Psalm 64

November 3, 2008

Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation; preserve my life from fear of the enemy. (Psalm 64:1)
      Jesus, thank you that by your cross and resurrection and by the sending of your Holy Spirit I am preserved from fear of the enemy.

Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the rebellion of the workers of iniquity, (Psalm 64:2)
      Holy Father, hide Bishop Bill and all our diocesan leaders from the plots of the wicked and all those who rebel against the truth of your word.

Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows–bitter words, (Psalm 64:3)
      Jesus, protect Bishop Bill and our diocesan leadership from the strife of tongues (Psalm 31:20) — bitter words said in anger.

That they may shoot in secret at the blameless; suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear. (Psalm 64:4)
      Holy Spirit, cleanse the hearts of those who attack the faithful.

They encourage themselves in an evil matter; they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, “Who will see them?” (Psalm 64:5)
      Father, defeat the plots of those who would entrap your faithful people.

They devise iniquities: “We have perfected a shrewd scheme.” Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep. (Psalm 64:6)
      Lord Jesus, you know how mixed and how corrupt our motives often are: purify our hearts by refreshing us with your Holy Spirit.

But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly they shall be wounded. (Psalm 64:7)
      Father, with you there is both justice and mercy; even now turn the hearts of those who promote and do evil back to you.

So he will make them stumble over their own tongue; all who see them shall flee away. (Psalm 64:8 )
      Holy Spirit, please make all who have been sowing lies and deceit in this election stumble over their own tongue.

All men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider his doing. (Psalm 64:9)
      Jesus, help us consider your ways as we decide how to vote tomorrow.

The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and trust in him. And all the upright in heart shall glory. (Psalm 64:10)
      Father, thank you for revealing the glory of your son Jesus to us. Help us keep our eyes on him day by day. Thank you.

A word received: You are in my care. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament are accounts of my care for my people.

Monday: 64, 65; Ecclesiasticus 38:24-34 or Nehemiah 6:1-19; Revelation 14:1-13; Luke 12:49-59
Tuesday: 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Ecclesiasticus 43:1-22 or Nehemiah 12:27-31a,42b-47; Revelation 14:14-15:8; Luke 13:1-9

Albany Intercessor


Florida and Ohio

November 3, 2008

Florida and Ohio have many underground streams and caves.

Dear Lord,
Your Holy Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. Search the thoughts of the voters in Ohio and Florida today. Open their hearts to receive that which is not taught by human wisdom but by Your Holy Spirit. May their votes express Your spiritual truths and streams of living water flow from these states to cover this nation. You are the fountain of life, O Lord. You can make a great river to flow out of a small stream.
Open the floodgates of righteousness! Commission St. Michael and all his angels to combat Satan and all of his forces that quench the flow of Your love, Your judgment, and Your mercy in these United States elections. Come to our aid, Jehovah-Sabaoth. You are a righteous God! Be present in this election, Jehovah-Tsidkeenu.
1 Corinthians 2, John 7:38, Psalm 36:9


Ohio

November 3, 2008

Ohio has many Indian earthworks which are burial mounds. The most famous is prehistoric Serpent Mound, an earth embankment nearly a quarter of a mile long, representing a giant serpent with the body extended in seven deep curves.

Jesus Christ, born of a woman, bruise the head of the serpent. Stand over Ohio and crush death in the presidential election vote, we pray. Amen.
Genesis 3:15


Spurgeon

November 3, 2008

Life is a precious thing, and in its humblest form it is superior to death. This truth is eminently certain in spiritual things. It is better to be the least in the kingdom of heaven than the greatest out of it. The lowest degree of grace is superior to the noblest development of unregenerate nature. Where the Holy Ghost implants divine life in the soul, there is a precious deposit which none of the refinements of education can equal. The thief on the cross excels Caesar on his throne; Lazarus among the dogs is better than Cicero among the senators; and the most unlettered Christian is in the sight of God superior to Plato. Life is the badge of nobility in the realm of spiritual things, and men without it are only coarser or finer specimens of the same lifeless material, needing to be quickened, for they are dead in trespasses and sins.


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