Wednesday, November 25, 2020

2020 11 25

23 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Matthew 19:23-24 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us seek the kingdom of God, trusting that you will add all that is needed.

25 When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?" 26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:25-26 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you that by your cross and resurrection you have done what we in our own strength are unable to do.

27 Then Peter answered and said to Him, "See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?" 28 So Jesus said to them, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first. Matthew 19:27-30 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us leave behind anything that would hinder us entering the kingdom of God.

1 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 1 Peter 2:1-3 (NKJV)
     Father, in this time of turmoil and division, help us lay aside all that hinders our life in your kingdom.

4 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us to be living stones that build up the life of your church.

1 Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways. Psalm 128:1 (NKJV)
     LORD, help us walk in your ways.

2 When you eat the labor of your hands, You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. Psalm 128:2 (NKJV)
     Father, help us share and eat of the labor of our hands.

3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine In the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table. Psalm 128:3 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you for the 51 years with Jean and the children you gave us.

4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the LORD. Psalm 128:4 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us fear God so that we may be blessed by him.

Martin Luther: "Here I stand; I can do no other."
In the Shattered Bliss of Eden - LSB 572 (Here I Stand Conference-IN 2017)

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

2020 11 24

I believe in one God, (Nicene Creed)
     Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thank you for being one and thank you for your love for one another. Please help me, help your people live in the reality of your unity and love. Thank you.

13 Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:13-14 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please show us how to receive and nurture the children and young people you send us. Help us change so that they are made welcome in your church.

20 The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?" 21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Matthew 19:20-22 (NKJV)
     Father, help us let go of the things of this worold so that we can obtain life in the kingdom of heaven.

13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy." 1 Peter 1:13-16 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help us press on to holiness.

6 Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, And the rocks are thrown down by Him. Nahum 1:6 (NKJV)
     LORD, turn your fierce anger from us.

7 The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7 (NKJV)
     LORD, you are my stronghold in this time of troubles.

8 But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, And darkness will pursue His enemies. Nahum 1:8 (NKJV)
     LORD, defeat the purposes of those who deny your gospel.

6 Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth. 7 Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped. 8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:6-8 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us escape every snare of the evil one.

1 When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." 3 The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad. Psalm 126:1-3 (NKJV)
     Jesus, when we escape the snares of the evil one, then we will rejoice in you and say, "You have done great things for us."

1 Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1 (NKJV)
     Jesus, unless we build on the foundation of the faith once for all given to us, we build on sand and in vain.

What Wonderous Love Is This

A Word Received: Look to me for hope that does not disappoint.

Albany Intercessor

Monday, November 23, 2020

2020 11 23

and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
     Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, please help us live in the hope of the resurrection and the life of the world to come. Thank you.

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones - LSB 670 (Te Deum Conference - 2015 NE)

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied. 1 Peter 1:1-2 (NKJV)
     Father, we live in a time when your people are being and scattered and dispersed. Guide us by your Holy Spirit so that we can all enter into the fellowship of the blood of Jesus.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:3-5 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for bringing us to a living hope through the resurrection of your son Jesus. Father, through the power of your Holy Spirit help us enter into the incorruptiible inheritance you have prepared for us.

6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 1 Peter 1:6-7 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, let your refining fire purify our faith so that it brings honor, praise and glory to Jesus.

1 "For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. Joel 3:1-2 (NKJV)
     Jesus, bring back all the captives and restore your scattered heritage.

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. Joel 3:14 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, many are in the valley of decision; guide their decisions, for you are near us.

19 They made a calf in Horeb, And worshiped the molded image. 20 Thus they changed their glory Into the image of an ox that eats grass. 21 They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt, 22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, Awesome things by the Red Sea. Psalm 106:19-22 (NKJV)
     LORD, many have forgotten what you have done for us and have gone after the false god of cultural relevance. Have mercy on us.

A Word Received: Listen to me my people; I am waiting for you.

All Souls Orchestra 'In Christ Alone' 40th Anniversary

"My Soul Magnifies the Lord" (The Magnificat) from Evening Prayer

We Praise You and Acknowledge You (LSB 941)

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, November 22, 2020

2020 11 22 Christ the King Sunday

I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins; (Nicene Creed)
     Jesus, thank you for washing away my sins. Thank you for baptizing me with your Holy Spirit. Please help me to live day by day in the hope of the resurrection. Thank you.

1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. 4 They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5 There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. Revelation 22:1-5 (NKJV)
     Jesus, I long for that day of eternal light in yourpresence.

What A Beautiful Name - Hillsong Worship

6 Then he said to me, "These words are faithful and true." And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place. 7 "Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." Revelation 22:6-7 (NKJV)
     Jesus, you are faithful and true and you are coming. Thank you.

12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." Revelation 22:12-13 (NKJV)
     Jesus, Lord, you are my beginning and my end.

Passion ft. Kristian Stanfill - Even So Come (Live)

5 Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, bring your church to this place of unity.

13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NKJV)
     Father, make us to be a people of hope in you.

1 I will extol You, my God, O King; And I will bless Your name forever and ever. Psalm 145:1 (NKJV)
     My God and my KIng, I bless your name.

A Word Received: Rest in my presence. Look to me with hope for what I will do among you.

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, November 21, 2020

2020 11 21

1 And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word." 2 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, 3 "Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. 4 And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there." 5 So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. 1 Kings 17:1-6 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for your provison for us through the years. It was always sufficient. Dad, I am willing to be in that place where I depend utterly upon you for your provison for me and for your church.

1 Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep. Psalm 127:1-2 (NKJV)
     Jesus, we look to you to build us up on the foundation stones of the gospel and apostolic faith.

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" 22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven." Matthew 18:21-22 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us forgive those who have offended against us.

Celtic Woman - You Raise Me Up (Official Video)

Jonathan and Charlotte - Once In Royal David's City

Jesus Savior Pilot Me


A Word Received: I discipline those I love. Asking you to wait on me for my provision is a discipline I am asking of you now.

Albany Intercessor

Friday, November 20, 2020

2020 11 20

John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer
     I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

10 "Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. 11 For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. 12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? 13 And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. Matthew 18:10-14 (NKJV)
     Jesus, bless the ministry of Arthur and Youth for Christ as they seek out the lost sheep and lambs in the Capital District.

6 Then he said to me, "These words are faithful and true." And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place. 7 "Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." Revelation 22:6-7 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us keep your words in our hearts and speak and do them.

12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." Revelation 22:12-13 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help me begin and end ech day in you.

1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, 3 And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. Psalm 107:1-3 (NKJV)
     Father, in a coule of weeks I will be 82. I thank you for being old for that gives me more years to look backk on blessings to remember. More years = more blessings.

A Word Received: Rest in me so that you may soar on eagles wings. Come, drink deeply of my living water so that you will be satisfied. Press on to victory; I Am with you.

Ride On, Ride On In Majesty

Tennessee Ernie Ford and Odetta - What A Friend We Have

Luciano Pavarotti - Montreal - 1978 - Adeste Fideles

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, November 19, 2020

2020 11 19

Give Thanks - Don Moen with Lyrics

All Throught the Night (Lullaby)

He Has Made Me Glad - The Maranatha Singers

“who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified;” (nicene Creed)
     Holy Spirit, please help us know you, worship you, and glorify you.

1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" 2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. Matthew 18:1-5 (NKJV)
     Father, help us give honor and care to your little ones - to the lost and the least.

6 "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! Matthew 18:6-7 (NKJV)
     Jesus, protect your little ones; heal their wounds. Bring the church to repentance about sexual abuse in it.

8 If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire. Matthew 18:8-9 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us surrender to you everything that causes us to sin.

23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. Revelation 21:23 (NKJV)
     Jesus, be the light for my path.

37 He also brought them out with silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes. Psalm 105:37 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help us go forth in your strength.

A Word Received: Let me be your guide and your light. Set aside your agenda and let me be in charge. My way is perfect and my path is clear.

Nick Vujicic at Telford State Prison (1 hour witness)

Albany Intercessor