About twenty years ago as I saw the Episcopal Church start to unravel, I made a decision: I made the decsion that I would not second guess anyone's reason for leaving the Episcopal Church for another province or denomination. I realized that each person has their own breaking point where they have to join Marin Luther in saying, "Here I stand, I can do no other."
Lord, keep us from judging our brothers and sisters who make the choice to leave or remain in the Episcopal Church.
Holy Spirit, help me do what you are asking me to do, whatever the cost.
Give Thanks - Don Moen with Lyrics
Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation
We are standing on holy ground
38 Now He arose from the synagogue and entered Simon's house. But Simon's wife's mother was sick with a high fever, and they made request of Him concerning her. 39 So He stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately she arose and served them. Luke 4:38-39 (NKJV)
Jesus, pleace come into our homes as you did Simon's and minister to the sick so that we can rise up and serve you.
40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. Luke 4:40 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, let there be signs following the presence of Jesus amng us.
4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith. 1 John 5:4 (NKJV)
Father, please help us by our new birth in Christ to overcme the world.
11 There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and King Nebuchadnezzar your father--your father the king--made him chief of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers. 12 Inasmuch as an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams, solving riddles, and explaining enigmas were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called, and he will give the interpretation." Daniel 5:11-12 (NKJV)
Holy Skpirit, help us recognize those in whom your Spirit dwells so that we may understand your will for us.
1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure! 2 For Your arrows pierce me deeply, And Your hand presses me down. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh Because of Your anger, Nor any health in my bones Because of my sin. Psalm 38:1-3 (NKJV)
Jesus, your church has sinned grieviously and there is no health in us. Restore your people, Lord; restore you church.
A Word Received: Return to me and you shall find rest for your soul.