He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own? No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:10-13)
And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word. (1 Kings 18:21)
LORD< we live in a generation where many are unfaithful by their silence. The choice lies before them whom they will serve and they remain silent. Have mercy on us and restore our land.
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Holy Spirit, help us humble ourselves and call upon the name of Jesus and seek his face.
Jesus, thank you for hearing from heaven and interceding for us. We are a people who have lost our way — guide us back to you.
And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. … O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” (2 Chronicles 20:3…12)
Father, we do not know what to do to restore your people, but our eyes are upon you. Thank you for sending Jesus to save us and redeem us.
Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; 2 Kings 4:8-37; Acts 9:10-31; Luke 3:7-18
Proper 20 Closest to September 21: 138; Amos 8:4-7(8-12); 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13
Monday: 80 * 77, ; 2 Kings 5:1-19; 1 Cor. 4:8-21; Matt. 5:21-26
Notes from the Front Line
***** Dan — He asked prayer for the Schenectady City Mission Community Meal, that God would protect it and cover it with his blessing. He asked that people commit to prayer for this.
***** Rt Rev Dr Grant LeMarquand and Dr Wendy LeMarquand are missionaries of SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders) Bishop Grant is area bishop for the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, Eretrea, Djibouti); under the Most Rev Dr Mouneer Anis, Bishop of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa