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Wednesday, June 30, 2010


6/30/2010, #107, 2nd Quarter 2010

Out of the depths I have cried to you, O LORD; (Psalm 130:1)
      LORD, when I am weary and discouraged and cry out to you, you lift me up; thank you.

Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. (Psalm 130:2)
      Lord Jesus, hear my cry and carry me through this time.

If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? (Psalm 130:3)
      Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)

But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared. (Psalm 130:4)
      Father, send your renewing Holy Spirit among us and draw the people of this diocese to you.

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I do hope. (Psalm 130:5)
      Holy Spirit, you have written your word on my heart and given me hope, thank you.

My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning--yes, more than those who watch for the morning. (Psalm 130:6)
      Jesus, you are my hope and my strength; I stand on you, you are the rock of my salvation.

O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is abundant redemption. (Psalm 130:7)
      Jesus, please bring the people of Israel to a saving knowledge of you.

And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities. (Psalm 130:8 )
      Jesus, you have paid the price for the redemption of Israel, please help them by your Holy Spirit to accept what you have done. Thank you.

      A word received: Pray for my little ones.

but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. (1 Corinthians 1:24)
      A word received: I called you to know the power of my Holy Spirit, now I want you to learn of me: I am meek and lowly and humble of heart, but I AM the wisdom of God.

Wednesday: 128, 129, 130; Numbers 22:41-23:12; Romans 7:13-25; Matthew 21:33-46
Thursday: 134, 135; Numbers 23:11-26; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 22:1-14

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing"
"In Christ Alone"

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010
Dear prayer partners
      Update on Pat, Pat is still in Hospital and the chest infection is still causing problems please can you send target prayers about this infection and ask that God would totally rebuke this in Jesus name also that Pat's sore mouth would heal quickly to allow her to eat again. Please keep covering the family with the Father's strength and comfort.
      Please can we pray for God's protection over all the staff and their families during the next two busy months, please cover all the events that they will all be under the Father's protection for all the young people that every thing will run well and that all will know the presence and power of the Holy Spirit at work within them. Please pray for safety for all travelling to and from Sligo for the summer conference and that there will be a great blessing on everyone, please also pray that all the speakers will have the Father's protection over all their travelling and everything will go according to plan.
Isaiah 40 He energizes those who get tired and those who wait on God get fresh strength.
The Message Bible
Someone has sent a request for prayer: Name: Stephen
      Hi Can you pray for me again as I go into hospital, and also for my wife and parents. Thank you

      Jane's mission trip, for protection and effectiveness.

Father we pray that Stephen & Jane would know strength and comfort to see them through each of their special needs.
Thank you, Hugh

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, June 26, 2010, 9:30 -10:30 AM Torre Bissell & David Carlson

+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

+ Ryan -- asked prayer "for prosperity" – prayed for the riches of God's grace

+ Deborah – asked prayer for her health, her family, and her finances

+ Nathan -- very positive, upbeat young man – asked prayer for his mom (Mary)

+ Gene – was on his way to attend his daughter's (Karen) high school graduation – we prayed for both Gene and Karen, for the Lord's provision and blessing

+ Will -- young man (in his 20's) and his little brother (+ Deo) who was about 3 years old – prayed that Will would be the big brother God is calling him to be; another brother (+ John) walked up and we prayed for him as well – he was in his late teens; Torre sensed that John had a heavy burden – led John in a prayer to give his burdens to the Lord; 2 others joined them -- + Cody and +Crystal who is 8 months pregnant; we prayed for her unborn baby to be healthy, and for a safe delivery

+ Anthony -- asked prayer for his family to have unity

+ Connie – asked prayer for the families of 2 kids who recently died of cancer (she had recently attended a fundraiser for the families) and prayer for the 2 boys who were recently shot (especially the 11-year-old who is in critical condition); Connie expressed gratitude to the Lord and said she was thankful she went to prison as it made her wake up and probably saved her life

+ Charnda -- this man thought for a minute and then asked prayer for "wisdom"

+ Desmond -- asked prayer "to be better"

+ Irving -- asked prayer for "everything" – we prayed, as we often do, that he will become the man God is calling him to be



6/29/2010, #106, 2nd Quarter 2010

Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1)
      LORD, build us up in this diocese; guard our hearts, our homes, and your people.

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so he gives his beloved sleep. (Psalm 127:2)
      Father, please help us rest in your arms of love.

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. (Psalm 127:3)
      Jesus, thank you for the children and grandchildren and all the other young men and women you have given us a concern for.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. (Psalm 127:4)
      Holy Spirit, guide the children of this diocese. Bless the ministry of Beaver Cross at the Christ the King Spiritual Life Center.

Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate. (Psalm 127:5)
      Thank you, LORD, for our children.

      A word received: Hope in me; I will see you through. I can overcome what you cannot.
      Jesus, thank you for what you can do that I cannot.

Tuesday: 124, 125, 126, [127]; Numbers 22:21-38; Romans 7:1-12; Matthew 21:23-32
Wednesday: 128, 129, 130; Numbers 22:41-23:12; Romans 7:13-25; Matthew 21:33-46

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "My Faith Looks Up To Thee"
"Celtic Woman-O' Come All Ye Faithful"

Albany Intercessor

Monday, June 28, 2010


Prayer Table

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table 2010 06 28

Jerry Burrell Park, Hamilton Hill, Schenectady; Deacon Alan Hart and Torre Bissell, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (+ indicates received a cross made Dennis Adams)
+Marcus -- early teenage boy "going down South this summer by car" prayed for a safe journey
+Demonique 10 and +Deshante 7 (sisters) asked prayers to "stay safe" and "for our father". Demonique said, "The police are taking care of us." as a police car passed the park. They gave Alan and me Silly Bands to wear.
+Maitia (mom) and +Ezekiel, +Antonio, and +Michael
+Shaneta (girl) -- "For health"
+Wayne (teenage boy) -- "for life"
(Young Man in red T-shirt) "No thank you. I don't believe in God." We told him, "God believes in you."
+Alex and +Alfredo (pushing a vender cart through the park). We prayed God would bless them and their business. They called +Miguel over for prayer (in Spanish).
Oron (Durand's father came by after a bit) and at first refused prayer and then talked with Durand. Then Oron came and asked for prayer but said he didn't want a cross.
+Dawn (grandmother of little boy, Paris, she was pushing on the swing) Alan went over to her and prayed with her for protection for Paris.
+Nicole wanted prayers for her teenage son, +Chaquill, who is depressed. They live in the Woodlawn area but Chaquill comes to Hamilton Hill frequently.


6/28/2010, #105, 2nd Quarter 2010

They made a calf in Horeb, and worshiped the molded image. (Psalm 106:19)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize and repent of all our idolatries.

Thus they changed their glory into the image of an ox that eats grass. (Psalm 106:20)
      Jesus, please help the leaders and teachers and people of the Episcopal Church recognize how far we have fallen from grace by worshiping the standards of our culture.

They forgot God their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, (Psalm 106:21)
      Father, please bring to our minds all that you have done to bring us out of bondage to sin and death.

Wondrous works in the land of Ham, awesome things by the Red Sea. (Psalm 106:22)
      Holy Spirit, please help us remember your mighty works among us and once again turn to Jesus.

Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen one stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he destroy them. (Psalm 106:23)
      Father, please raise up intercessors throughout the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Down and Dromore who will stand in the breach before you. Thank you.

      A word received: Don't be afraid. Keep looking to me. I AM there with you.
      Father, you have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.

Monday: 89:19-52; Numbers 16:1-19; Romans 3:21-31; Matthew 19:13-22
Tuesday: 124, 125, 126, [127]; Numbers 22:21-38; Romans 7:1-12; Matthew 21:23-32

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling":

***** Subject: Mudge Public Prayer Mail 28 June 2010
Dear Partners in Prayer,
Peace be with you.
This is our weekly public prayer mail.
Happy 4th of July weekend, next weekend, and especially to my brother on his birthday!
      1) For the amount of work accomplished in the past week. Seminary classwork development is coming along on the classes we are planning to teach.
      2) For the sermon I preached at the Cathedral on Sunday. It received a very good reception. Food for thought. May God use it to his glory.
      3) For short-term mission trip plans coming along (with the people from the Diocese of Albany, and this week, now plans for the Diocese of Worcester trip in the second week in August). Julie, especially, put in a lot of work on the Diocese of Albany trip this week.
      4) For the steps being taken for the next phases of Lydia´s education. She is planning to attend two courses at a nearby Christian school that would meet her needs and schedule, as part of preparation for classroom settings when she goes to college.
      5) For the opportunities before us to transform lives by what we do.
      6) For our friends and family and other supporters. We appreciate you all.
      1) For the parishes in which we work, that they would grow in the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.
      2) For fruitfulness and discernment, for the people, relationships, ministries, finances, resources, and priorities associated with the Diocese of Peru, Saints Augustine seminary, and the Missionaries in Peru (including us).
      3) For the Albany/Peru short term mission trip plans for July 19 to 30.
      4) Continued prayers for our ministry at the Cathedral in Lima to July 15, for course preparations (effectively planning four courses: New Testament 1 and 2, and Church History 1 and 2), for Commission on Ministry plans, and for Lydia's educational plans.
      5) For matters that need repairing or routine maintenance at our apartment, and a way forward on getting all that taken care of.
      6) We could always use more books for our classes (we have a list of books that we would like to assign for reading, but we do not have sufficient copies). We are thinking about writing our own books, and so your prayers would be appreciated as to the way forward for that.
      7) The seminary is in the midst of plans to serve multiple sites around Peru, and we are evaluating next steps. Our question: what is the best way forward, considering the resources and internet infrastructure here? And how to do we do that?
      8 ) For the Diocese of Worcester (England) trip coming down in August, and the seminary´s part in that (meaning Julie and my part).
      9) For the CEMO Commission on Ministry plans. Julie needs to pull together a string of interviews, but the divergent availability of the commissioners is a bit of a challenge at the moment.
      Thank you for praying for us. Your praying really makes a difference, and I pray for you every day.
God bless you.
In Christ, Shaw, and on behalf of Julie and Lydia
Missionaries of the Diocese of Albany, serving in Lima, Peru.

***** Prayer Table Report from St. Mary's, Lake Luzerne, Saturday, June 26th from 11:20am - 12 noon - Deacon Dawn Skramstad.

I set up the table outside our parish hall just prior to the beginning of our weekly community luncheon. The turnout was light due to it being graduation weekend and there were a number of get togethers in the area. I asked each one as they entered if they would like prayer and many replied, No, but we thank God for this luncheon and for the outreach St.. Mary's is making in the community.

Emily - This lady comes each week and loves it when we have the prayer table. We prayed for relief from the pain of arthritis, mobility in her hips, and for the arthritis to be healed; prayed for her sister to completely recover from surgery and that her kidneys would start functioning again.

Davida - She is a 9 year old who loves to pray. Today we prayed for her parents, David & Tina. David cut his finger pretty badly and we prayed for complete healing and relief from the pain. Tina had three teeth pulled and was in a lot of pain - we prayed that her pain would be relieved and her gums would heal completely. We also prayed that Davida would continue to be the light of Christ for her family. When she got up to leave, she hugged me and said, "God bless you too, Deacon Dawn!"

Kathy - She is a regular at our prayer table. Today we prayed for her friend Sherry who has a fractured right shoulder and is in a lot of pain. We prayed for relief from the pain, for restful sleep as it has been difficult for her to get comfortable at night, for the healing of her shoulder, and wisdom for the doctor who is reluctant to do surgery on her.

Angie - She is another regular at our prayer table. Her husband is in the hospital with COPD and emphysema. There is alot of chaos in the home and estrangement from her daughter. We prayed for peace in the home, healing of the relationship with her daughter, for God's protection, and for healing for her husband.

Blessings! Deacon Dawn

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, June 27, 2010


6/27/2010, #104, 2nd Quarter 2010

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize for what they are every yoke of bondage and avoid them. Help us see the "freedoms" our culture offers for what they are: traps of the world, the flesh, and the evil one.

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16)
      Holy Spirit, please help us "walk the walk" so that when we "talk the talk" we will be true to Jesus.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
      Father, thank you for the wonder and joy life in your Holy Spirit gives.

      Jesus, thank you for mentoring us with your Holy Spirit.

      Holy Spirit, thank you for coming into our sin-filled lives and washing us clean with the blood of Jesus.

      Holy Trinity, one God, thank you.

      A word received: Pray for the mind of my Spirit.
      Holy Spirit, I give you my thoughts and my hopes; help them line up with what you want.

Sunday: MP: 145; Numbers 21:4-9, 21-35; Acts 17:(12-21)22-34; Luke 13:10-17
      HC: 16; 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62
Monday: 106:19-48; Numbers 22:1-21; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 21:12-22

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Come Down O Love Divine"

***** "Celtic Woman - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring"

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, June 26, 2010


6/26/2010, #103, 2nd Quarter 2010

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? (Romans 6:1)
      Lord, I am still a sinner; please let your grace work more freely in my life.

Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? (Romans 6:2)
      Jesus, Son of David, I have not fully died to sin yet; have mercy on me!

Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? (Romans 6:3)
      Holy Spirit, there is an on-going baptism of repentance that leads to the death of sin in my life; keep me on this path so that I fully enter Jesus' death and resurrection.

Therefore we were buried with him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4)
      Father, please let your glory infuse my life so that I walk as your new creation.

For if we have been united together in the likeness of his death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of his resurrection, (Romans 6:5)
      Jesus, please unite us in the likeness of your death and resurrection.

knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. (Romans 6:6)
      Lord, old habits and thoughts of slavery to sin remain -- they persist in my life. Please set this captive free; free all the captives, Jesus.

For he who has died has been freed from sin. (Romans 6:7)
      Lord, bring me to that death to self and sin.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him, (Romans 6:8 )
      Jesus, I live in the hope of the resurrection.

knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over him. (Romans 6:9)
      Holy Spirit, win that same victory in me.

For the death that he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life that he lives, he lives to God. (Romans 6:10)
      Father, I want to live my life for you.

Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:11)
      Lord, please help me reckon in this way. This is the "new math", but the old math dies hard in me.

      A word received: Yes, I AM waiting for you. Turn to me and I will guide you.
      Jesus, please help me die to sin and live for you.

Saturday: 33; Numbers 20:14-29; Romans 6:1-11; Matthew 21:1-11
Sunday: MP: 145; Numbers 21:4-9, 21-35 Acts 17:(12-21)22-34; Luke 13:10-17
      HC: 16; 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken"
"I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord"

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010
Subject: Please pray
Dear prayer partners
      Our dear friend Pat Turner is in hospital with a bad chest infection which is affecting her breathing and causing her some distress, please pray that the strong antibiotics will kick in and ease this breathing problem by getting rid of the infection and taking the strain from her lungs. We ask Lord that you would touch Pat with your miraculous and healing love and that your presence would bring your comfort and peace helping Pat to breathe easier, we also ask Father that your peace and comfort would be with Jack and her daughter Karen that soon they would see Pat home from hospital through your healing touch.
Thank you, Hugh

Albany Intercessor

Friday, June 25, 2010


6/25/2010, #102, 2nd Quarter 2010

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 107:1)
      Father, thank you for your enduring goodness and mercy.

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, (Psalm 107:2)
      Jesus, thank you for redeeming me; thank you for rescuing me from the hand of the enemy.

And gathered out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. (Psalm 107:3)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for the way you gathered us from the north, south, east, and west at the Diocesan Convention and for the work you did in our hearts there.

They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; they found no city to dwell in. (Psalm 107:4)
      Jesus, we pray for all your people who are wandering in the wilderness: that you will bring them back to you.

Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. (Psalm 107:5)
      Holy Spirit, help us cry out to you for them.

Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. (Psalm 107:6)
      Jesus, deliver your people out of the hand and oppression of the evil one.

And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city for a dwelling place. (Psalm 107:7)
      Lead us by the hand, LORD; lead us by the hand.

Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness. (Psalm 107:8-9)
      Jesus, thank you.
      Father, thank you.
      Holy Spirit, thank you.
      Holy Trinity, one God, thank you.

      A word received: I love you.

Friday: 107:1-32; Numbers 20:1-13; Romans 5:12-21; Matthew 20:29-34
Saturday: 33; Numbers 20:14-29; Romans 6:1-11; Matthew 21:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Celtic Woman-The Wexford Carol"
"Celtic Woman - You Raise Me Up "
"Celtic Woman-Panis Angelicus"
"Celtic Woman-O Holy Night"
"Celtic Woman - Amazing Grace"

***** Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
      They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They will run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
      Lord, the Mudges wait upon you for your direction for their ministry in Peru. Let Father Shaw and Mother Julie and Lydia perfectly hear You as you guide them into the activities you would have them do. May they feel as if they are soaring with the eagles as they do your will. Give them a full portion of Your Holy Spirit so that they will run and not be weary and walk but not faint. Let their ministries bring streams of living water to the souls of all whom they teach, to whom they minister and for whom they offer up healing prayer. Send them special blessings as they start their full second year in Lima. Amen.

***** Free Hugs:

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, June 24, 2010


6/24/2010, #101, 2nd Quarter 2010

Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from him. And he said to her, "What do you wish?" She said to him, "Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on your right hand and the other on the left, in your kingdom." (Matthew 20:20-21)
      Jesus, please help me sort this out:
      *      she had faith to believe that you have a kingdom
      *      she wanted her sons to be in your kingdom
      *      she wanted her sons to have the highest honors in your kingdom
      Jesus, please help me come to you each day for my children and grandchildren, seeking what you want for them.

But Jesus answered and said, "You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" They said to him, "We are able." (Matthew 20:22)
      Jesus, I am not able to follow after you or receive your baptism of suffering unless you help and guide me by your Holy Spirit.

So he said to them, "You will indeed drink my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on my right hand and on my left is not mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by my father." (Matthew 20:23)
      Father, please help me pray according to the mind of your son Jesus -- he only did what he saw you doing. Help me seek after what you want me to have and lay aside my agenda for my life.

And when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers. (Matthew 20:24)
      Jesus, it is so easy to be indignant with the desires of others and to be blind to my own self-seeking ways. Help me daily by your Holy Spirit to walk in the path you have marked out for me. Thank you.

      Father, please help me seek after the things you want for me in your kingdom.

      Holy Spirit, please fill me anew and wash away the old patterns of thought and behavior that get in the way of living in the Father's will for me. Thank you.

      A word received: Yield your hopes to me; let me be your living hope.
      Father, please give me a yielded heart -- a heart yielded to your purposes for me.

      I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee; let me be full, let me be empty; let me have all things, let me have nothing; I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.
      And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.
      From the Watch Night Service by John Wesley.

Thursday: 105:23-45; Numbers 17:1-11; Romans 5:1-11; Matthew 20:17-28
Friday: 107:1-32; Numbers 20:1-13; Romans 5:12-21; Matthew 20:29-34

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring"
St THOMAS CSI CHURCH CHOIR DOHA [The Church of South India in Doha on the Arabian Gulf]:

***** Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010
From: Rev Susan Baker Borjeson
Subject: Prayers for Nigerian Mission
      We ask your prayers for Deacon Frank Lockwood, Vicar of Christ Church Coxsackie, and the delegation of 6 people with Baroness Caroline Cox of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) visiting the Anglican Province of the Plateau State, Archbishop Ben Kwashi of Jos, and meeting with Bishops Zac and Idris in the northern region.
      The purpose of this visit by HART is three-fold: To assess the situation of Islamist terrorism & the shar'ia law struggles in the north/plateau as well as gauge the recovery of Christians following the winter raids; to bring Anglicans and others who are led of the Spirit and are either partners with her/ArchBishop Ben or to introduce them to one another [Frank went to Jos last June with Fr Neufeld/Fr Calvo as representatives of Bishop Love/DOA, and he returns as such again, and to continue to thread DOA and Jubilate Deo Ministries with HART]; Lady Caroline is the keynote speaker at the African Women Emancipation Conference in Abuja, organized by Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment in Africa. The latter is the basis of her trip/visa. The response to her address will affect the progress, or lack thereof, of complacency toward the totalitarian Shar'ia Law.
That said, I invite your prayer support for them all:
      They arrived safely in Abuja this morning. They are traveling today and tomorrow to areas kept confidential.
      They travel to Jos Friday, and are there until Monday, when they travel to a central Nigerian city,
      On Tuesday they travel back to Jos and thence to Abuja for the conference. They are in Abuja three nights.
      July 1 Conference begins in Abuja
      July 2 Conference
      July 3 Return to London/Newark
Specific additional prayers above and beyond safety and fruitfulness:
      Frank's iPhone stopped working at the gate in Newark. The problem may be AT&T. God has a SUPERIOR Network, so please pray that he will be able to speak with his family.
      For Frank to have occasion to present a gift he is carrying to bless Mrs Kwashi, from Christ Church Coxsackie and the women of the diocese who are humbled by the sacrifices and self-offerings she has made for Christ.
      For Lady Caroline's address to be all that she hopes and all that our Lord purposes
      For the bishops to be encouraged by their foreign brothers and sisters
      That Frank and others will discern what the Father is doing in Jos Diocese and the province, and thus, to what are we called as partners.
      The Christ Church Coxsackie family and Joanne Lockwood bid your intercessions for this important ministry of HART and Diocese of Albany. We are so grateful to the Missions Committee and Bishop Love for their support!
The Rev.Susan Baker-Borjeson
President, Jubilate Deo Ministries
518 622 3431 cell 518 334 3257
Romans 6:11 'Let us live for the glory of God through Christ Jesus.'

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Prayer Table Report

From: Jerusha & Larry Hubert
Date: June 20, 2010
Prayer Table Report, Saturday 6/19, Jerry Beryl Park 10:30 11: 45
      It was warm and we sat in the shade of a tree- there were NO children playing in the park and it was very quiet. We greeted a few people who went by in cars- and spoke with a woman who was "On my Way to church" (Refreshing springs)

      Then a young woman Alana, + came up to us and asked if we had a phone -- we let hr use the phone and gave her a bottle of water. She was looking for her car. She had left it the night before and couldn't find it -- she had been walking around Schenectady for hours.

      Bob and Wanda came up they were Jehovah's Witnesses- and really tried to monopolize us with quotes from the Bible- we were trying to minister to Alana but they, especially Wanda, were talking a lot- we were polite and told her we were Christians and explained about our church- Not much seemed to deter them but finally they left

      Then we helped Alana find her car- we had to elicit the help of the Schenectady Police and she finally found it VERY FAR from the park. The police believed she had been "partying" so much the night before that she just couldn't remember- Alana denied that- but we believe we were at the park for just that reason-we were able to witness to her a lot. She said, "Praise the Lord" when she finally got to her car.

At McDonnell's +"Dee" who was homeless and needed help= SO I prayed

Lighthouse Evangelical Free church Duannsburg Rd.
      They had a "thank God it's summer" outdoor party on their lawn parking lot- with bands, food, and drama, and booths. Before we came. There had been no one asking for prayer at their prayer table
      Then when anyone came up, we asked if they wanted prayer and MANY people and MANY children said yes- they all LOVED the crosses- we had NONE left when we left after 2 ½ hours.
+ Desiree- "My life" Student at SCC
+Katie her "Soul" in her 20's
+David "my life"
"Chaplain Singleterry" came up and greeted us and said we were doing a good thing- did not want prayer or a cross (don't know who she is or what church she belongs to- not the Lighthouse)
A mother of adult children -- + Janet- we prayed for her children and husband- Janine -- that she would return to the Lord- Chris come back to the lord- Richard to be fulfilled in his ministry, Dick, her husband- who is preoccupied with his food pantry ministry.
+Alex, a better life
++ Jeannie A Cornell Cooperative Extension rep. for her children 16 and 22- that she be a better parent and for her husband
+ Anthony Said he had gotten a cross form (Christ church's_) prayer table "years ago" but lost it- was grateful- he works at their coffee hose on Friday nights
      Many of the people and kids did not ask for specific prayer requests- so we prayed what the Holy Spirit showed us=- Mostly that the Lord bless their life- protect them, Jesus Guide them. Etc.
+John about 6
+Jamayma about 7
+George a young man
+James he wanted a "short prayer" and he put his hands about 4 inches apart when he said that
+Jamiaya about 10
+ Amani about 8
+ Jessica About 9
++Sierra, her mother brought her up and said she wanted prayer- so she asked prayer for "My mom"
+Matthew 4
+ John came again and said he gave his cross away
+Mary an older woman
+Caitlin Teenager
+Shyanne about 12


6/23/2010, #100, 2nd Quarter 2010

So Moses said to Aaron, "Take a censer and put fire in it from the altar, put incense on it, and take it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from the LORD. The plague has begun." (Numbers 16:46)
      LORD, let the clergy of the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Down and Dromore make an offering of incense to you -- a sweet smelling fragrance, and let them come before you and cry out to you for your people.

Then Aaron took it as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and already the plague had begun among the people. So he put in the incense and made atonement for the people. (Numbers 16:47)
      Holy Spirit, move the hearts of all our clergy to the same zeal and speed that Aaron had to make atonement for our sins.

And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped. (Numbers 16:48 )
      Jesus, give all of us a heart to stand in the gap, to stand between the dead and the living so that the plague of unbelief and lukewarmness will be stopped in the church.

Now those who died in the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides those who died in the Korah incident. (Numbers 16:49)
      Father, we cry out to you for the dead and the living dead that you will awaken them to resurrection joy.

So Aaron returned to Moses at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, for the plague had stopped. (Numbers 16:50)
      Jesus, please raise up intercessors in our dioceses who will stand in the gap, who will stand between the dead and the living as Aaron did. Thank you.

      A word received: Pray for my blessing; bless what I AM doing.
      Jesus, please help me bless what you are blessing.

Wednesday: 119:121-144; Numbers 16:36-50; Romans 4:13-25; Matthew 20:1-16
Thursday: 105:23-45; Numbers 17:1-11; Romans 5:1-11; Matthew 20:17-28

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "When Morning Gilds the Skies"

***** Newsletter from Mike and Linda Chapman.
So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. (Ephesians 6:21 ESV)
Dear Family, Friends and Intercessors,
      Peace and Grace to you in the Name of God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ the Lord!
      Linda and I pray that all is well with you. Your prayers and financial support are the wind beneath our wings in the Mission to Perú.

      These last few months have been a very busy time for the Chapman’s. May the 29th our oldest daughter Sarah McInnes and her husband David gave birth to their first baby, Luke Donald. Linda drove down to help with the blessed event and helped the new family to get a good start. Five days after birth, Luke Donald came down with a serious fever and was taken to the emergency room. We sent out an emergency prayer alert and so many of you were quick to respond. Luke Donald was healed almost immediately, and we rejoice with all in the graciousness of our God towards Luke Donald. Unbelievably, Luke Donald’s symptoms returned again earlier this week and we sent out another emergency prayer alert; within 24 hrs. Luke Donald was back to normal. Praise God and thank you again!
      I believe that God is trying to teach all of us that he answers prayers, and that we can trust him with everything.

      Meanwhile in Troy, NY the Mission to Perú has been involved in several events; the St. John’s Outreach Fair, the Episcopal Diocese of Albany Mission Gathering and The Episcopal Diocese of Albany Diocesan Convention. At the closing Eucharist of the Convention Linda and I were sent out to Perú in a blessing by the Diocesan Bishop Bill Love, Bishop Dan Hertzog, and retired Archbishop of the West Indies, The Most Rev. Drexel Gomez.
      Our last Sunday here in Troy, NY will be June 27th. We have made many friends here and although leaving will be sad we are excited about finally moving to Perú. By the 29th we plan to sort through our remaining possessions and leave for Long Island where we will store what we don’t take with us at Linda’s sisters house, visit family and then leave for Perú on the fourteenth of July.
      In Perú we will be staying in Lima for a few months while Linda studies Spanish. I will travel back and forth to Ica-Ayacucho, and prepare for the consecration.
At this time the consecration is tentatively scheduled for August 30th in Lima.
We ask your prayers for:
      1) Jesus’ leading every step of the way, and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in Perú
      2) Continued health and safety
      3) A smooth transition to Perú
      4) The Consecration
      5) Financial growth in the area of monthly pledges for Linda and me and the new diocese.
      6) The Bond of Peace and the Spirit of Unity with the Ica-Ayacucho team
God bless you!
Mike+ and Linda Chapman
      When the Lord speaks to you in prayer concerning us and/or the mission, please write us or call us. Our contact info is:
(cell) 336-262-0140
Please also check out the Diocese of Peru web site at: .
      If you would like to know more about SAMS, our future ministry or how you can contribute to our mission to Peru, please contact SAMS: and follow the link for ‘missionaries’ find our name and picture, and there you will find information for contributions and support

***** Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010
From: Rev. Nigel Mumford
Subject: Smoking brochure art competition
      This is an art competition for the front cover of a brochure to deter teens to take up smoking by Fr. Nigel Mumford.
      We already have two locations in the UK who want these brochures!
      The competition is open to those in the diocese 18 years old and younger and those who attended Beaver Cross camp.
      Cut off day is July 22nd
      Prize is $50 for the art work chosen for the brochure
      Black and white or color.
      Art to fit on face, one part, of a tri-fold brochure.
      The winners name will be on the brochure.
      There will be judges helping me to decide.
      Fr. Nigel Mumford will have the final decision.
      We will have an art show at the Welcome center to display all the entries.
Be well, God bless you
Fr. Nigel+
The Rev. Nigel W.D. Mumford
Director, The Oratory of Christ the Healer,
Christ the King, Spiritual Life Center,
575 Burton Road,
Greenwich, NY 12834
(518 )692-9550
Jesus said, "Preach the Kingdom AND heal the sick." Luke 9:2

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010
Subject: Prayer Request
From: Jamison, Evelyn
Subject: Prayer Request
Hi Hugh
      I would like to ask everyone to pray for my cousin Marie De Silva and her daughter Lauren who lives in Australia , Lauren aged 26 is currently undergoing transplant surgery (kidney and pancreas). I got a phone call at 1.00am this morning from Lauren to tell me she had just received the "phone call" and was on her way to hospital. She went into theatre at 11.00am. Lauren has been extremely brave over the last few years (she is a diabetic) and it was inevitable that she would eventually need a transplant. She is always smiling and a joy to be with.
      Can we pray for the surgeons and hospital staff who are performing the operation and will look after Lauren, her mum and dad and entire family circle and friends? While we give thanks that Lauren has been given the opportunity to receive the organs, can we pray for the family who have lost a person close to them and have been brave and generous in donating the organs.
Thanks, Evelyn
Evelyn Jamison
Supporting People Team
      Father we pray that Lauren will feel your presence around her and that the Holy Spirit will be in control of all the medical procedures and that there would be no rejection of the donar organs, that the peace of God that passes all understanding be with the family where the organs have come from and that your love would totally encapsulate them in their grief. We also ask that Lauren family would be totally at peace and that Lauren would soon be home strong and well in Jesus Name.
      Prayer request for people to pray for God's protection over all of our work, people and premises. Particularly over these summer weeks. Please ask people to pray that we would be covered by the blood and protection of Jesus and that every scheme and plan of the evil one would be brought to nothing. Please add to this a note of gratitude and thanksgiving to God for all his provision and blessing in so many ways. And a request for ongoing provision financially, and in every other way, in both Willowfield and Mount Merrion .
Many thanks, David
Thank you, Hugh

***** Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010
From: [From our daughter, Torre] Sarah Beuerle
Subject: please pray for my pastor who had accident
Dear Family,
      Our pastor from the Philippines was on home leave in the USA this past weekend and had a really bad motorcycle accident. His situation is not good. He and his wife are also friends of mine as I also know them thru their children (ages 9,7 and 2) and other ways. This couple is so amazing and he is the loveliest man. Please take a look at the link below that his wife is posting and just PRAY. THAT IS ALL I AM ASKING IS THAT YOU KEEP HIM IN PRAYER. Click on link below to read about him.
Love, Sarah

***** Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Public Prayer Mail 21 June 2010 - ish
Dear Partners in Prayer,
Peace be with you.
This is our weekly public prayer mail.
Here we are at the shortest days of the year....south of the equator. Winter has arrived.
      1) For arriving safely in Lima this past week, and for the start we have made on the tasks ahead.
      2) For my progress in Spanish. I kept it up a bit while I was in the US, and I seem to have made progress. I attribute the progress in part to specific prayers that people prayed for me before we returned to Peru. Thank you.
      3) For the church services today. Julie and Lydia attended La Ascension in the Surco District of Lima, in part to sort out some details about the upcoming missions trip, and I celebrated and preached at the Cathedral in the Miraflores District of Lima. My Father's Day sermon was well received.
      4) For the reception that we have had in Peru since we have arrived back.
      5) For the opportunities before us to transform lives by what we do.
      1) For our priorities, as we sort out what to do next, while reintegrating back to Lima.
      2) For fruitfulness and discernment, for the people, relationships, ministries, finances, resources, and priorities associated with the Diocese of Peru, Saints Augustine seminary, and the Missionaries in Peru (including us).
      3) For the Albany/Peru short term mission trip plans for July 19 to 30.
      4) For ministry at the Cathedral in Lima to July 15, course preparations (effectively planning four courses: New Testament 1 and 2, and Church History 1 and 2), Commission on Ministry plans, and Lydia's educational plans.
      Thank you for praying for us. Your praying really makes a difference, and I pray for you every day.
God bless you.
In Christ,
Shaw, and on behalf of Julie and Lydia
Missionaries of the Diocese of Albany, serving in Lima, Peru.

***** Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Subject: Mumford's Musings: That Sinking Feeling.
Mumford's Musings. A weekly thought from Fr. Nigel Mumford+, 6/22/10
That sinking feeling...
      A couple of days ago my neighbor asked me if I would like to use their swimming pool for rehab and exercise. What a very kind gesture indeed. I did not hesitate and said yes right away. So, later that day I very cautiously entered the water knowing not to jump in and had this overwhelming feeling not to enter the deep end! That feeling was a huge knowing that in no way should I go near the ramp to the deep! It felt so good to be in the water, it was embryonic a rebirth, if you will. I managed to swim the width of the pool but was totally out of breath for my effort. I was quite a good swimmer before H1N1. I could even swim an Olympic pool length with one breath, underwater! I was huffing and puffing after the narrow width of that pool. I took a rest and then did some simple exercises in the pool again with the same results... huffing and puffing.
      After that I tried to lie on my back and float as I used to be able to. To my surprise I sank like a stone. What was going on? I then did the drowning man pose, after warning my wife that I was going to do that not to spook her! Again I sank like a stone to the bottom (of the shallow end) now that feeling, perhaps warning, that God had told me not to go to the deep end made a lot of sense, it is good to listen and pay attention to God!
      Now why did I sink? Obviously my lungs cannot hold as much oxygen as they used to causing less buoyancy in my body. I had no idea that was the case and was quite frankly surprised that this happened. Was I given 20/20 hind sight before the event?
Thanks be to God.
Look before you leap!
Actually, better yet,
pray before you leap.
Be well, do good works and for the sake of God love one another.
God bless you
Fr. Nigel+

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


6/22/2010, #99, 2nd Quarter 2010

Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." (Matthew 19:23-24)
      Jesus, please help us make you the treasure that we seek in life. Help us get rid of every encumbrance that would keep us out of your kingdom. Jesus, you are the "pearl of great price"; help us treasure you above everything else.

      A word received: Walk with me; keep your eyes on me. The road is not easy, but I will show you the way.
      Jesus, please help me walk with you today. Thank you.

Tuesday: 94, [95]; Numbers 16:20-35; Romans 4:1-12; Matthew 19:23-30
Wednesday: 119:121-144; Numbers 16:36-50; Romans 4:13-25; Matthew 20:1-16

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "I Want To Walk As A Child Of The Light"

***** Chris Bennett has a new video, "The Titanic Leap" What kind of leap are you willing to make for Jesus? Prayer requests from Chris:
Hi there
Could I please ask for your prayer support for more people to come on board with this 'Shared Medley' approach to church and ministry in this exciting new area of Belfast.
Particular prayer points to focus on this month:
*      for the chance to share the vision with different denominations and church leaders -- and for a positive reception
*      for the conversations towards getting a boat as a base for The Dock
*      for a team of people to draw alongside
*      for meetings with representatives from businesses, the college, Harbour Commissioners and Titanic Quarter Ltd executives
*      for people to join in praying for the Titanic Quarter -- and to join us for prayer walks on the first Sunday of each month
*      for myself and Susan -- for health, protection and guidance
*      for the Titanic Quarter itself -- for new residents, tourists, businesses... and for all those involved in the development of the area.
Thanks for all your prayers -- they are hugely appreciated

Albany Intercessor

Monday, June 21, 2010


6/21/2010, #98, 2nd Quarter 2010

Now behold, one came and said to him, "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?" (Matthew 19:16)
      Holy Spirit, please help all your people in the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Down and Dromore come to Jesus, asking this question: "What must I do to enter into eternal life?" Awaken us to hour that now is.

So he said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments." (Matthew 19:17)
      Jesus, help us all keep your commandments.

He said to him, "Which ones?" Jesus said, "'You shall not murder,' 'You shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not steal,' 'You shall not bear false witness,' 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'" (Matthew 19:18-19)
      Father, help us walk in your ways and honor you by what we do.

The young man said to him, "All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?" (Matthew 19:20)
      Jesus, please help us keep asking this question of you: "What do I still lack?"

Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." (Matthew 19:21)
      Holy Spirit, direct our feet on the road to perfection and maturity. Help us find the freedom to give up what we have in order to follow you.

But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. (Matthew 19:22)
      Lord, so many turn aside when they count the cost of being your disciple; help us to be steadfast in following you. Thank you.

      A word received: Look to me. I AM with you in the desert places; I AM with you when you are weary; I AM with you when you are alone and when you are surrounded by people.

Monday: 89:19-52; Numbers 16:1-19; Romans 3:21-31; Matthew 19:13-22
Tuesday: 94, [95]; Numbers 16:20-35; Romans 4:1-12; Matthew 19:23-30

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Blest Be The Tie That Binds"
      "Be Thou My Vision"
      "Christ is made the sure foundation Hymn #518"

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, June 20, 2010


6/20/2010, #97, 2nd Quarter 2010

Sunday: MP: 19, 46; Num. 14:26-45; Acts 15:1-12; Luke 12:49-56
      HC: 63:1-8; Zechariah 12:8-10; 13:1; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 9:18-24
Monday: 89:19-52; Numbers 16:1-19; Romans 3:21-31; Matthew 19:13-22

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Come, Thou Fount"

***** Prayer request posted by Jill Woodliff on Lent and Beyond, . Jill is one of the founders of Lent and Beyond.
      My husband, Rev. George Woodliff III, has undergone four of a scheduled twelve sessions of chemotherapy, and his weakness is profound. Lent & Beyond has also been praying for Rev. Nigel Mumford, leader of the healing prayer ministry in the diocese of Albany, who has weakness as a result of severe pneumonia last fall.–JW

Isaiah 61:1a,3 (Young's Literal Translation)
      The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah [is] on me . . . To appoint to mourners in Zion, To give to them beauty instead of ashes, The oil of joy instead of mourning, A covering of praise for a spirit of weakness, And He is calling to them, `Trees of righteousness, The planting of Jehovah — to be beautified.'
      Lord Jehovah, We ask You for garments of praise over George and Nigel. Surround them with the sounds of heaven. Commission Your holy angels to fill the atmosphere over each man with hundreds of songs, with the sounds of the harp, cymbals, tambourines, and bagpipes. Weave a tapestry of ancient chants and modern choruses, hymns of joy and peace.
      Ring out, 'Hosanna!' Resound, 'Glory to God!' Bind this spirit of weakness with chains and fetters of iron. 'Hallelujah to God in the highest! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!'
      Jehovah Lord, anoint George and Nigel with Your strength, Your beauty, Your joy that they may be oaks of righteousness whose leaves do not wither, bearing spiritual fruit, and prospering Your kingdom on earth. Amen.
Psalm 1, 149

***** "what a friend we have in Jesus"
      Jesus, thank you for your friendship.

Albany Intercessor


6/20/2010, #96, 2nd Quarter 2010

And it happened, as he was alone praying, that his disciples joined him, and he asked them, saying, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" (Luke 9:18 )
      Jesus, I am so struck by the opening words of this verse: things happen when you are in prayer.

      Jesus, please bring us to such a life of prayer where we are guided in our prayers by your Holy Spirit and things happen as we pray.

      Father, please help us join together with other disciples; help us have our times alone with you as Jesus did, and times of prayer with other disciples.

      Holy Spirit, please help us hear what Jesus is speaking to us and asking of us.

      Father, I was so struck by the order here in these verses in Luke -- it is the reverse of the order that Jesus gives in Acts 1:7-8 where he starts with the center and works outward: "in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." In this passage in Luke he starts with the crowds and then works inward to the personal. Please help me get from what others think to what my relationship with Jesus should be. Help me to know him as he is. I can't get to "going outward" until I have really dealt with the "coming inward".

      Father, on this Father's Day please be a "Dad" to me and help me know Jesus for who he is: the one who came to make your love for us known to me, and your son and the one you sent to redeem me and the world from sin and death. Thank you.

      A word received: Pray for my people who are wandering in the wilderness. Pray that they will return to me and my ways.

Sunday: MP: 19, 46; Num. 14:26-45; Acts 15:1-12; Luke 12:49-56
      HC: 63:1-8; Zechariah 12:8-10; 13:1; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 9:18-24
Monday: 89:19-52; Numbers 16:1-19; Romans 3:21-31; Matthew 19:13-22

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "This is my Father's world"
"He Leadeth Me":
"My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less..."
"All Hail The Power of Jesus Name"
"Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus"
"Power in the Blood"
"Leaning on the Everlasting Arms"

***** Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
Let us your servants, see what you can do.
Let our children see your glorious power.
Let the kindness of the Lord our God be with us.
Make us successful in everything we do.
Yes, make us successful in everything we do.
(Psalm 90:16-17)
      Lord, God, we ask that you continue to bless Father Shaw and Mother Julie and Lydia Mudge as they continue their ministry in Peru. Give them your perfect discernment so that they do only what you want them to do, and success will be guaranteed. Let the Mudges see what can be done in Peru as they help You to transform this country just as streams of water bring a desert to life. Fill the Mudges to overflowing with your Holy Spirit and let the Peruvians see your glorious power. Cover them with your kindness and your love.
      We thank You, Lord, for the time that the Mudges spent in the U.S. Thank You for keeping them safe in their travels. Thank You especially for the ordination of Hannah to the diaconate. Bless Hannah Mudge and her friend, Christina Vance, as they discern your will in the planting of a church in Troy, NY. Thank You for the many blessings of the Diocesan Convention and the mission components of that wonderful weekend. Amen.

***** Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Subject: anti smoking brochure
      In the light of my recent illness and attack on my lungs, and in the death of my best friend from lung cancer and smoking for 38 years I have written a brochure on the issues of Smoking. It has been edited by a medical doctor from the UK.
      I have spoken to Windy the director of Beaver Cross and have offered a $50 prize for the most suitable art work for the front cover. The competition is limited to people 18 yrs and under from the diocese of Albany and Beaver Cross kids.
      If you would be so kind as to send this out to let people know about this I would be very grateful indeed.
Be well, God bless you
Fr, Nigel+


The Rev. Nigel W D Mumford+
Director, The Oratory of Christ the healer,
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
575 Burton Road, Greenwich, NY 12834

(518 )692-9550

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, June 19, 2010, 9:20 -10:45 A.M. Torre Bissell & Randy Pike (from Chatam, NY). There was an unusual level of response to the prayer table this morning. As soon as we set up the table and chairs there were three people there for prayer. We didn't even have a sign on the table. A few times we had more than one person at the table with Randy praying on one side and I on the other.
+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

+Johnny -- for a good life (he has given his life to Jesus)

Bill -- health issues

+Katrina -- she didn't want to give her life to Jesus but she wanted prayer.

(Woman walking by) -- "I need prayer."

+Justina -- a repeat from Nigeria, we prayed for her and her family.

Jim -- a regular -- he wanted to give thanks to God for his father and for his son (who died at the early age of 31).

+Carey and her two children +Pipo and +Brishille

+Billie -- a young man "that I will get home."

+Cezell -- for his family and friends and the healing of his shoulder.


+Tekoya and her +++3 children



Savahn -- general prayer -- walking with dog on other side of street

+Mary Belle -- wanted prayer for her sister Rosa who is bi-polar

+John -- "For peace for my Dad (Hugo)."

+Theodore -- "for my family"

+Paula and +John-- Paula wanted crosses for her children +Dorie, +Kyle, and +Alem

(A very angry woman refused prayer.)

+Sumar -- young man wanted prayer for health and strength

+Anthony -- (on bike) recommitted his life to Jesus, confessed his sins and accepted God's forgiveness. We prayed with him that the mother of their two children would be reconciled to him and that she would want to marry him. We prayed that he would be steadfast in Jesus.

+Sue -- wanted prayer for her son Quinlen and for the whole family.

+Howard -- (man on bike) great pain from sciatic nerve -- prayed for healing (he has given his life to Jesus.

+Glenn and +Kishon -- two boys on bikes -- prayed general prayers.



6/19/2010, #95, 2nd Quarter 2010

But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we." (Numbers 13:31)
      LORD, that is true: if we depend on our own strength we will not be able to do what you have asked of us. However, with your strength, your Holy Spirit, working in us we can do all things for you.

And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature." (Numbers 13:32)
      Bring to repentance, Jesus, all those who give a bad report of your kingdom because they cannot live it in their own strength.

"There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight." (Numbers 13:33)
      Father, there are giants that we will be asked to subdue, but with the guidance and power of your Holy Spirit we can be like David and defeat them.

So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. (Numbers 14:1)
      LORD, your people have been led to believe a lie: that living in your kingdom and doing things your way is not possible. Help us each day find your grace and strength to follow you.

And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness!" (Numbers 14:2)
      Jesus, so many of the leaders and teachers and people of the Episcopal Church have "gone back to Egypt" -- they have embraced the ways of the world rather than your ways

"Why has the Lord brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?" (Numbers 14:3)
      Holy Spirit, protect us from the lies of the world.

So they said to one another, "Let us select a leader and return to Egypt." (Numbers 14:4)
      Jesus, the Episcopal Church has selected leaders who are leading us back to Egypt -- have mercy on us.

Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. (Numbers 14:5)
      Father, thank you for those faithful leaders who have never lost sight of your purposes.

But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes;and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: "The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, 'a land which flows with milk and honey.' Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them." (Numbers 14:6-9)
      Jesus, your kingdom is good and your Holy Spirit is able to fill us and renew us for the task ahead. Only don't let us rebel against your purposes.

And all the congregation said to stone them with stones. Now the glory of the Lord appeared in the tabernacle of meeting before all the children of Israel. (Numbers 14:10)
      Father, manifest your glory among us and call us back to you and your purposes.

Then the Lord said to Moses: "How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?" (Numbers 14:11)
      LORD, when you show us your ways, help us respond to you.

"I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they." And Moses said to the Lord: "Then the Egyptians will hear it, for by Your might You brought these people up from among them, and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, Lord, are among these people; that You, Lord, are seen face to face and Your cloud stands above them, and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. Now if You kill these people as one man, then the nations which have heard of Your fame will speak, saying, 'Because the Lord was not able to bring this people to the land which He swore to give them, therefore He killed them in the wilderness.' And now, I pray, let the power of my Lord be great, just as You have spoken, saying, 'The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.' Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, according to the greatness of Your mercy, just as You have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now." Then the Lord said: "I have pardoned, according to your word; but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord--" (Numbers 14:12-21)
      Holy Spirit, raise up intercessors like Moses among us who will stand in the gap and plead for your people. Thank you.

"because all these men who have seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice, they certainly shall not see the land of which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who rejected Me see it. But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it. Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwell in the valley; tomorrow turn and move out into the wilderness by the Way of the Red Sea." (Numbers 14:22-25
      LORD, help us see the cost of our rebellion against you.

      A word received: Seek my face. Seek me out. Seek my faithful presence in your life.

Saturday: 136; Num. 13:31-14:25; Romans 3:9-20; Matthew 19:1-12
Sunday: 19, 46; Num. 14:26-45; Acts 15:1-12; Luke 12:49-56

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "The River is Here - Andy Park"

Albany Intercessor

Friday, June 18, 2010


6/18/2010, #94, 2nd Quarter 2010

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1)
      Jesus, please help me dwell in those secret places where you commune with your father and the Holy Spirit. Help me "come apart" with you.

I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in him I will trust." (Psalm 91:2)
      Father, you are where I want to be: wrapped in your arms of love. I want to abide under the shadow of your wings.

Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. (Psalm 91:3)
      Jesus, thank you for your ministry of deliverance and for setting me free. Please continue to protect me and my family from every snare of the evil one.

He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you shall take refuge; his truth shall be your shield and buckler. (Psalm 91:4)
      Holy Spirit, cover me and guide me into your refuge and shelter. Help me abide in the sheltering arms of Jesus. Thank you.

You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, (Psalm 91:5)
      Father, you have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Thank you. (See 2 Timothy 1:7)

Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. (Psalm 91:6)
      Jesus, please help us be vigorous, sturdy, and fruitful in old age.

      A word received: Follow me. Look at me and follow me. Keep your eyes on me.

Friday: 91, 92; Num. 13:1-3,21-30; Romans 2:25-3:8; Matthew 18:21-35
Saturday: 136; Num. 13:31-14:25; Romans 3:9-20; Matthew 19:1-12

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "God of Our Fathers"

***** Rev Chris Bennett has the latest video at . Check out the whole Dock Church site at

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, June 17, 2010


6/17/2010, #93, 2nd Quarter 2010

"Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 18:10)
      Have mercy on us, Jesus, when we are angry about children making noise in church; help us to be thankful they are there and help us bless their parents.

"For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost." (Matthew 18:11)
      Jesus, help us cooperate with you in your work of salvation: help us bring the lost and the least to you.

"What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?" (Matthew 18:12)
      Holy Spirit, please give us shepherds' hearts to go out after the lost and the least.

"And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray." (Matthew 18:13)
      Father, there are two lost sheep out there that I have in my heart -- please bring them back with rejoicing.

"Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish." (Matthew 18:14)
      Father, it is your will that they be saved -- thank you. I know you are waiting for us to do our part in prayer and searching out the lost: help us by your Holy Spirit to do that good work with you.

"If my people would but listen to me, if Israel would follow my ways, how quickly would I subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!" (Psalm 81:13-14)

      A word received: I AM waiting.

Thursday: 85, 86; Num. 12:1-16; Romans 2:12-24; Matthew 18:10-20
Friday: 91, 92; Num. 13:1-3,21-30; Romans 2:25-3:8; Matthew 18:21-35

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "Come, Now is the Time to Worship"

***** Fr. Joe Acanfora is also available as a mission speaker. His contact information is:
Rev. Joseph Acanfora      Phone: (607) 783-2267
      Annunciation Mission, New Orleans, LA, Email:

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010
From: Ivan Durneen
Subject: Please pray
Hi Folks
      Hugh is currently on holiday and I have just picked up these messages requesting your prayers.
"Dear Hugh
      Please pray for Stella as she has had a very bad fall and has broken her arm and breast bone, she is currently at home but should really be in hospital, also can we pray for her nephews wife Donna who is in marie curie at present having treatment. Thanks.
      Can we also pray for Kathleen johnston who is in ulster hospital and remember Alison and Karen at this time. Please also pray for my mum who is in a lot of pain and is going to lagan valley on monday for x-rays, Thank you.
God bless, Elizabeth"
      "Billy Black has requested Prayer for his friend Jimmy Weir who is suffering from prostate cancer and is not well."
      Lord, You know the problems of these situations and we pray for Your intervention to give comfort, relief from suffering and healing touch. Thank you Lord.
Regards, Ivan

***** 'The Dock Walk' at Titanic Tuesday 15 June 2010

Rev Chris Bennett blogs about, 'The Dock Walk', a fresh experiment in church at the Titanic Quarter..
"The Dock has been described as the church with no congregation, no building and no money. Nothing daunted, I'm going to suggest that we just go right ahead and do church anyway. And this is my idea:

Last Sunday we held the second Dock Prayer Walk in blazing sunshine in the midst of the Titanic Maritime Heritage Weekend. This meant that we got to pray (for a boat) on a boat, pray for vision in the midst of the Drawing Offices (where the vision for Titanic, Olympic and Britannic took shape)… using the surroundings and environment of the TQ to inspire and inform our prayers. I absolutely loved it - and big thanks to the faithful fellow prayer walkers.

So I got to thinking – if the experience of being out in the open air – walking, chatting, meeting great people, taking in the sights and sounds of the Titanic Quarter – can transform a prayer meeting – why not apply the same experience to a 'church service’? In other words, would it be possible to incorporate worship, teaching, prayer, inspiration, silence, fellowship – all the things we look for in an hour on a Sunday – into a walk, from one cup of coffee to another, through the TQ? Obviously, some of those things are going to look very different on a walk than they do in a church building; for example, rather than singing hymns, my idea is to listen to some worship music while looking out to sea and reflecting on God’s majesty. For teaching, you won’t be subjected to a full sermon, but we will listen to some Bible passages and reflections – and then maybe chat about our reactions to them as we walk along.

And credit where it’s due: for the genesis of the idea, can I introduce you to Rick, Sally and Tammy; they are the fine team of people who make your panini at the Pump House Cafe. A few weeks ago, Sally introduced me to a friend as "Chris, the minister of the Walking Church"… I hadn’t ever used that phrase to describe myself and I’m really interested (and flattered!) that her observations of me wandering around, chatting to people and sharing lots of cups of coffee merited the title ‘Minister of the Walking Church’! And the more I reflected on the title and the idea behind it, I thought ‘Why not?’

I should emphasise that this is a complete experiment. I don’t know exactly what it will look like and I’m very happy to adapt and react week-by-week as we discover what works and what doesn’t. But I have to say that I’m really excited by the concept, I’m really looking forward to giving it a go, and I’m really grateful that I get the chance to try these mad ideas…

So that’s the idea (or the germ of it anyway) – and it is called…. THE DOCK WALK

The details are:
*      When: every Sunday in June at 3:33pm (easy to remember!)
*      Where: meet at The Streat in the Odyssey to start with coffee
*      Who: anyone and everyone who is willing to try something a bit experimental
*      Why: because God is worthy of worship – even when we don’t have an organ and choir. (or, indeed, pretty much anything).

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, June 12, 9:30 ¬ 10:30 am, Chuck and Theresa Rinaldo

It was raining as we set up the prayer table. We waited for someone to come along for prayer. Many people were walking from place to place in the rain. This is normal for them as most don’t have transportation. We agreed we needed to be there regardless of the weather and that the Lord would bring those who needed prayer. Many quickly passed by, but because of the rain didn't stop.

+--indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

1. Man walking with a cane across the street, waved and said hello. We asked that God bless him and that he meet his needs, and to heal him however he needed to be healed.

2. +James asked for wisdom and guidance. Since his pastor died, he has been seeking a church but has felt unsatisfied. We invited him to CC. We prayed that the Spirit of the Lord would meet him at the front steps of wherever he chose to go.

3. Woman passed on her way to work and asked for a dry day.

4. +Tahim, a young man, asked for his friends to forgive and to change.

5. Just as we were breaking down the table, Bill, an older man who regularly stops for prayer asked us to pray for good health.


6/16/2010, #92, 2nd Quarter 2010

"Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah--" (Hebrews 8:8b)
      Father, write your new covenant on our hearts; establish our daily lives as a covenant people.

"not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in my covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord." (Hebrews 8:9)
      Jesus, lead us by your hand.

"For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people." (Hebrews 8:10)
      Holy Spirit, do this work in our minds and on our hearts -- help us be your covenant people.

"None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them." (Hebrews 8:11)
      Father, we are not there yet: please give us teachable hearts and minds and lead us into your land of promise.

"For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more." (Hebrews 8:12)
      Come soon, Lord Jesus, and write these your laws on our hearts.

      A word received: Remember me.

      A word received: Don't be afraid; keep turning to me.

Wednesday: 81, 82; Num. 11:24-33(34-35); Romans 1:28-2:11; Matthew 18:1-9
Thursday: 85, 86; Num. 12:1-16; Romans 2:12-24; Matthew 18:10-20

      Notes from the Front Line

***** "We Bow Down - Robin Mark"

***** Below is a list of men and women who can come to your parish to speak about missions. Contact them; they want to be asked!

            The Episcopal Diocese of Albany
      Missions Board Members and Speakers Bureau
Speaker      Area of Expertise      Contact Us
Deacon Charlie Bailey      Phone: (607) 432-7665
      Short term trips to the Dominican Republic, Email:
      Honduras; Mexico - construction & medical, VBS, prayer team St. James, Oneonta
Pat Bailey
      Board Administrative Assistant Email:
      Christ Church, Herkimer
Robin Baxter      Phone: (518 ) 523-9427
      Medical Missions, Dominican Republic Email:
      St. Eustace, Lake Placid
Deacon Polly Bailey      Phone: (607) 432-7665
      Short term trips to the Dominican Republic, Email:
      Jamaica - also VBS, prayer team, medical & women’s ministries
Rev. Gus Calvo      Phone: (518 ) 828-3925
      Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, Nigeria, Evangelism, Outreach, Email:
      Homeless, Street Ministry, Youth St. John the Evangelist, Columbiaville
Jennifer Dean      Phone: (518 ) 275-0751
      Short term trips to Dominican Republic Email:
      Appalachian Mission Trip - Youth St. Stephen’s Delmar
Tom Gizara      Phone: (518 ) 784-9612
      Prison Ministry and Faith Alive, a Church Renewal Ministry Email:
      Mudge Missionary Support Trinity, Watervliet
Deacon Patti Johnson      Phone: (518 ) 647-5351
      The Sudan – medical missions Email:
      Mission Team Training & Recovery St. James, au Sable Forks
Ed McNamara      Phone: (315) 261-4930
      SAMS - USA board member Email:
      Sherwood Missionary Support Trinity, Potsdam
Rev. Ellen Neufeld      Phone: (518 ) 372-2255
      The need for mission, spreading the gospel, Email:
      The importance of “home missions,” Mission to Bolivia” St. Luke’s, Chatham
Rev. Mike Neufeld      Phone: (518 ) 374-8391
      The Importance of missions Email:
      Sudan, Nigeria St. Andrew’s, Scotia
The Rev, John Scott      Phone: (518 ) 399-8106
      Bolivia Email:
      Youth Missions Calvary, Burnt Hills
Deacon Donna Steckline      Phone: (607) 783-2878
      Hudson Bay (Inuit Indians), Argentina, Bolivia, Ireland Email:
      Dominican Republic, Ireland; prayer ministries & youth Christ Church, Gilbertsville
Kevin Steckline      Phone: (607) 783-2878
      Medical missions work Argentina, Email:
      Dominican Republic, Sudan & Belize Christ Church, Gilbertsville
Linda Stevens      Phone: (518 ) 279-9612
      Diocese Mission Coordinator, Mission Board Chair Email:
      Haiti and local missions St. John’s, Troy

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