South Carolina

July 25, 2012

Bp Mark Lawrence meets with his clergy this afternoon, in regards to the actions of General Convention.

St. Patrick’s Breastplate, pronouns modified

We bind unto the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina today
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same
The Three in One and One in Three.

We bind this day to them forever
By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation;
His baptism in Jordan river,
His death on Cross for our salvation;
His bursting from the spicèd tomb,
His riding up the heavenly way,
His coming at the day of doom
We bind unto them today.

We bind unto them the power
Of the great love of cherubim;
The sweet ‘Well done’ in judgment hour,
The service of the seraphim,
Confessors’ faith, Apostles’ word,
The Patriarchs’ prayers, the prophets’ scrolls,
All good deeds done unto the Lord
And purity of virgin souls.

We bind unto them today
The virtues of the star lit heaven,
The glorious sun’s life giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks,
The stable earth, the deep salt sea
Around the old eternal rocks.

We bind unto them today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of our God to teach,
His hand to guide, His shield to ward;
The word of God to give them speech,
His heavenly host to be their guard.

Against the demon snares of sin,
The vice that gives temptation force,
The natural lusts that war within,
The hostile men that mar their course;
Or few or many, far or nigh,
In every place and in all hours,
Against their fierce hostility
We bind to them these holy powers.

Against all Satan’s spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart’s idolatry,
Against the wizard’s evil craft,
Against the death wound and the burning,
The choking wave, the poisoned shaft,
Protect them, Christ, till Thy returning.

Christ be with them, Christ within them,
Christ behind them, Christ before them,
Christ beside them, Christ to win them,
Christ to comfort and restore them.
Christ beneath them, Christ above them,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love them,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

We bind unto them the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.
By Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of our salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.


Yoked

July 25, 2012

Psalm 32:9, Matthew 11:29-30 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)
(Do not ye be made like a horse or a mule; which have no understanding, or reasoning ability. Their mouths must be constrained with a bit and a bridle; so that they finally submit to where they should go.)

Take ye my yoke on you [Take ye my yoke upon you], and learn ye of me, for I am mild and meek in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls. For my yoke is soft, and my charge is light [and my charge is light, or easy].


Jesus, be my yoke, I pray.


Matthew 26:57-58 and Sunday School Lesson

July 25, 2012

And those who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. But Peter followed Him at a distance to the high priest’s courtyard. And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end. (Matthew 26:57-58 )
      Jesus, so many follow you at a distance and remain observers rather than participants. Have mercy on us.

      Holy Spirit, as you did with Peter, do also with all those who sit on the side-lines and move them into active discipleship.

      Father, thank you that you forgive us all our failures of courage and enable us to find forgiveness through the blood of Jesus and new life through your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

           Praying The Nicene Creed
who spake by the Prophets.
      Thank you for your word in Scripture and your words to us today.

Study Guide: Summer Sunday School Lesson 07, July 29, 2012
Readings: Mark 6:45-52; Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16; 2 Kings 2:1-15; Ps. 114:7
Next Week: John 6:24-35; Ephesians 4:17-25; Exodus 16:2-4,9-15; Ps. 78:1-25

      Gospel: Mark 6:45-52

A word received: You too have been sent “”rowing” in rough seas by me. There is a purpose in that. I was watching over them and came to them at the right time. I will watch over you and come to you at the right time as well.

      Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16

A word received: Look at what “walking worthy” meant for Paul. Will you accept my call on your life?

      Old Testament: 2 Kings 2:1-15 and Psalm: Ps. 114:7

A word received: There is nothing in all creation that is not under my authority. Neither Elijah nor Elisha made the waters part by their own power. It was by my Spirit that this was done.

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters. (Psalm 114:7-8 )
      Please turn the stony places of my heart into fountains of living water.

Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; Joshua 8:30-35: Rom. 14:13-23: Matt. 26:57-68
Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 66, 67; Joshua 9:3-21: Rom. 15:1-13: Matt. 26:69-75

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote….brilliant.
      Brilliant! “The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the gllow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow.” Revelation 4:3

Albany Intercessor


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