Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 1:1)
Father, let your grace and peace come upon us. Jesus, come and move in our hearts.
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, (1 Thessalonians 1:2)
Holy Spirit, please help us pray with thanksgiving for those around us.
remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, (1 Thessalonians 1:3)
Father, help us remember with unceasing prayer all those who do works of faith, and labor of love, and live in patient hope of what Jesus will do.
knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God. (1 Thessalonians 1:4)
Thank you, Father, for calling us and receiving us with open arms.
For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. (1 Thessalonians 1:5)
Holy Spirit, please come upon us with your full power at the Diocesan Convention. Give all of us in this diocese the assurance of your work among us. Bless Bishop Bill in his untiring labor among us. Help us remember him and his family in prayer each day.
And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, (1 Thessalonians 1:6)
Jesus, we pray for all those who are afflicted because they have chosen to follow you. Bless them. Help them rejoice and be exceedingly glad for the hope of the reward you have for them in heaven. (See Matthew 5:12)
so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe. (1 Thessalonians 1:7)
Holy Spirit, please help us to be good examples to the surrounding dioceses. Let this diocese be an Elim Springs where the weary can find rest and refreshment. Bless the ministry of the Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. (See Exodus 15:27)
For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything. (1 Thessalonians 1:8 )
Jesus, let your word go forth with power at the Diocesan Convention and throughout this diocese. Help us daily grow in our faith and trust in you.
For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, (1 Thessalonians 1:9)
Father, you are the living God: help us turn from every idolatry to serving you.
and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
Jesus, please help us all wait on you in expectation of your sending the Holy Spirit upon us with power. Give us hearts that tarry, that wait and watch for the work of your Holy Spirit. Thank you. (See Luke 24:49)
Tuesday: 47, 48; Exodus 32:21-34; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 5:11-16
Wednesday: 49,; Exodus 33:1-23; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12; Matthew 5:17-20
Notes from the Front Line
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***** Pray for those who minister at the Diocesan Convention. Thank you.