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Friday, May 31, 2013

 

5/31/2013, #60, 2nd Quarter 2013

"He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much." (Luke 16:10)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily to be faithful in the small things so that we can be faithful and steady in the the bigger things.

"Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man's, who will give you what is your own?" (Luke 16:11-12)
      Jesus, please help us to be faithful stewards of all that is placed in our care.

"No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Luke 16:13)
      Father, help us byour Holy Spirit to be steady in serving Jesus. Don't let us be distracted by the world, the flesh, or the devil. Thank you.

Word Received After City Mission Prayer Table: You have seen what I can do -- rejoice that you are part of it.

Friday: 31 * 35; Deut. 5:1-22; 2 Cor. 4:1-12; Luke 16:10-17(18 )
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Deut. 5:22-33; 2 Cor. 4:13-5:10; Luke 16:19-31

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Bishop's Message - Bp Dan and Carol Tornado Damage
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      Bishop Dan and Carol Herzog's home in Mariaville was one of the homes severely damaged by the tornado that hit Wednesday night. By the grace of God, Carol, who was at home at the time of the storm, was able to take cover in the basement seconds before the tornado hit, thus avoiding what most likely would have been life threatening injuries.
      Please hold Bishop Dan and Carol up in your prayers as well as all others who were impacted by the storm, giving thanks to God that Carol's life was spared and that she and others in the area suffered no physical injuries. We also pray that their needs will be met in the days and weeks to come as they recover and rebuild following the storm.
      Moments like this remind us of how quickly our lives and that of our loved ones can change. This most recent storm is just one more in a growing number of natural disasters to hit the Northeast and our nation in the past few years. Untold families and individuals from earlier storms are still trying to put their lives back together. May the Lord guide and lead each of us in knowing how best to reach out and help and minister to those in need -- not just in the short term, but over the long term as well.
      Your Brother in Christ, +Bill

***** There's Still Time To Register for Convention!
But hurry! The deadline for registering online for Convention has been extended to midnight, May 29th. Don't miss your chance to hear the great speakers, fellowship with friends - old and new, enjoy the beauty of God's creation, and utilize the wonderful facilities at Camp of the Woods. To register, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/2013ConventionRegistrationForm.php .

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell 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
a--indicates anointed with Holy Water

Dan (man) -- Pray for his intercessions for repentance and reconciliation in a family relationship.

+a Ricos (young man) -- We prayed that he would find the power of the Holy Spirit to keep from going back to the old ways and that he would share the blessings he has received.

+a Smiley (man) -- We prayed that he would share the joy of Jesus with others.

a Josh (young man who has come for prayer for 4 weeks now) -- He has never known his father. He was abused as a child. He has problems with authority and got into "another altercation" this week. We prayed that he would receive the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15) and come to know God as his Father. While we were praying he pulled his Dennis Adams cross out of his shirt and clutched it and made the sign of the cross. He asked about Bible study groups. We invited him to come to the Youth for Christ City Life program on Wednesday evenings. We will pick him up and take him. He once again confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God's forgiveness.

++++ Janice (woman) -- She asked prayers for her friend BeeBop. She immediately gave two of the crosses away to men at other tables.

Jerry (man who has had brain cancer) -- He saw the cancer specialist this week who told him that all his numbers were improving. He had a reaction to medicine via patch so he will receive the medicine by injection instead. Jerry asked prayer that he would be able to keep his pain under control. His grandson Jarret is doing well. His "honorary niece" Christi has lupus. Neal is doing well with the artificial leg. His World War II veteran friend Nelson recently died. Nelson still had the telegram sent to his parents stating that he was missing in action. Nelson was about 90.

Carrie (woman) -- We prayed that she would be the woman God wants her to be.

A whole family then came up for prayer, one by one: +Paige (9) and +Alexis (6), +a Joe the father and then the two girls brought the mother +a Betty for a cross and prayer.

Then four children came for prayer, one by one -- each one bringing the next one for prayer: +a Tiashonai (girl 8 ), +a Julianna (10), +a TyJon (boy 14), and +a Aolmin (boy 12).

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, May 30, 2013

 

5/30/2013, #59, 2nd Quarter 2013, a potpourri

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
      Jesus, please help us receive your Holy Spirit more and more into our lives. We want to find the liberty your Spirit has for us.

"Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren," (Deuteronomy 4:9)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize and seize the opportunities you give us to share with our children and grandchildren the things we have seen you do.

But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29)
      Father, please help me seek you with all my heart.

Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and he shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:1-4)
      LORD, you are my delight and my hope. I lay aside all anxieties and fears and choose to place my trust in you. Help me to do the good you have planned for me to do. Thank you.

A word received: Be at peace -- I AM with you.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Deut. 4:32-40; 2 Cor. 3:1-18; Luke 16:1-9
Friday: 31 * 35; Deut. 5:1-22; 2 Cor. 4:1-12; Luke 16:10-17(18 )

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 30 CORPUS CHRISTI - In Thanksgiving for the Eucharist, The Rev’d William Clark

***** Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 05:17:58 -0700
To: Greg Bailey
From: Ed LaCombe
Subject: New message from Ed LaCombe, 7:47am May 30
Greg, I just got this e-mail through one of Bishop Dan's friends: Subject: Mariaville tornado:
      The tornado that hit Mariaville last night did severe damage at our home.
Sheared siding off on the west. Dropped the neighbor's lakeside pavilion in our yard, except for the part that is in our guest room. Garage collapsing under tree. Vast number of trees downed. Windows blown out. Glass shattered over all of the living area. No power, cable or phone. John came last night and we returned with him to Satatoga. Jud is meeting us this morning. No one hurt. Carol took refuge under cellar stairs in nick of time.

***** There's Still Time To Register for Convention!
But hurry! The deadline for registering online for Convention has been extended to midnight, May 29th. Don't miss your chance to hear the great speakers, fellowship with friends - old and new, enjoy the beauty of God's creation, and utilize the wonderful facilities at Camp of the Woods. To register, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/2013ConventionRegistrationForm.php .

***** Prayer Tables at the Diocesan Convention
From: Beth Strickland
Hello all you faithful prayer warriors,
      It is that time again as we plan for the Convention to ask for volunteers to man/woman the prayer tables. I am asking you because you or some of your parishioners were so good at volunteering last year. If you know of someone else that I have not put on this list, please feel free to forward this email to them.
      The prayer tables will be at the same locations as last year. There will be chairs and coverings, just like last year. If Torre and Susan could bring prayer tablecloths, that would be so helpful.
      I have set out some times below, but you are not restricted to these times. These are the times between plenary sessions.
      Friday 2- 2:30 3:30- 3:45 4:45 - 5:15
      Saturday 8:30- 9:00 11 – 11:30 11:30 – 12 1- 1:30 5 – 5:15
      If anyone feels the Holy Spirit move them to be at a table during a plenary session, please feel free to do that. Of course the Bishop is encouraging everyone to join the plenary sessions for these wonderful speakers.
      If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email me or call me at 518-429-3606.
      Blessings and thanks for your time with this ministry, Beth Strickland
      [PS. You can also call me, Torre Bissell at 518-374-5305 or email me at torre.bissell@verizon.net]

***** I took Jean to the pain management clinic this morning. Hoping to get relief from back pain. I am taking the day off to be with her (actually I am practicing for retirement). Torre Bissell

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

 

5/28/2013, #57, 2nd Quarter 2013

Now he who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, (2 Corinthians 1:21)
      Thank you, Father, for establishing us in Christ and anointing us to serve you.

who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. (2 Corinthians 1:22)
      Father, thank you for giving us your Spirit of adoption whereby we can cry out to you, "Abba, Dad."

A word received: Continue to pray for the work of my Spirit. See what I will do.

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Deut. 4:15-24; 2 Cor. 1:12-22; Luke 15:1-10
Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Deut. 4:25-31; 2 Cor. 1:23-2:17; Luke 15:1-2,11-32

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 28 The Rev’d Roy VanDermark, The Rev’d Joseph Gary Norman

***** Remember those who gave the last full measure:

The Malinta Tunnel Corregidore, The Philippines.

***** Prayer Table Report ST. ANN's OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, May 27, 2014; 10-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Very little foot traffic due to Memorial Day holiday and the soup kitchen being closed across the street at Masonic Hall. But ... some people showed up, and so did God! Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart at His table today.)

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

GARY -- He stopped for prayer for his wife JUDY, who he described as "not saved yet." He is an elder from a church of another denomination and said he was delighted to see us " ... out here for the people." He also asked for permission to pray for US, and we happily agreed.

YOUNG SPANISH=SPEAKING WOMAN -- This young lady had expected the soup kitchen to be open and was disappointed not to get a meal for her daughter and son (no names), but we prayed for them and anointed the little boy and gave him a cross. The daughter and mother seemed surprised that we would want to pray for them, which is something that makes us prayer persons at the table feel badly. But ... we are working on trying to change that mentality in our street culture here on the street and also in our congregation. For many people on the street, we are the only "church" they see and know.

Albany Intercessor


Monday, May 27, 2013

 

5/27/2013, #56, 2nd Quarter 2013

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: (2 Corinthians 1:1)
      Father, thank you for the apostolic witness of Paul and Timothy to the Church in Corinth. Thank you for the apostolic witness of Bill, Dan, and David to the Diocese of Albany.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:2)
      Holy Spirit, help us daily receive grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, (2 Corinthians 1:3)
      God of all comfort, in your mercy send your comforter, the Holy Spirit, upon all those who sorrow or are afflicted.

who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:4)
      Jesus, thank you that we can use the times of tribulation we have experienced to comfort others with the comfort we have received from you.

For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:5)
      Jesus, please help us receive your sufferings into our hearts so that we may also receive your consolation.

Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. (2 Corinthians 1:6)
      Father, thank you for our present afflictions, because we live in hope of Jesus' transforming work in our lives.

And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation. (2 Corinthians 1:7)
      Holy Spirit, let our hope in Christ be steadfast. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for the work of my Spirit.

Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Deut. 4:9-14; 2 Cor. 1:1-11; Luke 14:25-35
Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Deut. 4:15-24; 2 Cor. 1:12-22; Luke 15:1-10

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 27 St. Margaret’s Church, Margaretville – The Rev’d Michael Shank

***** Remember those who gave the last full measure:

The American Cemetary in Manila, The Philippines.

***** Christ Church Schenectady, Neighborhood Meal Prayer Table Report; Sunday, May 23, 2013. Chuck Rinaldo, Theresa Rinaldo and Larry Hubert
1. Judy – Son, Mike, is in prison. Pray for his protection, and for him to know Jesus as his Lord.
2. Kristian – He is on dialysis and has other medical problems. Pray for the Lord’s healing grace in his life. Pray for strength and peace; protection of his daughter Xianya.
3. Brandin and Jessica – His grandmother has cancer and is dying. He doesn’t know how to locate his Mom and Dad to let them know, and asking the Lord to help him find them. Pray for God’s strength and peace. Asked that the Lord will be with them in their relationship, and that he provides jobs for both of them.
4. Jessica’s friend Stephanie had her 4 children taken away. Pray the Lord will work things out in her life so that she is able to have them returned to her, and for His protection and provision of the children.
5. Devon and Emily are expecting a son in July. Pray the baby will be healthy and it will be a safe delivery. Lord’s provision for an apartment and steady work. God’s strength.

***** Public Prayer Mail for 27 May
Shaw Mudge
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. Well, I am back in the US, and things are off and running with the next phase of our missionary ministry. This week's selective overview:
      1) I have had an opportunity to evaluate where the program is going on the ground, and I have had additional offers of help. I am excited by the growing interest in the program.
      2) In simplified form: the main thing that we are doing is the missionary venture, which is simultaneously focusing on Belize and Tanzania. Everything else we do helps keep it going, but we could use as much help as possible. We can be in contact with the program wherever we can have Internet access.
      3) I have put together a video summary of the most recent trip to Belize and Tanzania. It is about 9 minutes long, and here is the link: http://youtu.be/3MaK2E4pqNc
Prayer requests:
      1) Travel mercies for Julie as she travels with her father over the next week or so.
      2) Pray for our Mudge Mission Ministry table at the Diocese of Albany Convention. That the Holy Spirit would bring to us the people we need to meet.
      3) Pray for sorting through the development opportunities of our online courses, for an increase in the student body, and financial support for the program, and for God to open the doors we are to go through and our obedience in going through them.
      4) For all the things on our plate as a family.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. You all are really great. We could not be doing this without you.
      In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, May 25, 2013

 

5/25/2013, #54, 2nd Quarter 2013

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Timothy 6:6)
      Holy Spirit, bring us to that godliness which brings contentment.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. (1 Timothy 6:7)
      Jesus, help us lay up treasure in heaven by our words and deeds and faith in you, for it is certain we can take nothing with us.

And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. (1 Timothy 6:8 )
      Father, thank you for the food, clothing, and shelter you provide for me. Help me to reach out to those who lack these things.

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
      Jesus, I see that many are rushing to destruction by their desires for more possessions. Have mercy on them and on us.

But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. (1 Timothy 6:11)
      Holy Spirit, please help us flee what is harmful and pursue those things which will build us up in Christ.

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12)
      Jesus, please help us fight the good fight of faith. Clothe us with your full armor so that we will be 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)

      Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, help us daily share the gospel with the next generation. Thank you.

Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; Deut. 1:1-8; 1 Tim. 6:6-21; Luke 14:12-24
Eve of Trinity Sunday; --; * 104; Ecclus. 42:15-25; Eph. 3:14-21
Trinity Sunday; 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; Ecclus. 43:1-12(27-33) or Rev. 19:4-16; Eph. 4:1-16; John 1:1-18
Trinity Sunday: 29 or 13; Isaiah 6:1-8; Revelation 4:1-11; John 16:(5-11)12-15

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer from Jeanne Gizara, Fri 5/24/2013
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)
      Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we rejoice that you make known the path of life, that in your presence there is fullness of joy, and at your right hand are pleasures evermore. We thank You for the abundant blessings bestowed upon Fr. Shaw during his visit s to Tanzania and Belize. Thank You that he has arrived home safely and now can spend some time with his family. There are decisions to be made about the direction his mission work will take. Again we thank You Lord that You will make known to him the path which is your will for him. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, May 24, 2013

 

5/24/2013, #53, 2nd Quarter 2013

Preserve me, O God, for in you I put my trust. (Psalm 16:1)
      Father, help me daily place my trust and confidence in you.

O my soul, you have said to the LORD, "You are my Lord, my goodness is nothing apart from you." (Psalm 16:2)
      Jesus, you know all my sins and failures -- I have no goodness or righteousness apart from what you do in me.

As for the saints who are on the earth, "They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight." (Psalm 16:3)
      Holy Spirit, please help me daily delight myself in the fellowship you give me in the Body of Christ. Thank you.

A word received: LET my love have its way. LET me cast out your fear.

Friday: 16, 17 * 22; Ruth 4:1-17; 1 Tim. 5:17-22(23-25); Luke 14:1-11
Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; Deut. 1:1-8; 1 Tim. 6:6-21; Luke 14:12-24

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 24 Youth Leaders’ Retreat (May 31-June 2), The Rev’d Edgar LaCombe

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Dear friends,
      This Friday 24-7 Prayer Ireland and others host #TheBigAsk at St. Anne's Cathedral with a special focus on the CHURCH. This is an evening when people from all over our nation will join to pray, worship and tell stories that we hope will equip, inspire and reignite the church in Ireland again.
      FRIDAY 24 MAY, 7.30PM at St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast
      We encourage you to be part of it.
      Yours in Christ, David
      Canon David A McClay | Rector of Willowfield Parish Church

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 23, 2013, 5:10 - 6:10 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
a--indicates anointed with Holy Water

Two people came up and asked for "the wooden cross".

+a Louis (man) -- "for a job"

+a Jodi (man)

+a Josh (young man from the previous 2 weeks) -- He got into a fight at school, had a black eye and a bruise on his forehead. We prayed for healing, protection, and wisdom.

+Vadic (man) -- [He talked to us for several minutes and none of the 3 of us could understand a word he said.]

Gary -- Steve and Becky (Gary's daughter) and their new daughter, Molly Jean, are all doing well. They are coming East in June to go house hunting.

+a Bruce -- He gave thanks for the healing of his thumb. He asked prayer for his father Norman who is 92. Norman's wife Leila recently dided. They would have been married 70 years in July. Norman is home alone.

+Sharon -- He son Andre just graduated from college with a degree in Electrical Engineering and is looking for a job. Sharon needs healing of her right knee and healing of her relationship with her other son Mark. She also struggles with depression.

+a John (young man) -- His girlfriend Javena is locked up. We prayed that she would find freedom in Christ.

+a Kenny (man) -- He was released from prison a couple of weeks ago. He has been clean of drugs for four years. We prayed that he would stay clean of drugs.

+a Carrie (woman) -- She asked for healing of her left arm and relief of pain so that she can sleep at night.

++a Vika (young woman) -- Her mom, Judy, is really sick and Vika is going to visit her. We prayed for an anointing on Vika's ministry to Judy.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, May 23, 2013

 

5/23/2013, #52, 2nd Quarter 2013

Psalm 18: To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.
      LORD, deliver this diocese from the hand of all those who hate your word and your truth.

And he said: I will love you, O LORD, my strength. (Psalm 18:1)
      Father, please help us show forth our love for you by walking in your ways and by the guidance and strength of your Holy Spirit.

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Psalm 18:2)
      Jesus, you are the rock we want t build on. There is no shadow of turning in you. You are our fortress and deliverer, our strength, our shield and our salvation.

I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. (Psalm 18:3)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily call out to the Father in Jesus' name and find him mighty to save and deliver us. Thank you.

A word received: I have blessed you and provided for you.

Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; Ruth 3:1-18; 1 Tim. 4:1-16; Luke 13:31-35
Friday: 16, 17 * 22; Ruth 4:1-17; 1 Tim. 5:17-22(23-25); Luke 14:1-11

      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 1, The Rev’d James French, The Rev’d Karen Henry

***** Prayer Table , Zion , Colton, NY, Fri May 10 ,2013 10-11:30am, Cold Brook Dr. Jo Ferris sunny, part clouds, upper 60's

Rick ---open heart surgery

Dept. of Health nurse ---- guidance as she administers to her patients

Mailman --tooted---- protection as he makes his deliveries

ED and Helen --tooted ---healing of all their ailments

Prayer Table , Zion Colton, Fri. May 17, 2013 10-11:30am, Cold Brook Dr. Jo Ferris --50's sun and clouds

Campers ---safety and protection as they setup campsites for the weekend

Lorraine ---as she takes Agnes to get some plants

Rogers medical --as he makes deliveries--protection

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

 

5/22/2013, #51, 2nd Quarter 2013

The Gleaners by Millet

And she said, 'Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.' So she came and has continued from morning until now, though she rested a little in the house." (Ruth 2:7)
      Father, give us a heart as you did Ruth to search out all that you have for us.

Then Boaz said to Ruth, "You will listen, my daughter, will you not? Do not go to glean in another field, nor go from here, but stay close by my young women. (Ruth 2:8 )
      Jesus, thank you for the harvest fields you have brought us to and for your provision for us. Thank you for all those who have provided for us in our time of need.

Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Have I not commanded the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink from what the young men have drawn." (Ruth 2:9)
      Holy Spirit, refresh us with your living water. Help us, as you did Ruth, to receive the provision and refreshment you have for us.

So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, "Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?" (Ruth 2:10)
      LORD< thank you for the favor we have found in your sight.

Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Ruth 2:14-23; 1 Tim. 3:1-16; Luke 13:18-30
Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; Ruth 3:1-18; 1 Tim. 4:1-16; Luke 13:31-35

      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

*****Diocesan Update May 21, 2013
Youth Leader's Retreat
      The Youth Leader's Retreat will be held at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center from May 31st through June 2nd. The purpose of this retreat is to renew our vision and passion as youth leaders for God's Father-heart toward our youth, to build community among youth leaders in the region, and to develop relationships, support networks, and accountability that will help us to reach the youth of our diocese for Christ, together. If you work with youth, consider attending this retreat. For more information, contact Fr. Tyler Slade by e-mail at tslade@christ-the-king-center.org or by phone at 518-692-9550.
Healing Service at Christ the King
      Pastor Dan Jones will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, May 28th. Pastor Jones is currently living in the Town of Day, NY. He was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and is married to Debbie Jones, the beautiful mother of their nine children. They have five grandchildren. The Healing service begins at 10 a.m. Opportunity for individual prayer ministry occurs at the end of the service. Lunch is available in the dining room of the Welcome Center afterwards.

***** The Welcome Home Initiative. (WHI) #24
Dear souls,
Please pray for the 24th. WHI this week, Monday 20th -22nd. May.
We have 14 veterans.
Please pray for and join us for the closing on Wednesday 22nd.
At 10.30am. At CTK, SLC.
Bishop Derick Jones will be the key note speaker. Bishop Derick is a former USAF Air Force fighter pilot.
Please pray also for the 16 people on the team....
Thanks so much.
~Nigel+

Albany Intercessor


Monday, May 20, 2013

 

5/20/2013, #49, 2nd Quarter 2013

There were present at that season some who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish." (Luke 13:1-5)
      Holy Spirit, please help each of us recognize our need for repentance and new life in Jesus.

And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:12-15)
      Grace is getting from God what we do not deserve. Mercy is not getting from God what we do deserve. Thank you Father for your grace and mercy towards us.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever. (Psalm 23:6)
      Jesus, thank you for your goodness and mercy. Thank you for following behind me and comng between me and all of my past.

A word received: Pray for my people to hunger for what I have for them.

Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Ruth 1:1-18; 1 Tim. 1:1-17; Luke 13:1-9
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Ruth 1:19-2:13; 1 Tim. 1:18-2:8; Luke 13:10-17

      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 Laurie Bartlett, The Rev’d Herbert Sanderson

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Faith in Action Sunday, May 19, 2013, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Darlene Chesnut and Torre Bissell on State St. It was rainy and cold but that is never an indicator of how many will come for prayer.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water

+Lloyd (man) -- He is still in great pain from his sciatic nerve.

+Don (Older man) -- He asked prayer for his wife Pat who has a cracked rib.

Binil -- We prayed for his unborn baby boy that he would be strong and healthy and normal and that Sigi would have a safe and easy delivery at the right time.

+Margaret -- We prayed for her to reach the calling God has for her.

+a Carl and +a Dede -- He asked for the power to resist going back to drugs; she asked for a blessing on their marriage (they have been married two weeks).

+a Kevin -- He is a student at Fulton-Montgomery College. We prayed for his success there.

+Brittney

+Ibrihim -- He needs a place to stay; he is on the street.

+Moses -- We gave thanks for his continued sobriety.

+Clifford -- His vocal cords were destroyed in cancer surgery. We prayed for a miracle from Jesus to restore his voice.

+Jimmy -- "a home"

+Stephen (young man) -- He asked prayer "for my father and my mother and myself." We reminded him that he had a Father in heaven who loves him. He gave us a big grin and said he knew that -- he is a preacher's kid.

+Angel -- He asked prayer for himself and his family and for everyone in need of prayer.

+Ray (young man) -- He asked prayer for good luck and that he would win the lottery. We prayed for peace of mind and God's provision for him.

Katy -- We prayed that God would provide for her.

+a Duanne (young man) -- He is about to go into the Marines. We prayed for God's protection for him.

+a Luigi (young man) -- He asked prayer "for my family".

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, May 19, 2013

 

5/19/2013, #48, 2nd Quarter 2013

Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you." (John 20:19)
      Holy Spirit, set us free from the fear that keeps us locked inside our church walls. Help us go forth into our communities with the gospel of peace. Thank you.

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. (John 20:20)
      Jesus, reveal yourself to us as well -- help us know the reality of your love for us.

So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you." (John 20:21)
      Jesus, please help us receive and know your peace. Help us go forth at your word.

And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. (John 20:22)
      Jesus, breathe on us and fill us with the power of your Holy Spirit. Renew in our day the wonders of your Pentecost.

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." (John 20:23)
      Father, help us recognize the opportunities you give us to share your love and forgiveness. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for my victory among my people.

The Day of Pentecost; 118 * 145; Isa. 11:1-9; 1 Cor. 2:1-13; John 14:21-29
Day of Pentecost
Early or Vigil Service: 33:12-22 or 130 or 104:25-32; Genesis 11:1-9 or Exodus 19:1-9a,16-20a, 20:18-20 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 or Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:1-11 or Romans 8:14-17,22-27; John 7:37-39a
Principal Service: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Joel 2:28-32; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17
Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Ruth 1:1-18; 1 Tim. 1:1-17; Luke 13:1-9

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 19 Day of Pentecost – For the Diocese of Albany to be one Church of Disciples Making Disciples

***** From: Diocese of Albany
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Subject: Bishop Ball Update
Good day,
      I wanted to update you on the Bishop's condition and also ask you to consider a request.
      First to his condition. The Bishop is now at Our Lady of Mercy in Guilderland. He is continuing his physical rehabilitation and working through several other issues. While one hospital infection, C-diff, seems to be under control, he has contracted a second, MRSA (just google MRSA if you want to know about it).
      Our goal is for him to continue getting stronger and so he continues with both Physical and Occupational Therapy.
      Please visit him. His therapy routine provides the following prospective visiting windows: 10:30-noon (lunchtime), 1:30-2:45; 3:30-5:00 (dinner), and from 6:00-8:00 (end of visiting hours). His roommate is a reserved fellow, so large group exercises aren't a great idea, unless the weather is nice enough to go outside.
      Now on to my request. Each year the Cathedral hosts "The Bishop Ball Golf Tournament." I won't pull any punches, it is a fundraiser - and it is an event very close to the Bishop's heart. We are hoping to have him at the dinner. Might you support this event? There are several ways to support this event. You can come to the dinner and silent auction for $40 per person or $15 for children under 12. You can play golf for $125. You can organize a foursome for $500. If you are unable to attend you can be listed in the program as a donor for $300 or a patron for $500. I would be grateful if you would pray about how to participate in this event.
      God bless. Your brother in Christ, Dean Collum+

***** From: Shaw Mudge
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Subject: Public Prayer Mail for 20 May
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. As I send this out, it is almost Pentecost in Belize City, Belize, Central America!
This week's selective overview:
      1) The two different national television interviews were awesome. The presence of the Holy Spirit was apparent, and Bp. Philip and I, with help of a friend, addressed questions that people generally ask, such as along the lines of how you tell when the Holy Spirit is guiding you, the relevance of the Church today, what about struggles between denominations, and what difference the Christian life makes. I did my usual praying during the Interviews, and addressed my comments to the interviewers, the camera crew, as well as the viewing audience.
      2) I hear that Julie has been continuing to do an awesome job in Ogdensburg.
      3) Bishop Philip asked me to be a kind of vocational counselor for people considering lay and clerical ministries in the Diocese of Belize.
      4) We are getting local offers to participate in the online program, in Belize. Anything from: people wanting to design courses to wanting to help with administrative ends of things. Also, there is continuing and additional interest in the courses, themselves.
      5) I am having a good time with the Bishop of the Diocese of Belize, but now our time together is wrapping up, concluding the Vocation Month in the Diocese (a successful experiment this year). On Saturday we both led a workshop for Lay Ministers, and a new Lay Ministers' guild was launched for the Diocese. Sunday, I preached at the 7:00 am service in Belize City, about 300 people attending; the Bishop preached at the 9 am service, which is rather fitting since 9 am was a key moment in time in Acts 2. My presentation on Lay Ministry was well received.
Prayer requests:
      1) Travel mercies over the next few days.
      2) Pray for sorting through the development opportunities of our online courses, for an increase in the student body, and financial support for the program, for God to open the doors we are to go through and our obedience in going through them.
      3) Pray that we focus on the essential language matters that God wants us to attend to, in the online program.
      4) For our missionary table at the annual Convention in the Diocese of Albany in June.
      5) For the balance of our time in the North Country.
      6) For a resolution to the persistent health insurance issue, God's way.
      7) For direction on everything that is before each of our family members.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. You all are really great. We could not be doing this without you. In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Dear Friends
In this update:
• Item for prayer
• RAP Update
• Blossom
• November trip
Please accept my apologies for the absence of an April update!
Item for prayer
      Just this week we heard a distressing account from one of our close partners. The 9 year old daughter of one of their clients was rushed to hospital having been raped. It transpires that this child was brutally gang raped over a sustained period resulting in constant haemorrhaging for 6 days. At this stage it is suspected that her own father may have been involved in this. Doctors had given up hope and the intention was to remove her uterus. That night the bleeding stopped and the operation was not necessary. The little girl remains in a very poorly condition. We heard today that a safe home has been found for her and where her mum can be as well.
      Please pray for this child and her mother as well as the medical professionals dealing with the case. Please also pray that justice will be done – to date there have been no arrests.
RAP Update
      The Ratanak Achievement Programme continues to do well and is presently home to 11 girls. Sadly, after a series of incidents, one girl decided to opt out of the programme and chose to return to her home. We are still in touch with her and offer support. Tragically we have since heard that she is now selling herself again and is looking extremely poorly. It is not certain if this is down to drugs or an illness.
      This is a reminder of the depth of the damage these girls have suffered and that there are no quick fixes.
      Please continue to pray for the staff and girls.
Blossom
      I have attached the latest newsletter from Bloom Creations, one of our partners in Phnom Penh. We have recently been able to link up with them again to open a second outlet in Siem Reap which will open later this year. The training programme starts in June and alterations to the building are underway at this time.
      Please pray for all involved that the work will be completed on time and that the training will be successful. I will post more about this as time progresses.
      November Trip
      As you are aware I will be travelling to Cambodia between 25th November and 8th December this year. We are a team of 12 which includes an extremely talented group of children’s workers as well as Northern Ireland worship band – Bluetree. The itinerary for this trip is coming together rather quickly and there is a great deal of interest in the trip.
      Please can I ask for your prayers for this team as we prepare to head out. We will be spending a month studying a syllabus together as we near the time.
      Thank you so much for your support. Whilst we continue to hear tragic stories and some truly horrific accounts of abuse, we are continually encouraged by the lives that are changed and turned around. We see so much hope in the midst of the darkness and much of this is down to the prayers and support of partners.
      Finally… On 26th May I am doing the Edinburgh Marathon in aid of Ratanak. I am running with 3 others and to be honest am rather dreading the unknown!! Your prayers for these 4 lunatics would be sincerely appreciated for an ‘enjoyable’ and injury free run.
      Every blessing Steve
Steve Norman | Country Director
Ratanak International (UK)

t: 07545 887697
e: steve@ratanak.org
w: www.ratanakuk.org
PO Box 167| Thirsk
North Yorkshire | YO7 9AH
@RatanakUK 'Ratanak International'
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute" (Proverbs 31:8 )

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, May 18, 2013

 

5/18/2013, #47, 2nd Quarter 2013

Now when evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them. Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But he said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid." Then they willingly received him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going. (John 6:16-21)
      Help us willingly receive you into our lives, Jesus. Thank you.

Poem by Jonathan Bissell
Coming On The Water
(Poem based on John 6:16-21)

In the darkness
strong winds blow
the waters are rough

Who is he
coming on the water?

In the darkness
strong winds blow
the waters are rough

Jesus
coming on the water

Tell me
it is you
tell me
do not be afraid

Strong winds blow
the waters are rough
In the darkness
come into my boat

Jesus
coming on the water

Together
we reach the shore.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * --; Ezek. 43:1-12; Heb. 9:1-14; Luke 11:14-23
Eve of Pentecost; --; * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20; 1 Pet. 2:4-10
The Day of Pentecost; 118 * 145; Isa. 11:1-9; 1 Cor. 2:1-13; John 14:21-29
Day of Pentecost
Early or Vigil Service: 33:12-22 or 130 or 104:25-32; Genesis 11:1-9 or Exodus 19:1-9a,16-20a, 20:18-20 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 or Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:1-11 or Romans 8:14-17,22-27; John 7:37-39a
Principal Service: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or or 33:12-15,18-22; Acts 2:1-11 or Joel 2:28-32; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 9:15 - 10:35 a.m. Louise Popa, Torre Bissell and Carol MacNaughton (with Steve Evans) on State St.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water

Steve -- That he will clearly know the next step to take with his business.

a Tobias (regular) -- "I want to be at the right place, at the right time [and the right church]." He asked prayer for his church, One Body of Christ Baptist, Shane, Sharon, Ragena, Maisha, Lisa, Titlaika, Nensin, Dianne, Tina, and Yashiwa.

+a Roseann -- For her mom, Helen, for strength to keep going (Helen just lost another daughter age 47), for Roseann's grandson and sister who are travelling up here, that they will have a safe trip.

+Mirelli (Spanish speaking) -- We prayed for the renewing power of the Holy Spirit to come into her.

+a Debra (regular) -- She is moving to New York City in the middle of June to be with her family. She is still in lots of pain from being hit by a car two years ago and needs help from her family to take care of her.

+Donna (on her way to a breakfast at Friendship House across the street)

Luz (Spanish speaking woman who speaks some English) -- She is going to California to visit -- leaving on Tuesday, returning on June 1 -- to meet two Japanese grandchildren for the first time.

++++ Vanessa --She asked for "guidance for the next step." She took three crosses for family members.

+a Sheena -- She asked prayer for her mom Vicki who has AIDS.

+ Carla and +Ruth (Spanish speaking) -- Mirelli (see above) had gone from the prayer table and brought them for prayer. We prayed for God's blessing and the power of the Holy Spirit for them.

+a Boogi (man) -- "For more of Jesus."

+a William -- He fell and injured his neck and was having difficulty walking.

+a Sean -- He had really never known his birth father well. We prayed that he would come to know God as his own father.

+a Craig -- He asked prayer for his granddaughter Jean who is going to have major surgery at Albany Med.

+a Eddie -- He said that previous prayer that he would get a new apartment has been answered. He asked prayer for a good job to support him and his family.

+a Puru -- He was a young Hindu man who has had many conversations with his Christian co-workers and wants to go to church with them. We asked him if he would like to give his life to Jesus and he said, "Yes." We asked him explicitly if he knew there was only one God and he said, "Yes." He gave his life to Jesus, confessed his sins and accepted God's forgiveness.

+a Odell (man) - He has high blood pressure and his cholesterol levels are up, and is feeling a little depressed by it all. We prayed for the healing power of the Holy Spirit to come into his body.

Nick snf Natosh (two young Hindu men) -- We prayed for God's blessing on them.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, May 10, 2013

 

5/10/2013, #39, 2nd Quarter 2013

And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. (Luke 9:35)
      Father, help us by your Holy Spirit to hear what Jesus is saying to us. Give us hearts that hearken to his words. Thank you.

Friday: 85, 86 * 91, 92; Ezek. 1:28-3:3; Heb. 4:14-5:6; Luke 9:28-36
Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Ezek. 3:4-17; Heb. 5:7-14; Luke 9:37-50

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May
10 St. James’ Church, Lake George – The Rev’d Julia McPartlin, The Rev’d Cn William Small

***** Convention Prayer Requests:
      Pray good weather, freedom from black flies, mosquitoes, and safe travel to and from the Diocesan Convention.

***** From: jeanne gizara
Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
      But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. (Acts 1:8 )
      Jesus, we thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit and we ask that Father Shaw be filled to overflowing. He is your witness in Ogdensburg and Albany, in Belize and Tanzania, and to the end of the earth! May his mission work everywhere be pleasing in your sight.
      We pray especially for travel mercies as Father Shaw travels from Africa to New York to Belize. Keep him safe and healthy and well rested. We pray for many blessings from the times in Africa and in Latin America and in the diocese of Albany. We ask that he gains some students and financial help and lots of encouragement.
      Be with his family as well: for Mother Julie and Lydia in Ogdensburg and Mother Hannah in Troy and Ruth in Chicago. May their endeavors also be led by your Holy Spirit and be fruitful. Amen.

***** From: Susan Plaske
Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Subject: Prayer table report for 5/1 and 5/8 Cathedral of All Saint's

May 1, 2013 Cathedral of All Saint's, Beautiful Sunny Day. Happy May Day! Dcn Sue, Beth, Jana, HIlda

Man from St. Peter's Church - pray for family of Margaret who passed away, comfort for her friends and family

Sharon and Connie - for Teriqua, Jim, Roy, Jackie , Jodi ( life in order )

Natasha - very sad in tears, asked for prayer for guidance and sense of Gods leading and Help for Joy!

Edward - prayer for his eyesight

Hilda - PTL prayers answered for work situation

Paul - prayer for Bishop Ball, David J, Trip (head injury) Sandy's Mom (cancer)

PTL - he (Paul) does not need knee surgery!

May 8, 2013 Candy, Hilda, Jana

Maya - prayers for nephew, and Shannon terrible break up, prayers needed for sobiety

John - prayers for his healing of his heal and spirit

Candy - for Umbrella services and the others that Candy ministers to. For their petitions and concerns.

Hilda - continued prayer for job situation.

Micheal - for Asthma symptoms that he may be able to breath better and for his Moms release from anxiety.

Paul - prayer for Bishop Ball , David , Tripp (child with head trauma) and his family and continued thanksgiving for the healing in Paul's knee.

Candy - prayer for provision for Katey, spiritual growth for the family, and for Candy's discernment.

Sue - recovery from cold.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, May 09, 2013

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 09, 2013, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady and Arthur Fennicks (young man) from Bellevue Reformed Church. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates anointed with Holy Water

Dan -- A friend of his is struggling with alcohol and it is affecting his marriage and his job.

Gary -- He needs a good night's sleep. We also prayed for the message he would give to those who came for the evening meal at the Schenectady City Mission.

Then, one after another, four young men came forward confessing their sins to Jesus, asking for and accepting his forgiveness and cleansing. Each of them spent some serious time in prayer confessing their sins.

+a Johnny (young man) -- He confessed his sins to Jesus and made a first time commitment to Jesus and accepted Jesus' cleansing him of sin.

+a Tashime (young man) -- He recommitted his life to Jesus and confessed his sins. He got a big grin on his face when he was told that he had just been made clean. Tashime was sitting next to Johnny and listened to the conversation between Johnny and Arthur as Arthur shared the difference that Jesus had made in his life. After listening to that, Tashime came for prayer at the prayer table.

+a John (young man) -- He had made a first-time commitment to Jesus at the Schenectady City Mission graduation a week ago. He confessed his sins and accepted forgiveness of his sins.

+a Josh (young man) -- He is going to be thrown out of his apartment tomorrow morning because he can't pay the rent. He said he couldn't come to the Mission because he had caused trouble the last time he was there. He also confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God's forgiveness and chose to put his trust in Jesus to provide for him.

+Riana and +Calisa (two young girls) -- They asked prayer that their parents would get a their car back, they need a house to live in (they were burned out in a fire), and that they would get their dog back.

+a Terry -- HIs brother and three of his brother's children were killed in the house fire on Hullett St. His brother's other child is in the burn unit in Westchester. Her name is Safyre. His brother always called her "Princess". He is struggling to forgive the arsonist.


 

5/8/2013, #37, 2nd Quarter 2013

So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. (Mark 16:19-20)
      Risen and ascended Lord Jesus, please help us go forth at your word and preach the good news wherever you send us. We ask you to work with us, confirming your word with signs following. Thank you.

Ascension Day; 8, 47 * 24, 96; Ezek. 1:1-14,24-28b; Heb. 2:5-18; Matt. 28:16-20
Ascension Day: 47 or 110:1-5; Acts 1:1-11 or 2 Kings 2:1-15;       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; Ezek. 1:28-3:3; Heb. 4:14-5:6; Luke 9:28-36

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 9 ASCENSION DAY – Principal Holy Day

***** Convention Prayer Requests:
      Pray that the Holy Spirit will prepare our hearts to receive all that he has for us at the Diocesan Convention.

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, May 08, 2013

 

5/8/2013, #37, 2nd Quarter 2013

And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. (Luke 12:29-31)
      Jesus, please help us by your Holy Spirit to get our priorities straight.

Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)
      Father, thank you for your good pleasure.

Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Luke 12:33-34)
      Holy Spirit, help us let go of the things of this world so that we may lay hold of eternal life with Jesus. Thank you.

A word received: Ask me for more of my Holy Spirit.

Wednesday: 119:97-120 * --; Baruch 3:24-37 or Lev. 26:27-42; James 5:13-18; Luke 12:22-31
Eve of Ascension; --; * 68:1-20; 2 Kings 2:1-15; Rev. 5:1-14
Ascension Day; 8, 47 * 24, 96; Ezek. 1:1-14,24-28b; Heb. 2:5-18; Matt. 28:16-20
Ascension Day: 47 or 110:1-5; Acts 1:1-11 or 2 Kings 2:1-15;       Ephesians 1:15-23 or Acts 1:1-11; Luke 24:49-53 or Mark 16:9-15,19-20

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 8 The Rev’d Alicia Todaro

***** Convention Prayer Requests:
      Pray for a move of the Holy Spirit at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Convention Speaker Spotlight - Bishop Justin Badi Arama, Diocese of Maridi, South Sudan
      Bishop Justin was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Maridi, South, Sudan in 2001. Bishop Justin is keen to rebuild Maridi, which saw much fighting during the civil war. This is reflected in the Maridi Diocese's Mission Statement: "Maridi Diocese exists to reconcile people to God, with one another and to promote socioeconomic activities in the community for God's glory." Because of the poor infrastructure in South Sudan, Bishop Justin must travel on marginal roads, and often "off-road," in order to visit the parishes of his diocese. The Maridi Diocese is a partner diocese with the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Down and Dromore. All three Bishops were together last October when Bishop Miller and Bishop Love visited Maridi on a mission trip. The three Bishops will again be together at our Convention. Come and hear Bishop Justin share his Passion for Jesus! To register for Convention, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/forms/2013ConventionRegistrationForm.php

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
From: Ronnie'O
Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Subject: Prayer update, Philip Patterson, very sad
From David McClay
      Ronnie Philip Patterson Died suddenly in the night .Please pray for his wife Eleanor and his children and grandchildren. We believe that those who die in Christ are with Christ which is far better but many mourners the loss of a great man of God. Please ask people to also pray for the people in Knockbreda Parish who mourn the loss of their pastor of 24 years. Thanks David.=

*****From: Greg Bailey
Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Subject: Prayers needed for Pat and Fr. Paul Bailey
      Dear Christian Brothers and Sisters, We are called upon this day to offer up our prayers for Pat Bailey and Fr. Paul her devoted husband and Christ filled leader of the Church. Pat will be undergoing pre-surgery testing on Wednesday for surgery that is to take place Monday the 13th. the surgery will be performed using the new DaVinci Robotics tech knowledge.
      Please join me in prayer for these dear friends of not only Trudy and myself but every child of God, for they walk with love and open hearts and hands for all.
      Lord we lift to you the needs of dear Pat as she prepares for upcoming surgery, we ask that her nerves be calm and her faith be ever strong, we pray that whatever is found through this surgery be corrected and repaired, removed, and restored to the utmost. For her body to be restored to the form of wellness you designed each of your child to experience and enjoy. We pray that through the newest of technical knowledge that you have given us and shown to us the way of use. That Pat and others who need such surgery may not suffer in pain as they did before.
      Give to Fr. Paul the calmness and gentle wisdom that is needed by all caregivers, especially to those who try and do all that they can for those they love so dear. Give to Paul dear Father the strength and health that he needs to care for Pat while remembering to care for himself, not over taxing his heart and putting himself in danger in any way.
      We simply ask that your hands of love hold them close to thy heart and share with them the compassion and love that we all so seek and need, and run to you for whenever we face the danger of this world. Let us also be so eager to give you thanks and praise not only when our prayers have been answered as we wish but at all times even when we fear that you might not have heard the needs for which we pray. Amen.

***** From: Carol MacNaughton
Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Subject: Prayer table report, Schenectady, Tuesday 5/7 State Street Mark Pasko and Carol MacNaughton 12:15-1:15

Sabita -more Jesus!

+Kenya - on the street, had been robbed, homeless

+Ruby - blessing for her and her 7 grandchildren (stayed and prayed with us the rest of the time

++Paul - job interview today; prayer for relationship with wife Rachel; and prayer for Rachel's cancer which has te returned (Paul was driving down State street, saw the prayer table, and backed up to pull over and come to the table)

Unknown car pulled into the parking lot to provide us free religous tracts "Your ticket to Heaven".

+Holly - seeking the Holy Ghost (soft tears as we prayed)

+April - looking for an apartment, she was on the way to the Doctor concerning her acid reflext and bowel problems (also cried when prayed for)

+Arthur - blessing

+Yolanda - prayers for her future and her relationship with her family.

Albany Intercessor


Monday, May 06, 2013

 

5/6/2013, #35, 2nd Quarter 2013

Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. Amen. (BCP)
      Notice that is says, "we, reaching forth our hands in love". Holy Spirit, give all of us in this diocese a heart to be a part of that "we".

Then he said to them all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? For whoever is ashamed of me and my words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when he comes in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. "But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:23-27)
      Help all of us in this diocese make the decision to follow you daily, Jesus.

      Help us by your Holy Spirit to despise the shame of the cross as you did and boldly proclaim the salvation you offer.

      Father, help us go forth so that many will see the glory of Jesus when he comes again. Thank you.

A word received: Look to me -- keep looking to me.

Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; Deut. 8:1-10; James 1:1-15; Luke 9:18-27
Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; Deut. 8:11-20; James 1:16-27; Luke 11:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 6 Youth Healing Retreat (May 17-19), The Rev’d William Hinrichs, The Rev’d Peter Sweeney

***** Convention Prayer Requests:
      Pray for the ministry to the youth and the Vacation Bible School at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Plan now to come to the Welcome Home Initiative closing May 22, 2013
      Put this on your calendars now. Contact Healing Ministries at 518-692-9550 x102 email: whi@ctkcenter.org

***** Check out the Dock Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland: http://www.thedockchurch.org/

***** Prayer from Scott Robe in Ohio:
      Here is my heart Lord. Let the peace of God rule in it. Let the peace of God garrison and mount guard over my heart and mind through Jesus our Messiah, your anointed One. As your Spirit rules there, may He fix everything that is broken. For Jesus sake. Thank you for your love. Amen.

***** From: Shaw Mudge
Subject: Public Prayer Mail for 7 May
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. Happy Easter season from Kasulu, Tanzania!
This week's selective overview:
      1) I have had many discussions and presentations about our online program with people at Kasulu Bible College, putting the program into place and introducing it to students. In addition, Bill and Cathy Schrull and I visited churches and an orphanage, on Saturday, driving within eyesight of Burundi.
      2) On Saturday, I held an online class for students in Belize on the Old Testament context, which included a cameo appearance with Julie. So, for a brief moment we had three continents participating at the same time, and our Internet speed seems to be the usual speed in all three places. This was a trial run, and it was excellent, thanks to the recent improvements in computer infrastructure work at the Bible college (seminary). Kasulu Bible College probably now has one of the best Internet networks in most of Tanzania because of our online program needs. It seems to be equivalent with Ogdensburg, New York.
      3) On Sunday, I preached at a new parish, on the subject of God's peace. The Bishop was scheduled to preach, but he asked me to preach instead. The parish began about 8 months ago, and now has about 400 people, half of which are children.... The Bishop mentioned last night that having a visiting missionary preach to a new and small church such as this one, is encouraging for the parish.... I am part of a ministry of encouragement. Praise God!
      4) I am having a good time with the Bishop of the Diocese of Western Tanganyika.
      5) We are getting more interest from the occasional person in North America and elsewhere to take our courses, and from my time in Tanzania, I am beginning to see that the links we offer and the materials we offer have three applications: resources for students (lay and ordained) and other people who want to grow in their walk with Jesus, resources for faculty who develop courses, and resources for parish clergy and lay people who need resources (Bible study materials, preaching materials, other adult education and parish life materials).
      6) Julie has been doing an excellent job in parish ministry at St. John's, Ogdensburg.
Prayer requests:
      1) Pray for the development of our online courses, for God to open the doors we are to go through and our obedience in going through them.
      2) For safe and timely travel this week. I travel from Kasulu to Kigoma, and from Kigoma to Dar es Salaam (East Africa). From Dar es Salaam to New York (North America). Then, I visit my mom. From there, I travel from New York to Belize (Central America), all in the same week.
      3) For the Holy Spirit's guidance as we embark on the agenda of the Bishop of Belize. We have quite a lot to do for vocation week.
      3) For translation work and for further language learning. My Swahili from a few years ago has come in handy.
      4) For an increase in enrollment, for financial provision, and for program and course development, in God's way and in God's time.
      5) For our missionary table at the annual Convention in the Diocese of Albany in June.
      6) For the balance of our time in the North Country.
      7) For a resolution to the persistent health insurance issue, God's way.
      8 ) For direction on everything that is before each of our family members.
God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+
Belize: "We are building the ship, while sailing it."
Tanzania: "We are building the house, while living in it."
"No one fails our courses, but some may take longer to complete them than others."

***** From: jeannegizara
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
      I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! (Psalm 57: 9-11)
      O Lord, as Father Shaw gives thanks to You among the peoples and sings praises to You among the nations, we are grateful for every blessing that You send to him. Thank You for the travel mercies that got him safely to Kasulu. Thank You for the good relationship that he is developing with Bishop Makaya there. Thank You for the contacts that he is making which will facilitate the internet theology courses that he wants to deliver. Thank You for the translators that helped out with the sermons on Sunday. We ask that You help Father Shaw to find other translators so that he can teach so many more students. Also, Lord, please give him some wisdom about what to do about students who need basic skills and we also ask for an increase in enrollment.
      We pray for continued travel mercies from Africa to Belize. Fr. Shaw is indeed trying to show off your glory over all the earth.
      Thank You, Lord, for your steadfast love. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be in Tanzania and Belize and over all the earth! Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, May 05, 2013

 

5/5/2013, #34, 2nd Quarter 2013

Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word; and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me does not keep my words; and the word which you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me. (John 14:23-24)
      Jesus, please help us keep your word -- write it on our hearts. Help us love you in the ways you want us to.

"These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (John 14:25-26)
      Holy Spirit, come and help us and teach us. Help us know the true from the false.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)
      The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

You have heard me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. (John 14:28-20)
      Father, let the movement of your Spirit among us be a sign to us to believe in Jesus. Thank you.

A word received: Look to me for help in the battle.

A word received: Bless me for my goodness.

Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Ecclus. 43:1-12,27-32 or Lev. 25:1-17; 1 Tim. 3:14-4:5; Matt. 13:24-34a
Sixth Sunday of Easter: 67; Acts 14:8-18 or Joel 2:21-27; Revelation 21:22-22:5 or Acts 14:8-18; John 14:23-29
Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; Deut. 8:1-10; James 1:1-15; Luke 9:18-27

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 5 St. Matthew’s Church, Latham -The Rev’d Richard Lehmann, The Rev’d Justine Guernsey, The Rev’d Susan Stewart

***** Convention Prayer Requests:
      Pray for the ministry of healing and reconciliation at the Diocesan Convention.

***** Plan now to come to the Welcome Home Initiative closing May 22, 2013
      Put this on your calendars now. Contact Healing Ministries at 518-692-9550 x102 email: whi@ctkcenter.org

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, May 04, 2013

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Louise and Matt Popa, Tonie Loveless and Torre Bissell on State St. and Darlene Chesnut and Mark Pasko on Albany St. Sparkling, sunny day.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water

Albany St.

+Chris (regular) -- prayer for his blood pressure and for his brother Peter

Walk by prayer for world

+Raymond (regular) -- he blessed God. We prayed for God to provide and protect and that he would be a blessing.

Man on bike showed us his cross.

State St.

Prayer for Mark who will be going to Rennselaer County Jail to minister

+a Georgina (woman) -- she asked prayer for a new beginning, she asked Jesus to come into her heart again. When told she was now "clean" she said, "Hallelujah!"

a Tim (man) -- He stopped to give God thanks that he woke up this morning. He was wearing a Dennis Adams cross given to him by his mother.

+a Robert -- There is fighting in his family over his father's will (the father died a couple of months ago). We prayed for peace in the family. He also asked prayer for a better job.

+a Debra (regular) and +a Miss Mary -- We prayed for Miss Mary's husband, Mr. Willie, that she would be anointed in ministering to him (he is in poor health).

+a Galenda (mom) and her children +Evelyn, +Alex, +Edward, and +Jazmine. We prayed that she would be a wise and effective mother.

We prayed for Sapphire the child that is in the Westchester Burn Unit from Hulett St. We prayed for the Father's will to be done for the child. The family used to be neighbors of Tonie.

+a Amir and +a Kyle (boys) -- We prayed they would grow into the men God wanted them to be.

+a Pete -- "I've got a flat tire and need to find help." We prayed for him to find the help he needed. He later stopped by to say he had.

a Matt (young man) -- We prayed that God would "sock it to him".

+a Branden (young man) -- He asked prayer for his grandmother Arlene. We prayed for her and that he would be anointed in ministering to her.

+a Robert (man) -- He came with many burdens: out of work, wife pregnant and sin. He gave his life to Jesus again and accepted God's forgiveness.

+a Sean (father), +Sean and +Damien (young sons). We prayed for a job for him and that the boys would grow into Godly men.

Lisa (regular from across the street) -- She came over to tell us she had finally gotten a full-time job.

+a Lloyd -- We prayed for relief from great sciatic nerve pain in his leg.

Laura -- She asked prayer for her son Joseph who is having throat surgery on June 16th. We also prayed for her daughter +a Shallora who is a senior in high school, that she would know to take the next step in life.

+Jen -- "I lost my daughter."

+a Keith (bottle guy) -- We prayed for protection and provision for him.

Paula (regular) -- We prayed for her mother +Patsy whose kidneys are failing and whose heart is too weak to have dialysis.

++a Tobias (regular) -- He asked prayer to be strengthened in Jesus -- to stand firm in his faith. He asked prayer for his friends Lisa, Dinnia, Odetta, Sharon and Ragena.

+Abisha -- Just asked prayer for her life issues. She gave a $20 donation to Christ Church.

Christopher (young man who drove up and parked in front of us) -- He confessed his sins and burdens to Jesus and accepted God's forgiveness. That "look of wonder" came on his face when he realized he was now clean of sin.

+a Andrew (man) -- He is a roofer and asked prayer for protection -- he does a lot of heavy lifting.

+a Tonie -- "I have to have a tooth pulled this week. She also asked prayer for her daughter Shantavia who starts her job on Monday.

+Troy (young man) -- He was very reluctant to come for prayer but was willing for us to come to him. We prayed a "Sock it to him, God" prayer for him.


 

5/4/2013, #33, 2nd Quarter 2013

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4)
      Holy Spirit, bring daily Bible readinginto the life of every believer in this diocese.

      Jesus, help us to have that patience and comfort that come from reading the Scriptures.

      Father, you are the God of all hope -- help us in our daily Bible reading to be filled with your hope, comfort and patience. Thank you.

Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; Wisdom 19:1-8,18-22 or Lev. 23:23-44; Rom. 15:1-13; Luke 9:1-17
Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Ecclus. 43:1-12,27-32 or Lev. 25:1-17; 1 Tim. 3:14-4:5; Matt. 13:24-34a
Sixth Sunday of Easter: 67; Acts 14:8-18 or Joel 2:21-27; Revelation 21:22-22:5 or Acts 14:8-18; John 14:23-29

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 4 For all who minister to Youth, The Rev’d Christopher Smith

***** Convention Prayer Requests:
      Pray for good weather and safe travel to and from the Diocesan Convention.

***** From: Joann E Ferris
Subject: Prayer Table --Zion Colton--on Cold Brook Dr. S. Colton' Fri. April 26, 2013---10am to 11:30am, 40's , part sun /clouds--damp---Jo Ferris

Man and wife with dog---Thanks, we are all set--thank you anyway.

Man going fishing ---safety and peace.

School bus ---safe trip and peace and safety for the children

Prayer Table---Zion Colton----on Cold Brook DRive--South Colton, Wed. May 1,2013 Full Sun 70's HOT!!--Jo Ferris

Paul--- with his dog---asked for a quik prayer --God's Blesssing for him and his needs. When he returned from P.O. --he said "the prayer worked --no bills."

Margaret---No thanks --I said my prayers already this am.

Ed --a toot as he passed.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, May 03, 2013

 

5/3/2013, #32, 2nd Quarter 2013

Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:5-6)
      Father, we need your patience and comfort so that we may glorify you.

      Holy Spirit, please help us receive one another in a way that brings honor to Jesus Christ.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
      Jesus, fill us with your hope in the power of your Holy Spirit. Help us daily know your joy and peace. Thank you.

Friday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Wisdom 16:15-17:1 or Lev. 23:1-22; Rom. 14:13-23; Luke 8:40-56
Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; Wisdom 19:1-8,18-22 or Lev. 23:23-44; Rom. 15:1-13; Luke 9:1-17

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 3 Bishop William Love

***** Convention Prayer Requests:
      Pray for the workshops -- that all those who give them will have prepared under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and those who attend them will hear the Holy Spirit speaking to them.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 2, 2013, 5:10 - 6:00 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
a--indicates anointed with Holy Water

Dan -- He asked prayer for healing for his son-in-law who was burned across his hand by an acetylene torch. He also asked prayer for Melissa with whom he had spent half an hour trying to convince her to not have an abortion.

Tom -- He asked prayer for the graduation ceremony that was to follow the evening meal at the Schenectady City Mission.

+Keith -- He asked prayer for a co-worker, Vinnie, who has a growth on his cheek.

+a Becky -- "I've lost everything in the past year -- my husband, my home, everything, but I'm off drugs and I want t give God thanks."

+a Delores -- "That I will regain custody of my kids."

a Chuck -- "I've had a headache all day long." [Later as we were about to drive away he came up and reported that the headache was almost completely gone.]

Gary -- He asked prayer for the family that was killed in the fire on Hulett St.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, May 02, 2013

 

5/2/2013, #31, 2nd Quarter 2013

And if an alien dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him. The alien who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. (Leviticus 19:33-34)

One law shall be for the native-born and for the alien who dwells among you. (Exodus 12:49)
      Holy Spirit, guide the leaders of this nation in making fair and impartial provision for the aliens that are among us.

A word received: Keep turning to me.

Thursday: [70], 71 * 74; Wisdom 14:27-15:3 or Lev. 19:26-37; Rom. 14:1-12; Luke 8:26-39
Friday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Wisdom 16:15-17:1 or; Lev. 23:1-22; Rom. 14:13-23; Luke 8:40-56

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for Spiritual Vitality in every Parish, May 2 St. Paul’s Church, Keeseville -The Rev’d Blair Biddle

***** Convention Prayer Requests:
      Pray that the fresh wind of the Holy Spirit will blow away all black flies and mosquitoes and drive away all bears from the Diocesan Convention at Camp of the Woods.
      Pray for the Holy Spirit's anointing on the speakers and preachers at the Diocesan Convention. Pray that Jesus will be powerfully preached and that he will be received into people's hearts and minds.

***** From: Jeanne Gizara
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
      I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! (Psalm 57: 9-11)
      O Lord, as Father Shaw gives thanks to You among the peoples and sings praises to You among the nations, we are grateful for every blessing that You send to him. Thank You for the travel mercies that got him safely to Kasulu. Thank You for the good relationship that he is developing with Bishop Makaya there. Thank You for the contacts that he is making which will facilitate the internet theology courses that he wants to deliver. Thank You for the translators that helped out with the sermons on Sunday. We ask that You help Father Shaw to find other translators so that he can teach so many more students. Also, Lord, please give him some wisdom about what to do about students who need basic skills and we also ask for an increase in enrollment.
      We pray for continued travel mercies from Africa to Belize. Fr. Shaw is indeed trying to show off your glory over all the earth.
      Thank You, Lord, for your steadfast love. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be in Tanzania and Belize and over all the earth! Amen.

***** Pray for the Welcome Home Initiative May 20-22, 2013
      A 3 day retreat for combat veterans and their families.
      Due to civilian generoisty, there is no cost for this program. Talks byveteran's & trauma specialists, discussion groups, time for reflection & prayer, handicapped-accessible facilities.
      Our goal is to minister practically & prayerfully to combat veterans of the armed forces & their families, providing,
      support & resources to help them heal & thrive.
      Contact Healing Ministries at 518-692-9550 x102 email: whi@ctkcenter.org

*****
      Jean by flowering tree in our front yard.

Albany Intercessor


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