Anglican Consultative Council–Daniel fast

April 20, 2009

Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days. Daniel 1:11-14

Wow. Beginning tomorrow, it will be ten days until the beginning of the Anglican Consultative Council. I had not made plans for a fast. However, other intercessors and I had discerned a call for purification in regards to this prayer campaign–purification of ourselves, first, and purification of the broader body of Christ. The timing of this lectionary reading floors me. In the given context, I think to ignore it would be willful disobedience. Different people have medical conditions, etc. that limit fasting. I humbly ask each intercessor to go to God and ask Him how He would have them purify themselves.

Thank you, dear intercessors, for all that you do. Jill Woodliff

Easter Prayers: Blind us to All But Christ

April 20, 2009

O Father, make known to us the glory of your Son!
O Spirit, shine the light of the knowledge of the glory of Christ Jesus into our hearts!
Blind us to all but him.
Captivate us with his splendor,
that we, like Moses, might say not to the passing pleasures of sin.
Help us to rest in Christ alone
as the treasure greater than all earthly rewards.

– Sam Storms, The Hope of Glory: 100 Daily Meditations on Colossians

hat tip:  Kingdom People

Psalm 1

April 20, 2009

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; (Psalm 1:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize the heavy cost of the counsel of the ungodly, the paths of sinners, and being scornful. Help us shun these and enter God’s blessing.

But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in his law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:2)
      Father, please help us delight in your word and teaching. Please graft your word into our hearts.

He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. (Psalm 1:3)
      Jesus, plant us by streams of living water, and make our lives fruitful for your kingdom. Bless the work of our hands and minds so that it prospers.

The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. (Psalm 1:4)
      Jesus, we cry out to you for those who don’t know you, that you will bless them with a saving knowledge of you.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. (Psalm 1:5)
      Father, help us to be faithful and effective witnesses to those who do not know your love for them.

For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish. (Psalm 1:6)
      LORD, help us walk in your righteous ways. Thank you.

      A word received: Pray for my little ones who walk by faith. Pray they will catch glimpses of me in their daily lives. Pray for their oppressors — pray they will repent. Pray for my little ones — for the lost and the least; pray they will find me mighty to save.

Monday: 1, 2, 3; Daniel 1:1-21; 1 John 1:1-10; John 17:1-11
Tuesday: 5, 6; Daniel 2:1-16; 1 John 2:1-11; John 17:12-19

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the travel to and from the Diocesan Convention that it will be guided and directed by the Holy Spirit and guarded by the holy angels.

Albany Intercessor

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