For in you, O LORD, I hope; (Psalm 38:15a)
LORD, you are my hope and my strength.
You will hear, O Lord my God. (Psalm 38:15b)
Jesus, I depend on you, I wait on you. Thank you for hearing me.
For I said, “Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.” (Psalm 38:16)
Jesus, you are my rock. Please keep my feet steady on you.
For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me. (Psalm 38:17)
Father, you know my sins — none can be hidden from you — cover me and wash me in the blood of Jesus. Thank you.
For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin. (Psalm 38:18 )
Holy Spirit, please help me make a good confession of my sins and be set free of them.
But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; and those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied. (Psalm 38:19)
Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! (Psalm 38:21-22)
A word received: Pray for the children that they will hear my word.
Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; 1 Kings 9:24-10:13 James 3:1-12 Mark 15:1-11
Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; 1 Kings 11:1-13 James 3:13-4:12 Mark 15:12-21
Notes from the Front Line
Diocesan Intercessions: August 31 For all Sunday School Teachers
The Rev’d Michael Neufeld
***** From: Greg Bailey
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011
Subject: Pray for St. James Church, AuSable Forks and Parish Family
Dear Family and Friends,
We are also called to pray for St. James Church, AuSable Forks and Rev’d. Patti Johnson. As many are recovering from Hurricane Irene, and we see so much focus on the south or on the cities, let us not forget those who are in small communities or in out of the way places that are so easily forgotten about or looked over. St. James Church, and it Parish Families and the community of AuSable has also suffered at the hand of this storm. Please join me in prayer for them and for all those who may not have made the National News but are still in need of our prayers and support. May we simply give Thanks to God that the suffering and damage felt was not worse than what we can bear. Amen.
***** Labor Day Weekend Retreat “To Be a Pilgrim Today”
September 2-5 2011 (Beginning on Friday at Vespers and ending after dinner on Monday)
The Rev’d Dr. Arnold Klukas, Professor of Liturgics and Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Seminary, will lead a three-day, traditional silent retreat entitled “To Be Pilgrim Today” over Labor Day Weekend, September 2-5, 2011, at the convent.
As a teacher of classic Christian spiritual direction and formation, Dr. Klukas will offer meditations on the disciplines of prayeras the foundation of spiritual development, using pilgrimage as the theme for the Christian’s progress in spiritual growth.
Silence and interior prayer are an important foundation for active ministry. Join the sisters and their Associates in this opportunity to refresh and refocus before the resumption of the busy-ness of the fall season.
Suggested Donation for the Three Day Retreat: $250.
CSM Associates’ Discount: $209
Commuter Rate (Meals and Speaker): $175
For more information, see the posting on our website or call the convent at (518 ) 692-3028. Space is limited, so register soon by calling (518 ) 692-3028 or by e-mailing Mother Miriam.