Diocese of South Carolina

December 30, 2014

A friend of mine described waiting like sitting on a bench in a beautiful garden, enjoying the presence of God. May it be so for the litigants in South Carolina. Please pray for Her Honor Judge Diane S. Goodstein, that she may have wisdom beyond measure in the dispensation of this case.

Malachi 1:11 (NLT)
But my name is honored by people of other nations from morning till night. All around the world they offer sweet incense and pure offerings in honor of my name. For my name is great among the nations,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

O Lord, may Your name be honored throughout South Carolina from morning till night. Amen.

Ebola prayer–Roll on Jehovah

December 28, 2014

Psalm 37:5 Young’s Literal Translation
Roll on Jehovah thy way, And trust upon Him, and He worketh,

Jehovah God,
We thank You for the work You are doing in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Amen.

Honoring parents

December 28, 2014

Proverbs 30:17 (NLT)
The eye that mocks a father
and despises a mother’s instructions
will be plucked out by ravens of the valley
and eaten by vultures.

The word nahash means “serpent” in Hebrew.

1 Samuel 11:1-2 (ESV)
Then Nahash the Ammonite went up and besieged Jabesh-gilead, and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a treaty with us, and we will serve you.” But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “On this condition I will make a treaty with you, that I gouge out all your right eyes, and thus bring disgrace on all Israel.”

Our Father in heaven,
We do not have a culture of honor for our elders. We do not show forbearance for the needs of the elderly. We cast aside our parents’ admonitions.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Forgive us for making a treaty with Convenience and Immediate Gratification. Forgive us for seeking to please the world, rather than our parents.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Our nation suffers from lack of vision. We have brought disgrace upon our land and don’t even recognize it.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Take pity, Lord, and snatch people as from the the very flames of hell itself. We are blind. Amen.
Jude 1:23

A prayer for Ebola orphans

December 27, 2014

This article from Voice of America describes the plight of Ebola orphans.

Psalm 84:3-4 (NIV)
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.

O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
You are Lord of the generations. Thank You for all the goodness that You have sown in the land, the bloodlines, and the churches in western Africa.

O Lord, we pray, draw the Ebola orphans ever nearer Your altar that they may find a home.

You are enthroned on the praises of Your people. Bless the homes that teach the little ones to love You.

O Lord, we pray, draw the Ebola orphans ever nearer Your altar that they may find a home.

Thank You for teaching us how to sow goodness and generosity and reap a harvest beyond measure. Hospitality begets hospitality. Stir the hearts of Christians to provide homes and aid to the orphans.

O Lord, we pray, draw the Ebola orphans ever nearer Your altar that they may find a home. Amen.

Prayer for Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s healing

December 26, 2014

Just noticed on the BBC news page that Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has pneumonia.

Please pray for him and his family today:

Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve Archbishop Justin, and give your power of healing to those who minister to his needs, that Justin may bestrengthened in his weakness and have confidencein your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Diocese of South Carolina

December 26, 2014

Awaiting results of litigation.

Psalm 143:9-10 (ESV)

Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord!
I have fled to you for refuge.
Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
on level ground!

Our Father in heaven,
We lean on You and not our own understanding. We lean on Your promise that the words that come out of Your mouth will not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work You sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment You gave them.
We stand in agreement with all the words of Holy Scripture read in the parishes of the Diocese of South Carolina through the centuries. These precious, holy words will not return to You empty-handed. Amen.
Isaiah 55:11

Ebola prayer–seeds of hope

December 26, 2014

Zechariah 8:12a (NLT)
For I am planting seeds of peace and prosperity among you.

O Lord,
We yearn for a display of Your splendor–people throughout the population of West Africa established like oaks of righteousness. In a good year, an oak tree produces between 70,000 – 150,000 acorns. O, for hundreds of thousands of seeds of righteousness, peace, healing, hope, and prosperity throughout Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea! With You, nothing is impossible. Let it be! Amen.

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