Luke 17:11-19

November 21, 2012

      Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
      So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.
      And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.
      So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.” (Luke 17:11-19)
      Holy Spirit, we have received so many blessings from the hand of Jesus, help us daily return and give God thanks for his blessing and daily provision for us. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Father. Thank you, Holy Spirit. Thank you, Holy Trinity, one God.

A word received: Rejoice! Rejoice in me. I AM LORD.

Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Mal. 1:1,6-14: James 3:13-4:12: Luke 17:11-19
Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Mal. 2:1-16: James 4:13-5:6: Luke 17:20-37
Thanksgiving Day: 65 or 65:9-14; Deuteronomy 8:1-3,6-10(17-20); James 1:17-18,21-27; Matthew 6:25-33

Albany Intercessor


Narrow

November 21, 2012

In Ezekiel’s vision, as one moves from the inner temple to the most holy place, the entrance gets smaller.

Ezekiel 41:1-4 (ESV)
The Inner Temple
Then he brought me to the nave and measured the jambs. On each side six cubits was the breadth of the jambs. And the breadth of the entrance was ten cubits, and the sidewalls of the entrance were five cubits on either side. And he measured the length of the nave, forty cubits, and its breadth, twenty cubits. Then he went into the inner room and measured the jambs of the entrance, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits; and the sidewalls on either side of the entrance, seven cubits. And he measured the length of the room, twenty cubits, and its breadth, twenty cubits, across the nave. And he said to me, “This is the Most Holy Place.”

O Lord, I am a fallen creature. Take pity and help me enter by the narrow gate. Amen.

Matthew 7:13-14


Israel

November 21, 2012

Psalm 118:1-4 (ESV)
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!

Let Israel say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”

Our Father in heaven,
You steadfast love endures forever in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. Your steadfast love endures in every dimension and realm, seen and unseen. Your steadfast love endures along the Israeli-Gaza border. We declare Your steadfast love. Amen.


Ten disciplined bishops and the church

November 21, 2012

Psalm 16:7-8 (New Living Translation)
I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me.

Song of Solomon 5:2 (New International Version)
I slept but my heart was awake. Listen! My lover is knocking:
“Open to me, my sister, my darling,
my dove, my flawless one.
My head is drenched with dew,
my hair with the dampness of the night.”

Lord Christ,
We bless You who guides us. May the hearts of Your bride, the church, be awake to You as they sleep. We especially ask that You bring instruction at night to the ten disciplined bishops, Mark, Peter, Maurice, John, Paul, William, Bruce, Daniel, Edward, and James; and to the leaders of Texas, Central Florida, Albany, Springfield, Western Louisiana, South Carolina, Dallas, and Nashotah House.
When they fall asleep at night, may they offer their spirits to You to receive all that they need for the next day. Speak to them through dreams and night visions. If their sleeping patterns are disrupted by trauma or anxiety, we humbly beseech You, O Prince of Peace, to grant them the peace that passeth understanding and to heal their sleep. Amen.


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