We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. (Romans 15:1)
Holy Spirit, lead us in the strength of our faith in bearing the scruples of those weak in faith. Show us daily how to live out faith, hope and charity.
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to building him up. (Romans 15:2)
Father, please help us behave towards our neighbor so that the body of your son is built up.
For even Christ did not please himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” (Romans 15:3)
Jesus, thank you for what you endured for us.
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4)
Holy Spirit, help all of us in this diocese find patience and comfort and hope in the daily reading of the Scriptures.
Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, (Romans 15:5)
Father, we look to you: grant that your comfort and patience will flow through this diocese so that we become like-minded in Christ toward one another.
that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:6)
Jesus, please help us by our words and deeds toward one another to bring glory to your father.
Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. (Romans 15:7)
Holy Spirit, prepare our hearts for the Diocesan Convention so that we will receive one another as Jesus has received us. Thank you.
A word received: You are in my care. Don’t be afraid. I AM with you.
Friday: 141, 143:1-11(12); Zechariah 14:1-11; Romans 15:7-13; Luke 19:28-40
Saturday: 104; Zechariah 14:12-21; Phil. 2:1-11; Luke 19:41-48