Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Jesus, help us follow you step by step so that we walk by your light. Your word is light and truth for us and is a lamp to our feet.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Father, help us daily live in Christ so that we are renewed daily and are part of his new creation. We pray that the ministry of your Holy Spirit will bring renewal to all parts of this diocese.
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, (2 Corinthians 5:18 )
Holy Spirit, please help us minister reconciliation to those inside and outside of your church.
that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:19)
Father, we want to be fully reconciled with you through your son Jesus. Help us daily live his word of reconciliation.
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
Jesus, help us represent you wherever we go and with whomever we speak. Help people to see you when they see us.
For he made him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Jesus, thank you for your righteousness. Thank you for becoming sin for us so that we might become righteous in your father’s sight.
Dec. 31: 46, 48; Isaiah 26:1-9; 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2; John 8:12-19
Holy Name (Jan. 1) : 103; Gen. 17:1-12a, 15-16; Col. 2:6-12; John 16:23b-30
Notes from the Front Line
Ten years ago in December of 1998 Bishop Dan asked me to start up an intercessory email ministry for the Diocese of Albany. I thank God for this daily opportunity to come into God’s presence. I ask your continued prayers for Jean and me as I continue this ministry. Torre