HALIFAX MINSTER-IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, GOD ONLY WISE
51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. 53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. 54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?" 55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, "You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them." And they went to another village. Luke 9:51-56 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us have the humility to receive rejection when we are about Jesus' business.
57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Lord, I will follow You wherever You go." 58 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head." Luke 9:57-58 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us accept whatever lacks we encounter following you.
59 Then He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." 60 Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God." Luke 9:59-60 (NKJV)
Father, following Jesus may mean leaving out family behind. Help us to be faithful to Jesus.
61 And another also said, "Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house." 62 But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." Luke 9:61-62 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us go forward without looking back at the past.
9 But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. 10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:9-12 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us have the full assurance of hope.
1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. 2 For I have said, "Mercy shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens." Psalm 89:1-2 (NKJV)
Father, please help me sing of your mercies and make your faithfulness known to all.
In Christ Alone | Celtic Worship ft. Steph Macleod
Bless and guide the man you care calling to be bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany. Bless and guide the bishops of the Diocese of the Living Word (Anglican Church in North America): Julian Dobbs, Dan Herzog, Dave Bena, and Bill Love. Bless and guide the clergy of these two dioceses.
A Word Received: Make known my love for you and my faithfulness in upholding you.