Becoming Easter People

April 9, 2010

Go check out Amy’s latest blog entry at Splendor of the Ordinary for some wonderful reflections and ideas about how to celebrate the SEASON of Easter to the fullest – how to truly be Easter People.

Amy shares about how she is learning to practice joy, and look for beauty. Go read her full post!

Psalm 118:1-9

April 9, 2010

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 118:1)
      Holy Father, help us all know and experience your mercy day by day. Thank you for all that you have done for us.

Let Israel now say, “His mercy endures forever.” (Psalm 118:2)
      Holy Jesus, your mercy endures forever.

Let the house of Aaron now say, “His mercy endures forever.” (Psalm 118:3)
      Holy Spirit, please help all the clergy of the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Down and Dromore know and preach that your mercy endures forever.

Let those who fear the LORD now say, “His mercy endures forever.” (Psalm 118:4)
      Holy Father, let all those who fear to offend you know that your mercy endures forever.

I called on the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me and set me in a broad place. (Psalm 118:5)
      Father, I have cried out to you so many times and you have answered me, thank you.

The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Psalm 118:6)
      Jesus, you have carried me and my family through so much, thank you.

The LORD is for me among those who help me; therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me. (Psalm 118:7)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for softening the hearts of so many through the years and prompting them to help me.

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. (Psalm 118:8 )
      Jesus, you are my hope and my desire.

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. (Psalm 118:9)
      Holy Spirit, I ask you to lead and guide our rulers, but help me place my confidence in Jesus — he is the king of my heart. Thank you.

Friday: 118; Exodus 13:1-2, 11-16; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; Luke 24:1-12
Saturday: 104; Exodus 13:17-14:4; 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10; Mark 12:18-27

      Notes from the Front Line

Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010
From: Diocese of Albany
Subject: Diocesan Update Addendum
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      Please keep Mother Miriam and the Community of Saint Mary in your prayers. Mother Miriam is having surgery tomorrow, Friday, April 9, to repair heart valve damage. She is a very private person and has asked that she not have any visitors. She does appreciate your prayers!

***** Check out Handel’s “O Death, Where Is Thy Sting” and “But Thanks Be To God” and “Worthy is the Lamb”

Albany Intercessor

Rhode Island

April 9, 2010

From the state constitution:

We, the people of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and to transmit the same, unimpaired, to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this Constitution of government.

May it be so, dear Lord. May it be so.

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