O LORD, do not rebuke me in your wrath, nor chasten me in your hot displeasure! (Psalm 38:1)
LORD, you know the sins of the Episcopal Church; correct us and guide us and draw us back to you.
For your arrows pierce me deeply, and your hand presses me down. (Psalm 38:2)
Holy Spirit, pierce the hearts of the leaders and teachers and people of the Episcopal Church.
There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger, nor any health in my bones because of my sin. (Psalm 38:3)
Jesus, your body the church is wounded and ill, have mercy on us and help us repent of our sins.
For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. (Psalm 38:4)
Jesus the burden of the sin in the Episcopal Church is more than we can bear, please come and help us.
My wounds are foul and festering because of my foolishness. (Psalm 38:5)
Father, deliver us and heal us.
I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. (Psalm 38:6)
Holy Spirit, teach us in this diocese to mourn for the sins of the Episcopal Church.
For my loins are full of inflammation, and there is no soundness in my flesh. (Psalm 38:7)
Holy Spirit, gird our loins with your truth.
I am feeble and severely broken; I groan because of the turmoil of my heart. (Psalm 38:8 )
Holy Spirit, please help us turn to Jesus for the help only he can give.
Lord, all my desire is before you; and my sighing is not hidden from you. (Psalm 38:9)
Lord Jesus, restore us with the strength and compassion of the Holy Spirit and let the light of your word illumine our path.
A word received: I AM. You are in my care. Look to me, keep your eyes on me. Let me guide you.
Wednesday: 38; Daniel 5:1-12; 1 John 5:1-12; Luke 4:38-44
Thursday: 37:1-18; Daniel 5:13-30; 1 John 5:13-20(21); Luke 5:1-11
Notes from the Front Line
Holy Spirit, help us at the Diocesan Convention grieve for the sins of the Episcopal Church and turn to Jesus in repentance.