Sermon on intercession

April 4, 2010

Father Tim Fountain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, delivered a wonderful sermon on intercession on Good Friday, April 2, 2010. Tim is a friend of Lent & Beyond. We can testify that, in addition to being a good preacher, he is a gifted intercessor.
The sermon lasts nine minutes. At 2 minutes 47 seconds, he talks about purification and intercession; at 5 minutes 50 seconds, about the high priesthood resting on us.

Psalm 118:14-20

April 4, 2010

The LORD is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation. (Psalm 118:14)
      Holy Spirit, please give us songs in the night season and throughout the day.

The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; the right hand of the LORD does valiantly. (Psalm 118:15)
      Holy Spirit, please help us rejoice in our salvation.

The right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD does valiantly. (Psalm 118:16)
      Jesus, ride forth to victory.

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. (Psalm 118:17)
      Father, you have blessed us by sending your son Jesus to die for us and win the victory over sin and death. Thank you.

The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death. (Psalm 118:18 )
      Father, thank you for your daily discipline.

Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them, and I will praise the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD, through which the righteous shall enter. (Psalm 118:19-20)
      Father, you have made praise of Jesus the gateway to entering your presence. Help us by your Holy Spirit to continually praise him. Thank you for opening the gate for us.

      A word received: I love you.
      LORD, help us love you more and follow you more closely. Thank you.

Easter Day: 113, 114, or 118; Exodus 12:1-14; John 1:1-18; Isaiah 51:9-11; Luke 24:13-35, or John 20:19-23
Monday: 66; Exodus 12:14-27; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8

Albany Intercessor


April 4, 2010

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Colossians 3:1-4 and Isaiah 55:8-11

April 4, 2010

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help us continue on the pilgrim’s path, help us seek the things which are above.

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2)
      Jesus, help us daily make the choice to follow you.

For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3)
      Father, please help me find my true hiding place in Jesus.

When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4)
      Holy Spirit, I live in the hope of the resurrection, for I know that Jesus my redeemer lives. Thank you for writing that on my heart. Thank you for your daily witness to me.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways,” says the Lord.” (Isaiah 55:8 )
      Father, in your mercy write you word on our hearts so that we can walk in your ways.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)
      Jesus, thank you for coming into my life so that I can catch glimpses of the glory that is to come and live in the hope of the glory that will be revealed when you return. Please help me have you more in my thoughts each day.

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,” (Isaiah 55:10)
      Father, let your Holy Spirit rain down on us so that we may truly eat of the bread from heaven.

So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
      Holy Spirit, move through the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Down and Dromore this Easter day and accomplish the purposes for which our Father sent Jesus, the living word, to us. Thank you.

“For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12)
      Jesus, please help us each day enter into the joy of your resurrection.

      A word received: Pray for my lambs — that they will find shelter in my flock.

Easter Day: 113, 114, or 118; Exodus 12:1-14; John 1:1-18; Isaiah 51:9-11; Luke 24:13-35, or John 20:19-23
Monday: 66; Exodus 12:14-27; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Check out the glad Easter hymn “Thine Is The Glory”:

1. Thine is the glory,
Risen, conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the vict’ry
Thou o’er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment
Rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes
Where Thy body lay.

2. Lo! Jesus meets us,
Risen, from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us,
Scatters fear and gloom;
Let His church with gladness
Hymns of triumph sing,
For her Lord now liveth;
Death hath lost its sting.

3. No more we doubt Thee,
Glorious Prince of Life!
Life is naught without Thee;
Aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conqu’rors,
Through Thy deathless love;
Bring us safe through Jordan
With Thy power and love.

Thine is the glory,
Risen, conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the vict’ry
Thou o’er death hast won.
Lyrics: Edmund Louis Budry
Music: George Frederick Handel

Meter: with Refrain

Albany Intercessor

Easter sounds

April 4, 2010

From “Beautiful Morning”–
Morning of resurrection joy,
Day when the Savior rose,
Singing shall greet thy opening hour,
Singing shall mark thy close.

From “The Bells of Hope”–
Ring out, ye merry, merry bells,
Good news to all you bring;
Ring out, ring out, your happy chiming tells
Of Christ our risen King.

From “Angels, Roll the Rock Away”–
Shout, ye seraphs! Gabriel, raise
Fame’s eternal trump of praise.
Let the world’s remotest bound
Hear the joy inspiring sound,
Hear the joy inspiring sound. . . .

Praise Him, ye celestial choirs,
Praise, and sweep your golden lyres,
Shout, O earth, in rapturous song;
Let the strains be sweet and strong,
Let the strains be sweet and strong.

Every note with wonder swell,
Sin o’erthrown, and captived hell,
Where is hell’s once dreaded king?
Where, O death, thy mortal sting?
Where, O death, thy mortal sting?

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