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PCUSA Daily Lectionary Readings

        SEPTEMBER 2015

 

 

JOURNALING OUR PRAYERS

 

 

  Keeping a journal or a diary is something I have never done on a regular basis except for the last eight months of my twelve month tour in Viet Nam, August 1967-August 1968.  I wish I had done so for the whole year I was there.  Recently, I passed it on to my son Kyle, now a retired Air Force helicopter pilot.  Norma, on the other hand, has been a regular journal keeper for quite some time.  A lot of it reflects her prayer life as well as eventful times and experiences.  She often shares with me thoughts that she has written.  The following is what she wrote on July 18, 2015.  Its content is much better than anything I could have come up with for “The Connection” this month.

 

Dear Father in Heaven and in our hearts…This morning as I was reading in Isaiah 58 about “True Fasting” that our only Hope is you and in that Hope in verses 6-9 gives answers.

H – Helping

O – Others

P – Personally

E – Everyday

“If” is a word used in the Bible many times.  God tells us in 58:9-14 “IF” we do certain things He will give us JOY in the Lord!  What more can we expect!  He does require certain things from us:

                 ---Loose the chains of injustice

                 ---Untie cords of the oppressed

                 ---Share food with the hungry

                 ---Clothe the naked

                 ---Turn not away from your own children

Our Father help me to keep HOPE alive in all your guidance to make it so.  You give direction---we are to follow---Help us to do our part.  Amen.

 

Well done, good and faithful servant.

 

The above is reflected in The PC (USA) Directory for Worship (Part II, The Book of Order):

 

Following the example of Jesus Christ, faithful disciples today express compassion

A.  with respect for the dignity of those in need,

B.  with openness to help even those judged undeserving,

C.  with willingness to risk their own comfort and safety,

D.  with readiness to receive as well as to give,

E.  with constant prayer in the midst of ministering, always   in communion with the  power of the worshipping community.

 

  Let us always remember to be “doers of the Word and not hearers only.

 

God bless!  Fred

 

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