Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways. (Psalm 128:1)
Father, please help us hear you and walk in your ways and enter into the blessing you have for us.
When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. (Psalm 128:2)
Father, thank you for your provision for us and that we can receive the labor of our hands. We remember before you all those who search for work and can’t find it. Guide them to it by your Holy Spirit.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants all around your table. (Psalm 128:3)
Jesus, thank you for the children you have blessed us with — thank you for the full quiver you have given us. Thank you for all the fruit that has come out of Jean’s life and ministry.
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD. (Psalm 128:4)
Father, please help us fear you — to hold you in great awe so that we may receive your blessing.
The LORD bless you out of Zion, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. (Psalm 128:5)
Holy Spirit, please help us enter into the Father’s blessing.
Yes, may you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel! (Psalm 128:6)
Jesus, thank you that we have gotten to see our children’s children. Thank you for your kindness to us.
Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; Zech. 12:1-10: Eph. 1:3-14: Luke 19:1-10
Thursday: 131, 132,  * 134, 135; Zech. 13:1-9: Eph. 1:15-23: Luke 19:11-27
Notes from the Front Line
O GOD, who spares when we deserve punishment, and in your wrath remembers mercy; we humbly beseech you, of your goodness, to comfort and succour all prisoners [especially those who are condemned to die]. Give them a right understanding of themselves, and of your promises; that, trusting wholly in your mercy, they may not place their confidence anywhere but in you. Relieve the distressed, protect the innocent, awaken the guilty; and forasmuch as you alone bring light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant to these your servants, that by the power of your Holy Spirit they may be set free from the chains of sin and death, and may be brought to newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (From the BCP 1928 )
“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them–those who are mistreated–since you yourselves are in the body also.” Hebrews 13:3