Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction;
it is like a sharpened razor.
You love evil rather than good,
falsehood rather than speaking the truth.
~ Psalm 52
Sometimes we think that evil and evil men triumph. But the Psalmist knows different.
At the end of the day, all will have to answer to God. That should be a real comfort to the Christian.
“God’s ways seem oft to us full of contradictions,
because His course is to bring things to pass by contrary means…
when we are in Heaven, it will be one part of our happiness
to see the harmony of those things that now seem confused to us.”
Petition: Please join with us in praying for:
1. Russia – The number of confirmed cases is 613,148, with 8,594 deaths of those with Covid-19.
The low number of deaths is because Russia does not list everyone who has Covid-19 as dying of Covid-19. The World Health Organisation (W.H.O) recognises this as an acceptable way of recording deaths.
2. Victoria – now has had 1,917 cases (up 151 from a week ago), with 20 deaths (up 1).
In Australia there have been 7,558 cases (up 37). 33 of these are in Victoria, where community transmission seems to be growing. There have been 104 deaths (up 1). 6,942 people have recovered (up 18). 16 are in hospital (2 in ICU). 2,232,341 have been tested, with 0.3% being positive.
3. The church in China, which is facing continued pressure and persecution.
4. The WHO have warned that a coronavirus vaccine may never be found.
Coronaviruses have been around for over 20 years and still have no vaccines.
5. For those who are struggling at work and seeking help and support.
A Prayer of Repentance:
Lord God, We confess we have sinned with our tongues.
Help us to speak the truth in love.
Grant that on social media, in person and wherever we have the opportunity to speak,
we would be those who bring Your truth in Your love. Amen.
A Prayer of Thanksgiving:
But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.
For what You have done, I will always praise You
in the presence of Your faithful people.
And I will hope in Your name, for Your name is good.
~ Psalm 52:8-9