Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention June 8-10 and the General Convention of the Episcopal Church July 5-13 in Austin, Texas.
(Blessing adapted from the Anglican Christian community in Ceylon, Pakistan, and India:)
May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, who is mightier than all the hosts of Satan, and more glorious than all the angels of heaven, abide with us in our going out and our coming in; by day and by night; at morning and at evening; at all times and in all places.
May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, protect and deliver us from the wrath of evil persons; from the assaults of evil spirits; from foes invisible; from the snares of the Evil One; and from all low passions that beguile the soul and body.
May the Name of Jesus protect and deliver us.
And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with us this day and always. Amen.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
LORD, please help us live this out at the Diocesan Convention.
But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask. So she, having been prompted by her mother, said, "Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter." And the king was sorry; nevertheless, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he commanded it to be given to her. So he sent and had John beheaded in prison. Matthew 14:6-10 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us repent of speaking rash oaths.
But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "the just shall live by faith." Yet the law is not of faith, but "the man who does them shall live by them." Galatians 3:11-12 (NKJV)
Jesus, preserve the unity of your body. Don't let us be torn asunder by false teaching.
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29 (NKJV)
Father, help me live this new life in Jesus through the power of your Holy Spirit.
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: ... A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; Ecclesiastes 3:1...7b (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help me know when it is time to speak and time to be silent.
Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, You will provide atonement for them. Psalm 65:3 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for atoning for my sins.
By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of the far-off seas; Psalm 65:5 (NKJV)
God, you are my confidence.
You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; THE RIVER OF GOD IS FULL OF WATER; You provide their grain, for so You have prepared it. Psalm 65:9 (NKJV)
Flow, river flow!
The pastures are clothed with flocks; The valleys also are covered with grain; They shout for joy, they also sing. Psalm 65:13 (NKJV)
Holy Trinity, One God, I pray that your abundance will be shared with the poor in the land. Thank you.
A Word Received: Have compassion on those in need.