From the Lectionary for 2015 12 04

Matthew 22:1-10 (NKJV)
And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.” ‘ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.”
      Father, help me set aside everything else to come to the wedding feast of the Lamb.

Matthew 22:11-14 (NKJV)
“But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.”
      Father, clothe me with the righteousness of your son Jesus so that I may attend his wedding feast.

Jude 1:3 (NKJV)
Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
      Holy Spirit, raise up shepherds who will earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all time delivered to the saints.

Amos 5:6-7 (NKJV)
Seek the LORD and live, lest He break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, with no one to quench it in Bethel — you who turn justice to wormwood, and lay righteousness to rest in the earth!”
      Jesus, please help us seek you and live.

Amos 5:14-15 (NKJV)
Seek good and not evil, that you may live; so the LORD God of hosts will be with you, as you have spoken. Hate evil, love good; establish justice in the gate. It may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
      Jesus, help us seek good and not evil in this state; establish justice and be gracious to the faithful remnant.

Psalm 22:30-31 (NKJV)
A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation, they will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, that He has done this.
      Lord, may this be true of my posterity.

Word: Thank me for my many mercies to you.

Albany Intercessor

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