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Friday, February 29, 2008

 

2/29/2008, #62, 1st Quarter 2008

Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he sent the multitude away. And when he had sent them away, he departed to the mountain to pray. Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and he was alone on the land. (Mark 6:45-47)
      Jesus, please help us be at the task you have given us.

Then he saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by. (Mark 6:48)
      Jesus, so many of your intercessors for the Episcopal Church are weary from straining at the oars and the wind is against us. Have mercy on us and come to us as you came to these disciples.

And when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out; (Mark 6:49)
      Jesus, when you visit us, we shall probably be surprised (and frightened) as the disciples, but come anyway.

for they all saw him and were troubled. But immediately he talked with them and said to them, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid. " (Mark 6:50)
      Holy Spirit, please help every intercessor for the Episcopal Church hear these words of Jesus and take comfort from them.

Then he went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled. (Mark 6:51)
      Jesus, please help every intercessor for this diocese know in some tangible way that you are with them.

For they had not understood about the loaves, because their heart was hardened. (Mark 6:52)
      Father, we too often lack understanding because our hearts are hardened. Please let the continual dew of your Holy Spirit come down upon us and soften our hearts. Thank you.

"'What do you want me to do for you?' He said, 'Lord, that I may receive my sight'" (Luke 18:41).
      Lord, help us in the Episcopal Church receive our sight.

       A word received: "Come to me all that travail and are heavily burdened." Offer your burdens to me.

Praying the Nicene Creed daily: maker of heaven and earth,
      Thank you, Father, for your creation. Please help us by your Holy Spirit to be better stewards of your creation.

Friday: 91, 92: Genesis 47:1-26; 1 Corinthians 9:16-27; Mark 6:47-56
Saturday: 136: Genesis 47:27-48:7; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Mark 7:1-23

      Notes from the Front Line

Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:28:28
From: Jeanne Gizara
Tom Gizara had a heart attack this morning.
      Tom is doing well. We had an answer to prayer in that the minute that Tom was wheeled into the emergency room, a cardiac surgeon was immediately available and the catheterization procedure was started less than 5 minutes later. He had one blocked artery in the lower region of his heart that had two blockages one at 100% and the other at 90%. Two stints were inserted. Please continue to pray for complete healing for Tom.
      Tom is in Room 1526 at St.Peter's Hospital in Albany.

***** Please pray for these diocesan events:
Lenten Retreat. Waiting for Jesus: A Lenten Agape Retreat. This will be a feast of prayer and reflection where we will look at elements of the Passover Seder and spend time dwelling with the Spirit in prayer. The retreat is this Satruday, Mar 1st from 9 - 4 in the Barry House Theological Library at CtK. We can accommodate late attendees. Cost is $25 per person and includes lunch and materials. Register at www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/news/events and click on the Lenten Retreat at CTK. Questions: Contact Mother Laurie Garramone-Rohr at LGRohr@albanydiocese.org.
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Short Term Mission Team leaving for Dominican Republic. Team Coordinators Robin Baxter (St. Eustace) and Dcn Blair Biddle (St Pauls's, Keeseville) reports that the Team leaves Lake Placid this Thursday, February 28 and will pick up additional team members in Clifton Park where Bishop Love and Fr Nigel will meet them at 11:30 to bless them. The team returns Sunday, March 9. Please keep them in your daily prayers and at church during the next two weeks.
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Safeguarding God's Children. Fr. Michael and Marianne Gorchov will be presenting the Diocesan program "Safeguarding God's Children" on the prevention of sexual abuse of children on the following dates and locations:
      March 8th, St,John's Johnstown
      April 19th, St.Paul's Troy for the Metropolitan Deanery
      May 10th, Trinity Church Plattsburg, (tentative)
In order to register, please contact the hosting parish. Safeguarding God's Children will also be offered during Diocesan Convention in June.
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The Renovare Conference being held at St. George's, Clifton Park has been rescheduled to Mar 29, 9 am - 4 pm. Questions? - call St. George's at (518) 371-6351.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

 

2/28/2008, #61, 1st Quarter 2008

Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. And he said to them, "Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. (Mark 6:30-31)
      Holy Spirit, please guide Bishop Bill and the leaders and teachers of this diocese into a place of quiet waters where they may find rest for their souls.

So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves. (Mark 6:32)
      Jesus, please help all the priests, deacons, and lay leaders of this diocese strive to enter your rest. (From Hebrews 4:11)

But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to him. (Mark 6:33)
      Father, grant that your people throughout this diocese will show the same zeal in seeking out your son Jesus.

And Jesus, when he came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So he began to teach them many things. (Mark 6:34)
      Jesus, help us have your compassion for all those who come to the prayer table: so many are like sheep having no shepherd. Help us introduce them to you.

When the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him and said, "This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late. Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat." (Mark 6:35-36)
      Lord Jesus, help us look to you and your resources and not our own as we seek to minister to those who come to us.

But he answered and said to them, "You give them something to eat." And they said to him, "Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?" (Mark 6:37)
      Jesus, we so easily lose sight of what you can do.

But he said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go and see." And when they found out they said, "Five, and two fish." (Mark 6:38)
      Holy Spirit, help us bring every resource we have to the table for your work and ministry.

Then he commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass. So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties. And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fish he divided among them all. So they all ate and were filled. (Mark 6:39-42)
      Father, as Jesus did, we look to you to multiply our loaves and fishes to feed your people.

And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. (Mark 6:43)
      Jesus, please gather up the fragments of our lives.

Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men. (Mark 6:44)
      Jesus, thank you for doing for us what we are unable to do in our strength.

Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all who truly turn to him.
* COME unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. St. Matt. xi. 28.
* So God loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St. John iii. 16.
* Hear also what Saint Paul saith. This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15.
* Hear also what Saint John saith. If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the Propitiation for our sins. 1 St. John ii. 1, 2.

Praying the Nicene Creed daily: the Father Almighty,
      Father, thank you for being a father to me. Thank you that by your might you have made your son Jesus known to us so that we can become your children.

A word received: I AM with you; keep your eyes on me. Let me be Lord of your circumstances -- give me the details of your life.

Thursday: 85, 86: Genesis 46:1-7,28-34; 1 Corinthians 9:1-15; Mark 6:30-46
Friday: 91, 92: Genesis 47:1-26; 1 Corinthians 9:16-27; Mark 6:47-56

      Notes from the Front Line

***** CLARIFICATION. The Healing Service for the Hudson and Metropolitan Deaneries is this Thursday, Feb 28 at St. Peter's, Albany. The remaining Lenten Healing Services are
      Mon, Mar 3 - Messiah, Glens Falls (Southern Adirondack & Upper Hudson Deaneries)
      Wed, Apr 9 - St. Mark's, Malone (Northern Adirondack & St. Lawrence Deaneries) - reschedule of postponed service.

***** Please pray for Bishop Bill as he prepares to attend the House of Bishops Spring Meeting at Camp Allen, Texas, March 7-12.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

 

2/27/2008, #60, 1st Quarter 2008

"Hear, O my people, and I will admonish you! O Israel, if you will listen to me! (Psalm 81:8)
      "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God." (Revelation 2:7)

There shall be no foreign god among you; nor shall you worship any foreign god. (Psalm 81:9)
      "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death." (Revelation 2:11)

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. (Psalm 81:10)
      "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it." (Revelation 2:17)

"But my people would not heed my voice, and Israel would have none of Me. (Psalm 8111:)
      "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." (Revelation 2:29)

So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, to walk in their own counsels. (Psalm 81:12)
      "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." (Revelation 3:6)

"Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways! (Psalm 81:13)
      "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." (Revelation 3:13)

I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their adversaries. (Psalm 81:14)
      "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." (Revelation 3:22)

The haters of the LORD would pretend submission to him, but their fate would endure forever. (Psalm 81:15)
      LORD, strip away every pretense of the Episcopal Church.

He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat; and with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you." (Psalm 81:16)
      Jesus, you are the rock of our salvation; help us taste of you and see that you are good. (From Psalm 34:8)

A word received: What is true then is true today. I AM the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. I long to pour out my Holy Spirit on you.

Praying the Nicene Creed daily: I believe in one God,
      Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thank you for being one and thank you for your love for one another. Please help me, help your people live in the reality of your unity and love. Thank you.

Wednesday: 81, 82: Genesis 45:16-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 6:13-29
Thursday: 85, 86: Genesis 46:1-7,28-34; 1 Corinthians 9:1-15; Mark 6:30-46

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 04:33:06
From: Sister Mary Elizabeth
Subject: Prayers for the Welcome Home Initiative
Dear Torre and Jean--
      Please ask our Intercessors to continue to pray for the first Welcome Home Initiative healing retreat upcoming March 17-19 at Christ the King Center in Greenwich. Seven combat warriors and their families have signed up to date, including a mix of chaplains and regular servicemen. In particular, pray
*      for God to continue to lead combat veterans to participate in this first retreat,
*      for preparation, planning and team formation including consultants and program leaders, direct ministry prayer teams, greeters and hosts to help extend a welcome to these families, an auxiliary program planned for youth accompanying their parents during the retreat, and formation of an intercessory team (on and off site),
*      for reasonable (though seasonable) weather for the three days including safe travel for participants and team,
*      for an abundant harvest of healing during the retreat -- both in a release of pain and grief from the hearts of men and women who have sacrificed much for our country and freedoms and through an infilling of the spiritual grace of the love and peace of Christ, and
*      for an after effect of continued healing and strengthening of individual and family lives after the Welcome Home retreat is over.
      If you are a combat veteran, or know a combat veteran, please pray about attending or suggesting that others attend the retreat.
      If you would like to write a "letter of appreciation" or a "note" to a veteran serving your country (similar to palanca in Cursillo or other renewal programs) please send your letter to the Welcome Home Initiative, Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, 575 Burton Road, Greenwich, NY 12834.
      There will be a Closing Ceremony at the conclusion of the three days to which the whole diocese is invited to show their appreciation to these combat veterans. If you wish to thank you these men, women and their families for their service to us, be at the Great Hall at CtK Center at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19, to say "Well done! Welcome Home!"
      If you wish to serve as an Intercessor, e-mail me at melizcsm@aol.com. If you are able to serve in other ways, contact Sandra Lester at SLester@christ-the-king-center.org.
Sister Mary Elizabeth, CSM, for the Oratory of Christ the Healer at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, NY

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

 

2/26/2008, #59, 1st Quarter 2008

How often they provoked him in the wilderness, and grieved him in the desert! (Psalm 78:40)
      LORD, we have provoked you by our sin as the Episcopal Church wanders in this wilderness of its own choosing.

Yes, again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. (Psalm 78:41)
      Jesus, just as you could do not mighty work among your own people because of their unbelief, so we too have limited what you can do in the Episcopal Church by our unbelief; have mercy on us and help us repent of our unbelief. (From Mark 6:5-6)

They did not remember his power: the day when He redeemed them from the enemy, (Psalm 78:42)
      Father, please help us receive the power of your Holy Spirit as we turn away from the enemy and back to you.

When he worked his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan; (Psalm 78:43)
      Father, you have worked mighty signs to deliver your people from the bondage of sin.

Turned their rivers into blood, and their streams, that they could not drink. He sent swarms of flies among them, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them. He also gave their crops to the caterpillar, and their labor to the locust. He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycamore trees with frost. He also gave up their cattle to the hail, and their flocks to fiery lightning. He cast on them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, indignation, and trouble, by sending angels of destruction among them. He made a path for his anger; he did not spare their soul from death, but gave their life over to the plague, And destroyed all the firstborn in Egypt, the first of their strength in the tents of Ham. (Psalm 78:44-51)
      Father, please help us remember the mighty signs you have worked: restore to the Episcopal Church the living memory of Jesus' passion, death on the cross for our sins, his resurrection and triumph over death, and the sending of your Holy Spirit.

But he made his own people go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock; (Psalm 78:52)
      Jesus, you are the good shepherd, please guide your faithful people in the Episcopal Church as a flock in the present wilderness.

And he led them on safely, so that they did not fear; but the sea overwhelmed their enemies. (Psalm 78:53)
      Father you have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (From 2 Timothy 1:7) As we see all the threats of the leaders of the Episcopal Church, help us pray as the early church prayed: "Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak your word, by stretching out your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of your holy Servant Jesus." (Acts 4:29-30)

A word received: Pray that my people will forgive their persecutors as Stephen forgave his. (See Acts 7:59-60)

Tuesday: 78:40-72: Genesis 45:1-15; 1 Corinthians 7:32-40; Mark 6:1-13
Wednesday: 81, 82: Genesis 45:16-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 6:13-29

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocese of Albany Men’s Retreat: April 25 -- 27 at CtK Spiritual Life Center. The theme is Perseverance: Running Faithfully the Race of Life. Guest speaker will be Captain Jim Mulligan, author of The Hanoi Commitment.

***** Pray for the Regional Lenten Healing Services. The services begin at 7 PM with Bishop Love and Fr. Mumford leading the services. You are welcome to attend any service that fits your schedule.
      Tue, Feb 26 -- St. Mark’s, Malone (Northern Adirondack & St. Lawrence Deaneries)
      Thu, Feb 28 -- St. Peter’s, Albany (Hudson and Metropolitan Deaneries)
      Mon, Mar 3 -- Messiah, Glens Falls (Southern Adirondack & Upper Hudson Deaneries)

Monday, February 25, 2008

 

2/25/2008, #58, 1st Quarter 2008

I cried out to God with my voice--to God with my voice; and he gave ear to me. (Psalm 77:1)
      Thank you, Father, for listening to my cry.

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; my hand was stretched out in the night without ceasing; my soul refused to be comforted. (Psalm 77:2)
      Jesus, you heard me when I was in trouble, thank you.

I remembered God, and was troubled; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. (Psalm 77:3)
      Holy Spirit, you have listened to me even when my prayer was merely complaint.

You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. (Psalm 77:4)
      Jesus, please help me rest in your arms.

I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. (Psalm 77:5)
      Holy Spirit, help me remember and reflect on all of God's mercy toward me in the past.

I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, and my spirit makes diligent search. (Psalm 77:6)
      Thank you for giving me songs in the night when troubles pressed upon me.

Will the Lord cast off forever?
And will he be favorable no more?
Has his mercy ceased forever?
Has his promise failed forevermore?
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he in anger shut up his tender mercies? (Psalm 77:7-9)
      LORD, my times are in your hands and I trust in your mercy. (From Psalm 33:15) I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High; I will remember the works of the LORD and your wonders of old, and I will trust you for this present time. (From Psalm 77:10-11)

A word received: I AM moving among my people. Pray for hearts that will respond to the movement of my Spirit.

Monday: 77, [79]: Genesis 44:18-34; 1 Corinthians 7:25-31; Mark 5:21-43
Tuesday: 78:40-72: Genesis 45:1-15; 1 Corinthians 7:32-40; Mark 6:1-13

Sunday, February 24, 2008

 

2/24/2008, #57, 1st Quarter 2008

A word received: Heed my word, heed my word. Call my people to heed my word.

Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, and kneel before the LORD our Maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice! Harden not your hearts, as your forebears did in the wilderness, as in the Rebellion, and as in the day of Trial, when they tempted me. They put me to the test, though they had seen my works. Forty years long I detested that generation and said, "This people are wayward in their hearts; they do not know my ways." So I swore in my wrath, "They shall not enter into my rest." (Psalm 95:6-11)

Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, and kneel before the LORD our Maker. (Psalm 95:6)
      LORD, please help me humble myself before you and worship you.

For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice! (Psalm 95:7)
      Jesus, thank you for making us part of your flock; you are the good shepherd, help us heed your voice.

Harden not your hearts, as your forebears did in the wilderness, at Meribah/Rebellion, and on that day at Massah/Trial, when they tempted me. (Psalm 95:8)
      Holy Spirit, you have sifted our hearts and you have found us a rebellious people who are a trial to you; have mercy on us and help us repent.

They put me to the test, though they had seen my works. (Psalm 95:9)
      Father, you have rescued us so many times and yet we still put your love to the test; have mercy on us and help us worship you.

Forty years long I detested that generation and said, "This people are wayward in their hearts; they do not know my ways." (Psalm 95:10)
      LORD, we have been wayward; we have not searched out your love and mercy for us. Help us to know your ways and walk in them.

So I swore in my wrath, "They shall not enter into my rest." (Psalm 95:11)
      LORD, you are angry with us because of our sinful, wandering ways. Help us by your Holy Spirit to return to you and worship you.

O come let us adore Him

O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord.

For He alone is worthy
For He alone is worthy
For He alone is worthy
Christ the Lord.

He's the lily of the valley
He's the lily of the valley
He's the lily of the valley
Christ the Lord.

Saturday: 23, 27: Genesis 43:16-34; 1 Corinthians 7:10-24; Mark 5:1-20
Sunday: 34: Genesis 44:1-17; Romans 8:1-10; John 5:25-29

Notes from the Front Line

Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 07:41:22
From: The Rev. Nigel Mumford
Subject: from Fr. Nigel+
My fellow Americans,
      After coming to the USA on Dec 22nd 1980 (27 years and 2 months ago) for one year, to check it out, I finally became a US citizen yesterday during a very moving service. After realizing I had been here for more than half my life and after coming through the passport control with Bishop Bill returning from Northern Ireland and being given a hard time, I realized that it was time. May GOD BLESS AMERICA, our diocese, and all our churches, clergy and peoples of this great nation. Hope to see you at the Deanery Lenten Healing Services...next week and the week after....
Be well dear soul, Fr. Nigel+
The Rev. Nigel Mumford
Director, Oratory of Christ the Healer,
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center,
575 Burton Road, Greenwich, NY 12834

healing@ctkcenter.org
www.ctkcenter.org
(518) 692-9550

 

Each day pray a phrase from the Nicene Creed

Praying the Nicene Creed, a word received 12/29/07: Each day I want you to take a phrase from the Nicene Creed and pray that phrase. My people need to hear what is true and make it their own.
I believe in one God,
      Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thank you for being one and thank you for your love for one another. Please help me, help your people live in the reality of your unity and love. Thank you.
the Father Almighty,
      Father, thank you for being a father to me. Thank you that by your might you have made your son Jesus known to us so that we can become your children.
maker of heaven and earth,
      Thank you, Father, for your creation. Please help us by your Holy Spirit to be better stewards of your creation.
and of all things visible and invisible;
      Father, we know that we are surrounded by your angelic hosts and that whole company of heaven, that cloud of witnesses that has gone before us. Help us to be steady in you till we reach that place of rest. Thank you.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
      Father, guide us by your Holy Spirit so that every other "lord" in our lives is brought under the sovereign rule of Jesus and he becomes our one Lord. Thank you.
the only begotten Son of God,
      Father, thank you for sending your one and only son to us so that we might become your children.
begotten of his Father before all worlds,
      Jesus, you have always been there; help us receive you into every part of our lives.
God of God, Light of Light,
      Jesus, you are God and you are the light to take us through this time of darkness in the church. You are the word of God and are a lamp to our feet.
very God of very God,
      Jesus, you and the Father are one; please help us come to know you and him better.
begotten, not made,
      Father, thank you for choosing Mary to bring Jesus to us. Help us to respond as she did.
being of one substance with the Father;
      Jesus, you came to us bearing the image of the Father so that we might know his love for us. You are one with him and there is no division between you. Please help us by your Holy Spirit to know the unity and character that you share with the Father.
by whom all things were made;
      Jesus, everything we have was made by you, there is nothing that we can have that we can call our own except for your cross and resurrection. It is all a free gift of yours; thank you.
who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven,
      Jesus, thank you for being willing to give up the glory of heaven to come and live with us. Thank you that day by day your Holy Spirit is willing to live in us in the midst of all our sin.
and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man;
      Holy Spirit, thank you for Mary's willingness to receive your over-shadowing and her willingness to risk all to bear Jesus for us.
and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;
      Thank you, Jesus, for what you endured on the cross for us.
he suffered and was buried;
      Jesus, thank you for dying for us while we were still sinners. You went to the cross and the grave for us because of your love for your father and for us. Thank you.
and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,
      Holy Spirit, thank you that you enabled Jesus to rise from the dead. Thank you for his victory over sin and death. Please bring us to new life in him.
and ascended into heaven,
       Jesus, thank you for your ascension into heaven to sit at the right hand of your father. Thank you that you ever live to make intercession for us.
and sitteth on the right hand of the Father;
       Father, thank you for giving Jesus such a place of honor; please help us honor him by our words and deeds and belief.
and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead;
       Jesus, you are Lord and you are judge; help us to fall into your hands and not the hands of men.
whose kingdom shall have no end.
       Thank you, Jesus, for your endurance to the end on the cross. Thank you for establishing an eternal kingdom.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost the Lord, and Giver of Life,
       Father, we desperately need the renewing power of your Holy Spirit in the life of the Episcopal Church
who proceedeth from the Father and the Son;
       Holy Spirit, thank you for helping us know both the Father and the Son!
who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified;
       Holy Spirit, please help us know you, worship you, and glorify you.
who spake by the Prophets.
      Thank you for your word in Scripture and your words to us today.
And I believe one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church;
       Holy Spirit, I believe that apostolic teaching which has been taught in all places and in all times. Thank you for the faith that you delivered to the saints. Help us to keep steady in your teaching and grace. Thank you.
I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins;
       Jesus, thank you for washing away my sins. Thank you for baptizing me with your Holy Spirit. Please help me to live day by day in the hope of the resurrection. Thank you.
and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
       Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, please help us live in the hope of the resurrection and the life of the world to come. Thank you.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table 2008 02 23

Torre Bissell, Dn. Alan Hart, Howard Smith, and Jay Loveless, 9:30 to 10:30 AM, in front of Christ Church on State St, (+ indicates received a cross). We prayed about the crack house next door which is still in operation.

A word received 2/20/08: Every person that comes, comes at my bidding. Some will be good soil, some bad. Ask me for each person how to present the gospel. It will be specific to each person.
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me. (Psalm 27:7)
      A word received 2/23/08: Cry out to me for my people who come to the prayer table. Help them cry out to me.
+Brian -- asked for prayer for his great-grandmother, Anise.
(no name) -- mentally troubled
+Theodore -- asked for prayer for family and home
+Calvin -- he crossed the street on his own to come to the table and asked "for God to remove all the negatives I've been doing." We asked him if he had ever given his life to Jesus and he said, "I've been wanting to do that." We had him do that and confess his sins to Jesus, ask Jesus for forgiveness, accept Jesus' forgiveness, and thank Jesus for forgiving him. He wanted a cross for his +wife. We prayed for her and their children.
+Lawrence -- had previously accepted Jesus as his savior but had fallen by the wayside. We led him to confess his sins to Jesus, ask for and received Jesus' forgiveness of his sins.
+Gregory -- drove by us, we waved to him, he went a block, turned around, came past us on the other side of the street and did a U-turn to stop in front of us and got out of his car. Somewhat suspicious, wanted to know if a contribution was needed. We told him we didn't take contributions. Prayed for him and his family and friends.
Shawn -- We prayer for him and for his wife +Cynthia last week. He pulled out the cross we had given him last week that was around his neck. He said his wife had asked about it and wanted one. He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus' forgiveness and thanked him for it.
+Omarand -- walked by us three times before he was willing to stop and receive prayer.

 

2/23/2008, #56, 1st Quarter 2008

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)
      Thank you, LORD, for the light you give me for my path. Thank you for restoring my strength and setting me free from fear.

When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. (Psalm 27:2)
      Thank you, Jesus, for all the times you have kept me steady in you; you have kept my feet on the rock when I was being attacked. Thank you.

Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident. (Psalm 27:3)
      Father, my confidence is not in myself, but in what you can do. Sometimes you work through me and sometimes other ways; thank you for all that you do. Please continue to work through me by your Holy Spirit.

One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple. (Psalm 27:4)
      Jesus, my heart's desire is to be where you are: draw me close to you, never let me go.

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion; in the secret place of his tabernacle he shall hide me; he shall set me high upon a rock. (Psalm 27:5)
      Jesus, these are times of trouble in the Episcopal Church, but you are our hiding place. We ask you to hold up Bishop Bill and all our diocesan leaders and teachers in your hand and protect them from every foe.

And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in his tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD. (Psalm 27:6)
      LORD, you have heard my cry to you and you have lifted me up; now let me join the festal throng that goes into your tabernacle and sings your praises. Thank you.

Joseph said to them, "Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones." And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them. (Genesis 50:19-21)
      A word received: Rejoice! As I transformed the life of Joseph's family, I can transform every family that turns to me.

Saturday: 23, 27: Genesis 43:16-34; 1 Corinthians 7:10-24; Mark 5:1-20
Sunday: 34: Genesis 44:1-17; Romans 8:1-10; John 5:25-29

Notes from the Front Line

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:21:10
From: Marj Butterworth
Subject: Dcn. Faye

Dear Torre,
      Dcn. Faye has phoned from Philadelphia to report good things. She has met with oncology, pulmonary, nutrition, PT and pain specialists and is very encouraged. One more test today and then discussion of treatment tomorrow. Thanksgiving for answered prayer and all of the prayer support from here at home. The Lord has shown her a new path and another way for us to continue our thanksgivings and prayers on her behalf.
      Please pray for safe travel as they plan to fly to Binghamton tomorrow night, arriving there around midnight and then driving home to Unadilla.
Take care and God bless. Marj Butterworth

Friday, February 22, 2008

 

2/22/2008, #55, 1st Quarter 2008

On the same day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side." (Mark 4:35)
      Jesus, help us live and move at your bidding.

Now when they had left the multitude, they took him along in the boat as he was. And other little boats were also with him. (Mark 4:36)
      Jesus, help us take you as you are. We often assume you are just like us in our fallen humanity and deeds. You are like us in our humanity, but your ways are not like our ways and you thoughts are not like our thoughts; help us to take you as you are.

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. (Mark 4:37)
      Father, we are in the midst of such a storm now and the boat we are in, the Episcopal Church, is in great danger of sinking.

But he was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" (Mark 4:38)
      Holy Spirit, that is the way so many of our prayers seem to really start: "Jesus, don't you care that we are perishing?" Bring us to a new place of trust in Jesus where we pray with hope and faith and confidence in Jesus and the Father's love for us.

Then he arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39)
      Jesus, please rebuke the storm that is raging in the Episcopal Church and speak your words of peace into our hearts.

But he said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?" (Mark 4:40)
      Even now, Jesus, you are asking us these same questions; please help us find the answers in your love for us.

And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey him!" (Mark 4:41)
      Father, we are often just as clueless as these disciples: they went to him for help in the storm and he provided it, and they are surprised by that. Help us come to a new place of confidence and trust in Jesus in the midst of the present storm. Thank you.

"Be still, and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10)

A word received: Pray for the transforming light of the gospel to shine forth in this diocese.

Friday: 73: Genesis 43:1-15; 1 Corinthians 7:1-9; Mark 4:35-41
Saturday: 23, 27: Genesis 43:16-34; 1 Corinthians 7:10-24; Mark 5:1-20


Thursday, February 21, 2008

 

2/21/2008, #54, 1st Quarter 2008

Also he said to them, "Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand?" (Mark 4:21)
      Lord, let the light of the gospel shine forth clearly in every parish of this diocese.

"For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light." (Mark 4:22)
      Lord GOD, let your light -- the light of the gospel -- shine forth in our hearts so that we recognize and bring to you all of the dark and hidden things there.

"If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear." (Mark 4:23)
      Holy Spirit, so many in the church are given over to idolatry and falsehood: they have ears and do not hear, eyes but do not see, mouths but do not speak the good news of Jesus Christ; have mercy on us.

Then he said to them, "Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given." (Mark 4:24)
      Father, guide us in what we choose to listen to in church, at work, in the community, or on TV or the radio. There is much falsehood there and we need discernment about what we listen to.

"For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him." (Mark 4:25)
      Jesus, the church is fragmenting: some to walk in the light and some to walk in darkness. Help us throughout this diocese receive more of your light to walk by.

And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how." (Mark 4:26-27)
      Holy Spirit, you planted the good seed of the gospel in our hearts and it has grown though the years. We don't know how it grows in us, but we ask you help us in nurturing that new life in us.

"For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head." (Mark 4:28)
      Father, please help our faith in Jesus grow day by day.

"But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come." (Mark 4:29)
      Jesus, please send forth more laborers into the harvest fields, for they are all around us. Here I am, Lord, send me.

Thursday: 74: Genesis 42:29-38; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Mark 4:21-34
Friday: 73: Genesis 43:1-15; 1 Corinthians 7:1-9; Mark 4:35-41

Notes from the Front Line

***** Please pray for Rachel, an elderly intercessor for the Diocese of Albany who has cancer and is now having difficulty breathing.

***** Read the book Back To Jerusalem by Brother Yun, Peter Xu Yongze, Enoch Wang with Paul Hattaway. In it these three Chinese house church leaders share their vision to complete the Great Commission.


***** Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 06:44:17
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Praise report
My dear friends,
Thank you for your prayers for all those coming to the Oratory of Christ the Healer of CTK, SLC.
If you have a message of encouragement for the people, please speak. Acts 13:15
      Lynn and I are safely home from 12 days on the road with 5 time zone changes, seven flights and two healing missions: one at St Anne's Oceanside California and one at St James, Clovis New Mexico. What a trip. We met so many God loving faithful people, on fire for the Lord.
Many things happened but a few major ones at present are:
      1) A woman parishioner with braces, an eye patch and crutches came for prayer for her sister. We prayed for her sister and also after she fought it, for her. She told me she had post polio syndrome (PPS) The next day she came to church without the eye patch, without the braces and without the crutches. She told everyone that she had NO symptoms of PPS at all. The church went wild in praise to God. Thanks be to God. She wanted to get a doctors appointment to see what he will say about this. She wants this healing officially documented. I will keep you posted.
      2) I sat next to a delightful English woman at lunch on one day of the mission. After a while she said, by the way, I have a nephew who was in the Royal Marines. He was badly injured in NI in 1973. He had both his legs cut off by flying sheet metal at a bomb blast. I was on foot patrol in an other area and heard the blast and the radio traffic at the time of the bomb. The Marine next to him saved his life. We were deeply shaken by this incident. I remember Toms smiling photo on the back of the Royal Marine magazine sitting in his wheel chair with no legs. His aunt gave me his address and I wrote to him this morning. What a small world it is.
      3) I was deeply moved in praying for an 8 year old. She had a Q tip in her ear and her mum hugged her last Thursday. The Q tip punctured her left ear drum. Her hearing was compromised and she was in pain. Please keep her in your prayers.
      4) A woman was cured of TMJ in Clovis. She is totally off her pain meds and is feeling fine and thanking God for her healing.
      5) I was asked by the National convener of the International Order of St. Luke (OSL) to be the key note speaker for the World conference and international meeting of the OSL in Canada June 2010. Thanks be to God.
I do thank you so very much for keeping us in your prayers. Keep 'em coming folks... we really need your prayers.
      If you have a healing prayer request either call it in at 518-692-9550 and ask for Sandra or email us at healing@ctkcenter.org
      Dont forget that we have a healing service every Tuesday at 10am and soaking prayer every Wednesday at 10am.
Much love to you all... Keep the faith... on second thoughts... give it away. Be well dear souls, Fr. Nigel+
      The Rev. Nigel Mumford
      Director, Oratory of Christ the Healer,
      Christ the King Spiritual Life Center,
      575 Burton Road, Greenwich, NY 12834

      healing@ctkcenter.org
      www.ctkcenter.org
      (518) 692-9550

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

 

2/20/2008, #53, 1st Quarter 2008

I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. (1 Corinthians 5:9)
      Holy Spirit, please help us heed this admonition.

Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. (1 Corinthians 5:10)
      Jesus, guide us in reaching out to the lost and the dying all around us with the good seed of the gospel.

But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner--not even to eat with such a person. (1 Corinthians 5:11)
      Holy Spirit, guide us in shunning the company of those who claim to follow Christ Jesus but deny the power of the gospel to change their lives.

For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? (1 Corinthians 5:12)
      LORD, please help us properly use judgment and discernment.

But those who are outside God judges. Therefore "put away from yourselves the evil person." (1 Corinthians 5:13)
      Father, help us do our part in cleansing the church of sin.

Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? (1 Corinthians 6:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help all sides in the Episcopal Church repent of their litigious ways. We have become a mirror for our society's ills rather than agents of change.

Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? (1 Corinthians 6:2)
      Holy Spirit, please help us with your gift of discernment in ordering the affairs of the church.

Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? (1 Corinthians 6:3)
      Lord, guide us in this life so that we will be prepared for what lies ahead.

If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? (1 Corinthians 6:4)
      Jesus, we have not gotten even this far, for we rush to judgment in the civil courts.

I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren? (1 Corinthians 6:5)
      Lord, please help us to bring this wisdom to bear in the life of the Episcopal Church.

But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers! (1 Corinthians 6:6)
      Father, help us repent of this sin.

Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated? (1 Corinthians 6:7)
      Lord, help us do it your way.

No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren! (1 Corinthians 6:8)
      Holy Spirit, please bring the Episcopal Church to its knees in repentance for this sin.

Wednesday: 119:73-96: Genesis 42:18-28; 1 Corinthians 5:9-6:8; Mark 4:1-20
Thursday: 74: Genesis 42:29-38; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Mark 4:21-34

Words received for Sunday School lesson 22: the Holy Spirit and the Early Church

"Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak your word, by stretching out your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus." (Acts 4:29-30)
      A word received: This is a current word for today's beleaguered Christians. I want my people to look at the threats and then turn to me. I want them to ask for more than protection, I want them to pray for boldness and signs following. I want my people to come to the throne of grace and ask for me to do what only I can do.

And his name, through faith in his name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.(Acts 3:16)
      A word received: I want you to have such faith in me. I want you to pray in the full power of my name. My name has the power to conquer the gates of hell. Use and rely on my power and the power of my name.

And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes, as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. 7nd when they had set them in the midst, they asked, "By what power or by what name have you done this?" (Acts 4:5-7)
      A word received: They knew and understood what my people now do not: that my name, my very name, has power. Avail yourself of the power of my name.

"let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man stands here before you whole." (Acts 4:10)
      A word received: I want my church to proclaim my name and the faith in my name that Peter had. Apostolic faith is believing what the apostles believed and knew. They knew the power of my name and my resurrection -- I want you to know that too.

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
      A word received: Pray for my church to proclaim this.

But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." (Acts 4:19-20)
      A word received: I want you to face down "political correctness" with the same mind and attitude that Peter and John had. I want you to tell others what you have heard me say and see me do.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

 

Look at what Christ Church Coxsackie is doing!


 

2/19/2008, #52, 1st Quarter 2008

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles--that a man has his father's wife! (1 Corinthians 5:1)
      Jesus, sexual immorality is named among the leaders and people of the Episcopal Church. It is not only reported, it is flaunted and condoned.

And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you. (1 Corinthians 5:2)
      Holy Spirit, bring all of us in the Episcopal Church to a place of mourning, for we have grown comfortable with sexual sin in our midst.

For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed. (1 Corinthians 5:3)
      Jesus, you raised up Paul to apostolic office for the spread of the gospel and the better ordering of the church, raise up many to apostolic office throughout the Episcopal Church who will spread the gospel and bring right order to the church.

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. (1 Corinthians 5:4-5)
      Father, please move the leaders, teachers, and people of the Episcopal Church to a clear sense of their responsibility before you for the ordering of our common life.

Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? (1 Corinthians 5:6)
      Holy Spirit, sin has worked its way through the Episcopal Church, help us recognize and resist it wherever it is found.

Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. (1 Corinthians 5:7)
      Jesus, thank you for making new life possible for us by your sacrifice on the cross.

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (1 Corinthians 5:8)
      LORD, bring us through to your victory of sincerity and truth in the Episcopal Church.

A word received: Listen, listen my people to my word to you in Scripture. Listen, listen to what I AM saying. I AM calling you back to me. Come to me; return to me -- my arms are open wide to receive you.

Tuesday: 68:1-20(21-23)24-36: Genesis 42:1-17; 1 Corinthians 5:1-8; Mark 3:19b-35
Wednesday: 119:73-96: Genesis 42:18-28; 1 Corinthians 5:9-6:8; Mark 4:1-20

Notes from the Front Line

Pray for the workshops at the Diocesan Convention in June. Pray for the presenters and attendees that we will all clearly hear and be moved by the Holy Spirit.

Monday, February 18, 2008

 

2/18/2008, #51, 1st Quarter 2008

To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. (1 Corinthians 4:11)
      Father, help Bishop Bill and Bishop Dave and all the leaders and people of this diocese endure all things so that we may make Christ known.

And we labor, working with our own hands. (1 Corinthians 4:12a)
      Holy Spirit, enter into our labor and work so that they are fruitful for the gospel.

Being reviled, we bless; (1 Corinthians 4:12b)
      Jesus, help us bless those who curse us.

being persecuted, we endure; (1 Corinthians 4:12c)
      Holy Spirit, having stood all, help us to stand.

being defamed, we entreat. (1 Corinthians 4:13a)
      Jesus, help us enter more deeply into your life of intercession.

We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now. (1 Corinthians 4:13b)
      Father, no dirt thrown at us matters so long as we have washed our robes white in the blood of the lamb.

A word received: Call my people to me. Pray for hearts that long to receive the gift of my Spirit.

Monday: 64, 65: Genesis 41:46-57; 1 Corinthians 4:8-20(21); Mark 3:7-19a
Tuesday: 68:1-20(21-23)24-36: Genesis 42:1-17; 1 Corinthians 5:1-8; Mark 3:19b-35

Sunday, February 17, 2008

 

2/17/2008, #50, 1st Quarter 2008

Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD! happy the people he has chosen to be his own! (Psalm 33:12)
      LORD, move through this land and change our hearts, let our hearts be fixed on you where true joys are to be found.

The LORD looks down from heaven, and beholds all the people in the world. (Psalm 33:13)
      LORD, you have brought us out of many lands to this good land; make us one in you.

From where he sits enthroned he turns his gaze on all who dwell on the earth. (Psalm 33:14)
      Jesus, turn your eyes to those who are in want this day and provide for them. Please show us our part in helping those in need.

He fashions all the hearts of them and understands all their works. (Psalm 33:15)
      Holy Spirit, we judge by outward appearances but you search the heart; please search and purify our hearts.

There is no king that can be saved by a mighty army; a strong man is not delivered by his great strength. (Psalm 33:16)
      Father, turn the hearts of our leaders and rulers to you: they have relied too much on military and political strength and not enough on you.

The horse is a vain hope for deliverance; for all its strength it cannot save. (Psalm 33:17)
      Jesus, set us in the Episcopal Church free from vain hopes, help us rely on you and your strength and not on craftiness or the schemes of men.

Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon those who fear him, on those who wait upon his love, (Psalm 33:18)
      LORD, please bring us to a holy fear of you and the judgment to come.

To pluck their lives from death, and to feed them in time of famine. (Psalm 33:19)
      Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this day, and give your angels charge over them. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. (From Compline, BCP page 134)

Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. (Psalm 33:20)
      Jesus, you are our strong, high tower and we run to you for safety.

Indeed, our heart rejoices in him, for in his holy Name we put our trust. (Psalm 33:21)
      Jesus, there is no other name by which we can be saved, yours is the name above all names.

Let your loving kindness, O LORD, be upon us, as we have put our trust in you. (Psalm 33:22)
      LORD, please help each one of us make the choice to trust you today. Thank you.



Sunday: 8, 84: Genesis 41:14-45; Romans 6:3-14; John 5:19-24
Monday: 64, 65: Genesis 41:46-57; 1 Corinthians 4:8-20(21); Mark 3:7-19a

Saturday, February 16, 2008

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table 2008 02 16

Torre Bissell, Dn. Alan Hart, 9:25 to 10:30 AM, in front of Christ Church on State St
(+ indicates received a cross). We prayed about the crack house next door which is still in operation.

+Tameka -- "keep my family strong, peaceful, guide us, keep us warm" Gave crosses to her children as well: +Quan, +Nichele, and +Tameka. Tameka (the mom) has twin babies at home: Travon and Davon.
+Louise -- (elderly woman) "my legs"
+Sasha -- "I've got so much going on."
+Don -- prayed for him and his family
+Lorenzo -- for his family and his girl friend
+Shawn -- "for my wife (Cynthia) that she will be safe"
+Douglas -- (young man going by on a skate board in a T-shirt) "What's going on here?" He asked for prayer for his younger brother Bryan. We also asked the Lord to keep Douglas safe on his skate board. When I gave Douglas one of the little wooden crosses he said, "Oh, that's where people are getting these."

 

2/16/2008, #49, 1st Quarter 2008

I will praise you with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing praises to you. (Psalm 138:1)
      LORD, when we come to worship you, please help us sing your praises. Don't let us be distracted by anything else that claims to be divine.

I will worship toward your holy temple, and praise your name for your lovingkindness and your truth; for you have magnified your word and your name above all things. (Psalm 138:2)
      Jesus, your name and your word are holy; please help us live into your holiness and worship you.

In the day when I cried out, you answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul. (Psalm 138:3)
      Holy Spirit, please give Bishop Bill boldness and strength in his soul as he cries out to you for help day by day.

All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth. (Psalm 138:4)
      Father, please bring all the rulers of this present age under Jesus' sovereign authority. Help them know they are but men.

Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD. (Psalm 138:5)
      Jesus, please bring all of the rulers of this nation to the knowledge that they are under your authority so that they may sing of your glory. Bring the leaders of this community, this state, and the Federal government to a saving knowledge of you. Let you glory shine forth again in this nation.

Though the LORD is on high, yet he regards the lowly; but the proud he knows from afar. (Psalm 138:6)
      LORD, please deal with the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church, for they have in their pride held your faithful ones in contempt.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me; you will stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand will save me. (Psalm 138:7)
      Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)

The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; do not forsake the works of your hands. (Psalm 138:8)
      Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23:6)

Saturday: 138, 139:1-17(18-23): Genesis 41:1-13; 1 Corinthians 4:1-7; Mark 2:23-3:6
Sunday: 8, 84: Genesis 41:14-45; Romans 6:3-14; John 5:19-24

Friday, February 15, 2008

 

2/15/2008, #48, 1st Quarter 2008

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. (1 Corinthians 3:18)
      LORD, the wisdom of this age has overwhelmed the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church; please restore to our common life the wisdom that begins with fearing you. (From Psalm 111:10)

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness"; (1 Corinthians 3:19)
      Jesus, craftiness has replaced wisdom among the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church; have mercy on us.

and again, "The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile." (1 Corinthians 3:20)
      Holy Spirit, our ways are so often not your ways and our thoughts are not like your thoughts; restore to us the wisdom that comes from having hearts "cut to the quick." (From Acts 2:37)

Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: (1 Corinthians 3:21)
      Holy Father, let our joy be in Jesus' cross, death and resurrection.

whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come--all are yours. And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. (1 Corinthians 3:22-23)
      Jesus, help us find our home in you and our sure footing on the gospel.

      Have mercy upon us, O God, according to your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out our transgressions. Wash us thoroughly from our iniquity, and cleanse us from our sin. Do good in your good pleasure to the Episcopal Church; re-build its walls. Then you shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, and with our offerings. (From Psalm 51:1-2, 18-19)

Friday: 51: Genesis 40:1-23; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Mark 2:13-22
Saturday: 138, 139:1-17(18-23): Genesis 41:1-13; 1 Corinthians 4:1-7; Mark 2:23-3:6

Thursday, February 14, 2008

 

2/14/2008, #47, 1st Quarter 2008

A word received: Don't be afraid.

A word received: Pray for my people -- they are wandering away from the flock.

Thursday: [59, 60] or 19, 46: Genesis 39:1-23; 1 Corinthians 2:14-3:15; Mark 2:1-12
Friday: 51: Genesis 40:1-23; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Mark 2:13-22

Notes from the Front Line

***** Please hold St. Stephen's Delmar in prayer.

***** [Pray for Dn Faye Vandermark. For a miracle of healing of cancer. ]
      Faye called this morning. She and Roy are going Sunday to Philadelphia to the Cancer Center that is on the cutting edge of treatments. She has had 7 years of treatments so far. The tumor has moved to the "good one". The center is flying them down and back. They will be there Mon. thru Wed., flying back about 5 PM.. PRAY for travel mercies and good weather.
      She has had no chemo for over a month and feels the best she has in over 6 mo. but the cancer is still there. After New Year's her white, red and potassium cells were so low they thought that "was it." PRAY for wisdom for the doctors and for Roy and Faye. Pray for them to know the right answers and that good things will come. PRAY that God will open doors there not available here. She is trusting that God who has everything in his hands will have his healing angels ready to act. PRAY for another miracle of healing for Faye for "with God nothing is impossible".

***** Pray for truth to take hold of the Presiding Bishop. On February 12, it was announced that the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church had accepted four bishop's renunciation of ordained ministry and included in the list of bishops was the Rt. Rev'd David Bena, Suffragan Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA).
      CANA Bishop Martyn Minns responded by saying, "This announcement is misleading because Bishop Bena has most definitely not renounced his ordained ministry nor has he been 'deprived of the right to exercise the gifts and spiritual authority as a Minister of God's Word and Sacraments conferred on him in Ordinations' as stated in the news release. Bishop Bena is a faithful bishop in good standing within the Anglican Communion and continues to fully exercise his ordained ministry."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

 

2/13/2008, #46, 1st Quarter 2008

Now as soon as they had come out of the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. (Mark 1:29)
      Jesus, please come into the homes of this diocese as you did with Simon and Andrew's home.

But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick with a fever, and they told him about her at once. (Mark 1:30)
      Holy Spirit, please prompt us to be quick to bring illness in our families to Jesus.

So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them. (Mark 1:31)
      Jesus, please let our homes be havens of peace, healing and blessing for all who enter them.



At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him all who were sick and those who were demon-possessed. (Mark 1:32)
      Father, we ask you to display the power and glory of your son Jesus at the healing services that take place throughout this diocese and at the Diocesan Convention. Thank you.

Check out I'm so glad Jesus lifted me.

A word received: You can come to me -- I AM asking you to come to me -- you must come on my terms, not yours. Ask for the cleansing fire of my Holy Spirit to help you repent. Then ask for the river of life, my Spirit, to flow through you and give younew life. The river will not quench the flame.

Wednesday: 49, [53]: Genesis 37:25-36; 1 Corinthians 2:1-13; Mark 1:29-45
Thursday: [59, 60] or 19, 46: Genesis 39:1-23; 1 Corinthians 2:14-3:15; Mark 2:1-12

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

 

2/12/2008, #45, 1st Quarter 2008

Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1 Corinthians 1:20)
      The leaders of the synagogue were astonished at your teaching, Jesus, for you taught with authority from your father and in the power your Holy Spirit. Please raise up teachers like you for the Church in our day. (From Mark 1:22)

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. (1 Corinthians 1:21)
      The leaders and members of the synagogue were all amazed at your teaching, Jesus, and at your ministry of deliverance. They asked, "What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him." Please raise up witnesses to the leaders, teachers, and people of the Episcopal Church who will minister your word and will in the power of the Holy Spirit. (From Mark 1:27)

For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 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. (1 Corinthians 1:22-24)
      Father, your foolishness is wiser than men, and your weakness is stronger than men. Please help your people accept the wisdom and power of doing things your way. (From 1 Corinthians 1:25)

A word received: I want you to listen to me: listen to my word in Scripture, listen to the words my Holy Spirit is speaking to you. Listen to me: pray for listening ears and hearts that will respond to my word to you. My people have grown dull of hearing. They are not attentive to my word. Pray for hearts of flesh -- for circumcised hearts and ears.

Tuesday: 47, 48: Genesis 37:12-24; 1 Corinthians 1:20-31; Mark 1:14-28
Wednesday: 49, [53]: Genesis 37:25-36; 1 Corinthians 2:1-13; Mark 1:29-45

Monday, February 11, 2008

 

2/11/2008, #44, 1st Quarter 2008

Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, (1 Corinthians 1:1)
      Jesus, thank you for the apostolic ministry which you have established in your church. Thank you for the ministry of Bishop Bill. Thank you for those faithful bishops who are brothers to him.

To the church of God which is at Corinth, (1 Corinthians 1:2a)
      Holy Spirit, help the church in every city, town, and hamlet in this diocese receive the good news in this letter which you sent by the hand of Paul and Sosthenes.

to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, (1 Corinthians 1:2b)
      Jesus, help us enter into our calling to be your holy people.

with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: (1 Corinthians 1:2c)
      Father, help us live out the reality of being in a world-wide communion of your people who call upon the name of Jesus.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:3)
      Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, please help us throughout this diocese receive your grace and enter into your peace. Thank you.

"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you" (Isaiah 26:3).
      LORD, help us keep our attention on you and keep you at the center of our thoughts and hopes and place our trust entirely in you. Thank you.

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, the deeds you did in their days, in days of old: (Psalm 44:1)
      Father, thank you for those who passed on to us the mighty works of salvation which you did for us; please help us pass this good news on to the next generation.

You drove out the nations with your hand, but them you planted; you afflicted the peoples, and cast them out. (Psalm 44:2)
      Jesus, please cleanse and purify your church; drive away all those who will not accept the gospel and the faith that you delivered once and for all to the saints.

For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you favored them. (Psalm 44:3)
      LORD, we have no strength of our own to win the needed victory in your church; you are our King, O God; command victories for your faithful people. Thank you. (From Psalm 44:4)

Monday: 44: Genesis 37:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-19; Mark 1:1-13
Tuesday: 47, 48: Genesis 37:12-24; 1 Corinthians 1:20-31; Mark 1:14-28

Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 10:44:21
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford
Subject: 1904 Revivial in Wales:
A youtube worth watching, my spirit is quickened.... 1904 Revival in Wales: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks8TIWyW9Ws&feature=related. Please note the four things Evans is asking the people of Wales to do... Perhaps we can do the same thing... it it time to seek first the Kingdom of God...
      1) Confess all sin
      2) Get rid of anything doubtful in your life
      3) Be ready to obey the Holy Spirit
      4) Confess Christ publicly....
Go for it... blessings, Nigel+

***** Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 10:02:10
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford
Subject: praise report from the Oratory of Christ the Healer with Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
If you have a message of encouragement you are to declare it... Acts 13:15
Just received this:
      Dear Father- Thank you for the praise report just received. It certainly serves to build up the Body- On Wednesday, I brought two friends from St. Paul the Apostle Parish, in Schenectady, for soaking prayer in the chapel in the Healing Oratory. Both women had significant needs for physical healing and one in particular, (name), has has a kidney transplant that appeared to be rejecting. She was just out of Albany Med and I brought her up believing that if she could just be prayed over, good things would happen. (Mark 2 :1-12) She tells me her blood work and blood pressure are back within normal ranges subsequent to the CTK visit, and that her surgeon is ecstatic. Please continue to pray that the Lord will complete the work he has begun in (name). Thank you for taking a moment to anoint everyone that day.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

 

2/10/2008, #43, 1st Quarter 2008

Psalm 51 Miserere mei, Deus, page 656 in the Book of Common Prayer

1      Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness; in your great compassion blot out my offenses.
      Jesus, please help me bring all my sins to you.

2      Wash me through and through from my wickedness and cleanse me from my sin.
      Holy Spirit, wash me in the precious blood of Jesus; only his blood can make me clean.

3      For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
      Holy Spirit, please help me lay my sin at the foot of Jesus' cross.

4      Against you only have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.
      Holy Father, I have sinned against you and broken your righteous commandments.

5      And so you are justified when you speak and upright in your judgment.
      Jesus, your judgments are true and just.

6      Indeed, I have been wicked from my birth, a sinner from my mother’s womb.
      Lord, even though I was born in sin, I have been born again; thank you.

7      For behold, you look for truth deep within me, and will make me understand wisdom secretly.
      Holy Spirit, you can go to the very depths of my thoughts and bring me to wisdom and understanding; thank you.

8      Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure; wash me, and I shall be clean indeed.
      Lord, you can do what man cannot: you can wash me clean as new snow.

9      Make me hear of joy and gladness, that the body you have broken may rejoice.
      Holy Spirit, please help my spirit hear the good news daily and receive it.

10      Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities.
      Put my sins away from me as far as the East is from the West.

11      Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
      Jesus, thank you for the cleansing fire of your Holy Spirit.

12      Cast me not away from your presence and take not your holy Spirit from me.
      Father, thank you for giving me a spirit of adoption so that I am always in your presence as your child.

13      Give me the joy of your saving help again and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.
      Holy God, help me receive the joy of your salvation; Holy Spirit, help me hear and receive these comfortable words that you speak to all who truly turn to you.

(page 332 in the Book of Common Prayer)
Come unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. Matthew 11:28

God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15

If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the perfect offering for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1 2

Sunday: 103: Daniel 9:3-10; Hebrews 2:10-18; John 12:44-50
Monday: 44: Genesis 37:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-19; Mark 1:1-13

Saturday, February 09, 2008

 

2/9/2008, #42, 1st Quarter 2008

Saturday: 42, 43; Ezekiel 39:21-29; Philippians 4:10-20; John 17:20-26
Sunday: 103: Daniel 9:3-10; Hebrews 2:10-18; John 12:44-50

A word received: Look to me.
      LORD, help us keep our attention on you.

Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 07:05:58
From: Dean Marshall Vang
Hi, Torre and Jean:
      My surgery has now been scheduled for Tuesday, February twelfth, and I will be departing Albany for Manhattan on Monday afternoon. Your continued prayers and those of the intercessory team remain effective in their poower and grace.
      Dean Vang

***** Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 11:24:36
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford
Subject: answered prayer
Dear prayer partners,
      PLEASE keep praying for the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.... The fruit of answered prayer is so wonderful... when we pray something ALWAYS happens... Fr Nigel+
      I just got this email from Macon GA from an update of answered prayer:
Nigel,
      I just heard yesterday that a person who attended our conference came with a growth in their lung. They went to the cardiovascular surgeon last week to keep a surgery date. The person told the surgeon that they were healed and to do another scan before operating. Guess what? They were completely healed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      The surgeon is Baptist, I worked for him years ago. I know he is a believer, but, I don't know that he believes in miraculous healing's today. Well, he has no recourse now. He is very influential at our major hospital. I have been wanting to go and talk to him about our ministry... the importance of physicians being a part of it. The importance of prayer being a part of his prescription... I have been afraid to. God has now opened the door for me!

***** [Sorry to be slow about getting this out, Torre]
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 15:42:26
From: Laura Miller
Subject: Charlie Amato, cancer patient
Torre, Please add Charlie to your intercessors list. Thanks. Christ Church, Walton has a parishioner in crisis. Charlie Amato is in the last few days with his battle with cancer. He is having terrible seizures, then screaming and crying through the morphine. His wife Joan hasn't slept in 5 days since she stays awake all night caring for him through the seizures. Joan is asking for all to pray for a quick and Holy death for Charlie.

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table 2008 02 09

Torre Bissell, Dn. Alan Hart, Jay Loveless, 9:25 to 10:30 AM, in front of Christ Church on State St, (+ indicates received a cross). We prayed about the crack house next door which is still in operation.

+Sharon -- "That me and my kids will have a brighter future."
+Frankie (and +friend) -- couldn't speak English so we prayed for their protection and blessing.
Fr. Brad
Jay -- "toothache"
++Toni -- She also asked for "a cross to pass on"
+John -- "health, back and legs"
+Stephen -- "Being safe going to work and coming home." He had already given his life to Jesus.
+Addie -- "For my unborn baby" (due in March) and her husband, George.
+Pat -- "For my dad, Frank Upshur, who had a fall last week."
+Keith -- "Happiness and get away from depression"
+Luz -- security She had already given his life to Jesus.
+Nicole -- "Health, money, love, friendship,..."
+Eileen -- "For my daughter, +Amber, who has brain cancer."

 

Words Received for Lesson 21, 3/2/08

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (Acts 2:1)
      A word received: That is the work I want my Spirit to do in you: to be of one accord in me.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. (Acts 2:2)
      A word received: Listen for the wind of my Spirit. My Spirit is blowing through the church. Are you ready?

Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. (Acts 2:3)
      A word received: The fire of my Spirit is for all -- all whose hearts are ready. Pray for hearts made ready by my word and Spirit.

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:4)
      And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. (James 3:6-8) A word received: You can choose the fire of hell or the fire of my Spirit. You cannot on your own tame the tongue, but with the help and power of my Spirit your tongue can be brought under my control.

And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. (Acts 2:5)
      A word received: You have men and women from many nations dwelling among you. Do you see them or are they invisible to you. Come to me; let me show you how to seek them out. I will guide you by my Spirit.

Lessons are posted on http://ChristChurchSundaySchool.blogspot.com/

 

2/9/2008, #41, 1st Quarter 2008

As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. (John 17:18)
      A word received: I have sent you into the world as I was sent into the world. I want you to be salt and light for the world. People are perishing in sin all around you. Go to them with my love and compassion.

"I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in me through their word;" (John 17:20)
      Holy Spirit, please give us the courage to speak your word so that others will believe.

"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 17:21)
      Jesus, you see our present unhappy divisions in the Episcopal Church. There appears to be no agreement on anything. In spite of that, we ask you to help us find our unity in you.

"And the glory which you gave me I have given them, that they may be one just as we are one:" (John 17:22)
      Father, at present we do not see your glory in the Church; please renew our sight. Help us to see one another with eyes of love.

"I in them, and you in me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them as you have loved me." (John 17:23)
      LORD, please help us find our unity in you so that the world may know and believe the truth.

"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)
      Father, please help us enter into your love for Jesus.

"O righteous Father! The world has not known you, but I have known you; and these have known that you sent me." (John 17:25)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for this precious knowledge!

"And I have declared to them your name, and will declare it, that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them." (John 17:26)
      Thank you for all your gifts to us, Father.

Saturday: 42, 43; Ezekiel 39:21-29; Philippians 4:10-20; John 17:20-26
Sunday: 103: Daniel 9:3-10; Hebrews 2:10-18; John 12:44-50

Friday, February 08, 2008

 

2/8/2008, #40, 1st Quarter 2008

A word received: I AM. I AM coming for my bride. The Church belongs to me. It is not the possession of any denomination or sect. The Church is my bride -- I will cleanse it and purify it. I will wash its garments so that my bride may rejoice at my coming.

Friday: 35; Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Philippians 4:1-9; John 17:9-19
Saturday: 42, 43; Ezekiel 39:21-29; Philippians 4:10-20; John 17:20-26

Notes from the Front Line

***** Benedictine Prayer Retreat. The sisters of the Community of Saint Mary are holding a Benedictine Prayer Retreat the weekend of February 15 -18. For details and more info, contact the Sisters at compunun@stmaryseast.org.

***** Lenten Healing Services. Bishop Love and Fr. Mumford will be leading the Regional Healing Services this Lent. All services will begin at 7pm. While the services are grouped by deaneries, you are welcome to attend any service that fits your schedule.
      Mon, Feb 25 – St Matthews, Unadilla (Susquehanna & Western Mohawk Deaneries)
      Tue, Feb 26 – St. Mark’s, Malone (Northern Adirondack & St. Lawrence Deaneries)
      Thu, Feb 28 – St. Peter’s, Albany (Hudson and Metropolitan Deaneries)
      Mon, Mar 3 – Messiah, Glens Falls (Southern Adirondack & Upper Hudson Deaneries)

***** Your prayers for healing are invited for
      Amee Longbottom, wife of Fr Rob Longbottom, rector, St. John’s, Ogdensburg, who had surgery last week to repair a fractured arm,
      Margaret Haskell, wife of our Canon to the Ordinary, Fr Bob Haskell, who is undergoing chemotherapy,
      Fr Robert Lawthers, licensed retired priest, who is recovering from surgery.

***** Reaching the campuses in the Capital District
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 13:08:33
From: David Sheehan
OK we're going to start at U Albany on Feb 11. This is because we see the Lord moving in the lives of a few of our students and our hold on the campus overall is tenuous and needs to be strengthened. We still consider it a launch because any effort on the campus will be to unreached groups of students (practically).
Here are the prayer points:
      We need our student leaders to be well-trained and motivated evangelists by the end of the week.
      We are praying that young women, especially, would meet the Lord and become a part of a Christ-centered community.
      We must see new believers across the board join a place where they grow (small groups)--this has been an on-going struggle.
      3 new small groups by the end of the week.
      The foundations for a major, campus-wide strategy established for the Fall (ie motivated student leaders with a vision).
      We need to crack into the communities already salted with our believing students. Pray for breakthroughs in those communities.
      Oh, yeah--we're praying for teams of people from the community to come and pray on location, especially on Monday and Tuesday but any day is fine. Will you please pray for this and, if you're willing and able, help me get folks to show? I know it's short notice so, no pressure.

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