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Monday, October 23, 2017

 

2017 10 23

[In 2009 Jean and I heard a sermon in which the preacher talked of visiting an elderly woman in her 90s in his congregation. She told him that lately she had given up reading the New York Times for Jeremiah. She said, "The news is just as bad, but the perspective is different."]
     Lord, help us see with your perspective.

But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their companions, and saying: 'We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not Lamentations' Matthew 11:16-17 (NKJV)
     Lord, help us repent of our arrogance -- that we expect you to dance to our tune.

Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent: "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. Matthew 11:20-22 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us recognize the danger we are in because we have not responded to you.

Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits." 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, guide us and our children in choosing friends and companions.

"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: 'You have seen all the calamity that I have brought on Jerusalem and on all the cities of Judah; and behold, this day they are a desolation, and no one dwells in them, because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke Me to anger, in that they went to burn incense and to serve other gods whom they did not know, they nor you nor your fathers. However I have sent to you all My servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, "Oh, do not do this abominable thing that I hate!" But they did not listen or incline their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense to other gods. So My fury and My anger were poured out and kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as it is this day.' Jeremiah 44:2-6 (NKJV)
     Jesus, bring us to repentance before disaster come to us.

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by. Psalm 57:1 (NKJV)
     O God, you are my shelter in the storm and in calamity.

A Word Received: Place your hope in me and not in men; for their works have become corrupt and they lead men astray.

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, October 22, 2017

 

2017 10 22

Then He said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Luke 10:2 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please give us eyes to see the harvest fields that are all around us, and hearts that are willing to go in and labor there.

But whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this house.' Luke 10:5 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us bring your peace to every house we enter.

And heal the sick there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.' Luke 10:9 (NKJV)
     Father, please help us heal the sick and proclaim your kingdom.

Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them. So passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas. Acts 16:6-8 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us respond to all your promptings.

And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them. Acts 16:9-10 (NKJV)
     Thank you, Lord, that Paul and the others were willing to heed both your "Nos" and your "Yeses".

Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul. Acts 16:14 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, open our hearts to heed what Paul is saying to us today.

And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you will have peace. Jeremiah 29:7 (NKJV)
     LORD, I pray for your peace for this community.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11-12 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you for your words of hope.

[In 2009 Jean and I heard a sermon in which the preacher talked of visiting an elderly woman in her 90s in his congregation. She told him that lately she had given up reading the New York Times for Jeremiah. She said, "The news is just as bad, but the perspective is different."]

Meanwhile the word of the LORD had come to Jeremiah while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying, "Go and speak to Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I will bring My words upon this city for adversity and not for good, and they shall be performed in that day before you. But I will deliver you in that day," says the LORD, "and you shall not be given into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid. For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but your life shall be as a prize to you, because you have put your trust in Me," says the LORD.' " Jeremiah 39:15-18 (NKJV)
     LORD, help us put our trust in you as Ebed-Melech did.

The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea. Psalm 93:3-4 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you for being Lord over the wind and the waves that buffet us.

A Word Received: Wait for the promptings of my Holy Spirit.

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, October 21, 2017

 

2017 10 21

Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit at the Spiritual Life Center. Pray that he will move mightily among the staff, the volunteers, and the visitors.

As they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed, those who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. Matthew 11:7-8 (NKJV)
     Jesus, we are often blinded by our expectations of what your messengers will look like; open our eyes and hearts to them.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear! Matthew 11:15 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, give me ears to hear what Jesus is saying to me.

For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! 1 Corinthians 15:16-17 (NKJV)
     Lord, bring all those who preach Christ without resurrection to a saving knowledge of you.

For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 1 Corinthians 15:25-26 (NKJV)
     Jesus, I pray your complete victory will come soon.

Praise the LORD! I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation. Psalm 111:1 (NKJV)
     Help me praise you, LORD, with my whole heart. Give me an undivided heart for you.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever. Psalm 111:10 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please give me wisdom and discernment.

A Word Received: I have carried you all these years. Do not be afraid for the future.

Albany Intercessor

Friday, October 20, 2017

 

2017 10 20

Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me." Matthew 11:4-6 (NKJV)
     Lord, we long to see such things among us.

For this is he of whom it is written: 'Behold, I send My messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before You.' Matthew 11:10 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us recognize and respond to your messengers.

Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 1 Corinthians 15:1 (NKJV)
     Father, please help me stand in the power of the gospel.

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:3 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us deliver to others what we have received of the gospel.

And Zedekiah the king said to Jeremiah, "I am afraid of the Jews who have defected to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me into their hand, and they abuse me." Jeremiah 38:19 (NKJV)
     Jesus, our fears often paralyze us and keep us from doing what you ask of us.

Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD; Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. Psalm 130:1-2 (NKJV)
     LORD, hear our cry for your church and this nation.

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope. Psalm 130:5 (NKJV)
     LORD, I wait on you for your word and I hope in you.

A Word Received: Turn to me with hope. I will lead you by the hand.

Albany Intercessor

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, October 19, 2017, 4:20 - 6:00 p.m. Torre Bissell from St. Ann's Amsterdam. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
199--indicates received a booklet of helpful Bible verses including 1 John 1: 9 which says, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

+ Ken (resident) -- We prayed that he would be the man God wants him to be.
+ Ashley (resident, young woman) -- I'm pregnant.
Dan (staff) -- For his daughter to get settled.
+ Eugene (resident) -- "Anything"
Mark (volunteer) -- That he will make contact with members of the community during the meal.
+ Cindy (woman) -- Prayer for sister who is being home school by foster parent who have just had surgery.
+ (man) and + (woman)
+ (man)
+ Ricos (young man)
+ Lynda (woman) -- For her mom in jail and for brother to let go of bitterness.
199 + Fred (young man) -- He confessed his sins and recommitted his life to Jesus. He said, "I feel clean." Pray also for the healing of his left leg.
+ Joshua (young man) -- That he will stay on the path Jesus has for him.
+ Joe (man) -- For his mother who is taking care of his grandmother who has Alzheimer's.
Chuck (man) -- For new freedom in Jesus.
Sam (2 year old boy being taken away in the ambulance) He was burning up with fever.
+ Miguel (man)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

 

2017 10 19

"Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. Matthew 10:27 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please help us speak what we hear Jesus saying to us.

"Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 10:32-33 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help us freely confess you before others.

And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 10:38-39 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help me take up my cross and follow you, whatever the cost.

How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 1 Corinthians 14:26 (NKJV)
     Father, please help us bring to the body the gifts you have given us by your Holy Spirit.

Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order. 1 Corinthians 14:39-40 (NKJV)
     Lord, let your word be spoken in good order among us.

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 (NKJV)
     LORD, let your light shine forth in my life.

Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I will be confident. Psalm 27:3 (NKJV)
     Father, help me dwell in your presence all the days of my life.

One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple. Psalm 27:4 (NKJV)
     Jesus, hide me and set me on the rock so that I am not overwhelmed by the storm.

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD! Psalm 27:13-14 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me live in hope and wait on you.

A Word Received: Do not look to man for hope; look to me for hope.

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

 

2017 10 18

A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household! Matthew 10:24-25 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please teach me how to be like you.

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help me find my value in you.

What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding. 1 Corinthians 14:15 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please help me pray with you and with understanding.

But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. 1 Corinthians 14:24 (NKJV)
     Jesus, restore the gift of prophesy to your church; help us hear your word.

Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD. Psalm 4:4-5 (NKJV)
     LORD, help me lay aside the burden of anger and be still before you, trusting in you.

A Word Received: Look to me for help in the storm.

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

2017 10 17

Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit among us.

"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Matthew 10:16 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please help me recognize the wolves for what they are.

But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. Matthew 10:17-18 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, set me free from fear of what man can do to me -- they can kill the body but not the soul.

But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. Matthew 10:19-20 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, I trust you to give me the words to speak in my hour of need.

Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:1 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help me speak your words guided by the Holy Spirit.

Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel. 1 Corinthians 14:12 (NKJV)
     Jesus, Lord, help me use the gifts of your Holy Spirit to build up your body, the church.

Now King Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah. But neither he nor his servants nor the people of the land gave heed to the words of the LORD which He spoke by the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah 37:1-2 (NKJV)
     Father, cause the rulers of this land to give heed to your words.

Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt. Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorn of those who are at ease, with the contempt of the proud. Psalm 123:3-4 (NKJV)
     Have mercy on your little ones who are held in contempt by the rich and powerful.

A Word Received: Pray that my people will heed my words and obey what I speak to them.

Albany Intercessor

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