God of all comfort

December 7, 2010

God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
You comfort us in all our troubles. Just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. You make us stand firm in Christ. You anointed us, set Your seal of ownership on us, and put Your Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
We rely on You. We have set our hope that You will continue to deliver us. We have set our hope that You will continue to deliver Joseph, Sally, Chris, Lauren, Gaenor, Mark, Samuel, Erin, Isabella, Christy, Nick, Alan, and David.
Your promises are made “Yes” in Christ. Your promises are our comfort. To Your glory we say “Amen.”
2 Corinthians 1

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

December 7, 2010

And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves. (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13)
      Thank you, Lord, for the ministry of Bishop Bill, Bishop Dan, and Bishop David, and for all their labors for this diocese. Thank you for all the faithful pastors and shepherds you have raised up among us. Help us esteem and honor them day by day.

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
      Holy Spirit, please help us minister in all these ways as you direct us.

See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. (1 Thessalonians 5:15)
      Jesus, help us give over all our wounds to you for you to handle and take care of.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 )
      Father, please help us daily enter into your will for us through rejoicing, prayer, and thanksgiving.

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21)
      A word received: My people do not hunger for my word. They do not attend to what I AM saying.

Abstain from every form of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
      Holy Spirit, help us make this decision day by day.

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
      Holy Spirit, move among us and bring us to holiness; preserve us for the day of Jesus’ return.

He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:24)

Brethren, pray for us. (1 Thessalonians 5:25)
      Father, give us hearts to hold up our pastors and shepherds in prayer.

Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. (1 Thessalonians 5:26)
      Jesus, give us your openness and love for one another.

I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren. (1 Thessalonians 5:27)
      Help us read, mark, and inwardly digest your word to us.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. (1 Thessalonians 5:28 )
      Amen and Amen.

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Isaiah 5:13-17, 24-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28; Luke 21:29-38
Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Isaiah 6:1-13; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12; John 7:53-8:11

Albany Intercessor

Out of His fullness

December 7, 2010

John 1:16 (Amplified Bible)
For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.

We thank You, Jesus Christ.

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