When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (Acts 2:1)
Holy Spirit, please restore the bishops and people of the Anglican Communion to being in one accord in Jesus and in harmony with your word in the Scriptures.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. (Acts 2:2)
Holy Spirit, please come with your full power on the bishops at Lambeth.
Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. (Acts 2:3)
Holy Spirit, let your fire fall on each of us.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:4)
Jesus, baptize us afresh with your Holy Spirit and pour out again the gifts and manifestation of your Holy Spirit.
Father, renew in our day the wonders of your Pentecost. Renew the church and your people; renew me. Thank you.
Words Received for a Sunday School lesson in September
Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. (Luke 19:2)
A word received: There is a choice you can make: looking at the outward man or seeking the inward man. Outwardly Zacchaeus was successful; inwardly he was hungry for me.
And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. (Luke 19:3)
A word received: When you seek me, you will find me.
So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was going to pass that way. (Luke 19:4)
A word received: I long for the adults and children to seek me as Zacchaeus did.
And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” (Luke 19:5)
A word received: I want to come into every home in Christ Church. Zacchaeus welcomed me when I asked. I want you to do the same.
So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. (Luke 19:6)
A word received: I want you to receive me joyfully into your hearts and your homes.
But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.” (Luke 19:7)
A word received: Notice, they were complaining about me. Remember how I spoke of this generation wanting me to dance to its tune. (Matthew 11:16-19) That has not changed. Neither do I change: I will welcome anyone who comes to me with a heart hungry for me.
Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.” (Luke 19:8 )
A word received: Zacchaeus loved me more than money. That is what I want for you as well.
Friday: 73; Judges 5:1-18; Acts 2:1-21; Matthew 28:1-10
Saturday: 23, 27; Judges 5:19-31; Acts 2:22-36; Matthew 28:11-20
Note: I have posted all the words received that were posted from 2000 – 2008 2nd Quarter at http://albanyintercessor.blogspot.com/2008/08/words-received-2000-2008-2nd-quarter.html