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Thursday, May 31, 2012

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 31, 2012, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean 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

Jordan -- "Strength, peace, and guidance. I have three of those [crosses]."

+Dan -- "A friend Jerry asked for a cross." Dan asked prayer for his brother-in-law Ray who is only in his 40s and keeps praying that for "God to take him home." Ray has lots of heart aches and hardships. We prayed that Ray would know the joy of the Lord. He needs a sense of purpose and worth. He feels distant from God.

+Ron -- He asked prayer for his daughter +Isabel that he is only allowed to see one hour a week. We prayed that he would get more time with her.

Peter (regular) -- "I can see my father meditating on the Word and can see God working in the family business. " They just got confirmation that of a big project and Peter came to give thanks.

+++Gary -- He asked prayer for his wife Debbie who has gastric pains and that she would have strength to go with him to a Bible study group on Friday. He also asked prayer for his children. When asked if God was speaking to him, he said that God is telling him to "Slow down and be in Him. " He is in great financial difficulty. Gary said that this past week he was at the Stewarts Shop in Scotia about 6:30 and was wearing his cross outside his shirt. A young man was there waiting to start work and saw the cross and said, "Praise God." There was an immediate rapport between them.

++Jerry -- He came to give God thanks for all that he is doing in his family and with his friends. Neil's leg is better. His grandson Jerret is doing better. He gave a cross to Neil who treasures it and crosses to two disabled veterans at the VA. He got two more crosses to give out. "I love God. Neil now goes to church every Sunday."

+Shawn -- We prayed that God would turn his disability into ability. He wants to go to college.

+++++June (regular) -- She asked prayer for Arlene (a baby Christian who has been a regular but has not been seen for a week). She said that she has had a special burden for pray for Dennis who makes the crosses. Tuesday she leaves for New York City and then for Delaware. We prayed for safety for everyone as they travelled. June also asked pray for tendonitis in her feet -- very painful.


 

5/31/2012, #57, 2nd Quarter 2012

Another parable he put forth to them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field;" (Matthew 13:24)

      Jesus, thank you for sowing the good seed of your Holy Spirit in our hearts.

"but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way." (Matthew 13:25)

      [Tares were often called "Bastard Wheat". Tares look just like real wheat until they reach maturity and then their heads are quite different from real wheat.]

"But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared." (Matthew 13:26)

      Father, much bad seed has been sown in the Episcopal Church. It looked good in the beginning, but it is yielding up no good fruit.

"So the servants of the owner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?'" (Matthew 13:27)

      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize the role of sin in our lives and in the church. Help us discern the true from the false.

"He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Do you want us then to go and gather them up?'" (Matthew 13:28 )

      Holy Spirit, help us recognize the work of Satan and his minions for what it is.

"But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them." (Matthew 13:29)

      Father, help us have the patience called for here to uproot the good with the bad.

"Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn."'" (Matthew 13:30)

      Father, we pray for your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Thank you.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Prov. 21:30-22:6: 1 Tim. 4:1-16: Matt. 13:24-30

Friday: 31 * 35; Prov. 23:19-21,29-24:2: 1 Tim. 5:17-22(23-25): Matt. 13:31-35;::

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention: good weather, no black flies, mosquitoes or bears, and travel mercies. Pray that we will all enter into the Father's provision for us: the gift of the Holy Spirit. Pray that each of us will find joy in sharing Jesus with others.

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 31 St. Luke’s, Mechanicville - The Rev’d John Hopkins, The Rev’d Lynne Curtis

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Trinity Sunday      93 or 13 or Canticle 2; Exodus 3:1-6; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-16).

***** Date: Wed, 30 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      Ok, so I had reason to go to Sears the other day. I was at the customer pick up collecting my purchase. Lynn had gone through the sliding door (marked with a disability sticker), I was next, followed by the customer pick up chap who was kind enough to carry my purchase to my car. The "disability door" then closed on me sending me flying to the floor, actually pushing me side ways. My cane narrowly just missed going up my noise! People rushed to help. The employee just did not know what to do, the manager came and asked me to fill out an accident report... Oh joy. I have fallen twice this week... Think I need to get one of those "things" you put around your neck that announces, I have fallen and I can't get up... To be knocked over by a teen age girl and a disability door twice in one week... Oh, now I get it!

      "Blessed are the flexible for they will not be bent out of shape."

      PS My doctor tells me I have strong bones. Thank you Jesus.

      PPS At least I still remember how to fall. The Marines taught me well!

      Headlines "Marine taken out by teen age girl and disability door"

      Hey you gotta laugh!

Date: Wed, 30 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: daily quote

      Bilocation.

      When I first came to this diocese eight years ago, jokingly I was given permission from the bishops to be in two paces at once! This is known as bilocation.

      Well, next Sunday this will happen!

      I will be in my home church and at an Episcopal church in Vermont at the same time ... thanks to virtual technology. The church in question has copied my "You Tube testimony" and will be showing it as the sermon for the day. The rector is away and it will be the message during Morning Prayer!

      Now that's a first...

      God works in mysterious ways.

      "Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD." (Psalm 150:6)

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

 

5/30/2012, #56, 2nd Quarter 2012

Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife. (Proverbs 17:1)

      Jesus, bring your peace to the homes and families of this diocese.

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the hearts. (Proverbs 17:3)

      Holy Spirit, refine and purify my heart.

An evildoer gives heed to false lips; a liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. (Proverbs 17:4)

      Father, have mercy on us -- there is so much false testimony being given out in this country.

He who mocks the poor reproaches his maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished. (Proverbs 17:5)

      Jesus, please help us have your mind toward those in need. Help us repent of hardness of heart toward the poor.

Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their father. (Proverbs 17:6)

      Father, thank you for the children and grandchildren you have given us; help us bring glory to you.

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Prov. 17:1-20: 1 Tim. 3:1-16: Matt. 12:43-50

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Prov. 21:30-22:6: 1 Tim. 4:1-16: Matt. 13:24-30

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention: good weather, no black flies, mosquitoes or bears, and travel mercies. Pray that we will all enter into the Father's provision for us: the gift of the Holy Spirit. Pray that each of us will find joy in sharing Jesus with others.

*****       The Diocese's144th Annual Convention "Dare to Share the Joy of Jesus" scheduled for Friday June 8th thru Sunday the 10th is now less than two weeks away. If you have been waiting to the last minute to register ? we are getting close. The last day for online registration is this Friday, June 1, at 10:00 a.m. at: http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/convention/index.html

      For many people throughout the Diocese, the Convention is one of the highlights of the year. In many ways it is a Diocesan Family reunion with something for all ages. It is a wonderful time to visit old friends and meet new ones in a beautiful Adirondack setting. Everyone, not just the clergy and parish deputies, are invited. We have a rich variety of worship services as well as quality workshops; Vacation Bible School for the pre-school and elementary school age kids; Youth Rally for the Jr. ? Sr. High kids; and childcaare for the infants and toddlers. Our special guests include: Bishop William and Judith Godfrey (Bishop of Peru); Bishop Mike and Linda Chapman (Missionary Bishop to Peru); Bishop Grant and Wendy LeMarquand (Assisting Bishop Egypt & Horn of Africa); and Bishop Harold and Liz Miller (Down and Dromore, N. Ireland). For more information on the Convention, please go to: http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ Karen and I look forward to seeing you at Convention if you can make it, and we pray that you can.

      Faithfully Yours in Christ, +Bill

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 30 The Rev’d William Clark

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Trinity Sunday      93 or 13 or Canticle 2; Exodus 3:1-6; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-16).

***** Date: Tue, 29 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      So many people present to me daily after I ask them, "How many I pray for you?" with, "I know what the problem is, I just don't know how to fix it." God knows our dis-ease. Jesus said, "Ask, whatever you ask" hand it all over to Him. Here you are God. I cannot fix this but I know you can. I am going to give it all you. Everything. I hand it over to you Jesus. Amen.

***** Date: Tue, 29 May 2012

From: Harvey Huth

Subject: Update on Luke Gamble from Down and Dromore

      The following is an update from Rev. Ian Gamble (Diocese of Down and Dromore) on his young son Luke. Please continue to hold Luke, his father Rev. Ian, and Luke’s mom Debbie in your prayers:

Hi Folks An update on Luke:

      He is described as semi comatose by the Intensive Care Unit staff. His consciousness comes and goes and as yet he doesn't show any signs of recognizing us. This at times is very painful. His breathing continues to improve daily as does his heart rate. Luke will probably have more surgery on his left leg later in the week. The times when he is awake, though unresponsive, seem to lengthen each day and for this we thank God.

Please continue to remember us in prayer:

      For Luke that responsiveness and consciousness will increase - a real deep healing in body and mind.

      For the Unit Staff.

      For myself, Debbie and Jonny (aged 12) for daily grace and strength.

      For our parish who really feel the pain of this event but who have been with the wider world Church, great encouragers.

      Blessings and love in Christ Jesus to our Albany family. We remember you in our prayers.

Ian R. Gamble, Donaghadee, Diocese of Down & Dromore

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

 

5/29/2012, #55, 2nd Quarter 2012

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

      Holy Spirit, please help us see past the political posturing of our leaders of all parties and hold them daily in prayer as you desire.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4)

      Jesus, help us desire what you desire: that all will come to a saving knowledge of the truth of the gospel.

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle--I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying--a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. (1 Timothy 2:5-7)

      Jesus, you are the only way to the Father -- don't let us get side-tracked on any other path. Thank you for the apostolic witness of Paul and of our bishops

            Bill Love

            Dan Herzog

            David Ball

            David Bena

            Harold Miller

            Mike Chapman

            Mark Lawrence

            And others.

I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; (1 Timothy 2:8 )

      Father, bring us to a renewed life of prayer throughout this diocese. Let our Diocesan Convention be illuminated by the prayers of your people. Thank you.

      But at the end I return to the beginning, to the vision which was given me during that distressing night in the miners' camp in South Wales. I still see the cross of Jesus as the one place in all the history of human culture where there is a final dealing with the ultimate mysteries of sin and forgiveness, of bondage and freedom, of conflict and peace, of death and life. Although there is so much that is puzzling, so much that I simply do not understand and so much that is unpredictable, I find there -- as I have again and again found during the past fifty years -- a point from which one can take one's bearings and a light in which one can walk, however stumblingly. I know that guiding star will remain and that that light will shine till death and in the end. And that is enough.

      The last paragraph of UNFINISHED AGENDA An Autobiography by Bishop Lesslie Newbigin, William B.e Eerdmans Publishing Company © 1985:

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Prov. 15:16-33: 1 Tim. 1:18-2:8: Matt. 12:33-42

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Prov. 17:1-20: 1 Tim. 3:1-16: Matt. 12:43-50

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention: good weather, no black flies, mosquitoes or bears, and travel mercies. Pray that we will all enter into the Father's provision for us: the gift of the Holy Spirit. Pray that each of us will find joy in sharing Jesus with others.

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 29 Thanksgiving for Church School Teachers

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Trinity Sunday      93 or 13 or Canticle 2; Exodus 3:1-6; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-16).

***** Date: Mon, 28 May 2012

From: Chuck and Theresa Rinaldo

Subject: Neighborhood Meal 5-28-12

Christ Church Schenectady Neighborhood Meal-Sunday, 1:30-2:30, Chuck and Theresa Rinaldo

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

+Estelle- She and her son, Isaiah, are looking for a safe and secure place to live. Need it before June 22.

+Josh - A 3rd grader at Elmer Elementary, said he didn't have any friends. Prayed for JESUS to bring kids into his life who know and love Jesus, to be his friends.

+Ashley (mother of Josh)- Live in a bad neighborhood; safety for her kids, Josh (9), David (8 ). Has a daughter, Brittney (10) who does not live with her; prayed for her safety and well being. Kevin - provision of a job. Asked that the Lord would give her his peace and strength and that when she is anxious to "Let go and let God". To always remember that SHE can also pray and HE will hear her.

Myrna - PTL her dad has made great strides. Asked for the Lord to continue to work in him.

Casey - 4 months pregnant and not able to keep all food down. Prayed for her to be able to eat what will keep her and the baby healthy.

++++Janice - Friend Jen is pregnant, and the father is in jail. Stephen, her godson, is in jail. Prayed for God's intervention in their lives and protection for the baby.

+Kyle - Wants a job and to have more faith.

Albany Intercessor


Monday, May 28, 2012

 

5282012, #54, 2nd Quarter 2012

Then one was brought to him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and he healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. (Matthew 12:22)

      Jesus, I pray for all those in your church who have been blinded by the political correctness of our generation and those who are deaf to your word and those who are afflicted by the eveil one: that you will heal them and set them free.

And all the multitudes were amazed and said, "Could this be the Son of David?" (Matthew 12:23)

      Holy Spirit, please hep the multitudes of our generation begin to seek to know who Jesus is.

Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, "This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons." (Matthew 12:24)

      Have mercy, Lord, on those in your church who call evil good and good evil and who remain silent when they should speak. Move their hearts!

But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand." (Matthew 12:25)

      Father, the Episcopal Church has become a house divided against itself; have mercy on us.

"If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?" (Matthew 12:26)

      Lord, frustrate the desires of Satan and bring his counsels to naught.

"And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges." (Matthew 12:27)

      Holy Spirit, help us look at the evidence of the works that Jesus has done among us and believe

"But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you." (Matthew 12:28 )

      Jesus, help us know that the kingdom of God has come among us.

"Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house." (Matthew 12:29)

      Holy Spirit, as we encounter the work of the evil one, help us bind him by the power of the name of Jesus.

"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters abroad." (Matthew 12:30)

      Jesus, help us daily stand with you. The times are evil, but you are good and we can find shelter in your arms. Bring to repentance all those who scatter and oppose your work.

"Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men." (Matthew 12:31)

      With Isaiah we say, "Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts." (Isaiah 6:5) As you did with Isaiah, cleanse our lips and purify our speech.

"Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come. " (Matthew 12:32)

      Holy Spirit, so fill us up with your presence and power that we honor you in word and deed. Thank you.

A word received: Are you being disciples?

Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Prov. 10:1-12: 1 Tim. 1:1-17: Matt. 12:22-32

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Prov. 15:16-33: 1 Tim. 1:18-2:8: Matt. 12:33-42

      Notes from the Front Line

May the souls of your faithful departed and your faithful present rest in your peace (The American Cemetery in Manila).

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention: good weather, no black flies, mosquitoes or bears, and travel mercies. Pray that we will all enter into the Father's provision for us: the gift of the Holy Spirit. Pray that each of us will find joy in sharing Jesus with others.

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 28 For all Survivors of Abuse< The Rev’d Robert Gardam, The Rev’d Roy VanDermark, The Rev’d Joseph Gary Norman/i>

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Trinity Sunday      93 or 13 or Canticle 2; Exodus 3:1-6; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-16).

***** Date: Sun, 27 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      Conflict, criticism, and comparison. Three words that can be crucial in ones daily life on the one hand or not on the other! Your choice.

***** Date: Sun, 27 May 2012

From: Shaw Mudge

Subject: Public Prayer Mail for May 29

Dear praying friends, This is our public prayer mail for this week. Welcome to Pentecost season, and I hope your Memorial Day weekend has been a good one.

Thanksgivings:

      1) Julie and I talked about our missions activity, at Trinity Church, Watervliet, this past Sunday. It was a great moment. And on top of that, we learned of someone who might be able to help us with Swahili for Tanzania.

      2) We are waiting on the official word from the Commission on Ministry's meeting, last Saturday, in Belize. In the meantime, we proceed with online course design in preparation for our July visit.

      3) Lydia is in the final stages of her driver's license process. A test is scheduled for late June, unless there is a vacancy before then.

      4) I am well on the way to total recovery from my fall last weekend. God has redeemed this unfortunate circumstance in an unexpected and very positive way.

Prayer requests:

      1) Prayer for the upcoming parish visits. This coming Sunday, we will be making a presentation and concelebrating at St. James', Au Sable Forks. Pray that we do all to the glory of God.

      2) Prayer for our time at Diocesan Convention. If you are trying to catch up with us, we plan a display booth and will also be teaching a workshop ("Sharing the Good News: Mission Field Dos and Don'ts"), at 2:30 pm, June 8 (Convention Friday), Jelinek 1A.

      It could be a very important workshop to help someone prepare for mission trips, whether they are planning to go on a long or short term mission trip. Pray that the Lord would bring the people he would want to attend this workshop, and that we would pass along what people need to know.

      3) Continued prayer about implementing plans to teach theological college classes on-line, from the US to students in Tanzania and Belize.

      4) Prayer for discernment, provision, and guidance for our life as a whole.

      Thank you for praying for us. Your prayers are very important us, and I pray for you every day.

      God bless you, In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+ SAMS missionaries, as well as missionaries of the Diocese of Albany

***** Jean in her earlier camel riding days and a drawing by our granddaughter Llewelyn

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, May 27, 2012

 

5/27/2012, #53, 2nd Quarter 2012

Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going, and how can we know the way?" (John 14:5)

      Holy Spirit, please help us to have the courage of Thomas -- to ask our questions of Jesus and express our doubts and fears. Help us to be "real" with Jesus so that we can really know him for who he is.

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

      Jesus, you are so politically incorrect! There is no other way to the Father except thorugh you. Help us to be faithful in proclaiming this. Help us daily find the new life you offer us through your Holy Spirit. Help us each day walk on that straight and narrow way you have marked out for us.

"If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; and from now on you know him and have seen him." (John 14:7)

      Father, please give us eyes to know you and see you in Jesus. Hold us in your arms of love. Thank you.

Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does the works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me, or else believe me for the sake of the works themselves. (John 14:8-11)

      Jesus, I believe you.

A word received: Hope in me.

The Day of Pentecost: 118 * 145; Deut. 16:9-12: Acts 4:18-21,23-33: John 4:19-26

HC: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17

Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Prov. 10:1-12: 1 Tim. 1:1-17: Matt. 12:22-32

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention: good weather, no black flies, mosquitoes or bears, and travel mercies. Pray that we will all enter into the Father's provision for us: the gift of the Holy Spirit. Pray that each of us will find joy in sharing Jesus with others.

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 27 Day of Pentecost – For the Diocese of Albany to be one Church of Disciples Making Disciples

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Trinity Sunday      93 or 13 or Canticle 2; Exodus 3:1-6; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-16).

***** Date: Sat, 26 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote...

      Four Royal Marine Commando friends of mine come to mind this weekend.

      Four young men who gave their lives in combat.

      I salute you...

      "We will remember them..."

      Please pray for the Welcome Home Initiative (WHI) A retreat for combat veterans. Go to http://youtu.be/l30blHeZve0 to find out more.

      May the Lord bless and protect all our military.

Date: Sat, 26 May 2012

From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Subject: Welcome Home Initiative testimony for Memorial day

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHMMwUg_A9I

Date: Sat, 26 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Family info on the Queens Jubilee.

      On TUESDAY 5th June the Queen & royal family will first go to St. Pauls cathedral for a service, then Mansion House for a reception (Lord Mayor of the City of London's House) then on to WESTMINSTER HALL where the lunch will be and where TOM SHELDON (my brother in law) will be sitting next to Her Majesty and giving the speech. Everything that day is being televised and Tom is being interviewed just BEFORE THE LUNCH at Westminster Hall, by the BBC and ITV.

      On SUNDAY 3rd June, THE RIVER PAGEANT with 1,000 boats up the Thames, Tom and my sister Julie will be on the boat called the WILLIAM B. (They may re-name it Thomas Moore, but I think still William b....) it will be decorated in the banners and flags of The Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London. The boat is in the ROYAL SQUADRON section of the procession. julie will be wearing a YELLOW JACKET and black hat (abit like a bumblebee!)

      The Mercers also have a shallop rowing boat, called the ALICE WHITTINGTON, which will be in the man powered section of the flotilla, infront of the Royal Squadron section. Really hope American TV will be covering the events!

      God bless you Nigel+

***** Date: Sat, 26 May 2012

From: Don Rohr

Subject: Please pray for a friend

      Please add Bob W to your prayer chain. He was diagnosed with kidney cancer and is deciding how to proceed. Keep his heart strong in case they decide to do surgery and give the care providers wisdom and guidance to successfully provide healing. Above all, let Christ;s peace and grace be tangible and present to Bob W and his family.

***** Date: Sat, 26 May 2012

From: Terry Graves

Subject: Prayer Table Report - St. James' Parish, Lake George Village

Jamie Beecher and Terry Graves manned the Prayer Table - for Friday, May 25, 2012 - Weather Fine and Sunny - 4.30 pm

Prayers for: Jennifer asked to pray for her Grandfather Peter (wooden cross)

Four People passed by - no thank you

Deni asked to pray for her parents, Rositsa and Dancho in Bulgaria because of an earthquake there (two wooden crosses)

Henry asked to pray for Lawrence who has ALS disease (a wooden cross)

One man in a motorized chair - didn't stop

A man asked to pray for everybody

Susan asked to pray for her Brother Fred (a wooden cross)

Deb asked to pray for Olivia who has been abused by her Father -

Mary asked for prayers for Eric and Richard who are Confirmands on Pentecost Sunday

A young man walked by - no thank you -

Aaron asked for prayers for his Mother Marilyn -

In Christ, Best, Terry

***** Date: Sat, 26 May 2012

Subject: Bristol

From: Christine Hales

      We are in Bristol and excited about all the spiritual activity which is leading up to Sunday. The stadium is at Ashton Gate and we are proclaiming that to be Gods gateway to Britain and beyond. Pentecost Sunday church leaders All over Bristol will unite to call out for revival repentance.

      Please ask the prayer Line to pray that the power of the holy spirit will fall powerfully on Bristol and Britain.

*****Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:

Date: Sat, 26 May 2012

From: ro

Subject: Fw: Request for prayer

      Hi Guys, This Request came in from Ivan and Sandra Durneen late last night; Lets Storm the gates of heaven for this couple! !

      The Lord Bess all of you Real Good! Ronnie'O

Original Message

Hi Ronnie

      A dear friend of ours Linda (who lives in the South of England) and who has had ongoing health problems, has just been told by her neurologist that it is likely she has motor/neurons disease. While at this stage the neurologist cannot be 100% sure Linda is terrified at the prospect and she and her husband Clive are finding it hard to cope. She has been in touch this evening and asked for prayer support of Willowfield Prayer Partners.

      Can we please pray for the Lord's peace for Linda and Clive as they come to terms with the situation and for courage for Linda as she fights this illness. Also for the Lord's healing touch on Linda. Linda is convinced that prayer support will give her the strength to cope.

      Thanks Ronnie, Regards, Ivan & Sandra

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, May 26, 2012

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, May 26, 2012, 9:25 - 10:35 a.m. Deacon Howard Smith and 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

Albany St.

+ Simya - joyful 6 year old, we practiced praying together, Joy of the Lord

+++ Valerie (Simya's mother) money issues ad Simya's brothers - Isaiah and Damian (1 year old)

+ Tracy - young man - for his family

++++ Amelia and her daughter (also named Amelia) - she prayed blessing on us and the neighborhood. Was carrying her bible with her..

Praise report from the 5/18 Praise and Prayer service: A woman came for prayer and her hearing was restored!

State St.

+Tony (young man) -- "To get through this day."

+Nathan, +Timonia, +Tylasha, +Halasaj, and +Teddy (5 children around ages 8 to 11)

+Natali (woman) -- "I really need a job."

+Louis -- "Father God and Jesus are in my heart." He goes to a Spanish language congregation at State Street Presbyterian Church. We prayed for the Holy Spirit to fill him up.

+Charlie (man -- last year on a cold day he went to Guyanese restaurant up the street and brought me back a take-out meal of warm Roti (bread) and curried chicken.)

Man going by on a bike with a small boom box hanging from the handle bars -- "Say a prayer for me."

+Nicole -- She gave many heavy burdens to Jesus (family, job, etc.)

Man on the other side of the street called out "Pray that I will make it through this day's work."

+Jew (young woman) -- "Sickness and stress." She also took a cross for her +daughter.

Steve -- We prayed for protection from any more accidents to his hands. He is having knee surgery in June.

+Okaya (young boy) -- "For my mother +Tiffany."

Man rushing by held out his cross for us to see that he is still visibly wearing it.

+Hank -- He is disabled. In the 1980s he took out a higher education loan of $1,000 and then was disabled and people told him he didn't need to repay the load. This turned out not to be true and he has thus far $14,000 on the interest on the loan and still is not able to get free of it.

+Shawn -- "My mother died a couple of months ago. I'm trying to keep my job and stay out of jail. I've been praying a lot lately."

+Dean -- He asked for a really powerful prayer and I prayed that God would really "sock it to him."

+Churala (man) -- "Wisdom."


 

5/26/2012, #52, 2nd Quarter 2012

While he spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped him, saying, "My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live." (Matthew 9:18 )

      Jesus, come lay your hand on every member of our families -- especially those who are spiritually dead.

So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did his disciples. (Matthew 9:19)

      Jesus, thank you for your willingness to come into our lives. Send your disciples into our lives and our families' lives.

And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of his garment. (Matthew 9:20)

      Holy Spirit, move the hearts of all those women who have menstrual problems to reach out and touch Jesus.

For she said to herself, "If only I may touch his garment, I shall be made well." (Matthew 9:21)

      Father, we trust that all those who reach out to Jesus in faith will find healing.

But Jesus turned around, and when he saw her he said, "Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that hour. (Matthew 9:22)

      Jesus, thank you for those words of encouragement that you speak to us and the healing you bring us.

When Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd wailing, (Matthew 9:23)

      Jesus, there is often so much noise and confusion in our lives and in our homes -- bring your peac into our homes.

He said to them, "Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping." And they ridiculed him. (Matthew 9:24)

      Holy Spirit, please help each of us overcome ridicule as Jesus did and go forward in faith to heal and proclaim the good news of the kingdom.

But when the crowd was put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. (Matthew 9:25)

      Jesus, take us and every member of our families by the hand so that we may arise to new life in you. Please wake your sleeping church that appears dead.

And the report of this went out into all that land. (Matthew 9:26)

      Father, let the report of what Jesus is doing among us go far and wide. Thank you.

A word received: Come to me with thanksgiving.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 32, May 27, 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: Ps. 104:25-32;Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13; John 14:5-18

Memory Verse: "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." (Acts 1:8 )

Next Week: Faith in Action Sunday: Ps. 93; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-16

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: John 14: 5-18

A word received for the Father: I long for my disciples to have the same desire Philip did -- to know me and to see me. I long for disciples who will know (because of their relationship with me) that they have not been left as orphans.

      Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:4-13

(verse 7) A word received from the Holy Spirit: I want to be shown forth in your life so that the whole Body of Chirst is built up. You are not your own: you wre bought and paid for at a price -- a great price. Use my gifts for kingdom purposes.

      : Acts 2:1-11

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (Acts 2:1 NKJV) A word received: I want you to come together in one accord as these disciples did. Leave your divisions behind you and see what I will do.

      Psalm: Ps. 104:25

(verse 29) A word received: Seek after my Holy Spirit and the new life I offer.

(verse 31) A word received: Pray for my glory to shine forth as light for the whole world.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * --; Ezek. 36:22-27: Eph. 6:10-24: Matt. 9:18-26

Eve of Pentecost: --: * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20: 1 Pet. 2:4-10

The Day of Pentecost: 118 * 145; Deut. 16:9-12: Acts 4:18-21,23-33: John 4:19-26

HC: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention: good weather, no black flies, mosquitoes or bears, and travel mercies.

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 26 St. Margaret’s Church, Margaretville – The Rev’d Michael Shank The Rev’d Ann Gaillard

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17).

***** Date: Fri, 25 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote.

      Invite Jesus to "your" pity party...

Albany Intercessor


Friday, May 25, 2012

 

5/25/2012, #51, 2nd Quarter 2012

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. (Ephesians 5:6)

      Lord Jesus, the deceiver is at work in your church and is leading many astray. Have mercy on us and help walk in your footsteps.

Therefore do not be partakers with them. (Ephesians 5:7)

      Holy Spirit, please help us resist every temptation to join in with those who deceive your saints.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (Ephesians 5:8 )

      Jesus, thank you for being the light to lead us through this time of darkness in the church and in the nation.

(for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), (Ephesians 5:9)

      Holy Father, produce those good fruit in our lives that will please you: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, godliness, and self-control (see Galatians 5:22-23).

finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:10)

      Holy Spirit, give us discernment to know what is pleasing in your sight and give us grace to do it. Disciple us each day and help us heed your words of guidance. Thank you.

A word received: I AM your strength -- look to me.

Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Jer. 31:27-34: Eph. 5:1-20: Matt. 9:9-17

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * --; Ezek. 36:22-27: Eph. 6:10-24: Matt. 9:18-26

Eve of Pentecost: --: * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20: 1 Pet. 2:4-10

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Diocesan Convention: good weather, no black flies, mosquitoes or bears, and travel mercies.

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 25 Church of Our Saviour, Lebanon Springs –The Rev. Cn. Clinton Dugger, The Rev’d Randolph Lukas

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17).

***** I strongly recommend the book Miraculous Movments by Jerry Trusdale © 2012. It is in paperback and Kindle. While the theme of the book is the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who are turning to Jesus, the real focus of the book is on how to effectively disciple non-Christians and bring them into a living relationship with Jesus where they will lead others to Christ. It is one of the most exciting books Jean and I have read in several years. Torre

***** Check out the latest on The Dock Church: http://www.thedockchurch.org/

***** Date: Thu, 24 May 2012

From: +Mike and linda Chapman

Subject: Urgent Tychicus XII

      Please find attached urgent Tychicus XII. Linda and I are in the states on Deputation. We would like to meet with as many church and small groups as possible to speak about the work that is going on in Peru.

Hope to see many of you soon.

***** Date: Thu, 24 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

Jesus said to him, "I will go and heal him." (Matthew 8:7)

Any questions?

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, May 24, 2012

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 24, 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

+Patrick -- "For my family."

Dan -- He asked prayer for peace in the evening meal. He had already had to throw out two guys who were drunk and argumentative. We prayed for him for strength and wisdom.

+Lowell -- "I got into the program (at Schenectady City Mission) as a candidate." He gave thanks for God answering his prayer last week to get into the long-term program. We prayed for steadiness while he waits for the next class to start.

Richard -- We prayed that his wife Sophia would be up to coming to church with him and his son on Sunday mornings (she works very late Saturday nights).

Filicia -- Her husband left her a year ago and he is with someone else now. She asked prayer to release the tension. [After she left the prayer table we prayed that she would be set free from occult practices.]

+Chuck and his little boy +Cody -- Chuck was on his way to an NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meeting. We prayed that he would be set free from drugs.

Peter -- He came to give thanks to God for all the answered prayer for his family and the family business. He and his wife and been praising God for the way his brothers have been praying more and more.

+June and +Arlene -- DSS has agreed to provide a truck for June to move next month. June asked prayer for a 20-year old health care worker who did not want to hear about Jesus. June asked prayer for Jim and Sue as they move into the new apartment. Arlene gave thanks that she has found a wonderful church. She asked prayer for her son whose best friend from the second grade on tried to kill himself last week. Arlene asked prayer for a restoration of the relationship with her son. Arlene asked prayer for a friend and her family.


 

5/24/2012, #50, 2nd Quarter 2012

(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.

Now the angel who talked with me came back and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep. (Zechariah 4:1)

      Awaken us, Lord, out of the slumber we are in. Renew in us the fire of your Holy Spirit to share the gospel and make disciples.

And he said to me, "What do you see?" So I said, "I am looking, and there is a lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps. Two olive trees are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left." So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, "What are these, my lord?" (Zechariah 4:2-4)

      Lord, give us eyes to see and ears to hear and hearts to respond.

Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, "No, my lord." (Zechariah 4:5)

      Jesus, speak to us -- speak to our hearts.

So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)

      Holy Spirit, we keep doing the same stupid stuff over and over again because we depend upon our own stremgth. Help us daily turn to you for your might and power.

'Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of "Grace, grace to it!"'" (Zechariah 4:7)

      Father, the mountains of challenges and troubles that rise up before us seem so high, but with you help and guidance we can find the way through them.

Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying: (Zechariah 4:8 )

      Father, let your living word come to us.

"The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands shall also finish it. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you. (Zechariah 4:9)

      Jesus, make us into a temple of praise.

For who has despised the day of small things? For these seven rejoice to see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. They are the eyes of the LORD, which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth." (Zechariah 4:10)

      Father, we pray for your little ones -- for the lost and the least -- help us repent of ever despising your little ones. Please give us shepherds hearts to go and seek them out.

A word received: Don't be afraid.

Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Zech. 4:1-14: Eph.4:17-32: Matt. 9:1-8

Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Jer. 31:27-34: Eph. 5:1-20: Matt. 9:9-17

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 24 The Rev’d Edgar LaCombe

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17).

***** I strongly recommend the book Miraculous Movments by Jerry Trusdale © 2012. It is in paperback and Kindle. While the theme of the book is the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who are turning to Jesus, the real focus of the book is on how to effectively disciple non-Christians and bring them into a living relationship with Jesus where they will lead others to Christ. It is one of the most exciting books Jean and I have read in several years. Torre

***** Date: Wed, 23 May 2012

From: Maggie Hasslacher

Subject: RE: 5/23/2012, #49, 2nd Quarter 2012

      Torre, PLEASE MAKE A CHANGE ON THE DATE YOU LISTED BELOW: Teaching & Healing of Post Trauma Stress (PTSD) IS 9:30AM on Saturday JUNE 30TH. (NOT May 29) A full day teaching 9:30 - 3:30pm. (all other information you listed is correct)

***** Date: Wed, 23 May 2012

From: Healing Center

FYI- Christ the King Spiritual Life Center:

      10am Healing Service May 29th - led by Fr. Nigel Mumford, with Fr. Bruce Mason, as our guest Speaker. Fr. Bruce was Rector of St. Mary’s Lake Luzerne, and is now ministry independently, focusing on Healing Ministry.

***** Date: Wed, 23 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      The band aid is ripped off again and again. Until we notice that there is no wound under it. In fact we notice that the wound is healed.

***** Date: Wed, 23 May 2012

From: Laurie Kellington

      Dear Torre would you please put my father Dr. Charles Dugnolle on the prayer list. He hasn't been well for sometime. he will be having a feeding tube put in place this week. He his in good spirits and says the Lord still has work for him to do, I think that may be to the nurse that will be coming to the house now, who knows? Only the Lord. Thank you for all that you and Jean do. Your friend in Christ, Laurie

***** Date: Wed, 23 May 2012

From: Shaw Mudge

Subject: Public Prayer Mail for May 24

Dear praying friends, This is our public prayer mail for this week.

Thanksgivings:

      1) Julie and I served at two locations on Sunday. Julie was at Grace Church in Waterford, and I was at Christ Church, Schenectady.

      2) Our visit to Belize is settling down into the first part of July. I am working with the Commission on Ministry in Belize, creating a structure and a plan for online courses. I am finalizing an questionnaire to familiarize myself with the students' online background.

      3) Lydia came home.

Prayer requests:

      1) Prayer for the upcoming parish visits. This coming Sunday, we will be making a presentation and concelebrating at Trinity, Watervliet. Pray that we do all to the glory of God.

      2) Prayer for our time at Diocesan Convention. If you are trying to catch up with us, we plan a booth and will also be teaching a workshop (Sharing the Good News: Mission Field Dos and Don'ts), at 2:30 pm, June 8 (Convention Friday), Jelinek 1A. It could be an important workshop to help someone prepare for mission trips, whether they are planning to go on a long or short term mission trip. As we travel from parish to parish in the Diocese of Albany, I find also that some of the observations apply to international business travelers as well as to the experienced missionaries whom we encounter. Pray that the Lord would bring the people he would want to attend this workshop, and that we would pass along what the Holy Spirit would like people to know.

      3) Continued prayer about plans to teach theological college classes on-line, from the US to students in Tanzania and Belize, specifically.

      4) Continued prayers for healing. Sunday morning, I tripped and fell while preparing for services. Got a nasty scrape at the top of my head. At the time, I thought I was OK (miraculously I appeared to be, compared with possible alternatives), but in hindsight it is possible that I may have had a very mild concussion. Seeing that that was the situation, pray that my sermons were received the way they should have been on Sunday; I had a bit a trouble concentrating while delivering them because I had banged my head. I am on the mend, but still, your prayers for healing would be appreciated. In the meantime, I keep going.

      5) Prayer for discernment, provision, and guidance for our life as a whole.

      Thank you for praying for us. Your prayers are very important us, and I pray for you every day. God bless you, In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+ SAMS missionaries, as well as missionaries of the Diocese of Albany

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 

5/23/2012, #49, 2nd Quarter 2012

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, (Ephesians 4:1)

      Holy Spirit, please help us walk worthy of the calling Jesus has given us.

with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, (Ephesians 4:2)

      Jesus, help us bear with one another in love, in all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering.

endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3)

      Jesus, help us keep the bond of peace that comes from your Spirit.

In that day the Branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious; and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing for those of Israel who have escaped. (Isaiah 4:2)

      Father, let your glory shine for among us: make us fruitful and bless our labors. Help us bring in the full harvest of souls you have prepared for us.

And it shall come to pass that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy--everyone who is recorded among the living in Jerusalem. (Isaiah 4:3)

      Father, thank you for that faithful remnant that lives out the life of your Spirit. Help us hearken to the call to holiness of life.

When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning, (Isaiah 4:4)

      Jesus, wash away all our filth and sin; purge your church of every evil influence. Thank you.

A word received: Lay your burdens at my feet.

Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Isa. 4:2-6: Eph. 4:1-16: Matt. 8:28-34

Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Zech. 4:1-14: Eph.4:17-32: Matt. 9:1-8

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 23 For the Ordinands being ordained June 2 The Rev’d Leonard Neils, The Rev’d James French, The Rev’d Karen Henry

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17).

***** Date: Tue, 22 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      Perhaps Gods is saying to you, "Do what I lay in front of you to do today."

***** Date: Tue, 22 May 2012

From: Susan Plaske

Subject: Prayer Report additions -- Torre I missed some prayers on the May 9th report and thought I should email them to you. As follows: +--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

Bob say the rosary every morning; asked for prayer for our country; we prayed that God would bless his faithfulness.

++Patrice - Wife Nancy diagnosed w/metastatic lung cancer. Drove by , saw the prayer table, backed up and came to us

+Ronald - That I'll get to heaven; Jesus is the only one who has un conditional love for me.

Milton - prayed that God would go with him and bless him today (repeat visit)

***** Subject: News From Christ The King, Upcoming Events Calendar

Teaching & Healing of Post Trauma Stress (PTSD) 10am Tuesday Healing Service - May 29

Sat. June 30 9:30am - 3:30pm Program will be led by Fr. Nigel Mumford. We invite those who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event in their life. Open to spouses or loved ones who live with someone suffering from PTSD. $20.00 per person (includes lunch) Registration forms are available. Call to receive one, or register by phone. We must recieve payment to confirm. Deadline to register for this program: June 22. $30.00 per person after June 22nd, and on the day. Fr. Nigel Mumford will lead the service.

10am Tuesday Healing Service - June 5 Kevin Ford, will be our guest speaker. Service will be led by Fr. Nigel Mumford.

***** Date: Tue, 22 May 2012

From: Terry Graves

Subject: Prayer Table Report - St. James' Parish, Lake George Village

Mac MacDonald and Mary MacDonald manned the Prayer Table - for the week ending May 18, 2012 - Weather Fine and Sunny - very busy in Lake George - 4.30 pm, every Friday -

Prayers for: Elizabeth, for her and her mother not to be separated -

A couple passed by - no thank you

Bill - asked to pray for Wendi

Carolyn - recovering from a brain tumor

Four people passed by - no thanks -

One lady passed by the Prayer Table - no, thank you

Two girls pass by the Prayer Table - no thank you

In Christ, Best, Terry

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

 

5/22/2012, #48, 2nd Quarter 2012

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, (Ephesians 3:14)
      Father, help us come to you in humility.
from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, (Ephesians 3:15)
      Holy Spirit, bless the life of my family, my parish family, this diocesan family of Albany.
that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, (Ephesians 3:16)
      Jesus, strengthen us each day in the inner man to fight the good fight with the power and guidance of your Holy Spirit.
that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, (Ephesians 3:17)


      Jesus, please help me to be daily rooted and grounded in you and your word. Let the new life of your Holy Spirit flow through me.
may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height--to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:18-19)
      Help us to know in our hearts the love your have for us, Jesus. Help us join with your saints in giving thanks for knowing you and the power of your resurrection working in us.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, (Ephesians 3:20)
      Jesus, you have done so much for us -- beyond anything we could think to ask for -- thank you.
to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:21)
      Father, please help us give Jesus the glory and honor you desire for him. Thank you.
A word received: I have blessed you.
Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; 1 Sam. 16:1-13a: Eph. 3:14-21: Matt. 8:18-27
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Isa. 4:2-6: Eph. 4:1-16: Matt. 8:28-34
      Notes from the Front Line
***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 22 Thanksgiving for Altar Guild workers The Rev’d Faye VanDermark
***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17).
***** Date: Mon, 21 May 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Are you dancing the dance of rejection?
      If you are, "Stop it!"
      Try dancing the dance of abundant life.
      If you aren't, "Try it!"
Albany Intercessor

Monday, May 21, 2012

 

5/21/2012, #47, 2nd Quarter 2012

Today is our 48th anniversary. "More than yesterday, less than tomorrow."

Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, pleading with him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented." (Matthew 8:5-6)

      Holy Spirit, please give us a heart to plead to Jesus for all those who are in need in our households.

And Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him." The centurion answered and said, "Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." (Matthew 8:7-9)

      Jesus, help us learn to be disciples who operate under your authority and stay within the boundaries you set for us.

When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to those who followed, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 8:10-12)

      Father, your son Jesus recognized true faith in the Centurion's submitting himself to authority. Help us daily submit ourselves to Jesus and his authority -- help us to be disciples of his in faith and obedience.. Let him truly be Lord of our lives.

Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you." And his servant was healed that same hour. Now when Jesus had come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying sick with a fever. 15So he touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them. (Matthew 8:13-14)

      Jesus, please come into our homes with your healing power and enable us to serve you.

When evening had come, they brought to him many who were demon-possessed. And he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: "He himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses." (Matthew 8:16-17)

      Holy Father, there is a war going on -- we wrestle against principalities and powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Help us daily put on your full armor so that we are equipped for the battle.

      Father, please put on all of us the shoes of the preparation to share the gospel of peace; gird our loins with your truth; put on us the breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet of salvation. Place on our arm the shield of faith with which to quench every fiery dart of the evil one; and place in our hand the sword of your Spirit which is your word; that having stood all, we might yet stand. Finally, help us to be strong in Jesus and in the power of his might, and cast off from us the chains of apathy that keep us from speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Thank you. (See Ephesians 6:10-20)

Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Joshua 1:1-9: Eph. 3:1-13: Matt. 8:5-17

Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; 1 Sam. 16:1-13a: Eph. 3:14-21: Matt. 8:18-27

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 21 Christ the King Spiritual Life Center

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17).

***** Date: Sun, 20 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      I spend a lot of time in airports traveling to spread the Good News.

      I am amazed at how many people get so lost in texting, totally lost. One has to be on the lookout in a mobility scoter for "walking texters." Even the scooter horn does not deter them. I am now keeping a tally on how many near misses I have. If you are a texter while on the move please be very careful.

      Peripheral vision seems to be closed down with such intense focus.

      Look, If people can't see where they are going on foot while texting, imagine what they can't see while driving!

      BTW, The score so far 8:0!

      Someone said, if you want to meet Jesus, text and drive!

***** Date: Sun, 20 May 2012

From: Susan Plaske

Subject: Cathedral Prayer Report May 9, 2011 Cloudy Dcn Christine Wickman, Beth Collum, Hilda Hardy

Dave - prayed for Marlene and Bonnie continued healing

+Dashawn - on his way to community service prayed that he would find where he needs to go and does the work he needs to do.

Allison - delighted to find our table as she was on her way to a job interview! We prayed that she would have a good interview and sense God's leading to know if this is the job for her.

Helen - Father passed away

Sean Wisdom teeth out today (Sean had very little pain and has healed nicely since)

Cathedral Roof lead

Visually impaired man walking past - blessings as he navigated the sidewalks with his stick

May 16, 2012 Sunny, beautiful Beth Collum, Hilda Hardy

Kris - prayer for her son in trouble

Sue's Mom - not feeling well today

Sean's tooth extraction that he continue healing

Dave - Bonnie , Marilyn and Jamie continued healing

Sharon - Jim is back to work but, still troubled with anxiety,

Teriqua, Michael (for Connie)

Chris - opportunity to work abroad but things keep coming up to block progress. Prayed for God's timing.

Crystal - safety for travel tomorrow.

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, May 20, 2012

 

5/20/2012, #46, 2nd Quarter 2012

A word received: I AM the vine, you are the branches. Abide in me.

STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 31, May 20, 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: Ps. 47; Acts 1:15-26; 1 John 5:9-15; John 17:11b-19

Next Week: Ps. 104:25-32;Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13; John 14:8-17

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: John 17:11b-19

A word received: I want to bring each of you to the full measure of my joy. My joy was and is to do the will of my Father. I want you to enter into that same joy.

      Epistle: 1 John 5:9-15

(verse 3) A word received: I want you to know the freedom that comes from keeping my commandments.

      First Lesson: Acts 1:15-26

(verse 24) A word received: "Then they prayed..." I want more prayer from you as you raise up men and women to lead in the various ministry roles in the church. They trusted that I would know the heart of each candidate for leadership and I would show the way. I want you to trust me in the same way.

      Psalm: Ps. 47

For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with understanding. (Psalm 47:7 NKJV)

A word received: I want your singing of my praise to be filled with understanding. Come to me; immerse yourself in my word; be filled with my Spirit; know me as your Lord and Savior.

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Exod. 3:1-12: Heb. 12:18-29: Matt. Luke 10:17-24

HC: 68:1-20 or 47; Acts 1:15-26 or Exodus 28:1-4,9-10,29-30; 1 John 5:9-15 or Acts 1:15-26; John 17:11b-19

Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Joshua 1:1-9: Eph. 3:1-13: Matt. 8:5-17

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 20 Christ Church, Greenville – The Rev’d Mark Diebel, The Rev’d William Clark, The Rev’d Herbert Sanderson

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Isaiah 44:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17).

***** Date: Sat, 19 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      Conditioning?

Ok, so why is it that my pocket feels like it is vibrating, even though my cell phone is not in my pocket? God calling?

I use that feeling now to remind me that God is with me always... Perhaps He is calling me to remind me!

Good vibrations. Huh... Someone should write a song about that! ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

***** Date: Sat, 19 May 2012

From: Carol VanHoosier

Dear Torre and Jean,

      My husband Michael and I live in Richmond, VA and receive your newsletters. We are ninety+ miles from Fairfax County but are in a very close relationship with The Falls Church Anglican and Truro Church Anglican and The Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic. We are on The Welcome Home Initiative team, also---that's the Albany connection.

      My reading today in Spurgeon's devotional, Faith's Checkbook spoke to me, and I thought about these Anglican churches and The Diocese of Albany. Perhaps it will speak to you, also. I considered putting it on the blog. You may do so if you feel it's appropriate, of course!

      In Christ, Carol VanHoosier

Faith's Checkbook, CH Spurgeon

May 19

We May Speak for God

Therefore thus saith the Lord, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before Me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as My mouth. (Jeremiah 15:19)

      Poor Jeremiah! Yet why do we say so? The weeping prophet was one of the choicest servants of God and honored by Him above many. He was hated for speaking the truth. The word which was so sweet to him was bitter to his hearers, yet he was accepted of his Lord. He was commanded to abide in his faithfulness, and then the Lord would continue to speak through him. He was to deal boldly and truthfully with men and perform the Lord's winnowing work upon the professors of his day, and then the Lord gave him this word: "Thou shalt be as my mouth."

      What an honor! Should not every preacher, yea, every believer, covet it? For God to speak by us, what a marvel! We shall speak sure, pure truth; and we shall speak it with power. Our word shall not return void; it shall be a blessing to those who receive it, and those who refuse it shall do so at their peril. Our lips shall feed many. We shall arouse the sleeping and call the dead to life.

      O dear reader, pray that it may be so with all the sent servants of our Lord.

***** Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 09:29:16 -0400 (EDT)

From: Jeanne Gizara

Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer

      For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might. (Ephesians 1:15-19)

      Lord, we pray these poetic verses for our friends, Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. We continually thank You for their great faith in You and their love of all the people to whom they minister. We pray that they may be given the spirit of wisdom and new revelations in their knowledge of You. May the eyes of their hearts be enlightened. May they know the hope to which You have called them, and the riches of your glorious inheritance in the saints, and the immeasurable greatness of your power.

      Lord, we particularly thank You for the progress in the mission work for Belize. We pray that You are with the Mudges as they make plans for an on site visit and start to prepare materials for courses to begin in September. And we pray for the possible work in Tanzania. If it is your plan for the Mudges to work in both venues, we pray that things begin to come together as a sign of the working of your great might.

      And thank You that Lydia has finished her first year of college. Help her to have a restful summer of growing closer to You and discerning your plans for her life.

      Thank You Lord for the Mudges and all of the work that You do through them. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, May 19, 2012

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, May 19, 2012, 9:25 - 10:35 a.m. Mark Pasko and Torre Bissell on State St.

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

The Bus Driver -- slowed, honked, and waved to us.

+Josephine -- She was on the way to see about an apartment she hoped to get.

Bill (regular) -- Prayed against the epilepsy and seizures.

+Kevin (young man) -- We prayed that he would grow into the manhood that God had for him.

Bill

William (neighbor from the house next door) -- He was going to a T-ball game with his step-son Jallah.

+Maxine -- "I'm having problems in my relationship and in my finances."

+Tanya -- "My relationship and my kids."

+James (man living at Bethesda House) -- He asked prayer for protection from all the stuff going on around him.

+Jojo (young girl) -- "I'm going to be living on my own." She also asked prayer for her famiy.

+Leslie -- "I want a job."

James (see above) -- He stopped again. He said how he had been impacted by the church bulletin board out in front of Christ Church which said, "Temptation is free now but you'll pay later. " That had been a real message from the Lord for him.

++Anthony (regular) -- It was a joy to see him again and to experience his joy in the Lord.

+Andy -- "I'm on parole." He got out of prison in March from a four-year sentence. "I'm a Rastafarian." (He was wearing a hat with the Ethiopian symbols.)

Curtis

Eric (Pastor of the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.)

+Dre (young man) -- He gave his life to Jesus and accepted God's forgiveness.

+Shane (young man) -- "Health."

Gabriel (young man, Eric's son -- see above) -- He was out sharing the gospel. We prayed about his asthma.


 

5/19/2012, #45, 2nd Quarter 2012

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, (Ephesians 2:19)

      Father, thank you for my citizenship in your kingdom. Thank you for my fellow saints and members of your household.

having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone, (Ephesians 2:20)

      Holy Spirit, please help me daily build on the foundation that come from being in relationship with Jesus and being joined with the apostles and prophets who have faithfully shared your word and your joy.

in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, (Ephesians 2:21)

      Jesus, build up your body into a living and holy temple. I long to see your new life manifested throughout this diocese and at the Diocesan Convention. Thank you.

in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:22)

      Lord, make ua a fit dwelling place for your Holy Spirit. Let your blood daily cleanse us of all sin and unrighteousness. Thank you.

A word received: I have given you roots in me. Thank you.

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Num. 11:16-17,24-29: Eph. 2:11-22: Matt. 7:28-8:4

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Exod. 3:1-12: Heb. 12:18-29: Matt. Luke 10:17-24

HC: 68:1-20 or 47; Acts 1:15-26 or Exodus 28:1-4,9-10,29-30; 1 John 5:9-15 or Acts 1:15-26; John 17:11b-19

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 19 Blessing on Beaver Cross and Staff

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Ps. 68:1-20 or 47; Acts 1:15-26 or Exodus 28:1-4,9-10,29-30; 1 John 5:9-15 or Acts 1:15-26; John 17:11b-19).

***** Date: Fri, 18 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      This is not faith healing! It is faith in Gods ability to heal! People ask me, "Fr. Nigel, how much faith do I need to be healed?" I reply, "How much faith did Lazarus have to be healed, he was dead!" Take on faith for others to be healed dear soul. "Preach the Kingdom, heal the sick. " Luke 9:2

Albany Intercessor


Friday, May 18, 2012

 

5/18/2012, #44, 2nd Quarter 2012

"Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock." (Matthew 7:24-25)

      Jesus, you are my rock and my refuge, my high tower that I can run into in the storms of life. Thank you.

"But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." (Matthew 7:26-27)

      Father, I pray for all those who are building their lives on sand and seeing their work and their lives swept away in the storms of life. In your mercy send your Holy Spirit to them to guide them to Jesus. Thank you.

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord. For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth. (Psalm 96:11-13)

      A word received: Join with all my creation in praising me and rejoicing.

Friday: 85, 86 * 91, 92; 1 Sam. 2:1-10: Eph. 2:1-10: Matt. 7:22-27

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Num. 11:16-17,24-29: Eph. 2:11-22: Matt. 7:28-8:4

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 18 For the Anglican Communion

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Ps. 68:1-20 or 47; Acts 1:15-26 or Exodus 28:1-4,9-10,29-30; 1 John 5:9-15 or Acts 1:15-26; John 17:11b-19).

***** Date: Thu, 17 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote

      Sadly I meet so many people who condemn themselves for what ever reason.

      It breaks my heart.

      They find some reason to be judged.

      As if there is not enough judgement around!

      Is it a mark of humility or habitual condemnation?

      Come on, Jesus came to give us life abundant.

      I find myself so often quoting:

      â€œTherefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2

      Hey, if you qualify for this self condemnation malarkey, "Stop it! "

      Be set free right now.

      Sermon over!

~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Date: Thu, 17 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Good olde Southern hospitality... This made us laugh. God moving in mysterious ways...you never know what God is going to do...Please pray for the healing mission this weekend.

***** On Friday, May 18 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 led by Lisa Longe. The preacher will be Fr. Neal Longe. 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


Thursday, May 17, 2012

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 17, 2012, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean 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

++Leroy -- He asked prayer that he would get the job that he has been offered -- that all the pieces will fall into place.

Peter -(regular) -- "He returned to give God thanks for answered prayer."

+Lowell -- He asked prayer that he will be accepted into the Schenectady City Mission long-term program. He also asked prayer that there would be a hedge of protection around his family.

+David -- He gave his burdens to Jesus and recommitted his life to Jesus.

+Marco -- He asked prayer for his family. He told us how God had miraculously delivered from addiction to crack nine years ago.

+Ralph -- "I'm on the verge of being homeless."

Jerry (regular) -- Jarret and Debra who have blood disorders. Arlene who is near death from cancer. His sister's legs are paralyzed. A friend died and his widow Janet is taking it very hard and she keeps passing out. He asked for continued prayer for his friend Neil. He asked prayer for Beth who is mentally handicapped that she will find a good residence to live in. Jerry continues to give thanks for being healed of brain cancer.

Leroy (another Leroy) -- He reported that after the spiritual warfare prayers of last week that the demons had left his home.

+Tony -- He has many burdens and anxieties.

+Theodore -- He asked prayer that his family would be restored.

+Joseph -- He asked prayer for the neighborhood -- there are a lot of kids out there with guns.

+Annie -- She has a benign cancer which is being closely watched by the doctors, but she is very fearful.

+Gabriella -- She asked prayer that she would be reunited with her son Cashin who was taken by Child Protective Services.

+Cyashawa (young boy)

+Shequan -- He asked prayer for everyone in his household.

Arlene (regular) -- "I am very, very glad; shedding happy tears." Much answered prayer. She wants to find a new church.

June (regular) -- She is going to Delaware June 6th. She has an appointment on June 15th for SSI. Her friends Jim and Sue are moving on Saturday.


 

5/17/2012, #43, 2nd Quarter 2012

      Father, please put on all of us the shoes of the preparation to share the gospel of peace; gird our loins with your truth; put on us the breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet of salvation. Place on our arm the shield of faith with which to quench every fiery dart of the evil one; and place in our hand the sword of your Spirit which is your word; that having stood all, we might yet stand. Finally, help us to be strong in Jesus and in the power of his might, and cast off from us the chains of apathy that keep us from speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Thank you. (See Ephesians 6:10-20)

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. (Matthew 28:16)

      Jesus, please help us go forward to meet you at the times and places of your choosing.

When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. (Matthew 28:17)

      Holy Spirit, help us worship Jesus even in the midst of our doubts. Thank you for the faithful record of Scripture: even though some of the disciples doubted, they still went forward to meet Jesus and worship him.

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth." (Matthew 28:18 )

      Father, restore to the life of the Episcopal Church a true respect for the authority of Jesus. So often the Episcopal Church has substituted the authority and agenda of the world for the authority of Jesus. Help us repent of this.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," (Matthew 28:19)

      Holy Spirit, send us forth to make disciples of all nations and baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Show us daily how to reach out with your love to the lost and the least. Thank you.

"teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. (Matthew 28:20)

      Jesus, give us a will to teach what you have taught us and commanded us. Thank you for always being with us, even to the end of our lives. Amen.

A word received: Pray that the leaders and teachers of my people will have shepherds' hearts.

A word received: I AM the God of salvation.

Ascension Day: 8, 47 * 24, 96; Dan. 7:9-14: Heb. 2:5-18: Matt. 28:16-20

HC: 47 or 110:1-5; Acts 1:1-11 or Ezekiel 1:3-5a,15-22,26-28; Ephesians 1:15-23 or Acts 1:1-11; Luke 24:49-53 or Mark 16:9-15,19-20

Friday: 85, 86 * 91, 92; 1 Sam. 2:1-10: Eph. 2:1-10: Matt. 7:22-27

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Diocesan Intercessions Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 17 ASCENSION DAY – Principal Holy Day

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Ps. 68:1-20 or 47; Acts 1:15-26 or Exodus 28:1-4,9-10,29-30; 1 John 5:9-15 or Acts 1:15-26; John 17:11b-19).

***** Date: Wed, 16 May 2012

From: Nigel Mumford

Subject: Daily quote...

      Jesus; the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Great Physician, and the lover of souls. Did you know that your very "soul" is loved by God?

***** On Friday, May 18 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 led by Lisa Longe. The preacher will be Fr. Neal Longe. 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: Wed, 16 May 2012

From: Terry Graves

Subject: Prayer Table Report - St. James' Parish, Lake George Village, Mac MacDonald and Bunny Morgan - for the week ending May 11, 2012 - Weather Fine and Sunny - 4.30 pm, every Friday -

Prayers for: Norman - who's going to hospital -

Larry + Cruia - for their major disabilities - unable to work ++

Sherryl - who has fallen away from the Lord - pray for her return +

Christine - physical and difficult home life

Danny - a cop - for safety and good judgment

Luke - head injury, 21 years old - pray for guidance +

Snaggletooth (Grant) - for all the prayers he can get

Dona - foot surgery

Otilia - divorce lawyer costs

In Christ, Best, Terry

***** Date: Wed, 16 May 2012

From: Harvey Huth

Subject: Update on Luke Gamble

Dear friends,

      The following is an update received from The Rev. Ian Gamble (Diocese of Down and Dromore) about his son Luke:

Good Morning Harvey

      Pressure level in brain still high even after surgery yesterday. The Dr’s very concerned and keeping a close eye on him. Please pass around Albany for prayer. Regards to all. Trusting in the love of God, Ian Gamble

Thanks for ;your continued prayers

In Christ, Harvey

Albany Intercessor


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