(Day 14 of the Fasting and Prayer Programme)
Scripture Reading: Genesis 3:1 – 12
Hear the Psalmist, “Yahweh, how countless are my enemies, how countless those who rise up against me, how countless those who say of me, ‘No salvation for him from his God. Arise, Yahweh, rescue me, my God! You strike all my foes across the face, you break the teeth of the wicked.” (Psa. 3:1-2,7) (NJB)
A user of DSD sent this: “I went to sleep and my mother came out to check what was left outside. She saw my slippers and took it in. Unknown to me that my slippers had been poisoned, as I went out to wear it, I heard a voice which said to me, ‘your slippers has been poisoned.’ This was how God saved me without my contribution. Praise the Living God.” Beloved, there are times in your life (perhaps even now) when there seems to be no way out of your predicament. You have come to a situation in life when the faithfulness of God seems unreal. It is like everything is collapsing. What could be the situation before you now. It could be serious health challenges, loss of job, incessant disappointments by suitors, rejection, collapse of business and pressure from creditors.
Sometime ago, a user of DSD called to say that she felt like committing suicide. Child of God, you don’t need to despair at all, because the God you serve is awesome and able to arise, even when you least expect it. The scripture says, “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy; when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.” (Mic 7:8) “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him from them all.” (Psa. 34:19) Don Scupoli says, “Do not be discouraged. The help you have from heaven is more powerful than all that hell can send to destroy the grace of God in your soul. God the Creator and the Redeemer is Almighty and more desirous of your salvation than the devil can be of your destruction.” I am thankful to God that you are involved in this fasting programme; therefore, be confident, focused and determined because the Red Sea before you and the Pharaoh behind you shall disappear without your hurt.
MASS: WHITE 1 Sam 17:32-33. 37. 40-51; Ps 144:1. 2. 9-10 (R.1a); Accl. Mt. 4:23; Mk 3: 1-6 ANTHONY, AB M
1. Ask for forgiveness of sins and separation from the evil consequences of ancestral idol worship.
2. I (name) belong to God, and therefore cannot be overcome by the powers of darkness, in Jesus name.
3. Take the prayer, “Overcoming Demonic/Wicked Conspiracies” in “Amen: It is Done” (pages 46 – 47).
4. Take the prayer, “Releasing the Blessings of God” in “Amen: It is Done” (pages 47 – 48).
5. Pray for all those attending the 21-day Round-Off for Calabar province starting today at Obudu Stadium.
Exercise: Take the “Rosary of Liberation” at your convenient time from today 17th -25th.. Also don’t forget to book your Novena Mass.
Meditation: Psalms 83:13.