October 2, 2012
The prayer of a humble person goes past the clouds and keeps on going until it reaches the Lord Most High where it stays until he answers by seeing that justice is done and that the guilty are punished.
2 Chronicles 16:9a
The Lord keeps close watch over the whole world, to give strength to those whose hearts are loyal to him.
As high as the sky is above the earth, so great is his love for those who honor him.
Your power and majesty are beyond measure. Yet You are attentive to Your children on earth. Wonderful is Your name.
We beseech You, dear Lord, to raise up intercessors, humble and loyal and in awe of You. Raise up an army of intercessors to pray for the upcoming elections and votes in the United States of America. Blanket this nation with pleas for mercy. Stir a spirit of repentance.
We are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses, the communion of all the saints. May they too pray for the election.
O Lord, Your kingdom come, Your will be done in the United States of America as it is in heaven. Amen.
October 2, 2012
So he himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed. (Luke 5:16)
Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that you will cause to be set up in this diocese retreats and times alone with you and your father for working lay people.
There he made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.” (Exodus 15:25-26)
Holy Spirit, help us diligently heed the voice of the LORD our God and do what is right in his sight and receive the healing he has for us.
Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters. (Exodus 15:27)
Father, lead us through the wilderness times of our lives to Elim springs where we may find refreshment and healing. Let the living water of Jesus flow in our hearts. Thank you.
Tuesday: 97, 99,  * 94, ; Hosea 4:1-10: Acts 21:1-14: Luke 5:12-26
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Hosea 4:11-19: Acts 21:15-26: Luke 5:27-39
Notes from the Front Line
***** Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
I believe Lord I utterly and truly believe. I have no doubt Lord…
October 2, 2012
My Sunday School class is watching Epic by John Eldredge. He makes a passing cinematic comparison of the Trinity to the opening scene of the The Last of the Mohicans. The movie opens with three men galloping and leaping through a forest. No words are spoken. Yet they move in tandem with one another.
I like the metaphor because it is so fluid. The traditional iconic representations of the Trinity, some variation of a triangle, can seem static. A cinematic icon is not confined to two dimensions.
Listen! My beloved! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.
Song of songs 2:8, Psalm 19:4b-6 NIV
You are our beloved. Our ears strain for You. Our eyes search for You.
Come, Bright Morning Star! Come to Your bride like a champion rejoicing. Amen.