The tomb of Haggai

April 3, 2011

The prophet Haggai is buried in a catacomb on the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem.

Haggai 1:14 (New Living Translation)
So the Lord sparked the enthusiasm of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the enthusiasm of Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the enthusiasm of the whole remnant of God’s people. They began to work on the house of their God, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies,

Haggai 1:14 (Amplified Bible)
And the Lord aroused the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people, so that they came and labored on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God,

Haggai 1:14 (Good News Translation)
The Lord inspired everyone to work on the Temple: Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah; Joshua, the High Priest, and all the people who had returned from the exile. They began working on the Temple of the Lord Almighty, their God,

Oh, Father, arouse the spirit of Your intercessors, spark the enthusiasm of Your people, and inspire them to work for the establishment of Your kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Amen.

Japanese reactors

April 3, 2011

From Japan Today

The government expects that several months may be required before radioactive particles stop being released from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, its top spokesman said Sunday. . . . ‘‘Although the plant has not yet emerged from its critical situation, it has recovered some stability’’ and it is time ‘‘to inform the public what we are trying to do’’ with time frames to help ease anxiety, said Hosono, who has been serving as a major liaison between the government and the power company.

On the Hebrew calendar, we have entered the month of Nisan, a month of praise and thanksgiving.

We send our praises of Your holy name to the atmosphere over Fukushima:
Jehovah-Tsidkenu, You are our righteousness, and we thank You for the gift of Your Son.
Jehovah-M’Kaddesh, You are the God who sanctifies, and we thank You for the work of the Holy Spirit in the cleansing of the land, atmosphere, and sea and for the spiritual awakening among the Japanese people.
Jehovah-Shalom, You are peace, and we thank You for the measure of stability that is restored at Fukushima.
Jehovah-Shammah, You are present, and we thank You for Your presence in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.
Jehovah-Rophe, You are our healer, and we thank You for the ongoing healing of this land and people.
Jehovah-Jereh, Your provision shall be seen in Japan.
Jehovah-Nissi, You are our banner, and we raise the name of Jesus over Fukushima.
Jehovah-Rohi, You are our shepherd, and we ask for Your guidance and nurture of this nation. Amen.

Ephesians 5:1-7

April 3, 2011

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. (Ephesians 5:1)
      Jesus, please help us walk in your footsteps.

and walk in love, as christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. (Ephesians 5:2)
      Holy Spirit, help us love one another, just as Jesus loves us.

But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; (Ephesians 5:3)
      Holy Spirit, cleanse our hearts and minds of all that is evil.

neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. (Ephesians 5:4)
      Father, you made our mouths to praise you but filth comes out of them. Purify our hearts so that our mouths are made clean.

For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. (Ephesians 5:5)
      Jesus, help us truly repent of all that is evil.

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. (Ephesians 5:6)
      Lord, we are masters of self-deception; protect us from empty words.

Therefore do not be partakers with them. (Ephesians 5: 7)
      LORD, establish us in your ways. Thank you.

Exodus 5:22-6:8
A word received: I want you to see my larger purposes in all this. I want you to see with eyes that are open to the movement of my Spirit. Look at what I am doing: It is more than hardening Pharaoh’s heart; it is more than leading my people out of Egypt. I am establishing the fact that I AM the one who lifts my people out of bondage when they turn to me and cry out to me. I AM the way, the truth, and the life.

Praying the Nicene Creed, a word received 12/29/07: Each day I want you to take a phrase from the Nicene Creed and pray that phrase. My people need to hear what is true and make it their own.
I believe in one God,
      Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thank you for being one and thank you for your love for one another. Please help me, help your people live in the reality of your unity and love. Thank you.
the Father Almighty,
      Father, thank you for being a father to me. Thank you that by your might you have made your son Jesus known to us so that we can become your children.

Albany Intercessor

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