Tuesday, August 09, 2016
2016 08 09
Holy Spirit, help me die to myself so that tJesus can grow inme.
For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure. John 3:34 (NKJV)
Thank you for your unmeasurable love for us.
saying, "Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man's blood on us!" Acts 5:28 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, guide us as you did with Peter and John when we are forbidden to speak in Jesus' name.
But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: "We ought to obey God rather than men." Acts 5:29 (NKJV)
Father, help us obey you, whatever the cost.
And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. Acts 5:40-41 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us rejoice when we are counted worthy to suffer for your name.
Then Manoah prayed to the LORD, and said, "O my Lord, please let the Man of God whom You sent come to us again and teach us what we shall do for the child who will be born." Judges 13:8 (NKJV)
LORD, sent your witnesses to guide us in raising our children.
For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from heaven the LORD viewed the earth, to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to release those appointed to death, Psalm 102:19-20 (NKJV)
O GOD, who spares when we deserve punishment, and in your wrath remembers mercy; we humbly beseech you, of your goodness, to comfort and succour all prisoners [especially those who are condemned to die]. Give them a right understanding of themselves, and of your promises; that, trusting wholly in your mercy, they may not place their confidence anywhere but in you. Relieve the distressed, protect the innocent, awaken the guilty; and forasmuch as you alone bring light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant to these your servants, that by the power of your Holy Spirit they may be set free from the chains of sin and death, and may be brought to newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
"The children of Your servants will continue, and their descendants will be established before You." Psalm 102:28 (NKJV)
LORD, establish my children before you.
A word received: I AM the light for your path.
Notes from the front line
The Sisters of St. Mary are sponsoring a 3-part series on evangelism given by Torre Bissell on October 11, November 8, and December 13. The first session on October 11 will be on
Learning to listen to the promptings of God
Recognizing God's prompting is at the heart of sharing the gospel with another person. This first session will look at a disciplined way of recognizing and listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as you read Scripture.