Bishop Dan appears to be doing well and is cheerful.
Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 1 Peter 2:1 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help us lay aside these and grow in your fruit.
as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 1 Peter 2:2 (NKJV)
Lord, nourish us with the pure milk of your word.
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 1 Peter 2:3 (NKJV)
Father, help me daily taste and see that you are gracious.
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 1 Peter 2:4 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me to come to you day by day.
you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5 (NKJV)
Father, help me be a living stone; let me be a spiritual sacrifice.
Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame." 1 Peter 2:6 (NKJV)
Jesus, you are my cornerstone; build me up in you.
Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone," 1 Peter 2:7 (NKJV)
Father, we are a disobedient people; have mercy on us.
and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed. 1 Peter 2:8 (NKJV)
Jesus, many are stumbling; please pick them up again.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10 (NKJV)
Thank you, Father, for calling us out of darkness and giving us your light to see by.
who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed. 1 Peter 2:23-24 (NKJV)
Father, help me commit myself to you as Jesus did.
For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 1 Peter 2:25 (NKJV)
Jesus, you are the shepherd of my soul. Thank you.
A Word Received: I Am the Good Shepherd; continue to look to me for help and guidance.