Praying for the election of a new bishop in the Diocese of Singapore

May 8, 2012

Thanks to David Ould at Stand Firm for posting this news about the upcoming election in Singapore as a reminder for prayer:

The 2012 synod of the Diocese of Singapore meets later this week on Friday and Saturday 11&12 May. While there’s obviously lots to do, the main item of interest will be the election of a new bishop, replacing John Chew [wiki] who has served in that capacity (and, more recently, as Primate of SE Asia). It’s a key appointment, not only as leader of a wonderfully missionary diocese (Singapore diocese is active in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Nepal) but also in terms of current global Anglicanism.

There’s more at Stand Firm.

Update:  in a revision to the original post at Stand Firm, David O. states that there may not be an election, merely the announcement of the new appointment as bishop.  But still be praying!

Psalm 68:4-10

May 8, 2012

Sing to God, sing praises to his name; extol him who rides on the clouds, by his name Yah, and rejoice before him. (Psalm 68:4)
      Jesus, help us come into your presence at the Diocesan Convention singing songs of praise and joy to your name.

A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy habitation. (Psalm 68:5)
      Father, thank you for adopting me as your son.

God sets the solitary in families; he brings out those who are bound into prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land. (Psalm 68:6)
      Holy Spirit, help us daily love Jesus and do what he commands us to do.

O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness, the earth shook; the heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel. You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, whereby you confirmed your inheritance, when it was weary. Your congregation dwelt in it; you, O God, provided from your goodness for the poor. (Psalm 68:7-10)
      LORD, send the plentiful rain of your Holy Spirit upon the people of this diocese and the Diocesan Convention. Thank you.

A word received: Thank me.

Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Lev. 16:20-34: 1 Thess. 5:1-11: Matt. 6:7-15
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Lev. 19:1-18: 1 Thess. 5:12-28: Matt. 6:19-24

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Ps. 33 or 33:1-8,18-22; Acts 11:19-30 or Isaiah 45:11-13,18-19; 1 John 4:7-21 or Acts 11:19-30; John 15:9-17).

***** Date: Mon, 07 May 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Sickness is contagious.
      Yawning is contagious.
      Great news: Healing is contagious.
      More great news: Smiling is contagious.
      Smile more dear soul…

Albany Intercessor

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