By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. (Psalm 137:1)
Lord, we weep when we remember how far the Episcopal Church has fallen.
We hung our harps upon the willows in the midst of it. (Psalm 137:2)
Jesus, we grieve and lament when we think of the Episcopal Church and how it has lost its first love for you.
For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, and those who plundered us requested mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” (Psalm 137:3)
Lord Jesus, those who have taken over and plundered the Episcopal Church want us to behave as though nothing has gone wrong — to carry on “business as usual.”
How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a foreign land? (Psalm 137:4)
Father, how shall we sing your song when we are in captivity to unbelievers?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill! (Psalm 137:5)
Holy Spirit, if we forget the faith you once for all delivered to the saints, deal with us.
A word received: Ask for my blessing, seek my blessing.
A word received: I AM with you, look to me for help.
Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144; Jeremiah 31:27-34; Romans 11:25-36; John 11:28-44, or 12:37-50
Palm Sunday: 24, 29; Zech. 9:9-12; 1 Timothy 6:12-16; Zechariah 12:9-11, 13:1,7-9; Matthew 21:12-17