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Monday, November 30, 2009

 

11/30/2009, #58, 4th Quarter 2009

Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: (2 Peter 1:1)
      Jesus, thank you for the witness of your apostles which still speaks to us today and builds up our faith.

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, (2 Peter 1:2)
      Father, we ask for your grace and peace to be multiplied among us.

as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by glory and virtue, (2 Peter 1:3)
      Jesus, please help us daily answer your call and grow in our knowledge of you.

by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:4)
      Jesus, thank you for the promise and hope you have given us; set us free from the corruption that is in the world through lust.

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, (2 Peter 1:5)
      Holy Spirit, please help us have that diligence which will add virtue to our faith.

to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, (2 Peter 1:6)
      Father, please help us daily grown in self-control, perseverance and godliness.

to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. (2 Peter 1:7)
      Holy Spirit, move us to brotherly kindness and love toward one another.

For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:8 )
      Jesus, please help us bear fruit for your kingdom.

For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. (2 Peter 1:9)
      Father, restore true sight to those who are short-sighted and help them remember being cleansed from sin.

Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:10-11)
      Jesus, please help us to be diligent and not stumble so that we enter into your everlasting kingdom. Thank you.

Monday: 4, 7; Amos 2:6-16; 2 Peter 1:1-11; Matthew 21:1-11
Tuesday: 10, 11; Amos 3:1-11; 2 Peter 1:12-21; Matthew 21:12-22

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, November 29, 2009

 

Update on Fr. Nigel Sun, 29 Nov 2009 08:01 AM

Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 08:01 AM
From: Elizabeth Strickland
Subject: Update on Fr. Nigel
Saturday 11/28/09

      Fr. Nigel Mumford continues in ICU. He is completely off the ventilator, even at nighttime! Thank you, Lord Jesus.

      In the determined manner of a Royal Marine, he is building his strength and has used a walker to get from his bed to his chair – a short distance but a huge accomplishment. He is very dizzy when he stands up.

      As a result of letting you know about the E-cards at Saratoga Hospital, Fr. Nigel received over 300 e-cards the first day. Needless to say, it caused a bit of disruption to their system. On the bright side of that, Fr. Nigel was very touched. Perhaps it would be wise to hold off on sending any more cards until the hospital can recover from the massive response.

Please pray for:

*      Complete and immediate healing of Fr. Nigel’s bedsores

*      Complete healing and strengthening of Fr. Nigel’s lungs

*      Building up of Fr. Nigel’s muscles – all of his muscles – so that he can regain his strength

*      Elimination of the dizziness Fr. Nigel feels when he stands

*      Peace and endurance for Lynn

      Please give Praise and Thanksgiving to our Lord for the continued healing of Fr. Nigel. Our God is so awesome. He cares so much for each one of us -- He listens to our prayers. Bless you all for your continued and dedicated prayers.

 

11/29/2009, #57, 4th Quarter 2009

Then He said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony." (Luke 21:10-13)
      Holy Spirit, please help us see in these hard times an opportunity to testify to Jesus' faithfulness.

"Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist." (Luke 21:14-15)
      Jesus, we trust you faithfulness: we trust you will give us the words to speak.

"You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. By your patience possess your souls." (Luke 21:16-19)
      Father, thank you for caring for us and for receiving us into your kingdom. Thank you for letting us know that our redeemer lives.

      A word received: I AM with you. Look to me day by day.

Sunday: 111, 112, 113; Amos 1:1-5, 13-2:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Luke 21:5-19
Monday: 4, 7; Amos 2:6-16; 2 Peter 1:1-11; Matthew 21:1-11

Albany Intercessor

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

 

11/28/2009, #56, 4th Quarter 2009

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. (Psalm 137:1)
      LORD, we weep when we see how far the Episcopal Church has fallen.

We hung our harps upon the willows in the midst of it. (Psalm 137:2)
      Mirth and joy are vanishing from your people, Lord.

For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, and those who plundered us requested mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!" (Psalm 137:3)
      Jesus, the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church expect us to pretend that everything is OK.

How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a foreign land? (Psalm 137:4)
      Holy Spirit, show us how to worship and praise God in our present circumstances.

If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill! (Psalm 137:5)
      Father, help us know the cost of forgetting the gospel. Help us repent of not being passionate for your truth.

If I do not remember you, let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth-- if I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy. (Psalm 137:6)
      Jesus, please help us make the restoration of your church our great joy. Thank you.

Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144; Micah 7:11-20; 1 Peter 4:7-19; Matthew 20:29-34
Sunday: 111, 112, 113; Amos 1:1-5, 13-2:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Luke 21:5-19

      Notes from the Front Line

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Prayer vigil for Fr. Nigel and Lynn: During today (November 28 ) I would like each of us to commit to a half-hour of concentrated prayer and thanksgiving for Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Choose any half-hour of the day or night.
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***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009
From: HUGH BOWMAN
Dear prayer partners
      Could you put a prayer request around the prayer chain please. Lynne's auntie, called Hazel, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This is one of the worst forms of cancer in terms of fatality. She was in for an operation today (Friday) and it seems the cancer has spread. Please can people pray for healing and reduction of tumor and spreading. Kind Regards, Jasper
      Father we ask that your miraculous and healing power would be touching Hazel right now bringing healing and your peace that passes all understanding and we rebuke this disease from Hazel's body right now in Jesus name.
Thank you, Hugh

***** Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Weekly Scripture Prayer
The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. (Psalm 126:3)
      Lord, on this day of Thanksgiving, we give you thanks and praise for all that you are doing through Fr. Shaw and Mother Julie and Lydia Mudge. We thank You for their ministries which are so full of joy. Thank You for the prayer ministries shared by all three Mudges and we ask especially for discernment about Lydia's special role. We thank You that the Diocesan Youth Leaders' Retreat went well with the awesome help of Your Holy Spirit. We thank You for progress in the design and implementation of the ordination process in the Diocese of Peru. And we thank You for the special people that the Mudges work with in Peru. All is for Your glory, Lord. Amen.
http://mudgeperureport.blogspot.com/

Albany Intercessor

Friday, November 27, 2009

 

11/27/2009, #55, 4th Quarter 2009

I cry out to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD I make my supplication. (Psalm 142:1)
      LORD, we cry out to you for Fr. Nigel and Lynn and for all who are sick and afflicted that you will heal them.

I pour out my complaint before him; I declare before him my trouble. (Psalm 142:2)
      Thank you, Jesus, for hearing and carrying the cries of our hearts.

When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knew my path. In the way in which I walk they have secretly set a snare for me. (Psalm 142:3)
      Holy Spirit, please guide our steps so that we avoid every trap set for us.

Look on my right hand and see, for there is no one who acknowledges me; refuge has failed me; no one cares for my soul. (Psalm 142:4)
      LORD Jesus, you are my refuge and my strength, my hope and my deliverer.

I cried out to you, O LORD: I said, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living." (Psalm 142:5)
      Father, we look to you for help that does not disappoint.

"Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I." (Psalm 142:6)
      Jesus, we look to you for help: defend us, defend this diocese, and defend Fr. Nigel and Lynn and all those who minister healing.

"Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name; the righteous shall surround me, for you shall deal bountifully with me." (Psalm 142:7)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for ministering to me and setting me free. Set free all those who are dear to me. Thank you.

      A word received: Don't be afraid. I AM with you.

Friday: 140, 142; Isa. 24:14-23; 1 Peter 3:13-4:6; Matthew 20:17-28
Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144; Micah 7:11-20; 1 Peter 4:7-19; Matthew 20:29-34

      Notes from the Front Line

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Prayer vigil for Fr. Nigel and Lynn: During today and tomorrow (November 27 and 28 ) I would like each of us to commit to a half-hour of concentrated prayer and thanksgiving for Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Choose any half-hour of the day or night.
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      It is apparent to a number of our intercessors that there are serious spiritual warfare issues in Fr. Nigel's prolonged illness. Fr. Nigel and Lynn's ministry has taken them onto many battlefields with "principalities and powers". Because of this I ask you to pray this blessing adapted from the Anglican Christian community in Ceylon, Pakistan, and India:
      May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, who is mightier than all the hosts of Satan, and more glorious than all the angels of heaven, abide with Nigel and Lynn in their going out and their coming in; by day and by night; at morning and at evening; at all times and in all places.
      May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, protect and deliver Nigel and Lynn from the wrath of evil persons; from the assaults of evil spirits; from foes invisible; from the snares of the Evil One; and from all low passions that beguile the soul and body.
      May the Name of Jesus protect and deliver Nigel and Lynn.
      And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with Nigel and Lynn this day and always. Amen.

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, November 26, 2009

 

11/26/2009, #54, 4th Quarter 2009

"For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard." (Matthew 20:1)
      Father, we want to labor in your vineyard. Show us the work you have for us to do.

"Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard." (Matthew 20:2)
      Thank you, Father, for calling us into your vineyard.

"And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.' So they went." (Matthew 20:3-4)
      Thank you, Jesus, for calling us at the third hour in the morning. Please fill us anew with your Holy Spirit.

"Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise." (Matthew 20:5)
      Thank you, Holy Spirit, for calling us even now at the sixth and ninth hours.

"And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, 'Why have you been standing here idle all day?' They said to him, 'Because no one hired us.' He said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.'" (Matthew 20:6-7)
      LORD, even now at the eleventh hour you are calling us. Please help us hear your call and respond to it.
      

Thursday: 131, 132, [133]; Zephaniah 3:1-13; 1 Peter 2:11-25; Matthew 20:1-16
Friday: 140, 142; Isa. 24:14-23; 1 Peter 3:13-4:6; Matthew 20:17-28

      Notes from the Front Line

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Prayer vigil for Fr. Nigel and Lynn: During the 48 hours of next Friday and Saturday (the two days after Thanksgiving Day, November 27 and 28 ) I would like each of us to commit to a half-hour of concentrated prayer and thanksgiving for Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Choose any half-hour of the day or night.
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[We served with Jerry and Doris Freeze in Liberia in the 1970s. They were Lutheran missionaries. Jerry has advanced cancer.] Please pray for them.
Dear Friends,
      Today is Thanksgiving day. It is also Jerry's 65th birthday. Last night was not a good night for Jerry. I don't know how long he can last like this. Please keep us all in your prayers. We hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Love, Doris

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

 

11/25/2009, #53, 4th Quarter 2009

Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, (1 Peter 2:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help us throughout this diocese lay aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking.

as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, (1 Peter 2:2)
      Holy Spirit, move in our hearts so that we will desire to grow by receiving the pure milk of the word.

if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. (1 Peter 2:3)
      Jesus, please help us all taste and see how gracious you are.

Coming to him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, (1 Peter 2:4)
      Jesus, you are the pearl of great price; please help us come to you.

you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5)
      Father, please help us daily offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving for all that you are doing for Fr. Nigel and Lynn and for us. Help us to be living stones in the building of your church.

Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on him will by no means be put to shame." (1 Peter 2:6)
      Father, thank you for that precious cornerstone: your son Jesus.

Therefore, to you who believe, he is precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone," (1 Peter 2:7)
      Father, have mercy on us for so many of the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church have rejected Jesus.

and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed. (1 Peter 2:8 )
      He has become a rock of offense to many in the church. Have mercy on us.

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, his own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; (1 Peter 2:9)
      Have mercy on us and remove disobedience from among us.

who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:10)
      Thank you for making us into a people in this diocese, Jesus, and for showing us your mercy.

Wednesday: 119:145-176; Obadiah 15-21; 1 Peter 2:1-10; Matthew 19:23-30
Thursday: 131, 132, [133]; Zephaniah 3:1-13; 1 Peter 2:11-25; Matthew 20:1-16

      Notes from the Front Line

Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009
From: Anne Muller, an intercessor for the diocese in Namibia in southern Africa
Subject: RE: ALLELUIA Update on Fr. Nigel
Hi Torre, very happy and glad about Fr .Nigel, Praise the Lord! Prayer is the answer to everything,
Blessings, Anne

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Prayer vigil for Fr. Nigel and Lynn: During the 48 hours of next Friday and Saturday (the two days after Thanksgiving Day, November 27 and 28 ) I would like each of us to commit to a half-hour of concentrated prayer and thanksgiving for Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Choose any half-hour of the day or night.
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Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

 

ALLELUIA Update on Fr. Nigel

Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:53 p.m.
From: Elizabeth Strickland
Subject: Update on Fr. Nigel
Tuesday 11/24/09
      Fr. Nigel Mumford continues in the ICU but his progress has been remarkable. There is cause for celebration – ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA! Fr. Nigel is off the ventilator! Thank you Lord God for prayers answered. He continues to receive some extra air at night in the amount very similar to what a C-PAP machine would provide (those are the machines that lots of people are wearing to bed now that provide relief from sleep deprivation/apnea). So that is a huge step forward in his road to recovery. He is talking a bit more now that he is off of the ventilator, and for the first time yesterday he was able to eat some pureed food.
      Fr. Nigel is also spending a good deal of his day out of his bed and in a chair. He is also doing PT two times a day so that he can build his muscles back up so that he can regain use of his body. He is making real strides here as well. Your prayers are working wonders! As you may imagine, this is exhausting to him and he is worn out very quickly. But he had the strength to say “My life is coming back bit by bit.”
Please pray for:
*      relief from some pain that he is experiencing from bed sores
*      continued healing of his lungs
*      continued strengthening of all of his muscles
*      peace for Fr. Nigel in those anxious moments
*      peace and strength for Lynn and the whole Mumford family

      Please give Praise and Thanksgiving to our Lord for the healing that has taken place and that will continue to take place in Fr. Nigel. Our God listens to our prayers and answers them according to His will. You are all fantastic prayer warriors.
      Lynn asks for no visitors until Fr. Nigel regains his strength and is out of ICU. You can send an e-card card to Fr. Nigel from the Saratoga Hospital website http://www.saratogacare.org/

      Thank you for your faithfulness during Fr. Nigel’s illness, and I ask you to continue your prayers. This will be the last update until Monday November 30. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. I am thankful for Fr. Nigel’s illness because it has brought all of us closer to our Lord.

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Prayer vigil for Fr. Nigel and Lynn: During the 48 hours of next Friday and Saturday (the two days after Thanksgiving Day, November 27 and 28 ) I would like each of us to commit to a half-hour of concentrated prayer and thanksgiving for Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Choose any half-hour of the day or night.
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Albany Intercessor

 

11/24/2009, #52, 4th Quarter 2009

The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knows those who trust in him. (Nahum 1:7)
      Father, please help us by your Holy Spirit to place our trust in you more and more each day.

      Jesus, we entrust all who are dear to us to your unfailing love and care.

      Holy Spirit, thank you for giving us hearts to trust your guidance.

      A word received: Pray for an end to the famine of my word.

Tuesday: [120], 121, 122, 123; Nahum 1:1-13; 1 Peter 1:13-25; Matthew 19:13-22
Wednesday: 119:145-176; Obadiah 15-21; 1 Peter 2:1-10; Matthew 19:23-30

      Notes from the Front Line

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Prayer vigil for Fr. Nigel and Lynn: During the 48 hours of next Friday and Saturday (the two days after Thanksgiving Day, November 27 and 28 ) I would like each of us to commit to a half-hour of concentrated prayer and thanksgiving for Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Choose any half-hour of the day or night.
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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Pubilc Prayer Mail 24 November 09
Dear Partners in Prayer,
Peace be with you.
This is our weekly public prayer mail.
This is Thanksgiving week in North America. If you want to make pumpkin pie from a pumpkin in Peru, you have to ask for "Calabash halloween" (a Halloween squash).
Thanksgivings:
      a) Thanksgiving that the Diocesan Youth Leaders retreat went well, this past weekend. The Holy Spirit touched the lives of 20 to 25 youth leaders from across Peru. It was awesome.
      b) Thanksgiving for the steps forward being made in the design of the ordination process in the Diocese of Peru.
      c) Thanksgiving for our friends, supporters, and family. That would be you. Thank you to Jeanne and Debbie for your part in making sure we are in contact with everyone in various ways. Thank you to Fr. Gus Calvo and the Albany Diocese Mission Commission, members of our support team, and the people at SAMS (our mission sending agency). Thank you for all you do for us.
      d) Thanksgiving for what God has done through us because of our willingness to minister in the Diocese of Peru. May you be similarly blessed by what God is doing through your continuing participation in this venture.
      e) Thanksgiving for the people who work for Jesus in the Diocese of Peru as missionaries; we have the privilege of working alongside a great group of the people of Peruvian origin, for the Gospel. It is a wonderful team. There is a great bishop in Peru who is our team captain, and we like the seminary Rector and his family. I am glad we are part of this missionary team.
      f) Thanksgiving for the diocesan administration teams in the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Peru. They have have been very helpful to us.
Prayer requests:
      a) Lydia´s visa process is in another delay because of a signature that is needed. Pray for the content of the letter, that it would be signed by the department chief shortly, and for the visa process from that point, onward (whatever may be left to do).
      b) Pray for the development and unfolding of the ordination process in the Diocese of Peru. The development process has gained momentum this past week, and an important presentation will be made Wednesday morning to the Diocesan Council. Julie is doing a fantastic preparation job. The exam process is unfolding well, for my part.
      c) Pray for the winding down of this semester and the planning and preparation for the next cycle of classes which begins in February. We are having meetings to prepare for the next round. Preaching and Evangelism are our teaching prospects for the next cycle. We just finished teaching an Introduction to the Old Testament and a course on the Nicene Creed. I like team teaching with Julie, and she is really good as a faculty member.
      d) Pray that lives will continue to be transformed through our prayer ministry. It seems that everytime we get together with others to pray in a prayer ministry it is just awesome. All three of us are involved: Julie, Lydia, and myself. There was a word from the Lord Saturday night by a priest in the Diocese that Lydia would have an important role to play. Please keep Lydia in prayer, for that role, whatever it may be.
      e) Pray for the priorities, ministries, and finances of the Anglican Diocese of Peru, Saints Augustine Seminary, and the Mudge family. We could not do it without your support. You all are a God-send. Thank for praying for us. I pray for you every day.
      f) Pray for the planning and preparation for the Diocesan short-term mission trip to Peru, in July, next year. We are in the design phase of the mission trip: what project(s) to do, etc. I just saw the guest list. Wow. What an fantastic group. Please keep Fr. Gus Calvo and the team in your care, and also our counterparts down here in prayer, that we would all do what Jesus wants us to do during that time together.
One additional item of note:
      I felt led to look over some of my favorite psalms in Spanish, Saturday, and I came across a verse which is kind of a pun for the short-term mission trip to Peru next year, and also in general, for people in the Diocese of Albany. It goes like this:
NIV, Psalm 127:1/NVI, Salmo 127:1
Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
Si el Señor no edifica la casa, en vano se esfuerzan los albañiles.
God bless you.
In Christ, Fr. Shaw, Mtr. Julie, and Lydia,
Lima, Peru.
Disciples Making Disciples.
Discípulos Haciendo Discípulos.

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

 

11/22/2009, #51, 4th Quarter 2009

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Prayer vigil for Fr. Nigel and Lynn: During the 48 hours of next Friday and Saturday (the two days after Thanksgiving Day, November 27 and 28 ) I would like each of us to commit to a half-hour of concentrated prayer and thanksgiving for Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Choose any half-hour of the day or night.
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Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, (1 Peter 1:1)
      Jesus, thank you for the apostolic ministry you have established for us in Bishop Bill.

elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied. (1 Peter 1:2)
      Holy Trinity, one God, let your grace and peace be multiplied among us.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (1 Peter 1:3)
      Father, plant the seed of hope that comes from the resurrection of your son in our hearts.

to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, (1 Peter 1:4)
      Jesus, please help us receive and cherish the inheritance that come from your resurrection.

who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:5)
      Holy Spirit, keep us through faith for salvation by your power.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, (1 Peter 1:6)
      Lord Jesus Christ, you know the trials we are going through; keep us steady in you.

that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, (1 Peter 1:7)
      Holy Spirit, our faith is being tested and refined by the power of your love; let this refining bring praise and glory to Jesus.

whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, (1 Peter 1:8 )
      Jesus, thank you for the joy we experience in believing in you.

receiving the end of your faith--the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:9)
      Jesus, please carry us through to the salvation of our souls.

Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, (1 Peter 1:10)
      Jesus, thank you for the grace that comes from you to us.

searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. (1 Peter 1:11)
      Jesus, thank you for your suffering for us and for your glory which has been revealed to us.

To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven--things which angels desire to look into. (1 Peter 1:12)
      Father, thank you for all those who have faithfully preached the gospel to us; please bless them and their witness.

Monday: 106:1-18; Joel 3:1-2,9-17; 1 Peter 1:1-12; Matthew 19:1-12
Tuesday: [120], 121, 122, 123; Nahum 1:1-13; 1 Peter 1:13-25; Matthew 19:13-22

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, November 22, 2009

 

11/21/2009, #50, 4th Quarter 2009

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Prayer vigil for Fr. Nigel and Lynn: During the 48 hours of next Friday and Saturday (the two days after Thanksgiving Day, November 27 and 28 ) I would like each of us to commit to a half-hour of concentrated prayer and thanksgiving for Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Choose any half-hour of the day or night.
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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 06:19 a.m.
From: Elizabeth Strickland
Subject: Update on Fr. Nigel
Sunday 11/22/09
      Fr. Nigel Mumford continues in critical condition but he remains stable and he is improving every day. As an example, he was able to reach up and scratch his nose by himself with no help from Lynn. His muscles are gaining strength a little more each day, so our Lord is hearing your prayers. Even though he is still on the ventilator, his air pressure is being reduced as his lungs continue to strengthen. As that happens he is able to start to make vocal sounds. He has been able to say a couple of words, the first ones being “I love you” to Lynn – how appropriate! Each day contains new challenges and new accomplishments. Thank you Lord for your healing touch and that you are ever present.

Your prayers are having such an impact. Please keep them coming. As Fr. Nigel is able to understand more and more, he has been emotionally and spiritually overwhelmed by the knowledge of the extent of your prayers. Let us pray for:
*      Healing of his lungs so that the ventilator can be removed
*      Strengthening of his muscles so that he can regain his mobility
*      Peace for Fr. Nigel as he re-enters His kingdom here on earth
*      Peace for Lynn and the entire Mumford family
PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING to our Father who always hears our prayers, for Jesus who is always at our side, and for the presence and work of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday: 118; Isaiah 19:19-25; Romans 15:5-13; Luke 19:11-27
Monday: 106:1-18; Joel 3:1-2,9-17; 1 Peter 1:1-12; Matthew 19:1-12

      Notes from the Front Line

Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009
From: Noel Dawes
Subject: Update on Fr. Nigel Mumford
Dear Sandra, Lynn and Nigel,
This is MOST encouraging news! Praise God!
With Jesus' love and blessings, Noel
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From: Canon Andrew P B White
Date: Sat, Nov 21, 2009
Subject: Re: Update on Fr. Nigel Mumford and Linda Dunlap as at Sat 21 Nov 09
Dear Noel,
      Thank you so much for this good news. Our people here in Baghdad are taking this very seriously and are having three prayer meetings a week for Nigel. Today in church they were all asking about Nigel. One lady came up to me and assured me he would be alright. She said "Our prayers always work".
Blessings from Baghdad, Andrew
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Dear Prayer Warriors,
      Nigel's health continues to improve daily, little step by little step. It is clear he will have to have a great deal of physical therapy to get his muscles, joints and sinews working as well and as strongly as before. Communication continues to be frustrating for him, but there have been tiny steps forward with that too - mainly non-verbal methods of communication. It has been suggested that a prayer vigil for Nigel and Lynn should take place next weekend, Friday and Saturday (November 27 and 28 ), so, during that 48 hours can you prayerfully consider committing to a half-hour of *concentrated prayer and thanksgiving*. Include Nigel's administrative secretary, Sandra, in your prayers too as she has been the main person keeping Lynn going these past few weeks. And don't forget Nigel's step daughter, Meagan. Choose any half-hour of the day or night.
      Pray for the next Welcome Home Initiative Retreat. We had a prayer, planning and discussion meeting about it last Tuesday and decided to shift the dates to 25-27 Jan 10 from 11-14 Jan 10. The Lord made the decision very clear. We rejoice that we already have our first two guests registered and we pray that Father Nigel will be well and strong enough to make at least one brief appearance at it - hopefully more than this - no expectations, only lots of hope - our expectation is that we will see the Lord continuing to work in him and through him most powerfully! With Jesus' love and blessings, Noel

Albany Intercessor

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

 

11/21/2009, #50, 4th Quarter 2009

Prayer vigil for Fr. Nigel and Lynn: During the 48 hours of next Friday and Saturday (November 27 and 28 ) I would like each of us to commit to a half-hour of concentrated prayer and thanksgiving for Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Choose any half-hour of the day or night.

Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. (Revelation 22:14)
      Holy Spirit, please help all of us in this diocese enter into this blessing.

But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. (Revelation 22:15)
      Jesus, please help the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church embrace what is true. You are the way, the truth, and the life.

"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star." (Revelation 22:16)
      Holy Spirit, please help us throughout this diocese embrace Jesus' testimony and walk by his light.

And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. (Revelation 22:17)
      Lord, I come to you; fill me up till I thirst no more.

For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; (Revelation 22:18 )
      Father, have mercy on all those who are carrying added and needless burdens that others have laid on them. Please set them free.

and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. (Revelation 22:19)
      Father, have mercy on all those who have been deceived by those who claim that all or parts of Scripture are not trustworthy.

He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20)
      Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Revelation 22:21)
      Jesus, please help us receive and enter into your grace. Thank you.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13); Isa. 65:17-25; Revelation 22:14-21; Matthew 18:21-35
Sunday: 118; Isaiah 19:19-25; Romans 15:5-13; Luke 19:11-27

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009
From: HUGH BOWMAN
Subject: Please pray
Dear prayer partners
      Please ask people to pray for Jane Corbett who has had a fall while on holiday and had to be air-lifted to hospital in Equador with a broken hip, she is due to have surgery today. People may know Jane either from speaking at Mothers Union on CMS Ireland, or have met her at New Wine Sligo, she is from Dromore Cathedral. She had a broken ankle earlier in the year so this is a hard blow for her to have a second break in six months.
      Many thanks,       Hilary
      [Note from Torre: Jane visited our diocesan convention as part of the team from Down and Dromore a few years ago.]
      From our web site Please could I request prayer for my aunt, whom has taken a nervous breakdown and is in Downe hospital Downpatrick. She suffers from depression and has had previous mental health problems. Could I also have prayer for the family as they are finding it hard to cope at the present. Thanks so much.
      Father we ask for your miraculous healing power in each situation and that they would know your peace.
      For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; and he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. Psalm 27 v 5
Thank you, Hugh

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

 

11/20/2009, #49, 4th Quarter 2009

"Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the LORD, whom you seek, will suddenly come to his temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. behold, he is coming," says the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 3:1)
      LORD, please help us receive your messengers; help us heed your words through them.

"But who can endure the day of his coming? And who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like launderers' soap. he will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; he will purify the sons of levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness. (Malachi 3:2-3)
      Lord Jesus, you know the refining our hearts need; bring us to purity of heart.

"Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasant to the LORD, As in the days of old, As in former years. (Malachi 3:4)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily offer the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving.

And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against adulterers, against perjurers, against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien-- because they do not fear me," says the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 3:5)
      Father, protect all those who are exploited and have evil done to them. Help us to have compassion on all of the "illegals" and aliens among us.

"For I am the LORD, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. (Malachi 3:6)
      Thank you, Jesus, you are the same today and always and you hold us all in prayer. Help us join you in your life of intercession.

Yet from the days of your fathers you have gone away from my ordinances and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you," Says the LORD of hosts. "But you said, 'In what way shall we return?' (Malachi 3:7)
      Holy Spirit, please help us throughout this diocese return to the Father and his great love for us -- all we like sheep have gone astray.

"Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me! But you say, 'In what way have we robbed you?' In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed me, even this whole nation. bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and try me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it. (Malachi 3:8-10)
      Jesus, help us bring in the full measure of our tithes, offerings, and alms to you. Help us receive your full blessing.

"And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field," says the LORD of hosts; (Malachi 3:11)
      Father, we ask you to restore what the devourer has consumed.

And all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land," says the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 3:12)
      Father, we ask you to help us be a blessing to others. We pray that you will take delight in your people in this diocese. Thank you.

Friday: 102; 1 Maccabees 4:36-59 or Malachi 3:1-12; Revelation 22:6-13; Matthew 18:10-20
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13); Isa. 65:17-25; Revelation 22:14-21; Matthew 18:21-35

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Jonathan Edwards to Rev William McCulloch of Cambuslang, Scotland, May 12, 1743:
      But God is now going and returning to his place, till we acknowledge our offense, and I hope to humble his church in New England, and purify it. and so fit it. for yet. greater comfort, that he designs in due time co bestow upon it. God may deal with his Church, as. he deals with a particular saint; commonly after his first: comfort the clouds return, and there [is] a season of remarkable darkness, and hidings of God's face, and buffetings of Satan; but all to fit [him] for greater mercy; and as it was with Christ himself, who presently after the heavens were opened over his head, and the Spirit was poured out upon him, and God wonderfully testified his love to him, was driven into the wilderness to be tempted of the Devil forty days [Matt. 3:16-4:1 and parallels], I hope God will show us our errors and teach as wisdom by his present withdrawings: now in the day of adversity- we have time and cause to consider, and begin now to have opportunity to -see the consequences of our conduct. I wish that God's ministers and people everywhere would take warning by our errors, and the calamities that are the issue of them. [The Works of Jonathan Edwards, The Great Awakening, Edited by C. C. Goen, page 540, published by Yale University Press,1972]

Albany Intercessor

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

 

11/19/2009, #48, 4th Quarter 2009

Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! (Psalm 105:1)
      Father, thank you for all that you have done for us..
      Jesus, we call upon your name.
      Holy Spirit, help us make Jesus' deeds known throughout the world.

Sing to him, sing psalms to him; talk of all his wondrous works! (Psalm 105:2)
      Jesus, thank you for the songs that overflow into my heart; help me tell all that you have done for me.

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! (Psalm 105:3)
      Father, please help us by our words and deeds to keep your name holy.

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his face evermore! (Psalm 105:4)
      Holy Spirit, let your strength flow through Fr. Nigel's body day by day.

Remember his marvelous works which he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth, (Psalm 105:5)
      Father, you are the LORD our God; please help us remember your mighty deeds and your judgments and live by them.

O seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob, his chosen ones! (Psalm 105:6)
      Jesus, thank you for make us heirs by faith to the promises made to Abraham. Thank you for give us a spirit of adoption so that we can know your father. Thank you.

Thursday: 105:1-22; 1 Maccabees 4:1-25 or Malachi 2:1-16; Revelation 21:22-22:5; Matthew 18:1-9
Friday: 102; 1 Maccabees 4:36-59 or Malachi 3:1-12; Revelation 22:6-13; Matthew 18:10-20

***** The Christ Church Sunday School lesson for this coming Sunday has been posted on http://christchurchsundayschool.blogspot.com/.

      Words received for a Sunday School lesson in December:

"Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, 'Peace be with you.'" (John 20:19) A word received: Pray for my peace. Let my love come into your heart. My love casts out fear. (James 4:19)

"When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord." (John 20:20) A word received: I want you to experience their joy in seeing me.

"So Jesus said to them again, 'Peace to you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you.'" (John 20:21) A word received: Go forth in my peace. It is not the peace that the world gives; it is the peace that flows out of my relationship with my father.

"And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit.'" (John 20:22) A word received: This is the way to my peace -- to have my Holy Spirit in your heart.

"'If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.'" (John 20:23) A word received: My peace should lead you to forgive others. As you have received my love and peace and forgiveness, let others receive your love and peace and forgiveness.

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined." (Isaiah 9:2) A word received: I want my light to shine forth so that men and women and children will know my peace.

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder. and his name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6) A word received: I came as a child. I came without strength or position, but I came with peace that drew people to my father. Pray for my peace to shine forth in your lives.

Albany Intercessor

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

 

11/18/2009, #47, 4th Quarter 2009

      It is apparent to a number of our intercessors that there are serious spiritual warfare issues in Fr. Nigel's prolonged illness. Fr. Nigel's ministry has taken him onto many battlefields with "principalities and powers". Because of this I ask you to pray this blessing adapted from the Anglican Christian community in Ceylon, Pakistan, and India:
      May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, who is mightier than all the hosts of Satan, and more glorious than all the angels of heaven, abide with Nigel in his going out and his coming in; by day and by night; at morning and at evening; at all times and in all places.
      May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, protect and deliver Nigel from the wrath of evil persons; from the assaults of evil spirits; from foes invisible; from the snares of the Evil One; and from all low passions that beguile the soul and body.
      May the Name of Jesus protect and deliver Nigel.
      And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with Nigel this day and always. Amen.

"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am the father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my reverence? Says the LORD of hosts to you priests who despise my name. Yet you say, 'In what way have we despised your name?'" (Malachi 1:6)
      Father, please help us honor and reverence you. Please bring all the clergy of this diocese into a right relationship with you.

"You offer defiled food on my altar, but say, 'In what way have we defiled you?' By saying, 'The table of the LORD is contemptible.'" (Malachi 1:7)
      Jesus, please bring us all to a holy awe of your table and your sacrifice.

"And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? Offer it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you favorably?" says the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 1:8 )
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving and obedience.

"But now entreat God's favor, that he may be gracious to us. While this is being done by your hands, will he accept you favorably?" Says the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 1:9)
      Father, help us daily seek your favor; be gracious to us and lead us in your ways.

"Who is there even among you who would shut the doors, so that you would not kindle fire on my altar in vain? I have no pleasure in you," Says the LORD of hosts, "Nor will I accept an offering from your hands." (Malachi 1:10)
      Father, please help us come to you with clean hands and pure hearts.

"For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; In every place incense shall be offered to my name, and a pure offering; for my name shall be great among the nations," says the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 1:11)
      LORD, thank you for making your name great to us.

Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30; 1 Maccabees 3:42-60 or Malachi 1:1,6-14; Revelation 21:9-21; Matthew 17:22-27
Thursday: 105:1-22; 1 Maccabees 4:1-25 or Malachi 2:1-16; Revelation 21:22-22:5; Matthew 18:1-9

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Jean had a molar extracted Tuesday afternoon. Pray for speedy and uneventful recovery from the oral surgery.

      We are praying about whether or not Jean should have a partial shoulder replacement of her right shoulder. We have had both first and second surgical opinions and both were in the affirmative. Please pray for guidance for us. Thank you, Torre

Albany Intercessor

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

 

11/17/2009, #46, 4th Quarter 2009

And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to him, kneeling down to him and saying, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him." (Matthew 17:14-16)
      Lord Jesus, you know the weakness of our ministry. Move in our hearts so that we can minister the healing you desire for your people.

Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to me." (Matthew 17:17)
      Jesus, we ask you to stick with us as long as it takes for us to get it right. Continue to teach and guide us by your Holy Spirit.

And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. (Matthew 17:18 )
      Jesus, in your name and in the power of your name we rebuke whatever is attacking Fr. Nigel and we command that it leave him. Heal him and restore him to full health.

Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not cast it out?" (Matthew 17:19)
      Holy Spirit, please help all of us who minister in this diocese come to you for your guidance in how to minister.

So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 17:20)
      Father, please bring us all to this level of faith and belief.

"However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting." (Matthew 17:21)
      Father, bring us all to an active life of prayer and fasting.

      A word received at Christ Church Schenectady (11/15/09): What are you doing? Are you seeking me? Are you worshipping me? Check yourself. Ask yourself -- Am I seeking the Lord? Am I worshipping my God? Listen to me; hear me; then do what I say. Don't just hear me -- do what I tell you to do. Then you will be seeking and worshipping me.

      A word received: I love you.

Tuesday: 97, 99, [100]; 1 Maccabees 3:25-41 or Habakkuk 3:1-10(11-15)16-18; Revelation 21:1-8; Matthew 17:14-21
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30; 1 Maccabees 3:42-60 or Malachi 1:1,6-14; Revelation 21:9-21; Matthew 17:22-27

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009
From: HUGH BOWMAN
Subject: Please pray
Dear prayer partners
      Please pray for Paul Matier's mother Mina who collapsed & was admitted to hospital. A diagnosis of low sodium levels has been made. We ask for the correct treatment & complete healing. Thank you.
      We ask Lord for your miraculous and healing power to touch Mina and that your love and peace will confidence to all the family.
Thank you, Hugh

***** From: Shaw Mudge
Dear Friends in Prayer, Peace be with you.
This is our public prayer mail for 17 November 09:
Thanksgivings:
      1) We hear that Lydia's visa process may be finalized as early as Thursday. One day at a time.
      2) The Hari-Krishna restaurant has been silent this week.
      3) This week, Julie has made great strides in developing an official ordination process in conjunction with the plans of Bp. Godfrey for the Diocese of Peru.
      4) This week, I have made great strides with the help of Bp. Godfrey and the Rector of the seminary in developing a process for Diocesan Anglican Assessments (type of General Ordination examinations).
      5) I believe that my preaching was fine at the parish on Sunday. I hope that people were blessed by it.
Prayer requests:
      1) For the seminary students, and for the people in the ordination process. Particular weeks to keep in mind: the week of Nov 30 (exam week), the week of December 6, and the week of December 13. Ordination meetings will be taking place in the cities of Lima (central coast) and Arequipa (southern highlands).
      2) For the priorities, ministries, resources, and finances of the Anglican Diocese of Peru, the seminary, and for us.
      3) For the Provincial Youth leader retreat this coming weekend (that Lydia will be attending), and the Life of the Spirit seminar during that retreat with which Julie and I will be helping.
      4) For the remaining two weeks of classes and the mentoring groups that we lead.
Thank you for praying for us. Your continuing prayer support really makes a different. I pray for you every day.
God bless you. In Christ, Shaw, and on behalf of Julie, and Lydia.
Lima, Peru

Albany Intercessor

Monday, November 16, 2009

 

Update on Fr. Nigel Mumford, Mon, 16 Nov 2009 07:43 a.m.

Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 07:43 a.m.
From: Elizabeth Strickland
Subject: Update on Fr. Nigel Mumford
Monday 11/16/09

Fr. Nigel Mumford is stable- thank you LORD! -- but he continues on the critical list because he is still on the ventilator. He is receiving brief sessions of physical therapy to help him regain use of his arms and legs and his general mobility. He is unable to communicate, so that is extremely frustrating for him, so please keep that in your prayers.

*      Please pray for healing and rejuvenation of his lungs so that he can be removed from the ventilator.

*      Please pray for the sedation to leave his muscles and tissues so that he can regain use of his body.

*      Please pray for God's peace to be with Fr. Nigel as he struggles to understand his situation.

*      Please pray for strength for Lynn as she travels this long road.

*      We praise you and thank you Lord for the immense healing that has taken place and for the healing that will take place. May Your Will be done.

*      The following is a message from Fr. Nigel's parents in England:

If somehow there is a chance of you saying an ENORMOUSE Thank you from David and me and our family and so many concerned friends over here for their devotion to prayer. We are absolutely sure that every word is used and put into action by The Father, through His Son Jesus and in the power of the Holy Spirit. and that none of this suffering will be wasted, but when it is handed back to Him He will recycle it to His greater Glory... with very much love and thanks, David and Jean.

*      Blessings on all of you for your continued prayers. Fr. Nigel continues to need them and will need them for the long recovery ahead.

Albany Intercessor

 

11/16/2009, #45, 4th Quarter 2009

I will sing of the mercies of the lord forever; with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 89:1)
      Father, please help us daily speak of your faithfulness.

For I have said, "Mercy shall be built up forever; your faithfulness you shall establish in the very heavens." (Psalm 89:2)
      Jesus, establish your faithfulness in our hearts.

"I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn to my servant David:" (Psalm 89:3)
      Holy Spirit, please help us fully enter into this covenant life.

"'Your seed I will establish forever, and build up your throne to all generations.'" (Psalm 89:4)
      LORD, establish your throne in our hearts.

Monday: 89:1-18; 1 Maccabees 3:1-24 or Habakkuk 2:1-4,9-20; Revelation 20:7-15; Matthew 17:1-13
Tuesday: 97, 99, [100]; 1 Maccabees 3:25-41 or Habakkuk 3:1-10(11-15)16-18; Revelation 21:1-8; Matthew 17:14-21

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009
From: HUGH BOWMAN
Subject: Please pray
Dear prayer partners
From praying on the streets
      Please prayer for Mo who 7 weeks ago while in hospital contacted MRSA. She has been readmitted into hospital and her family are very concerned for her.
      Please can we unite our hearts in praying for the presence of Jesus to rest on Mo right now healing her from this MRSA and bringing both comfort to Mo and her family.
Thank you, Hugh

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, November 15, 2009

 

Update on Fr. Nigel Mumford, Sun, 15 Nov 2009 09:01 a.m.

Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 09:01 a.m.
From: Elizabeth Strickland
Subject: Update on Fr. Nigel Mumford
Sunday 11/15/09
      Fr. Nigel Mumford continues on the critical list but he is stable, which is a huge blessing. The ups and downs of the past 37 days have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, so the stability of the past week or so is truly a blessing. His ventilator settings have been reduced a smidgeon, so that is heading in the right direction in order to get him off of the ventilator. Thank you Lord for the healing that is taking place.

*      Please continue your prayers for a rejuvenation of his lungs that they may be healed so that he may be removed from the ventilator.

*      Please give Praise and Thanksgiving to our Lord who hears our prayers and answers them and that His will may be done.

The Mumfords have sent a message that they would like to pass on to all of you faithful in your prayers:
“If somehow there is a chance of you saying an ENORMOUSE Thank you from David and I and our family and so many concerned friends over here for their devotion to prayer. We are absolutely sure that every word is used and put into action by The Father, through His Son Jesus and in the power of the Holy Spirit. and that none of this suffering will be wasted, but when it is handed back to Him He will recycle it to His greater Glory... with very much love and thanks, David and Jean.”

 

11/15/2009, #44, 4th Quarter 2009

"So when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not" (let the reader understand), "then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains." (Mark 13:14)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize the signs of the times we are in.

"Let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter to take anything out of his house." (Mark 13:15)
      Holy Spirit, please help us leave behind anything that would ensnare us.

"And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes." (Mark 13:16)
      Lord Jesus, no possession is as important as our lives. Please help us have a right perspective on things.

"But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!" (Mark 13:17)
      Jesus, have mercy on all refugees, especially pregnant women and nursing mothers.

"And pray that your flight may not be in winter." (Mark 13:18 )
      Father, we pray that the time of destruction will not come upon us, but if it does come, that you will give us strength by your Holy Spirit to endure.

"For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be." (Mark 13:19)
      Jesus, you have warned us of times of tribulation and we are still surprised by them.

"And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days." (Mark 13:20)
      Father, please shorten the days of our times of tribulation.

"Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'Look, He is there!' do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect." (Mark 13:21-22)
      Jesus, many false prophets and teachers have risen up both inside and outside your church; have mercy on us and help us walk only in your ways.

"But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand." (Mark 13:23)
      Jesus, please help us take heed of your warnings. Thank you.

      Lord, my times are in your hand; you are the stability of my times. You are my hiding place; you are my refuge, and underneath are your everlasting arms. Thank you. (Ps 31:15, Is 33:6, Ps 32:7, Dt 33:27)

Sunday: 66, 67; 1 Maccabees 2:29-43, 49-50 or Habakkuk 1:1-4(5-11)12-2:1; Acts 28:14b-23; Luke 16:1-13
Monday: 89:1-18; 1 Maccabees 3:1-24 or Habakkuk 2:1-4,9-20; Revelation 20:7-15; Matthew 17:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please pray for the Women's Cursillo which concludes today. Pray for the Holy Spirit's anointing on both the team and the candidates.

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report November 11, 11:00-11:50 AM Deacon Neal Longe
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

There was a lot of traffic out today, but not very many of them came for prayer today.

The first four people I encountered either said no thank you or didn't respond to me at all.

+William: Continuation of his career path. For his kids mother to take him back.

Young lady: "No thank you"

+Herbert: Those less fortunate. For success in his pursuit of education. For provision for his family. They are currently living in a motel and looking for better housing.

Young man: "Nope"

+Eliot: Rode past on his bike, turned around to return to the prayer table. Prayed for provision. He has spent all his money and need's further provision.

The last four people to go past again replied no thank you or did not respond.

Blessings

-Dcn. Neal

[Note from Torre: William (above) came by the prayer table yesterday and when we asked if he wanted prayer, he immediately opened his jacket to show us he was wearing the cross that Neal had given him.]

Albany Intercessor

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.

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