Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you. (James 5:1-6)
Jesus, bring to repentance those of great wealth who have abused and looted those who work for them.
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (James 5:7-8 )
Holy Spirit, please work in our hearts and give us the patience and temperance to wait on Jesus.
Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord–that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful. (James 5:9-11)
Father, please se us free from grumbling and complaining about one another. Give us the freedom of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment. (James 5:12)
Holy Spirit, please help us to be straight-forward and honest in our speech with one another. Help us to be true to our words. Thank you.
A word received: Come to me — come into my arms of love.
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Hosea 2:2-14: James 3:1-13: Matt. 13:44-52
HC: Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48; James 4:7-12(13-5:6); Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29; Ps. 19 or 19:7-14
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Hosea 2:14-23: Acts 20:17-38: Luke 5:1-11
Notes from the Front Line
***** Please pray for a speedy recovery for Fr. Nigel Mumford from his hip replacement.
***** A word received 6/4/2009: Pray for this nation. Pray for wise and godly men and women who will lead my people in my ways. Pray for the courts, that they will do true justice. Pray for the Congress and the legislatures, that they will have a spirit of wisdom and discernment. Pray for the President and the Governors, that their hearts will be turned into my ways.
*****.Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
From: Deacon Susan Plaske
Subject: Cathedral Prayer Table Report
Hi Torre, Hope this report finds you feeling much better than last week. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Below is prayer table report form Sept 19 and 26th combined: Prayer ministers: Candy Palumbo, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo, Dcn.Plaske
Dave – Prayers for Bonnie, Bob (broken arm) friends in PA, for Jean and Tom (came both weeks)
Victoria – stopped by to show us a picture of her baby (healthy). We had prayed with her a year ago when she was pregnant, now seeking God’s intervention in her relationship with her husband, as he was un-faithful during her pregnancy and she is struggling to work things out. Lots of turmoil. For peace and direction.
Sharon and Connie prayer for Jim who is retired, Terique whose health is decreasing, her mother Daljit for God’s abiding peace. (came both weeks)
Candy – prayer for Michael her son. Direction, protection and provision.(both weeks)
Jermain and Calvin – offered prayer that the Lord would lead Jermain to a job and that God would protect Calvin from being led astray with addictions.
Beth – for Thor the dog. That God would lessen the pain that he suffers from old age and arthritis. Comfort for him and his people
Lisa – Continued healing with her health and family financial woes and help with her fathers care.
Joe – Family needs – his 2 daughters, Father and his fathers friend, his wife for peace to them all.
John – wrote a book called Grandma Harrington and the queen’s wardrobe. (Historical Fiction) based on Queen Mary. They were taking pictures at the Cathedral for the book. Prayer for the endeavors to be blessed an to bring Glory to God.
Steve – said wow what’s this? A place where people can just walk up and pray. Awesome! Steve is in discernment for the diaconate for the Orthodox church. Prayers for direction and clarity.
***** Check out the web-site for Bishop Grant and Doctor Wendy LeMarquand: http://www.grantandwendy.com/
***** Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: This Bible verse spoke to me to today
He Took on the Status of a Slave
2 1-4 If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.