And it happened when he was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” (Luke 5:12)
Master, if you are willing, you can make me clean and set me free from my sins.
Then he put out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately the leprosy left him. (Luke 5:13)
Jesus, thank you for your cleansing touch. Thank you for being willing to touch me.
Now it happened on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them. (Luke 5:17)
Holy Spirit, I pray that your power will be present today to heal the sick.
And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus. When he saw their faith, he said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” (Luke 5:19-20)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. (Hosea 4:6)
Lord Jesus, bring the leaders, teachers, priests and people of the Episcopal Church to a saving knowledge of you.
Blessed is the man whom you instruct, O LORD, and teach out of your law, (Psalm 94:12)
Father, please help us by your Holy Spirit to enter into this blessing.
Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to him with Psalms. (Psalm 95:1-2)
Jesus, help us come into your presence with thanksgiving and joyful shouts.
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
Pray for our leaders in this time of crisis!
WORD: Come into my hands; let me hold you in my arms.
Tuesday: 97, 99,  * 94, ; Hosea 4:1-10: Acts 21:1-14: Luke 5:12-26
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Hosea 4:11-19: Acts 21:15-26: Luke 5:27-39
Notes from the Front Lines
***** Please pray for the thousands of orphans caused Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, and elsewhere. It is decimating whole communities. Extended families are afraid to take in these children because they have been exposed to their dead parents’ illness.