Lord, you have been favorable to your land; you have brought back the captivity of Jacob. (Psalm 85:1)
Lord, have mercy on us and deliver us out of the hands of those who do not believe your gospel.
You have forgiven the iniquity of your people; you have covered all their sin. (Psalm 85:2)
Father, help all of us in this diocese receive the blessing of asking that our sins be covered over by the blood of Jesus.
You have taken away all your wrath; you have turned from the fierceness of your anger. (Psalm 85:3)
Restore us, LORD!
Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause your anger toward us to cease. (Psalm 85:4)
Restore all the leaders and teachers and people of the Episcopal Church to faith and salvation.
Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? (Psalm 85:5)
Father, have mercy on us in the Episcopal Church.
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? (Psalm 85:6)
Holy Spirit, revive us and restore the joy of our salvation to us.
Show us your mercy, LORD, and grant us your salvation. (Psalm 85:7)
Lord Jesus, please show us the way forward.
I will hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people and to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly. (Psalm 85:8 )
Give us listening ears, Father; help us hear what you are saying. Help us turn away from folly.
Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. (Psalm 85:9)
Holy Spirit, please help us fear Jesus’ judgment on those who reject the gospel, for there is a great wrath to come.
Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yes, the LORD will give what is good; and our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before him, and shall make his footsteps our pathway. (Psalm 85:10-13)
LORD, let your mercy, truth, and righteousness come upon us in this diocese. Thank you.
Sunday: 34; Genesis 24:50-67; 2 Timothy 2:14-21; Mark 10:13-22
Monday: 77, ; Genesis 25:19-34; Hebrews 13:1-16; John 7:37-52
***** Check out the Christ Church Sunday School lesson for this Sunday which has been posted on http://christchurchsundayschool.blogspot.com/.