Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Prayer Request

I just learned that my nephew, Neil (Bubba) Ray, Jr., committed suicide on Monday or Tuesday.  Please pray for the family as everyone is grieving.  Bubba was only 27 years old and had a short and troubled life.  He will be greatly missed.  He was very much loved. 

I read the Morning and Evening Prayer service from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer with Bubba a few months ago.  I tried to share the law and the Gospel with him as best I knew how.  My only comfort is knowing that God's sovereign will has been carried out and that Jesus died for all the sins of God's elect.  I can only hope and pray that Bubba was one of God's elect.  May God have mercy and grant us the comfort to know that even this sin is not unforgivable.  Jesus died for all the sins of God's elect.

  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever. (Psalm 23:1-6 NKJ)



Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear it, Charlie. Praying for you and Bubba's family.

aaytch said...

I am sorry to hear this Charlie. You and his family are in my prayers.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Thank-you, Hudson. It was a terrible disappointment but God is sovereign over even this. Isaiah 14:24

In Christ,


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