“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8b)
Lord God, you are holy and we are not; thank you for being willing to come among us and into our lives.
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for you created all things, and by your will they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
Jesus, you are worthy of all honor and glory and we thank you for your creation.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:14-15)
Father, thank you for adopting us as your children; thank you that we can know you as our father.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of his robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1)
Holy Spirit, please give us sight to see the glory of God.
Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:2-3)
Jesus, please help us enter into your holiness.
And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. (Isaiah 6:4)
Jesus, your church is being shaken now. Help us find our stability in you.
So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” (Isaiah 6:5)
Father, we live among a people of unclean lips and we are surrounded by profanity. Have mercy on us.
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.” (Isaiah 6:6-7)
Lord, please take away our iniquity and purge away our sins.
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8 )
Holy Spirit, please send us forth with this good news of hope: that you can and will change our lives — that we too can be set apart for your purposes. Thank you.
Fortnight of intercession for the Diocesan Convention
Daily: In the Name + of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
V. We glory in your cross, O Lord, and praise and glorify your holy resurrection;
R. for by virtue of your cross joy has come to the whole world.
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. (Holy Cross Day, Sept 14)
* Sunday May 30 TRINITY SUNDAY
Scripture Verse: Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Mt 28:18-20)
O God, who before the passion of your only begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Last Epiphany)
Sunday: 103; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Acts 8:26-40; Luke 11:1-13
Monday: 44; Ecclesiastes 2:1-15; Galatians 1:1-17; Matthew 13:44-52
Notes from the Front Line
“Days of Elijah – Robin Mark” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4wl0VFgpjY