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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

 

9/30/2009, #98, 3rd Quarter 2009

"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it." (Matthew 7:13)
      Lord, we pray for all those who are on that broad highway that leads to destruction: even now turn their hearts to repentance.

"Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matthew 7:14)
      Jesus, help us daily choose the narrow way. Guide us by your Holy Spirit today. Use us to bring people back to you. Thank you.

      A word received: Look to me; let me be your guide today.

Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30; 2 Kings 18:9-25; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Matthew 7:13-21
Thursday: 105:1-22; 2 Kings 18:28-37; 1 Corinthians 9:1-15; Matthew 7:22-29

      Notes from the Front Line

***** The Christ Church Sunday School lesson for this coming Sunday is posted at http://christchurchsundayschool.blogspot.com/.


***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the Northern Adirondack Deanery – Trinity, Plattsburgh to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is October 6th starts at 6:00 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

***** Christ the King Spiritual Life Center is looking for people who can make a regular commitment to helping out. If you can commit to one day a week or more, there are opportunities in grounds keeping, maintenance, and hospitality, just to mention a few. Call Brenda Reid at 692-9550 to find out how you can help.

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

 

9/29/2009, #97, 3rd Quarter 2009

Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! (Psalm 100:1)
      Sing hosanna!

Serve the LORD with gladness; come before his presence with singing. (Psalm 100:2)
      Sing hosanna!

Know that the LORD, he is God; it is he who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. (Psalm 100:3)
      Sing hosanna!

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise. (Psalm 100:4a)
      Sing alleluia!

Be thankful to him, and bless his name. (Psalm 100:4b)
      Blessed, blessed is he, who comes in the name of the LORD

For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endures to all generations. (Psalm 100:5)
      Sing hosanna!
      Sing hosanna!
      Sing hosanna!
      Sing alleluia!

      A word received: Yield this day to me.
      Let me be the judge.
      Don't be afraid and do not fret.
      I AM with you, holding you up.


Tuesday: 97, 99, [100]; 2 Chronicles 29:1-3, 30:1(2-9)10-27; 1 Corinthians 7:32-40; Matthew 7:1-12
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30; 2 Kings 18:9-25; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Matthew 7:13-21

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the Susquehanna Deanery – St. James, Oneonta to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 29th starts at 6:00 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009
From: HUGH BOWMAN
Subject: Day of Prayer
Call to Prayer Thursday 1st October
      Please can we unite our hearts in prayer that Linda can be brought on the earliest date so that this will be over and the Holy Spirit can bring healing with the miraculous touch of Jesus, please keep praying for the Father's peace and presence over the whole Family.
      We plan to pray for Linda on the day of her operation, Thursday 1st October with half hour slots of prayer from 8 o'clock in the morning until 10 o'clock in the evening. No one need come to the church to take part, you can just pray where you are. Please contact the parish office either by telephoning 9045 7654 or by e-mail: office@willowfieldchurch.co.uk confirming what time slot you will be praying.
Have a great week.
Verse for the week: Psalm 37 v 23-24
23 If the LORD delights in a man's way,
he makes his steps firm;
24 though he stumble, he will not fall,
for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

In Christ
David [Canon Rev. David McClay, Rector of Willowfield Parish]
290/296 Woodstock Road
Belfast
BT6 9DN
Tel: 9045 7654
e: office@willowfieldchurch.co.uk
      Please can you change the day of Linda's admittance to hospital on the prayer email from Wednesday to Thursday ----- Thankyou Hugh

***** Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Fr. Shaw Mudge's Prayer Mail 28 September 09
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
      This is our public prayer mail for 29 Tuesday 09. This week we have added the Rector of the Seminary to our prayer team (the Rev. Allen Hill).
Thanksgivings:
1) For the great responses to the Life in the Spirit seminar on Saturday.
2) That Lydia´s visa process is moving forward at a better pace.
3) For the students in our classes, and the many positive responses to our teaching.
4) For the very good responses we are getting to the various ministries in which we participate at Ascension mission.
Prayer requests:
1) For Lydia's visa process. We have a very important meeting on Wednesday beginning about 9 am. (see below)
2) For priorities and financing for ourselves, the seminary, the diocese ofPeru, and Ascension Mission in the Surco district of Lima, that all the ministries may grow in the Gospel and that lives would be fruitful and be transformed by the Holy Spirit.
3) For a presentation which a visiting clergyman will make to Diocesan clergy on Wednesday about Stewardship; and for the balance of the Life in the Spirit seminar over the next two saturdays.
4) For the seminary students and their families as they try to balance: work, studying, ministry, and family life. For Lydia, in her studies.
5) For the spiritual growth of the Diocese of Peru and Ascension Mission.
6) In theory, Julie begins a new ministry on Thursday: music rehearsals at Ascension . She would appreciate prayers that the music is in place, in time for the rehearsal.
      More on Lydia's visa process: We returned to the immigration office today, and we had a pleasant surprise that the process which was suggested last week is not the process they have in mind, this week. So, Ruth will not need to visit the Consulate in Chicago on our behalf. Now, the plan is to meet with someone in the immigration office on Wednesday morning, to walk us through the process here, to fix the administrative error.
      Thank you for your prayers. They make a difference in our ministries and in the lives of the people among whom we live and work. I pray for you daily.
God bless you.
In Christ,
Shaw, and on behalf of Julie and Lydia
Lima, Peru

Albany Intercessor

Monday, September 28, 2009

 

9/28/2009, #96, 3rd Quarter 2009

"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?" (Matthew 6:25)
      Jesus, I put my whole trust in your grace and love. (BCP, page 302)

"Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" (Matthew 6:26)
      Father, thank you for providing for us all these years.

"Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?" (Matthew 6:27)
      Holy Spirit, please help me to cease from anger and forsake wrath; to cease fretting -- it only causes harm. (See Psalm 37:8 )

"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." (Matthew 6:28-29)
      Father, please help me come to you daily, trusting in you for your provision for me and my family.


Monday: 89:1-18; 2 Kings 17:24-41; 1 Corinthians 7:25-31; Matthew 6:25-34
Tuesday: 97, 99, [100]; 2 Chronicles 29:1-3; 1 Corinthians 7:32-40; Matthew 7:1-12

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the St. Lawrence Deanery – Trinity, Potsdam to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 27th starts at 6:00 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, September 27, 2009

 

9/27/2009, #95, 3rd Quarter 2009

So it was, as the multitude pressed about him to hear the word of God, that he stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. Then he got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat. When he had stopped speaking, he said to Simon, "Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." (Luke 5:1-4)
      Jesus, help us hear your words of direction to us.

But Simon answered and said to him, "Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at your word I will let down the net." (Luke 5:5)
      Holy Spirit, please move in all of our hearts so that we will respond to Jesus' word as Simon Peter did.

And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. (Luke 5:6)
      Father, bring all the parishes and ministries of this diocese to such obedience to Jesus' words that there is a great catch.

So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!" (Luke 5:7-8 )
      Holy Spirit, please help all of us throughout this diocese respond in humility as Simon Peter did when we see the evidence of Jesus' work among us.

For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men." (Luke 5:9-10)
      Jesus, help us go forth at your word to be fishers of men.

So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed him. (Luke 5:11)
      Holy Spirit, please help us let go of everything that hinders our following Jesus. Thank you.

      A word received: Look to me, my people.
      Keep your attention on me.
      Look to me -- heed my word to you in Scripture.
      Let me write my word on your hearts.
      Let me give you a heart of flesh for your heart of stone.
      Look to me; return to me.
      Renew your covenant with me.


Sunday: 66, 67; 2 Kings 17:1-18; Acts 9:36-43; Luke 5:1-11
Monday: 89:1-18; 2 Kings 17:24-41; 1 Corinthians 7:25-31; Matthew 6:25-34

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the St. Lawrence Deanery – Trinity, Potsdam to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 27th starts at 6:00 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

***** Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Weekly Mudge Prayer
Love and faithfulness meet together;
      Righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
      And righteousness looks down from heaven.
The Lord will indeed give what is good,
      And our land will yield its harvest.
Righteousness goes before him
      And prepares the way for his steps.
(Psalm 85:10-13)
      Lord, God, we thank You and we praise You for the wonderful report
that Fr. Shaw sent this week in his prayer mail. We thank You that the
classes at the seminary are going well as are activities at their assigned
mission parish. Indeed Lord, You have given what is good and there will
be a rich harvest in Lima, Peru. May the mission work of Father Shaw
and Mother Julie and Lydia Mudge continue to go well and bring glory
to Your Name. Amen.

***** Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009
From: Cindy Brandreth
Subject: Prayer request for Jake Hatton
Dear Torre:
Please add my young cousin Jake Hatton (8 years old) to the prayer list. When he was a toddler he was successfully treated for a cancerous brain tumor. He has been in remission until last week, when 2 tumors were found. Treatment options are very limited. Doctors had already started on one course of treatment while they assess what else can be done. When I spoke to Jake's mother Heather a few days ago she informed me that Jake's prognosis is poor. The emotional toll on the family is high. Jake has an older sibling, a sister Danielle. Jake's father is Brian. Please pray that this sickness is not unto death but unto the Glory of God. Thank you. Sincerely, Cindy Brandreth

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009
From: HUGH BOWMAN
Subject: Jackie Pullinger
Dear prayer partners
      I was very encouraged by this email and Margaret has given me permission to share it with you. When we think God is slow in answering our prayers we some get weary and ease off
      But after reading this, after many years of persevering in prayer(20+years) Jackie is seeing the fulfillment of answered prayer. It is awesome when visions are fulfilled. We are in an exciting time in the visions we are having within our own church please can we back David's vision in taking us into deeper walk with Jesus and reaching out into the community with constant prayer and praying a hedge of protection around the Rectory and for all the staff as we move forward in bringing in the lost and reaching out to those in Need
Many thanks, Hugh
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jackie Pullinger - St Stephen's Society
Date: 2009/9/23
Subject: Jackie Pullinger 23rd September
Dear Margaret,
      I have been so very, very thankful for you keeping in touch and for your concern for what is going on here and me personally, something like "because you stand, so we live'. Thank you too so very much for praying for us -- when you see what we are needing every day and how wonderfully God has provided so far you will know that you are part of an answer to prayer. What you have sowed into us will bring an abundance of fruit in the Kingdom of God here in Hong Kong and all over the world. As you know we have groups in many parts of Asia who are living full time in the slums and ministering amongst the poor. We also have short term teams going to Vietnam, preparing for Burma and many different places on the mainland. Margaret and I will be visiting Nagaland again as this is one of the places that we have projected that our people should be. It is on the opium route and we are hoping to have, in Gods' good time, a number of groups stretching along the opium trail from India, Nagaland, Burma and through in to China.
      The great news is that last Sunday we had a huge splash and I was allowed to be the first one into our new swimming pool. On the day we received the certificate it seemed fitting that I jump right in. Later on the pump broke!! That is a commentary on how our building has gone. Never mind, a hundred people jumped in to our half Olympic size pool and we thank God that He has made the poor rich. Years ago I had a dream in the Walled City of taking the poor people from there to swim in a pool so another part of my dream has been realized. Apart from that the buildings are more or less registered and certified by the government although there are a great number of faults as well as outstanding payments to be made. It has been a long wearisome process but certainly the place looks wonderful.
      We have had Helen, Grace and Jane and a few other groups who were here for our Fabiano conference staying in our new apartments (Block 5) to test it out and we were nearly 300 people living up at Shing Mun Springs and what a great sense of family that was. The Fabiano Conference was terrific with a great deal of healing taking place and on going stories of people being set free from things that they have wrongly thought about themselves for years. We were able to use our new Hang Fook Camp, which is on the lower platform, and at the last minute the acoustic problem was taken care of by a loan of some curtains which can be put up and down in our gym like facility. They soaked up the sound wonderfully and the main echo problem has gone. Later on we heard that the loan had turned into a gift so we will find a way to attach them in the future so thank God for that.
      Now I am back it is all go again. The drug problem amongst the youth in Hong Kong is very topical and we a re swamped with enquires so please pray for us that we make right decisions and we get enough people to help those in trouble. Although we have just got 12 GAP year people, of whom some will be staying for a few weeks and others a few months, we would love some longer term people to help us bear the load here.
      This comes with lots of love, Jackie

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, September 26, 2009

 

Prayer Table Reports (Schenectady and Coxsackie)

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report September 19, 9:15-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
It was another beautiful, crisp autumn morning in Schenectady.

We see the effects of the Prayer Table on the people of the Neighborhood in a number of ways: from passers-by wearing Dennis Adams' wooden crosses, to people for praying for the ministry of the Prayer Table, to folks giving us words of encouragement, to those in cars waving to us, to people trying to start Prayer Tables in their own organizations, to people regularly stopping by the Table for pray, and especially in the changes in peoples lives. On Saturday, we saw all of these signs.

The Prayer Table has become a regular stop for a number of folks in the Neighborhood, and we have added their names to the bottom of the Prayer Table Report.

+Teresa--"I certainly could use some prayer"; Teresa gave birth to Meagan 2 days ago. Prayed that Teresa would grow into the wife, the mother, the woman, the child of God that the Lord was calling her to be.

+Keith-- Keith was reluctant to stop; he was playing with his dog Princess. We prayed for healing for Keith's leg (he walked with a limp--the result of a recent operation). Prayed for protection for both Keith and Princess.

+Miguel--Did not speak English. Prayed for blessings in his life.

Man across the street--Stopped and prayed for us, then continued on his way. We also prayed for this unknown man.

Man on a bicycle--Said, "Keep up the good work", as he rode by.

+Joseph--Looking for his lost, white dog "Disco". Prayed for his protection and success in his search.

+Charlette and +Claude--prayed for health and protection for this couple.

Jim (regular)--Jim offered a prayer to God for "all the gifts in his life". What a change we have seen in Jim's life--from a man who was hurting and kept to himself, to a person who eagerly stops by the Prayer Table to praise God. Pray for continuing healing in Jim's life.

+Chuck-- Chuck got off the bus to meet his friend Kai. He saw the Prayer Table and directly came over. We prayed for his family and for protection.

+Kai (Chuck's friend)--had a Bible in hand. We prayed for provision and for his family.

+Michael--young man from Syracuse--Prayed for healing of his hand (He just got out of the hospital). Chuck also has a lung problem (COPD--Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). We prayed for healing of this disease. On Michael's return trip down State Street, he was smiling and wearing his new wooden cross. We again prayed for healing of the COPD.

Howard--Howard attends the Seventh Day Adventist Church across the street and was wearing one of Dennis Adams' wooden crosses. We prayed for his family. He prayed for our continuing ministry in the Neighborhood. Howard related a story about the Salvation Army in Schenectady. He had experienced our Prayer Table and had wanted to start a Prayer Table at the Salvation Army. What eventually was instituted was a "Prayer Basket". People would write prayer requests on slips of paper and drop them into the basket. Typically 10-15 prayer requests are submitted every week. Howard commented that there are many different ways to spread God's Word. Sometimes people "push" it on you; other times, you have quiet invitations like the Prayer Table and the Prayer Basket. Please pray for those spreading God's Word in the city of Schenectady.

Ishan--This young man is a Moslem form Morrocco who has stopped at the Prayer Table many times. He gave us copies of the Quran and we gave him a copy of the Bible. Ishan is drawn to the Prayer Table, pray that he will discover Jesus.

+Theodore--teen-age boy. We prayed for protection and for his family. He asked that we pray for Sarah Moore. Sarah (a 25 year old woman from Schenectady) was arrested this summer for the arson-related death of a 10 year-old girl (Avion Bell) on Congress Street.

Prayer Table Regulars

Kayla-- Pray for healing in her life after being raped. Pray for her mother Laura, her son Nassir, her brother Josh, and Josh's son Deanthony.

Jim--Pray for healing in his life from abusive parents and for his personal peace after the death of his 31 year old son Robert.

Bill--Pray for his health and no more epileptic seizures.

Lucinato and Eddiberto--Pray for protection for their family

Paulette and her children Monique and Taishawn--Pray for provision for this family

Clarence--Pray for direction as he seeks to change his life.

Linda--Pray for her family in Guyana

Christ Church Coxsackie Prayer Table Report

Date: September 26, 2009
Place: Hope Plaza, West Coxsackie
Time: 11:30AM – 12:30 PM
Ministers: Dina McGibbon, Cindy Brandreth
Weather: Sunny, breezy, mid 60’s.
+ = took a cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
G = took a Gospel of John
B = took bookmark with John 3:16 verse printed on it

Note: Because this is a small community we do not record names.

+ B Young middle aged woman requested prayer for her unborn grandchild to be healthy. Her first grandchild was born with only one kidney. Prayed for the baby to be born healthy, with minimal labor pain and much joy to the mother. Asked that angels fill the delivery room. Prayed for the older grandchild’s one kidney to be healthy and for a miraculous creation of a second kidney.

+ B Middle aged woman asking for prayers for her 52 year old husband who is going blind due to a genetically caused retinal deterioration. Prayed for a healing of the husbands eyes, for a reversal of the genetic defect, prayed for healing of any generational spiritual causes behind the blindness, and a revelation of any blind areas that the husband may have about spiritual/life issues that his physical blindness may represent.

Young Christian couple came to the table to request prayer for their 9 year old son who has cyst behind his ear that has become infected with an antibiotic resistant infection which is very difficult to eliminate. Just before the couple approached the table, Fr. Wayne Bowers (retired Episcopal priest of this diocese) came by to do some shopping and had stopped by the prayer table to say hello. He was led to lay his hands on the mother while the rest of us held hands and prayed for the son. We prayed for a complete healing for the son, peace for the family, and for a cancellation of all demonic assignments sent against children (there was an impression with one of the intercessors that a number of children’s unusual and potential life threatening illnesses are a demonic attempt to eliminate the next generation of Christians).

Several people declined prayer, saying they had already prayed today. One young woman said she was raised with prayer and that is why she is here today. We blessed them and wished them a good day.

Some people who declined prayer offers clearly had a hardened heart. We prayed for the Holy Spirit to soften their heart to be open to the love and mercy of God.

Albany Intercessor

 

9/26/2009, #94, 3rd Quarter 2009

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;" (Matthew 6:19)
      Holy Spirit, teach us where to put our hope.

      Jesus, you are my hope.

      Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

"but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal." (Matthew 6:20)
      Father, please help us be about your kingdom work and your will for us.

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:21)
      Jesus, please help us set our hearts on the things which endure to eternity.

"The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light." (Matthew 6:22)
      Jesus, please help us see by the light of your word.

"But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" (Matthew 6:23)
      Holy Spirit, let it be said of this generation, "The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned." (Isaiah 9:2)

"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Matthew 6:24)
      Father, we pray for those in the Episcopal Church who are double minded: that they will make Jesus their Lord and Savior and serve only him. Thank you.

      A word received: Come to me, my people; return to me.
      Let me be your guide -- I AM faithful and true.
      Don't be dismayed -- I will be with you.


Saturday: 87, 90; 2 Kings 11:1-20a; 1 Corinthians 7:10-24; Matthew 6:19-24
Sunday: 66, 67; 2 Kings 17:1-18; Acts 9:36-43; Luke 5:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the St. Lawrence Deanery – Trinity, Potsdam to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 27th starts at 6:00 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009
From: HUGH BOWMAN
Subject: Update on Linda
Dear prayer partners
      Thanks for everyone who has been praying for Linda; they have really been working and have been a source of strength.
      We saw the consultants at the beginning of September and they said that given the size of the tumour there is no other option but to operate. We had been told that Linda was third in line to have her acoustic neuronal, (a type of brain tumour currently about the size of a golf ball), removed and so the operation would probably happen mid to end of October. We have just had a phone call from the hospital to say that there may be a cancellation next week but we have to ring on Wednesday to find out. If this is the case then the operation will be on Thursday 1st October. If it doesn't happen that day then she has been told that the operation will be on Wednesday 7th October. Much sooner than we had thought but that is good as some of the symptoms have been getting more frequent and severe.
      The operation can take anywhere between 10 and 14 hours to perform and Linda is likely to be in hospital for about ten days and then it will be about 6 months before she is able to resume normal activities. As always the doctors have to give the worst possible scenario of what might happen but as we have known in the past, God is bigger than all of that, but it is likely that Linda will be completely deaf in her right ear. Other possibilities during/post operation could include stroke, meningitis, leaking of CSF, palsy in her cheek, difficulty blinking in her right eye and loss of taste. She may also need a walking stick for several months while she undergoes physio! (If anyone has a spare zimmer frame then please let me know. I can wrap it up for her for Christmas! A bell and basket on it will be useful for when I send her down the shops!)
      Linda is still in good spirits and very positive, although apprehension may kick in as the day of the operation approaches.
      Thanks again for your support and prayers.
Best wishes, Adrian
      Please can we unite our hearts in prayer that Linda can be brought on the earliest date so that this will be over and the Holy Spirit can bring healing with the miraculous touch of Jesus, please keep praying for the Father's peace and presence over the whole Family.
      The Nepal team head of tomorrow, please can you try and cover all of them each day with your prayers of protection and that the Father's Grace will be with them as they witness about the redeeming love of Jesus, as you are going about each day until they return will you please keep up holding them.
      Please can you pray for Matthew a sports student at University, and has suffered a serious knee injury and is going through an operation in two weeks please pray for the success of this operation to enable him to continue with his studies and for the presence of Jesus giving him peace and strength
Many thanks, Hugh

Albany Intercessor

Friday, September 25, 2009

 

9/25/2009, #93, 3rd Quarter 2009

O LORD, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before you. (Psalm 88:1)
      LORD, we cry out to you; have mercy on us.

Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry. (Psalm 88:2)
      Lord God, hear us as we cry out to you.

For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to the grave. (Psalm 88:3)
      Holy Spirit, lift the burdens of our hearts and give us your comfort.

I am counted with those who go down to the pit; I am like a man who has no strength, (Psalm 88:4)
      Jesus, it only as you come and meet us that we are able to accomplish anything good.

Adrift among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, and who are cut off from your hand. (Psalm 88:5)
      Father, have mercy on all those who are adrift, and draw them to your son Jesus. Thank you.

The lone wild bird
      in lofty flight
Is still with thee,
      nor leaves thy sight.

And, I am thine,
      I rest in thee;
O Spirit come and
      rest in me.

The ends of earth
      are in thy hands.
The sea, dark, deep,
      and far off, land.
(Dorothy Atneave)

      A word received: Pray for my people; hold my people up to me in prayer.
      Pray for the lost and the strays.
      Pray there will be shepherds who will lead them back to the flock.
      Pray for my faithful shepherds, that they will know my peace.


Friday: 88; 2 Kings 9:17-37; 1 Corinthians 7:1-9; Matthew 6:7-15
Saturday: 87, 90; 2 Kings 11:1-20a; 1 Corinthians 7:10-24; Matthew 6:19-24

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the St. Lawrence Deanery – Trinity, Potsdam to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 27th starts at 6:00 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, September 24, 2009

 

9/24/2009, #92, 3rd Quarter 2009

Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold your peace, and do not be still, O God! (Psalm 83:1)
      LORD, come and speak to your people.

For behold, your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate you have lifted up their head. (Psalm 83:2)
      LORD, there is the sound of war in the camp and the sound of debauchery; come and rescue your people out of sin -- draw them back to you. (See Exodus 32)

They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted together against your sheltered ones. (Psalm 83:3)
      Holy Spirit, confuse the counsel of those who make war on your people.

They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more." (Psalm 83:4)
      Jesus, establish the people and State of Israel in righteousness.

For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against you: (Psalm 83:5)
      Father, defeat and confuse the counsel of all those who contend against you.

The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites; Moab and the Hagrites; Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assyria also has joined with them; they have helped the children of Lot. Deal with them as with Midian, as with Sisera, as with Jabin at the Brook Kishon, who perished at En Dor, who became as refuse on the earth. Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb, yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, who said, "Let us take for ourselves the pastures of God for a possession." (Psalm 83:6-12)
      Jesus, defeat those who seek to seize the churches and property of your faithful people.

O my God, make them like the whirling dust, like the chaff before the wind! (Psalm 83:13)
      Jesus, blow the chaff away in the Episcopal Church, but do not let any of the wheat be lost.

As the fire burns the woods, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire, so pursue them with your tempest, and frighten them with your storm. (Psalm 83:14-15)
      Lord, deal with those who attack your faithful people; give your faithful people rest in the storm that is now raging in the church and in the nation.

Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek your name, O LORD. (Psalm 83:16)
      Holy Spirit, turn the hearts of those who rebel against you and your word.

Let them be confounded and dismayed forever; yes, let them be put to shame and perish, (Psalm 83:17)
      Holy Father, defeat the purposes of Satan and all his minions.

That they may know that you, whose name alone is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth. (Psalm 83:18 )
      Jesus, come and restore your leadership and sovereignty over the Episcopal Church. Send the refining fire of your Holy Spirit through the Episcopal Church. Bring all in it to a saving knowledge of you who refuse the love of your father. Thank you.

      A word received: I AM with you; don't be afraid.
      Look to me and I will show you the way through.
      Look to me and I will guide your steps.
      Look to me.


Thursday: [83] or 146, 147; 2 Kings 9:1-16; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Friday: 88; 2 Kings 9:17-37; 1 Corinthians 7:1-9; Matthew 6:7-15

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the St. Lawrence Deanery – Trinity, Potsdam to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 27th starts at 6:00 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

***** Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: important prayer request 23 Sep 09
Dear Friends in Prayer, peace be with you.
We have an urgent prayer request.
      We spent the morning at immigration to get our carnets (governmental cards issued in conjunction with our visa). The good news. Julie and I each received ours.
The prayer request.
      Lydia does not have hers yet. The remedy of the situation is to be decided by immigrations over the course of time between now and Monday, and we go back on Monday at 9 am for a meeting. We would appreciate your prayers that this clerical error can be worked through simply. Alternate solutions could get complicated.
What happened.
      We filled out papers in Arica Chile that Lydia was a minor, but someone in the office wrote a code on one of them saying that she was "of age." Regardless of all the other papers, that fact that they had me sign a document on her behalf because she was a minor, and her passport (it could be that someone looked at her and thought she looked of age - she is that beautiful), that could mean another set of perhaps 8 steps, and would include our daughter Ruth going to the Peruvian Consulate General in Chicago if we need to send a document north to be processed there on our behalf.
      So, we would appreciate your prayers to keep the process simple, and to pray for Lydia. This was a letdown for her.
      Thank you for praying. You make a difference. In Christ,
Shaw, on behalf of Julie and Lydia.
Lima, Peru

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

 

9/23/2009, #91, 3rd Quarter 2009

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)
      Jesus, help us in this time of darkness in your church to see by your light.



I have sworn and confirmed that I will keep your righteous judgments. (Psalm 119:106)
      Lord, your judgments are righteous and mine are faulty; help me walk by the light of your word.

I am afflicted very much; revive me, O LORD, according to your word. (Psalm 119:107)
      Father, write your word on my heart.

Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me your judgments. (Psalm 119:108 )
      Holy Spirit, guide my tongue so that the words I speak bring honor to Jesus.

My life is continually in my hand, yet I do not forget your law. (Psalm 119:109)
      Father, please help me remember your teaching when I am in duress.

The wicked have laid a snare for me, yet I have not strayed from your precepts. (Psalm 119:110)
      Holy Spirit, guide my steps so that I escape from every trap that is set for me.

Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart. (Psalm 119:111)
      Jesus, renew in me the joy of your saving work.

I have inclined my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the very end. (Psalm 119:112)
      LORD, please help me to keep steady in you. Thank you.

      A word received: Come to me; I AM waiting with open arms.
      Come to me; come into my peace.
      Pray for my people to receive the comfort of my Holy Spirit.
      Pray for new life for my people -- life that is continued and ended in me.
      Pray that my little ones will find me mighty to save.


Wednesday: 119:97-120; 2 Kings 6:1-23; 1 Corinthians 5:9-6:8; Matthew 5:38-48
Thursday: [83] or 146, 147; 2 Kings 9:1-16; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Matthew 6:1-6,16-18

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Christian Prayer - Theology - Liturgy- Life: A Lecture Series in Liturgical Theology

Tuesdays: September 22; October 13, 20, 27; and November 3, 10, 2009,

            1:30 to 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Convent, Ctk Spiritual Life Center.

      The Sisters of St. Mary are sponsoring a class in Liturgical Theology with lectures by Associate Dr. Dan Herzog, retired Bishop of the Diocese of Albany, at 1:30 p.m. on selected Tuesdays this fall. The class is intended to present, not the usual teachings on colors and seasons, but the underlying traditions, history and meaning behind why we do what we do in Anglican worship. The sisters routinely gather together for study, and this lecture series is open to the larger diocese and public. Topics include the Divine Office, the Sacraments, the Year of Grace as Reflected in Feasts and Seasons, Bridging the Centuries--the First through the Twenty-first, Monastic vs. Cathedral Styles in Worship, the Reform, popular piety, Churches of the East and West, the Liturgies of Holy Week and Easter and Lectio Divina. There will be a break during Advent and Christmas with further classes resuming in January.

***** Please pray for the Clergy Conference with Bishop Mark Lawrence, Diocese of So Carolina. The Conference is Monday, September 21 beginning with Eucharist at 5 PM through lunch Wednesday, September 23. Bishop Mark Lawrence is the guest presenter along with his wife Allison.

***** A note from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009
From: Bill and Sally Ireland
Subject: New Friends
Hello Torre and Jean,we would love to let you know how much of a blessing it has been to have had Deacon Brenda Nickles from St.Luke's Church, Chatham, to stay for a few days. We have had time to pray, share and show Brenda something of Belfast and Willowfield. It really shows how small God's amazing world is. God bless and all our love Sally & Bill .xxx.

***** Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009
From: The Ven. Harvey Huth
Subject: A Prayer Request
Torre,
I bid your prayers and those of all our intercessors for our upcoming deacons retreat. Please pray for:
-      Protection for all who come to the retreat.
-      God's anointing of all the talks -- all the sessions.
-      The power and presence of the Holy Spirit during all times of ministry during the retreat.
-      A strong sense of unity among all who attend this retreat.
May God richly bless you and all our faithful diocesan intercessors who hold us in prayer during our retreat October 16 -- 18.
With love in Christ, Harvey

***** Pray for more candidates for the Men's Cursillo weekend at the end of October. If you have never gone yourself, pray about going.

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the St. Lawrence Deanery – Trinity, Potsdam to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 27th starts at 6:00 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

***** From: Shaw Mudge
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Peace be with you.
This is our public prayer mail for the week of 22 Sep 09.
Thanksgivings:
      1) There was a great diocesan healing service last night, giving thanks for the health of Bp. Godfrey (Julie and I were on healing teams. It was awesome, praying for people.)
      2) Classes are off to a great start.
      3) The Diocesan youth/family day was a success on Saturday.
      4) That the country of Peru is such a great place to serve.
      5) That Spring has started (apologies to people north of the equator).
      6) We have had a very good time leading worship services in parish and seminary settings (Book of Common Prayer 1979, Spanish version, Peruvian context).
There was an awesome Holy Eucharist at the Seminary on Thursday evening in which Julie was inspired to ask the students to be prayed for, at the end of her sermon. And Julie, I, and the Rector (Dean) of the seminary prayed for students. That was an awesome moment.
      And a similar thing happened at the healing service with Bp. Godfrey last night. It was one of those fantastic eternal moments that took place while we were praying for Bp. Godfrey and while praying for the people who came forward for healing prayer.
      In both instances, it was as though the power of the Holy Spirit which had passed on to us through Bp. Dan and Bp. Dave in the Diocese of Albany a few years ago was now doing the same thing here, touching lives of the people and clergy in the Diocese of Peru through those of us who were praying for people, for healing, for filling with the Holy Spirit. (last night included lay people, and clergy). Wow.
Prayer requests:
      1) Our schedule and priorities. There are a lot of demands on us/opportunities in front of us at the moment, competing for our time, so we want to keep Jesus´ priorities in the forefront.
      2) For the seminary classes, the mentoring groups, healing ministry, youth ministries, the Life in the Spirit Seminar, worship leadership teams, and diocesan and seminary administrative ministries in which we are involved.
      3) For the growth of the mission of Ascension where we serve.
      4) For the conclusion of our visa process tomorrow (Wednesday) in the morning, hopefully. We begin our trek at 9 am, US Central Time.
      5) For our finances and goals, as well as those of the Diocese, the Seminary, and the mission of Ascension (Ascension is not quite parish size yet, yet it is in the process of starting another mission).
      We pray that everything would be done to the glory of God.
      God bless you all. Thank you for praying for us, your prayers make a difference in the lives of the people among whom we minister. I pray for you daily.
In Christ, Shaw, and on behalf of Julie and Lydia, Lima, Peru
Disciples Making Disciples.
Discípulos Haciendo Discípulos.


Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

 

9/22/2009, #90, 3rd Quarter 2009

Give ear, o my people, to my law; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. (Psalm 78:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help us heed the words of those who are mature in Jesus and his ways.

I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter hidden sayings of old, (Psalm 78:2)
      Holy Spirit, help us heed the wisdom of prior generations that walked in your ways.

Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. (Psalm 78:3)
      Jesus, please help us hearken to the words you speak to us.

We will not hide them from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength and his wonderful works that he has done. (Psalm 78:4)
      Jesus, please anoint all the Sunday School and youth ministries in this diocese so that the children and youth hear of all your wonderful works.

For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; (Psalm 78:5)
      Father, please help the fathers in this diocese take up their proper role in the training and nurture of their children.

That the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children, (Psalm 78:6)
      Holy Spirit, guide our children in raising their children.

That they may set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; (Psalm 78:7)
      Jesus, please help our children and grandchildren and theirs set their hope in you.

And may not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not set its heart aright, and whose spirit was not faithful to God. (Psalm 78:8 )
      LORD, please help this generation repent of its sin and apostasy. Thank you.

      A word received: Ask me for my strength to endure.
      Pray for my little ones who do not understand what is happening.
      Pray for my strength daily.


      A word received: Hear me; listen to me.
      Come to me; return to me.
      Yield your lives to me.
      Let me be Lord of all parts of your life.


Tuesday: 78:1-39; 2 Kings 5:19-27; 1 Corinthians 5:1-8; Matthew 5:27-37
Wednesday: 119:97-120; 2 Kings 6:1-23; 1 Corinthians 5:9-6:8; Matthew 5:38-48

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009
From: Rev. Ginny Ogden
Subject: Prayer need
Dear People of God,
      I seek your prayers for Chris and for Pam. These are two separate family crisis situations. God, of course, knows all the details and is the perfect answer. I would ask for your prayers for a mantle of protection over me as I stand in the gap between family members in one of these cases. It is awesome to see the Lord at work already as the parties I have spoken with are so thankful and cooperative. PTL.
      Blessings, Mtr, Ginny+

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009
From: HUGH BOWMAN
Subject: Please pray
Dear prayer partners
      Please can you pray for Irene, the mother of a friend of mine, recently diagnosed with quite an aggressive cancer, the outlook is not good. I don't think any of the family are Christians, but they are keen for people to pray.
Many thanks, Hilary
      Please can we unite our hearts in prayer for Irene for a personal relationship with Jesus and for a miraculous and healing touch through the power of the Holy Spirit.
      We give thanks to our Father for Billy Black's successful surgery and for the peace he experienced during his stay in hospital. We give you all the praise for answering our prayer and give you all the Glory. It was good to see him back in church on Sunday
      Thought you would be interested in this prayer written by Mrs Ross
            A PRAYER FOR AUTUMN
      Dear Lord of all gentle, draw near to me in autumn of the year, as leaves begin to fall, let me remember the glories of harvest time. The crops of the fields, the fruit of the trees. Teach me to share the harvest of your love with those I meet each day. Let the golden beauty of this season remain in my heart always.
Many Thanks, Hugh

***** Sunday School Lesson 02 has been posted on http://christchurchsundayschool.blogspot.com/.

***** Please pray for the Clergy Conference with Bishop Mark Lawrence, Diocese of So Carolina. The Conference is Monday, September 21 beginning with Eucharist at 5 PM through lunch Wednesday, September 23. Bishop Mark Lawrence is the guest presenter along with his wife Allison.

***** Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009
From: The Ven. Harvey Huth
Subject: A Prayer Request
Torre,
I bid your prayers and those of all our intercessors for our upcoming deacons retreat. Please pray for:
-      Protection for all who come to the retreat.
-      God's anointing of all the talks -- all the sessions.
-       The power and presence of the Holy Spirit during all times of ministry during the retreat.
-      A strong sense of unity among all who attend this retreat.
May God richly bless you and all our faithful diocesan intercessors who hold us in prayer during our retreat October 16 -- 18.
With love in Christ, Harvey

***** Pray for more candidates for the Men's Cursillo weekend at the end of October. If you have never gone yourself, pray about going.

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the St. Lawrence Deanery – Trinity, Potsdam to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 27th starts at 6:00 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

***** Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009
From: Sheila Mulwane
Subject: prayers needed
Patrick was born at about 4:32 pm today 9/19/09. However they have had to transfer him to a neo natal unit in Binghamton. He aspirated Meconium, which is fecal material in the amniotic fluid and it was causing him respiratory distress which thw local hospital is not equipped to deal with. It seems he was post maturity meaning he was beyond his due date. The doctors thought he would be small at a little over 6 and he was a whopping 8'13" and 20 inches long. He had extremely long finger and toe nails which is a sign of being overdue. Please keep Kerry and Heather in your paryers

Albany Intercessor

Monday, September 21, 2009

 

9/21/2009, #89, 3rd Quarter 2009

Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead joseph like a flock; you who dwell between the cherubim, shine forth! (Psalm 80:1)
      Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd; lead us like a flock.

Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, stir up your strength, and come and save us! (Psalm 80:2)
      Save us, Lord, for the help of man is not sufficient.

Restore us, O God; cause your face to shine, and we shall be saved! (Psalm 80:3)
      Father, we look to you; help us see by the light of your countenance.

O Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people? (Psalm 80:4)
      Father, send your Holy Spirit upon us to help us repent of our wicked ways.

You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in great measure. (Psalm 80:5)
      Jesus, we weep for your church; restore us for your mercy's sake.

You have made us a strife to our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves. (Psalm 80:6)
      Restore us, O God of hosts; cause your face to shine, and we shall be saved! (Psalm 80:7)

      A word received: Pray that my people will receive my resurrection into their hearts.

Monday: 80; 2 Kings 5:1-19; 1 Corinthians 4:8-21; Matthew 5:21-26
Tuesday: 78:1-39; 2 Kings 5:19-27; 1 Corinthians 5:1-8; Matthew 5:27-37

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Sunday School Lesson 02 has been posted on http://christchurchsundayschool.blogspot.com/.

***** Please pray for the Clergy Conference with Bishop Mark Lawrence, Diocese of So Carolina. The Conference is Monday, September 21 beginning with Eucharist at 5 PM through lunch Wednesday, September 23. Bishop Mark Lawrence is the guest presenter along with his wife Allison.

***** Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009
From: The Ven. Harvey Huth
Subject: A Prayer Request
Torre,
I bid your prayers and those of all our intercessors for our upcoming deacons retreat. Please pray for:
-      Protection for all who come to the retreat.
-      God's anointing of all the talks -- all the sessions.
-       The power and presence of the Holy Spirit during all times of ministry during the retreat.
-      A strong sense of unity among all who attend this retreat.
May God richly bless you and all our faithful diocesan intercessors who hold us in prayer during our retreat October 16 -- 18.
With love in Christ, Harvey

***** Pray for more candidates for the Men's Cursillo weekend at the end of October. If you have never gone yourself, pray about going.

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the St. Lawrence Deanery – Trinity, Potsdam to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 27th starts at 6:00 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

***** Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009
From: Sheila Mulwane
Subject: prayers needed
Patrick was born at about 4:32 pm today 9/19/09. However they have had to transfer him to a neo natal unit in Binghamton. He aspirated Meconium, which is fecal material in the amniotic fluid and it was causing him respiratory distress which thw local hospital is not equipped to deal with. It seems he was post maturity meaning he was beyond his due date. The doctors thought he would be small at a little over 6 and he was a whopping 8'13" and 20 inches long. He had extremely long finger and toe nails which is a sign of being overdue. Please keep Kerry and Heather in your paryers

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, September 20, 2009

 

Whoops!

I posted the last 4 or 5 days to the wrong blog. I have now brought them over to this blog I had posted them to the Sunday School blog (see the links at left). Read down for the last 4 or 5 days. Also, yesterday's Prayer Table report is awesome!

 

9/20/2009, #88, 3rd Quarter 2009

The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed, he has girded himself with strength. Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved. (Psalm 93:1)
      Lord Jesus, rule and reign in our hearts; help us give you honor and praise and glory.

Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. (Psalm 93:2)
      Jesus, come and establish your throne and your rule in the Episcopal Church and in this nation.

The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. (Psalm 93:3)
      Father, there is a rising flood of anger and vitriol in this nation and in the Episcopal Church, a rising tide of lies and disinformation. Have mercy on us and protect our hearts from these deceptions.

The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea. (Psalm 93:4)
      Jesus, you are mightier than this flood of hatred and vilification; use your power to quell it.

Your testimonies are very sure; holiness adorns your house, O LORD, forever. (Psalm 93:5)
      Holy Spirit, please help us abide in your testimonies and walk in your holiness. Thank you.

      A word received: Look to me; keep your eyes on me.
      I will guide you -- look to me.
      Keep me at the forefront of your thoughts.
      Submit your ways to me.


Sunday: 93, 96; 2 Kings 4:8-37; Acts 9:10-31; Luke 3:7-18
Monday: 80; 2 Kings 5:1-19; 1 Corinthians 4:8-21; Matthew 5:21-26

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for more candidates for the Men's Cursillo weekend at the end of October. If you have never gone yourself, pray about going.

***** Please pray for the Clergy Conference with Bishop Mark Lawrence, Diocese of So Carolina. The Conference is Monday, September 21 beginning with Eucharist at 5 PM through lunch Wednesday, September 23. Bishop Mark Lawrence is the guest presenter along with his wife Allison.

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the Western Mohawk Deanery – Christ Church, Herkimer to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 20th starts at 5:30 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

Albany Intercessor

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report September 19, 9:20-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

It was a beautiful, crisp autumn morning in Schenectady. Each session of the Prayer Table is unique, and today was no exception. People were actively seeking us out for prayer. Often, there was more than one person sitting at the Prayer Table. One would be praying with Torre while the other would be praying with me. One young man came out of his home, straight to the Prayer Table, gave his life to Jesus, and returned directly to his home.

The Prayer Table has become a regular stop for a number of folks in the Neighborhood, and we have added their names to the bottom of the Prayer Table Report.

+Moses (father), +Carlos and +Darrin (sons)--Prayed for God's blessing in their lives.

+Roxanne--Was focused on the Prayer Table from across the street. "I definitely need prayer". Prayed for family and her health.

+Thomas--Young man. Sought prayer for his relationship with his girlfriend.

+Carmen and +George (her friend)--Carmen has attended Christ Church and the Neighborhood Meal program. She was wearing her wooden cross from a previous visit to the Prayer Table. We prayed for her children and her family. We also prayed for a good relationship with George. We gave Carmen a Spanish Bible.

+Journe--Prayed for provision for her and blessings on her baby in the stroller.

+Anthony--Anthony is trying to live a Godly life. He is now off drugs and is clean. We prayed for strength and God's protecting hand to be on him. Please pray that Anthony will stay on his current path.

+Ronald--Ronald is rehabilitating the house across the street (959 State Street) and came across the street when we called to him. We prayed for his work and that the house would become a "home" for a family. Please pray for more people like Ronald to rehabilitate Hamilton Hill.

+Josh--Josh came from his mother's house across the street and directly to the Prayer Table. Josh is the brother of Kayla, a regular at the Prayer Table. Josh was released from jail 3 weeks ago. Josh gave his life to Christ at the Prayer Table. He asked God for the forgiveness of his sins. He admitted that jail was good for him. Before his incarceration, he was hanging out with the wrong crowd. His friends convinced him that burglary was a good way to provide for his son (Deanthony). Now he realizes the error of his previous life. We told Josh that one way to avoid temptation is to attend Church. Please pray for strength for Josh on his journey down a new path. Pray for his mother Laura, his son Deanthony, his sister Kayla, and Kayla's son Nassir. We told Josh that his sister Kayla would often stop at the Prayer Table and pray for him while he was in jail. Josh thanked God for his sister's faithfulness. After praying, Josh returned directly to his mother's home.

+Darlene--We prayed for her health, her family, and peace in the Neighborhood as well as in the world.

Jim--regular. Jim thanked God for all the blessings in his life.

+Cezale--We prayed for his health and blessings for his family.

+Marvin--Young man in a hurry. Did a quick prayer for blessings in his life.

+Elio--Prayed for his family.

Clarence--This was the 3rd straight week Clarence stopped at the Prayer Table. We prayed for protection in his life. Clarence is on parole, please pray for strength.

Kayla--regular. Josh's sister. We prayed for continued healing in her life.

Prayer Table Regulars

Kayla-- Pray for healing in her life after being raped. Pray for her mother Laura, her son Nassir, her brother Josh, and Josh's son Deanthony.

Jim--Pray for healing in his life from abusive parents and for his personal peace after the death of his 31 year old son Robert.

Bill--Pray for his health and no more epileptic seizures.

Lucinato and Eddiberto--Pray for protection for their family

Paulette and her children Monique and Taishawn--Pray for provision for this family

Clarence--Pray for direction as he seeks to change his life.

[Notes by Don Foust]

Albany Intercessor

 

9/19/2009, #87, 3rd Quarter 2009

"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill." (Matthew 5:17)
      Jesus, please restore to your church the desire to find your fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets.

"For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled." (Matthew 5:18 )
      Holy Spirit, help the leaders and teachers and people of the Episcopal Church hear Jesus' words.

"Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:19)
      Holy Father, please bring to repentance all those who claim our modern understanding and knowledge have done away with the need to obey the Law and the Prophets.

"For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:20)
      Jesus, restore to the Episcopal Church true righteousness that leads to obedience of you and your word. Thank you.

      A word received: Hear me, my people.
      I AM speaking; who is listening?
      Hear my word to you; write it on your heart.
      Dig into my word; let it speak to your heart.
      Don't stand afar off; dig into my word.


Saturday: 75, 76; 2 Kings 2:1-18; 1 Corinthians 4:1-7; Matthew 5:17-20
Sunday: 93, 96; 2 Kings 4:8-37; Acts 9:10-31; Luke 3:7-18

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table report September 16, 11:10-11:50 AM Deacon Neal Longe
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

++Rosco: Healing for his roommate. She is currently in the hospital

+Bobby: That he will always do the will of God

+Calvin: Needs a job

+Denise: Peace

+Gerald: "The Lord knows the details"

+Betty, Donna: Betty prayed for forgiveness and healing in her life and that she will always do the will of God. We also prayed for strength as she aids in raising her great grand children.

Peace, -Dcn. Neal

***** Please pray for the Clergy Conference with Bishop Mark Lawrence, Diocese of So Carolina. The Conference is Monday, September 21 beginning with Eucharist at 5 PM through lunch Wednesday, September 23. Bishop Mark Lawrence is the guest presenter along with his wife Allison.

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the Western Mohawk Deanery – Christ Church, Herkimer to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 20th starts at 5:30 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

Albany Intercessor

 

9/18/2009, #86, 3rd Quarter 2009

Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. (Psalm 69:1)
      LORD, save all who cry out to you; rescue them and bring them out of their distress.

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. (Psalm 69:2)
      LORD, I cry out to you for myself, for my family, for our parish and this diocese: come and rescue us out of the deep waters and the floods that overwhelm us.

I am weary with my crying; my throat is dry; my eyes fail while I wait for my God. (Psalm 69:3)
      Jesus, I'm waiting for you; I look to you for help.

Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they are mighty who would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully; though I have stolen nothing, I still must restore it. (Psalm 69:4)
      Holy Spirit, please help me to be faithful to the gospel and the faith once delivered to the saints, whatever the cost.

O God, you know my foolishness; and my sins are not hidden from you. (Psalm 69:5)
      Father, nothing is hidden from your sight; look up me with your eyes of compassion.

Let not those who wait for you, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed because of me; let not those who seek you be confounded because of me, O God of Israel. (Psalm 69:6)
      Holy Spirit, don't let me lead others astray.

Because for your sake I have borne reproach; shame has covered my face. (Psalm 69:7)
      Lord, many reproach Bishop Bill because of his faithfulness to you and to your word; keep him steady in you.

I have become a stranger to my brothers, and an alien to my mother's children; (Psalm 69:8 )
      Holy Spirit, bless and help all those who must make the choice between faithfulness to Jesus and faithfulness to their family: help them choose Jesus. Thank you.

      A word received: Yield this day to me.
      Let me be the master of your day.
      Look to me for the guidance of my Holy Spirit.
      Look to me.


Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38; 2 Kings 1:2-17; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:11-16
Saturday: 75, 76; 2 Kings 2:1-18; 1 Corinthians 4:1-7; Matthew 5:17-20

      Notes from the Front Line

***** The first Christ Church Sunday School lesson of the new Sunday School year is posted at http://christchurchsundayschool.blogspot.com/

***** Check out the posting on Joy by our son Jonathan at http://gethsemaneprayer.blogspot.com/.

***** Please pray for the Clergy Conference with Bishop Mark Lawrence, Diocese of So Carolina. The Conference is Monday, September 21 beginning with Eucharist at 5 PM through lunch Wednesday, September 23. Bishop Mark Lawrence is the guest presenter along with his wife Allison.

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the Western Mohawk Deanery – Christ Church, Herkimer to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 20th starts at 5:30 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. Evening prayer will be followed by dinner and discussion.

Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009
From: Sister Mary Elizabeth, CSM
Subject: Welcome Home Initiative Intercessors Update -- Thursday, September 17, 2009
To All Our Faithful Welcome Home Initiative Intercessors--

      Thank you all for your prayers offered on behalf of our combat veterans who seek healing in Christ through the Welcome Home Initiative retreats. Our next Welcome Home Initiative Retreat will be held October 26-28, 2009 here at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center (CtK) in Greenwich, New York, and is free to combat veterans of any war.

Acts of Love, Honor and Respect

      Shortly after the last WHI one of the Iraq veterans wrote of several "God-incidences" which had intervened mightily in his family's week at CtK. Some years before he remembered attending a dessert party at a church in Connecticut and meeting a couple -- Noel and Meryl Dawes -- who gave him a=2 0wooden cross for his father, a Zen master who had given his life to Christ. When his father died, the cross was placed over his heart as he was prepared for burial – a memory and a link brought bacck when Noel approached this warrior after initial introductions to say, "Welcome Home."

      In fact the soldier had called his brother that night and it was his brother (currently in combat deployment) who reminded him of the cross and of their last service to their father. He wrote that this caring for his father's body had at first been difficult, but he realized that cleaning and dressing his father one last time was an act of honor, love and respect.

      He continued in his letter, "During the retreat, many brothers spoke about witnessing or gathering the bodies of deceased brothers and friends, and many unknown US service members. The horror and sadness were just unbearable. Even so, bringing them back was, and still is, an act of love, honor, and respect. Bringing them home to their families, though painful, provides closure with dignity."

      Carrying the memory of lost brothers in arms – often coomrades held as they died or sometimes the memory of the bodies of strangers brought back from the war zone -- is one of the most difficult burdens for a combat veteran in his quest for inner healing – the horror and sadness were just unbearable." Facing the trauma of these memories "…bringing them back," then laying the memory to rest "…an act of love, honoor and respect" is part of the process of healing that each of you, as Intercesors, cover with prayer during our three-day retreat. Thank you for your service on behalf of these men and women.

Pray for Father Nigel's Upcoming Speaking Engagements Touching on WHI

      Fr. Nigel will be the Keynote Speaker at the Armed Forces Christian Union conference for retired and active duty British military this weekend, Friday through Sunday, September 18-20, at the Windmill Farm Conference Center. He will offer four presentations on basic healing prayer, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder (PTED) and the healing of memories. He is scheduled to meet with high ranking officers to discuss how to implement a WHI-prototype program for combat troops in Britain, and anticipates considerable one-on-one prayer opportunities with the conference attendees. Keep him in your prayers.

      Fr. Nigel has also been invited to attend the Royal Marines reunion the weekend of September 26-27, meeting with Royal Navy Chaplains at the Commando Training School where he served as a Drill Instructor in 1976-77. He will participate in the dedication of a new memorial for Royal Marines who have died since 2000, and march with over 2000 Marines honoring their fallen comrades.

      During the week of October 5-9 Fr. Nigel will help facilitate Christian Healing Ministry's new Fourth School of Healing Prayer led by Francis and Judith McNutt, leading20a session on the healing of Combat Operational Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. His talk will be video taped for use in the CHM's video schools and, because of the scope of this ministry, this one presentation may have a profound impact on disseminating methods for offering healing prayer for combat veterans, both nationally and internationally. Pray for Holy Spirit passion and clarity in his presentation during this School for Healing Prayer.

Thanks for Prayer for the AMCF Conference in August

      Thanks for your prayer support for the AMCF Conference in Estes Park, Colorado, this past August. Seven members of the WHI team attended, networking with other paramilitary and church organizations who minister to combat veterans. Father Nigel and Noel presented on Combat Operational Stress/PTSD and on how to pray dynamically for the military, respectively. (Note: The AMCF -- Association of Military Christian Fellowships -- is a worldwide, loosely networked organization of over 120 autonomous national Military Christian Fello wships).

Upcoming Welcome Home Initiatives

      Enrollment is open for the October 26-28 retreat. Pray that the Holy Spirit will move men and women to join this new, forming cadre of brothers and sisters who have borne the burden of war who will pray together for healing and readjustment back to the life they fought to defend.

      This ministry is truly carried on the wings of your prayer. If you know of combat soldiers of any war who might benefit from the Welcome Home Initiative Retreat, have them call Sandra at (518 ) 692-9550 X 202.

Sister Mary Elizabeth, CSM
For the Oratory of Christ the Healer at Christ the King Spiritu al Life Center, Greenwich, New York
For more information see our Website at www.christ-the-king-center.org/WelcomeHome/

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, September 17, 2009

 

9/17/2009, #85, 3rd Quarter 2009

And seeing the multitudes, he went up on a mountain, and when he was seated his disciples came to him. (Matthew 5:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help us come to Jesus.

Then he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: (Matthew 5:2)
      Jesus, help us hear and receive your teaching.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:3)
      Jesus, please help us recognize our poverty of spirit and turn to you to receive more of your Holy Spirit.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)
      Father, please give us your love and compassion for those who mourn; help us minister the comfort of the Holy Spirit to them.

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5)
      Holy Spirit, bring our strength under your control. Help us enter the inheritance you have prepared for us.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6)
      Father, help all of us who hunger and thirst for you and your righteousness come to the waters; and buy that wine and milk which cannot be bought with money -- it is priceless. (See Isaiah 55:1)

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." (Matthew 5:7)
      Jesus, thank you for your grace -- giving us what we don't deserve -- and for your mercy -- not giving us what we do deserve. Help us show forth your grace and mercy to others.

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matthew 5:8 )
      Father, bring us to purity of heart so that we may see you.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9)
      Jesus, you said to Jerusalem, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes." (Luke 19:42) Help us know what makes for true peace and minister that peace to others.

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:10)
      Jesus, please help us overcome evil with good. Thank you for the witness of Paul and Silas and Stephen and Polycarp and so many of your saints through the centuries who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake.

      A word received: Be prepared -- be listening -- be prepared to do my work.
      Set your hearts on the pilgrim's path.
      I will direct you, be prepared.


Thursday: [70], 71; 1 Kings 22:29-45; 1 Corinthians 2:14-3:15; Matthew 5:1-10
Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38; 2 Kings 1:2-17; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:11-16

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please pray for the Clergy Conference with Bishop Mark Lawrence, Diocese of So Carolina. The Conference is Monday, September 21 beginning with Eucharist at 5 PM through lunch Wednesday, September 23. Bishop Mark Lawrence is the guest presenter along with his wife Allison.

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the Hudson Deanery – Christ Church Coxsackie to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 17th starts at 6:30 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. There will be light refreshments and discussion.

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

 

9/16/2009, #84, 3rd Quarter 2009

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. (1 Corinthians 2:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help us lay aside excellence of speech and wisdom, and come to people in humility when we desire to share the gospel.

For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. (1 Corinthians 2:2)
      Jesus, please help us know you and the power of your cross.

I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. (1 Corinthians 2:3)
      Jesus, help us to be in awe of you when we go to people with the gospel. Let your strength be made perfect in our weakness.

And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, (1 Corinthians 2:4)
      Holy Spirit, flow through us.

that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. (1 Corinthians 2:5)
      Father, it is not by our might or power that we will win through to victory in the diocese, but by your Holy Spirit.



      A word received: Come to me daily -- seek me out while I may be found.
      Look for me in the Scriptures.
      Seek my Holy Spirit so that you can know me.


Wednesday: 72; 1 Kings 22:1-28; 1 Corinthians 2:1-13; Matthew 4:18-25
Thursday: [70], 71; 1 Kings 22:29-45; 1 Corinthians 2:14-3:15; Matthew 5:1-10

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please pray for the Clergy Conference with Bishop Mark Lawrence, Diocese of So Carolina. The Conference is Monday, September 21 beginning with Eucharist at 5 PM through lunch Wednesday, September 23. Bishop Mark Lawrence is the guest presenter along with his wife Allison.

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the Hudson Deanery – Christ Church Coxsackie to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting is September 17th starts at 6:30 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. There will be light refreshments and discussion.

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009
From: HUGH BOWMAN
Subject: Please pray
Dear prayer partners
      Our autumn activities continue to "gather pace" with our parish organisations getting up and running, new ministries commencing and lots of thinking, praying and planning going on about the future.
      I have been using a word "intentional" to describe how I think we ought to be moving forward in lots of different ways. We need to be intentional about going deeper with God ourselves and growing in our relationship with Him. We need to be intentional about reaching out to others and drawing them into our church fellowship and into a relationship with Christ. We need to be intentional in seeking those things that belong to the Kingdom of God.
      Perhaps this week if you have time to spare you would choose to be intentional about saying to those in the community about all the activities that are starting up and that they and their family might benefit from. We have prepared a News sheet and would value the assistance of any who has an hour or so to spare to simply put this newssheet into the homes of local streets. It is only a matter of dropping these through letter boxes. If you can help in this way please contact George Newell, tel: 9045 4119; email: george@wpcabelfast.co.uk or call into the church where there are sheets in the back that will enable you to sign up for what streets you would like to deliver in and also a news letter that you can pick up (if you do pick up newsletters make sure you sign to show which streets you are delivering in).
      Can I also ask you please to be intentional in remaining to pray for the life of our church as a new season's work begins. Do please pray particularly for Linda Green, Adrian and her children as Linda awaits a date for her surgery to remove a brain tumour. Please pray too for the safety and protection and for God's anointing and empowering for the team going to Nepal on 26th September to 5th October. In connection with that a coffee morning is being held at the Rectory this coming Saturday 19th September at 10.00 am. As well as this being a way of raising funds for the team that are going it will also be a good opportunity for us to interact socially as a church. All ages are welcome, including children.
      You might also like to know that Alan Abernethy (now Bishop of Connor) who grew up in this parish, will be our guest preacher at a service of Evening Prayer at 5.30 next Sunday 20th and also at the Praise Service at 7pm.
      Being intentional involves us taking responsibility for our own growth and development. As a church we are putting in place a number of courses that will help us go on to maturity and achieve our potential for God but it is up to each of us to avail of this type of opportunity. One of these courses is of course for young adults who want to lead themselves and lead others into the things of God's Kingdom. If you are interested in this course you are invited to come and find out more on Monday 21 September at 7.30 in the Micah Centre. This course will involve an evening a month over the next year. A second course called Explore is being put together for those who want to explore what it means to be a Christian. It is really a Christian's basic course and will run for 4 Tuesday evenings, 22nd and 29th September and 6th and 13th October.
      I hope you will find this information helpful and again let's be "intentional" about reaching our fullest potential for God, reaching others with the good news of Jesus and serving His church and His kingdom so that we further his purposes.
May God bless you this week. David [Rector of Willowfield parish]

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

 

9/15/2009, #83, 3rd Quarter 2009

From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 4:17)
      Lord, please help us heed your call to repent; help us recognize the signs of times.

And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. (Matthew 4:18 )
      Jesus, please come and meet us in the work place as you did Simon and Andrew.

Then he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." (Matthew 4:19)
      Holy Spirit, help us daily follow Jesus.

They immediately left their nets and followed him. (Matthew 4:20)
      Father, please help us have the same immediate response to Jesus that Simon and Andrew had. Thank you.

      A word received: Hear me, my people: seek my face.
      Pursue holiness and righteousness.
      Pursue me; seek me out.
      I AM there -- waiting for you.
      Come into my arms and I will bless you.


Tuesday: 61, 62; 1 Kings 21:17-29; 1 Corinthians 1:20-31; Matthew 4:12-17
Wednesday: 72; 1 Kings 22:1-28; 1 Corinthians 2:1-13; Matthew 4:18-25

      Notes from the Front Line

***** If you are interested, you can find pictures of us in the following link. The Diocesan Administrator who attends the mission of Ascension (where we attend) took the photos. http://oficinadiocesana.blogspot.com/

      There are pictures of Lydia in the diocesan youth gathering. There are pictures of us at the parish outing in the park from last week, and there are pictures of our installation, etc. Also a picture of Julie and I in the office of the Rector of the seminary.
      
God bless you, In Christ, Shaw, and on behalf of Julie and Lydia
Lima, Peru

***** ***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009
From: HUGH BOWMAN
Subject: Please pray and give thanks
Dear prayer partners
      Please can you remember Linda Green as she prepares her self for major surgery to remove a tumour from her brain which is going to last 12 hours and will take place in October, please soak Linda in prayer that the peace of the Father will give her assurance that he is in control of the whole process, that when the surgeon operates the entire tumour will have shrunk and that there will be no complications. Please uphold Adrian and all the children that the Father peace and strength will sustain them through the entire process and surround all of them with his love and protection.
      We give thanks that Billy Black is safely through his operation and he is back home to recover, please keep remembering him in your prayers.
      We also give thanks for the Father intervention in Billy Thompson, the radium therapy is shrinking the tumour, please keep praying for the continued healing, by the power of the Holy Spirit until this is completely healed. We give you all the Glory Father.
      Please pray for Isabelle's sister Mabel that God would give her tired body rest and restoration in strength as she takes care of her disabled daughter, that his presence would fill that whole house and saturate it with his warmth and love.
      From our prayer box---- Name Angie from Bangor, constant exhaustion from M. E. Really frustrating as I struggle to keep on top of the house and growing teenage girls. Please pray for physical strength and energy. Also for wisdom in dealing with my girls. I am a Christian. Thank you for your prayers.
      Name: Patricia Sides
      Details of Prayer Request: Please pray for 1 year old Tom Law whom a friend told us about - he has to have an op on a rare tumor that is on the main artery leading to his brain; the last child to have the same op did not survive it. He is going to Great Ormand Street to have it on Friday.
      Father I pray as we unite our hearts in prayer before your throne of Grace, we give you thanks for your love and compassion on those who you are already healing and that your loving and miraculous healing touch by the power of your Holy Spirit would bring complete healing to body, mind and spirit to all we have lifted before you tonight
Thank you Hugh

***** Please pray for the Clergy Conference with Bishop Mark Lawrence, Diocese of So Carolina. The Conference is Monday, September 21 beginning with Eucharist at 5 PM through lunch Wednesday, September 23. Bishop Mark Lawrence is the guest presenter along with his wife Allison.

***** Please attend and pray for Bishop Love's visits to the Upper Hudson Deanery – Calvary Church, Burnt Hills to meet with the clergy and laity to discuss General Convention 2009. Pray that questions will be courteous and answers guided by the Holy Spirit. The meeting starts at 5:30 with Evening Prayer and will be finished by 9:00. There will be light refreshments and discussion.

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