Mere Anglicanism

January 21, 2010

The Mere Anglicanism conference commences tonight.

Hebrews 12:25-29 (New International Version)
See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

O God,
You are a consuming fire. Pour out on this conference a spirit of thanksgiving, reverence, and awe. Amen.

Psalm 37:34-36

January 21, 2010

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.

Albany Intercessor

God’s Holy Word

January 21, 2010

Psalm 138:2 (Amplified Bible)
I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness; for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word and You have magnified Your word above all Your name!

Dear Father,
You taught us not to take Your name in vain. Yet, You have magnified Your word above all Your name. Forgive us for disregarding Your word. We have taken it for granted and not held it close so that it can take root in our spirit. We have been disobedient and cast it aside.
We pray for obedience to Your word. We pray for humility, a willingness to listen to instruction, and an acceptance of correction.
Oh, Lord, may our churches be filled with humble hearts that are like greenhouses, receiving the seed of Your Holy Word, bearing fruit and bringing forth a hundredfold. Amen.
Matthew 13:18-23

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