Wednesday, December 07, 2016
2016 12 07 Wednesday
My father-in-law used to say that Jesus was writing, "Where is the man?" Lord, set us free from judgment and condemnation of others. Help us acknowledge our own sins before looking at others' sins.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 1:2 (NKJV)
LORD, grace is receiving what we don't deserve. Thank you for your grace and peace.
so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, 2 Thessalonians 1:4 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help me grow in patience and faith. Thank you for the tribulations and sorrows of life.
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!" Isaiah 6:1-3 (NKJV)
FAthher, restore to your people visionof your glory and your holiness.
So I said: "Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts." Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: "Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged." Isaiah 6:5-7 (NKJV)
Jesus, we have become a people of unclean lips. Cleanse us and purify our converstions.
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." Isaiah 6:8 (NKJV)
LORD, I am will to go wherever you send me.
Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High. Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me." Psalm 50:14-15 (NKJV)
Jesus, I call upon you -- help me live out my vows to you.
The LORD lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground. Psalm 147:6 (NKJV)
LORD, bring me to the humility where you will lift me up.
The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy. Psalm 147:11 (NKJV)
Father, I hope in your mercy.
A word received: Tell others of the mercy you have received from me.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
2013 12 06 Tuesday
Help me cling to your eternal word, Jesus.
Then early in the morning all the people came to Him in the temple to hear Him. Luke 21:38 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us come to Jesus as these people did.
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 (NKJV)
Jesus, bring our lives into your order.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 (NKJV)
Father, let our rejoicing loose your Holy Spirit among us with rejoicing.
Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:20-22 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, teach your people how to test prophecy -- give us discernment of your word.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20 (NKJV)
LORD, turn this nation around. Help us choose what is right in your sight and leave behind what is evil.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Isaiah 5:21 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, give fear of God and wisdom to the leaders of this nation. Set them free from party spirit.
Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root will be as rottenness, and their blossom will ascend like dust; because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Therefore the anger of the LORD is aroused against His people; He has stretched out His hand against them and stricken them, and the hills trembled. their carcasses were as refuse in the midst of the streets. for all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still. Isaiah 5:24-25 (NKJV)
Jesus, plese help us know that judgment is coming.
The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 33:11-12 (NKJV)
Father, help us take our stand on your counsel.
Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, Just as we hope in You. Psalm 33:22 (NKJV)
O LORD, you are my hope and my mercy.
A word received: Look to me for light for your path. Look to me with hope and expectation.
Monday, December 05, 2016
2013 12 05 Monday
Holy Spirit, help me walk as a child of the light.
Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me stand my watch.
But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 (NKJV)
Father, clothe me with your full armor.
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help us comfort one another and build each other up in the knowledge of Jesus and the love of our Father in heaven.
Woe to those who join house to house; they add field to field, till there is no place where they may dwell alone in the midst of the land! In my hearing the LORD of hosts said, "Truly, many houses shall be desolate, great and beautiful ones, without inhabitant. For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and a homer of seed shall yield one ephah." Isaiah 5:8-10 (NKJV)
Jesus, help this nation understand the folly of pursing riches and ignoring you; of being rich in things and poor in spirit.
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD." Psalm 122:1 (NKJV)
Father, please help your people know the joy of going into your house.
The LORD upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14 (NKJV)
LORD, hold me up and steady my feet. Thank you.
A word received: You are in my care; wait on me for my provision.
These prayers are also posted on my blog: http://albanyintercessor.blogspot.com/
Sunday, December 04, 2016
2016 12 04 Sunday
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.
From the Watch Night Service by John Wesley.
In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" Matthew 3:1-2 (NKJV)
Father, please help us recognize your kingdom as it comes among us.
For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the LORD; make His paths straight.' " Matthew 3:3 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us proclaim the kingdom in whatever wilderness we find ourselves.
Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him and were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins. Matthew 3:5-6 (NKJV)
Jesus, move the people of this region to go forth confessing their sins and being baptized by water and your Holy Spirit.
Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, Matthew 3:8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us bear fruit worthy of repentance.
For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, bring your people to the patience and comfort contained in Scripture so that they may have hope.
Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. Romans 15:7 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us receive one another and everyone you send us, just as you received us.
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)
Lord GOD, fill me up with joy and peace in believing so that I may abound in hope by the power of your Holy Spirit.
He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, And will break in pieces the oppressor. Psalm 72:4 (NKJV)
Come soon, Lord Jesus.
A word received: Look to me for hope that does not disappoint.
Friday, December 02, 2016
2016 12 02 Friday
Holy Spirit, set the church free from those televangelists who promise what they can't deliver in order to gain money.
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, "Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had." Luke 21:1-4 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us recognize our poverty before you and give out of our poverty as this widow did.
for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; 1 Thessalonians 4:2-5 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, set your people from pornography and sexual immorality; and we pray that we may keep our bodies in sanctification and honor.
"Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for the reward of his hands shall be given him. Isaiah 3:10-11 (NKJV)
Father, help us recognize the consequences of our deeds for good or ill.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness. Psalm 107:8-9 (NKJV)
Jesus, please give us thankful hearts.
Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven. Psalm 107:28-30 (NKJV)
LORD, I cry out to you: calm my distress, and bring me to the haven of your house.
And He has exalted the horn of His people, the praise of all His saints -- of the children of Israel, a people near to Him. Praise the LORD! Psalm 148:14 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me to be near you at all times and in all places.
A word received: Look to me with the longing of your heart.
Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, December 1, 2016, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.. Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady and 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
Pray for the protection and healing of the Staff and Volunteers who run the community meal at the Schenectady City Mission.
Ted (volunteer) -- He is back home from the hospital -- his hip popped out and he is in great pain.
Jordan (Staff) -- The lumps (possible cancer) have returned.
Tony (volunteer) -- Praise the Lord, Tony is back after 3 weeks of illness.
+ Jaime (man) -- He is sick and out of work.
Michael (Resident) -- Praise the Lord for a successful hip replacement. He is out of the wheelchair and using a rolator.
Churck (volunteer) -- He is having a special blood test today. About a week ago he had a massive coughing episode and he is still troubled with pain in his head where there is a tumor.
++ Gary (Staff) -- We prayed for his message and for protection healing of the staff and volunteers.
Vicky (volunteer) -- We prayed for her son Calvin and her other children that they would come to faith and conversion.
(woman) -- She asked prayer for a painful tooth extraction.
+ Antonio (man) -- He asked prayer for good health.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
2016 12 01 Thursday
Jesus, please help me accept the tribulations you send me.
But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, greatly desiring to see us, as we also to see you 1 Thessalonians 3:6 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for the good news of those saints who remain faithful.
Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, establish my heart in God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
The LORD stands up to plead, and stands to judge the people. The LORD will enter into judgment with the elders of His people and His princes: "For you have eaten up the vineyard; the plunder of the poor is in your houses. What do you mean by crushing My people and grinding the faces of the poor?" Says the Lord GOD of hosts. Isaiah 3:13-15 (NKJV)
Lord GOD, turn the hearts of the rulers of this land to the poor and the oppressed.
He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me. Psalm 18:17 (NKJV)
Lord, deliver us from our strong enemy.
A word received: Look to me when the road is hard and stony.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
2016 11 30
Jesus, set me free from hypocrisy and pretense.
Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, "Why do you test Me? Show Me a denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?" They answered and said, "Caesar's." And He said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." Luke 20:22-25 (NKJV)
Holy Trinity, One God, please give us discernment of what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to you. LORD, so often we say, "This is mine," when in fact it belongs to you or Caesar. Help us repent of such folly.
For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us receive your word and let it have its perfecting work in us.
For you are our glory and joy. 1 Thessalonians 2:20 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for the glory and joy I have found in the Body of Christ.
Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:3 (NKJV)
O God, help us come to you and be taught by you.
He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Isaiah 2:4 (NKJV)
Jesus, bring us to your peace.
For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. Psalm 50:10 (NKJV)
LORD, it is time to sell off some of your cattle and provide for the poor among us. Help us know what we should sell off to provide for those in need. (Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. Acts 4:32 (NKJV))
A word received: Seize the opportunities I give you.