Newspaper Prayers: Friday, May 11th

Headlines from the New York Times for Friday, May 12, 2017

Acting F.B.I. Chief Contradicts White House on Russia and Comey – The acting director of the F.B.I. contradicted the White House on two major issues on Thursday: the support of rank-and-file agents for the fired F.B.I. chief James B. Comey and the importance of the agency’s investigation into Russian election interference.

In a striking repudiation of official White House statements, the acting director, Andrew G. McCabe, said the inquiry was “highly significant” and pledged to the Senate Intelligence Committee that the F.B.I. would resist any attempt to influence or hobble the investigation. 

“Simply put,” he said, “you cannot stop the men and women of the F.B.I. from doing the right thing.”

Readings from Isaiah 54.10 for Friday, May 11, 2017

These words are spoken to a broken, impoverished, distressed nation. They were not spoken to the super powers of their day. Broken and distressed people can take refuge in God, who is as Isaiah describes him in this verse.

Isaiah 54.10 – For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you. 

Prayers for Friday, May 11, 2017

Dear God, thank you for your love that is steadfast at all times. Thank you for the well-being and compassion you grant to us.

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