Please pray for Bishop Bill and the clergy and laity of this diocese as we cope with the decisions of the Episcopal General Convention.
Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Luke 4:1 (NKJV)
Lord, lead us by your Spirit, even into the wilderness.
being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry. Luke 4:2 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us resist all the temptations of the evil one.
And the devil said to Him, "All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Luke 4:6 (NKJV)
Father, you have given all authority to Jesus. Help us follow him.
And Jesus answered and said to him, "It has been said, 'You shall not tempt the LORD your God.' " Luke 4:12 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us recognize and shun the words of the tempter.
For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building. 1 Corinthians 3:9 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us join in the work of God.
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11 (NKJV)
Jesus, be the bedrock of our fellowships.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 (NKJV)
Jesus, please purify and cleanse the temple of my body.
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness"; 1 Corinthians 3:18-19 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, don't let us be deceived by the wisdom of the world or the evil one. Thank you.
A Word Received: I have called you. There is a battle raging. Whose side are you on? Are you willing to fight for me and my church?