A word received 11/17/12: Pray for my little ones who are invisible to the powerful.
A word received 11/18/12: Pray for my people who live with desolation.
“There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.” (Luke 16:19-21)
Holy Spirit, give us eyes to see your little ones, the lost and the least, and give us hearts to respond to them.
“So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.” (Luke 16:22-23)
Father, please help us take to heart that there is a day of judgment coming to all of us when some will be brought to everlasting life with you and others to everlasting shame and separation from you.
“Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’” (Luke 16:24)
Lord Jesus, the rich man knew Lazarus’ name and still saw him as someone to serve him. Help each of us recognize the poor among us and serve them.
“But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’” (Luke 16:25-26)
Holy Spirit, please help us recognize that the day of choice to help others is today. Today is the only day we can make that choice. Every day that comes to us is “today.” Yesterday’s choices are over and done with, tomorrow has not yet come.
“Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’” (Luke 16:27-31)
Father, please help each of us appropriate Jesus’ resurrection into our lives and choices. Thank you. “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes–I, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me!” (Job 19:25-27)
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Hab. 2:1-4,9-20: James 2:14-26: Luke 16:19-31
Tuesday: 97, 99,  * 94, ; Hab. 3:1-10(11-15)16-18: James 3:1-12: Luke 17:1-10
Notes from the Front Line
***** Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
From: Susan Plaske
Subject: Cathedral Prayer table reports. November 7 and 14th Very Cold both days! Beth Collum, Candy Palumbo, Jana Lingo, Dcn Sue
Dave – prayed for all who are still suffering from affects of Hurricane Sandy
Candy – Heather , Jay, Michael, Stephanie for decreased anxiety – provision and for new opportunities to become available
Doug – for employment
Tricia – Friend Fred shattered his knee when he tripped and fell.
Paul – Prayer over our Nation and Congress that they will come together
Trinity Church – prayers fro Hudson Shores Apartments Complex, that God would provide a bible study group opportunity
Sharon – Tereka, Jim and Sock the cat
Dave and Alba – again prayed for victims of Sandy, provision and help for needs
Paul - Victims of Sandy epecially village St Luke in the fields for Brian and his difficulties
Sylvia – wanted a bible for her daughter
Sue – prayers for Dcn Christine – healing