Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, (Psalm 37:34a)
LORD, help us wait on you and cling to your ways.
And he shall exalt you to inherit the land; (Psalm 37:34b)
Father, help us enter into your full provision.
When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. (Psalm 37:34c)
Jesus, thank you that judgment is in your hands and not ours.
I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. (Psalm 37:35)
Holy Spirit, bring confusion to the purposes of all those who seek to do evil to your people.
Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; indeed I sought him, but he could not be found. (Psalm 37:36)
Jesus, we pray for the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church that you will bring them to conversion and repentance. You are our strength, salvation and hope in these times of trouble. Thank you for all that you are doing for us and for the great deliverance you are working for your faithful people.
Thursday: 37:19-42; Genesis 11:1-9; Hebrews 6:13-20; John 4:1-15
Friday: 35; Genesis 11:27-12:8; Hebrews 7:1-17; John 4:16-26
Notes from the Front Line
Diocesan Update Addendum, January 20, 2009
“Your prayers are invited for Jos, Nigeria. According to BBC and CNN, riots have once again broken out between Muslims and Christians. They are blaming the violence on a number of factors, most of which are speculation and avoid discussing spiritual implications. Archbishop Ben Kwashi and Mama Gloria remain safe in their compound, but rumors abound of potential bombings. Several churches have once again been affected.
Please pray for:
God’s peace and love to fall upon the region with such weight that the enemy is unable to move further protection for Bishop Ben, Mama Gloria, the clergy, their families, their spiritual children, Wisdom to be released into the hearts and minds of those in the Nigerian government overseeing the crisis Healing to be released into all areas of the region that the spirits of misinformation and spin doctoring be bound, gagged and laid at the foot of the cross that The Light would penetrate this region funding and support for rebuilding to be released and a strengthening of the faith, a gifting of faith to be released into the hearts of the Christians, and in that faith to be found the love for their brother and sister, and end to violence and a call to build”
This request for intercession for Jos was initiated by Dcn Frank Lockwood, Christ Church, Coxsackie.
For new Diocesan Update subscribers, Archbishop Kwashi was our guest preacher at Diocesan Convention 2008, and last year we sent three clergy, Fr Gus Calvo, Fr Mike Neufeld, and Dcn Frank Lockwood, to visit Jos and explore the possibility of short missions to Jos.