Ephesians 5:16-21

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, (Ephesians 5:15)
      Holy Spirit, please give us wisdom in our walk with Jesus.

redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:16)
      Jesus, help each of us to be a part of your plan of redemption in the midst of the surrounding evil.

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:17)
      Father, help us by your Holy Spirit to understand and do the mind and will of Jesus.

And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, (Ephesians 5:18 )
      Help us, Holy Spirit, to avoid all dissipation and be filled to overflowing with your presence.

speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, (Ephesians 5:19)
      Jesus, help us speak to one another in ways that build each other up in you. Help us to make melody in our heart to you.

giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, (Ephesians 5:20)
      Father, thank you for your mercy and love for me in the name of your son Jesus.

submitting to one another in the fear of God. (Ephesians 5:21)
      Holy Spirit, help us to be mutually submitted to one another in Christ Jesus. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for the seed of my word to produce a rich harvest in you.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Isa. 45:5-17; Eph. 5:15-33; Mark 4:21-34
Friday: 31 * 35; Isa. 45:18-25; Eph. 6:1-9; Mark 4:35-41

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for growth in every parish, January 24 St. Luke’s, Catskill – The Rev’d David Sutcliffe, The Rev’d Henry Verdaasdonk

***** A couple of years ago when I started using a cane I noticed an odd thing at work: some people who used to nod to me in the hallways no longer did any more. They didn’t know how to handle my disability so I became invisible to them. No matter how disabled I am by sin, I am NEVER invisible to God. I am always in his sight and he acknowledges my presence. Thank you, Jesus! [Note from Torre]

Albany Intercessor

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