But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, (2 Thessalonians 2:13)
Jesus, thank you for choosing us and calling us to sanctification by the Holy Spirit and the truth. Help us express our love for one another and walk in your ways.
to which he called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 2:14)
Father, help us enter into the glory of your son Jesus.
Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle. (2 Thessalonians 2:15)
Holy Spirit, please help us stand fast and hold to the teaching of the apostolic fathers — keep us from being blown about by every shifting wind of doctrine that comes and goes in the church and in the culture today.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)
Amen and Amen. Thank you for your working in our lives. Thank you for the way you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, are calling the people of this diocese to a renewed life in you. Amen and thank you.
A word received: Pray for my grace among the poor of the land.
Pray for my mercy and peace for them.
Pray that they will know my sheltering arms.
Pray that my people will treat the alien and the stranger among them as I would.
Friday: 106:19-48; Leviticus 23:1-22; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17; Matthew 7:1-12
Saturday: 23, 27; Leviticus 23:23-44; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18; Matthew 7:13-21
Notes from the Front Line
Check out “Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AezOmQ8vDk&feature=channel
***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention:
Pray for good weather
Pray there will be no black flies, mosquitoes, bears, or other unwanted wild life
Pray for the Lord’s covering of the business meeting
Pray for the Lord’s covering and anointing on the healing service
Pray for wisdom and discernment and your word, Lord, for all those who minister at the Diocesan Convention.