Let love be without hypocrisy. (Romans 12:9a)
Holy Spirit, please help us recognize and repent of our own hypocrisy.
Abhor what is evil. (Romans 12:9b)
Jesus, give us a desire for you that will overcome every trap of temptation.
Cling to what is good. (Romans 12:9c)
Father, please help us cling to what you call good — what the world calls “good” is crazy.
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; (Romans 12:10)
Holy Spirit, let this affectionate love and brotherly love mark all our parishes.
not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; (Romans 12:11)
Holy Spirit, help us “get off the dime” and be doers of the word.
rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; (Romans 12:12)
Jesus, please give us steadiness in you. Help us do what we see you doing.
distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. (Romans 12:13)
Father, we have received so much from your hand — help us to be generous like you.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. (Romans 12:14)
LORD, we have unclean lips and we live among a people of unclean lips — have mercy on us.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15)
Jesus, help us enter into the lives of others as you did.
Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. (Romans 12:16)
LORD, please help us think on those things which are pure and holy and of good report.
A word received: Keep looking to me.
Friday: 35; Joshua 4:19-5:1,10-15; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 26:17-25
Saturday: 42, 43; Joshua 6:1-14; Romans 13:1-7; Matthew 26:26-35
Notes from the Front Line
***** Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010
From: Chris Bennett
Subject: A Titanic Twelfth
Hope you’ve all had a peaceful Twelfth and/or are enjoying sunning yourselves in some distant part of the world!
Dock-world has had a really nice slow-paced week – but as always there are some updates on the website to give you food for thought:
Some thoughts on the Twelfth: http://www.thedockchurch.org/blog/?p=941
and a visual prayer video in response to the violence in Belfast over the past week: http://www.thedockchurch.org/blog/?p=954
Some TV recommendations (with links to the best programme ever…): http://www.thedockchurch.org/blog/?p=962
Some reading recommendations too! Details of the next Dock Book Group: http://www.thedockchurch.org/blog/?p=933
Enjoy the sunshine!