Thursday, May 17, 2018

2018 05 17

Please pray for vocations to the Sisters of St. Mary, the Daughters of the King, the healing ministry, and the Franciscan Community of the Holy Cross.

Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you." And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, "This Man blasphemes!" Matthew 9:2-3 (NKJV)
     Lord Jesus, please help us repent of jumping to conclusions about the ministry of your Holy Spirit.

But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"--then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." And he arose and departed to his house. Matthew 9:4-7 (NKJV)
     Lord, we long to see your power and healing manifested among us.

Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men. Matthew 9:8 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me join in that chorus praising what Jesus has done in our lives.

This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, Ephesians 4:17 (NKJV)
     Father please help us know the life of the Spirit even more than the life of the mind.

that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help me put off the old man and put on the new in you.

Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Ephesians 4:28 (NKJV)
     Father, please show me the labor you have for me to do.

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30 (NKJV)
     Keep me from causing you grief, Holy Spirit.

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, set me free from bitterness and help me to be kind.

So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV)
     Father, please help me live in the power of your Holy Spirit.

For who has despised the day of small things? Zechariah 4:10a (NKJV)
     LORD, help me rejoice in the small things.

For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with understanding. Psalm 47:7 (NKJV)
     LORD, help me sing your praises with understanding.

A Word Received: Look to me for help in the storm.

Albany Intercessor

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