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Saturday, November 28, 2009

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report November 28, 9:15-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

The wind was so strong this morning that even the chairs were being blown about.

On this Saturday after Thanksgiving, so many came to the Prayer Table with lives full of misery--the homeless, the sick, the hungry, the lonely, the poor, and those released from prison--that it felt like the "Prayers of the People" come-to-life.

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.

Donald--protection and provision

+Andrew-- "Pray for me; my family and friends don't care about me". Please pray for the lonely.

+Joe-- "Pray for the lost souls out there and you can pray for me also". Please pray for the lost.

+Terry-- "I just got out of jail". Please pray for the prisoners.

+Willie-- "I have faith in the Lord". We prayed for Willie's mother +Etta who has cancer and lives in the South. Willie was also just released from prison. Please pray for the sick.

Roxanne-- Repeat visitor. "I always look forward to seeing the Prayer Table when I walk down State Street". Pray for a good "Christmas for my kids". Roxanne has children ranging in age from 37 to 8; the youngest are still living with her. Please pray for the poor.

Jim-- regular-- Jim thanked the Lord for all of his blessings. We thank God for Jim's "heart of Thanksgiving". Please pray for those who have been abused.

+Annette-- We first spotted Annette as she approached the Prayer Table and she was picking up old cigarette butts from the sidewalk so she could have a smoke. When we ask her to join us at the Prayer Table, she began to uncontrollably weep. Annette is homeless. She spent last night in an abandoned building in the Neighborhood. "Last night, someone jumped me and took my cell phone". We prayed for protection and provision for Annette, then escorted her into Christ Church where she took a bag full of bread. We told her of the Neighborhood Meal on Sunday at 1:30. Please pray for the homeless.

+Rohan-- on his way to the bus to go to Queens. We prayed for protection on his journey.

+Al-- looking for an apartment. Al has been living in the City Mission for the last 3 weeks. He wants to turn his life around. Al also took some of the bread from table in Christ Church. We also reminded him of the Neighborhood Meal on Sunday.

Mike-- young man from Tunisia. We prayed for health, happiness, and the peace that only Jesus can bring. We also gave Mike an Arabic Bible. Please pray that Mike may come to know the Lord.

Victor-- older Hispanic man who could not speak English-- repeat visitor-- We prayed for blessings in Victor's life.

Man walking by, did not stop-- "You can pray for me". We prayed for his protection.

Jordan-- young man waiting for bus-- We prayed for blessings in his life.

+Karleen-- mother of 5 children ranging in ages from 30 to 16. "God has answered so many of my prayers". We prayed for financial provision for her children. Her daughter was just released from a mental hospital. Karleen was weeping as we prayed together. Please pray for the faithful.

+Greg-- We prayed for a better year and that Greg may continue to help others. Please pray for those who assist those less fortunate than themselves.

Kayla-- regular-- missed bus for her job. Please pray for the victims of violence.

Unknown woman across State Street crying out in an unknown language-- Near the end of the Prayer Table session, a woman across State Street was desperately crying out in an African language. Torre went to help, but could not communicate with her. He called 911, and the Police came to assist this woman. Please pray for those new to this country.

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. This middle-aged man has lived alone; please pray for companionship.

Lucinada 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

Albany Intercessor

Monday, November 23, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel Update 12:00 PM

Update on Fr. Nigel Mumford 12:00 PM
Monday 11/23/09

Fr. Nigel Mumford continues to be in the ICU in critical condition but he is stable. The fantastic news is that he briefly had his ventilator tube detached yesterday and he was able to speak for a short period of time before it was reattached. As I walked into the room, he said "Hello friend" - it was wonderful to see the joy in his face like a child who had just accomplished something brilliant. If all goes as planned, the hospital will wean him off of the ventilator within the next week.

Lynn said that he was out of his bed and sitting in a chair in his hospital room for several hours yesterday. This was exhausting for him but part of his PT program. He did not get there under his own power - the hospital used some sort of a lift to get him from his bed to the chair and back. But the fact that he was out of bed is significant and a gift from God.

Do you see how your prayers are working? Fr. Nigel is working hard to get better and your prayers are giving him the strength and the will. Surely our Lord is working a wonderful miracle here.

Please continue to pray for:
      Complete healing and rejuvenation of Fr. Nigel’s lungs so that the ventilator can be removed for good
      Strengthening of his muscles so that he can regain use of his body
      Peace for his mind and spirit so that he can use this time to renew and refresh and not be anxious about the future
      Comfort and peace for Lynn and the entire Mumford family

May God bless you all for your continuous prayer. All this news is CONFIRMATION that our Lord hears your prayers and your crying out, and that His will be done.

From: Elizabeth Strickland

Saturday, November 21, 2009

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report November 21, 9:20-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

It was a typical late November morning--gray and chilly. Each session of the Prayer Table is unique; this Saturday was a time for listening to others.

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.

Heather--Crossed the street especially for prayer. Heather is one of the "girls of State Street". We prayed for protection. When asked if she wanted a Dennis Adams' wooden cross, she responded, "I have 4 or 5 of them". Please pray for a change in Heather's life, that she leaves the ways of the street.

+Tommie--Tommie was looking for spare change. We offered him prayer. We prayed for a job for Tommie and for his wife and son.

+Maryanne-- We prayed for strength and protection. Maryanne was openly weeping during prayer. She another one of the "girls of State Street". Please pray for a new life for Maryanne.

Tony-- Tony is a young man from Guyana and has stopped by the Prayer Table multiple times. 3 weeks ago Tony got a job in Rotterdam. We prayed for continuing blessings in his life. Tony stayed and talked with us for 20 minutes. He came from a rural area in Northern Guyana when he was 13 years old. He lived in Queens and lost everything he had acquired. Since that time, he has become an "urban survivalist"--keeping to himself. We encouraged him to trust others. Please pray for Tony. He has a loving heart, but he has severely hurt by others. In a city full of people, he is alone.

+Joshua-- young man. We prayed for protection.

Jim-- regular-- Did not stop, but said "Have a great Thanksgiving".

+Sasha-- young woman--We prayed Sasha's deceased nephew Jaden. Jaden died one year ago; he was 8 years old. He was born with a rare disease that slowly destroyed all his organs. Please pray for an inner peace in Sasha's life.

Lucille-- Drove up to the Prayer Table and spoke with us for 20 minutes. Lucille is from the Colonie area and has been trying to help a homeless man (Kenneth) she met along Wolf Road in Colonie. Kenneth is 61 years old, a veteran, and had lived on Albany Street in Schenectady. Kenneth also is mentally disturbed and has difficulty dealing with Social Services. Lucille is a devout Christian and desperately seeking someone to help Kenneth. She is extremely frustrated with the beaucratic nature of Social Services. Please pray for a change in Kenneth's life. Also pray for strength for Lucille's in her quest to help Kenneth. We praise God for Lucille's heart to help others.

Kayla and her son Nassir-- regular-- could not stop--late for an appointment. Pray for continued healing in this young girl's life.

+Christina-- young woman on her way to the bus--Put down her cell phone to come to the Prayer Table. We prayed that "things would go well today".

Hilda--On her way to practice organ music for upcoming wedding at Christ Church. This is Hilda's first time playing music at a wedding. We prayed for a successful performance. We also prayed for blessings for Crystal and Andrew, the bride and groom at today's wedding. Hilda had 2 PTLs--Now that she can play a new genre of music, she can now bring enjoyment to others on their wedding day. Also, Hilda's daughter (Jessica) and son-in-law recently bought a house which needs considerable repair. Hilda's mother just sent Jessica a check that can be used to help in the renovation. We thank God for Hilda and the joy she brings into the World.

+Heather--young woman dressed in military fatigues with an Air Force Reserve tee shirt. Blessings for the week.

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. This middle-aged man has lived alone; please pray for companionship.

Lucinada 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

Albany Intercessor

Friday, November 20, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel Update 9:36 AM

Fr. Nigel Update 9:36 AM

Friday 11/20/09

      Fr. Nigel Mumford continues in critical condition and will be considered critical until he is off the ventilator and is out of ICU, but he is stable which is very important. He is more alert every day and his sense of humor is evident even though he is hardly able to communicate. Lynn has become more adept at reading lips and although he doesn’t try to speak too often, when he does it is usually to express some pain that he is in or a physical need that he has, such as being cold or having an itch, etc. It’s hard to imagine, but he is still unable to reach up and scratch an itch on his nose, etc. He will be able to do that once he has regained his strength and the use of his muscles. I was told by a nurse that your muscles atrophy after one week of lying in bed without moving, and Fr. Nigel was lying there for 3 weeks without moving, so he has some real work to do to get his muscles back in shape.

       All of his vital signs are normal, his fever is gone completely, and all of his organs are working well, with the exception of course of his lungs. Our Lord has certainly answered your prayers.

      The doctor told Fr. Nigel yesterday that he had the Swine Flu and how close he was to death. After the shock of that, Fr. Nigel praised the Lord and thanked God for his recovery. He is more determined than ever to get better and get out of the hospital. Since yesterday was day 41, we likened his progress to his coming out of the desert. Fr. Nigel said that he realizes how "transforming" our God is. ( He actually mouthed that to Lynn!)

Please pray for:
      The complete healing of Fr. Nigel’s lungs so that he can be removed from the ventilator

      Regaining strength in his muscles

      Freedom from any pain that Fr. Nigel is experiencing

      Peace for Fr. Nigel during this difficult time of limited communication

      Peace and strength for Lynn and the entire Mumford family

      Thanks and Praise to our Lord for the healing that has taken place and for the healing that will take place in Fr. Nigel’s mind, body and soul. Thanks be to God for answering our prayers. Truly, our God is an awesome God!

From Elizabeth Strickland

Thursday, November 19, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel Update 7:43 AM

Fr. Nigel Update 7:43 AM

Thursday 11/19/09

      Fr. Nigel Mumford continues to be in critical condition in the ICU but he is improving every day, and all of his vital signs are stable. Your prayers are having an incredible effect. Fr. Nigel is now breathing for himself more than the machine is breathing for him. He continues to need the machine to help build up his diaphragm and chest muscles, but his lungs are healing. His PT sessions are getting longer and he is doing a bit more every day. He can now do a "curl" on his own – while his arm is lying on the bed he can lift up his hand, bending his elbow. He can’t do many repetitions yet, but this is much better than just three days ago. He can also move his ankles and toes, and with help from the PT therapist, he can bend his knee.

      Fr. Nigel’s attitude is one of a true Marine and a soldier of our Lord. He is forging forward up the mountain. He has a very positive outlook and he is able to communicate minimally with Lynn. She has become very good at lip reading and interpreting his facial expressions. Fr. Nigel now realizes that he won’t be silenced forever, but that for the time being his communication with the world around him is limited. For now he has lots of time to talk with our Lord and listen. As I prayed with him yesterday, he soaked it all in.

Let us pray for:

      Continued healing of his lungs so that he may be taken off the ventilator

      Continued strengthening of all his muscles

      Continued peace for him as he struggles through this period of silence, and as he clears his mind of all the sedation drugs

      And please continue to keep Lynn and the Mumford family in your prayers

You are all so gracious to continue your prayers for Fr. Nigel. Our Lord is hearing your prayers and answering them in so many ways. God bless you all.


From Elizabeth Strickland

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel Update 3:33 PM

Update on Fr. Nigel 3:33 PM

Wednesday 11/18/09

      Fr. Nigel Mumford continues to be in the ICU and he continues to be stable. He is still on the ventilator but a part of the breathing is on his own now while the machine is doing some. That is a wonderful step forward – thank you Lord for answering our prayers.

       He is having Physical Therapy (PT) each day and he is getting better in that area also – nothing major but still it’s progress in the right direction. The PT is extremely wearing on him and he gets exhausted from trying to lift his arms and legs, so prayer for that would be welcome. Fr. Nigel has been in the hospital for 40 days. That’s long enough. Let’s pray him out of there!

Please pray for:

      Full healing of his lungs so that he can come off the ventilator [I can hardly wait to send out that email!]

      Strength and stamina so that he can build up his muscles so that he can leave the hospital [I can’t wait to send that email also!]

      Give Praise and Thanksgiving to our Lord for the healing and the protection of Fr. Nigel that has taken place so far, and that will take place

      Strength and comfort for Lynn and for all the Mumford family

Your prayers are a comfort to Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Please keep them coming. Bless you all for your faithfulness to our Lord.

From : Elizabeth Strickland

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel Update 9:51 AM

Subject: Update on Fr. Nigel 9:51 AM


Tuesday 11/17/09

Fr. Nigel Mumford continues to be in critical condition but he also continues to be stable. Although there are only a few of his family and clergy who are able to visit Fr. Nigel because he is still in ICU and he is “isolated” to prevent any further infection, he recognizes them readily.

His oxygen numbers are slowly being reduced (which means he is becoming less dependent on the machine) – Our God hears our prayers- Thank you God.

He is getting physical therapy (PT) each day to help initiate movement in his arms and legs, which of course have lost their muscle since he has been immobile for such a long period of time. This will take some time and a lot of PT to get him built up again. The PT takes a lot of energy and saps his strength. Since Fr. Nigel is still not able to talk because of the ventilator, he is quite frustrated when trying to get a point across. So please pray for his patience with that and with his inability to move his arms or legs on his own. I find that imagining what that must be like helps in my prayers.

Please pray for:

Immediate healing for his lungs so that he can be removed from the ventilator

Stamina and strength so that Fr. Nigel can start to rebuild his muscles

God’s Peace to ward off frustration

Fr. Nigel to focus on Christ and His healing touch



Blessings to you all for your perseverance in prayer! Our Lord is listening- Thanks and Praise to our Lord!

Elizabeth Strickland

Saturday, November 14, 2009

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report November 14, 9:25-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

It rained constantly during this Saturday. Sometimes the rain was so hard, that it was difficult to hear the prayer requests. Yet people still came in search of prayer. Many people who stopped were not seeking prayers for themselves, but for others. We are always amazed at the tremendous need and the tremendous faith of the residents of Hamilton Hill.

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.

Jim--regular--"I am doing well". We thanked God for the change in Jim's life and prayed for continual healing of Jim's memories.

Steve--Wants to re-establish his driver's license in order to obtain a new job; however because of a past accident, he must pay restitution for damages. In is a considerable sum of money for Steve to re-pay. Steve does not know what to do. We prayed for God's intervention and guidance.

+Gwendolyn--This young woman recently had a miscarriage. Her baby was no be named Margaritte. We prayed for peace in her life and that she would have other children.

+Roxanne--repeat visitor--We prayed for her personal safety and the safety of her family.

+Donald--"I am a believer". Donald hung up his cell phone in mid-conversion so that he could obtain prayer. We prayed for guidance in his life.

+Michael--young man--We prayed for healing. Michael is having difficulty breathing.

+Winnette--"Pray for my sister "Munch". She is incarcerated and just went into a diabetic coma. We prayed for healing for Munch and thanked God for family members like Winnette who care for their siblings. We gave her a Bible. Pray for continuing strength in Winnette's life.

+Joy--We prayed for protection.

+John--older gentleman--"Pray for peace. So many are losing their lives trying to keep the peace". We prayed for peace in Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as on the streets of Schenectady.

David-- repeat visitor--on his way to services at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Swan Street. We thanked God for David's witnessing to others. David came back and said he would try to attend the 8:00 am service at Christ Church.

+Iris--middle-aged woman--As Deacon Alan Hart would say, "there is always one person who really gets to you". Today that person was Iris. When asked if she needed prayer, Iris responded, "O Lord, YES". She is raising 8 grandchildren and she has no husband. Four of the children are teen-agers. Iris was totally drained. She goes to Church nearly every day. We prayed for strength and provision for today. We also thanked God for women like Iris who will shoulder the burden of carrying for the relatives. We suggested that she pray for God's strength "one day at a time". During our time together, Iris was weeping. Please pray for Iris. She is in constant need of God's strength. Pray also that her grandchildren would have hearts of obedience and would turn to God.

William-- young man--opened his shirt to show he was wearing a Dennis Adams wooden cross. Said he had stopped by the Prayer Table on Wednesday. We prayed for continual blessings in his life.

+Judy-- older woman-- We prayed for health. Judy wanted to know if there were still AA meetings at Christ Church. We suggested she call the Church office for details.

+Sharon-- young woman. We prayed for guidance and protection in Sharon's life. After leaving the Prayer Table, a car stopped and Sharon got in. Please pray for a change in Sharon's life "on the 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. This middle-aged man has lived alone; please pray for companionship.

Lucinada 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

PRAYER TABLE REPORT
(Sat., Nov. 14., 11:15 a.m.-noon; in front of entrance to the Parish Hall of St. Mary's of Lake Luzerne; deacon alan hart)

a--indicates anointed with Holy Oil.
t-- indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

(Note: This Prayer Table was held 45 minutes before our weekly Community Luncheon. It is the 5th or 6th Table we have hosted here in the past few months. There was light, steady rain today but it dod not prevent people from coming to His table for prayer.)

t--EDITH -- She sought prayer for continued good health for herself and her family, and for our country to remain strong and under His watchful eyes.

t--SHARON -- This woman, a repeat visitor to the Table, asked for prayer that she will be able to sell her property and move to another location in the Luzerne-Hadley-Corinth area. She, too, wanted prayer for continued good health.

t,t -- CATHY and ALEXIS -- Cathy, and adult, asked for prayer for the smooth transition of the sale of her house to a new home. Alexis, a delightful young schoolgirl, did not ask for prayer, but we prayed that she will come to know and love the Lord in a new, wonderful way and realize that God loves her sooooo much!

t,a -- DAVITA -- This bright, happy girl of perhaps 9 or 10 years old, came to the table by herself (she lives nearby) and smiled and came RIGHT over to the Table at the height of the rainstorm! She wanted prayer " ... just that everything will keep going so well." We prayed that she would continue to do well in her schoolwork and that her family will have good health.

t--ANGIE -- She is another repeat visitor. She continued to seek prayer for her husband DENNIS, who has been ill and needs prayer for return to good health. Angie, already wearing one of the wooden crosses, asked for a cross for Dennis.

t--MARY LOU -- She asked for prayer and protection for her grandaughter, DODIE. Dodie has been ill and having trouble recovering from her illness.

Albany Intercessor

 

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Friday, November 13, 2009

 

Fr.Nigel Update 11:06 AM

Fr. Nigel Update 11:06 AM
Friday 11/13/09
Fr. Nigel Mumford continues in critical but stable condition. He continues to be on a ventilator and his oxygen levels are stable. As he is moved around by the nurses, oxygen is used so his numbers go up and down in relation to that, but generally his numbers are stable.
He is awake and responding to questions with a slight nod, although the sedative is still lingering in his system. He is aware that Lynn is there and he even smiles at her. As the sedative works its way out of his body he will be able to concentrate more and begin to move. So prayer for the sedative to be flushed out of his muscles and tissues would be great.
He had a slight fever yesterday, which is not uncommon for pneumonia, but for two previous days his fever had been normal. The rest of his vital signs are good.
So let’s pray for:
His lungs to be healed expeditiously by the Breath of our Lord so that he can be removed from the ventilator
The sedative be rinsed from his body by the Living Water of our Lord
We praise you Lord that Fr. Nigel’s vital signs are all stable and that his organs are all working through Your healing touch
We praise and thank you Lord for all your prayer warriors who continue to pray for Fr. Nigel and all your children who need healing
Please keep Lynn in your prayers for strength and stamina for the long road ahead.
Blessings to you all.
Elizabeth Strickland

Thursday, November 12, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel Update 8:38 AM

Fr. Nigel Update 8:38 AM

Thursday 11/12/09
Fr. Nigel continues to make progress in amounts equal to a “mustard seed”. He is awake off and on and recognizes Lynn and is able to nod when asked a question. Because the sedation is still in the muscles and tissues and organs of his body, he has limited movement of his body but is able to squeeze Lynn’s hand. The nurses are moving his arms and legs to stimulate his limbs and get the oxygen and blood moving. His vitals are all steady and his temperature is normal – Praise the Lord!!
Please continue to pray for:
Complete healing of his lungs so that the ventilator can be removed
Flushing out of the sedation from his body so that he can regain movement and clear-headedness
Strength for Fr. Nigel as he begins processing all that is happening around him
Peace and strength for Lynn as she tends to Fr. Nigel, and for all of the Mumford family

Thank you all so much for your ever present prayers. It is through God’s Grace as He listens to your prayers that Fr. Nigel is where he is today.

Elizabeth Strickland

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel Update 7:48 AM

Fr. Nigel Update 7:48 AM

Tuesday 11/10/09
Your prayers are reaching our Lord’s ears and He is blessing Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Thank you Lord God and we praise you! Although Fr. Nigel continues to be in critical condition, he is stable and is improving ever so slightly. Although he is still immobile, he is now making eye contact with Lynn and reacting with expression to her soft words. He continues to be on the ventilator but his oxygen numbers are steady while his lungs continue to heal. All of his vital signs are stable. This is truly wonderful news and an answer to all of your prayers.
Please continue to pray for healing of his lungs, protection for all of his organs, a clearing of all the sedation from his muscles and tissues, and an elimination of his fever and healing of whatever is causing it. Please also keep Lynn and all the Mumford family in your prayers.
Praise be to God, and thank you for your continuous prayers.

Beth Strickland

Saturday, November 07, 2009

 

Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report November 7, 9:25-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

This first Saturday in November was sunny, but breezy and cold. We are constantly amazed that in the midst of the terrible human suffering in Hamilton Hill, there are stories of hope and faithfulness. Those coming to the Prayer Table today brought both great suffering and great thankfulness. 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.

Larry--We prayed for his son Gabriel. Gabriel is 6 years old and has spent his entire life in hospitals because a neural muscular disorder. Pray for strength for Larry and healing for Gabriel.

+Richard--Richard has just entered a Half Way House for substance abusers. We prayed for him to "make it through the program" and for freedom from addiction.

Bill--(regular)--Bill was very tired today. We prayed for an end to Bill's seizures and for a companion for Bill.

++Ron--We prayed for Ron's son Matt. Matt has just entered a chemical substance abuse program. Please pray for strength for Ron and for a "heart to change" for Matt.

+Denise--This young mother brought her 2 young sons (+Lewis and +Kammel) across the street to pray as a family. We prayed for protection for this young family. After all 5 of us held hands and prayed, this family crossed back over the street and continued on their way.

+Windell--older man. We prayed for inner peace in Windell's life.

+Carl--When asked if he would like prayer, Carl responded, "You can't have too much prayer". We prayed for Carl's finances.

+Phil--middle-aged man from Manchester, England who walked with a limp--We prayed for healing in Phil's foot. Phil attended the Church of England in Manchester.

Jim-- (regular)--Jim continued his new practice of thanking God, this time for a positive series of medical tests he had this week. We prayed for a continuation of the healing of Jim's memories. We thank God for Jim's faithfulness,

Kayla-- (regular)--Today is Kayla's birthday. She turned 20, but was not happy. She recently got a job, but her cousin stole her savings--money she was going to use to celebrate her birthday. We prayed for provision. Please pray for Kayla; as a single mother of 20 in the past year she has been robbed and raped.

+Christian-- We prayed for his 3 children that would grow up to know the Lord.

John--has stopped by the Prayer Table twice before--We prayed for his deceased mother Bessie Mae.

Man walking by who did not stop-- When we asked if he wanted prayer, he answered with a glazed-over look on his face, "No, I'm fine". He was obviously not fine, and we prayed for his protection.

Man in a van with his son-- This man had a "life-changing experience" at Christ Church. Several times a year he drives up the Prayer Table with a large donation for the Church (even though he does not attend Christ Church). Today was no exception. One of Dennis Adams' wooden crosses hung from the mirror in his van. We thank God for the change in this man's life and his continuing support of Christ Church.

+Matt--This young man looked haggard. We prayed for continuing work so that he can support his family.

+Paul--We prayed for an end to the struggles in his home. May the hard times of this family turn into fruitful times.

+Jasmine--As Deacon Alan Hart would say, "there is always one person who really gets to you". Today that person was Jasmine. She immediately came across State Street when we called to her. She was dressed in a fur-trimmed coat and heels so high that she could hardly walk. When we asked how she was doing, Jasmine responded, "Not well--I have started cutting myself again". She raised the sleeves of her coat, revealing multiple bloody scars running the length of both arms. We prayed for the interdiction by the Holy Spirit in this young woman's life. We also suggested that she attend services at Christ Church we she could be surrounded by caring people and receive further prayers of healing. She gave both of us a hug, and left weeping. The Prayer Table suddenly became very cold as the sun went behind the Church. Please pray for Jasmine. This woman is in great need of God's help in her life.

+Victor-- This Hispanic man could not speak English. We gave him a Spanish Bible and prayed for blessings in his 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. This middle-aged man has lived alone; please pray for companionship.

Lucinada 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

Albany Intercessor

 

Fr. Nigel Update 10:18 AM

Fr, Nigel Update 10:18 AM

Saturday 11/7/09
Fr. Nigel continues to be in critical condition but he is stable. He is still on the ventilator but he is still improving on his “numbers” on the ventilator, which measure his oxygen intake and the ability of his lungs to take over for him. The doctors are working towards a day when he will be weaned from the machine. He continues to fight something that is causing a fever.
Fr. Nigel’s doctor advised Lynn late Friday afternoon that Fr. Nigel did have the H1V1 virus during his early time at the hospital. The Department of Health notified Fr. Nigel’s doctor that he had tested positive for the virus, even though initial testing had been negative for the virus. Although he tested negative at that time, he was medicated against the virus when he first came into the hospital 29 days ago and was recovering from that when he contracted the pneumonia.
Please continue to pray for Fr. Nigel’s recovery – for healing of his lungs, for protection of his organs, for a reduction of his temperature, and that his body can clear out the remainder of the medications. “In thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him to lead the residue of his life in thy fear and to thy glory;” (BCP 458)
Please also pray for Lynn that she may have the strength and stamina and protection for this long vigil.
Thank you all for your continued prayers. From your lips to our God’s ears.

Elizabeth Strickland

Friday, November 06, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel Update 10:47 AM

Fr. Nigel Update 10:47 AM

Friday 11/6/09
Praise be to God! Fr. Nigel is slowly improving. He had a steady day yesterday and a good night last night. The doctors have taken him off his sedation so he is slowly, very slowly, “waking up”. The sedation that has been in his system for so many weeks now has to work its way out of his muscles and his system. He continues on the ventilator while his lungs are healing. Fr. Nigel continues to battle a fever, so as the doctors and nurses analyze that situation we will continue to pray for them. Let us pray:
For a reduction in the fever and whatever is causing it, and for knowledge, wisdom and skill to be bestowed upon the doctors and nurses as they tend to Fr. Nigel;
For protection for all of Fr. Nigel’s organs as his body recovers from all of the medications;
For complete healing of his lungs so that he can be removed from the ventilator and begin breathing on his own again;
For restoration of Fr. Nigel to full health.
For continued strength and rest for Lynn and the Mumford family.

Our God is an awesome God! He has heard your prayers. Although Fr. Nigel remains in critical condition, he is slowly improving. May God bless you in many ways for your constant prayers.

Beth Strickland
Deployment Officer
Diocese of Albany
518-692-3350 x504

Thursday, November 05, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel Update 7:45 AM

Fr Nigel update 7:45 AM
Thursday 11/5/09 7:45 AM
Fr. Nigel Mumford continues in critical but stable condition in ICU at Saratoga Hospital. Praise God for each one of you - your prayers are having a positive impact on Fr. Nigel’s healing. Although he is in critical condition, Lynn constantly sees “mustard seeds” of encouragement. The fact that his oxygen numbers are remaining the same or improving slightly is a true sign that your prayers are hitting their mark. The battle against this pneumonia is a difficult one and will only be won by long term vigilance and prayer.
Please continue to pray for :complete healing of his lungs; protection of all of his organs; elimination of his moderate fever and whatever pesky source is creating this fever;
Lynn to have rest and peace so that she may endure the long road of recovery ahead, and peace for all the Mumford family. Thank you for your determined prayers. God hears your prayers and is answering them. Praise be to God
Elizabeth Strickland

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel Update 7:37 AM

Fr. Nigel Update 7:37 AM

Wednesday 11/4/09
Fr. Nigel Mumford continues in critical condition but he is stable. He continues to tolerate more changes to his oxygen levels, which is a positive sign. He had a good night last night with all of his vital signs remaining constant. Alleluia – your prayers are working! Please keep praying Fr. Nigel up!

Please continue to pray for his lungs that they may be healed so that he may be weaned from the ventilator.
Please continue to pray for all of his organs that they may be protected from any damage, especially his kidneys.
Please continue to pray for his fever, that it may be eliminated and that whatever is causing it may be healed.
Please pray for protection from blood clots since he has been immobile for so long.

Lynn wants you to know that your prayers are having an effect on his condition. She recalled that Fr. Nigel has said “If you’re too sick to pray, you have healing ministers (prayer warriors) to take on your healing.” Thank you for taking on Fr. Nigel’s healing.

Please continue to pray for Lynn’s strength and calm in this storm, and for all of the Mumford family. It is particularly hard for Fr. Nigel’s family in England at this critical time, so extra prayers for them today. And please pray for the doctors and nurses as they care for Fr. Nigel.

Elizabeth Strickland

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel update 8:30 AM Tues.

Fr. Nigel update 8:30 AM

Tuesday 11/3/09 8:30 AM
Good morning to all and praise to God for all the prayers yesterday. Fr. Nigel had a slightly upward day yesterday. His oxygen pressure was mildly reduced with no side effects which makes that a baby step forward once more. He continues to be in critical condition in the ICU and continues to be sedated so please - No Visitors. With concerns of transmission of the flu, you can certainly understand that all precautions must be taken to keep Fr. Nigel isolated.

Lynn prays for the day when she will be able to spread the news that Fr. Nigel has improved and has been taken off of the critical list, but Fr. Nigel is not there yet. So please continue your wonderful prayers for:

Complete healing of his lungs so that he may be taken off of the oxygen;
Protection of his organs, especially his kidneys;
Elimination of his fever and whatever is causing the fever

You know that Fr. Nigel can feel your prayers from afar, so Stand Firm and cry out to our Lord. Also, please continue to pray for Lynn for protection from sickness as she handles day 25 of Fr. Nigel’s stay in the hospital.
Blessings to all of you for your steadfastness in prayer and thanksgiving.

From Elizabeth Strickland

Monday, November 02, 2009

 

Fr. Nigel update 11:45 AM

Fr. Nigel update 11:45 AM
Monday 11/2/09
Fr. Nigel Mumford had a good night. He is stable but continues in critical condition. The doctors are trying to reduce the oxygen pressure in the hope of removing the ventilator but that is a slow process. So please continue to pray for a healing of his lungs so that the ventilator can be removed. He continues to have a fever, so also please continue to pray for a reduction of his fever along with the elimination of whatever is causing the fever. Please also continue to pray for protection for all of his organs during this lengthy process, especially his kidneys which have to process all the medicine.
Lynn is very touched by all of the prayers that are being said for Fr. Nigel and for herself. She is encouraged by Fr. Nigel’s progress even though it is, as she puts it, “one mustard seed at a time”. He will be astonished by the enormity of the prayer circles which are crying out to our Lord for his recovery. Keep them coming!!
Today has been declared a day of fasting and prayer for Fr. Nigel. It is happening in England and Sweden as well. The fasting is from 8-5, if you are able.
Thank you and God bless.
Beth Strickland Deployment Officer Diocese of Albany 518-692-3350 x504

Dear Beth,

A note to say its Monday morning and there are many here who are moved to join out American brothers and sisters in praying and fasting for dear Nigel. I'd love it if you could pass this on to Torre Bissell to encourage him and the intercessors. We even have people in Sweden joining in today as well. Nigel is MUCH LOVED.

We look forward to a real breakthrough today. Yesterday in church we were looking at Ephesians 6 and in particular, having put on the whole armour of God, to STAND FIRM. We all felt this was particularly apt as we pray for Nigel...not to get sidetracked or wobbly, but to Stand Firm!

So we will be doing just that today with you all.

Bless you for your perseverance. A huge hug to dearest Lynnie - there isn't a moment that we don't think about her too.

With love
Julie x (Nigel's sister)

Albany Intercessor

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