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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 

2018 02 21

Now as soon as they had come out of the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. But Simon's wife's mother lay sick with a fever, and they told Him about her at once. So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them. Mark 1:29-31 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please come into our homes with your healing.

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. Mark 1:35 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, lead us to quiet times of prayer with Jesus.

Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, "If You are willing, You can make me clean." Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed." As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed. Mark 1:40-42 (NKJV)
     Jesus, cleanse us of sin and sickness as well.

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 us come in the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus.

Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days. And all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted, and he said, "For I shall go down into the grave to my son in mourning." Thus his father wept for him. Genesis 37:34-35 (NKJV)
     Father, I pray for those who mourn that you will send your comforter, the Holy Spirit to them.

A Word Received: Come and sing my praises.

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

 

2018 02 20

Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." Mark 1:14-15 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help me respond fully to your word.

And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then Jesus said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men." Mark 1:16-17 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us become fishers of men.

They immediately left their nets and followed Him. Mark 1:18 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, move my heart to this immediate response.

And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Mark 1:22 (NKJV)
     Father, let the church's teaching be with the authority you gave Jesus.

but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:23-25 (NKJV)
     Father, please help me live in your power and wisdom.

Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. Psalm 34:11 (NKJV)
     LORD, help us teach our children to the fear of you.

The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned. Psalm 34:22 (NKJV)
     LORD, I trust you to redeem my soul.

A Word Received: Look to me; keep your eyes on me. I Am faithful.

Albany Intercessor

Monday, February 19, 2018

 

2018 02 19

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Mark 1:1 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, let there be a new beginning of the gospel in my life.

As it is written in the Prophets: "Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You." Mark 1:2 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for the messengers you sent to me to prepare my heart for Jesus.

"The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight.' " Mark 1:3 (NKJV)
     Lord, I wandered in the wilderness so long, thank you for finding me.

John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Mark 1:4 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you for bringing me to the waters of baptism.

Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. Mark 1:5 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, bring forth many in our day confessing their sins and seeking a fresh baptism in you.

Now John was clothed with camel's hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. Mark 1:6 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for for all that John endured to make a way for us.

And he preached, saying, "There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. Mark 1:7 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, bring us to John's humility.

I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." Mark 1:8 (NKJV)
     Jesus, baptize us afresh with your Holy Spirit.

It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Mark 1:9 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you for your faithfulness.

And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove. Mark 1:10 (NKJV)
     Father, let the heavens open for us receive your Holy Spirit.

Then a voice came from heaven, "You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Mark 1:11 (NKJV)
     Beloved Son, come among us.

Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness. And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him. Mark 1:12-13 (NKJV)
     Father, strengthen us to resist the temptations that come our way.

A Word Received: Embrace the sufferings I send to you.

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, February 18, 2018

 

2018 02 18

I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. John 12:46 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help me daily walk by your light.

And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. John 12:47 (NKJV)
     Savior of the world, save me.

And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak." John 12:50 (NKJV)
     Father, please help me speak what I hear from you.

For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:18 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help me in my hours of temptation.

And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, "O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments. Daniel 9:4-5 (NKJV)
     Father, help us acknowledge our sin before you.

To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him. Daniel 9:9 (NKJV)
     Lord our God, thank you for your mercy and forgiveness.

How lovely is Your tabernacle, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:1-2 (NKJV)
     LORD of hosts, I long to come into your presence.

Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young-- even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me find a nest by your altar.

Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; they will still be praising You. Psalm 84:4 (NKJV)
     Father, help me dwell in your house where you are.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. Psalm 84:5 (NKJV)
     Jesus, set my heart on the pilgrim's path.

A Word Received: Keep listening to me for my guidance.

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, February 17, 2018

 

2018 02 17

I am discontinuing my landline phone as of February 24th. Please call or message me on my cell phone at 518 605 1150.

Please pray for vocations to the Sisters of St. Mary.

Please pray that Bishop Dan and Carol will be restored to full health.

"I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. John 17:20-21 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for the witnesses you sent to me to bring me to you.

Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us to be one in you.

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. Philippians 4:10 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us recognize the opportunities you give us to help your saints.

I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Philippians 4:12 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help me do all that you are asking of me.

"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Now I will bring back the captives of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name-- after they have borne their shame, and all their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, when they dwelt safely in their own land and no one made them afraid. Ezekiel 39:25-26 (NKJV)
     LORD, bring back the whole house of Israel to you.

And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,' says the Lord GOD." Ezekiel 39:29 (NKJV)
     Father, pour out your Holy Spirit on all of us.

In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; deliver me in Your righteousness. Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily; be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me. Psalm 31:1-2 (NKJV)
     O LORD, I put my trust and hope in you.

MY TIMES ARE IN YOUR HAND; deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me. Psalm 31:15 (NKJV)
     My times are in your hand, O LORD.

You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion FROM THE STRIFE OF TONGUES. Psalm 31:20 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, shut the mouths of those who speak evil of others.

A Word Received: Wait on my promise.

Albany Intercessor

CITY MISSION PRAYER TABLE, February 15, 2018, Torre Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo
+ received a cross
1.     Calvin – Came over for a blessing.
2.     Dan – His wife has a court appearance because she forgot to renew the dog license. This was during a time when family was going through grieving from a loss of a family member. Pray no repercussion will come from court appearance.
Pray for Dan's daughter, Summer and his grandson Jackson for protection and God's intervention due to a restraining order on the father.
3.     Chuck – His brother-in-law David broke his leg. We pray for him to use Godly discernment on where to live and to get/accept care.
4.     + Pete – Pray for the victims of the Florida school shooting.
5.     Calvin and Deb are getting married next Thursday. Pray for God's blessing on their marriage.
6.     ++ Anthony – Protection from influences that cause him to react in a negative way. Protection from the devil. Repentance of sin and God's forgiveness will protect him. Renewed his commitment to Jesus as his Savior.
7.     Torre – Pray for the Alpha class tonight and the upcoming Holy Spirit Weekend at Bellevue Reformed Church. Pray for all in attendance at both functions.

Prayer Request/PT and MC Jail Reports, St. Ann's Amsterdam
DCN ALAN and DCN MARYCAROL -- Just to keep every one of you intercessory prayer warriors out there informed, this Monday (Feb. 12) was another tremendous day/evening of ministry to our neighbors in our area and also at the Montgomery County correctional Facility.
     Prayer Table -- It wasn't that bad outside, but since there was little room to set up tables on the patio and sidewalk, James Bryant and I (Alan) decided to hold the prayer table indoors again. We used to need to put out a folding sign on the sidewalk to let people know that we would be indoors, but word of mouth is so widespread in our neighborhood now that we are there EVERY Monday that we no longer need to do that. About 30-35 people visited us today, and we gave out a ton of clean, used clothing and also the free non-perishable food (we also give out such items as oranges, bananas and potatoes) was gratefully accepted by our visitors. Whereas last Monday we only had ONE person ask for anointing for prayer, today was a different story. LUCY asked for prayer for herself and her husband. They were driving on Market Street yesterday when another driver struck them coming off of Bunn Street. No one was injured, but Lucy and her husband are both experiencing pain and headaches today. MARIA asked for prayer for her son ORLANDO, who is quite ill. DARCY asked for continued prayer for a personal situation (God knows the details), and OMAYRA requested anointing and private prayer for her health. The following people signed the church prayer sheet "For Healing and for Special Needs" and would like you to pray for them: Luis, Selena, Iva, Omayra and Maria.
     Montgomery County correctional Facility -- We ministered to 21 men and 2 women this week. Volunteer Anne Degroff joined us deacons for what we grinningly referred to as "Ash Monday." That's because the sheriff at MCCF granted us permission to celebrate the disposition of ashes to the inmates, and therefore we started Lent a couple days ahead of everyone. We weren't sure how the offer to receive ashes would be received, but we wanted to give it a try and so we were elated to have the opportunity. We are happy to tell you that EVERYONE of the 23 inmates we saw wanted the ashes. A few great highlights: One man told us during our readings discussion period (we've instituted this instead of giving a brief sermon) that he has been reading the bible we gave him a month ago every morning for a few hours a day, and he is especially intrigued by how the four different gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke and John will teach us in different ways about the same topic -- which in this case was the Transfiguration of Jesus. That's a very astute observation. Another inmate told us he believes God has given him a gift since he has been incarcerated, and that is that he can now see the glory of Jesus in a way he hadn't experienced it before. One sad note: For the second week in a row, we saw that another inmate who had been released just before Christmas is back in the MCCF for running afoul of the law again. That is always so disheartening to see. It seems to be very difficult for some inmates who are released to fit back into society smoothly and not wind up doing the same things which got them in trouble in the first place. The lure of drugs, alcohol, etc., just seems to be too much for some of them to combat and overcome. Please pray for these people who asked for your prayers for themselves and/or loved ones: Harry (and Rita and Heather), Eric (and family), Daniel (and all of God's children), John (and all the Bublak family), Kyle (and the Heflin family), Tyreck, Clifford (and Joyce), Rosie, Joni, Edwin (and Cheka and Selena), Shelby (and Sammie), Linda. Boyd (and Alexis, Elle and Patricia).

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

 

2018 02 14

I am discontinuing my landline phone as of February 24th. Please call or message me on my cell phone at 518 605 1150.

Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Luke 18:9 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me trust in Jesus rather than in myself.

"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank You that I am not like other men--extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.' Luke 18:10-12 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me repent of self-centered prayers.

And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." Luke 18:13-14 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, bring me to your humility of heart.

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, Hebrews 12:1 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help me lay aside the weight of sin and run with endurance the race you have set before me.

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 12:2 (NKJV)
     Jesus, I look to you. Complete your work in me.

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: Hebrews 12:14 (NKJV)
     Father, please help us pursue peace with all your people.

Seek the LORD and live, lest He break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, with no one to quench it in Bethel-- Amos 5:6 (NKJV)
     LORD, I seek you so that I may live.

Seek good and not evil, that you may live; so the LORD God of hosts will be with you, as you have spoken. Hate evil, love good; establish justice in the gate. It may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph. Amos 5:14-15 (NKJV)
     Jesus, I seek your good; help me reject what you see as evil.

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 (NKJV)
     LORD, set me free from fear and give me your strength.

When You said, "Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek." Psalm 27:8 (NKJV)
     LORD, I seek your face.

Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD! Psalm 27:14 (NKJV)
     Father, I am waiting on you for more of your Holy Spirit.

A Word Received: Trust in me; hope in me; I will not disappoint you.

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

 

2018 02 13

Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here." John 18:36 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help me daily enter into the life of your kingdom.

Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no fault in Him at all. John 18:38 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit of truth, reveal yourself to are rulers.

But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ Philippians 3:7-8 (NKJV)
     Father, help me get a right balance in my life by knowing which things are of value and which are rubbish.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please bring us to the unity of your Spirit.

A Word Received: You are in my care; let me have your fears.

Albany Intercessor

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