Then they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him. And they said to Him, “By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority to do these things?” But Jesus answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one question; then answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things: The baptism of John–was it from heaven or from men? Answer Me.” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘From men’ “–they feared the people, for all counted John to have been a prophet indeed. So they answered and said to Jesus, “We do not know.” And Jesus answered and said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.” (Mark 11:27-33)
Holy Spirit, convict the hearts and minds of the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church and help them acknowledge Jesus’ authority over them.
Father, we live in a generation where everyone does what is right in his own eyes (Judges 21:25). Have mercy on us.
Jesus, please help the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church accept the authority of the Scriptures over them. Thank you.
Tuesday: , 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, ; 2 Samuel 18:9-18; Acts 23:12-24; Mark 11:27-12:12
Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; 2 Samuel 18:19-23; Acts 23:23-35; Mark 12:13-27
Notes from the Front Line
***** Christ Church Coxsackie Prayer Table Report, Saturday, 8/17, 2013, 12pm- 6pm, Carol MacNaughton, Tony Humler, Dianne Roosa and Gary Roosa at Riverside Park, Coxsackie.
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***** Prayerline of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Monday, August 19, 2013 5:25 PM
Please pray for all the people in Egypt and particularly the Christians who are under attack.