John 11:40-44

January 5, 2012

Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. And I know that you always hear me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that you sent me.” (John 11:40-42)
      Father, thank you for hearing the prayers and intercessions of your son Jesus.

      Jesus, intercede for us and all the parishes of this diocese.

      Holy Spirit, let your river flow through this diocese.

Now when He had said these things, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” (John 11:43)
      Jesus, speak your word of command to all the dead and dying parishes in this diocese. Bid us all to come forth to new life in you.

And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” (John 11:44)
      Lord Jesus, at your word of command, let all who are in bondage be set free to the new life of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

      Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

A word received: Wait on me. Keep your eyes on me.

Jan. 5: 2, 110:1-5(6-7) * –; Jonah 2:2-9: Eph. 6:10-20: John 11:17-27,38-44
Eve of Epiphany: –: 29, 98; Isa. 66:18-23: Rom. 15:7-13
Epiphany: 46, 97 * 96, 100; Isa. 49:1-7: Rev. 21:22-27: Matt. 12:14-21
HC: The Epiphany: 72 or 72:1-2,10-17; Isaiah 60:1-6,9; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
      Years ago I went to a B’nai Mitzvah (bar-mitzvah). The Rabbi said to the young men, “When you get to heaven you will be asked three questions.” He then told the lads the three questions. The first two were from the Torah and I forget what they were. The third question the Rabbi asked has always stuck in my mind. He said, “The third question you will be asked is, ‘Did you have fun?’ ”

***** As I look forward to the Epiphany tomorrow and the coming of the Wise Men, I give thanks to God that he brought Jean, a very wise and brave woman, to be my wife. Thank you, Jesus.
Jean on her way to teach in Pakistan in 1952 for three and half years.

Albany Intercessor

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For our nation and President

January 5, 2012

From episcopalnet.org, where there is a novena.

O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: we commend this nation to Your merciful care, that being guided by Your Providence, we may dwell secure in Your peace. Grant to our President Barack, and to all leaders in authority, wisdom, strength and courage to know and do Your will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever-mindful of their calling to serve the people in Your faith and fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen


Judgment

January 5, 2012

And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.” (John 9:39)

Jesus, You are the Rock of Israel.
All Your ways are judgment.
Your decisions are just and righteous.
All Your ways are judgment.
You are Truth.
All your ways are judgment.
You will come again in glory to judge the quick and the dead.


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