And He spoke a parable to them: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch? Luke 6:39 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please give our leaders spiritual vision.
And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother's eye. Luke 6:41-42 (NKJV)
Jesus, take the plank of unbelief and doubt out of my eye.
"For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Luke 6:43 (NKJV)
Father, help me be a good tree producing good fruit.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me to have goodness in my heart.
He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.” Luke 6:48-49 (NKJV)
Jesus, help this diocese and its parishes build on the solid foundation of the gospel.
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. Colossians 2:8 (NKJV)
Lord, there are so many "worldly wise men" espousing empty philosophies.
They shall come with weeping, and with supplications I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn. Jeremiah 31:9 (NKJV)
Father, help me walk by rivers of living water.
Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, and they shall sorrow no more at all. Jeremiah 31:12B (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, make my soul like a well-watered garden.
A Word Received: Wait for me; wait for my blessing and my provision.