All sufficient sacrifice

January 12, 2012

2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV)
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
We thank You for Your all sufficient sacrifice.

2 Peter 1:4 (ESV)
. . . he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
We thank You, Jesus, for taking our fallen nature subject to the curse that we might have Your divine nature which can resist all the curse. Thank You for taking our weaknesses in order that we might have Your strength. We thank You for Your all sufficient sacrifice.

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Israel

January 12, 2012

1 Samuel 16:13a (ESV)
Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward.

O Father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
May Your Spirit rush upon Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and all of the governmental leaders of Israel. Amen.


Psalm 18:28 – 30

January 12, 2012

For you will light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. (Psalm 18:28 )
      Father, come with your light into my life and the life of my parish and the Diocese of Albany. Let the fire of your Holy Spirit provide light for us to see by.

For by you I can run against a troop, by my God I can leap over a wall. (Psalm 18:29)
      Holy Spirit, help us leap over the denominational walls that separate us from our brothers and sisters who walk in the way of Jesus.

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; he is a shield to all who trust in him. (Psalm 18:30)
      Jesus, your way is perfect — help us walk in it. Your word is faithful and true. You are my shield, for I trust in you. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for wisdom for my people.

Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; Gen. 4:17-26: Heb. 3:1-11: John 1:43-51
Friday: 16, 17 * 22; Gen. 6:1-8: Heb. 3:12-19: John 2:1-12

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
      My best friend, whom I knew since I was five months old, told me the week before he died of lung cancer, “Nigel you have to tell people not to smoke!” He then muttered something about a .357 Magnum hand gun having the same result! That was a conversation I shall never forget for all of my life. Hey PLEASE don’t smoke; it can kill you and others around you.

***** Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012
From: Rev Frank Lockwood
Subject: prayers
      I am asking if you would please include prayers for Nigeria in your daily prayer and if we could have others do the same. There is significant violence taking place as Muslims who are part of the group Boko Haram are attacking Christians, the government and noncooperative Muslims in the northern states of Nigeria and have continued to stir issues and violence in Plateau State as well. Plateau State is where the Anglican Arch Diocese of Jos is located under Bishop Ben Kwashi.

***** Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012
From: Eric Chen
Subject: Re: 1/10/2012, #10, 1st Quarter 2012 (Prayer for Death Row Prisoners)
Torre and Jean,
      What a wake up call! Living daily knowing we do not deserve any grace but determined to trust in God’s grace.
      1790 – they didn’t make excuses for human conditions. Or not as much as today.
Jesus’ peace, Eric

Albany Intercessor


Anger

January 12, 2012

Psalm 32:8 (ESV)
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Father,
We are fallen creatures, prone to anger. The Episcopal and Anglican Churches are in a season of litigation. Keep Your eye upon us. Guard us from building strongholds of anger and unforgiveness.
The sun has gone down on our anger. Have mercy and forgive us. Help us, for we are weak. Amen.
Ephesians 4:26


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