Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28-31)
LORD, help us this order right: to love and worship you first of all then to love our neighbor.
Jesus, so many in our generation have reversed the order: they have put loving neighbor ahead of loving God; and all sorts of perversions flow from this. Help us get this right.
Father, fill our hearts and minds and souls with love for you and with your strength.
Holy Spirit, please help us daily love our neighbors by sharing the gospel of peace with them. Thank you.
A word received: Pray for fathers who will show forth my love and discipline to their children.
A word received: There are no secrets from me.
Thursday: 131, 132,  * 134, 135; 2 Samuel 19:1-23; Acts 24:1-23; Mark 12:28-34
Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); 2 Samuel 19:24-43; Acts 24:24-25:12; Mark 12:35-44
Notes from the Front Line
***** All Saint Cathedral Prayer table report 8/21/13 Beautiful, Warm, Dcn. Sue Plaske, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo, Paula Sutcliff
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
+Kurt Stopped looking for directions to help with the food pantry. Took a cross and shared his testimony with us.
Natasha – Prayers for Thanksgiving.
Mark(From St. Peter’s) Prayers for Christians in Egypt.
Mona -Daughter Aubrey issues with anorexia and cutting and grieving for passing of mother Maureen.
Paula – safe travel to Maine and healing.
+Mary – healing for girlfriend Barb, Brother Ulyess – Dementia, Son Bu-quan – married woman with 11 Childern, and Son Warren – 7 years in prison.
Also, after putting everything away, I ran into Tony. We prayed with him on 7/3 after he had gotten out of rehab. He is still sober, and I did share some testimony with him