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Friday, September 22, 2017

 

2017 09 22

Pray that God will stop the warring madness of the nations.

"Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Matthew 5:11 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help me receive and carry whatever cross that comes my way.

Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:12 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help me find my joy in you and in speaking your word.

"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)
     Holy Spirit, please help me to be salt to give flavor to the lives of others.

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14 (NKJV)
     Jesus, let your light shine through me.

Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Matthew 5:15 (NKJV)
     Father, the church has often hidden the light of the gospel; have mercy on us.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, let your fire shine through me and bring glory to our Father in heaven.

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, come and dwell in me so that others may see by your light.

If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are. 1 Corinthians 3:17 (NKJV)
     Father, we live in a time when many boast of defiling your temple; have mercy on us.

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness"; 1 Corinthians 3:18-19 (NKJV)
     LORD, we have substituted knowledge of the world for knowing you; forgive us and lead us back to you.

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Psalm 32:1 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you for this blessing.

Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. Psalm 32:2 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, set me free from all guile and deceit.

I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Psalm 32:5 (NKJV)
     Father, please help me keep short accounts with you and confess my sins to you quickly and receive your pardon.

You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7 (NKJV)
     Lord, you are my hiding place. Thank you.

A Word Received: Look to me with hope for salvation and not to the world.

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, September 21, 2017

 

2017 09 21

Please pray for hearts prepared for the kingdom of God.

So the king of Israel answered and said, "Tell him, 'Let not the one who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off.' " 1 Kings 20:11 (NKJV)
     Lord, please help me first finish the deeds you have set for me before I speak of them.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 (NKJV)
     Jesus, I wait on you for your provision and your kingdom to come more into my life.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 (NKJV)
     Father, help me comfort those who mourn. Help me tell of your goodness to me and give them hope.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, bring me to the meekness of humility so that I may receive what the Father has prepared for me.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6 (NKJV)
     Lord, so much of what we hear today is not your love and righteousness but sounding brass and clanging cymbals; have mercy on us.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 (NKJV)
     Father please help the leaders of the nations put their trust in you and have mercy on their people.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please cleanse my heart so that I may see Jesus more in my life.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9 (NKJV)
     Father, help us to be children of your light who make peace in our communities and churches.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 (NKJV)
     Jesus, many are being persecuted today and driven from one country to another. Jesus, you and your parents experienced this when you were a child. Help all those who are persecuted for righteousness sake.

A Word Received: Look to me for my glory and praise and not to the world.

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

 

2017 09 20

Please pray for Carol and her ministry to Bishop Dan.

And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:18-19 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please help me follow Jesus and be a fisher of men.

They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Matthew 4:20 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me with discernment to respond immediately to Jesus' call on my life. Help me leave behind my nets in order to follow Jesus.

Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. Matthew 4:24 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help me bring the sick and the afflicted to you.

And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (NKJV)
     Help me come with no superiority; but in humility of spirit to share what you have done for me, Lord. Let my witness depend on your Spirit and not my verbal skills.

And Jehoshaphat said, "Is there not still a prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of Him?" 1 Kings 22:7 (NKJV)
     Father, please help us seek out and listen to those who speak your words.

Now Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah had made horns of iron for himself; and he said, "Thus says the LORD: 'With these you shall gore the Syrians until they are destroyed.' " 1 Kings 22:11 (NKJV)
     Father, it is one thing to speak in your name and another to speak your true words.

Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, "Now listen, the words of the prophets with one accord encourage the king. Please, let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak encouragement." And Micaiah said, "As the LORD lives, whatever the LORD says to me, that I will speak." 1 Kings 22:13-14 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me be as Micaiah was.

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer. Psalm 4:1 (NKJV)
     Dad, hear me when I cry out to you.

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for your rest and peace which you have given to me.

A Word Received: Let your heart respond to me and my word to you.

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, September 14, 2017

 

2017 09 14

Don't give up praying for Bp. Dan and Carol.

Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him." Matthew 2:13 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please help me hear and heed your warnings.

When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, Matthew 2:14 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me respond as Joseph did: immediately.

Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. Matthew 2:16 (NKJV)
     LORD, there are so many evil rulers in the word; have mercy on us and protect us.

"A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." Matthew 2:18 (NKJV)
     Father, please help us weep with those who weep.

for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:13 (NKJV)
     Father, work out your good purpose in my life.

Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, "Is that you, O troubler of Israel?" 1 Kings 18:17 (NKJV)
     Jesus, those who faithfully bear your word are called "troublers". Help us heed your word through them.

And he answered, "I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and have followed the Baals. 1 Kings 18:18 (NKJV)
     Lord, those who forsake your commandments are those who trouble your people.

The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad! Psalm 97:1 (NKJV)
     LORD, please help me rejoice in your sovereignty.

A Word Received: I Am. All other gods will fail you. Keep turning to me.

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

 

2017 09 13

A Note from Bishop Dan, September 12th, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
     Many thanks and much gratitude for your sustaining prayer, for your notes and cards. Carol and I are deeply appreciative. I am feeling much better, especially in very recent days. I have more mobility and stamina. (And also my old temptation to try and do too much.) Last Wednesday we made our first non-clinical foray into the world and went to the mid-week Mass at St Ann’s (no steps). Since then I have felt better every day. Still not up to bigger undertakings, but thinking about them.
     All of you, clergy and lay, have been a great encouragement. I ask your prayers, dear friends, for us, for the doctors helping me recover, and for the reversal surgery down the road. May Jesus the ultimate Healer bring wholeness to all our lives. Let us continue to love one another as Christ loves us.
     In our Great High Priest,
Bishop Dan

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." Matthew 2:1-2 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please give me the wisdom you gave these men to search out Jesus and worship him.

Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Philippians 2:1-2 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us have love and mutual affection for one another.

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help each of us seek the welfare of others.

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:5-8 (NKJV)
     Father, help me humble myself as Jesus did.

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11 (NKJV)
     Father, help me honor the name of Jesus by my words and deeds and faith.

So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. 1 Kings 17:15 (NKJV)
     LORD, thank you for your provision for us.

For the word of the LORD is right, and all His work is done in truth. Psalm 33:4 (NKJV)
     Jesus, let your word have its way with me.

The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. Psalm 33:10 (NKJV)
     Lord Jesus, bring the plans of those who plot evil to no effect.

He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works. Psalm 33:15 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, fashion my heart.

Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. Psalm 33:20 (NKJV)
     LORD, I wait on you.

A Word Received: Come to me; yield your life to me. Let me have my way with you.

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

2017 09 12

Praying the Apostles' Creed

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,
     Father, thank you that it all depends on your strength and might, and not ours.
Maker of heaven and earth;
     The heavens declare your glory, and the firmament shows forth your handiwork. (Psalm 19:1) The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy, they also sing to you. (Psalm 65:13)
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
     Jesus, there is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved but yours. (Acts 4:12)
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
     Holy Spirit, thank you for what you have brought forth in Jesus and in our lives.
Born of the Virgin Mary;
     Father, thank you that Mary was willing to say, "Yes," to the angel Gabriel. Thank you for the risk she was willing to take for us.
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
     Jesus, thank you for what you were willing to suffer for our salvation; please help us to endure what we must suffer to see the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion restored to Apostolic faith.
Was crucified, dead, and buried;
     Holy Father, please restore to the common life of your people the saving knowledge of what Jesus endured by his crucifixion, death, and burial.
He descended into hell;
     Jesus, you went to the place of the dead to preach to the dead that they might live according to God in the spirit. Thank you. (1 Peter 4:6)
The third day he rose again from the dead;
     Thank you, Jesus; for by your resurrection we have been raised to new life in your Spirit.
He ascended into heaven,
     Jesus, thank you for being taken up into heaven in the sight of your apostolic witnesses. Help us live day by day in the hope that as you were taken up into heaven, so you will come back in like manner. (Acts 1:11)
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
     As with the dying thief on the cross, we too say, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." (Luke 23:42)
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
     Jesus, thank you that there is now no condemnation for those who are in you, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
     Holy Spirit, your law of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Thank you. (Romans 8:2)
The holy Catholick Church;
     Thank you for your church, Jesus; please help it to be a true vessel of your gospel in all places and in all times.
The Communion of Saints;
     THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. Amen. (BCP 1662) Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
The Forgiveness of sins;
     Thank you, Jesus, for washing me with your precious blood and forgiving my sins.
The Resurrection of the body,
     LORD, please help me live day by day in the hope of the resurrection: for I know that my redeemer lives, and he shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me! (Job 19:25-27)
And the Life everlasting. Amen.
     Father, I live in the hope of living forever in your presence. Thank you for this hope that sustains me day by day. Amen.

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that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please help me make the good confession of faith in Jesus.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. Hebrews 11:1-2 (NKJV)
     Jesus, let faith in you be the substance of my life.

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." So Abram departed as the LORD had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. Genesis 12:1-4 (NKJV)
     Father, please help me follow in the footsteps of Abraham and receive your blessing.

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. John 3:16 (NKJV)
     LORD, thank you for helping me know you, the only true God.

He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:11-13 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for making me your child by adoption.

And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!" John 20:26 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please come through all the locked doors of my heart with your peace.

Then He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing." And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" John 20:27-28 (NKJV)
     Jesus, do whatever it takes to bring me to full faith in you. Thank you.

     Lord, make my heart a tablet for your word.

A Word Received: I Am in you and with you; be at peace.

Albany Intercessor

Monday, September 11, 2017

 

2017 09 11

Pray for restoration of strength and rest for Bp. Dan and Carol.

There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joses, and Salome, who also followed Him and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem. Mark 15:40-41 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for the women who continue to minister to Jesus today. Raise up vocations for the Sisters of St. Mary.

Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Mark 15:43 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please give us hearts like Joseph's to wait for the kingdom of God to come upon us.

Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:1-2 (NKJV)
     To all the leaders in the church in our area, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; Philippians 1:6 (NKJV)
     Jesus, I trust that you will complete your work in me.

that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:10-11 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, please help me approve what is good, and produce the fruits of righteousness to the glory and praise of God.

And behold, a man of God went from Judah to Bethel by the word of the LORD, and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense. Then he cried out against the altar by the word of the LORD, and said, "O altar, altar! Thus says the LORD: 'Behold, a child, Josiah by name, shall be born to the house of David; and on you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and men's bones shall be burned on you.' " 1 Kings 13:1-2 (NKJV)
     LORD, deal with those who worship false gods on your altars.

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. Psalm 5:11 (NKJV)
     LORD, please help me put my trust in you and be joyful.

A Word Received: Wait. Wait on me. Pray for the move of my Spirit.

Albany Intercessor

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