Wednesday, October 26, 2016
2016 10 26
Lord, set us free from outward "niceness" and cleanse our hearts by your Holy Spirit.
But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. Luke 11:42 (NKJV)
Father, help us love you in heart and deed. Don't let us settle for mere outward observance.
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7 (NKJV)
LORD, this is a day of trouble; be our stronghold and our trust.
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let Your saints shout for joy. Psalm 132:9 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, clothe our clergy with righteousness so that we may shout for joy.
The LORD who made heaven and earth bless you from Zion! Psalm 134:3 (NKJV)
LORD, I seek your blessing.
A word received: Cry out to me for my people -- they are wandering in the wilderness.
Notes from the front line
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis." Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321