Wednesday, September 19, 2018

2018 09 19

Pray for Bishop Bill as he leads us through the swamp created by the Episcopal General Convention, and for the protection of this diocese.

Pray for Bishop Dave Bena who will be having a stent put in during heart surgery'

And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. 1 Corinthians 2:1 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please help us recognize our need for you to be witnesses to Jesus.

For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2 (NKJV)
     Lord, move our "knowledge" from our heads to our hearts.

I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 1 Corinthians 2:3 (NKJV)
     Father, please help me trust in your strength rather than in my own.

And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 1 Corinthians 2:4 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help me communicate the simplicity of the gospel through the power of your Holy Spirit.

that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:5 (NKJV)
     Father, you are my faith and my confidence. Help me put my whole trust in you.

However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 1 Corinthians 2:6 (NKJV)
     Lord, set us free from the folly of this age.

But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 2:10 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, search my heart.

A Word Received: Trust me to open my word to you.

Albany Intercessor

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