Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:39-40)
Holy Spirit, please bring us to that level of belief/faith/trust in what Jesus has said that we will see the glory of God.
Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. And I know that you always hear me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that you sent me.” (John 11:41-42)
Father, thank you for hearing Jesus. Thank you that you hear him now as he ever lives to make intercession for us.
Now when he had said these things, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” (John 11:43)
Jesus, call us forth to new life in you as you did Lazarus.
And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” (John 11:44)
Jesus, please give your word of command whereby we will be set free from every bondage. Bless the ministry of deliverance throughout the diocese. Thank you.
Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; (Psalm 127:1a)
LORD, so many attempt to build on other foundations than Jesus Christ (see 1 Corinthians 3:11 ff). Set the Church free of this folly.
Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1b)
LORD, guard your people, for the enemy is at the city gates and has broken in. Revive our civic institutions and restore good governance and sound morals. Let the river of your Spirit flow through our community and wash away the filth. Thank you.
A word received: Look to my grace and mercy and not to your desires. My grace and mercy are so that you may do my will.
Tuesday: , 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, ; Prov. 4:1-27: 1 John 4:7-21: John 11:30-44