This is the way of those who are foolish, and of their posterity who approve their sayings. Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall be consumed in the grave, far from their dwelling. (Psalm 49:13-14)
Lord Jesus Christ, we cry out to you for all those who are caught up in the folly of this generation: have mercy on them and turn their steps into your ways.
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for he shall receive me. (Psalm 49:15)
“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes–I, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me!” (Job 19:25-27)
Jesus, you are my refuge and my redeemer and healer. Thank you.
A General Confession.
ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind In Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen. (BCP 1928 )
A word received: Speak to me. I AM listening.
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.
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,; Ecclus. 28:14-26: Rev. 12:1-6: Luke 11:37-52
Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 33; Ecclus. 31:12-18,25-32:2: Rev. 12:7-17: Luke 11:53-12:12