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Friday, August 31, 2012

 

8/31/2012, #63, 3rd Quarter 2012

Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why have you not brought him?" (John 7:45)
      Jesus, the chief priests and Pharisees of the Episcopal Church are trying to seize the churches and property of those who follow you.

The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this man!" (John 7:46)
      Holy Spirit, help all those who serve the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church to hear Jesus' words to them.

Then the Pharisees answered them, "Are you also deceived? Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in him? ' (John 7:47-48 )
      Father, that is the problem today, most of the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church do not believe in your son Jesus

"But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed." (John 7:49)
      LORD, have mercy on us: some of those who have theological training hold your little ones in contempt. Protect the lost and the least from their corruption and false teaching. Thank you.

A word received: Look to me to steady you on the path.

Study Guide: Summer Sunday Lesson 12, September 2, 2012
Readings: Mark 7:1-23; Ephesians 6:10-20; Deuteronomy 4:1-9; Ps. 15:1-2

      Gospel: Mark 7:1-23

(verse 1-5) A word received: What are your traditions that get in the way of knowing me?

      Epistle: Ephesians 6:10-20

A word received: You are in a war: be equipped for the battle.

      Old Testament: Deuteronomy 4:1-9

(verse 2) A word received: This is a generation which adds and subtracts from my word. Pray for obedience to my word -- all of it.

      Psalm: Ps. 15:1-2

(verse 2) A word received: Pray for my truth to lodge in your heart.

Friday: 16, 17 * 22; Job 9:1-15,32-35: Acts 10:34-48: John 7:37-52
Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; Job 9:1,10:1-9,16-22: Acts 11:1-18: John 8:12-20;

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 31 For all Sunday School Teachers The Rev’d Michael Neufeld

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday August 30, 5:15 - 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

(Man) -- He was rejoicing over answered prayer.

Anthony -- We prayed that he will be an effective role model to the younger men at the Schenectady City Mission.

+Lucile (woman with 6 small children and 1 teenage boy, see below) -- She asked prayer "for my family and our situation. She lifted up her hands in praise to God when I anointed her with Holy Water.

+Anthony (teenage boy) -- We prayed that he would grow into the manhood Jesus has for him.

+Jewy (older woman) -- We prayed for her son Michael who is in prison on a gun charge.

+Damire (Lucile's son) -- He is in the 3rd grad, age 9. "For my mom."
+Lindaya (Lucile's daugher) -- 6 years old.
+Lildya (Lucile's daugher) -- 5 years old.
+Zion (Lucile's son) -- He is age 9.

Eleanor (woman) -- She asked prayer for the Burnett Family in their time of sorrow over the death of a father. She also asked prayer for her boyfriend who is in the Schenectady County Jail.

Chuck and +Colby -- It is a weekly joy to see them and the love that Chuck has for his young son. He is a great role model in teaching his son to pray.

+Enshalis (woman), Anthony (teenage boy age 17) and +Adonis (boy age 12) -- We spent a long time in prayer with this family. She asked prayer that a settlement would quickly move through the court system so that she can take her family home to Georgia. Anthony asked for a Bible and so did Enshalis. We gave them NIVs from the City Mission. Anthony asked where to find "The Lord is my shepherd." I took him to Psalm 23. Then I took him to Psalm 37. He read the whole of it and you could the words sinking into his heart.

Gary -- We prayed for him and his wife Debbie.

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012
From: Ronnie O'Neill
Subject: Prayer Request: a lost lamb...
Liz Featherstonhaugh sent this in; Please give it your attention Thx Ronnie'O
Ronnie, can you send this around the Prayer Chain from Ratanak please.
Subject: a lost lamb...
      Hey all,
      We need a miracle.
      One of our girls who was sold at a very young age, was rescued at 17 years old. She was totally drug addicted but has made a remarkable recovery and was thriving at Bloom.
      Her mum has rung up gambling debts and has been coercing her for the past 2 months to go back to sex work to help pay off her huge debts.
      Last week when she didn’t turn up to work, Liep & I went to visit her in her tiny one bedroom house. When we got there she was reading her bible (she didn’t know we were coming!) and told us that if God can heal the blind and raise the dead to life, surely He could solve her situation. She looked up with tears in her eyes, and told us, “I don’t want to go back, but I want my mummy to love me…” We prayed with her, and she came back to Bloom.
      But today she hasn’t come to work and has sent Chan (her Bloom big sister/mentor) a text saying, ‘Sorry Bong’.
      She is so damaged and craves her mother’s love so much…
      We are all quite devastated. She is such a sweetie and has so much talent.!
      Can you pray that the Good shepherd will not rest until this ‘one’ is brought back safely to us.
      Our God is bigger than the spirits that want to destroy her.
      Pray that the Holy Spirit will speak to her spirit and she will know the truth that she is more than a body to be used & sold.
      Pray that she will be free from the unhealthy bonds of her mother.
      Pray that God will heal her mind and heart and give her strength to believe in her worth.
      Pray for her personal safety.
      Much love to you all,

***** Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote 1/5
      1/5
      Content?
      To be satisfied with what one is or has and not wanting more or anything else.
      Here follows thought one of five daily thoughts on being content.
      I pray that you might be content in your life.
      I pray that you might practice being content.
      Philippians 4:11 writes: I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, August 30, 2012

 

8/30/2012, #62, 3rd Quarter 2012

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. (John 7:37)
      Jesus, I come to you; help me receive all that you are offering me.

He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." (John 7:38 )
      Holy Spirit, let the river flow!

But this he spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (John 7:39)
      Father, thank you for the glory you have given your son Jesus. We pray that every believer would receive the anointing and peace of your Holy Spirit. Thank you for the sake of your son Jesus. Amen.

A word received: Pray that my word will take root in the hearts of my people.

Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; Job 6:1,7:1-21: Acts 10:17-33: John 7:14-36
Friday: 16, 17 * 22; Job 9:1-15,32-35: Acts 10:34-48: John 7:37-52

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 30 St. Paul’s, Kinderhook -- The Rev’d Karl Griswold-Kuhn

***** Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Perhaps you are processing.
      The Lord is with you as you process.
      The Lord goes beyond the process.
      Way beyond...
      Let Him help you in the process...

***** Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012
From: Deacon Susan Plaske
Subject: additional Prayer
      Dear Torre, please add another prayer for us. Jim Gartland friend and coworker, passed away suddenly last weekend in his early 40s.Please pray for his family and coworkers at the Division of Family Health. Thanks

***** Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012
From: Diocese of Albany
Subject: As Fall approaches and students return to school, remember to take advantage of these educational and fellowship opportunities in the Diocese:
      Bible Symposium - Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
      Join Dr. Douglas Stuart, author of How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth at the Cathedral of All Saints, 62 S. Swan St., Albany. Dr. Stuart is the Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Come listen to his insights about the Old Testament! Doors open at 8:30. Cost is $20 and tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256650.

      Paving the Way to the Spiritual Life Center
      The paving project for the entrance road to the Spiritual Life Center has already gathered around 25% of the funds to reach their goal, so they can make the rough places smooth. If you feel led to donate to this project, please go to: http://www.christ-the-king-center.org/Donate

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

 

8/29/2012, #61, 3rd Quarter 2012

And there was much complaining among the people concerning him. Some said, "He is good"; others said, "No, on the contrary, he deceives the people." However, no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews. (John 7:12-13)
      Jesus, so little has changed -- so many fear to speaking openly about you for fear of other's opinions.

      Holy Spirit, give us the courage and the discernment to know when to speak about Jesus to others.

      Father, help us make Jesus' deeds known so that all the world will be drawn to him. Thank you.

A word received: Look to me in the storms of life.

Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Job 6:1,7:1-21: Acts 10:1-16: John 7:1-13
Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; Job 6:1,7:1-21: Acts 10:17-33: John 7:14-36

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 29 Mother Miriam, CSM, The Rev’d Kino Vitet

***** Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      All the world is a stage...
      Are you waiting in the wings?
      Live your life abundantly.
      Deuteronomy 32:2 writes, "Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants."
      ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

***** Date: 8/27/2012
From: Dennis Adams [who supplies us with the crosses we give out at the prayer tables.]
Torre:
      Here I am back again always when I need something. Geez
      A couple of years ago you graciously prayed for my sister Marita Shore and she was healed, but please pray for her again as we just said goodby to Frank Shore , her husband, of 36 years. He died after a week in the hospital at the age of 59 and she need prayers to heal again.
      Thanks as always, Dennis

***** Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
From: Ginnie Grupinski
Subject: travel prayers needed for Biship Mike Chapman
      Hello praying friends...this is from Bishop Mike...please pray and remember to put your armor on...I feel much warfare over this trip. thank you so much for your faithfulness to the Chapmans and their mission. God bless and keep you. ....at 9:30 pm (10:30pm your time) Father Misael and I will be heading into the mountains to do 3 Pastoral calls in Ayacucho and one in Huanta, Linda will be staying in Ica. Work is ever expanding here and that is what we work for...Please pray for strength and safety, health and the power of the Holy Spirit. We will be coming back down on Wednesday evening... I think. Please also pray for the new truck. Although driving is hard, there is less hassle finding transportation. Please pray that Linda will be safe from any earthquake or harm. Thank you and bless you.

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

 

8/28/2012, #60, 3rd Quarter 2012

Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed. And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed." Then he arose immediately. So all who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord. (Acts 9:32-35)
      Holy Spirit, we pray that many throughout this diocese will speak your words of healing.

      Jesus, give us the boldness that came to Peter and the discernment to know when to speak your words of healing and deliverance.

      Father, we pray that many will be drawn to Jesus by seeing the work and ministry of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

A word received: I love you.

Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Job 6:1-4,8-15,21: Acts 9:32-43: John 6:60-71
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Job 6:1,7:1-21: Acts 10:1-16: John 7:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 28 For vigor in all the Sunday Schools of the Diocese

***** Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      When the stress comes, when you are in need, when an issue that needs Gods attention arises, what do you do? "I lift up my eyes to the hills- where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." (Psalm 121)
      My help does not come from the hills it comes directly from God!
      ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

***** Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
From: Patti Gibbons
Subject: Haiti trip
Dear Torre,
      As you know, Cathie and I are going to Haiti from October 12-19 to serve in Carrefour, near Port-au-Prince. Pastor Fermin, who leads the church we will serve, has adopted 14 children orphaned by the earthquake and taken them into his home with his own 6 children. Part of the work we will do to help this church and its families is to purchase and help plant 500 fruit trees. The trees will give the church families food, fruit for income, and will stabilize and prevent erosion of the land around their homes.       Our team leader made a video to explain the project and help recruit support for the trees by the end of this month to allow sufficient time to purchase the trees and supplies before our team arrives. It can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHbuXHMuZs8. We are trying to raise $3,500 to reach our goal.
      The direct link to donate any amount to the tree project https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift/gift.php.
      If anyone is interested in joining our prayer team for this trip, or supporting trip costs for Cathie and I, they can email me at pattigibbons@nycap.rr.com.
      Serving Him by serving them, Patti

Albany Intercessor


Monday, August 27, 2012

 

8/27/2012, #59, 3rd Quarter 2012

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer. (Psalm 4:1)
      O God, I have no righteousness of my own, but only what I have received through the shed blood of Jesus. That righteousness relieves me of my distress.

How long, O you sons of men, will you turn my glory to shame? How long will you love worthlessness and seek falsehood? (Psalm 4:2)
      Holy Spirit, turn the hearts of the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church into your ways. Help them to seek after what is true and enduring.

But know that the LORD has set apart for himself him who is godly; the LORD will hear when I call to him. (Psalm 4:3)
      Father, thank you for hearing me when I call out to you.

Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. (Psalm 4:4)
      Jesus, set me free from anger and hardness of heart. Thank you.

A word received: I want you to ask for my Holy Spirit and the new life I offer through him.

A word received: Give your fears to me.

Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Job 4:1,5:1-11,17-21,26-27: Acts 9:19b-31: John 6:52-59
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Job 6:1-4,8-15,21: Acts 9:32-43: John 6:60-71

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 27 St. Timothy's Church, Westford - The Rev'd Roy Vandermark, The Rev'd Faye Vandermark The Rev'd Mary "Vicky" Hunter

***** Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
From: Terry Graves
Subject: Prayer Table Report - St. James' Parish, Lake George Village - 08/24/12, Jamie Beecher and Terry Graves manned the Prayer Table - for Friday, August 24, 2012 - A warm and beautiful day - 4.30 pm

Prayers for:
Shaw - asked for prayers for everyone, every night -

John, Angie, Maureen, Marie and Nate - asked for prayers for them as a family - (2 wooden crosses)

Theresa - asked for her improved health

One lady said - no, perhaps a bit later

Gordon - asked to pray for everybody

A man - not right now

Jill asked for prayers for herself - she is a lost sheep

A lady - everyone needs a little prayer -

6 young people asked for prayers for their family -

In Christ

Best, Terry

***** Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Public Prayer Mail for Aug 27
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail.
This week's update:
      1) Hannah has arrived back with photos and movie clips from her Uganda trip. Awesome. The photos and videos seem very similar in some ways to Julie and my short term mission trip to Uganda in February.
      2a) Regarding the Belize online campus:
      Course materials are in place on the Web sites. Thanks to Bill Schrull's efforts, software and hardware pieces are in place. Course content is on-schedule for the Fall courses ("Fall semester" is really "semester 1" as you get closer to the equator; there is not an "Autumn.") Students are discovering the sites.
      2b) Our first time together as a class is this coming Saturday at 9 am Belize time (which is Mountain Time in the US at this time of year); I am discovering the advantages of some of the dictation software in the new operating system on my computer.
      2/3) This week Jeanne Gizara has been helping me proof-read materials, some of which could be used for the other online campuses. She has been very helpful.
      3a) Regarding the Albany online campus:
      "Albany" is a catch-all site for people who wish to take online courses in the Diocese of Albany and elsewhere. Bill Schrull has put live Moodle site in place for the Albany campus, and I am now beginning to put the overall course structure in place. The goal is to have the first course or so available at the turn of the year.
      3b) The Albany campus library is up and going - feel free to browse it; it is the same library on the OATC website as is used for the Belize campus ("OATC" is my theological program name: "Online Anglican Theological College"). https://sites.google.com/site/onlineanglicancampus/
      4) By the time you read this, Lydia may be back on campus for her Fall semester.
      5) Praise God that I survived the upgrades of my both Web browser and operating system this week. The future had seemed pretty grim, initially, when things did not go well. I came to know some tech support people really well. They were great.
Prayer requests:
      1) For the students taking the Fall online courses; there is a fluctuation among the non-Commission on Ministry students. But there are a good number of Commission on Ministry students. First chat class begins on Saturday; 11 am East Coast time.
      2) For course development of the on-line programs for Belize, Albany, and W. Tanganyika.
      3) For Lydia as she adjusts to college this week. She seems to be excited about both that and about the fact that she has a birthday coming up this week.
      4) For the goals of each of us, that we would be the ministers whom Jesus has called us to be.
      5) For plans to visit Belize City in October, during the Diocesan Synod. Bishop Philip would like me to talk about the on-line program at the Synod for the Diocese of Belize (Central America).
      6) For plans to visit the Diocese of Western Tanganyika in Tanzania in December/January, to work out on-line plans for Kasulu Bible College (East Africa).
      God bless you, and thank you for praying for us. Your prayers are very important for us, and I pray for you every day.
In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+ SAMS missionaries, as well as missionaries of the Diocese of Albany Serving globally.

***** Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh. (John 6:51)
      Jesus, we thank You for the gift of salvation and for eternal life in Heaven. Thank You for dying on the cross for us and for the grace that You give us as we accept You into every corner of our lives. Thank You for spiritual nourishment and refreshing.
      Lord, we pray that the online education that the Mudges are developing will also be nourishment for those that enroll in their courses. May Father Shaw and Mother Julie be providing to their seminary students the solid food that is necessary for a life of ministry.
      We pray for your blessing this week as students in Belize begin to look at the materials that are being developed. We pray against computer bugs and ask for inspiration on how to fix them when they occur.
      And Lord, we ask for your protection and guidance for Lydia as she goes back to college at the end of this week. Bless the whole Mudge family, Lord: for Father Shaw's mother who had a pacemaker put in last week, and for Hannah and Ruth as well. You know their needs Lord. They are in good hands! Amen.

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Please Pray For Laurence Bellew's Uncle Michael. He is critically ill in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. He is just 45yrs old and Laurence is very concerned! Please pray for the family as well !!

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, August 26, 2012

 

8/26/2012, #58, 3rd Quarter 2012

And he said, "Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to me unless it has been granted to him by my Father." (John 6:65)
Father, please help us, permit us, daily to come to Jesus.

From that time many of his disciples went back and walked with him no more. (John 6:66)
Holy Spirit, not matter how many walk away from Jesus, help us to remain and abide in him.

Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want to go away?" (John 6:67)
Jesus, help us honestly recognize the times and ways we are tempted to give up.

But Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. (John 6:68)
Jesus, you do have the words of eternal life, help us remain in you.

Also we have come to believe and know that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God." (John 6:69)
Holy Spirit, please help us share our faith in Jesus with the next generation. Thank you.

A word received: Let me be your hope -- put your trust in me.
A word received: Pray boldly.
A word received: Keep listening.

Sunday: 146, 147: 111, 112, 113; Job 4:1-6,12-21: Rev. 4:1-11: Mark 6:1-6a
HC: John 6:60-69; Ephesians 5:21-33; Joshua 24:1-2a,14-25; Ps. 116 or Ps. 34:15-22
Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Job 4:1,5:1-11,17-21,26-27: Acts 9:19b-31: John 6:52-59

Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 26 Beaver Cross Family Camp Weekend

***** Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
Physical or emotional pain can distract you from the Lord or it can bring you a lot closer to Him...Your choice.

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, August 25, 2012

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, August 25, 2012, 9:05 - 10:40 a.m. Bob Baker and Sandra Diaz at Jerry Burrell Park, Torre Bissell and Darlene Chesnut on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

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

State St.

+Rita -- "That I can get through this meeting this morning." (There was some kind of community forum breakfast at Christ Church Schenectady this morning.)

+José -- He asked prayer that he would be kept safe.

Bill (regular) -- Protection from seizures and falling.

Jeewin (young man from last week) -- He asked for continued prayer that he would get a job.

+Gerald -- He asked prayer "for my sister Denise who is dying."

+Charles -- "For my health."

Denny -- He asked prayer "for my wife and for financial provision." [He already had a Dennis Adams cross on.]

+Pedro -- He asked prayer for Merical with cancer.

+Michael (young man from last week) -- "A job." We prayed for guidance in his search.

+Debra (regular) -- We prayed for her granddaughter Mahogany who is now living at home and causing an uproar for her mother. We gave Debra a Bible.

+Ed -- "Good health and strength."

+Andrew (regular over the past several years) -- It was a joy to see him completely sober and in his right mind after many years of alcoholism. He was on his way to work. We prayed for God's blessing on him and protection.

Richard and Melissa (husband and wife from last week) -- We prayed for continued blessing on their marriage and for her coordination (perhaps she has Cerebral Palsy.)

+Paul (man in for public office) -- We prayed that he would be fearless in saying "yes" and "no" as the situation demanded.

+Julius (boy), +Jeremiah (boy) and Enola (aunt)

A young woman passed by smiling hold up her cross and said she just gotten prayed for by the Albany Street team.

+Marianne (mom), +Jaydon and +Mercades (children)

+Norman and +Andrew (boy)

++Paula (regular) -- She gave thanks for her month old granddaughter Bella. We prayed for peace for Bella and her parents. Bella is Paula's first grandchild. We also prayed for Paula's husband John who stopped by a short time later.

+Mahendra (teenage boy) -- We prayed that he would grow into the man God is calling him to be. [Darlene and I commented after he left how wonderful it was the way teenagers were willing to stop for prayer.]

+Madelyn (woman running for public office) -- We prayed for guidance for her in her work at a nursing home.

John (regular, Paula's husband) -- It was a joy to see him again and pray for him (Paula and John had been away most of the summer visiting their daughter and new granddaughter).

Lisa -- She came across the street to share the good news that she just got a job that we had prayed for.

Markly and Aniel (two young men going to the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.) -- We prayed for the anointing of the Holy Spirit on them and their congregation and on Christ Church and for them to speak God's word.

Eric (pastor of the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.) We prayed for his wife Heather and his son Gabriel.

Albany St.

+ Dorman and + Digah - health and starting over in a relationship

+ Sahadeo - prayers for his hearing - both his physical hearing (wore a hearing aid) and hearing the Lord

+ Margaret - Prayers for the pain she feels in her head and the confusion that comes upon her (after she had walked away, she came back to give a donation but we told her to give it to her church.)

++++++ Keith - prayer for his 5 children (also took crosses for them)

+ Brianna - she was wearing a cross, did not know what to ask for but knew she wanted prayer - so we prayed blessing and that she carry Jesus to others. (After we gave her a cross, she said she has 20 different crosses and likes to pray the rosary).

+ Charles - pulled up on his bike. We recognized him from praying for him on State street. He has diabetes. Asked for prayer for his health and a place to stay. We prayed for a true home.

Vernon - we blessed him as he was going to catch a bus and could not stop

++Gabriel - he asked prayer for health and prosperity. He also received prayer to live out his namesake. The second cross is for his daughter.

+Nilda - she is going to the hospital on Monday for a procedure on her stomach to determine what is wrong. We prayed peace of the Lord, no anxiety, God's healing hand and His presence with her, the doctors and nurses.

Mary - in a wheelchair (had visited the table in the past) - continue to pray for her health, use of her legs

+Jolen - everything

OUT of crosses! (yes, we rejoice when we run out of crosses because it shows the volume of people seeking the Lord.)

Nalon - forgiveness

Ruzon - he wanted to give praise and thanksgiving for the survival of being shot about 3 weeks ago. The bullet came out of his leg on its own. The wounds are healing cleanly. So we prayed thanksgiving and continued clean healing. About 3 weeks ago Mark had spoken to an angry man who wanted to go shoot a man who owed his $70. Mark told that story to Ruzon. Ruzon was the man who owed $70! The man who shot him is now in jail. We gave thanks again that Ruzon was not more seriously injured and for both Ruzon's sake and the shooter.

Jerry Burrell Park

Bob -- He gave praise and felt blessed with the cans and bottles he has collected.
Dee -- Bob's friend, they got a room together. Becoming roommates

Julissa, Trent, Jenae, Fillel (baby) --Their mother (Lisa) came home from jail.

Renny -- He is a Southern Gospel Elder at Union and Morris Sts.

Melissa -- She want to become part of a church. Everything was stolen from her. Aaron -- He will share Christ and gave a brochure to Bob and Sandra.

Luz -- Her parents died 3 years ago, grieving.

Adrian -- Asked prayer for her parent's health.

Avril -- "Success."
Kristal

Clarissa -- She asked prayer that her son would be OK, her kids would be OK, and that her mind would be OK.


 

8/25/2012, #57, 3rd Quarter 2012

      Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I am, Lord." So the Lord said to him, "Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying. And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight." Then Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name." But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake." And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit." Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized. So when he had received food, he was strengthened. (Acts 9:10-19a)
      Jesus, as you did with Saul, please also do with the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her Chancellor David Booth Beers. Bring them to conversion by a personal encounter with you.

      Holy Spirit, as you did with Ananias, so raise up men and women who at your bidding will be willing to go to the Presiding Bishop and the Chancellor and say, "Sister Katharine and Brother David, the Lord who has appeared to you, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."

      Father, thank you for the faithful witnesses you have raised up through the years to those who have persecuted the church and your people. Raise up such witnesses to the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church in our day. Father, in your mercy renew in our day the wonders of your Pentecost. Thank you.

      LORD, thank you for those faithful witnesses who go out into the market place week after week with the prayer table ministry to reach the lost and the least.

Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 104; Job 3:1-26: Acts 9:10-19a: John 6:41-51
Sunday: 146, 147: 111, 112, 113; Job 4:1-6,12-21: Rev. 4:1-11: Mark 6:1-6a
HC: John 6:60-69; Ephesians 5:21-33; Joshua 24:1-2a,14-25; Ps. 116 or Ps. 34:15-22

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 25 St. Paul’s Church, West Middleburgh – The Rev’d Dr. Nina George- Hacker The Rev’d Peter Pierson

***** Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012
From: Susan Plaske
Subject: Prayer Table Report Cathedral of All Saints Wed. August 22, 2012 Beautiful, warm sunny day (again) Praise God! Beth Collum, Candy Palumbo, Jana Lingo, Dcn. Susan Plaske

Dave - Bonnie, Fran, Christopher, Jeanne Friends in Pa.
Man running by - Pray for Cathy (his niece) battling very bad breast cancer
Loretta - for health and friend . Many struggling with health issues.
Louise - quick prayer for her mom.
Sue - for all college students beginning another year. Protection, Clarity in studies and path, grace.
Paul - Thanksgiving for healing after cataract surgery.He was moving about very easily the very next day.
Repose of the soul of Bonzo Hazxlip comfort for family
Jackie - traveling to LA

***** Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012
From: joann E ferris
Subject: Zion' Colton ---Prayer Table ----South Colton, Fri. Aug. 24,2012, Cold Brook Dr. South Colton, 9:30 am ---11:00am Sunny High 70's, Joann Ferris and Raelyn Erdner

Man and woman on bicycles --- Woman ---yes but didn't stop bicycle and say what, man just smiled and kept peddling.
Dean -- trucking sand to a customer.
Construction trucks and workers -- for the bridge they are builing over a ravine --state highway Rte. 56
Andy--- stacking wood for the winter.
BJ ---rural delivery mail man---as he drives his route.
Doug and Joan --- they pass by several times each time we are there. When walking they pas on the other side. We pray for their health.

***** Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Intention: The person or thing meant to benefit from prayer or religious offering. Come into healing prayer with deep "intention" so that you and others may be healed. Jesus said, "Ask." Here follows four "bible bites"to back this up:
      Matthew 21:22 writes "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
      John 16:24 writes "Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive.
      James 4:3 writes "When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures."
      1 John 3:22 writes "and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. Receive, and your joy will be complete."
      Review your intention, come to Him with intention, what is your intention?
      ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Albany Intercessor


Friday, August 24, 2012

 

8/24/2012, #56, 3rd Quarter 2012

Jesus answered them and said, "Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal on him." Then they said to him, "What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?" Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he sent." (John 6:27-29)
      Jesus, it finally cones down to that thing which is so simple and so hard to do consistently: believing in you and trusting you with everything in our lives day in and day out.

      Holy Spirit, please help us daily believe in Jesus and trust him with our entire lives.

      Father, please help us daily do that work you have called us to: believing in Jesus you Son. Thank you.

Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); Job 2:1-13: Acts 9:1-9: John 6:27-40
Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 104; Job 3:1-26: Acts 9:10-19a: John 6:41-51

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 24 All Saints, Hoosick – The Rev’d Gary Strubel

***** Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012
From: Diocese of Albany
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
      I am writing to keep you all up to date on Bishop Ball's recuperation. While the road in front of him is a tough, one he is doing very well. He continues (and will for several months) to be in a very stiff neck brace. The brace is intended to keep his fractured vertebrae still enough to fuse together. This is a difficult process for the body and the older a person is the more challenging it becomes; it is our main target of prayer. Beyond the neck injury, the other injuries incurred during the fall are progressing well. The contusion on his head is making great progress. Is not fully healed, but moving the right direction and we ask your continued prayers for this as well. Please pray for full healing of body, mind and spirit.
      Speaking of his mind and spirit, his mind is sharp and his spirit is high, buoyed on, in part, by your prayers and cards. Thank you so much and I ask you please keep them both up. Each day I am able to take a stack of cards to him and they greatly encourage him. In the coming weeks he will begin to face longer term issues such as living arrangements. That time is not here yet, but he and others are praying about the situation, looking into options, etc.
      Bishop Love visited with Bishop Ball again this week. He is receiving visitors at St. Peters Rehabilitation Center in Albany, NY (corner of Hackett Blvd and South Manning); afternoons are best. Please continue to send cards to The Cathedral of All Saints, 62 South Swan St. Albany, NY 12210 attn: Bishop Ball.
      Finally thank you all. When I am with him and see all the cards and the effects of your prayers the love of God in Christ is palpable. You are all doing a great job being the Body of Christ for Bishop Ball.
      Your brother in Christ, Dean Collum

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday August 23, 2012, 5:15 - 6:15 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

Reggie (he had visited the State St. prayer table on Saturday) -- Prayer for him and his relationship with his children, especially his son Josh.

+Smiley -- Prayer for continued blessing and strength of character. He took a cross to give to someone else.

+Nate (young man) -- Next week he starts college in Long Island. We prayed for strength and wisdom.

Man (very hostile to Christianity)

Chuck and his little boy +Colby -- We prayed for an anointing on Chuch as a father and as a man. We prayed for healing for Colby who had fallen and bumped his face.

+Elaine -- She has had a tumor removed and is on chemo.

+Jephtha -- He has very bad arthritis and can hardly move around.

+Lathen (man) -- He asked prayer for spiritual well-being.

+Jacqueline -- She asked prayer for more time with her daughter and that the job interview would go well.

+Alan -- "Everything."

Gary -- He asked prayer for his church which is splitting.

Corey (man) -- He asked prayer for him and his fiancé.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, August 23, 2012

 

8/23/2012, #55, 3rd Quarter 2012

Jesus answered them and said, "Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set his seal on him." (John 6:26-27)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily get our priorities straight and labor for those things which are of enduring value.

      Father, thank you for setting your seal of the Holy Spirit on Jesus. Please set your seal on us so that we will labor for what endures.

      Jesus, please help us daily come to you because we recognize that there is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved. Thank you. (See Acts 4:12)

Study Guide: Summer Sunday School Lesson 11, August 26, 2012
Readings: John 6:60-69; Ephesians 4:1-7, 5:21-33; Joshua 24:1-2a,14-25; Ps.34:17-18
Next Week: Mark 7:1-23; Ephesians 6:10-20; Deuteronomy 4:1-9; Ps. 15:1-2
Memory Verse: But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." (John 6:68 )

      Gospel: John 6:60-69

A word received: I want you to recognize the importance of Peter's statement. He is saying it just after many of my disciples have left me. I want you to be like Peter and stand in the truth he is proclaiming in verses 68 and 69.

      Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-7, 5:21-33

A word received: Read how I want you to trust one another in 4:1-7 and 5:21.

      Old Testament: Joshua 24:1-2a,14-25

(verse 23) A word received: Look through your life and cast out every "foreign god" so that you have serve me.

      Psalm: Ps.34:17-18

A word received: I have heard your cries to me and have delivered you out of trouble over and over again.

Thursday: 131, 132, [133] * 134, 135; Job 1:1-22: Acts 8:26-40: John 6:16-27
Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); Job 2:1-13: Acts 9:1-9: John 6:27-40

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 23 Trinity Church, Watervliet - The Rev’d Martin Wendell, The Rev’d William Tatem

***** Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Jesus gave us a prescription for stress, abundant in modern day living. You will find it in John 14:27. Jesus said, "Peace. Peace I give to you, my peace I leave with you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." Allow the peace of God to permeate your very being. Invite that Holy peace to reside within.
      Jesus gave us a Devine peace, not of this world, look for it, receive it, live it. Speak His words out loud now and again and know the peace that surpasses all understanding will rest and reside upon and within you. Whisper His words to your heart and into the hearts of those you love...Use His prescription at least once a day. Be at peace dear soul. ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

 

8/22/2012, #54, 3rd Quarter 2012

Out of the depths I have cried to you, O LORD; (Psalm 130:1)
      LORD, we cry out to you for your church and your people.

LORD, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. (Psalm 130:2)
      Hear our voice, O Lord, listen to our prayers for your church and your people.

If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O LORD, who could stand? (Psalm 130:3)
      Father, none of us can stand in your sight unless you see that we are covered by the blood of Jesus.

But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared. (Psalm 130:4)
      Jesus, thank you for bringing us to repentance and forgiveness for the sake of your Father's love for us.

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I do hope. (Psalm 130:5)
      Holy Spirit, we long for you to come among us with your power and make your word come alive in our hearts and minds.

My soul waits for the LORD more than those who watch for the morning--yes, more than those who watch for the morning. (Psalm 130:6)
      LORD, my soul waits on you: come and move in your church with the fire of your Holy Spirit.

O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is abundant redemption. (Psalm 130:7)
      Jesus, you are our hope and our deliverer, thank you.

And he shall redeem israel from all his iniquities. (Psalm 130:8 )
      Jesus, redeem us from all our iniquities. Thank you.

Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; Judges 18:16-31: Acts 8:14-25: John 6:1-15
Thursday: 131, 132, [133] * 134, 135; Job 1:1-22: Acts 8:26-40: John 6:16-27

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 22 The Rev’d Cn. Dr. Mary Chilton

***** Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Public Prayer Mail for Aug 20
Dear praying partners, This is our weekly public prayer mail.
This week's update:
      1) Regarding Cursillo: we had a great Cursillo weekend. It was a great team; we have a great bishop; it was a great group of candidates; the music was awesome; and there was a special quality to the weekend because it was a couples' weekend. I thought my beloved did an outstanding job.
      2a) Regarding Belize:
      Course materials go live this coming Saturday, for students to preview. They can do this for a week before we actually begin the orientation course on 1 September. The Biblical Interpretation I course materials are moving towards completion; the course is from late September to December.
      2b) Regarding Albany:
      More people are expressing interest in similar courses for Albany. We are making the first steps in that direction. And there are people in the Diocese of Albany who are offering their expertise to help with program development. Thank you to everyone.
Prayer requests:
      1) For the participants of the Cursillo Couples weekend this week, and how they move forward. Ultreya for this group is coming up at Church of the Messiah in Glens Falls on September 8. Pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to touch lives through us all in a mighty way, and for spiritual protection in the days after the weekend.
      2) For the preparations for the Fall online courses; the Orientation Course begins on September 1st, and prayers for Albany and W. Tanganyika course development plans.
      3) For future parish visits. We are entertaining requests for parish visits in late September, and also October, November, and December.
      4) For Lydia as she prepares for her return to college in about a week and a half.
      5) For Hannah in Uganda. We continue to hear brief but great reports. She returns on Wednesday.
      6) For my mom: she had a pacemaker put in during the Cursillo weekend. She seems fine, but my brother has been through a lot on what he thought was going to be an uneventful vacation.
      7) There is a lot of spiritual static this morning. Pray that my computer's functioning would return to normal.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying for us. Your prayers are very important for us, and I pray for you every day.
In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+ SAMS missionaries, as well as missionaries of the Diocese of Albany, Serving globally.

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

 

8/21/2012, #53, 3rd Quarter 2012

Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1)
      LORD, all our labors are in vain unless you build up the household of God and we serve you as your apprentices, following in your ways.

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so he gives his beloved sleep. (Psalm 127:2)
      Jesus, please give your rest to the weary, and this day's bread and provision.

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. (Psalm 127:3)
      Holy Spirit, help us share the gospel with the next generation.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. (Psalm 127:4)
      Father, thank you for all the children you have given us.

Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate. (Psalm 127:5)
      Lord Jesus, you have given us a full quiver -- thank you!

A word received: "Therefore choose life." (See Deuteronomy 30:19)

Tuesday: [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127]; Judges 18:1-15: Acts 8:1-13: John 5:30-47
Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; Judges 18:16-31: Acts 8:14-25: John 6:1-15

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 21 For Seminarians and Diaconal Students The Rev’d Laura Miller

***** Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
Pray the cross.
The acronym: ACTIP Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Intercession, Petition.
      A: top of the cross
      C: the right hand of Jesus on the Cross.
      T: the left hand of Jesus on the Cross.
      I: the center of the Cross
      P: the feet of Jesus.
      I pray this prayer when I am tired... It covers all the bases!
      I pray it will help you as it has helped me pray.

***** Prayer request from Chaplain Rob Sutherland in Australia:
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:10:23 +1000
From: Chaplain Rob Sutherland [Australia]
Subject: Warrior Welcome Home Retreat 24 to 27 Sep 12
Dear Torre,
      Our news is that we have recently started a group here called Warrior Welcome Home and that is our aim, to welcome home spiritually our warriors. Our first retreat is to be held in September in Sydney and we will see where God takes it from there. We have filled half the available spaces on this retreat and are praying that God will send all those that he wants to receive his healing love to join us. Lots of assaults from the evil one but wonderful support from our parish.
      I would love to join you all again one day at Greenwich but that's up to God.
Blessings, Rob

Dear Torre,
      So (now I know who to blame) God is certainly answering your prayers! We need lots more prayer support for this. Our first WWH Retreat is targeted at chaplains, former chaplains and other vets who are now ministers and their families. I hope that we have several future leaders amongst this group. We are holding the retreat from 24 to 27 Sep in a beautiful location on Sydney Harbour with other activities in our church and hall. So far we have four attendees (which is fine if this is the number that God wants us to have, but we have room for four more). We need to pray for those who are organising and cooking the celebration dinner and that people will fill all the tables in the hall.
      We need to pray for the Final Service which will be memorial, healing and thanksgiving. Again we are praying that God will pack the church with those who want to thank and forgive and welcome our vets home. We need lots and lots of prayer for me that God will lead and guide and empower me as I lead this.
      Very happy to have as many as possible praying for us. Our hope is that we will produce a model that can be run for all vets and their families by any church around the country.
Blessings, Rob

***** Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
From: Deacon Alan Hart
Subject: PRAYER TABLE REPORT St. Ann's of Amsterdam (Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 -- 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table this morning.)

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

t,t -- NELIDA -- This young woman speaks very little English but clearly understands that prayer is offered and given here. (She is still wearing the cross we gave her back on July 16th.) She requested prayers this time for protection and good health for her son JONATHAN and her daughter JESSICA.

REBECCA -- Asked for continued prayer for her godfather RALPH, who lives in a nursing home in St. Johnsville. His health has taken a decline; he is now on oxygen.

MEAD -- This older Roman Catholic woman always declines prayer but also always says " .. glad you are out here for the people." She kissed me on the cheek!

CONSTRUCTION WORKER -- Didn't get this man's first name, but he was spraypainting the street for upcoming construction digging on Division Street. He saw me praying for him and wwas curious about the prayer table and came over to chat. Then he asked for, and got, a tour of the church from Father Neal Longe. "I am fascinated with old churches. Can I go inside?" he had asked. (Note: We are celebrating our 300th anniversary year. The original church building is not on the same site as the current one.)

a,t -- PAIGE -- This middle-aged woman came for prayer for two things -- that she be able to walk better (she is having trouble with her knees) and that she be able to stay where she is living in an Amsterdam apartment building. She may be forced to move, but she wants to stay.

***** Time to Register! And Other News
      Hello and welcome to GSSM Satellite http://gssm.globalawakening.com/ Kingdom School's informational updates as they come along! We are very excited about the people who are coming on the course and know that this is going to be an amazing year. Don't forget to save the dates- Oct 17-20 on your calendar for Voice of the Apostles http://www.voa2012.com/. It will be a great conference and we will all be able to fellowship during it this year!
      As we get close to the Application Deadline of August 25th, we are pleased to be able to offer a family discount of 10% for the second person's tuition. So, that would be $2000 for the first person and $1800 for the second person. Checks should be made out to Unto Life and sent with the application to Michael Hales, PO Box 927, Philmont, NY, 12565.
      We will have a Registration/Orientation meeting at St. Michael's Church 49 Killean Park, Colonie at 7:30 Wed. August 29. Please plan to attend.
      Again, here is the year's reading list for those who may have missed it. "Welcoming a Visitation of the Holy Spirit" needs to be completed by the start of school, Sept. 13.
      Here is the Reading List for the School Year:
Welcoming a Visitation of the Holy Spirit Wesley Campbell
Dream Journey workbook (given out in class)Andy & Janine Mason
Ministry Team Manual Randy Clark
You May All Prophesy Steve Thompson
There is More Randy Clark
The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting Mahesh Chavda
Intercessory Prayer Dutch Sheets
God's Generals Roberts Liardon
When Heaven Invades Earth Bill Johnson
Can You Hear Me? Brad Jersak
The Holy Spirit, My Senior Partner Paul Yonggi Cho
Ministering Cross-Culturally Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
There is Always Enough Bakers

      We are excited about all of you who will be starting in the fall and encourage you to start praying in advance! We know this is going to be an amazing year and it will be wonderful experiencing so many of these great teachings together.
      As always, if you have any questions or need help figuring out some of the application materials, please give us a call: Michael Hales 518-672-0014 or email: mhales@halesart.com.
      Be blessed Michael and Christine Hales

Albany Intercessor


Monday, August 20, 2012

 

8/20/2012, #52, 3rd Quarter 2012

In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. (Judges 17:6)
      Jesus, that was true then, and it is true today. Your people and your church pay lip-service to your authority, but do as they please. Come and be King of our hearts and of your church so that our steps are ordered by your word.

They made a calf in Horeb, and worshiped the molded image. (Psalm 106:19)
      LORD, your people have gone after gods of their own making.

Thus they changed their glory into the image of an ox that eats grass. (Psalm 106:20)
      Father, we have abandoned the glory that can only come through Jesus. Have mercy on us.

They forgot God their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, (Psalm 106:21)
      Holy Spirit, please help the people of the Episcopal Church to remember the great deeds you have done.

Wondrous works in the land of Ham, awesome things by the Red Sea. (Psalm 106:22)
      Jesus, you made a way through the Red Sea for your people on dry land when there seemed to be now hope or way. Fill us with hope and make a way through the sea of difficulties in the Episcopal Church for us. Thank you.

A word received: Ask for my Holy Spirit so that you understand and receive what I AM saying to you.

Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Judges 17:1-13: Acts 7:44-8:1a: John 5:19-29
Tuesday: [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127]; Judges 18:1-15: Acts 8:1-13: John 5:30-47

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 20 Christ Church, Walton - The Rev’d Sue Cole The Rev’d Kathryn Boswell, The Rev’d Shane Gormley

***** Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      People can make people happy.
      The Lord can help you to be happy.
      Happiness is contagious.
      The joy of the Lord is your strength.
      Put on some joy today.
      Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10

***** Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
From: JAN WILLIS
Subject: BIG DADDY'S PRESENTS A CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE
      with DOTR* and SGAMBATO AND SLUTI KIDS BAND AND OTHERS
      MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012, 6:30-8:30 P.M., 15 W. Main St. Broadalbin
      Come out for an evening of great music and fellowship and enjoy coffee, and dessert.
      *DOTR is the abbreviation for "DISCIPLES OF THE ROCK" and is a band of very talented home-schooled students, all under 13 years old. Caleb Sgambato, Drums, Cory Sgambato, Bass, Kayden Sluti, Lead, Cassandra Sgambato, Keyboard and Kaleb Sluti, Percussion. These kids have a great sound and hearts to worship. You won't be disappointed.

      If you are interested in sharing your gifts/talent at future events, we are booking FRIDAYS in the fall. Please contact Jan Willis 518-332-1160 or jdelaney@nycap.rr.com

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, August 19, 2012

 

8/19/2012, #51, 3rd Quarter 2012

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (Ephesians 5:8 )
      Jesus, please help us take each step by your light.

(for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), (Ephesians 5:9)
      Holy Spirit, manifest yourself in our lives by the fruit we produce. Let it be in keeping with your goodness, righteousness, and truth.

finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:10)
      Father, please help us walk as true disciples of your son Jesus -- disciples who do what is acceptable to him. Thank you.

A word received: Ask for my peace.

Sunday: 118 * 145; Judges 16:15-31: 2 Cor. 13:1-11: Mark 5:25-34
HC: 147 or 34:9-14; Proverbs 9:1-6; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:53-59
Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Judges 17:1-13: Acts 7:44-8:1a: John 5:19-29

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 19 For Ministries to College Students

***** Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012)
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Prayers for Cursillo weekend
      Please ask your intercessors to pray for the Couples Cursillo weekend. Thanks.

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, August 18, 2012

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, August 18, 2012, 9:25 - 10:35 a.m. Torre Bissell on State St.

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

Denny -- Peace and good priorities

+Gloria -- She asked prayer for a new and clean apartment and for her husband.

+Charles (regular) -- "Health and a place to stay." He is diabetic with bad neuropathy. He uses bicycle to get around because he can barely walk. All the toes have been removed from his right foot.

+Tobias -- There is lots of confusion and bad relationships in his family. He asked prayer for +Kevin who is his cousin.

+Jeewan -- "A job."

+Letisha (woman) -- She asked prayer for her "spiritual problems." She confessed her sins and asked for and received God forgiveness.

+Bianna (young woman) -- "Peace."

+Luigi (young man) -- "That all the craziness in my life will go."

Steve (regular) -- He asked prayer for protection. He is using a jack hammer on a job and it is hard on his body.

Bill (regular) -- protection from seizures.

+Reggie -- He was in a car accident and became addicted to pain medication. He has been in the program at the Schenectady City Mission for the past three months and is doing well. He has five children: Erika 11, Merissa 13, Josh 15, Amber 22 in NYC, and Cecilia in Schenectady 18. He asked prayer for Amber who has a bad rash (we prayed for her over his cell phone) and we thanked God for the renewed relationship he has with his son Josh who is living with a foster family.

+Julie (young woman) -- "A car."

+Chris (young man) -- He asked for strength and stability in Jesus.

+Ben (young man) -- He asked prayer for his mother who has glaucoma, for her husband who has brain cancer, and for his grandmother who has cervical cancer.

+Mike (young man) -- He has been in and out of hospitals all his life with mental problems. He asked for Jesus to be his Lord and Savior. He confessed his sins and accepted God's forgiveness and cleansing in his life.

+Richard and +Melissa -- They asked prayer for their marriage.

+John (teenage boy) -- He confessed his sins and accepted God's forgiveness.
+Tyree (young teenage boy) -- He gave his burdens to Jesus.
+Marti (young teenage boy) -- He gave his burdens to Jesus.
These three boys rode up on bicycles together.


 

8/18/2012, #50, 3rd Quarter 2012

After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me." Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your bed and walk." And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. (John 5:1-9)
      Jesus, so many of us are paralyzed in one way or another and think that there is no one who can move us into the place of healing. Come and meet each of us with your love and healing touch and your word of command. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for my flock. Pray for shepherds who will tend my flock.

Study Guide: Summer Sunday School Lesson 10, August 19, 2012
Readings: John 6:52-59; Ephesians 5:1-20; Proverbs 9:1-6; Ps.34:11-14
Next Week: John 6:60-69; Ephesians 5:21-33; Joshua 24:1-2a,14-25; Ps.34:17-18

      Gospel: John 6:52-59

A word received: You have to come to me on my terms. Look at verse 66: many left me because I was saying what they did not want to hear.

      Epistle: Ephesians 5:1-20

A word received: Turn your heart and your mind to me.

      Old Testament: Proverbs 9:1-6

A verse received: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do his commandments. His praise endures forever. (Psalm 111:10)

      Psalm: Ps.34:11-14

(verse 11) A word received: Pray for teachable hearts.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Judges 16:1-14: Acts 7:30-43: John 5:1-18;
Sunday: 118 * 145; Judges 16:15-31: 2 Cor. 13:1-11: Mark 5:25-34

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 18 St. John in the Wilderness, Copake Falls - The Rev’d John Thompson The Rev’d Henry Verdaasdonk

***** Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote...
      Victim mentality?
      Victor mentality?
      It is your choice...
      Victory is a way of life with Jesus.

***** Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012)
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Prayers for Cursillo weekend
      Please ask your intercessors to pray for the Couples Cursillo weekend, which starts tonight. Thanks.

***** Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 21
From: Kingdom Arts Ministry
Subject: School Info
The classes will be broadcast from GSSM in PA.
Apply Kingdom Arts Ministry NOW! Application Deadline August 25th!
      It’s difficult to describe the Holy Spirit excitement generated by a Global Awakening conference or school. The best I can do is to compare it to the buzz I got watching the Olympics. When you watch an athlete who has given everything he has and then more to achieve excellence, and then we are able to watch the drama of the wins and losses played out in the human spirit. My, what a privilege it is to join in with that and know that we are all at least a small part of that kind of dedication and sacrifice.
      We are starting Kingdom School, a Satellite School of Global Awakening http://gssm.globalawakening.com/ in the Hudson Valley which we believe will bring together Christian believers of all denominations in such a spirit of sacrifice and dedication to Jesus that the fruit will be visible for all to see. Michael and I gave up everyhing to graduate from this school and we know first hand the benefits of being empowered by the living, active Holy Spirit that happens through this school. We have experienced such transformation in our prayer life, and relationship with God that we want to pass it on to our friends who will, in turn, transform the Hudson Valley with God's love and fellowship in a new way.
      We believe that people who attend this year’s school will be a blessing to their home churches and their field of ministry will become more effective for years to come.
      Call us at 518-672-0014 to request an application. There is an optional Brazil Mission trip in October for those who wish to join Randy Clark's team, and there will be a Voice of the Apostles Conference http://www.voa2012.com/ in October which is included in the curriculum.
      “..but if we walk in the light as He himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another.” 1John1:7
http://kingdomartsministry.com/
Be blessed, Michael and Christine Hales

Albany Intercessor


Friday, August 17, 2012

 

8/17/2012, #49, 3rd Quarter 2012

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 107:1)
      LORD, we daily need your mercy and goodness.

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, (Psalm 107:2)
      Jesus, you have redeemed us from the hand of the enemy. Thank you.

And gathered out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; they found no city to dwell in. (Psalm 107:3-4)
      Father, so many of your people are wandering in the wilderness. Have mercy on us and establish us.

Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. (Psalm 107:5)
      Jesus, we hunger for more of you in our lives.

Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. (Psalm 107:6)
      Jesus, thank you for hearing our cries and delivering us.

And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city for a dwelling place. (Psalm 107:7)
      Holy Spirit, lead us forth by the right way. Help us enter into your dwelling place with thanksgiving.

Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! (Psalm 107:8 )
      Holy Spirit, give us thankful hearts for all your goodness to us.

For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness. (Psalm 107:9)
      Father, satisfy our longing souls with your goodness. Thank you.

A word received: I want to lead you step by step and week by week. Look to me each week for my guidance.

Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Judges 14:20-15:20: Acts 7:17-29: John 4:43-54
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Judges 16:1-14: Acts 7:30-43: John 5:1-18;

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 17 For all Sunday School Staff in their preparations The Rev’d Jill Stellman

*****.On Friday, August 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. Michael Hales will be our speaker, and the music will be offered by Divine Order (Paul and Karen Lawrence Othan). 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 intimacy with our Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend!

***** Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Are you going through a dark night of your soul?
      Who is the "dark knight" of your soul?
      Physical or emotional Pain?
      An individual?
      An organization?
      A dis-ease?
      A diagnosis?
      The environment?
      Generational issues?
      Your boss?
      Your Neighbor?
      The list is endless... You fill in the blank.
      Who is the healer of your soul, and all the above?
      The Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
      Any questions?
      ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012
From: Ronnie O'Neill
Subject: Prayer Request:
      Today Thousands of young people receive their 'A' Level and AS exam results.
      Pray for young people all over the UK that Gods peace will reach into their lives today!
      Pray for those of our young people in Willowfield that The God who Loves them so much will guide them today and that they will hear His voice!!

***** Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012)
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Prayers for Cursillo weekend
      Please ask your intercessors to pray for the Couples Cursillo weekend, which starts tonight. Thanks.

***** Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012
From: Susan Plaske
Subject: August 15, 2012 Prayer Table Re port Cathedral of All Saints Cloudy, Maybe Rain? Dcn Christine Wickman, Candy Palumbo, Beth Collum, Jana Ling

Jack -Prayers
Kris - Father having surgery
+ Russell - struggling with drug addiction
Guy running by - came over and asked us to pray for Cathy with breast Cancer
+Kathy - PTL she has an apartment. Pray for health problems with diabetes and eyes
Jeanne Gizasra @ Trinity - Healing and Protection, strength for Cursillo Weekend
Nicole Pregnant due Jan 1st child
Paul and David - Traveling mercies. as they visit family, for discernment and wisdom.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, August 16, 2012, 5:15- 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 for provision. His daughter-in-law overdrew his account by $400 instead of the $40 she had asked for.
+Suleeny (woman) -- She has 5 children plus a step-son. She asked prayer for patience.
Cory (man) -- He gave a "Praise the Lord!" He is doing well and feels blessed.
Dan -- A friend Robert fell off a truck and has severe head trauma and is not doing well, and a co-worker, Kelly, her mom named Jane had a stroke and is paralyzed on the left side.
Man -- He is filled with joy over future hope.
+Divine (young man) -- He asked prayer for him and his girlfriend +Emily and has a child by her. He wants to get married but there are legal problems. He used to do drugs but is now trying to follow Jesus.
Chuck -- He received prayer on Sunday for his back pain and that afternoon realized it was gone. He has two brothers who are having difficulties. One is diabetic and had had a bad sore on his arm which is now healed up, but is feeling low and depressed. The other brother had a stroke, but there are no last side-effects from it.
+Eleanor -- She asked prayer for a client, Brenda, and her father-in-law who has cancer and is not doing well.
Peter -- He asked prayer for the business he is in with his brothers that Jesus will be at the center of the business.
Gary -- He gave a couple of praise reports: he had his 31st anniversary, there is more peace in his home and he is peaceful and praising God.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, August 16, 2012

 

8/16/2012, #48, 3rd Quarter 2012

The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, "Come, see a man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?" Then they went out of the city and came to him. (John 4:28-30)
      Help each of us, Holy Spirit, who have had a personal encounter with Jesus to go and share that with our families and communities. It was the woman's witness that brought the people out to meet Jesus. Bless our witness as well.

In the meantime his disciples urged him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." But he said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know." Therefore the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought him anything to eat?" Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to finish his work. Do you not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: 'One sows and another reaps.' I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors." (John 4:31-38 )
      Father, please give us eyes to see the harvest fields all around us. Give each of us that nudge to go outside our church doors to the harvest fields. Thank you for the many parishes that have started prayer tables and are reaching out to the lost and the least.

And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all that I ever did." So when the Samaritans had come to him, they urged him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his own word. Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world." (John 4:39-42)
      Jesus, your words and witness turned the hearts of all those Samaritans who had been taught to hate Jews. As people meet you in our community and diocese, let all the old hatreds fall away as they enter the new life with you.

A word received: I want to lead you step by step and week by week. Look to me each week for my guidance.

Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Judges 14:1-19: Acts 6:15-7:16: John 4:27-42
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Judges 14:20-15:20: Acts 7:17-29: John 4:43-54

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 16 The Rev’d William Gray, The Rev’d John Garceau

*****.On Friday, August 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. Michael Hales will be our speaker, and the music will be offered by Divine Order (Paul and Karen Lawrence Othan). 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 intimacy with our Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend!

***** Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Someone once said to me, "To have a grudge is a reason for living."
      We had a lot of work to do! ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

***** Prayer Table ,Cold Brook Dr. South Colton, NY, Wed. Aug. 15 , 2012 9:30 - 11:00am, Delightful weather -- Overcast, low 70's, no t. showers, Joann Ferris

a ---denotes anointing

a-- Arlene her back and her husband Ed 's back--- also a little boy and parents at church for deliverance and protection. She thought the prayer table was a beautiful thing --she would pray that people would not be afraid to stop and be prayed for.

a --- Darcy and (a) baby Cecilia in a stroller ---prayers for protection for the whole family.

Raelyn and her Mom ----protection and asked the Holy Angels administer to them.

Driver of a truck with skull and crossbones on rear window ----deliverance and protection.

Mark --- protection as he works --carpentry.

Also prayed for protection for local logging company, Fed EX driver, 4 wheeler driven by a young girl, 2 motorcyclists, and neighbors.

Joe and Agnes --- healing of their many ailments.

All and all --a very joyful , God filled time . God's presence was felt--- Thank you Lord and Heavenly Father.

***** News from Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
"Forgiveness -The Healing We All Need" -- Sept. 29, 2012, Russ Parker from UK, will be back to Christ the King to lead a Healing Conference "Forgiveness -The Healing We All Need" Join us for a powerful teaching along with humor! Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. Registration brochures are now available! Early Registration: $35.00 pp (includes buffet Lunch) $20.00 pp (under 21 years of age) Deadline to Register: Sept. 17. (Price will then be $45.00 pp ($30 for under 21 yrs))

From the Sisters of St. Mary--St. Mary's Institute Classes: Fall Classes (beginning in September) Walking in Sure Paths: Exploring the Great Christian Spiritual Traditions -- Led by the Rev'd Ellen Neufeld. Weekly class on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Topics include Early Church, Benedictine/Augustinian Spirituality, Franciscan/Cistercian Spirituality, Ignatian Spirituality and more. Course description is here. The first class is September 6.

Accounting for the Hope that Is in Us: Systematic Theology for Ordinary People -- Led by the Venerable Dr. Christopher Brown, Canon Theologian for Diocese of Albany, Monthly on Tuesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Course description is here. First class begins September 26.

***** Diocesan Update - Bishop Ball, August 15 ? Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother oof Our Lord Jesus Christ
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I saw Bishop Ball this morning and we had a very good visit. He is looking better and is continuing to make improvements. Laying down is very uncomfortable, so he is glad that he can sit in his chair, unfortunately that is not very conducive for sleeping. His physical therapist arrived while I was there. They are working to keep Bishop Ball active. Despite all that he has gone through, Bishop Ball is trying to remain positive and work to get better. Please continue to keep him in your prayers. I know he greatly appreciates all the cards and letters that he has received.
      As Dean Collum updates the Cathedral congregation on Bishop Ball, we will be passing those along to the whole Diocese. Here is his most recent update (Monday, August 13).
      "As you most likely know from an earlier updates, Bishop Ball fell two weeks ago on Sunday evening, July 29th . He fractured two of his vertebrae (C1 and C2), but thankfully has has complete feeling in all his limbs and is able to walk. The fall was rather traumatic. In addition to the fractures, he required stitches above his left eye and was quite bruised.

This week has seen some progress. It was a week to get "settled" in rehabilitation. The challenge however was not the neck injury per se (although he must continue to wear a rigid collar brace and we have had a time getting one that is a proper fit). This week the other injuries from the fall, the stitches above his left eye, and also some blood chemistry issues demanded attention. Bishop Ball was shuttled between rehabilitation and the hospital three times.

It appears the situation is under control and that there are plans in place not just for his neck injury, but he will be seeing a specialist tomorrow for the contusion on his head. We also gained knowledge as to some medications the Bishop has a very low tolerance for and those are now being avoided.

Up to this point I have been really discouraging visitors. Please know he has not been alone. I, our Bishops, members of the Cathedral staff, and close friends have been with him every day. He is able to receive visitors now, but I have a specific request. If you arrive and find a large number of visitors, I ask that you not stay. If you find yourself there with a large number of visitors please limit your time with him. Please know thought that you are welcome.

The cards and letters have been wonderful. PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING - we have about TWELVE WEEKS OF REHAB. We take a large "batch" to him each day. Please send cards and letters to The Cathedral of All Saints, 62 South Swan St. Albany, NY 12210 marked attention Bishop Ball.

I ask your prayers for the complete healing of his vertebrae, and all his body. I ask your prayers for his mental and spiritual state as well. I ask you prayers that the doctors, nurses, etc. who are attending to him would be able to see the complete picture. I ask your prayers for the small team of Diocesan and Cathedral people who are "on point" daily attending to him."
Faithfully in Christ Jesus, +Bill

***** Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
From: Jeanne Gizara
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He who is mighty has done great things, and holy is his name. (From Luke 1: 46-49_
      Lord, we thank You for these words from your mother, Mary. May they be
      the ideal upon which all our ministry depends, the mission work of Father Shaw and Mother Julie and the work of all of the intercessors as well. May all of our lives magnify You, Lord, and may our spirits be joyful as we contemplate all the wonderful gifts that You have bestowed upon us. May we always give thanks for the great things that You have done, and may our worship be holy in your name.
      Lord, we pray for a faith growing and spirit-filling Cursillo weekend. We pray for the talks and the music and the fellowship. May your love be received and reflected back to all the team and candidates. We pray for the Anglican theology on-line curriculum that Father Shaw is developing. And we pray for safety and blessings for Hannah in her travels in Uganda and her trip home. Be with Lydia as the summer draws to a close, and she starts her second year in college.
      Thank You Lord for all the blessings You send. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

***** Patty Layo Beauharnois 8:23am Aug 15 (Deacon Vicar at Christ & St. John's Episcopal/Anglican Church)
      Torre, I attended your workshop about prayer at convention last year, since then I have felt God nudging our church to have a prayer table. We are on a back street so the church is hidden within the community but this Saturday is our annual Rummage Sale with at least 100 people coming through our doors (pretty exciting when our ASA is 15) it is a wonderful opportunity to offer prayer and this year the congregation agreed! Please hold this in prayer. People love the idea of the prayer table but are a little hesitant when it means them personally sitting at it. We have decided that since there are only a couple of us comfortable praying out loud that one of us will always be at the table and the other partner will be a silent prayer partner (unless of course they feel God moving them to speak, which I am praying that over time they will be open to this call upon their heart.) Another area, that I would ask that you hold up in prayer, is our church having a prayer table at the local truck stop. I know our church feels strongly about the power of prayer, we are small and the average age of members is about 78 so doing big programs and church dinners is no longer an option but all have talked about their prayer life over the years and I believe this is something that we can offer to those in need. We are located on the biggest border crossing from NY to Montreal with 1,000 of trucks crossing the border each month. I can see this becoming an ecumenical effort over time. I have planted the see with our vestry and we will see where God leads us but I would ask for your prayers for both circumstances, it would be much appreciated. Thank you! Deacon Patty Beauharnois

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

 

8/15/2012, #47, 3rd Quarter 2012

So he came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from his journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink." (John 4:5-7)
      Holy Spirit, please help us to be ready to respond when Jesus asks something of us.

For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to him, "How is it that you, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. (John 4:8-9)
      Jesus, help us dialy cros those boundaries of nationality, race, religion, etc., as you did with the good news of what you have for the people we meet.

Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water." (John 4:10)
      Father, help each of us in this diocese know the give of living water that you have for us from Jesus.

Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Judges 13:15-24: Acts 6:1-15: John 4:1-26
Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Judges 14:1-19: Acts 6:15-7:16: John 4:27-42

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 15 Community of Saint Mary in this Diocese and Malawi

*****.On Friday, August 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. Michael Hales will be our speaker, and the music will be offered by Divine Order (Paul and Karen Lawrence Othan). 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 intimacy with our Lord please plan to attend. We hope to see you there, and bring a friend!

***** Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Where are you Jesus?
      Oh... there you are!
      ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

***** News from Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
"Forgiveness -The Healing We All Need" -- Sept. 29, 2012, Russ Parker from UK, will be back to Christ the King to lead a Healing Conference "Forgiveness -The Healing We All Need" Join us for a powerful teaching along with humor! Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. Registration brochures are now available! Early Registration: $35.00 pp (includes buffet Lunch) $20.00 pp (under 21 years of age) Deadline to Register: Sept. 17. (Price will then be $45.00 pp ($30 for under 21 yrs))

From the Sisters of St. Mary--St. Mary's Institute Classes: Fall Classes (beginning in September) Walking in Sure Paths: Exploring the Great Christian Spiritual Traditions -- Led by the Rev'd Ellen Neufeld. Weekly class on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Topics include Early Church, Benedictine/Augustinian Spirituality, Franciscan/Cistercian Spirituality, Ignatian Spirituality and more. Course description is here. The first class is September 6.

Accounting for the Hope that Is in Us: Systematic Theology for Ordinary People -- Led by the Venerable Dr. Christopher Brown, Canon Theologian for Diocese of Albany, Monthly on Tuesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. Course description is here. First class begins September 26.

Albany Intercessor


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