’d Michael Shank
28 The Rev’d Roy VanDermark, The Rev’d Joseph Gary Norman
***** Two videos from Britains Got Talent which we have enjoyed:
Collabro: Stars from Les Mis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I_Qbdn7kiw
Collabro: Bring Him Home from Les Mis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQaFsx0XqUY
***** Pray for those attending the Diocesan Convention to recover their first love and passion for Jesus.
***** Pray an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.
***** Pray for fair weather and freedom from black flies, etc. at the Diocesan Convention.
***** Convention: Time Is Running Out!
Don't miss out on the Diocesan Family Reunion! Come join us at Camp-of-the-Woods in Speculator for exciting plenary speakers and informative workshops (see below). There will be VBS for the kids and the Youth Rally for the teens, who will take advantage of the beach, arcade, rock wall, and mini-golf course, and everyone can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and visiting with old friends and new friends from all around the diocese. There's something for everyone! Make it a family vacation! The registration deadline has been extended to 8 am, June 2, but don't wait until the last minute! Register now by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/Convention/2014/2014ConventionRegistrationForm.php
New Workshops Added!
Two new workshops have been added to the Convention line-up, and the description page has been updated with more descriptions! Check out the descriptions of the new workshops, and all the workshops, by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/convention/2014/2014ConvWkshpSchedPg1.html#sess1sched . You can see which session(s) the workshops will be offered in by clicking here. The Stations of the Resurrection has also been added to the Convention Schedule. To check out the overall convention schedule, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/convention/2014/2014ConventionSchedulePg1.html . You can only go to the workshops and the Stations of the Resurrection if you go to Convention, though, so pick your workshops and then register for Convention!
Bible Study Opportunity, New Youth Bible Study
A new Youth Bible Study will begin tomorrow, Wednesday May 28th at St. Stephen's, 16 Elsmere Ave, Delmar, NY 12054 from 6 - 8 pm. The Bible Study will be facilitated by the staff of the Youth Ministry of the Diocese. All youth in the area are invited and encouraged to attend!
Prayer Opportunity: The Longest Day
On June 21st, Fr. Bill Hinrichs, Interim Rector of Christ Church, Duanesburg, will be participating in The Longest Day, an event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's disease. From sunrise to sunset, Fr. Hinrichs and his team will participate in a 16-hour prayer vigil to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The team will pray for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related form of dementia, their care partners, those conducting research studies, and anyone impacted by dementia. You may e-mail Fr. Hinrichs the names of those for whom you would like him and his team to pray, or for more information, by clicking here. Or, please consider joining Fr. Hinrich's team and praying at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, NY or in your own community. Your monetary donations will also bring us one step closer to a world without Alzheimer's.