Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but to your name give glory, because of your mercy, because of your truth. (Psalm 115:1)
LORD, help us so enter your truth that we see and experience your glory.
Why should the Gentiles say, “So where is their God?” (Psalm 115:2)
Father, you are the God who answers with fire (1 Kings 18:38 ); come among us with the fire of your Holy Spirit.
But our God is in heaven; he does whatever he pleases. (Psalm 115:3)
Jesus, do your good pleasure among us.
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. (Psalm 115:4)
Holy Spirit, set us free from every form of idolatry.
They have mouths, but they do not speak;
Eyes they have, but they do not see;
They have ears, but they do not hear;
Noses they have, but they do not smell;
They have hands, but they do not handle;
Feet they have, but they do not walk;
Nor do they mutter through their throat.
Those who make them are like them;
So is everyone who trusts in them. (Psalm 115:5-8 )
LORD, your judgments are true and righteous.
O Israel, trust in the LORD; he is their help and their shield. (Psalm 115:9)
Holy Spirit, please help us as a church and as a nation to place our trust in Jesus and his victory over sin and death.
O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; he is their help and their shield. (Psalm 115:10)
Jesus, please protect the clergy and their families of the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Down and Dromore; help them place their trust in you — be their shield and their guide today.
You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; he is their help and their shield. (Psalm 115:11)
Holy Spirit, help the laity of our dioceses place their trust in our Father in heaven and all his promises.
The LORD has been mindful of us;
He will bless us;
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron.
He will bless those who fear the LORD, both small and great.
May the LORD give you increase more and more, you and your children.
May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s;
But the earth He has given to the children of men.
The dead do not praise the LORD,
Nor any who go down into silence.
But we will bless the LORD
From this time forth and forevermore.
Praise the LORD! (Psalm 115:12-18 )
Father, thank you for your faithfulness.
A word received: I AM the resurrection and the life. Pray for my people to be restored to that life in me.
Wednesday: 115; Exodus 12:40-51; 1 Corinthians 15:(29)30-41; Matthew 28:1-16
Thursday: 148, 149; Exodus 13:3-10; 1 Corinthians 15:41-50; Matthew 28:16-20
Notes from the Front Line
***** Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Subject: An Easter quote
“We live and die: Christ died and lived!” (John Stott)
Be well. God bless you, Fr, Nigel+