December 6, 2010
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
Lord Jesus Christ, bring the leaders and teachers of your people to repentance. Protect your people from the lies that are daily being told in the media. We pray that none of the wheat will be lost with the chaff.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! (Isaiah 5:21)
Holy Spirit, teach us your wisdom and give us discernment so that we will know the true from the false.
Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away justice from the righteous man! (Isaiah 5:22-23)
Father, set this generation free from drug abuse and alcoholism. Thank you.
Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Isaiah 5:8-12, 18-23; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Luke 21:20-28
Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Isaiah 5:13-17, 24-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28; Luke 21:29-38
December 6, 2010
Psalm 66:8-12 (English Standard Version)
Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip. For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs; you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
The days are full. In addition to our prayer campaign for patients with neurological disorders, one of our readers, Sarah28 asked for prayers for recovery from repeat surgery for cancer of the tongue.
My hometown of Yazoo City was hit by tornadoes for the second time in seven months. Several members of our parish sustained considerable damage to their businesses.
Father, we look to the heavens above in trust. Let Your Holy Spirit flow through all these people who are heavy burdened. Give them new strength and new hope. Bring them to a place of abundance–a place that reflects Your glory and Your love, Your tender mercies and Your strong protection. We keep our eyes on You, Lord. We keep our eyes on You. Amen.