Friday, March 24, 2017

Woe is Me

A little pity party

Bold witness

Ephesians 5:8-14 You were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light.  Live as children of light. (v. 8)
Awaken us, O God, and make us bold to shine your love into places of despair, through Christ.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those who rule by violence

My prayer:  WOW !!  ISIS and radical Islamic terrorist is pure evil.  Pray for Donald Trump and the POTUS administration.

And pray for us too.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Through the valley of death

Psalm 23  You prepare a table before me . . . you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (v. 5)
Good Shepard, when we are facing death, lead us and comfort us, for Jesus' sake Amen.

Prayer concern:  Hospice patients and their families
My prayer concern :  My aunt Marge ..  she just passed away.  Blessed be her memory.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ugly ducklings and outward appearances

1 Samuel 16: 1-13 The Lord does not see as mortals see . . . the Lord looks on the heart.  (v. 7)
Almighty God, thank you for knowing me by heart.  Guide me to hear your words.  In Jesus' name.  Amen

Prayer concern:  Those who judge by appearance
My thought:  Just ignore my appearance :)  I could care less :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

When Human love fails

Ephesians 5:1-9 Live in love, as Christ loved us. (v. 2)
Fill us, O God, with your divine love.  May love flow through us into others, through Jesus Christ.  Amen
Prayer concern:  Your neighbors
My prayerful thought:  It's hard to love your neighbors when they have done you wrong.
Details through this google video.

My main prayer concern is my beloved Sally.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Joseph, Guardian of Jesus

Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a  Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid. (v.20)
Prayer concern:  Those who take risks for the gospel
My prayerful thoughts:  I'm thinking of my ancestors ..  Oliver B. Marge Ruth ..  many cousins and even myself.  I built a church in my backyard and went to jail.

Here  endeth my little blog for today.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Third Sunday in Lent

John 4:5-42 Where do you get that living water ? (v. 11)
Refresh us, O God with living water, that we may point others toward you.  In Jesus' name.  Amen
Prayer concern:  Those in need of clean water
My thoughts:  Every time I use our water, I now think about how we take for granted we take it ..
I grew up drinking water from a farm pump next to the hog pen and cattle pen.  Amazingly ..  I'm still alive ! :)

The sermon was also about water.  Good sermon as usual pastor Jim.

Also we (the pastor and I picked up some broken glass in the parking lot..  even made an announcement, to the chagrin of my beloved Sally.  Sorry honey, my sick humor came out again ..