Saturday, February 25, 2017
2017 02 25
Father, please give me this quiet time of prayer with you daily.
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak, 2 Corinthians 4:13 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me to speak out of faith rather than doubt.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, renew me day by day.
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD." Psalm 122:1 (NKJV)
LORD, help me find my joy in going into your house.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces." For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, "Peace be within you." Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good. Psalm 122:6-9 (NKJV)
Holy Father, I pray that Jerusalem will be a place of peace rather than war.
A word received: Wait on me -- look to me for help in the storm.
Friday, February 24, 2017
2017 02 24
Lord, in this time of great dissension, help us turn the other cheek.
"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." Matthew 5:44-45 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, bring us to this place of charity towards others.
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (NKJV)
Shine, Jesus, Shine in our hearts!
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NKJV)
Father, let your light shine forth in our darkness.
A word received: Look to me for help in the storm. Listen for my words of "Peace, be still."
Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:10 - 6:00 p.m. Torre Bissell from St. Ann's Amsterdam and Bellvue Reformed Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
+ John (man) -- He confessed his sins and accepted Jeasus' forgiveness and cleansing.
Chuck V -- His brother died yesterday.
Tony (volunteer) -- He has an MRI coming up. We prayed for a correct diagnosis and treatment and wisdom for the doctors and medical personnel.
Dan (Staff) --He gave thanks for the joy he experienced in holding his 5 months old grandson.
+ Cheryl (volunteer) -- "I want the fruit of the Spirit in my life."
Sam (volunteer playing the accordion during the meal) --We prayed that the music would draw people to Jesus.
Dabit (volunteer) -- We prayed he would be filled with the Holy Spirit.
+ Kiki (young woman) -- She has a big test coming up and we prayed that she would do her best on it.
+ Jose (man) -- We prayed that God would pour out blessings on his kids and on him.
+ Lefond (man) -- We prayed for God's will to be done in his life.
Charlie (volunteer) -- We prayed for healing for Jordan (cancer) and Ted (old age).
+Justin (man) -- He asked for prayer for his kids and for himself and the world. Then he prayed for me.
Gary (Staff) -- His daughter Becky is having surgery today.
Glenn (man) --We prayed for God's will to be done for Jordan and Ted.
Katy (woman) -- We prayed for provision for her to be able to visit her mother in New York City.
+Angel, +Dante (son 13), and Leroy -- We prayed for God's blessing and provision.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
2017 02 23
Holy Spirit, please help me recognize the secret sins of my life and repent of them.
If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. Matthew 5:29-30 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me discern where my true profit lies and cast away anything that gets in the way of drawing close to you.
But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me be true to my word.
For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. 2 Corinthians 3:9 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me enter into the ministry of righteousness.
Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 (NKJV)
Jesus, take away the veil that blinds so many of your people and help them enter your abundant life.
Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, and in Your righteousness. Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, for in Your sight no one living is righteous. Psalm 143:1-2 (NKJV)
Father, hear my prayers.
Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You. Psalm 143:8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, show me the path to walk in.
Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; in You I take shelter. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. Psalm 143:9-10 (NKJV)
Father, you are my shelter; teach me your ways.
A word received: I Am your shield. I stand between you and those who would harm you. Put your trust in me.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
2017 02 22
Easier day yesterday. Little pain. Many prayers answered.
Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, cleanse my heart from every resentment as I bring my gifts to your altar.
For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:15 (NKJV)
Father, help me be the fragrance of Christ to others.
The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge." Then she said, "Let me find favor in your sight, my lord; for you have comforted me, and have spoken kindly to your maidservant, though I am not like one of your maidservants." Ruth 2:12-13 (NKJV)
Help us, Lord Jesus, give aid and comfort to all who are in need and to refugees.
Statue of Liberty National Monument, A poem by Emma Lazarus is graven on a tablet within the pedestal on which the statue stands.
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of the far-off seas; Psalm 65:5 (NKJV)
Jesus, you are my confidence.
You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for so You have prepared it. Psalm 65:9 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help me go deep into your river of life.
A word received: Place your confidence in me.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
2017 02 21
Intense pain in my left hip and lower back last night -- better this morning. Eager for surgery March 17th.
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. Matthew 5:13 (NKJV)
Lord, help me to be flavorful salt.
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:13-14 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me shine forth your light.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 (NKJV)
Father, I pray that my and deeds will bring glory and honor to you.
For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:20 (NKJV)
Jesus, I have no righteousness apart from you.
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NKJV)
Father, help me find the "Yes!" in all of your promises in Christ Jesus.
To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Contemplation of David when the Ziphites went and said to Saul, 'Is David not hiding with us?' Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your strength. Psalm 54:1 (NKJV)
Holy Trinity, One God, save me and vindicate me by your strength.
A word received: Look to me with hope and expectation.
Monday, February 20, 2017
2017 02 20
Holy Spirit, please help us see the multitudes that are hungry for Jesus.
Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: Matthew 5:2 (NKJV)
Jesus, teach us today by your Holy Spirit.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me recognize my poverty of spirit so that I may enter the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for the comfort of your Holy Spirit as I have mourned the loss of Jean.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 (NKJV)
Jesus, bring me to your humility of spirit so that I may enter my inheritance in you.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 (NKJV)
Father please help me hunger for your righteousness so that I may be filled with your provision for me.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 (NKJV)
Jesus, merciful savior, help me desire your mercy for all.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, bring me to purity of heart so that I may gain sight of God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9 (NKJV)
Father, please help me bring your message of peace and reconciliation to others.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me endure whatever comes my way for righteousness sake.
"Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me rejoice in the face of opposition. Thank you.
A word received: I Am with you in your pain. Don't be afraid.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
2017 02 19
Jesus, lead me daily to your green pastures.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me enter daily into your abundant life.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 10:11 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for giving your life for me.
Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 1 John 3:7 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help me practice righteousness.
Let the peoples praise You, O God; let all the peoples praise You. Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him. Psalm 67:5-7 (NKJV)
Father, bring us to that place of praise and blessing.
A word received: Walk with me; stay by my side.