The sins upon the land–adultery

March 23, 2013

Jeremiah 23:10 (NLT)
For the land is full of adultery,
and it lies under a curse.
The land itself is in mourning—
its wilderness pastures are dried up.
For they all do evil
and abuse what power they have.

Dear Heavenly Father,
My state and county, _________, are full of adultery. We have defiled Your covenant of marriage. Our ancestors have defiled Your covenant of marriage. How many curses lie upon the land?
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Take pity upon us. We yearn for Your kingdom to come, Your will to be done in _______________ as it is in heaven. We cry out for godly marriages. Teach us how to pray for marriages. Teach us how to honor You in our marriages. Teach us how to best support the institution of marriage in our land. Turn the hearts of our county and state leaders to support the institution of marriage.
Forgive my state and county for its past sins of adultery and for its laws that weaken the covenant of marriage. Forgive me of my attitudes that are not in alignment with Your principles of godly marriage. We cry out for the Blood of Jesus over the land and declare blessings upon it. Bless my state and county. Bless the marriages, and bless the land.
We thank You for Your great love for us. God, You are rich in mercy. You have made us alive with Christ when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace we have been saved. You have raised us up with Christ and seated us in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. We thank You for showing us the incomparable riches of Your grace and for Your kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Amen.

Jeremiah 31:31-34

March 23, 2013

“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah– (Jeremiah 31:31)
      Father, please help us become heirs by faith in Jesus to all your promises.

not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. (Jeremiah 31:32)
      Jesus, the Episcopal Church has repeatedly broken its covenant with you and walked after other gods — the gods of this world. Have mercy on us.

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Jeremiah 31:33)
      Father, Son, Holy Spirit, write this new covenant in our minds and on our hearts so you will be our God and we shall be your people.

No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” (Jeremiah 31:34)
      LORD, bring everyone in this diocese into a personal knowledge of the salvation you are offering us. Write these words of forgiveness and mercy in our minds and on our hearts. Thank you.

Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144; *; 42, 43; Jer. 31:27-34; Rom. 11:25-36; John 11:28-44, or 12:37-50
Palm Sunday: 24, 29; *; 103; Zech. 9:9-12; 1 Tim. 6:12-16; Zech. 12:9-11,13:1,7-9; Matt. 21:12-17
Liturgy of the Palms: 118:19-29; Luke 19:29-40
Liturgy of the Word: 22:1-21 or 22:1-11; Isaiah 45:21-25 or Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke (22:39-71) 23:1-49(50-56)

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