Monday, July 30, 2018

2018 07 30

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him. And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified. Matthew 27:27-31 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you for enduring all this for me. Keep me mindful of your sacrifice for me.

I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. Romans 16:1-2 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please help us assist your saints who daily risk their lives for the gospel.

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Romans 16:3-4 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for those saints who daily risk their lives for the gospel.

Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved. Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus. Romans 16:9-10 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us to be fellow workers with the apostles and approved by you.

And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15 (NKJV)
     [Choose you this day whom you will serve --- but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.] Holy Spirit, help us all make the daily choice to serve Jesus.

"Now therefore," he said, "put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to the LORD God of Israel." Joshua 24:23 (NKJV)
     Father, help us put away all foreign gods we have hidden among us.

Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had known all the works of the LORD which He had done for Israel. Joshua 24:31 (NKJV)
     LORD, raise up leaders in our day who know your works.

Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause Your anger toward us to cease. Psalm 85:4 (NKJV)
     Restore us, O God of our salvation.

I will hear what God the LORD will speak, for He will speak peace To His people and to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly. Psalm 85:8 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please help us hear you and turn away from folly.

A Word Received: Be content with my provision for you.

Albany Intercessor

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