Psalm 78:40-42

March 9, 2010

How often they provoked him in the wilderness, and grieved him in the desert! (Psalm 78:40)
      Have mercy on us, Lord, for we too have provoked you.

Yes, again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. (Psalm 78:41)
      Father, please forgive us for the times we have stood in the way of what you want to accomplish through us.

They did not remember his power: the day when he redeemed them from the enemy, (Psalm 78:42)
      Jesus, it was by the power of your Holy Spirit that you triumphed over death and the grave and redeemed us from captivity to sin. Help us always remember that and all that you have done for us. Help us enter into the life and power of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

      A word received: I love you.

Tuesday: 78:40-72; Genesis 45:1-15; 1 Corinthians 7:32-40; Mark 6:1-13
Wednesday: 81, 82; Genesis 45:16-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 6:13-29

      Notes from the Front Line

***** I have posted Fr. Nigel’s full witness of his illness on

***** Please pray for the team going to the St. Patrick’s Week Pilgrimage from the Diocese of Albany to the Diocese of Down and Dromore for the 1600th anniversary of St. Patrick going to Ireland. The team flies from Newark to Belfast on Friday, March 12th and returns Friday, March 19th.
      Paul and Pat Bailey
      Torre and Jean Bissell
      Margaret and Bob Haskell
      Harvey and Nancy Huth
      Jim and Laurie Loughren
      Derik and Cathy Roy

Albany Intercessor

Lent Quotes: “Why I Need Lent”

March 9, 2010

There was a strikingly beautiful and profound Lenten reflection posted at Godspace blog recently. Here is why the author, Kimberlee Conway Ireton, said she needed Lent:

And eventually, the choosing becomes easier, the darkness lifts, and walking in Jesus’ way is not quite such a struggle…for a while. But the darkness will always return, often unexpectedly. That is why I need Lent, because it bears witness to the reality of darkness, of doubt, of fear, of pain. And it carries me through those real places, real experiences into one that is more fully and truly Real: the Reality of Resurrection, of Light, of Life.

Go read the whole wonderful Lenten meditation.

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