My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. (James 1:2-3)
Thank you, Jesus, for the many trials that are coming our way in the Episcopal Church and in the economy. Please let this testing produce the good fruit of patience in us.
But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. (James 1:4)
Holy Spirit, please let your perfecting work of patience bring us to maturity in Christ Jesus.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5)
Father, we ask you to move in the hearts of George our president, Barack our president-elect, and Bill our bishop, that they would all turn to you for wisdom.
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. (James 1:6)
Jesus, please help our leaders come to you, leaving doubt behind. Thank you.
A word received: Hear me, listen to me, I AM speaking to you, my people. Seek me, pursue me, I desire to have you walk with me.
Thursday: 85, 86; Joel 2:21-27; James 1:1-15; Luke 15:1-2,11-32
Friday: 91, 92; Joel 2:28-3:8; James 1:16-27; Luke 16:1-9