John 14:1-7

April 19, 2009

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. (John 14:1)
      Jesus, our hearts are often troubled; please help us turn to you with belief in you and trust in you. Thank you.

In my father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (John 14:2)
      Jesus, thank you for preparing a place for us.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also. (John 14:3)
      Father, we long for that day when we are received into Jesus’ open arms.

And where I go you know, and the way you know.” (John 14:4)
      Holy Spirit, please help us keep our eyes on Jesus so that we will know the way.

Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going, and how can we know the way?” (John 14:5)
      Father, we cry out to you for all those in the Episcopal Church who do not know where Jesus has gone, neither do they know the way to get there.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
      Jesus, please help all of us in the Episcopal Church to know you as the way to the Father, the truth, and the life. Help us receive the new life in your Holy Spirit that you offer us.

“If you had known me, you would have known my father also; and from now on you know him and have seen him.” (John 14:7)
      Holy Spirit, please help us to know Jesus as he is and his father. Thank you.

      A word received: Pray for my people to turn to me. Pray for my church to receive me into their hearts. Pray for my people to be a faithful witness.

Sunday: 146, 147; Isaiah 43:8-13; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-7
Monday: 1, 2, 3; Daniel 1:1-21; 1 John 1:1-10; John 17:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

Pray for the times of rest and the breaks that they will be times of bonding by the Holy Spirit.

Albany Intercessor

Easter Quotes: The first dawning of a better hope

April 19, 2009

Happy then this day to us; happy we that this day came, which opens to us a door of hope—have reason, therefore, to remember it, and with joy to keep it, as the first dawning of a better hope, the day-spring of all our happiness. This day our head is risen, and with him our hope has enlarged its borders, and made a prospect into the other world, sees some comfort there for our sorrows here. This day’s bright -shining beams have lightened our eyes, that now we shall not sleep in death; a Sunday indeed, the first true Sunday that ever shone, wherein the Sun of righteousness arose out of the chambers of the grave, to guide our feet out of misty darkness into marvellous light–out of the paths of the dead into the land of the living–out of this miserable into a blessed life by Christ’s resurrection.”

Rev. Mark Frank (1613-1664)
Sermons (Vol. II)

hat tip: Common Cause Prayer blog

Anglican Consultative Council

April 19, 2009

Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, and your faithfulness to the clouds. You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.

Your Son Jesus has prepared a place for us, an abiding place, through which flows living water. Lead the members of the Anglican Consultative Council–Rowan, John, George, Anthony, Turi, Andrew, Robert, Sarah, Sunil, Joanildo, Martin, Stephen, Susan, Suzanne, James, Daniel, Maria, Kahwa, Joyce, Michael, Elizabeth, Rose, Peter, Razafindralambo, Michel, Kate, Maurice, Lawrence, Azad, Samson, Amos, Abraham, Merilyn, Sarai, San, Abraham, Abraham, Ashish, Vincent, Humphrey, Shahid, Floyd, Josias, Jane, John, Dato, John, Moses, J. M., Thabo, Janet, Ezekiel, Enock, Gerard, Mwita, Judith, Jolly, Catherine, Ian, Josephine, Christopher, Helen, Barton, Cornell, Kumara, Michael, George, Sarah, Maria, Carlos, Phillip, Mouneer, Katherine, Bill, and Barry–to still water.

Jesus, You are the Life; bear their griefs. You are the Truth; carry their sorrows. Wash away their transgressions. Cleanse them and restore their souls. In Your light may they see light. Amen.

Anglican Consultative Council

April 19, 2009

O Lord,
We praise You. We will praise You all of our lives. We will sing praises to You as long as we live.
We will not put our hopes in the devices and desires of our own hearts, but in You. You are our help and our hope. Bless the Anglican Consultative Council.
You made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them. You made the Caribbean Sea, the island of Jamaica, the Liguanea Plain, and the Hope River. Remain faithful to the Anglican Consultative Council as it convenes there.
Uphold the cause of the oppressed. Give food to those who hunger for righteousness. Release those who have been imprisoned, blinded, and oppressed by Satan. Love the righteous. Watch over the lonely. Heal our wounded understanding of You. Frustrate the wicked.
May You reign forever over the Anglican Communion. Amen.
Psalm 146

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