Glastonbury Tibetan wheels

January 15, 2013

In addition to Celtic paganism, goddess worship, and Druidry, Glastonbury features large Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels. Tibetan prayer wheels (called Mani wheels by the Tibetans) supposedly are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many, many copies of the Buddhist mantra (prayer) in an ancient Indian script or in Tibetan script, are wound around an axle in a protective container, and spun around and around. Typically, larger decorative versions of the syllables of the mantra are also carved on the outside cover of the wheel. Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying this mantra, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion.
Viewing a written copy of the mantra is said to have the same effect — and the mantra is carved into stones left in piles near paths where travelers will see them. Spinning the written form of the mantra around in a Mani wheel is also supposed to have the same effect; the more copies of the mantra, the more the benefit.

We love you, O Lord, our strength. You are our rock and fortress and Deliverer. O God, You are our strength in whom we trust, our shield, the horn of our salvation, our stronghold. We call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and ask that Glastonbury be saved from our enemies (Psalm 18:1-3).

Lord, we claim Your promises. Your Word says:
-that You will fight for us (Deut 3:22)
-it will not be by might nor power but by Your Spirit (Zech 4:6).
-because of our weakness You will become strong in us (Heb 11:34).
-that even the gates of Hades shall not prevail against us as part of Your church, including the church in England (Matt 16:18).
-that through You we shall do valiantly, because it is You who treads down our enemies (Psalm 108: 13).

Lord God Almighty, we ask You to send angels to do battle for Glastonbury on earth and in the heavenlies against every source of wickedness (Heb 1:14, Psalm 103:20).

We ask you Father to cover and surround the Christians in Glastonbury and the intercessors for Glastonbury with the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rev 12:11). We ask that the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ will also cover their bodies, souls and spirits as well as their minds, wills, emotions and hearts (Heb 9:14). The Christians in Glastonbury and intercessors for Glastonbury are complete in Him, redeemed, cleansed and sanctified by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (3 John 1:7). Therefore the devil has no place in them and no power over them (Rom 16:20). We ask You, Heavenly Father, to place Your hedge of protection around about them and their loved ones (Job 1:10). Please hide them under the shadow of Your wings and surround them as with a shield and hold them in Your righteous right hand (Psalm 91:4, Psalm 5:12, Psalm 108:6).

As Anglican Christians, we sever the source of the curses on Glastonbury, whether they are from witchcraft, wizardry, voodoo, sorcery, New Age, satanism, psychics, channelers, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist prayers, ancestral, aboriginal and freemasonry rituals, prayers from every other religious group or false Christian prayers. Specifically, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we negate all Buddhist mantras, spoken or written, and all idolatrous rock music prayers (Deut l8:9-13). At the name of Jesus, the prince of the power of the air over Glastonbury and Chenrezig must bow their knees.

We forgive all those who have come against Glastonbury in this way and cut off their ties and connections to Glastonbury. Demonic grace over Glastonbury is bound, in the name of Jesus Christ. In our authority as disciples of Jesus Christ and as Anglicans, we declare demonic protection and assignments null and void. We bind the powers of all those coming against Glastonbury, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt 5:44, Matt 16:17-19, Luke 21:22). We bless the enemies of Glastonbury and the enemies of her intercessors. Amen.

Inspiration for this prayer came from Praise-and-Worship.com

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Bells

January 15, 2013

This hymn is by the Rev. John H. Matthews.

Ring out, glad bells! Arouse our hearts,
Shame our indifference and our strife;
Call us again to leave behind
All that impedes our spirit’s life —
And with your wide and son’rous mouths
Inspire our mouths to sing anew
The praise of Him who reigns above,
The righteous One, the Just, the True.

Your substance once was hid from sight
Mute in the darkness of the earth,
But by man’s skill, to give delight,
You were brought forth and given birth.
We are from nothing; may we be
Found, when this mortal life is done
True-cast by God the Father’s love
To bear the image of the Son.

Ring out, glad bells! From belfries dark
Call us, with loud resounding voice
Into that light which never dims,
Wherein the Holy Ones rejoice;
And, as your sound goes boldly out,
So may we go, to make Christ known,
Till all the sons of God shall shout
With endless joy before His throne!

BBC Radio has a weekly 3-minute spot of church bells, which is rousing. Dove’s Guide is an exhaustive resource on British church bells.


Mark 1:14-20

January 15, 2013

Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:14-15)
      Holy Spirit, we pray that everyone in this diocese will hear and receive Jesus’ proclamation: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

And as he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed him. (Mark 1:16-18 )
      Jesus, please help us answer your call to follow you and become fishers of men. Help us respond immediately as Simon and Andrew did when you called them.

When he had gone a little farther from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets. And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him. (Mark 1:19-20)
      Father, help us leave behind anything that hinders our following Jesus, knowing that we have you, our Father in heaven, who will watch over us. Thank you.

A word received: I AM here — at your side.

Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Isa. 40:25-31; Eph. 1:15-23; Mark 1:14-28
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Isa. 41:1-16; Eph. 2:1-10; Mark 1:29-45

      Notes from the Front Line

***** From: Deacon Alan Hart
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2013
Subject: PT report ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, January 14, 10-11 a.m., in front of our church on Division Street. In the high 30s but very windy today; not many people out and about. Don Robertshaw and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)

a–anointed with Holy Oil.
t–received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

DAVID — Navy veteran; a regular who comes EVERY week. Asked for prayer for peace in our country. Also, see item below!

a,t,t — MONICA — Just to show you the power of His table and how it is reaching out to all, DAVID (above) asked his friend Monica to come with him to the table for prayer. She came! She sought prayer for her daughter AMBER (the Lord knows the details) and also for travel mercies back to her home in Ohio this week.

ETHEL — Received prayer for continued healing of the injuries she sustained when she fell last week walking down one of the hills near her home.

MAILMAN — Again declined actual “sit-down” prayer but we prayed for him to have safe travel and said “God bless you!” and he thanked us and said, “You too.”

TIM and CAROLYN — This young couple came last week for prayer as they were moving into a new apartment and asked for prayer for safety and provision. This time, Carolyn sought prayer for “Grace and Mercy.” Tim thanked us for the prayer and they (like Monica) took some of the free warm winter clothinhg we give out thanks to the generosity of people who make and purchase the warm items our visitors so badly need.

Albany Intercessor


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