The Bishop’s Blog

How Can I Hear from the Lord?  
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A corner for prayer at the diocesan office
Bishop Alex Cameron Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 9:00am
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A couple of weeks ago I encouraged us to approach this new year with the attitude, “Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.” That all sounds great, you might think, but how do I listen? How do I hear from the Lord? For that, there is a central source and a necessary attitude or habit.

On New Year's Resolutions: Speak, Lord, for Your Servant Hears

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If He calls you, you shall say, "Speak, Lord, for your servant hears."
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And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

I Samuel 3:8-9, ESV

A Devotion for the Third Week in Advent

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An Advent 3 Devotional
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Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz: “Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.” And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.

A Devotion for the Second Week in Advent

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An Advent 2 Devotional
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The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad;
    the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus;
it shall blossom abundantly
    and rejoice with joy and singing.
The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,
    the majesty of Carmel and Sharon.
They shall see the glory of the Lord,
    the majesty of our God.
Strengthen the weak hands,
    and make firm the feeble knees.

A Devotion for the First Week in Advent

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Advent 1 Devotional
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The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
    and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
And the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
    and a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze;
    their young shall lie down together;
    and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,

Bishop Alex's Sermon at the 157th Convention
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Bishop Alex addressing the 2022 Convention
sfinn Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 3:45pm
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The following is the script from Bishop Alex Cameron's sermon at the Convention Eucharist on November 5, 2022. The service was also live-streamed and can be viewed below.

Prosper the Work of Our Hands

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A devotional reflection on Psalm 90:17
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May the grace of the Lord our God be upon us;
Prosper the work of our hands; O prosper the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17 (2019 BCP Psalter) 

 

Here in the concluding lines of Psalm 90 we hear two petitions, one of which is repeated:

May the grace of the Lord our God be upon us.
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Prosper the work of our hands; O prosper the work of our hands.

The Satisfaction of God
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A rainbow over Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh
Bishop Alex Cameron Friday, October 07, 2022 - 9:00am
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O satisfy us with your mercy in the morning;
So shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.