Pray for the protection of Bishop Bill and this diocese.
Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.' But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.' Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' Luke 14:16-20 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help us recognize our excuses for what they are, and give us hearts willing to come to the Supper of the Lamb.
Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the LORD is coming, for it is at hand: a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. a people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there ever be any such after them, even for many successive generations. Joel 2:1-2 (NKJV)
LORD, be our refuge and protection.
Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in His commandments. Psalm 112:1 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me enter into this blessing.
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Psalm 97:10 (NKJV)
LORD, preserve our souls in this time of trial. Deliver us out of the hand of the wicked.
A Word Received: Come to me for my peace. Do not look to the world for peace. Seek my peace and pursue it.