The Season of Advent
+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way. He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming! Clear the road for him!’” (Mark 1:2-3 NLT)
Morning Reading: Genesis 17:1-8 NLT
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai — ‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life. I will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to give you countless descendants.”
At this, Abram fell face down on the ground. Then God said to him, “This is my covenant with you: I will make you the father of a multitude of nations! What’s more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram. Instead, you will be called Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations. I will make you extremely fruitful. Your descendants will become many nations, and kings will be among them!
“I will confirm my covenant with you and your descendants after you, from generation to generation. This is the everlasting covenant: I will always be your God and the God of your descendants after you. And I will give the entire land of Canaan, where you now live as a foreigner, to you and your descendants. It will be their possession forever, and I will be their God.”
El-Shaddai – ‘God Almighty – praise to You forever and ever! You are the Mighty One who made an everlasting covenant with father Abraham and today I stand before You as his spiritual descendant through Your Son, Jesus Christ.
+ Fill me with Your Spirit that I may serve You faithfully and live a blameless life.
+ Carry me through the darkness and guide me into the pure light of Christ.
+ Keep me focused on the victory over death and darkness that Christ has already won.
+ Give me clarity of purpose and certain faith in Christ’s coming in glory.
+ Number me among Your children – as an heir of the coming King.
Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who reigns with Your and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.
“Adonai El Shaddai ~ Lamb” – Joel Chernoff & Ted Pearce
We will lift you up, and praise Your Name | Adonai El Shaddai
We will lift you up, call on Your Name | Adonai El Shaddai
You carry me through the darkest night | Through the shadow of death into the light
You hold me up to help me see | The victory that comes by Your decree
O Praise the Lord, for now I see | And now I live, by Your love decree
Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down | Sometimes I just don’t feel Your love around | Then I hear Your voice, in the still of the night | Reminding me of Your great sacrifice | O Praise the Lord, for now I see | And now I live, by your Love decree
I was lookin for love, I was lookin for truth | Lookin for Yeshua’s love and life anew
I’m no more carried along by sin | But rid’ in a wave of love that never ends
Christ, as a light illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me on my left and my right. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom I speak; in the mouth of each who speaks unto me. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Christ as a light; Christ as a shield; Christ beside me on my left and my right.
He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people. (Revelation 22:20-21 NLT)
+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen