Monday, February 01, 2016
2016 02 01
John 6:29 (NKJV)
Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
Jesus, help me do the work of God by believing you and believing in you.
John 6:35 (NKJV)
And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. "
Holy Spirit, help me feed on Jesus.
Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Father, help me live a life of hope and faith.
Psalm 65:3 (NKJV)
Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You will provide atonement for them.
Jesus, thank you for providing the atonement for my iniquities.
Psalm 65:13 (NKJV)
The pastures are clothed with flocks; The valleys also are covered with grain; They shout for joy, they also sing.
LORD, clothe our land with your bounty and help us rejoice in your goodness.
Word: Let me be your guide today.
I had a wonderful weekend visit with my brother Bret and his family in New Haven, CT. Our son Brett and his wife Sandra came over from Stamford. It was a great time. The cat was glad to see me back and almost immediately led me to the bag of Kitty Treats.
Friday, January 29, 2016
2016 01 29
John 6:5-7 (NKJV)
Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?" But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. Philip answered Him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little."
Thank you, Jesus, that my resources are inadequate for the task at hand and I will have to look to you to provide.
John 6:11 (NKJV)
And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.
Jesus, thank you that I get to be in the supply chain of your work and ministry.
Hebrews 10:17 (NKJV)
then He adds, "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."
Father, thank you that my sins are covered by the blood of Jesus and that you remember them no more.
Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV)
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
Holy Spirit, help me hold fast to my confession of faith.
Psalm 51:3 (NKJV)
For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
Holy Spirit, help me acknowledge my transgressions to you.
Psalm 51:10 (NKJV)
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Bring me to lasting renewal, Jesus.
Psalm 51:17 (NKJV)
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart -- these, O God, You will not despise.
Jesus, give me a broken and contrite heart.
Word: I will comfort you in your day of sorrow.
Schenectady City Mission prayer table, Chuck Rinaldo and Torre Bissell, 1/28/16
Ted (volunteer) -- That he can live independently, help with his walking and ofr his son and granddaughter Camille.
Charlie (volunteer) -- For healing of the palsy in his right arm.
Tony (volunteer) -- Blessing
Jordan (staff) -- He feels good and has recovered from the 5th chemo treatment. Prayed that he will regain weight he has lost and for energy.
+ Elaine (volunteer) -- A friend died that morning. Prayed for peace and comfort and the hope of the resurrection. Elaine is now 4 years cancer free.
Devon (man) -- Blessing
Chuck (volunteer) -- his sister Fran had an MRI at the end of the 2nd round of chemo, hasn't heard the results yet. Going on a Mediterranean cruise with her husband. Prayed for protection, sight seeing and enjoyment.
+ Josh (young man) -- He is about to start basic training in the Army. Prayed for protection and strength.
Dan (staff) -- We prayed for his daughters Julia, Summer, and Shannon.
+ Robert (man) -- He asked prayers for a friend named Florence who is in recovery from crack.
+ Priest (man) -- He is homeless. Prayed that he will get his life back together.
Friday, January 22, 2016
2016 01 22
John 4:23-24 (NKJV)
"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 2God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
Father, please help me worship you in spirit and in truth.
John 4:26 (NKJV)
Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He."
Jesus, help me know and acknowledge who you are.
Genesis 12:1-3 (NKJV)
Now the LORD had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
Holy Spirit, help me enter into the blessing you have given Abraham. Help me leave behind anything that hinders that call of yours.
Psalm 34:8 (NKJV)
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
"It doesn't matter how much water flows over us; if we don't open our mouths to reeive it, we will have gained nothing." Jean in a Cursillo talk 12-6-97
Word: Open your mouth and receive what I have for you.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
2016 01 20
John 4:10 (NKJV)
Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."
Jesus, help me know the "gift of God" and who you are and the "living water" you promise.
John 4:12-14 (NKJV)
Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?" Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
Well up, O Fountain, and bring me to everlasting life.
Hebrews 6:18 (NKJV)
that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
Jesus, I ask for the consolation that comes from fleeing to you, and to lay hold of the hope set before me.
Hebrews 6:19 (NKJV)
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,
Holy Spirit, anchor my soul with hope in Jesus.
Genesis 11:7 (NKJV)
Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
Father, thank you for confusing us in our folly in thinking we could reach heaven without your help.
Word: Look to me for direction and hope.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
2016 01 19
John 3:16 (NKJV)
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
Father, plead help me share with others how much you love them.
John 3:17 (NKJV)
"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."
Holy Spirit, help me share a message of salvation and not condemnation.
John 3:21 (NKJV)
"But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."
Jesus, help me expose my deeds to the light of the gospel.
Hebrews 5:8 (NKJV)
though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
Father, help me learn obedience.
Genesis 9:13 (NKJV)
"I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth."
Father, thank you for the signs of your covenant love for us.
Word: You are in my care -- trust me for each day's bread.
Schenectady City Mission, Prayer Table, January 14, 2016, Chuck Rinaldo and Torre Bissell
Charlie (volunteer) -- Palsy in right arm
+ Andrew -- For steadiness in the program
Ted (volunteer) -- To be able to continue to live independently and for Camille who had a panic attack
Jordan (staff) -- That he will regain weight and his body cleansed of all cancer
Dan (staff) -- For the graduates of the Freedom Academy that they will give a good testimony, and for his daughters Julia and Summer
Helen (volunteer) -- For strength and blessing
Davon -- for steadiness and provision
Chuck -- For Teresa who had a tooth extraction and bone graft (much pain)
Matt -- He gave thanks for last weeks provision from God and prayed for this weeks help
Friday, January 15, 2016
2016 01 15
John 2:1-2 (NKJV)
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
Holy Spirit, help us invite Jesus and his disciples into our weddings and marriages.
John 2:10 (NKJV)
And he said to him, "Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!"
Jesus, help us expect that you will do more in our marriages at the end than at the beginning.
Genesis 6:8 (NKJV)
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
LORD, help us find grace in your eyes.
Psalm 22:8 (NKJV)
"He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!"
Jesus, I trust in you to deliver me.
Psalm 22:19 (NKJV)
But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!
Lord, I look to you for strength and help.
Word: Look to me for help and strength.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
2016 01 14
John 1:43 (NKJV)
The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, "Follow Me."
Jesus, please help me hear your "Follow me."
John 1:45 (NKJV)
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph."
Holy Spirit, help us share what we have found in Jesus.
John 1:47-48 (NKJV)
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!" Nathanael said to Him, "How do You know me?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
Jesus, you know us better than we know ourselves. Speak your truth into our lives.
Hebrews 3:11 (NKJV)
"So I swore in My wrath, 'They shall not enter My rest.' "
Father, please help me find my rest in you.
Genesis 4:26 (NKJV)
And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the LORD.
LORD, help me join with those who call upon your name.
Psalm 18:23 (NKJV)
I was also blameless before Him, and I kept myself from my iniquity.
Jesus, I am blameless only because of your cross, blood and resurrection. Keep me from my iniquity.
Psalm 18:28 (NKJV)
For You will light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Jesus, be my light in the darkness.
Psalm 18:36 (NKJV)
You enlarged my path under me, so my feet did not slip.
Lord, keep my feet from slipping. Thank you.
Word: I AM with you in all your troubles and burdens.