“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)
Dear Father, thank you for the gift of your Holy Spirit and for setting us free from fear. Guide our voting on Tuesday that it will not be done out of fear, but out of trust in you and your provision for us.
Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. (Luke 12:33)
Jesus, please help us find the freedom to give generously and consistently to those in need (we pray especially for those at the bottom of the food chain). We have seen moths and thieves attack our savings; help us keep our eyes on you where true treasure and joy are to be found.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Luke 12:34)
Holy Spirit, please help us make Jesus our true treasure.
“Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.” (Luke 12:35-36)
A word received: “Come to me;” call my people back to me. I AM pleading with my people: return to me. Listen, my people, I AM speaking to you.
Jesus, help us be about your kingdom work.
Pray for those being confirmed at All Saints Cathedral in Albany today:
Defend, O Lord, your servants with your heavenly grace, that they may continue yours for ever, and daily increase in your Holy Spirit more and more, until they come to your everlasting kingdom. Amen.
Saturday: 138,139:1-17(18-23); Ecclesiasticus 35:1-17 or Nehemiah 4:1-23; Revelation 13:11-18; Luke 12:32-48
Sunday: 8, 84; Ecclesiasticus 36:1-17; or Neh. 5:1-19 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13; Matthew 18:21-35