December 19, 2013

Chalice Well is a holy well situated at the foot of Glastonbury Tor in the county of Somerset, England (Diocese of Bath and Wells). Archaeological evidence suggests that the well has been in almost constant use for at least two thousand years.
Christian mythology suggests that Chalice Well marks the site where Joseph of Arimathea placed the chalice that had caught the drops of Christ’s blood at the Crucifixion. In addition to the legends associated with Glastonbury, the Well is often portrayed as a symbol of the female aspect of deity, with the male symbolised by Glastonbury Tor. As such, it is a popular destination for pilgrims in search of the divine feminine, including modern pagans.
Wells often feature in Welsh and Irish mythology as gateways to the spirit world. The overlapping of the inner and outer worlds is represented by the well cover, two interlocking circles, which constitute the symbol known as the vesica piscis. The vesica piscis has been the subject of mystical speculation at several periods of history, and is viewed as important in Freemasonry, Kabbalah, and New Age.

Habakkuk 3:8 Young’s Literal Translation
Against rivers hath Jehovah been wroth? Against rivers [is] Thine anger? Against the sea [is] Thy wrath? For Thou dost ride on Thy horses — Thy chariots of salvation?

Holy Father,
You close doors no man or spirit can open and open doors no one can shut.
We ask that You would close the spiritual portals to evil spirits over Glastonbury’s Chalice Well. We pray that You will reveal Your Son, the Victorious, True Lord Christ Jesus, before Whose Holy and powerful Name, Cross and Blood all other spirits must bow.
We hope and pray for the establishment of Your Holy Son, Your Name and Your reign over Glastonbury’s Chalice Well. Stir the nether waters and let there be healing of this land and this well. Amen.

Reference: Portions of this prayer came from one of our readers.

Zechariah 4 and Psalm 33

December 19, 2013

Now the angel who talked with me came back and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep. (Zechariah 4:1)
      Lord, your church is asleep; wake us up.

So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)
      Jesus, please help us repent of depending on our own strength or wisdom, and receive your Holy Spirit more and more into our lives.

‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ‘ “ (Zechariah 4:7)
      Jesus, you are the capstone of my life — thank you for giving me what I don’t deserve, for giving me your grace.

For who has despised the day of small things? (Zechariah 4:10a)
      Father, give me a heart to rejoice in everything and everyone that you treasure. Help me to embrace the lost and the least, the poor, and the lonely. Thank you.

Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his mercy, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. (Psalm 33:18-19)
      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 20:12)

A word received: Do you forget to give me thanks and praise when I answer your prayers?

Thursday: 50 * [59, 60] or 33; Zech. 4:1-14: Rev. 4:9-5:5: Matt. 25:1-13
Friday: 40, 54 * 51; Zech. 7:8-8:8: Rev. 5:6-14: Matt. 25:14-30

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Cathedral Prayer Table Report 12-18-13, Cold with lots of snow, so we’re staying indoors. Dcn Plaske, Hilda Hardy, Jana Lingo

Paul – Bishop Ball, Dcn Carpenter, Fr. Mc Quade, Tripp, Bailey family – all health

anonymous woman – thanks for being here.

Mike – to know God’s intentions

Jessica – safe delivery – baby due 12/22

Hilda- Co-worker Linda with flu.

Albany Intercessor

Advent quotes: Advent is for Adoring Jesus

December 19, 2013

Advent is not just about acknowledging Jesus, but adoring him. Christmas is not first about witness, but about worship. So, come, all ye faithful. Come, joyful and triumphant. Let us adore our Christ.

— from an excellent blog entry at Desiring God, read it all!

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