There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:4)
Holy Spirit, please help each of us use the gifts you have given us to build up the Body of Christ.
There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. (1 Corinthians 12:5)
Jesus, help each of us to know and do the unique ministry you have given us and in real, practical ways make you Lord of our lives.
And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. (1 Corinthians 12:6)
Father, please help each of us in our several callings accept your work in our lives.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: (1 Corinthians 12:7)
Holy Trinity, one God, help us show forth the ministry of the Holy Spirit in such a way that the whole body is built up.
for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. (1 Corinthians 12:8-10)
Father, help each of us accept and use the gifts your Holy Spirit has given us for the building up of the body of your son Jesus.
But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. (1 Corinthians 12:11)
Holy Spirit, please help us accept the work and gifts that you are manifesting in each of us. Don’t let us be jealous of another’s gifts, but rather recognize and use the gifts you have given us. Thank you.
For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body–whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free–and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many. (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)
Father, thank you for making us one — help us to live that out day by day.
A word received: Pray that I will raise up Aarons and Hurs throughout this diocese to lift up the arms of the bishops, priests and deacons who are weary. (See Exodus 17:8-13)
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Gen. 50:15-26: 1 Cor. 12:1-11: Mark 8:11-26
Thursday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73; Exod. 1:6-22: 1 Cor. 12:12-26: Mark 8:27-9:1
Notes from the Front Line
***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (John 12:20-33; Hebrews 5:(1-4)5-10; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51 or 51:11-16).
***** Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
Do you ever get a bible verse stuck in you mind for a few days? Rather like a song that just keep playing, as the needle on the LP is stuck and it just keeps playing over and over again. Well this verse is doing that right now, “You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit. ” Job 10:12 How can one say thank you to God? THANK YOU GOD…THANK YOU JESUS, THANK YOU HOLY SPIRIT, THANK YOU HOLY TRINITY. Amen.
***** Christ the King News:
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