Diocese of South Carolina

January 6, 2016

Proverbs 1:33 (VOICE)

But those who listen to me now will live under divine protection; they can rest knowing they are out of harm’s way.

Our Father in heaven,

We thank You that You are a covenant God, not a capricious God.  We thank You for the many promises of Holy Scripture.  We claim this promise for the Diocese of South Carolina.  Amen.

Diocese of South Carolina

January 5, 2016

Psalm 5:11-12 (NLT)

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them sing joyful praises forever.
Spread your protection over them,
that all who love your name may be filled with joy.
For you bless the godly, O Lord;
you surround them with your shield of love.

Our Father in heaven,

Spread Your protection over the congregations and property of the Diocese of South Carolina.  Fill them with joy and bless them.  We declare, They are surrounded by Your shield of love.  Amen.

Diocese of South Carolina

November 10, 2015

From Wikipedia: Philip the Evangelist appears several times in the Acts of the Apostles. He was one of the Seven chosen to care for the poor of the Christian community in Jerusalem (Acts 6). He preached and performed miracles in Samaria, and met and baptised an Ethiopian man, a eunuch, in Gaza, traditionally marking the start of the Ethiopian Church (Acts 8). Later, he lived in Caesarea Maritima with his four daughters who prophesied, where he was visited by Paul (Acts 21).

Acts 8:40
But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

Oh, for the spirit of compassion and the spirit of evangelism that begets the spirit of prophecy! Let it be in the Diocese of South Carolina in this season of trial, dear Lord.

Diocese of South Carolina

November 1, 2015

Ephesians 4:15-16 (ESV)
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Our Father in heaven,
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from You, the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. There is so much property at stake in the appeal by TEC and its local agents against the Diocese of South Carolina.
O Father of lights, please protect the diocese from confusion, harassment, and division in this time of trial. May the communicants of the Diocese of South Carolina behold Your glory. Take their human frailties of spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical fatigue and build them up by Your love that they may be transformed into the image of Christ.
James 1:17, 2 Corinthians 3:18

Diocese of South Carolina

October 30, 2015

Luke 22:7-13 (NLT)
Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread arrived, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John ahead and said, “Go and prepare the Passover meal, so we can eat it together.”

“Where do you want us to prepare it?” they asked him.

He replied, “As soon as you enter Jerusalem, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him. At the house he enters, say to the owner, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover meal with my disciples?’ He will take you upstairs to a large room that is already set up. That is where you should prepare our meal.” They went off to the city and found everything just as Jesus had said, and they prepared the Passover meal there.

Our Father in heaven,
We thank You that a man carrying a pitcher of water met the disciples. We humbly beseech the Holy Spirit to meet the disciples in the Diocese of South Carolina.
Jesus is Faithful and True.
Jesus warned us to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees. We lift up the Diocese of South Carolina and pray that they will be holy and set apart for Your good work.
Jesus is Faithful and True.
Cleanse them by the washing of water by Your Holy Word. Help them to beware of false teaching and religious pride.
Jesus is Faithful and True.
You have redeemed the Diocese of South Carolina. Consider their trouble, for they have suffered much adversity. Have mercy upon them and set their feet in a large place, already furnished.
Jesus is Faithful and True.
We cry out for the Blood of the Lamb over them, their ministries, and their property. The Blood of the Lamb says to the angel of death, “You must pass over.”
Jesus is Faithful and True.

Ephesians 5:26, Psalm 31:5-8

Some ideas for this prayer came from Jacob’s Ladder.

Diocese of South Carolina

October 16, 2015

Our Father in heaven,

We thank You that Your mercies are new every morning. You are gracious and steadfast, abounding in mercy.

May Your hedge of protection be around the Diocese of South Carolina, the blood of Yeshua be over them and their property, and the whole armor of God be upon their communicants.

We pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper or succeed: no witchcraft, no curses, no judgments, no evil-speaking, no demonic assignment, and no “snare of the fowler”.

We humbly ask for Your perfect justice and Your perfect mercy in the pending lawsuit. There is no crookedness that You cannot make straight; no injustice that You cannot make aright. Have mercy, Lord. Have mercy. Amen.

Reference: A portion of this prayer is derived from a prayer by Rick Ridings.

Diocese of South Carolina

October 15, 2015

1 Chronicles 29:8-9 (NKJV)
And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of the house of the Lord, into the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite. Then the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly, because with a loyal heart they had offered willingly to the Lord; and King David also rejoiced greatly.

Jehiel–God lives

John 8:12,20a (NKJV)
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” . . . These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple.

1 Peter 2:4-5 (NKJV)
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

O Father,
You indeed live! Our treasure lies in You alone.
In this season of uncertainty, may the light of life of Your Son Jesus shine through the Diocese of South Carolina as light shining through precious stones. Amen.