Psalm 119:73-80

November 5, 2008

Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. (Psalm 119:73)
      Father, we are your children; give us understanding, that we may learn your commandments.

Those who fear you will be glad when they see me, because I have hoped in your word. (Psalm 119:74)
      Jesus, our hope in you will not bring us to disappointment because you are faithful and true.

I know, O LORD, that your judgments are right, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. (Psalm 119:75)
      Father, thank you for letting me fall into your hands and not into the hands of men. Help us to be able to comprehend with all your saints what is the width and length and height and depth of your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Let, I pray, your merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to your word to your servant. (Psalm 119:76)
      Holy Spirit, help me to hearken to all your words to me: not just the words of comfort, but also the words of correction and admonition.

Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight. (Psalm 119:77)
      Jesus, let your tender mercies come to this nation, that we may live and delight in your righteous law.

Let the proud be ashamed, for they treated me wrongfully with falsehood; but I will meditate on your precepts. (Psalm 119:78 )
      Jesus, bring down the pride and arrogance of the Episcopal Church; help us meditate on your precepts.

Let those who fear you turn to me, those who know your testimonies. (Psalm 119:79)
      Holy Spirit, help your faithful people in the Episcopal Church gather together, those who know your testimonies.

Let my heart be blameless regarding your statutes, that I may not be ashamed. (Psalm 119:80)
      Jesus, teach this nation your statutes, that we may not be ashamed. Teach and guide your servant Barack so that he and we may walk in your righteousness. Thank you.

A word received: Hear my people — turn to me. I AM holy and I want you to be my holy people. Turn to me; return to me. Let me work in your hearts so that you become a people set apart for me.

Wednesday: 119:73-96; Ecclesiasticus 43:23-33 or Nehemiah 13:4-22; Revelation 16:1-11; Luke 13:10-17
Thursday: 74; Ecclesiasticus 44:1-15 or Ezra 7:(1-10)11-26; Revelation 16:12-21; Luke 14:18-30

Albany Intercessor


Thanksgiving

November 5, 2008

No human endeavor can change the fact that God is God.

Our Heavenly Father,
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is Your love for those who fear You; as far as the east is from the west, so far have You removed their transgressions. From everlasting to everlasting Your love is with those who fear You, and Your righteousness with their children’s children-with those who keep Your covenant and remember to obey Your precepts.
We thank You that Your Son took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows; that He was pierced for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities; that His punishment brought us peace and His wounds brought us healing. We thank You that we have been redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ and brought near to You. We thank You that His crown of thorns purchased for us a crown of lovingkindness and tender mercies.
Being near to You, Lord, is indeed a lovingkindness and a tender mercy. We love You. Amen.
Psalm 103, Isaiah 53:4-6, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Ephesians 2:13


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