Isaiah 6, 9
H - "In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: 'Holy, holy, holy is Yahweh of hosts. The whole earth is full of his glory!'"
E - Judah and Israel are in decline as the power of Assyria grows greater and greater. King Uzziah has just died, and there is uncertainty and fear in Judah. What will happen to God's people? It is at this juncture in history that Yahweh gives Isaiah a vision of himself. God is sitting on his throne, and he is holy and glorious.
A - Father, we, the Church, need a fresh vision of your kingship, holiness, and majesty in our day. Many are fearful because Western civilisation is changing so rapidly in places like New Zealand. The state grabs more power with each new crisis, and most seem to want this. As the Church, I believe we need a fresh vision of you, Lord. Please, will you give us eyes to see your kingship so that we may keep our poise as Christians. Then, just as you sent Isaiah, send us (Isaiah 6:8).
R - "Jeff, I am the King, and I am still holy and glorious. You can be sure my word will be fulfilled. Feed the flock at Caversham. Shepherd them with courage and strength. Point the saved community to my holy kingship. Fix their gaze on the coming of my Son. Also, make the heart of the unbelieving world dull through presenting the gospel of my Son clearly. Warn of judgment."
P - Father, I pray that the true Church will be strong and that its message will be clear. Help me to present a clear message every time I preach and teach. May I speak with certainty from Scripture, with the power of the Holy Spirit. Help me to be prepared and focused. May I seek your face always. May I constantly have your kingship, holiness, and glory in mind. Amen.
- Jeff Coleman