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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

 

2/29/2012, #53, 1st Quarter 2012

And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. (1 Corinthians 2:1-5)
      LORD, let these words characterize the witness of all our clergy and lay leaders throughout this diocese. The power of their witness will not depend on excellence of speech or of wisdom in declaring your testimony. Help them make the choice to know nothing among us except Jesus Christ and him crucified. Paul came in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling, and his speech and his preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but he demonstrated the power of the Holy Spirit so that the Corinthians' faith and ours should not rest on the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Thank you for his life and witness to us.

A word received: Keep listening.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 21, March 4 2012
Theme Verse: Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22)
Readings: Mark 8:31-38; Romans 8:31-39; Haggai 2:1-23; Psalm 16:5-11

A word received: I want to build you into the church I want. I AM the foundation and cornerstone. Look to me -- let me build you up by my Holy Spirit and my word.

      Gospel: Mark 8:31-38

(verse 33b) "But you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men." A word received: Where is your attention fixed? What are the concerns that drive you? I want you to look at what drives and motivates you. Are you concerned about the things of God or of men?

      Epistle: Romans 8:31-39

(verse 31b) A word received: So many of my people are deluded by the judgments of others. Look at my word to you. "If God is for us, who can be against us?" Use this verse to armor your heart and your mind from the concerns of men.

      Old Testament: Haggai 2:1-23

(verse 4b) A word received: "'And work; for I am with you' says the LORD of hosts." If you do the work I call you to, your strength will be sufficient for the task. Do not listen to the naysayers and the prophets of doom. I AM with you and I AM sufficient.

      Psalm: Psalm 16:5-11

(verses 7-8 ) A word received: Listen for my Spirit and I will instruct you. I will show you the way to go.

Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49, [53]; Gen. 37:25-36: 1 Cor. 2:1-13: Mark 1:29-45
Thursday: 50 * [59, 60] or 19, 46; Gen. 39:1-23: 1 Cor. 2:14-3:15: Mark 2:1-12

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 8:31-38; Romans 8:31-39; Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 16 or 16:5-11).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 29 The Standing Committee. For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      R U spinning you wheels? R U lost in the moment of instant gratification and missing life in the process. Is your face buried in some electronic device? LOL. . I had a moment of truth TBTG. The other day as I was trying to take a photo DLPQ (sorry, just made that up) I was trying to get the image and missed it. Not only on my camera, but far more importantly, my eyes. I just missed it. I was looking at my camera! My focus was on the wrong thing. What is more important, the camera, the blackberry, the IPad, or life? Ummm. Now that was a life lesson. Jesus, BFF. Just sayin! GBU.

***** Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012
From: Maggie Hasslacher
Subject: Praise report from Deacon Faye VanDermark
      In speaking with Deacon Faye VanDermark today she wished to let all those who have been praying for her that she feels the prayers and they have made all the difference for her in the last couple of months especially as she has had a lot less discomfort or bad side-effects from the treatments. Praise the Lord. She thanks everyone for their prayers and wishes them to know how much they are appreciated as well as how much they mean to her every day.

***** Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012
From: Harvey Huth
Subject: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Hi Torre,
      Would you include this notice in your next email? I know Jordan would appreciate our intercession for the success of this ministry. Many thank as always. Harvey
Greetings,
      I wanted to inform you of a new and exciting ministry at the University at Albany. I have been involved with InterVaristy Christian Fellowships in starting a fellowship at the Albany campus. We have gathered a core group for a graduate and faculty fellowship at this point and have scheduled our first meeting for Monday, March 5, at 10:30 in the Campus Center. If you know any graduate students or faculty at UAlbany, please spread the word! They can contact me at: jordan.lavender@hotmail.com for further information.
      Likewise, if you would like to volunteer in this effort please contact me as well. It is my hope that parishes throughout the Diocese will get involved in this ministry. My parish, St. Stephen's in Delmar, is on board and I hope your parish will join us. We have our eyes set on the future to start an undergraduate fellowship but do not have the core group formed yet. If you know undergraduates who might be interested in this ministry, please send them my way. If you would like to volunteer for an undergraduate fellowship core team please be in touch as well.
      Thank and may God bless you richly, Jordan Lavender

***** Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 02:56:52 +0000
From: Campus Ambassadors Prayer Letter
Subject: Invite to Major UAlbany CA Event! Please join us if you can!
IF YOU LIVE IN ALBANY, COME Help share hope & abolish slavery!
      3rd annual Love 146 Night! Join us this Saturday, March 3rd from 6 - 9:30pm, in the Campus Center, Assembly Hall at UAlbany!
      It will be a night of performance/open mike and the sale of artwork to raise awareness and funds for those caught in sex-slavery and human trafficking across the world. All proceeds will go directly to "Love 146" [click HERE for their website]
      Keynote Speaker: Love 146 Co-Founder - Lamont Hiebert
      Think of it this way... Come; be entertained, buy some art... save children from sex-slavery! If you can't make it due to schedule or distance, please join us by praying for this event! Thanks again for all you do to support the ministry on campus!
-Stephen and Kim http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=fdcb46d4e7d3753300e72d924&id=8d792a5088&e=d8931ec175

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

 

2/28/2012, #52, 1st Quarter 2012

Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." (Mark 1:14-15)
      Holy Spirit, help us respond to Jesus' message:
            "The time IS fulfilled, and
            The kingdom of God IS at hand, and
            We should REPENT and BELIEVE the gospel."
      Please help each of us respond to his message.

And as he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then Jesus said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men." (Mark 1:16-17)
      Holy Spirit, help us FOLLOW Jesus.

      Jesus, MAKE US fishers of men.

They immediately left their nets and followed him. (Mark 1:18 )
      Father, so fill us with your Holy Spirit and with love toward Jesus that we will be disciples who IMMEDIATELY respond to his call. Thank you.

      Holy Spirit, give us a sense of urgency to respond to Jesus' call and move out of the pews and into our communities with the gospel message.

Tuesday: 45 * 47, 48; Gen. 37:12-24: 1 Cor. 1:20-31: Mark 1:14-28
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49, [53]; Gen. 37:25-36: 1 Cor. 2:1-13: Mark 1:29-45

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention and afterwards -- pray that we will all Dare to Share the Joy of Jesus.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 8:31-38; Romans 8:31-39; Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 16 or 16:5-11).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 28 Diocesan Council For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: daily quote
      Sometimes words suddenly and unexpectedly catch me off guard. I could be reading the bible, and something I have read a thousand times, makes new sense read in a different light. I saw a quote the other day, "Have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it?" and the light went on... Stop talking, start praying. To quote a modern phrase, "Hello."

Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Thank you...
      My father The Rev. David Mumford is home. Thank you all so very much for your prayers... Turned out to be an infection... Both he and my mother are now on antibiotics and are doing much better... You are all so kind to pray. The POWER OF CORPORATE PRAYER is something to behold. Your prayers saved my life... I believe that your prayers truly helped my dad. Thank you. Keep praying dear souls...

***** Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012
From: Susan Plaske
Subject: Cathedral Prayer Table Report
Prayer table report February 15, 2012, Over cast, sprinkles Linda Davis, Paula Sutcliff, Beth Collum and Hilda Hardy bag and crosses have been stolen
Lady walking by – pray for her peace and harmony
Rachida pray for her mom Dorothy
Diane -- pray for health, up for job promotion
Carl -- staying at the Mission, homeless, pray that things would turn around and get better
Jonathan -- stress, feels that people are treating him cruelly when he has been nice to them. (took a Bible)
Fulaine J. Prayer for life itself
Kelly – has problems – God knows the details
Jim -(joking) did not want to bother the Almighty! We prayed for his strength, safety and contentment in the Lord.
Hilda – for wisdom in every area of life
Linda – for wisdom in retirement financial plans<
Carol for her job search
Brother Ken led us in prayer for His grace and mercy, to meet us and our loved ones at our point of need. Thank you Lord!

February 22, 2012 Beth Collum, Dcn Sue Plaske, Hilda Hardy and Tricia McCrossan, Ash Wednesday a bit over cast an d windy
Mary -- prayer for her family and Jim for continued, healing and strength
race - friend Louise dying of MS on hospice. Prayer the Lord's comfort and mercy
Wendy that she would come to know you
Ken -- Dr. Appt today, results of tests performed
Mary and Zoe – relationship healing mother and daughter Mary was crying
Linda -- healing of dizziness
Mike -- Great aunt Kate and Great aunt margaret pray for their health, physical, mental and spiritual
Man walking by – pray for snow!

A special Thank you to Torre and Jean and Hilda for supplying a Spanish Bible. Conseula's smile was just beautiful when she received this Bible.

***** From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Public Prayer mail 28 February 2012
Dear praying friends,
      This is our public prayer mail for this week.
      We are back in the United States, and we had a great site-visit trip to East Africa.
      We have been talking with SAMS, our missionary society, about which location would be the best fit for us.
      We will hold off making a public announcement until we have some more information about Lydia's medical situation and until we have informed the various parties in Uganda and Kenya. They are all praying that we would serve with them.
      In the meantime, we are excited about the times ahead, and over the next few months we plan to be visiting parishes and deaneries to talk about our upcoming missionary adventure. We will also have a booth at Diocesan Convention in June. If you have not scheduled a visit and would like to, just e-mail or call.
      Thank you for your prayers. They were important, and timely.
Prayers:
      1) For Lydia.
      2) For the mission planning and preparation phase that we are entering.
      3) For all the people we visited in Uganda and Kenya, and the hopes and needs that they have.
      4) That we would be the missionaries that God has called us to be, to spread the Gospel, and to help grow the church with our brothers and sisters in Christ, wherever we might be.
      If you are interested, I have made videos of the locations we have visited, at the Youtube links below. These videos will give you an idea of the different locations:
      Nairobi, Kenya (the capital of Kenya): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw4OJkDbRAw
      Mityana, Uganda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEYhjqfQwfs
      Gulu, Uganda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS9vyE80o1g
      God bless you, Shaw+ and Julie+

Albany Intercessor

Monday, February 27, 2012

 

2/27/2012, #51, 1st Quarter 2012

John came baptizing in the wilderness (Mark 1:4a)
      Father, come and lead us through the wilderness areas of our lives.



and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. (Mark 1:4b)
      Holy Spirit, anoint the preaching throughout this diocese so that we all hear a clear call to repentance and receive forgiveness of our sins.

Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him (Mark 1:5a)
      Let all your people throughout this diocese and in the City of Albany go forth to meet you Jesus. Let the Diocesan Convention be such a meeting place.

and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. (Mark 1:5b)
      Jesus, let the river of your Spirit flow though this community and through the whole diocese. Bring many to that river to be baptized by your Holy Spirit with a good confession of sins.

Now John was clothed with camel's hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, "There comes one after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. I indeed baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." (Mark 1:6-8 )
      Jesus, let the river of your Spirit flow with such force that we are all carried forth on it (see Ezekiel 47:1-6). Bring us to that pleace where the river of your Spirit runs so deep that we have to take our feet off the bottom and let it carry us so that we can go forward in you. Thank you.

"You are my beloved son" (Mark 1:11) A word received: Ask them to discus how I showed my love for Jesus in the lesson. It is tied to being driven into the wilderness to face the temptations there. I am preparing my son for the tests he would face. [From yesterday's Sunday School class.]

Monday: 41, 52 * 44; Gen. 37:1-11: 1 Cor. 1:1-19: Mark 1:1-13
Tuesday: 45 * 47, 48; Gen. 37:12-24: 1 Cor. 1:20-31: Mark 1:14-28

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- pray that we will all Dare to Share the Joy of Jesus.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 8:31-38; Romans 8:31-39; Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 16 or 16:5-11).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 27 Christ the King Spiritual Life Center-Lay Canon Mathew Baker, Director For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote...
      Perhaps the fruit of not being affirmed is a perception of rejection.

Dear souls,
      Please pray for my father The Rev. David Mumford who was admitted to the hospital last night in the UK. He was kept over night. Please also pray for my mum Jean. Thank you so very much indeed. God bless you.

***** Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012
From: WHI Dayton Prayer
Subject: Welcome Home Initiative Dayton Prayer Request and Praise Report 2012 02 26
"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." Mark 12:29-31 (NIV)
      May you be richly blessed by the Father's Love, as we hunger and thirst for the Bread of Life and the Living Water this Lenten Season and beyond.
      1. Various questions about WHI. "Will young active duty service members and spouses feel out-of-place since WHI veterans seem to be from previous campaigns like Vietnam War?" "Some of the soldiers have lost limbs or have other injuries - will they feel awkward coming to the retreat?" "WHI addresses spiritual and emotional healing; does it address physical healing?"
      2. WHI Dayton Team has decided to increase the total size of the April retreat from 40 to 60 total - approx. 20 facilitators and 40 attendees. As we stretch our faith, we need to obey the Lord and lean more on Him to provide for all resources and anointing. Many WHI Dayton vets and volunteers will be shouldering more responsibilities during the April retreat.
      3. A WHI Dayton vet will be on business trip to Washington DC for 3-weeks, 27 Feb to 16 Mar. He plans to join other DC area WHI advocates to promote WHI to military chaplains and other church groups.
      4. WHI Dayton vets has a vision for a new Veterans' Resource Center: a new facility like popular coffee shops w/ windows and open design, smoke- and alcohol-free, where veterans and families can visit to network and receive personalized help - to include healing prayer ministry and training, marriage and parenting resources.
      5. A group of pastors and chaplains in KY is considering hosting a WHI Retreat early Oct. The General Officer's WHI Retreat in DC is from 10 - 12 Apr. WHI Dayton Retreat is 17 - 19 Apr. WHI New York Team and volunteers are assisting in all these retreats; plus planning for a female vets' retreat (TBD) and a 12 - 14 Nov Retreat.
      6. WHI Dayton alumni Dan and Gina expecting 1st child in March, Aaron and Jenn 4th child in June.
      7. USAF Ch. Mark, back surgery end of Feb and out for 30 days. Navy Ch. Fr. M's parents need healing.
      8. If the Lord has a word for you to be shared with WHI Dayton, please feel free to e-mail us.
      9. We are looking for intense prayer intercession (on-site and from afar) from Mon 16 Apr to Thr 19 Apr noon. If you can give an hour to pray, for example, or organize a group to pray and worship for an hour a day - that faith will move mountains!

***** Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012
From: Theresa Rinaldo
Subject: prayer table neighborhood meal
Prayer Table - Christ Church Schenectady Neighborhood Meal, Feb. 26, 2012, Chuck and Theresa Rinaldo
      1. Dave ­ Pray he find Christ in his heart.
      2. Marian ­ A man in her life is "messin' with her head" and we asked the Lord to put a hedge of protection around her. Her older son Shawn just got out of prison but is drinking and doing things that might land him back in prison. Asked God to get him back on the right track and to change his heart. Younger son, Don, is handicapped and has been having seizures. Asked for God to give doctors discernment about what is causing them, to protect and heal Don. As she was walking away she mentioned that she had several health problems, but was less concerned about asking for specific prayer for that. So, we pray for the Lord's healing hand on her for good health.
      3. Lloyd and Dominica ­ He lost his job in December and is unemployed. Hasn't received unemployment check yet and they are having a hard time. Dominica was hit by a van in December and her hip was broken. This is adding to their stress. Asked for God's intervention, His provision, protection and encouragement. They left feeling encouraged and grateful.

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, February 26, 2012

 

2/26/2012, #50, 1st Quarter 2012

IMMEDIATELY the Spirit drove him into the wilderness. (Mark 1:12)

They IMMEDIATELY left their nets and followed him. (Mark 1:18 )

And IMMEDIATELY he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him. (Mark 1:20)

Then they went into Capernaum, and IMMEDIATELY on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. (Mark 1:21)

And IMMEDIATELY his fame spread throughout all the region around Galilee. (Mark 1:28 )

So he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and IMMEDIATELY the fever left her. And she served them. (Mark 1:31)

As soon as he had spoken, IMMEDIATELY the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed. (Mark 1:42)

      Jesus, there is an "IMMEDIATELY" that came into your life from the Holy Spirit at your baptism and I see that same "IMMEDIATELY" in the disciples response to your call to them. I want that same "IMMEDIATELY" in my life. Please baptize me afresh with your Holy Spirit so that I can "IMMEDIATELY" respond to his promptings. Thank you.

Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98 * 103; Dan. 9:3-10: Heb. 2:10-18: John 12:44-50
HC: Mark 1:9-13; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Genesis 9:8-17; 25 or 25:3-9
Monday: 41, 52 * 44; Gen. 37:1-11: 1 Cor. 1:1-19: Mark 1:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- pray that we will all Dare to Share the Joy of Jesus.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 8:31-38; Romans 8:31-39; Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 16 or 16:5-11).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 26 Church of the Holy Name, Boytonville – The Rev’d Nelson Lundberg: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote...
      This Lent, keep searching, don't stop looking. You will find Him. You will fill the void in your heart. Fill that void with "The Word" of God. Jeremiah 29:13 writes, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

Dear souls,
      Please pray for my father The Rev. David Mumford who was admitted to the hospital last night in the UK. He was kept over night. Please also pray for my mum Jean. Thank you so very much indeed. God bless you.

***** Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:4-5)
From One-Minute Prayers for Women: Embracing the Unknown
      Father in heaven, You see all that takes place in my life. Knowing this gives me peace as I face transition. I exchange my uncertainty for your promise of security. Open my eyes to the wonders of every turn, tangent, and seeming detour I encounter. I don't want to miss a miracle by starting a new journey diminished by regret, pride, or misplaced longing. I want to long for You. For the path You carve out for me.
      Remove the blinders from my physical and spiritual eyes. Lord, I want to see the beauty of the landscape You have built around me. And I want to savor the opportunity that rests on the horizon. As I face a new direction, this time my heart flutters with excitement and not with worry. I am eager to see what You have in store for me. I accept Your provision, Lord.
Scripture Prayer:
      Father in Heaven, You know all that takes place in the lives of Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. They are in transition now, and they so want to hear your voice as they discern the mission path which You would have them follow. Is it Mityana? Is it Gulu? Is it Nairobi? The Mudges felt welcome in all three places. They long for You, Lord, and the path that You carve out for them.
      The Mudges long to hear your voice. Let them see, Lord. Let them embrace the adventure that awaits them with confidence, wonder and excitement. Thank You Lord that You always provide!
      Thank You that the Mudges arrived home safely. Thank You that You took care of Lydia while they were gone. Be with them in a special way. May the power of your Holy Spirit be strong within them as they follow your way. Amen.

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, February 25, 2012

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, February 25, 2012, 9:25 - 10:35 a.m. Bob Baker Torre Bissell and Mark Pasko on State St. A bit brisk and very windy (at one point our prayer table sign blew off the table) -- not many on the street.

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

M--indicates received mittens
G--indicates received gloves
S--indicates received a scarf
Socks--2 pairs of hand knitted woolen socks from Karen Hetland in Norway

Emmanuel (young man) -- He is new in town and came by the prayer table the last two Saturdays. Last Sunday he attended Christ Church. He asked prayer for wisdom and strength. We prayed also that he would make good choices in his friendships.

Jean -- We prayed that she keep safe and be restored to health.

G&Socks Kathy (older woman) -- She asked prayers that she would be warm and safe. She was thrilled with the idea of getting the hand made socks from Norway.

Kalique and Markly (2 young men going to minister at the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.) We prayed for their ministry and that they would hear God and speak his word to the congregation.

G&Socks +Ganise (older man from Guyana) -- his hands were very cold and was very happy to get the gloves and the socks. He said his eye-sight is failing and we prayed with him about that.

+Andrew (young man) -- He had been at Planned Parenthood in the next block protesting abortions. We prayed for God's anointing on his witness.

G+Shalah (young boy)

+Paul -- He asked prayer for his girlfriend Amy who has a bad back. She will be trying a pain management shot. If that doesn't work she will have to have surgery.

+Calvin and Joshua -- These two men ask prayer for protection and guidance.

William -- He lives next door in what he said was no longer a crack house. He said it looked like that because the side entrance was the main entryway to the various apartments. He said there might be some pot but no crack.

Bobby -- We prayed for healing from a virus.

 

2/25/2012, #49, 1st Quarter 2012

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

"that they all may be one, as you, Father, are in me, and I in you; that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that you sent me." (John 17: 21)
      Holy Trinity, one God, help us find our unity in you so that the world will believe in you.

"And the glory which you gave me I have given them, that they may be one just as we are one:" (John 17:22)
      Jesus, please help us know and experience your glory.

"I in them, and you in me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them as you have loved me." (John 17:23)
      Jesus, come and dwell in our hearts so that the world may know that the Father has sent you and loves you and us.

"Father, I desire that they also whom You gave me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold my glory which you have given me; for you loved me before the foundation of the world." (John 17:24)
      Father, at various times and seasons you have revealed your glory -- let this be such a time and a season for us.

"O righteous Father! The world has not known you, but I have known You; and these have known that you sent me." (John 17:25)
      Jesus, thank you for making your Father and his love known to us.

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

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 20, February 26, 2012
Theme Verse: Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22)
Readings: Mark 1:9-13; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Haggai 1:1-15; Psalm 25:3-9

A word received: I want to build you into the church I want. I AM the foundation and cornerstone. Look to me -- let me build you up by my Holy Spirit and my word.

      Gospel: Mark 1:9-13

A word received: I will minister to you in your wilderness times just as I did with my son Jesus.

      Epistle: 1 Peter 3:18-22

(verse 18 ) A word received: I suffered for you while you were still sinners. You cannot first become righteous and then come to me. You must first come to me so that I can make you righteous.

      Old Testament: Haggai 1:1-15

A word received: Hear my call to rebuild my church -- not the buildings of stone (though some are called to that), but the church which is my body.

      Psalm: Psalm 25:3-9

(verse 5) A word received: Wait on me -- I AM the God of your salvation.

Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Ezek. 39:21-29: Phil. 4:10-20: John 17:20-26
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98 * 103; Dan. 9:3-10: Heb. 2:10-18: John 12:44-50
HC: Mark 1:9-13; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Genesis 9:8-17; 25 or 25:3-9

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- pray for a move of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 1:9-13; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Genesis 9:8-17; 25 or 25:3-9).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 25 Christ & St. John’s, Champlain – The Rev’d Edgar LaCombe The Rev’d Charles Smith Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Subject: Daily quote...
      I was having breakfast with Tommy Tyson and Francis MacNutt years ago. I was soaking in all I could about the healing ministry as they chatted. Francis was telling me about the time Tommy was supposed to speak at a conference. At the last minute Tommy said, "I am not going to speak, you are Francis!" Francis told me he was so shocked. He then asked Tommy, "What shall I talk about?" "Oh, just tell 'em about Jesus!" Tommy replied with great laughter... A warm moment between friends I shall never forget. I wonder if that is how the disciples spoke to one another? "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me." Luke 7:22-23

***** Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2012
From: Christine Hales
Subject: Next Thursday Evening
Hello all:
      Next Thursday evening you're welcome to come for prayer and worship at our house. God has been moving so powerfully and we look forward to hearing your testimonies of how God has worked when you've prayed in the last two weeks.
      Blessings, and hope to see you Thursday evening. If you can't come and have a prayer request, feel free to email m with it.


Albany Intercessor

Friday, February 24, 2012

 

2/24/2012, #48, 1st Quarter 2012

"I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours." (John 17:9)
      Holy Spirit, help us daily join Jesus for all those the Father has given him.

"And all mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them." (John 17:10)
      Father, help us by our relationship with Jesus and with you to bring Jesus glory.

"Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep through your name those whom you have given me, that they may be one as we are." (John 17:11)
      Jesus, help us in this diocese manifest the unity you have with your Father.

"While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom you gave me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled." (John 17:12)
      Jesus, please keep us in your name that none of us will be lost. Give us shepherd's hearts like yours to go out seeking the lost and the least.

"But now I come to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves." (John 17:13)
      Holy Spirit, fill us with the joy of Jesus.

"I have given them your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world." (John 17:14)
      Father, help us daily receive your word so that we may be in the world but not of it. Help us endure the hatred of those who despise your word.

"I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one." (John 17:15)
      Father, keep us out of the clutches of the evil one.

"They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. " (John 17:16)
      Jesus, please help us daily find our identity in you.

"Sanctify them by your truth. your word is truth." (John 17:17)
      Father, please bring us to the holiness that comes from abiding in your truth.

"As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world." (John 17:18 )
      Holy Spirit, give us missionary hearts and zeal to go into the world for Jesus.

"And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth." (John 17:19)
      Jesus, sanctify us with your truth. Thank you.

A word received: Rest in me; let me be your strength.

Friday: 95* & 31 * 35; Ezek. 18:1-4,25-32: Phil. 4:1-9: John 17:9-19
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Ezek. 39:21-29: Phil. 4:10-20: John 17:20-26

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- pray for all of the witness of the Holy Spirit to each of us at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 1:9-13; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Genesis 9:8-17; 25 or 25:3-9).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 24 Preparation for the Diocesan Convention (June 8-10) Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote...
      This Lent, when in line, pray. When waiting for the check out, pray. When at a red light, pray. During the advertisements on TV, mute and pray (M&P). Before your meal or before taking your medications, pray. When in a waiting room, pray. When getting in your car, pray. Waiting for tech support on the phone, pray (a lot). Instead of texting, pray! Give up "waiting" this Lent. Turn your "waiting time" into "prayer time."

***** Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012
From: Elizabeth Strickland
Subject: St Eustace Mission trip
      Torre- please pray for the St. Eustace (Lake Placid) Mission trip to the Dominican Republic which leaves Lake Placid the evening of February 23. They will be there over a week.

***** Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012
From: The DOCK
Subject: Meanwhile, in the Titanic Quarter... [Belfast, Northern Ireland]
      YESSSS!!! I can't tell you how long I've been waiting to write an email with that title - it felt good!
      So what's all the fuss about? Well, quite simply, this has been the biggest week in the entire history of The Dock (so far...). This was the week when The Dock signed a license with Titanic Quarter Ltd for a Meanwhile Lease of a vacant shop unit at the base of the Arc Apartments. (And not just any shop unit - the beautiful, airy unit with fabulous views over Nomadic, Titanic Belfast, the Met and the Kit Sculpture).
      So, the next question: what's a Meanwhile Lease when it's at home? I shall explain (in my customary dour, unenthusiastic way) in this short video:
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      In other words, this is the Dock vision - Life in the Titanic Quarter - made flesh. The shop unit is currently empty, with no electricity, flooring, furnishings or fittings - another blank page for The Dock - but it won't stay that way for long. The Meanwhile proposal is to establish a pop-up cafe - to turn that empty space into a thriving coffee dock, art gallery and visitor information venue - a community hub for the Titanic Quarter.
      It's the vision that we still hold, in the long-term, as the purpose of the Dock boat. What we could scarcely have expected (or even dared to dream) when the project began, is that we could get started in a Meanwhile Space while we research (and save up for) the boat. I still have to pinch myself occasionally to believe that it is actually happening...
      (For those of you who still want to ask "Where's yer boat?", a full update on the progress of all things nautical and nice here.)
      In related news, The Dock still can't stay off your airwaves - you can click here to read all about the day that Radio 2 joined us on the Dock Walk, but for the ultimate, the big cheese, the gold standard and unassailable summit of Christian broadcasting, it has to be Songs Of Praise. And to your right you can see me being interviewed in the Drawing Office for the Titanic special, due to be broadcast on 11th March, in which I get to tell the story of The Dock and all our hopes, visions and prayers for the area, while standing in the breathtakingly evocative surroundings of the old H&W Drawing Office.
      (Susan assures me that the "holy glow" emanating from my face must be a side-effect of the BBC lights - I don't usually beam beautific rays from my countenance in everyday life. Sadly.)
      And why is this related news to all things Meanwhile? Well, this Sunday (26th) sees the return of the Songs Of Praise camera crew to the TQ to pick up the rest of their shots - including those involving the guest presenter - none other than Eamonn Holmes, so it is! And so that Eamonn can broadcast from the TQ's very own (sort-of) church, we're racing to get the Dock Cafe to a sufficiently advanced stage that Eamonn can be filmed chatting to me while enjoying a coffee on a Dock Cafe sofa.
      So, less than a week from signing the contract to being up-and-running, with electricity, artwork, a coffee bar, lighting, sofas, tables, chairs, coffee on the go, signs above the door and a warm welcome for a BBC film crew. Challenge accepted!
      So if you'd like to be part of the Dock Meanwhile adventure, we're meeting up from 11am on Saturday (25th) to build our own Meanwhile Cafe. To your left you can see our starting point, our blank canvas. Call in at any stage of the day to help us turn an empty space into an "industrial chic" cafe - do it for Eamonn!
      Chris
      PS Some of you have been kind enough to offer to help financially with setting up the Meanwhile Project, and that offer is gratefully accepted! - this is the first time that The Dock has had bills, bills, bills (electricity, gas, insurance, cafe supplies...) as well as the cost of fitting out the unit with nice quality furniture, a fridge, a heater... the list goes on! Go to The Dock website and click on the 'Give' tab if you're interested in helping out - we're working on trendy ways of giving online, but in the Meanwhile (!) you can find details there of how to contribute with a nice old-fashioned cheque. Thanks!

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, February 23, 2012

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell, Richard Barratiere and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

Rich -- He asked prayer for his sister-in-law Lillian who loses her temper with her young son. Lillian lives with Rich and his wife and son.

Dan -- He gave thanks for a group of kids from Harvest Church who helped out at the Schenectady City Mission this afternoon.

Peter -- He came to give thanks for the way God has worked in his family (he had asked for prayer for his family a few weeks ago).

+Dorothy -- She asked prayer for her son Rashon who is in and out of jail and for her finances.

+Jessica and +Peter (one leg missing) -- She is pregnant. We prayed for a safe and easy delivery and a strong and healthy child. We prayed Peter would not trip or fall.

+Eugene -- He gave a praise report. He was molested by a priest when he was eleven and suffers from PTSD because of that. God is healing him and he has just landed a good job up in Saratoga County. He asked prayer for his separated wife Nydia who needs healing and deliverance.

Leroy (from last week [I accidentally left him out of the notes I sent out this morning.]) He was filled with praise and joy this evening. Last week he was weeping with the stress of his burdens (which he gave to Jesus.) He has continued to leave his burdens with Jesus and it was a joy to see the change in him.

+Melissa -- She is pregnant and due July 14th. Her mother (who appears to be involved with the occult), +Felicia was with her. We prayed for a safe and easy delivery and a strong and healthy child. We also prayed in Jesus' name against any evil spirits that might be attacking her.

June (regular, older woman) -- She hasn't had an aide all week. We prayed for her regular aide, Crystal, who has a young child and is being overworked by the agency. June's son Mark and his wife are moving and the landlord refuses to give back the security deposit of $300. They are all frightened by the Maintenance Supervisor who is abusive. We also prayed for healing of June's elbow.

 

2/23/2012, #47, 1st Quarter 2012

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"For I have given to them the words which you have given me; " (John 17:8a)
      A word received 11/30/10: Ask me to put my words in your mouth. Jesus, I do ask this -- that you will dialy put your words into my mouth.

"and they have received them," (John 17:8b)
      Holy Spirit, please help us receive what Jesus gives us.

"and have known surely that I came forth from you; and they have believed that you sent me." (John 17:8c)
      Father, please help us dialy live in this knowledge -- that you have sent him to us and that our belief in this will be strengthened day by day. Thank you.

A word received: Rest in me. Don't be afraid.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Hab. 3:1-10(11-15)16-18: Phil. 3:12-21: John 17:1-8
Friday: 95* & 31 * 35; Ezek. 18:1-4,25-32: Phil. 4:1-9: John 17:9-19

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- pray for all of the witness of the Holy Spirit to each of us at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 1:9-13; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Genesis 9:8-17; 25 or 25:3-9).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 23 Diocesan Commissions and Committees Canon Ray Donahue, The Rev’d Ted McConnell. Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote...
      Are you feeling feeling "Less than?" Sit next to Jesus this Lent and become, "More than!"

***** Please pray for Beth Roddy, formerly of this diocese who has just had her second chemo treatment for cancer.

***** Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012
From: Mary MacDonald
Subject: Prayer Table Report, St. James, Lake George NY, 2/17/12 Friday 1pm Overcast, Terry Graves and Mary MacDonald

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

Otilia + - Prayers for herself and her daughter Elizabeth to keep abusive husband/father away

Joseph -- wife Jackie is sick

Tommy -- Prayers for the prayer table

Douglas and Monet ++ -- Joan who just passed away

Ed -- Delores just had her teeth pulled

***** Prayer Table report at the Schenectady City Mission; Chuck Rinaldo, Richard Barratiere, and Torre Bissll, 2/16/12

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

Rich -- He asked prayer that his heart will be touched to be a better father.

+Aaron (young man, 30) -- He confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior. He has two children by a girlfriend. He asked prayer for guidance.

+Howard -- He received Jesus. He asked prayer for a job and that he will be able to get into the program at the Schenectady City Mission.

+Jan and +Norm (her boyfriend) -- She asked prayer for her father, +John who is in hospital. She has five children ages 21- 25.

June (regular) -- She reported that +a little girl in her church had accepted Jesus and that she needs a winter coat.

+Melissa -- She gave her life and her burdens to Jesus. Her life is a mess and she is wondering if she should take her boyfriend back in (he has just been living off of her).

***** Christ Church Schenectady prayer table report, 2-18-12, Torre and Jonathan Bissell and Carol MacNaughton.

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

+Yvette -- "To be happy." We prayed that she would know the joy of the Lord and that joy would fill her heart.

Bill (regular) -- We prayed he would not have a ny more seizures and that he would have companionship.

+Dazgona (young man) -- He asked prayer that he would become a karate master. We prayed that he would be a good role model for others.

+Amy (young woman) -- She asked prayers for healing of her neck and for emotional health.

Emmanuel (young man from last week) -- He walked by with a friend and greeted us but didn't stop because we were praying with Amy.

+Helene -- She lectured us for several minutes. She took several hats to give away to others.

+Wakeny and +Ramona (her daughter) -- We prayed against the seizures that Wakeny has.

Eric (elder of the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.) He told Jonathan about a concert they were having at Oakview Preparatory Christian School in Yonkers on March 3rd: http://www.oakviewprep.com/

John (regular) -- We prayed for him, his children and God's encouragement. We also prayed for his wife Paula over the cell phone, that she would know God's protecting peace.

Desdemona (regular) -- We prayed that whe would be a powerful witness for God.

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

 

2/15/2012, #46, 1st Quarter 2012

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I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. (1 John 2:12)
      Jesus, thank you for your cross and resurrection and sending of our Holy Spirit to us so than our sins could be forgiven because of your great love for us.

I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. (1 John 2:13a)
      Holy Spirit, help every father in this diocese know Jesus.

I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. (1 John 2:13b)
      Father, please help the young men of the diocese and those who live in the inner city who have never known a father's love and character overcome the tempter and become the fathers you desire them to be.

I write to you, little children, because you have known the Father. (1 John 2:13c)
      Jesus, help every child in this diocese and especially all those who have never known a father's love know your Father's love.

I have written to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. (1 John 2:14a)
      Jesus, please help the fathers of this diocese come to know you so that they can know your Father's love.

I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one. (1 John 2:14b)
      Holy Spirit, help the young men of this diocese become role models for the youth of this diocese and lead them into a saving knowledge of God the Father's love for them. Help the young men of this diocese overcome the wicked one. Thank you.

Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Gen. 31:25-50: 1 John 2:12-17: John 10:1-18
Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Gen. 32:3-21: 1 John 2:18-29: John 10:19-30
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Gen. 32:22-33:17: 1 John 3:1-10: John 10:31-42
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Gen. 35:1-20: 1 John 3:11-18: John 11:1-16

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- pray for all of the conversations between people at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 9:2-9; 2 Peter 1:16-19(20-21); 1 Kings 19:9-18; 27 or 27:5-11).
      A word received: Urge people to read the whole story of Elijah (1 Kings 17:1-2 Kings 2:35) and then read this psalm (Psalm 27) " in light of that story. Ask yourself, "How was I light and salvation to Elijah? How have I been light and salvation to you?

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 15 Sr SONshine Weekend (February 23-25)
16 St. George’s, Clifton Park -The Rev’d John Henry II, The Rev’d Karen Henry, The Rev’d Maureen Demler, The Rev’d Albert Harding, The Rev’d Robert Roach, The Rev’d Scott Underhill
17 St. Mark’s Church, Hoosick Falls – The Rev’d Lorraine Lyons
Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote...
      We are designed to cry. So many people apologize to me when they weep. Tears are natural and normal. So many say, "I am afraid to cry because if I start, I fear that I will not be able to stop." When tested, tears of joy and tears of sadness show different chemical make up as toxins are released. Women in Jesus time wore tear bottles, they would collect tears. Some even say that Mary washed Jesus feet with tears from her tear bottle. "Jesus wept. " The shortest verse in the bible is found in John 11:45 in reference to his emotions regarding Lazarus. Shedding a tear is good for the soul. P.S. Grown men do cry!

***** On Friday, February 17 at 7 pm, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer & Praise Worship Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Ryan Haig, Brooke Bernthon and Mark Kelso. The preacher will be Rev. Lorrie Lyons.
      This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend.
      We hope to see you there, and bring a friend! If you have never been to one of these services please plan to attend if you are available. These services are always a powerful time with the Lord and we promise you will be blessed!

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

 

2/14/2012, #45, 1st Quarter 2012

Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. (1 John 2:8 )
      Jesus, let your light shine forth in our lives and in our relationships.

He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. (1 John 2:9)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize how hatred and anger separate us and plunge us into darkness.

He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. (1 John 2:10)
      Father, order our steps by your light and the love we have for our brethren.

(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 us in our going out and our 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 us 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 us.
      And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with us this day and always. Amen.

Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; Gen. 31:1-24: 1 John 2:1-11: John 9:18-41
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Gen. 31:25-50: 1 John 2:12-17: John 10:1-18

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- pray for all of the Eucharists at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 9:2-9; 2 Peter 1:16-19(20-21); 1 Kings 19:9-18; 27 or 27:5-11).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 14 For the Community of St. Mary at the Spiritual Life Center and for new vocations Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote...
      Listen to what is being said, to what is not being said and to what God is saying.

***** Check out Fr. Neal Longe's sermon http://www.saintannsamsterdam.org/sermonmanager.php?sermonID=26062&

***** On Friday, February 17 at 7 pm, St. Michael's Church (49 Killean Park, Colonie) will celebrate our monthly Prayer & Praise Worship Service. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be offered by Ryan Haig, Brooke Bernthon and Mark Kelso. The preacher will be Rev. Lorrie Lyons.
      This is a very relaxed service. Come when you can and stay as long as the Lord leads. If you have a heart for revival and/or desire a deeper relationship with the Lord please plan to attend.
      We hope to see you there, and bring a friend! If you have never been to one of these services please plan to attend if you are available. These services are always a powerful time with the Lord and we promise you will be blessed!

***** Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012
From: Christine Hales
Subject: Invite
      Reminder: 6:30 Fellowship and nibbles! 7:00 Worship and Praise!


Albany Intercessor

Monday, February 13, 2012

 

2/13/2012, #44, 1st Quarter 2012

Now as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." (John 9:1-5)
      Holy Spirit, please guide us as we seek to reach out to the poor, the lost and the least, that we do not impute sin as the cause of their misfortune.

      Jesus, please help us join you in the work that your Father (and ours) has given you.

      Holy Father, please help us daily walk by the light that Jesus gives us -- neither rushing ahead nor lagging behind. Thank you.

Gospel from Sunday: Mark 1:40-45 A word received: I long for my people to come to me as this man did. So many sit on the side-lines and wish that I would do something in their lives. This man came and humbled himself before me and pleaded for my help.

Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Gen. 30:1-24: 1 John 1:1-10: John 9:1-17
Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; Gen. 31:1-24: 1 John 2:1-11: John 9:18-41

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- pray for all of the fellowship at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 9:2-9; 2 Peter 1:16-19(20-21); 1 Kings 19:9-18; 27 or 27:5-11).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 13 Good Shepherd, Canajoharie – The Rev’d Virginia L. Ogden Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote...
      Did you know that God is still in the business of healing? "For I am the LORD, who heals you. " Declares the Lord. Exodus 15:26

***** While I was at Fr. Neal Longe's installation at St. Ann's Amsterdam I was asked to have people pray for Dick Frederick who had a nine and a half hour heart surgery this past Thursday.

***** Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge public prayer update from Mityana Uganda
Dear Praying Friends,
      Praise the Lord! We are preaching and teaching in Mityana.
      It is summer weather, has been over 100 degrees since we arrived in Mityana from Gulu on Thursday, and now, I am hearing thunder for the first time (even though it is dry season). Uganda is having a heat wave in the hottest part of their year.
      I preached at the Cathedral during the Mityana Diocesan Synod on Friday (It convenes every two years). We both preached at St. Michael's in Mityana this morning.
      We begin three days of teaching, tomorrow, at the local theological college: Shaw: leadership (Monday), Marriage and Family Life (Wednesday); Julie: Stewardship and Accountability (Tuesday).
      Bishop Stephen is a truly wonderful spiritual leader.
      We return to Kampala on Thursday.
      Please keep us in prayer.
      Daily power outages.
      We have limitations on our Internet service as we try to find the right service that would work long-time in Mityana.
      So, we may not be able to contact anyone by email or put pictures on Facebook until we return to Kampala. But you can still send us email messages, that we would open when we have the opportunity.
God bless you, Shaw and on behalf of Julie.

***** Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012
From: WHI Dayton Prayer
Subject: Welcome Home Initiative Dayton Prayer Request and Praise Report 2012 02 12
      If you know someone that wishes to pray for this ministry, please ask them to send their e-mail to WHI Dayton Prayer
As you intercede with Jesus and the Holy Spirit before the Father, may you be richly blessed in the presence of the Holy Trinity!
1. WHI Dayton 3-member team visit to a major Army base in KY was very successful on Friday 10 Feb, thanks to your prayers and previous efforts by WHI NY Team.
      a. 25 chaplains and area pastors attended the two hour information meeting about WHI. Most, if not all, of them are combat vets with multiple deployments themselves. Great responses. One chaplain asked if he could bring 15 couples (30 total) to WHI Dayton's April retreat; he is the chaplain responsible for about 1,000 troops. There are much larger units on base, 10K at least. Needs are obvious and urgent. Area pastors and chaplains said they would work together to organize a local retreat in Sep 2012 (before a large unit's deployment) at a local retreat center and invite WHI Team NY. A pastor asked about WHI-type retreat for other affinity groups - victims of accidents and crimes, first responders, etc. They see the utility of WHI Retreat format for addressing trauma among various groups. Pray for unity among churches and ministers, on base and off base.
      b. A very large unit is deploying in Oct timeframe.
      c. A unit's mission in Nov has been cancelled. The unit members and families are having a very very hard time dealing with not deploying after making all preparations to go.
2. Pray for WHI Dayton's team building, forming, and planning. Less than 3 months away from April retreat. Pray for Oct 23 - 25 tentative retreat. The need of a "small group" for in-between retreats.
3. Praise the Lord, Ranger Cory Smith ran / cycled safely from GA to Indianapolis, raising awareness to veterans' needs. FaceBook Run Ranger Run.
4. Quilts of Valor Foundation - difficulty meeting needs. FaceBook Quilts of Valor. http://www.qovf.org/
5. Reboot Recovery, 13 week small group, begins another group (6th or 7th) at Fort Campbell KY on Monday 13 Feb. http://www.rebootrecovery.com First Baptish Church, Clarksville TN (outside Fort Campbell), began 12-week Bridges to Healing classes on 1 Feb. (Based on the two manuals - Combat Trauma Healing Manual and When War Comes Home.)
6. Pray for Henry, WWII Normandy D+2 vet, lost his wife Virginia of 64 years; Ch. Dave, Ch. Terry, Ch. Roger, Ch. Tom, Loretta, Ed, Don, Linda, Bill. All WHI Dayton attendees and volunteers.
7. (and last) Prayer request from WHI Washing DC, preparing for a General Officer's retreat 10 - 12 April. This church is also planning to begin Healing Center. See below direct quote from Team Wash/DC leader to members.
Dear WHI team,
      I feel led to ask us as a group to start praying at specific times for this initiative. I would like to ask each of you to devote the first 5 minutes (feel free to do more) of your commute every morning to praying for the WHI. I think we all know what the specifics are but I'm going to list a few just to help. You could break these up into groups and pick a specific day to pray for each of them. I can't explain the reasons why, but God needs for us to pray to bring about His will on Earth. There are many examples in Scripture of someone praying and then something changed, or disaster was avoided, or someone was healed, or the gifts of the Holy Spirit were poured out. I don't pretend to understand why He needs us to pray, I just know that He does require us to and that when we do He has more power to move in our lives or the lives of those we pray for. So let's all be intercessors!
      1. Pray for the retreatants. Pray we will fill all the spots available. Pray they would come unashamed and be open to whatever the Spirit may want to do in their lives, and that powerful transformation will take place in their lives.
      2. Money: pray for all the funds to come in, and to come quickly .
      3. Volunteers (this may be the most challenging so please pray about this) - prayer ministers ,intercessors, food volunteers, driving volunteers, registration volunteers, hall monitors etc.
      4. Pray for the Washington WHI team as a group. Planning and details can become stressful and/or overwhelming. Pray that the Lord would equip us to do his work and that we would not become weary. Pray also for protection for us as a group.
      5. Pray for the closing ceremonies to go off without a hitch!
      6. Pray that the out-of-town WHI team and our team would work well with each other and be on the same page.
      I would also suggest that when you pray you start out with
      Praising God for His faithfulness and provision and thank Him for all He will do. Thanks, team!
Peace, Ellen

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, February 12, 2012

 

2/12/2012, #43, 1st Quarter 2012

Now a leper came to him, imploring him, kneeling down to him and saying to him, "If you are willing, you can make me clean." (Mark 1:40)
      Lord Jesus, we ask you to make us clean as well -- cleanse our hearts and minds of every stain of sin.

Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed." (Mark 1:41)
      Jesus, please help us reach out to the lost and the least and to the "unclean" with your healing touch.

As soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed. (Mark 1:42)
      Holy Spirit, please give us eyes to see the healing that Jesus is doing and wants to do all around us.

And he strictly warned him and sent him away at once, (Mark 1:43)
      To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to keep silence, and a time to speak; (Ecclesiastes 3:1&7b) Holy Father, guide us in our speaking and in our silences. Help us know when it is time for each.

and said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing those things which Moses commanded, as a testimony to them." (Mark 1:44)
      Holy Spirit, help us daily follow Jesus' instructions to us and walk by his light.

However, he went out and began to proclaim it freely, and to spread the matter, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter the city, but was outside in deserted places; and they came to him from every direction. (Mark 1:45)
      Jesus, help us repent of not listening to you and your admonitions -- when we don't obey you we get in the way of the ministry you want to do among us.

A word received: Look around you and see my love and mercy. Pray for eyes to see.

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Gen. 29:20-35: 1 Tim. 3:14-4:10: Mark 10:23-31
HC: 42 or 42:1-7; 2 Kings 5:1-15ab; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Mark 1:40-45
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Gen. 30:1-24: 1 John 1:1-10: John 9:1-17

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- pray for the Healing Service at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 9:2-9; 2 Peter 1:16-19(20-21); 1 Kings 19:9-18; 27 or 27:5-11).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 12 St. Luke’s, Cambridge – The Rev’d James French, The Rev’d Margaret Haight The Rev’d John Bassett Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Some people are so gifted in writing about love. The Song of Songs are amazing. You might read some of that to your beloved. Someone wrote to me about "experiencing" the love Christ has for us. Three times I have been so filled in prayer that it hurt! My cheeks physically hurt from smiling so much. It felt that if God poured out any more of His love I would have burst into flames! Listen, receive that love, experience that love, know the love God has for you. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. " John 3:16

***** Check out the posting for Christ Church Gilbertsville: http://www.christchurchgville.org/sites/christchurchgville.org/files/Christ%20Church%20Newsletter%20Feb%2012%202012%20Lent.pdf

***** Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! (Psalm 90: 12 and 16-17)
      Father God, we thank You for everything that You are doing for Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. We thank You that they are a blessing and are being blessed as they explore opportunities in Uganda and Kenya. Give them hearts of wisdom so that they perfectly discern the site for their new work for You. Show them what that work is to be and grant them the power to do it. May your favor be upon the Mudges and we ask that you establish the work of their hands. Father God we pray for your Holy Spirit to surround all that the Mudges do. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, February 11, 2012

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, February 11, 2012, 9:15 - 10:35 a.m. Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
H--indicates received a hat
M--indicates received mittens
G--indicates received gloves
S--indicates received a scarf

State St.

+Don -- "That I will make it through the day."

+Danny -- He first said, "No." Then came back and asked, "What's this all about?" I explained we were there to pray for people who wanted prayer. He said, "I've lost my job. I'm homeless. Pray that I will get to Florida and be reunited with my daughter who is in a home there."

+Mike -- "That I will have a good day."

+Emmanuel -- "Strength and courage. I just moved here."

+Carlos -- "I just got out of jail yesterday (3 years). Pray for a job and for my family situation." I urged him to come to church for fellowship and support. He has been to the Neighborhood Meals in the past.

+Foggy (man) -- "That God will bless my soul." He got several hats for his kids.

+Debra (regular) -- We prayed for her parents, Berry and Elizabeth, and for her niece Mahogany. She was talking on her cell phone with Paula (regular) so she put it on speaker and we prayed for Paula and John and their children.

+Douggie -- "I've been clean and sober for a couple of years now. It is so good (pointing to his shopping bag) to be buying something else than drugs."

+Sean -- "For my wife +Cynthia who has been sick on and off."

+Wayne -- "For a job." Then he asked, "Are you out here every Saturday?" I said, "Every Saturday."

Tom (a repeat from last week) -- "For my brother +Jim. It's his birthday today and I'm going to go hang out with him." A gave him a cross to give to Jim and he took a couple of hats for him. He was really pleased to be able to give his brother something for his birthday.

(Man going into the crack house next door)

Albany St.

GG+ Tommy -- peace in his heart and soul

HG+ Carreem -- prayers for her brother, sister and her dad (today was the burial of her father in Massachusetts)

Joe -- Blessings this day

Chris -- blessed him as he walked to work (you could see his wooden cross displayed outside his coat)

HHG+ Carrie- prayers for her unborn granddaughter due any day (the hats were baby hats and we had one pair of gloves that would fit a baby!)

G Christopher -- general blessing, discussed reading the Bible, he gave a praise report for the his family court situation (previous prayer request) had gone well

HG Bill -- Blessing for this day

GGHS - ?? -- she recognized us from across the street -- ran over yelling “prayer table” in a happy voice. She knocked Carol down into a chair and almost tipped that over giving us a giant hug. We had a big group hug and prayed and praised God’s goodness, love, and protection. ( We did not catch her name.)

HSG -- Darlene -- peace in the world, prayers that she get her disability and section 8 for housing.

 

2/11/2012, #42, 1st Quarter 2012

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! For His mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:1)
      Father, thank you for your enduring mercy!

Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:2)
      Father, thank you that in Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection and the sending of your Holy Spirit we can see the full measure of your love and mercy.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For his mercy endures forever: (Psalm 136:3)
      Father, thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to us so that we can have a heart and a will to thank you for your mercy.

A word received: Look to me for strength to endure.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 18, February 12, 2012
Theme Verse: Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22)
Readings: Mark 1:40-45; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 2 Kings 5:1-15b; Psalm 42:1-7
Memory Verse: O my God, my soul is cast down within me; therefore I will remember you (Psalm 42:6)
Next Week: Mark 9:2-9; 2 Peter 1:16-21; 1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 27:5-11

A word received: I want to build you into the church I want. I AM the foundation and cornerstone. Look to me -- let me build you up by my Holy Spirit and my word.

      Gospel: Mark 1:40-45

A word received: I reached out and touched the man who was "unclean" with leprosy. Take me as your model.

      Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

A word received: I lived a life of discipline in my Father's love. I want you to follow in my footsteps as Paul did.

      Old Testament: 2 Kings 5:1-15b

A word received: Look at the two "minor" witnesses in this story: the young girl who was a captive and the servant who talked Naaman out of his rage. Even a child or a servant can be in my service. Look around you -- are there children among you or the poor and humble among you who are in my service? Are you listening to them?

      Psalm: Psalm 42:1-7

Psalm 42:6a A word received: Remember me when you are depressed and cast down. The thief on the cross said, "Remember me."

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Gen. 29:1-20: Rom. 14:1-23: John 8:47-59
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Gen. 29:20-35: 1 Tim. 3:14-4:10: Mark 10:23-31
HC: 42 or 42:1-7; 2 Kings 5:1-15ab; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Mark 1:40-45

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- pray for all of the Vacation Bible School and Youth Rally at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 1:40-45; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 2 Kings 5:1-15b; Psalm 42:1-7).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 11 For tithing to be an apostolic goal for every disciple Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012
From: Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:01:06 -0500
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      One day, I believe that the Lord will give me the words to tell you how much He loves you. I am not Shakespeare, I am not a poet, nor can I write a sonnet or some fancy words that pluck at you heart strings. All I can tell you, without trumpet or fanfare, is that I can totally and utterly assure you that His love for you is very, very real. Oh, how I yearn to tell you. Please Lord give me the words. What more can I write, I really don't know? My friends please accept that love... Jesus, please show us how to explain this love in action and in words. In the mean time Lord, we wait for you... Amen.

***** Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012
From: Diocese of Albany
Subject: Diocesan Update Addendum
      Overflow Homeless Shelter Help Needed. St. Peter’s Church, Albany along with individuals from Partners in Outreach are operating an overflow homeless shelter during the winter months to augment the ministry of the Capital City Rescue Mission. In essence, the Mission selects 12-15 men from their population and brings them, along with a Mission Staff Resident Assistant, to St. Peter’s at 8:00pm and they stay until approximately 6:30 am. The men watch a little TV, have a snack and then bed down for the night. Volunteers sign up to stay during the overnight hours and act as extra pair of hands, assisting the Mission staff with making food items available to the guests as well as making them feel at home. We shared this ministry with a number of local churches last year and we are hoping to share this ministry with even more of you this year! Would you be willing to give up one night this winter to help save the life of another and show him the love and mercy of God?
      This year we are experiencing a lack of volunteers and this puts a strain on the Capital City Rescue Mission. We are looking for individuals (both men and women) to volunteer for a night or hoping churches will sign up for a week to staff the shelter.
      Please call St. Peter’s Church office at 518-434-3502 to register or call Lorraine Thurber at (518 ) 478-7831 or Judy Burns (518 ) 441-7538 for additional information.

***** Check out the Anglican prayer blog Lent & Beyond: http://anglicanprayer.wordpress.com/

Albany Intercessor

Friday, February 10, 2012

 

2/10/2012, #41, 1st Quarter 2012

            Praying The Nicene Creed
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
      Father, guide us by your Holy Spirit so that every other "lord" in our lives is brought under the sovereign rule of Jesus and he becomes our one Lord. Thank you.

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him, "If you abide in my word, you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can you say, 'You will be made free'?" (John 8:31-33)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize every place where we are in bondage to the world, the flesh, and the devil, and set us free.

Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." (John 8:34-36)
      Jesus, set us free from bondage; help us break off every chain that binds us.

"You do the deeds of your father." Then they said to him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father--God." Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of myself, but he sent me." (John 8:41-42)
      Father, please help us know you so that we can love Jesus and follow him.

"Why do you not understand my speech? Because you are not able to listen to my word." (John 8:43)
      Holy Spirit, please help us listen to Jesus' words and receive them into our hearts and minds.

A word received: Keep seeking me.

Friday: 88 * 91, 92; Gen. 27:46-28:4,10-22: Rom. 13:1-14: John 8:33-47
Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Gen. 29:1-20: Rom. 14:1-23: John 8:47-59

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention -- pray for all of the workshops at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 1:40-45; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 2 Kings 5:1-15b; Psalm 42:1-7).

***** Daily Diocesan Intercessions: FEBRUARY 10 That every baptized person become an active disciple Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders

***** Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012
From: Susan Plaske
Subject: Prayer table Report Cathedral of All Saints
Wednesday Feb. 8th 12 Noon to 1PM Beth Collum, Dcn Sue, Linda Davis and Hilda Hardy. Very Cold , but, Sunny and no wind PTL. We have a new sign which stands alone on the sidewalk and says Prayer Table Today 12 -1. This changed the whole ambiance of the prayer table. People read the sign as they walked up and freely came to us asking for prayer.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
Dave - gave thanks for another beautiful winter day.
Alba - having back surgery tomorrow (thurs)
Ernie - Prayed for world peace.
+ Tony - is being evicted today, prayer for peace and a place to stay also Mom is dying , for comfort for her . (in tears he prayed with a sincere heart, knowing that God is with him.)
++ Man walked by and asked for 2 crosse
Jim - prayed for snow
Mark- Walked by and we prayed for him
Sharon - continued prayer for Jim and Cindy for healing
Woody - prayer for sister's friend's father Jack very ill! Prayer for healing
Connie - prayed for Tarika very ill with cancer. We prayed for healing and grace.
Hilda - for job situation, issues with extra hours. Thnksgiving for first grandchild Sophia - beautiful and healthy.
David - prayer for relief of pain in back and legs and direction in medications
Bob -for wisdom and grace in decision making and letters to be written.
+Carol - help and guidance finding a permanent job
++Sylvia - prayer for peace and effective communication w/office . God knows the details. Also Jamie her son in prison bring help to bring a resolution to criminal court decision.
Tricia - for healing for headaches and a healty work environment.

***** Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote...
      Do not let a perpetrator to continue to ruin your life. How dare a perp still have power over you, even from the grave. Please get on with your life! It is time to let the perp go. You are not letting him/her off the hook, you are giving your soul the gift of peace in the law of: "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." Matthew 6:9. Matthew 6:14 writes, "For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. " Someone once said, "To have a grudge, is a reason for living." that was a jaw dropper... Go on, give your soul a gift, give "it" up, hand "it" over, let "it" go. Well done.

***** Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012
From: Christine Hales
Subject: Prayer Gathering Thursday Feb 16
Hello Friends in Christ:
Here is the invitation to next Thursday's prayer meeting. We have experienced God's supernatural blessings last time, and look forward to all God is going to do as we join together in fellowship and prayer to seek His Presence.
Love to you all, Michael and Christine

Thursday, 16th of February, 6:30pm fellowship and nibbles, 7:00 Praise and Worship


Albany Intercessor

Thursday, February 09, 2012

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, February 09, 2012, 5:15 - 6:25 p.m.. Torre Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

+Stephen -- "Job, everything."

+Dineen (woman) -- "My mother recently died. I'm grieving."

+ennifer -- "My mother just went through mouth cancer." We prayed that the fire of the Holy Spirit would go through her body and burn away every cancer cell.

Cory (man from last week) -- We prayed again for his three daughters and that he would be the man, the father that God is calling him to be.

Dan asked prayer for +Melissa (49). Her mother died of brain cancer age age 46. Melissa has some bad cysts. She is a believer.

+Tyrone -- He asked prayer for guidance for his son and daughter who live in South Carolina and New York City.

+Walter -- His mom, Dianne, had a stroke three years ago and is still in the hospital. He also asked prayer that he would not be kicked out of his apartment this week.

+Sue and +Emily (her daughter) -- They asked prayer for Matt who just lost his five year old daughter because of a brain stem tumor. She went from being apparently healthy to death in five days. Matt got special permission for her to make her first communion and be confirmed just before she died.

Emily -- She asked prayer for her mom that she would be able to stop smoking.

+Kate (near tears) -- "My mom just passed away and my daughter ran away."

+Lisa -- "Everything."

+(man) -- He wanted to know where the Bible passage was "They shall mount up with wings like eagles." Dan found it at the end of Isaiah 40.

June (elderly woman from the past two weeks) -- God has been answering her prayer requests from last week and she wanted to give thanks for that. She also asked prayer for +Debbie who went to the ER last night but left without treatment because there was a man there with a knife and she was afraid. She also asked prayer for +Karen who has neuropathy.

+Azina (woman) -- "That my kids will straighten up and fly right."

+Gary -- He asked prayer for his wife Debbie and that she would start to worship God again.

+Christina -- "My sister +Melissa is having surgery this week."

+Howard -- He has prayed for us at the Christ Church prayer table a couple of times. It was good to be able to pray for him.

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