Mark, 2 Timothy, and Isaiah

February 12, 2015

Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow me.” (Mark 10:21)
      Jesus, by your Holy Spirit please help us give up whatever is holding us back from taking up our cross and following you.

But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. (Mark 10:22)
      Father, it doesn’t matter if our possessions are great or small; if they possess us, help us give them up to follow Jesus.

Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! (Mark 10:23-24)
      Holy Spirit, help me put my trust in Jesus so that I may enter the kingdom of God.

Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)
      Holy Spirit, help the youth leaders of this diocese faithfully teach this.

Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1)
      Shine, Jesus shine!

WORD: Keep looking to me for help in time of need.
WORD: I AM the Good Shepherd. I will guide you step by step.

Daily Lectionary
Thursday: [83] or 146, 147 * 85, 86; Isa. 60:1-17; 2 Tim. 2:14-26; Mark 10:17-31
Friday: 88 * 91, 92; Isa. 61:1-9; 2 Tim. 3:1-17; Mark 10:32-45

Albany Intercessor


More Links for Lent

February 12, 2015

Yesterday I posted a guide with links to various of our Lent blog categories here at Lent & Beyond.  Those links allow you to browse through various entries we’ve posted (devotionals, prayers, music, poetry, quotes, resources)…

But some links to specific posts may be helpful as well:

Lent 2015 – Recommended links

Lent 2013: Index of all Lent entries at L&B in 2013 by category [25 entries]

Lent 2012: Index of all Lent entries at L&B in 2012 by category  [90 entries!]

[note: I’ve not yet created a Lent 2014 index, I hope to do that this weekend.  We posted over 100 entries in Lent & Holy Week last year…!  It will take some work to put an index together!]

Poems for Lent

Palm Sunday 2014 Index also  A Collection of Palm Sunday Prayers & Devotionals

Resources for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Good Friday

Index of Holy Week Devotionals, Prayers & Quotes

Poems for Holy Week

Good Friday 2014 Index also A Compilation of Good Friday Quotes, Hymns & Prayers

Poems for Good Friday

 

Older entries:

Index of 2010 Lent entries

Index of all Lent posts 2006 – 2009


Church of England General Synod

February 12, 2015

The General Synod concludes today.

Psalm 24:7-10 (NIV)
Lift up your heads, you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
Adonai is our miracle in the Church of England. O King of glory, the gates of Hades will not overcome Your church.
Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord Almighty—
he is the King of glory.
Adonai is our miracle in the Church of England. O King of glory, the gates of Hades will not overcome Your church.

Matthew 16:18


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