Romans 8:28-35

March 27, 2009

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 )
      Father, please help us answer your call.

For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. (Romans 8:29)
      Jesus, our hearts’ desire is to be conformed to your image; continue to work in and among us to bring that to pass.

Moreover whom he predestined, these he also called; whom he called, these he also justified; and whom he justified, these he also glorified. (Romans 8:30)
      Holy Spirit, grant us glimpses of the glory that is to come.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
      Father, help us cast aside every fear as we live in the reality that you are for us.

He who did not spare his own son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32)
      Jesus, thank you for providing for us and for carrying us on eagles wings.

Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. (Romans 8:33)
      Holy Spirit, write on our hearts Jesus death and resurrection so that we appropriate how we have been justified.

Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. (Romans 8:34)
      Jesus, thank you for interceding for us; help us join you by standing in the gap and interceding for those around us. Thank you that there is now no condemnation for those whose lives are hid in yours.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Romans 8:35)
      Jesus, none of these things matters so long as we have you.

      A word received: Wait on me, my people. Don’t rush ahead with your plans. Wait on me and my plans. Seek me, seek my guidance — I will show you the way forward if you seek me with all your heart.

Friday: 102; Jeremiah 23:1-8; Romans 8:28-39; John 6:52-59
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13); Jeremiah 23:9-15; Romans 9:1-18; John 6:60-71

Albany Intercessor

An Eastern Lenten Prayer: Do not by sinning make the fast worthless

March 27, 2009

From our archives, originally posted in Feb. 2006

An Eastern Lenten Prayer

Filed under: Prayers & Prayer Themes, Purification, Fasting, Lent 2006, Lent Prayers — Karen B.

More of an exhortation really than a prayer — a challenge we need to pose to our souls. It reminds me of the Isaiah 58 passage on true fasting. It’s so easy to become “satisfied” with outward forms of abstinence and not do the harder work of fasting from sin…

Eastern Lenten Prayer

If thou dost fast from food, O my soul,
yet dost not cleanse thyself from passions,
thou dost rejoice in vain over thy abstinence.
For if thy purpose
is not turned towards amendment of life,
as a liar thou art hateful in God’s sight,
and thou doest resemble the evil demons
who never eat at all.
Do not by sinning make the fast worthless,
but firmly resist all wicked impulses.
Picture to thyself
that thou art standing beside the crucified Saviour,
or rather, that thou art thyself crucified with Him
Who was crucified for thee;
and cry out to Him:
“Remember me, O Lord,
when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom.”


Diocesan conventions

March 27, 2009

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

O Father,
You exercise kindness, justice and righteousness on earth. We pray that the diocesan conventions of Louisiana and Delaware will be filled with those who love You. Open their hearts to know and understand Your purpose for them and show Your delight in them. Amen.
Jeremiah 9:23-24

American Anglican Council

March 27, 2009

The AAC is hosting a meeting–Blueprint for the New Church.

Lord, we thank You for the Righteous Branch from David’s line, Jesus Christ. We pray that the Anglican diaspora in North America will look to Him as King and call Him The Lord our Righteousness. Amen.
Jeremiah 23:5-6

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