South Carolina

July 26, 2012

Praise be to the Lord my Rock,
who trains my hands for war,
my fingers for battle.
He is my loving God and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield, in whom I take refuge,
who subdues peoples under me.

Exodus 31:18 (NIV)
When the Lord finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.
Father, inscribe upon the hearts of the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Your covenant law.

Mark 7:33-35 (NIV)
After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
Open their ears and loosen their tongues to advance the kingdom of God.

Luke 11:20 (NIV)
But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Drive out the demons blocking the advancement of Your kingdom in this diocese. May Your kingdom come and You will be done in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina as it is in heaven. Amen.

Matthew 26:69-75

July 26, 2012

Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, “You also were with Jesus of Galilee.” But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are saying.” And when he had gone out to the gateway, another girl saw him and said to those who were there, “This fellow also was with Jesus of Nazareth.” But again he denied with an oath, “I do not know the man!” And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter, “Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you.” Then he began to curse and swear, saying, “I do not know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly. (Matthew 26:69-75)
      Lord Jesus, we pray for all those who are in bondage of fear of what others will think if they acknowledge they know you. Set them free as you ultimately did with Peter.

      Holy Spirit, come upon all the disciples of this diocese and bring them to the freedom to acknowledge they know Jesus wherever they are or whatever the circumstances.

      Father, renew you people by your Holy Spirit. Renew in our day the wonders of your Pentecost. (John XXIII)

A word received: Pray for my people to be set free from captivity.

Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 66, 67; Joshua 9:3-21: Rom. 15:1-13: Matt. 26:69-75
Friday: 40,54 * 51; Joshua 9:22-10:15: Rom. 15:14-24: Matt. 27:1-10

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      It’s not about me…
      it’s about “we.”
      You and me,
      He and thee.
      It’s all about you Lord, it’s all about you.
      “He must become greater, I must become less.” John 3.30

***** News from Christ the King Spiritual Life Center

The Sisters of St. Mary are pleased to present: Life Together: The Common Life of the Church and the Life of the Soul — A Three-day Silent Retreat with Phil Turner Labor Day Weekend – August 31 -September 3. The Rev’d Dr. Phil Turner, former Dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and Interim Dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest as well as founding member of the Anglican Communion Institute, will lead a three day silent retreat at the convent. The author of The Crisis of Moral Teaching in the Episcopal Church and other books, Dr. Turner’s meditations will be based on material being prepared for his newest book on the common life of Christians. Call the convent for more information: 518-692-3028.

Albany Intercessor

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