Psalm 44:1-6

July 23, 2012


      This year’s family photo — no new additions, everyone is growing up.

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, the deeds you did in their days, in days of old: (Psalm 44:1)
      Father, please help us to be a generation that tells our children and theirs all that you have done for us.

You drove out the nations with your hand, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, and cast them out. (Psalm 44:2)
      Father, you have made a way for us when there seemed to be no way.

For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you favored them. (Psalm 44:3)
      Jesus, there is nothing of our own that we can boast of — yu have done it all. Thank you.

You are my King, O God; command victories for Jacob. Through you we will push down our enemies; through your name we will trample those who rise up against us. (Psalm 44:4-5)
      Jesus, you are king, win the victory in the Episcopal Church.

For I will not trust in my bow, nor shall my sword save me. (Psalm 44:6)
      

Mark 6:34 A word received: I want you to have compassion on those who come to you.

Monday: 41,52 * 44; Joshua 7:1-13: Rom. 13:8-14: Matt. 26:36-46
Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; Joshua 8:1-22: Rom. 14:1-12: Matt. 26:47-56

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish. July 23 St. Mary’s, Springfield Center — The Rev’d Kyle Grennen

***** Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
Listen.
Listen, until you hear!
Let someone tell there story to you.
What a privilege it is to hear about someone’s life.
Let someone be heard, let them safely tell “their” story, until they are heard.
Try not to interrupt unless you need to verify or understand something.
Perhaps they have never sat with someone and been able to tell their story because no one listens.
For so many, to be heard is not the norm, because no one listens to them.
Listen to someone’s story.
“You” might just change someone’s life.
Put your hand over your mouth and listen with your eyes.
Listening is investing in the validity of a life.
Listen until they are heard.
Listen.
“Then Jesus added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given –and you will receive even more.” Mark 4:24
~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Albany Intercessor


Drawn by lots

July 23, 2012

In 1 Chronicles 24-26, King David organized and divided the priests and the praise team leaders by lots. I thought it would be interesting to look at the meaning of the names, as drawn by lots. The first name is the priest and the second name the musician.–JW

Lot 1–Jehoiarib (God will contend for) and Joseph (increase, God has multiplied)
Lot 2–Jedaiah (Praise God) and Gedaliah (God is great)
Lot 3–Harim (snub nosed, flat nosed) and Zaccur (mindful)
Lot 4–Seorim (barley, gates,hairs, or tempests) and Izri (Creator)
Lot 5–Malchijah (Yahweh is king) and Nethaniah (the gift of the Lord)
Lot 6–Mijami (right hand) and Bukkiah (Jehovah has emptied)
Lot 7–Hakkoz (thorn) and Jesharelah (upright before God)
Lot 8–Abijah (God is my father) and Jeshaiah (salvation of God)
Lot 9–Jeshua (Yahweh is salvation) and Mettaniah (gift of the Lord)
Lot 10–Shecaniah (God has dwelt) and Shimei (that hears and obeys, my reputation, my fame)
Lot 11–Eliashab (God will bring back) and Azarel (whom the Lord helps)
Lot 12–Jakim (whom God sets up) and Hashabiah (God has regarded)
Lot 13–Huppah (protected) and Shubael (captive of God)
Lot 14–Jeshebeab (dwelling of the father) and Mattathiah (gift of the Lord)
Lot 15–Bilgah (rejuvenation, cheerfulness) and Jeremoth (elevated, He is exalted)
Lot 16–Immer (saying, speaking, a lamb) and Hananiah (God has favored)
Lot 17–Hezir (swine, protected, strong) and Joshbekashah (a hard seat)
Lot 18–Happizzez (the shattered one, shaken me to pieces) and Hanani (gracious)
Lot 19–Pethahiah (the Lord opening, gate of the Lord) and Mallothi (fullness,circumcision)
Lot 20–Jehezkel (God strengthens) and Eliathah (to whom God will come)
Lot 21–Jachin (God will establish, God will give certainty) and Hothir (Father of preeminence, Father of plenty)
Lot 22–Gamul (a recompense) and Giddalti (I brought from there, I have trained up)
Lot 23–Delaiah (the poor of the Lord, Jehovah is deliverer) and Mahazioth (seeing a sign, seeing a letter)
Lot 24–Maaziah (strength or consolation of Jehovah) and Romamti-ezer (exaltation of help)

Father,
We thank You that You are a God of infinite detail. Amen.


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