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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

 

7/30/2013, #23, 3rd Quarter 2013

Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. (Mark 6:30)
      Jesus, please help us to "touch base" with you day by day and report in to you how the ministry you have given us is going.

And he said to them, "Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves. (Mark 6:31-32)
      Holy Spirit, help us spend time going aside with Jesus away from the distractions of ministry.

      Father, help us spend time with you as Jesus did -- coming to you in prayer and in peace. Help us find rest in your arms Father -- to be your children and in your care. Thank you.

A word received: Come to me for my peace.

Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; 2 Samuel 3:6-21; Acts 16:6-15; Mark 6:30-46
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; 2 Samuel 3:22-39; Acts 16:16-24; Mark 6:47-56

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 30 Daughters of the King and their expansion in the Diocese

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN's OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, July 29, 2013, 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Gorgeous, sunny day ... for a change! Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)

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

MAN WALKING BY -- Waved and said "God bless you!"

BROOKE -- Prayed for her to be freed from drug addiction and to get her life back on track. The Lord knows the details.

t--JOEL -- Asked for prayers for the repose of the soul of his female cousin "Bogie" (nickname) who passed away two days ago.

DAVID -- Needed prayers for ongoing financial difficulties he has had all year.

a--REBECCA -- One of our regulars. She has had problems with both ears the last month or so. Her ears ARE healing, but now she is having problems with the onset of glaucoma in her right eye. We asked for healing for her eye and gave thanks for the healing that has taken place in her ears, and that it be completed.

***** Bishop Mike and Linda Chapman Huancayo Trip, From Ginnie Grupinski
      Bishop Mike and Linda left for Huancayo at 3 in the morning. It will take them about 10 hours to get there. They are asking for prayer for safe travel and protection and for God's wisdom and guidance while they are there. Please pray for a richness of the presence of the Lord as they minister to the people there. Ask for divine appointments everywhere they go. I'm praying that every place their feet step will become the Lord's territory, that the Kingdom advances wherever they g. Please also pray for protection and safe travel, as always. Blessings and peace, Ginnie

Albany Intercessor


Monday, July 29, 2013

 

7/29/2013, #22, 3rd Quarter 2013

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you. (Psalm 56:3)
      Thank you, Jesus, for being trustworthy.

In God (I will praise his word), in God I have put my trust; (Psalm 56:4a)
      Father, thank you for sending your living word, Jesus, to us. I put my trust in you.

I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? (Psalm 56:4b)
      Holy Spirit, perfect love casts out fear -- fill me daily with your love and your presence. Thank you.

A word received: Do not prejudge what I or others will do. Wait on me and the work of my Holy Spirit.

A word received: Ask for hearts that are made new by my Spirit.

Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; 2 Samuel 2:1-11; Acts 15:36-16:5; Mark 6:14-29
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; 2 Samuel 3:6-21; Acts 16:6-15; Mark 6:30-46

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 29 Grace Church, Mohawk -The Rev’d William Wheelerl; The Rev’d Canon Robert Haskell, The Rev’d Nelson Lundberg

***** Christ Church Schenectady, Neighborhood Meal Prayer Table Report, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Chuck Rinaldo and Theresa Rinaldo
+Kay – Moving from Scotia back to Schenectady in Sept. and is very excited about coming back. Praying that God work out all details for the move.
Florence – Asked for God’s provision of a second job.
+David – Pray to have God’s grace to enable him to overcome his daily struggles.
+Emmett – He is Christian, but is struggling to deal with the little things in his surroundings. Prayed for God’s grace and peace in his life.
++Judy – Son, Mike, is in prison. Pray for his protection, and for him to know Jesus as his Lord.
Kevin – to be able to stay straight and to get a job.
+Sharon – Layed hands on her for the painful headache. She also has neighbors upstairs who are dropping things on the floor and making a lot of noise. First we prayed for her neighbors to be considerate.
Rianna – (2nd grader) She loves to sing asked that we pray for her to get a Karaoke machine.
Tianna – Prayed for the memory of her baby cousin, Kailey who just died.
Maryum – Prayed for the memory of her great grandmother who she loved very much.

***** Prayer mail for 30 July 2013
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. This week's selective overview:
      a) Registrations are upon us for the next courses. We are off to a good start.
      b) We had a great time at the regional mission conference yesterday in the Diocese of Albany. Our slot was right after lunch, the usual slump time for most listeners. My high energy pace apparently shattered the slump barrier. We had a great time.
      c) I have begun the remaining 4/10th of a century. Thank you for all the birthday well wishes.
Prayer requests:
      1) For the upcoming parish visits, our upcoming schedule. That God's will be done.
      2) For the Online Anglican Theological College program and all that needs to be done.
      3) For the program's participants and contributors (present and future). That the Holy Spirit would touch the lives of everyone involved through their contact with the program.
      4) Prayer for continuing and expanding support.
      God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** Zion Colton Prayer Table, Cold Brook Dr., Jo An Ferris, Fri. July 26,2013 10am --11:30 am, upper 6o's low 70's Sunny

lady walking by ---no thank you

a---Bruce---- Had slowed as went by then stopped to ask a lady what was going on --I heard her say --"I don't know" after I had asked her if she wanted prayer. So --i walked down to where he was. He asked if I was taking donations . No just praying for people. Prayed for the house he is building on a pond.

Man on a cell phone as he drove---prayed for safety

Verizon driver ---sign of peace as he waved

Ed---tooted and waved, smiling

A neighbor ---hearty wave

lady driving by --slowed and looked --didn't wave

boy walking --no thanks---looked back to see what the cloth said

6 no waves--prayed they would come to know the Lord

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Prayer Request from the Rector: David McClay has asked us to pray for the following.
      Ronnie can I ask people in Willowfield to pray for the recruiting of clergy for parishes in Down and Dromore Diocese and especially for those overseas who are currently being invited to consider roles in Ireland .....that God will call men and women of God ,able leaders ,full of the Holy Spirit and of faith . Thanks David.

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, July 27, 2013

 

2 Prayer Table Reports from today

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:15 - 10:40 a.m. Louise Popa, Darlene Chesnut, Elaine Carrubba, and Torre Bissell on State St.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water
NT--New Testament

+a Chris (alcoholic drug addict) -- He confessed his sins to Jesus, accepted him as Lord and Savior and accepted God's forgiveness.

+a Maxine (woman) -- She asked prayer "for my family and my health."

+a Tobias (regular) -- We prayed for steadiness for him and that he set free from guilt-trips. He asked prayer for Pastor Shalmon, Pastor Flowers and Simone.

+a Alexis (woman) -- She confessed her sins to Jesus, accepted him as Lord and Savior and accepted God's forgiveness.

+Michael (man) -- We prayed for God's blessing and protection and that he would be the man God wants him to be.

Ashub (man in a rush and unable to stop) -- "I want to become a Christian."

+a Robert (man) -- "That I will be guided in the decisions I make."

+a Thomas (man from Ghana) -- We prayed for God's provision and protection for him.

+a Joe (man on a bike who rode past us and then came back for prayer) -- His grandmother died two weeks ago. We prayed for peace and comfort for him and for protection as he rides his bike.

+aNT Moses (regular) -- He is diabetic with severe problems with his pancreas and kidneys. He has lost 5 lbs in the past week. We led him to 2 Timothy 1:7, "God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

+a Shemir (teenage boy) -- We prayed that he would keep on a good path.

+a Terrance (teenage boy) -- We prayed for God's blessing on his music making and that he would keep going good and steady.

Connie -- She said she now has 5 years clean. She asked prayer for her roommate Dawn who has seizures. She also asked prayer for Martin who has blood clots in his legs.

Steve (regular) -- We prayed for God's blessing on his business and that he would be able to pay his bills and that he would prosper.

Henry (man) -- He asked prayer that things would go well for him and that he would finish his community service.

Lisa (from across the street) -- He brother Larry is dying of cancer.

+Leshon (young woman) -- She and her sister are looking for a place to live.

Prayer Table at the March for Jesus in Jerry Burrell Park 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Torre Bissell

+ Sequan (young boy) -- "For everybody in the world."

+a Raymond (man) -- "That everybody has a better life."

+a Chris (woman) -- "For peace at my job and for a better job."

+ Shanti (girl) -- "Jesus"

+a Nequan (early teenage boy) -- "That I will make movies."

+a Miles (young boy) -- "That people will be nice to one another."

+a Angel (young girl) -- "For my life."

+a Tajimere (young boy) -- "For all the angels in the sky."

+a Orlena (big sister) and +a Emily (young sister)

+a Maurice (man) -- He is trying to get business back off the ground and that God would take care of his family.

+Alexis (woman) -- "For my family's health."

+a Rontrell (teenage boy) -- "For my family to be safe."

a Kaysej -- "Family"

+ Malay (young girl) -- "For my family."

+a Rashid (young man) -- He confessed his sins to Jesus and asked for forgiveness. There was joy on his face when I told him he was now clean.

+ Manard (man) -- "For family"

+a Nigel (young man) -- "Keep safe"

+a Adam (man) -- "For a safe journey for friends driving from South Carolina." +a Daniel (man) -- "For direction in my life. Both men gave their burdens and sins to Jesus and received with joy the news that they were now clean.

+a Sonya -- "For my family."

+a Tony (man) -- "Direction in life."

Luz and Hediberto -- I prayed for their marriage and rejoiced that they are back together again.

+ Reece (Older man) -- provision and protection

+a Jeremiah (young teenage boy) -- I prayed he would grow into the man God wanted him to be.

Tracy (woman) -- "For my son Jamal who is sickly and has 3 kids and whose wife just passed away."

+a Bernice (older woman) -- She was hit by a truck back in the 1950s and still has a bad leg.

+a Sherri and +a Drew -- They asked prayer for "all the changes" they are going through.

+a Kim (woman) -- She said, "My life is in disorder." She confessed her sins to Jesus, accepted him as Lord and Savior and accepted God's forgiveness.

a [already had a Dennis Adams cross on] Linda -- She has a pulmonary condition. The Lord healed her of last stage cancer years ago and lives in the hope of a present healing.

+a Frances (woman) -- "For peace in my family."


Friday, July 26, 2013

 

7/26/2013, #19, 3rd Quarter 2013

Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, "If only I may touch his clothes, I shall be made well." Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. (Mark 5:25-29)
      Father, please help each of us, help me, to have the faith to reach out and touch Jesus and be healed of our afflictions.

And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that power had gone out of him, turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched my clothes?" But his disciples said to him, "You see the multitude thronging you, and you say, Who touched me?' " And he looked around to see her who had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. (Mark 5:30-33)
      Jesus, I am the one who reached out. I have nothing to plead but my hope in you.

And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction." (Mark 5:34)
      Holy Spirit, please help me hear Jesus speak those words to me: that my faith in him has made me well and that I can go in peace healed of my afflictions. Thank you.

A word received: Be obedient to my word to you.

Friday: 40,54 * 51; 1 Samuel 31:1-13; Acts 15:12-21; Mark 5:21-43
Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); 2 Samuel 1:1-16; Acts 15:22-35; Mark 6:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 26 St. Philip’s Church, Norwood – The Rev’d Kathryn Boswell

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:20 - 6:00 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

+Christian and +Jake (youth workers from Grace Chapel Jonesville) came over and prayed for us. We were really touched by that.

+Jake (group leader for the youth workers from Grace Chapel)

Dan -- He asked prayer for safety as he goes kayaking on a week's vacation this coming week. His daughter Shannon is doing better.

+a Steve (young man) -- We had prayed for his father a couple of weeks ago. Steve has given his life to Christ and was baptized while he was in jail for a felony.

+a Sandra (woman) -- "For my mother Francis who has cancer."

+++++Jerry (regular) -- God has been keeping him well. He is back at work part time. He asked prayer for his friends: Bob who had a heart attack; Neal who is doing OK; Rich who needs help with his legs; and Pakin who has back problems.

+aBible Harold -- We asked him if he had ever given his life to Christ and he said, "Yes." We asked him if he had taken it back and he said, "Yes, sort of." We said we thought it was time to give it back to him again and he agreed. He confessed his sins to Jesus, accepted him as his Lord and Savior, and rejoiced that he was now clean from sin. We underlined Ephesians 1:5 and Romans 8:15 which told him he had been adopted as a child of God. He rejoiced in this. His birth father died three years ago and he misses him. He was glad to know that he now had a father he could cry out to in times of need.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, July 25, 2013

 

7/25/2013, #18, 3rd Quarter 2013

      And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved." Therefore, when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and dispute with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them should go up to Jerusalem, to the apostles and elders, about this question. So, being sent on their way by the church, they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, describing the conversion of the Gentiles; and they caused great joy to all the brethren. And when they had come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church and the apostles and the elders; and they reported all things that God had done with them. But some of the sect of the Pharisees who believed rose up, saying, "It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses."
      Now the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter. And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: "Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he did to us, and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 1 Now therefore, why do you test God by putting a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they." (Acts 15:1-11)
      Holy Spirit, please help us receive all whom you send to us in faith. Keep us from testing you by imposing on them customs of culture or piety that do not flow from hearts purified by faith.

      Jesus, please help us repent of every yoke of bondage that we would impose on those who come to you in faith.

      Father, please help us receive with joy and thanksgiving every child of faith you send to us. Thank you.

A word received: Listen to me.

Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 66, 67; 1 Samuel 28:3-20; Acts 15:1-11; Mark 5:1-20
Friday: 40,54 * 51; 1 Samuel 31:1-13; Acts 15:12-21; Mark 5:21-43

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 25 Church of the Nativity, Star Lake, The Rev’d Jerry Adinolfi, Jr.

***** All Saints Cathedral Prayer Table Report, 7/24/13, sunny & beautiful, Dcn. Sue Plaske, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo, Hilda Hardy
Loretta - pray for health and a better job.
Marc - pray for brain cancer and that he be included in a new clinical trail
Joan & Lynn - overwhelmed at work, need divine intervention
Alba- Travel to Italy, Safety
Jana - Travel to Memphis
Connie - Terika, Roy,Jim, & Jackie - health "Glad you are here."
Paul - Bishop Ball, David Janower, Tripp, and Pastor Paul (st. John's Lutheran - surgery) and thanks for the weather.
FHS, Jana

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer
Jeanne Gizara
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forever more. (Psalm 16:11)
      Father God, there are so many reasons to thank and praise You and this verse provides three of them. We thank You, Lord, that You make known the path of life; that in your presence is fullness of joy; and that at your right hand are pleasures forever more.
      We thank You for the guidance that you send to Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. Thank You for showing them your plans for their mission. Be with them as they prepare new courses, give presentations at churches and missions conferences, and as Father Shaw plans for an October trip to Belize.
      We thank You for the gifts of joy and pleasure. May these be evident as Shaw celebrates his big birthday and as the Mudges get ready for a little vacation time.
      We thank You, Lord, that You make known the path of life; that in your presence is fullness of joy; and that at your right hand are pleasures forever more. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

 

7/24/2013, #17, 3rd Quarter 2013

On the same day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side." Now when they had left the multitude, they took him along in the boat as he was. And other little boats were also with him. (Mark 4:35-36)
      Jesus, help us come to know you and take you as you are. Let the gospel so penetrate our hearts and minds that we come to know you just as you are.

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" (Mark 4:37-38 )
      Lord Jesus Christ, so many of us are overwhelmed by the storms and struggles of life. Please help us, as these disciples did, to come to you for help in the midst of our fears. Thank you.

Then he arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39)
      Jesus, speak you "Peace, be still!" into the storms of our lives.

But he said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?" (Mark 4:40)
      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)

And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey him!" (Mark 4:41)
      Holy Spirit, help each of us ask the question the disciples asked: "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey him!"

      Lord, since you can bring the unruly elements of the wind and sea under your control, bring our unruly hearts and minds under your control. Thank you.

A word received: Don't be dismayed by opposition to the gospel. Speak my word and let me convict hearts.

A word received: You have a choice about what you hear and see. Choose wisely.

A word received: Just speak this word.

Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49,[53]; 1 Samuel 25:23-44; Acts 14:19-28; Mark 4:35-41
Thursday: 50 * [59,60] or 66, 67; 1 Samuel 28:3-20; Acts 15:1-11; Mark 5:1-20

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 23 St. Mary’s, Springfield Center – The Rev’d Kyle Grennen
24 The Anglican Church of Canada, The Rev’d Elizabeth Papazoglakis

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, July 22, 10:15-11:00 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Muriel Papura and Father Neal Longe presiding at His table today.)

a-- denotes anointed with Holy Oil.
t--denotes received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
t Victor - Both of his hips were bothering him and it was making it difficult to walk.

a Ethel - Left wrist pain from old accident injury. Please pray for complete healing of her wrist and her heart towards those that caused the accident.

David - Asked for a cross to be blessed for someone he was going to visit.

Victor returned to the table to say that both of his hips are pain free and he feels 110% better. Praise the Lord for his healing!

t Donna - Is feeling stressed. Prayed for peace.

Ethel returned to the table to request prayer that Dcn. Alan returns safe and sound from his vacation.

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT Tuesday 7/23, 12:15 -1:30 pm State St. Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and his guitar

+ Raymond - good things for all people (he asked for a cross, he had given away the one we'd given on another day)

+ Mark - blessing and a new cross (he had given away the one we gave him to replace the one he gave away. And he gave this one away before the end of the prayer time..)

+++ Loveasia - lovely young woman - prayers for her family, for her mom and dad to have a better relationship with each other

Woman on motorized wheelchair as she cruised by yelled at us "God bless you."

Bus driver waved at us (no honk)

+ Jean - prayers for her children (many with her), especially James as he started preK
+ James
+ Annie (last of the crosses)

Lonnie - job, finances

Raven - young man - prayers for his family, his mom who is struggling with all the little things that add up

Jackie and Joe - have a blessed day (hung around to hear Mark play his guitar)

David - 45 year old vet and grandfather - prayers for his health, he has lost 60 pounds in 6 months, found out he is celiac. He is trying to improve his physical and spiritual health. We prayed physical healing and to be a God vessel of love to his grandchildren.

***** Diocesan Updates
Regional Missions Conference
      There are billions of people in the world today who desperately need to receive the Light of the Gospel, and yet they remain in the dark. Some are on the other side of the world, some are in your own town. Do you long to bring the Light to these people walking in darkness? Is God calling you to missions? If you are interested in missions at all, whether you feel called to go on a mission trip, to support others in their ministry, or if you just want to hear about the missionary activities of the Albany Diocese, attend the 2013 Regional Mission Conference! The conference is on July 27th from 9 am - 4 pm at St. Francis Mission on Arbor Hill (formerly Grace and Holy Innocents Church), 498 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206. This conference is FREE and no pre-registration is required - just come! For more information, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/missions/2013RegionalMissionConference.html .

North Country Evensong
If you live in the North Country, are going to be there this weekend, or just like to drive through beautiful upstate New York, come to St. John's in the Wilderness, State Route 86, near the intersection with Route 30 in Paul Smiths on Sunday, July 28th at 5 pm for Evensong. Fr. Bill Small will officiate and Fr. Bill Cooper will deliver the homily. A wine and cheese reception on the lawn will follow worship. Persons desiring to sing in the choir should arrive at 4:00 for a 45 minute rehearsal and bring a choir robe for the vested procession.

Healing Service at Christ the King
Father John Hopkins, Rector of St. Luke's, Mechanicville, will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, July 30th. Fr. Hopkins' passion is bringing the Gospel message to those who have never experienced the love of God. He enjoys sharing his story of how Jesus changed his life. 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.

St. Mary the Virgin Pilgrimage
The Sisters of St. Mary cordially invite you to their annual pilgrimage on August 18, 2013, from 4pm until 7 pm at The Community of St. Mary Convent in Greenwich, NY. Join the sisters for refreshments and the dedication of the new Stations of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary created by Sister Catherine Clare and CSM Associate Cliff Thurber. Solemn Evensong with Benediction will follow, led by the Right Reverend Daniel Herzog, with the Venerable Canon Dr. Christopher Brown preaching. Services will begin at 5 pm. The evening will conclude with a picnic supper overlooking Christ the King Valley. Suggested donation for supper is $15. Please RSVP by calling 518-692-3028 or you may e-mail Mother Miriam by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/contact/cform.php?mmiriam .

Albany Intercessor


Monday, July 22, 2013

 

7/22/2013, #16, 3rd Quarter 2013

And again he began to teach by the sea. And a great multitude was gathered to him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole multitude was on the land facing the sea. Then he taught them many things by parables, and said to them in his teaching: "Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it. Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred." And he said to them, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" (Mark 4:1-9)
      One thing I have learned in working on the prayer table for more than a dozen years is that it is impossible for us to predict what kind of soil the seeds we sow will land in or the size of the crop they will yield -- THAT IS GOD'S JOB. Our job is to go out into the harvest fields, sow seeds, and harvest the crop he produces. It is HIS job to bring forth the crop.

      Lord, give us hearts to go into the harvest fields, sow seeds, and bring in the crop you produce. Thank you.

A word received: Prepare your hearts for my visits. I visited Abraham and Sarah and blessed them. I visited Martha and Mary and blessed them. I want to visit your home.

Monday: 41,52 * 44; 1 Samuel 24:1-22; Acts 13:44-52; Mark 4:1-20
Tuesday: 45 * 47,48; 1 Samuel 25:1-22; Acts 14:1-18; Mark 4:21-34

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 22 The Rev’d Michael Sowan

***** Healing Service at Christ the King
      Father Art Peters will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, July 23rd. Fr. Peters is a cradle Episcopalian born and raised in Wayne, NJ. He has been active in prison ministry for approximately 18 years. His sermon will be a testimony of what God has done in his life. The focus will be on paying attention to the people and places that Jesus has us interact with on our journey with Him. 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.

Regional Missions Conference
      There are billions of people in the world today who desperately need to receive the Light of the Gospel, and yet they remain in the dark. Some are on the other side of the world, some are in your own town. Do you long to bring the Light to these people walking in darkness? Is God calling you to missions? If you are interested in missions at all, whether you feel called to go on a mission trip, to support others in their ministry, or if you just want to hear about the missionary activities of the Albany Diocese, attend the 2013 Regional Mission Conference! The conference is on July 27th from 9 am - 4 pm at St. Francis Mission on Arbor Hill (formerly Grace and Holy Innocents Church), 498 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206. This conference is FREE and no pre-registration is required - just come! For more information, click http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/ministries/missions/2013RegionalMissionConference.html .

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, July 21, 2013

 

7/21/2013, #15, 3rd Quarter 2013

Now it happened as they went that he entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. (Luke 10:38 )
      Holy Spirit, please help us invite Jesus into our homes and into all the rooms of our house -- those that have been cleaned up and those that are still in disorder.

And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard his word. (Luke 10:39)
      Father, please give us hearts like Mary to spend time sitting and listening to Jesus. Help us set aside the demands of life to spend time at his feet.

But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me." (Luke 10:40)
      Jesus, we all get distracted as Martha did -- help us make the choice she did: to bring our distractions to you.

And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. (Luke 10:41)
      Holy Spirit, please help us hear Jesus when he reproves us for our distractions, our fretting and worrying.

But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:42)
      Jesus, help us make that "good choice" today -- spending time listening to you. Thank you.

LORD, be my helper! Psalm 30:10b; I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. Psalm 32:8a; A word received: Come to me with all your hopes and fears.

Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; 1 Samuel 23:7-18; Rom. 11:33-12:2; Matt. 25:14-30
Proper 11 Closest to July 20: 15; Genesis 18:1-10a(10b-14); Colossians 1:21-29; Luke 10:38-42
Monday: 41,52 * 44; 1 Samuel 24:1-22; Acts 13:44-52; Mark 4:1-20

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 21 All Saint’s Church, North Granville – The Rev’d Arthur Peters, The Rev’d Nancy Rosenblum, The Rev’d Robert Roach

***** Healing Service at Christ the King
      Father Art Peters will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, July 23rd. Fr. Peters is a cradle Episcopalian born and raised in Wayne, NJ. He has been active in prison ministry for approximately 18 years. His sermon will be a testimony of what God has done in his life. The focus will be on paying attention to the people and places that Jesus has us interact with on our journey with Him. 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.

Regional Missions Conference
      There are billions of people in the world today who desperately need to receive the Light of the Gospel, and yet they remain in the dark. Some are on the other side of the world, some are in your own town. Do you long to bring the Light to these people walking in darkness? Is God calling you to missions? If you are interested in missions at all, whether you feel called to go on a mission trip, to support others in their ministry, or if you just want to hear about the missionary activities of the Albany Diocese, attend the 2013 Regional Mission Conference! The conference is on July 27th from 9 am - 4 pm at St. Francis Mission on Arbor Hill (formerly Grace and Holy Innocents Church), 498 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206. This conference is FREE and no pre-registration is required - just come! For more information, click here.

***** Our family, July 14, 2013

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, July 20, 2013

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, David Haig, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton, Tonie Loveless, Elaine Carrubba and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible

State St.

+Jerry (man) -- We gave him a blessing.

+Dane and +John (two policemen investigating a break-in at Christ Church Schenectady) -- We prayed for their protection and blessing as they serve the community.

a Tobias (regular) -- He is under spiritual attack. He asked prayer for his friends Dianne, Marion, Senson, and Belinda.

+James (man) -- He said we could pray for him as long as we prayed in the name of Jesus.

Corine (man) "Hit and Run" prayer -- He has a breathing problem and wanted to get inside.

Steve (regular) -- The building was approved for his business. We prayed that he would be able to move ahead with it.

Tommy (older man) -- Wanted the Serenity Prayer. He also asked prayer for his wife and finances.

Ali (man) -- He went by only telling his name but unwilling to receive prayer. Later he returned with a smile and was willing to receive prayer. He said he is a Muslim. We prayed for him in Jesus' name.

+a199 Henry (man doing community service) -- We asked if he had ever given his life to Jesus. He said he had. When asked if he had taken his life back he said somewhat. We suggested that it was time to give it all back to Jesus now and he agreed. He did not want to end up doing community service again. He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and accepted forgiveness of his sins.

Felix (man) -- "Hit and Run" prayer

+Natali (woman) -- She will be preaching and singing at her church tomorrow. We prayed for the Holy Spirit to work through that and that at least three people would give their lives to Christ.

Jason (regular) -- He needs to pass a test to get a job. We also prayed for Lisa.

+199 Shquaysha (woman) -- She asked prayer for her daughter Samaya and for her family.

Chester (man) -- "Hit and Run" prayer

+a199 Unique (man) -- He asked prayer for his business and for order in his life.

Howard (Older man)

+a Nikole and +a Kaylea -- We prayed for these two women and their families.

Frankie (man) -- He asked prayer for his church and his finances.

Lisa and Richard -- She was going to take a PPD test (tuberculosis) to qualify for a nursing job.

Carlos (man) -- "Hit and Run" prayer.

Albany St., Saturday 7/20 9:40 - 10:50, Carol MacNaughton. Mark Pasko and guitar, Titi, Elaine

+ Linda - for a long life

++ Elijah - to be a good father and for his son Adin - full life together

+ Miriam - 2 friends who haveAIDS- Sharon and Alice

+ Jovanah - to have a full life, help finding a job

Stacy - strength to get her baby Michael back

+ Natiea - her upcoming drug court meeting, she is 36 days clean

+ Ladrina (already had a crosss) for her sister with bone cancer (we met and prayed with her last Satuday!) and Ladrina's love life

Cassina - prayed for her back (we had prayed with her last week also!) She said she did feel better and plans to come the Christ Church community meal

+ Dennis - he asked for God to give him opportunities

+ Lucy - she is worried about losing her section 8; we prayed and encouraged her to continue to grow strong and do what she needed to do to retain the section 8

++ Donna and WIlliam - car drove by, turned around, and came to the curb for prayer. Williiam needed prayer as he recovers from a stroke. Donnan needs strength to help William

+ Jalem - pulled up a bike, explicitedly seeking a cross, also got a blessing

Irving - (young man) seeking He that is good.


 

7/20/2013, #14, 3rd Quarter 2013

I will extol you, O LORD, for you have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. (Psalm 30:1)
      Thank you, LORD, for lifting me up when I am down.

O LORD my God, I cried out to you, and you healed me. (Psalm 30:2)
      Jesus, thank you for hearing me when I cry out to you.

O LORD, you brought my soul up from the grave; you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. (Psalm 30:3)
      Holy Spirit, I trust that you will raise me to new life at that great day of resurrection, just as you did with Jesus.

Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holy name. (Psalm 30:4)
      Father, please help me to sing your praises and to bless you for your kindness to me and my family.

For his anger is but for a moment, his favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)
      Jesus, I pray for those who weep and mourn that you will bring them to the joy and comfort of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; 1 Samuel 22:1-23; Acts 13:26-43; Mark 3:19b-35
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; 1 Samuel 23:7-18; Rom. 11:33-12:2; Matt. 25:14-30
Proper 11 Closest to July 20: 15; Genesis 18:1-10a(10b-14); Colossians 1:21-29; Luke 10:38-42

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 20 The Deans

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3nd Saturday of the month at 6pm, July 20. This service will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, Eucharist will be celebrated, and prayer will be offered for those in need of healing or any other needs.
      We are blessed to have a guest preacher with us this month. Rev. Donna J. Rohrmiller ministers out of a deep love of the Lord and His Word. She has been a missionary since 2004 when she visited Ghana, West Africa, as Bible school student. Ghana and its people have been part of Donna’s life ever since. She serves as the Ambassador to Ghana for International Accelerated Missions (IAM). The goal of this ministry, “Donna in Ghana,” is to be a catalyst for godly transformation in all whom the ministry touches. The activities of the ministry include overseeing and directing short-term, part-time Bible schools, scholarship and other educational assistance to needy youth, and health insurance and other assistance to the needy elderly. Dearest to Donna’s heart is to teach and preach the Word of God with revelation from a position of intimacy. A freewill offering will be taken at the healing service in support of her ministry.

***** Informational Meeting About Kingdom School
When: Saturday July 27th 10:00am
Location: Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 63 Mountain View Ave, Albany NY 12205
      Come and find out about the Randy Clark School of Ministry starting September 6 in Coxsackie, NY. Pastors Michael and Christine Hales will be holding an informational meeting about The Kingdom School, a one year Christian Ministry School serving the Albany region. This is a Satellite school of Randy Clark's Global School of Supernatural Ministry in Mechanicsburg PA. Kingdom School is now taking applications for students wishing to attend this September. The school teaches Christians aged 18 through 90 how to minister naturally in the supernatural. It's a great school with over 45 high caliber Christian leaders teaching on a weekly basis Sept-May and four out of state trips. Subjects covered by the school include Market Place Ministry, Missions, Evangelism, Church Planting, Prophecy, Prophetic arts, Fasting Deliverance, Bible Study, Physical and Inner Healing, Impartation, Spiritual Warfare and the History of Revival. The teaching is delivered online in a classroom situation so students have time to worship together, receive Holy Spirit impartation and activation through the directors Pastors Michael and Christine Hales both Alumni of GSSM. Watch a short video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xuy2Zw-yXpM&feature=youtu.be or search 'Kingdom School PR' Visit http://kingdomartsministry.com/ e mail: mhales@halesart.com Come to the meeting at Our Saviors Lutheran and get the details. There will be a second informational meeting at Gospel Community Church, Coxsackie. August 10th at 10:00 am.

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer
Jeanne Gizara
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
      This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Lord, we rejoice in all the blessings of this day. We rejoice in your creation. We rejoice that You have given life to us. We rejoice for the eternal life that You have promised through the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Your Son Jesus Christ for all who believe in Him. And we rejoice that You give us the privilege of serving You.
      We rejoice for the ministries of Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge. We thank You that You have called them to minister to the future spiritual leaders in Tanzania and Belize. We pray for your continued guidance for them and for your continued provision for their needs. And we pray for some rest and relaxation as they settle back in the Capital District of New York and then as they travel to see family in Maine.
      Thank You Lord, for the beauty of the summer months and for the gift of renewal and refreshment. Amen.

***** Healing Service at Christ the King
      Father Art Peters will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, July 23rd. Fr. Peters is a cradle Episcopalian born and raised in Wayne, NJ. He has been active in prison ministry for approximately 18 years. His sermon will be a testimony of what God has done in his life. The focus will be on paying attention to the people and places that Jesus has us interact with on our journey with Him. 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.

Regional Missions Conference
      There are billions of people in the world today who desperately need to receive the Light of the Gospel, and yet they remain in the dark. Some are on the other side of the world, some are in your own town. Do you long to bring the Light to these people walking in darkness? Is God calling you to missions? If you are interested in missions at all, whether you feel called to go on a mission trip, to support others in their ministry, or if you just want to hear about the missionary activities of the Albany Diocese, attend the 2013 Regional Mission Conference! The conference is on July 27th from 9 am - 4 pm at St. Francis Mission on Arbor Hill (formerly Grace and Holy Innocents Church), 498 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206. This conference is FREE and no pre-registration is required - just come! For more information, click here.


Back l to r: Tamba, Brereton, Jonathan, Arthur
Front l to r: Stephen, Torre, Jean, Hillary, Sarah

Albany Intercessor


Friday, July 19, 2013

 

7/19/2013, #13, 3rd Quarter 2013

In you, O LORD, I put my trust; let me never be ashamed; deliver me in your righteousness. (Psalm 31:1)
      LORD, I trust you to carry me through this time and deliver me from all unrighteousness.

Bow down your ear to me, deliver me speedily; be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me. (Psalm 31:2)
      Father, hear the cries of your children. Establish us in your son Jesus, our rock and our refuge.

For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for your name's sake, lead me and guide me. (Psalm 31:3)
      Holy Spirit, guide me day by day. Lead me in your righteous paths.

Pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, for you are my strength. (Psalm 31:4)
      Jesus, protect me from every trap and trick of the evil one and give me the strength of your Holy Spirit day by day.

Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. (Psalm 31:5)
      Father, into your hand I commit my spirit. Thank you for redeeming me by the blood of your son Jesus. Fill me daily with your truth. Thank you.

A word received: Wait on me. I AM your hope and your great reward.

A word received: Keep looking to me.

A word received: Keep your eyes on me.

Friday: 31 * 35; 1 Samuel 21:1-15; Acts 13:13-25; Mark 3:7-19a
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; 1 Samuel 22:1-23; Acts 13:26-43; Mark 3:19b-35

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 17 The Diocesan Staff, The Rev’d Dr. Federico Serra-Lima, The Very Rev’d J. Nixon McMillan
July 18 Clergy Families The Rev’d Thomas Malionek
July 19 St. Andrew’s, Scotia -The Rev’d Michael Neufeld, The Rev’d Jackie J. Dowling, The Rev’d Mary Carol Hart

***** Please join us for the monthly Praise and Worship event @ St. Michael's, Colonie, Friday, July 19th beginning at 7pm. Father Frank Lockwood will be speaking. Come and experience the love of the Father!

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3nd Saturday of the month at 6pm, July 20. This service will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, Eucharist will be celebrated, and prayer will be offered for those in need of healing or any other needs.
      We are blessed to have a guest preacher with us this month. Rev. Donna J. Rohrmiller ministers out of a deep love of the Lord and His Word. She has been a missionary since 2004 when she visited Ghana, West Africa, as Bible school student. Ghana and its people have been part of Donna’s life ever since. She serves as the Ambassador to Ghana for International Accelerated Missions (IAM). The goal of this ministry, “Donna in Ghana,” is to be a catalyst for godly transformation in all whom the ministry touches. The activities of the ministry include overseeing and directing short-term, part-time Bible schools, scholarship and other educational assistance to needy youth, and health insurance and other assistance to the needy elderly. Dearest to Donna’s heart is to teach and preach the Word of God with revelation from a position of intimacy. A freewill offering will be taken at the healing service in support of her ministry.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, July 18, 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

Dan -- His daughter Shannon is doing so much better.

+Ted (volunteer) -- His daughter Camille has Lyme's Disease and there is no insurance coverage for the treatment which is very expensive.

Gary -- His kids are moving from Colorado (prayers for safe journey) and he gave thanks that he was protected from a bad accident on a round-about.

Bob (man from last week) -- He needs to get a job so he can get in the Schenectady City Mission jobs program. He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. When he was told he was now "clean" he said that his whole body was tingling. He announced that he wanted to be baptized.

+Leroy (regular) -- He got into a fight. He said he has "slowed down on beer".

++++++Janice (regular) -- She got crosses to give out to others during the week.

***** Report for Zion Colton Prayer table --cold Brook dr. S. Colton-- Jo Ferris, Wed. July 10 10 --11am, 70's, rain, part sun

Terry---- smiled and waved

Arlene --a regular --smiled as she passed

Lady in Toyota ---euthastic wave out window

Kathy --waved as she kept working

Kevin-- hardy wave and big smile

Marilyn --- asked for prayers for her sister's marriage. --she would keep running if I would pray --not over her -- just pray.

4 people who did not return my wave--prayed they would come to know the Lord.

Report for Zion Colton Prayer table, Cold Brook Drive, Wed. July 17,9:45 --10:45 am, Full sun, oppresive, 80's

a ---Arlene G. ---her health and her bones also safe travel as she took a friend to the dr.

a stranger hollered out --How are u doing as he waved --window open

Arlene W. ---waved and smiled

1 hesitant wave.and 1 no wave --I prayed they come to knoew the Lord.

3 Hardy waves.

4 blessings, directly from my Heavenly Father, as I sat and waved at all who went by on Cold Brook. Fresh black raspberries to eat, a bumblebee on the Queen Anne's Lace,occ. breeze and I smelled my Lord .

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, July 07, 2013

 

7/7/2013, #7, 3rd Quarter 2013

Then he said to them, "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. (Luke 10:2)
      Father, I pray that you will send more laborers out into the harvest fields. Here am I, send me.

Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. (Luke 10:3)
      Holy Spirit, help me daily look to Jesus for wisdom, provision, and protection.

Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road. (Luke 10:4)
      Jesus, I trust that you will provide all that is needed for the ministry you give me. Don't let me be side-tracked by the opinions of others along the way.

A word received: Pray for hearts filled with increased trust of me.

Sunday: 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; 1 Samuel 14:36-45; Rom. 5:1-11; Matt. 22:1-14
Proper 9 Closest to July 6: 66 or 66:1-8; Isaiah 66:10-16; Galatians 6:(1-10)14-18; Luke 10:1-12,16-20
Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; 1 Samuel 15:1-3,7-23; Acts 9:19b-31; Luke 23:44-56a

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 7 Summer Vacation Bible Schools, The Rev’d Adam Egan

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, July 06, 2013

 

Prayer Table Reports

Zion, Colton Prayer Table, Cold Brook drive, South Colton NY, Fri. July 5, 2013 Jo Ferris 10am to 11:30 am Full sun, 80's HOT, occassional breeze

Jeff---the Ding-a Ling ice cream man---passed stopped, backed up, asked if I wanted an ice crteam sandwich, I said Actually, I wondered If you would like Prayer. he said " oh yes, I need lots this weekend. then he asked what flavor snadwich --I said vanilla "Im hot". I offered to pay and he said no --its is for u.

Henry and Shari --hubby's co-workers---Henry gave me the sign of the cross as they passed --i returned it to him.

BJ --Mailman --tooted and waved as he turned unto rt. 56 from another road.

Man in car ---waved and said "Good morning." open window .

A cyclist --smiled but didn't answer when asked if she wanted prayer.

Man in white truck --hand out open window hearty wave as he passed

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, July 6, 2013, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, David Haigh, Terry Volpe, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko and his guitar on Albany St. It was slightly wild on State Street with the team sometimes praying for 3 people at once. I know we handed out several "199 Promises of God" and New Testaments but I didn't get it recorded to whom we gave them.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates was anointed with Holy Water
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
NT--New Testament

State St.

+a Shamika (woman) -- "My back hurts." After we prayed for her and she was walking away she said, "That made me feel good. It doesn't hurt any more."

Steve (regular) -- The building where he wants to start his business is going through a public meeting. Pray that all goes well.

a Moses (regular) -- He needs surgery on his pancreas but can't have it because of his diabetes. Pray for God's sovereign intervention.

a Bob [He already had a Dennis Adams cross on.] -- He has been clean and sober for 5 months. He got out of prison last year and we prayed for him. He said his cross was literally hanging by a thread (it was an actual thread as the previous cord had worn away.)

++a James (man) -- for his brother Lance's addiction and alcoholism.

a Jason (regular) -- He got a job starting on the 15th. We prayed that he would remain sober enough to keep his job.

Lisa (regular) -- She just got laid off from her job. Pray for a permanent job.

+a Edmund (man) -- "Health and strength."

+a Elwin (man) -- "Health." He has already given his life to Jesus.

+a Eva (older woman) -- She has arthritis all through her body.

Tiberius (young man) -- He went storming past the prayer table shouting, "Pray that I don't kill anyone and no one kills me." Terry went after him and prayed for him at the corner.

Debra (regular, prayer request by cell phone) -- We prayed for her healing and gave thanks her family on Long Island is taking care of her.

Paula (regular, prayer request by cell phone) -- We prayed for her family, especially that her husband John would not trip of fall.

+a Jamal (man) -- He gave his life anew to Jesus, confessed his sins and rejoiced that he now was clean and had a father in heaven who loved him and had adopted him (Romand 8:15). He had never known his birth father.

+Kuwan (Jamal's 10 year old son)

Shaquan (woman) -- Prayer for provision.

Quesi (woman) -- She asked prayer "that God would talk to her."

+a Tom (man) -- asked for financial provision.

+a Micah (man) -- asked for wisdom.

+a Mark (young man) -- He asked prayer for his 10 month old son Antonio.

Alison (woman) -- She asked prayer for herself (she said she was saved) and for her daughter Ariana.

Albany St.

+ Tyera - (young girl about 8 wanted a cross) blessing and walk in the knowledge that Jesus loves her

+ Andrew - seeking freedom from drugs and alcohol (was under the influence)

+ John - blessed him and prayers for him to bring glory to the Lord in all that he does

++++ Shawna and her 3 young sons (ages 6-9) Tyrese, Robert, Jaevon - one of the boys asked that the prayers be for stable housing. We also prayed for happiness as a family.

++ Warren - he asked for Everything! (2nd cross for the young silent woman with him)

++ Natisha - for her child to be restored to her (came back a few minutes and asked if she could have a 3rd cross)

+ Malik - for his family to be stronger, for him to be a better person, and to get a job. Took 7 crosses to share with his large family

+ Premnatuh - healing of his stomach, digestive problems


 

7/6/2013, #6, 3rd Quarter 2013

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." (Acts 9:10)
      Speak to us, Lord, and help us respond as Ananias did: "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." (Acts 9:11-12)
      Thank you for the guidance you gave Ananias, Jesus. Please show us whom we are to go to and pray with.

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." (Acts 9:13-14)
      Holy Spirit, help us get past our fears as you did with Ananias.

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." (Acts 9:15-16)
      Jesus, you can use anyone for your kingdom purposes, even a murderer like Saul. Help us to be obedient to your call so that you kingdom is built up. Help us recognize that we, like Saul, may be called to suffer for your kingdom purposes.

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." (Acts 9:17)
      Holy Spirit, this is one of the amazing verses in Scripture to me: Ananias goes to him who had come to arrest him and says, "Brother Saul". Help us recognize the brothers and sisters you give us in Christ as Ananias did.

Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized. (Acts 9:18 )
      Lord, let the scales fall from our eyes and give us clarity of sight to see the things of the kingdom.

So when he had received food, he was strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus. (Acts 9:19)
      Thank you, LORD, for the willingness of the disciples in Damascus to receive Saul into their fellowship and for strengthening him for what lay ahead.

Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 104; 1 Samuel 14:16-30; Acts 9:10-19a; Luke 23:32-43
Sunday: 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; 1 Samuel 14:36-45; Rom. 5:1-11; Matt. 22:1-14
Proper 9 Closest to July 6: 66 or 66:1-8; Isaiah 66:10-16; Galatians 6:(1-10)14-18; Luke 10:1-12,16-20

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 6 St. Paul’s, Salem – The Rev’d Gary Kriss The Rev’d Michael Webber, The Rev’d Robert Heighton, The Rev’d Christina Vance

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Nessie Oliver has asked us to pray for Angela, as she is very weak and sleeping most of the day now. Please also pray for Keith and the boys, Seth and Leon. Pray That Father God will protect this family. And that Angela will be miraculously healed in the Name of Jesus. Thx Ronnie'O

***** All Saints Cathedral Prayer table report 7/3/13 follow up from Jana Lingo
      A Follow up - I ran into Tony at the Bus Stop today - He's still sober and thanked us for the work. I told him to keep up the good work, and gave him some peer counseling on sobriety

***** Hello Friends and Family: I trust you are enjoying this Fourth of July Weekend - so hot! We are thinking of you and have our newest blog to share with you at: http://kingdomartsministry.com/2013/07/ Love and prayers to you all! Christine and Michael Hales

Albany Intercessor


Friday, July 05, 2013

 

7/5/2013, #5, 3rd Quarter 2013

Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. (Acts 9:1-2)
      Lord Jesus Christ, stop those who breathe our threats and murder against your faithful people. Stop the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her Chancellor, David Booth Beers.

As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" (Acts 9:3-4)
      Jesus, let your light from heaven shine upon those who persecute your people.

And he said, "Who are you, Lord?" Then the Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads." (Acts 9:5)
      Holy Spirit, give Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church clarity about what they are doing to your people and to Jesus.

So he, trembling and astonished, said, "Lord, what do you want me to do?" Then the Lord said to him, "Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." (Acts 9:6)
      Holy Father, help the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church ask the question Saul asked: "Lord, what do you want me to do?" Help them respond to Jesus' answer to them.

And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. (Acts 9:7-8 )
      Father, raise up men and women who will lead those in spiritual blindness by the hand.

And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. (Acts 9:9)
      Holy Spirit, bring the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church to a time of fasting and prayer and preparation as you did with Saul. Thank you.

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined. (Isaiah 9:2)
      LORD, let you light shine on those who walk in darkness!

A word received: I have prepared times and places of rest for you.

Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); 1 Samuel 13:19-14:15; Acts 9:1-9; Luke 23:26-31
Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 104; 1 Samuel 14:16-30; Acts 9:10-19a; Luke 23:32-43

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 5 St. Luke’s, Saranac Lake - The Rev’d Ann Gaillard, The Rev’d Julianna Caguiat

***** Correction to Flood Relief Announcement-Church of the Good Shepherd Address
      The address for the Church of the Good Shepherd, Canajoharie published in the Flood Relief announcement was incorrect. The correct address for the Church of the Good Shepherd is PO Box 118, Canajoharie, NY 13317-0118. We apologize for the error.

***** Prayers needed for Deacon Charlie Bailey: please pray for deacon Charlie Bailey. He injured his back a few days ago. the doctor has put him out of work for a week so far, he will have a xray tomorrow. He is in a lot of pain. Deacon Polly

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, July 04, 2013

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, July 4, 2013, 5:10 - 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

+a Lori -- She asked prayer for her daughter Julia. She also asked prayer for a woman who had come to the Schenectady City Mission with her 5 year old son who had just been sexually molested.

+Jerry (man) -- He asked prayer for his pastor, Stuart, and two other men, Carl and Keni, from Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church who are on a mission trip to Malawi.

Gary (man) -- He asked prayer for his daughter Becky, son-in-law Stephen, and granddaughter Molly Jean who are moving to the area. He also asked prayer for his son Josh who got laid off, his daughter Chris who is waiting to hear back from a job interview and for a daughter Suzy.

+a Kyle (young man) -- He spent a long time laying his burdens before the Lord and then accepted God's cleansing and forgiveness of sins. He asked prayer for his grandfather Paul who recently lost his wife of 60+ years.

+a Jasmine (young woman) -- She has just started in the women's program at Schenectady City Mission. She is pregnant and has accepted God's forgiveness of her sins. We prayed that she would grow into the woman and mother God wants her to be and for healing of relationships in her famly.

Dan (man) -- He asked prayer for his daughter Shannon who may have had a concussion and is having dizzy spells and nausea. She had a CAT Scan but no results have come back yet. He also asked prayer for his adopted daughter Julia who lost her mother at age 7 and appears to be suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Herman (man) -- [He already had a Dennis Adams cross on.] -- He asked prayer "for the world". We also prayed for Schenectady.

+a Steve (young man) -- He asked prayer "for my father's health. He has heart and lung problems."

+a Scott (man) -- He asked prayer for clarity of thought -- it feels like the weight of the whole world is pressing down on him.


 

7/4/2013, #4, 3rd Quarter 2013

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:43-48 )
      Holy Spirit, still the "strife of tongues" (Psalm 31:2)), the bittyer, angry words that corrupt our political life in this nation.

      Jesus, let there be true and lasting justice and mercy for all people who dwell in this land. Let it be said of us that there shall be one law for the native-born and for the alien who dwells among us. (Exodus 12:49)

      Father, we pray for the people of this land that they will receive your Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15 and Ephesians 1:5) and know themselves to be your sons and daughters. Thank you.

      LORD, thank you for those who laid down their lives to defend our liberty. Guide us so that we do not turn that liberty in license. Thank you.

      Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A word received: I AM peace -- turn to me.

Thursday: 131, 132, [133] * 134, 135; 1 Samuel 13:5-18; Acts 8:26-40; Luke 23:13-25
Independence Day July 4: 145 or 145:1-9; Deuteronomy 10:17-21; Hebrews 11:8-16; Matthew 5:43-48
Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); 1 Samuel 13:19-14:15; Acts 9:1-9; Luke 23:26-31

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 4 Thanksgiving for Freedom in the U.S. and for all members of the Armed Forces

*****       Praying the Apostles' Creed

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,
      Father, thank you that it all depends on your strength and might, and not ours.
Maker of heaven and earth;
      The heavens declare your glory, and the firmament shows forth your handiwork. (Psalm 19:1) The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered with grain; they shout for joy, they also sing to you. (Psalm 65:13)
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord;
      Jesus, there is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved but yours. (Acts 4:12)
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
      Holy Spirit, thank you for what you have brought forth in Jesus.
Born of the Virgin Mary;
      Father, thank you that Mary was willing to say, "Yes," to the angel Gabriel. Thank you for the risk she was willing to take for us.
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      Jesus, thank you for what you were willing to suffer for our salvation; please help us to endure what we must suffer to see the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion restored to Apostolic faith.
Was crucified, dead, and buried;
      Holy Father, please restore to the common life of your people the saving knowledge of what Jesus endured by his crucifixion, death, and burial.
He descended into hell;
      Jesus, you went to the place of the dead to preach to the dead that they might live according to God in the spirit. Come and visit all the dead branches of your church and graft them back into the vine. Thank you. (1 Peter 4:6)
The third day he rose again from the dead;
      Thank you, Jesus; for by your resurrection we have been raised to new life in your Spirit.
He ascended into heaven,
      Jesus, thank you for being taken up into heaven in the sight of your apostolic witnesses. Help us live day by day in the hope that as you were taken up into heaven, so you will come back in like manner. (Acts 1:11)
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
      As with the dying thief on the cross, we too say, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." (Luke 23:42)
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
      Jesus, thank you that there is now no condemnation for those who are in you, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
      Holy Spirit, your law of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Thank you. (Romans 8:2)
The holy Catholick Church;
      Thank you for your church, Jesus; please help it to be a true vessel of your gospel in all places and in all times.
The Communion of Saints;
      THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. Amen. (BCP 1662) Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
The Forgiveness of sins;
      Thank you, Jesus, for washing me with your precious blood and forgiving my sins. Thank you for making me clean.
The Resurrection of the body,
      LORD, please help me live day by day in the hope of the resurrection: for I know that my redeemer lives, and he shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me! (Job 19:25-27)
And the Life everlasting. Amen.
      Father, I live in the hope of living forever in your presence. Thank you for this hope that sustains me day by day. Amen.

***** All Saints Cathedral Prayer table report 7/3/13, Warm and windy, Deacon Sue Plaske, Jana Lingo
Loretta -Changed life & guidance and grace
Brother of Mark - Cancer tumor. At Sloan meeting about treatment.
Tony -out of rehab and needed strength for recovery.
Paul - Bishop Ball, David J., Travis, Dean's Mother passing, Mohawk River flooding, and Arizona fires.
FHS, Jana

***** Check out the Dock Church (Belfast, Northern Ireland) web site: http://www.the-dock.org/ Pray for opportunities (and the grace to recognize them) to reach out to your community.

***** Help the Mohawk Valley Flood Victims
      Feel Called to Help the Mohawk Valley flood victims?
      Many of our brothers and sisters in Christ were adversely affected by the recent floods in the Mohawk Valley. Here is how you can help:
      Mtr. Ginny Ogden, Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, PO Box 119, Canajoharie, NY 13317-0118 and Fr. Steve Scarcia, Rector of Emmanuel Church, PO Box 592, Little Falls, NY 13365-0592 have agreed to coordinate financial donations for those communities. To make a financial donation, make your check payable to the church you wish to donate to and write "Flood Relief" in the memo line. All money donated will be used to help flood victims directly.
      Relief efforts in Herkimer are being coordinated by the Salvation Army. Donations can be dropped off at 431 Prospect Street, Herkimer, NY. Their greatest need as of 10:00 pm Wednesday, July 3rd is for Capri Sun or Hugs, aluminum pans, sandwich baggies and vinyl gloves for prep work. Their needs change regularly, but you can check their Facebook page by clicking here. (You don't need to have a Facebook account to view this Facebook page). Or you can call (315) 866-1240 and ask for Captain Budd to find out what items are needed or learn how to volunteer. This location will be staffed on July 4th.
      In-kind relief efforts in Canajoharie are being coordinated by various churches and other organizations in the village, as follows:
      Volunteers are being coordinated by the Reformed Church, 165 Canal Street, Fort Plain. The church's phone number is (518 ) 993-4302. Pastor Nancy Ryan's phone number is (518 ) 466-3340. Volunteers should report to the church ready to work and will be sent out in teams to complete various cleanup tasks.
      Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Fulmont Community Action Agency, 200 Canal Street, Fort Plain. For more information, contact Aimee at (518 ) 993-3230 or Kate at (518 ) 853-8351.
      Cleaning supplies (buckets, mops, garbage bags, etc.) may be dropped off at the Methodist Church, 39 Center Street, Fort Plain. The church's phone number is (518 ) 993-3863
      Clothing and personal items (personal hygiene items, diapers, etc.) may be dropped of at Valley Alliance Church, 85 E Main St, Palatine Bridge. The church's phone number is 993-3458.
      And, of course, please lift up in your prayers these communities, all who live in them, and all those helping the clean-up and relief efforts in any way.

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, July 03, 2013

 

7/3/2013, #3, 3rd Quarter 2013

Then Samuel said to the people, "It is the LORD who raised up Moses and Aaron, and who brought your fathers up from the land of Egypt. Now therefore, stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD concerning all the righteous acts of the LORD which he did to you and your fathers: (1 Samuel 12:6-7)
      LORD, raise up among us prophets and witnesses who will reason with us and remind us of all your righteous deeds. Thank you.

Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; 1 Samuel 12:1-6,16-25; Acts 8:14-25; Luke 23:1-12
Thursday: 131, 132, [133] * 134, 135; 1 Samuel 13:5-18; Acts 8:26-40; Luke 23:13-25
Independence Day July 4: 145 or 145:1-9; Deuteronomy 10:17-21; Hebrews 11:8-16; Matthew 5:43-48

      Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A word received: Pray for all my wandering children. Pray they will return to me.

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 3 Bishop William Love

***** Diocesan Update July 2, 2013, A compendium of miscellany regarding things going on in the Diocese of Albany

Prayers for the Mohawk Valley
      Many of our brothers and sisters in Christ have been adversely affected by flooding along the Mohawk River and other waterways. Please keep the residents of the Mohawk Valley in your prayers as they struggle with the aftermath of flooding.

Healing Service at Christ the King
      Father Marty Fisher will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, July 9th. Fr. Marty was born in Fort Edward, NY, one of ten brothers. In 1977, while working as a tax collector, he was invited to a healing service which changed the direction of his life. He entered seminary in 1980 and was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest on May 31, 1986. He has been actively involved in the Charismatic Renewal since being ordained. He has served as Bishop Hubbard's Priest Secretary, and is currently Pastor of Notre Dame/Visitation Church in Schuylerville as well as St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich. 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.

Summer Madness!
      The youth of our diocese have crossed the pond to particpate in Summer Madness in our sister diocese of Down and Dromore in Northern Ireland. Their much-delayed flight arrived safely in Belfast, though the delay meant that they could not do the touring they had originally planned for the beginning of the trip. They are very much enjoying Summer Madness, however, participaing as a group in morning and evening worship and attending as many courses in the afternoon as their jet lag will allow. The worship has been Spirit-led and the youth are bonding and truly ministering to one another. Each one of the kids has received prayer and special ministry during one of the services. Please pray that each member of the group will be able to catch up on his/her sleep, so that they can fully enjoy the various ministry and educational opportunities available to them.

Greek for the Busy (St. Mary's Institute of Christian Studies) - Tentative Dates Set
      Have you wanted to study the Gospel in the original language, but didn't think you had time to learn Greek? This is the class for you! The idea of this class is to cover the key points of New Testament Greek in a very short-term, streamlined way, offering basic tools and some available resources with a minimum of study time. This class is meant to stand alone, but of course it could be a start for more extended study, or could be used as a refresher course. The only prerequisite is interest. Classes are tentatively set for alternating Saturdays as follows: September 14 and 28; October 12 and 26; November 9 and 23. Some distance learning can be arranged, and there's still room for new class members. There is a $60 fee for materials, but no additional books are needed and scholarship aid is available, just ask! For more information or to express your interest in being a part of this class, click here to contact Sister Mary Jean.

Reconciliation in South Sudan
      The Primate of the Episcopal Church of Sudan, The Most Revd Daniel Deng Bul, has called for unity and reconciliation after the violence and hatred of war. Archbishop Deng is the chairperson of the national reconciliation committee in South Sudan and has been tasked to facilitate healing and reconciliation among the residents of the country after the horrors of war. The Diocese of Albany, the Diocese of Down and Dromore (Northern Ireland), and the Diocese of Maridi in South Sudan are in a three-way partnership. Please pray for the effectiveness of the reconciliation process, that hearts and minds will be healed. Read the entire article here.

***** Prayer table report ,Cold Brook dr. south Colton, NY, Sat. June 29, 2013, 10am to 11am low 60's raining, Jo Ferris

Jim, Judy,Samatha --- bicycling in the rain. "Sam"--pray that the rain stop. Jim--pray us and some --"sense", we need it ----we are cycling in the rain.

Trooper as he passed me on Cold Brook --prayed for him and whatever the call was on Cold Brook

A lady that slowed to look at the table and why I was there--smiled and waved.

Another lady on the other side of the street in her car--looked and smiled.Prayed a blessing for her.

***** Prayer Table Report 7/2 State Street, Schenectady 12:15 - 1:25PM, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and his guitar
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

Lots of young children today! 14!

Couple walking by, woman wearing an Adams cross - did not want prayer - but then she shouted over her shoulder - "Thank you for the prayer! We got an apartment!"

+++ Dale - praised God that she has been clean of addiction for 3 years, we prayed for continued strength, Ruth (her mom) on dialysis, and prayer for Nicole (her pregnant daughter)

+ Lisa - has lost her job, still struggling with alcohol.

Lisa brought with her a number of kids under 12. We prayed for the group, 3 asked for individual prayers.
+++ Jaeda - young (8?) for her grandmother
+ Fatiman - for her family
+Gabrelle - for dead people

+++ Maxzile (also with 4 young children all under 7) - patience and energy for herself as she runs a day care in her home
+ Quasade
+ Qualoe

+Alicia - for herself (spoke very little English)

++ Louise - outpouring of His blessing for herself. Then she led us in a wonderful prayer for her friend Shelia who is in financial and spiritual need.

++++ Christopher - his children, their health, and for him to be a good father

+ Alex - blessed him, prayed for safety

+ Kayla - blessed her

+ D'Angelo - for his band (Endless Symphony) to do well

+ Michael - a blessing

+++++ Lolita (with her husband and their 4 children) - blessed the entire family and their home

++ Elizabeth and her young daughter Carmen - blessing and guidance on priorities7/2 State Street, Schenectady 12:15 - 1:25PM, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and his guitar

Lots of young children today! 14!

Couple walking by, woman wearing an Adams cross - did not want prayer - but then she shouted over her shoulder - "Thank you for the prayer! We got an apartment!"

+++ Dale - praised God that she has been clean of addiction for 3 years, we prayed for continued strength, Ruth (her mom) on dialysis, and prayer for Nicole (her pregnant daughter)

+ Lisa - has lost her job, still struggling with alcohol.

Lisa brought with her a number of kids under 12. We prayed for the group, 3 asked for individual prayers.
+++ Jaeda - young (8?) for her grandmother
+ Fatiman - for her family
+Gabrelle - for dead people

+++ Maxzile (also with 4 young children all under 7) - patience and energy for herself as she runs a day care in her home
+ Quasade
+ Qualoe

+Alicia - for herself (spoke very little English)

++ Louise - outpouring of His blessing for herself. Then she led us in a wonderful prayer for her friend Shelia who is in financial and spiritual need.

++++ Christopher - his children, their health, and for him to be a good father

+ Alex - blessed him, prayed for safety

+ Kayla - blessed her

+ D'Angelo - for his band (Endless Symphony) to do well

+ Michael - a blessing

+++++ Lolita (with her husband and their 4 children) - blessed the entire family and their home

++ Elizabeth and her young daughter Carmen - blessing and guidance on priorities

Albany Intercessor


Monday, July 01, 2013

 

7/1/2013, #1, 3rd Quarter 2013

Having arrested him, they led him and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed at a distance. (Luke 22:54)
      Lord Jesus, we pray for all those who follow you at a distance -- that they will draw close to you in enduring fellowship.

Now when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. (Luke 22:55)
      Father, I pray for all those who choose to sit with the on-lookers rather than taking a risk for Christ Jesus -- give them strength and courage to be with Jesus.

And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and said, "This man was also with him." But he denied him, saying, "Woman, I do not know him." (Luke 22:56-57)
      Holy Spirit, move in the hearts of all those who deny Jesus -- bring them back to him as you did with Peter.

And after a little while another saw him and said, "You also are of them." But Peter said, "Man, I am not!" (Luke 22:58 )
      Holy Spirit, the harvest fields are white with grain -- give your people a heart and a will to go out into the fields and acknowledge Jesus.

Then after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, "Surely this fellow also was with him, for he is a Galilean." But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are saying!" Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. (Luke 22:59-60)
      Father, bring to repentance all those leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church who deny Jesus by their words and deeds.

And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." So Peter went out and wept bitterly. (Luke 22:61-62)
      Jesus, as you did with Peter, bring all your wandering people back to you. Thank you.

A word received: Come to me for strength.

Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; 1 Samuel 10:17-27; Acts 7:44-8:1a; Luke 22:52-62
Tuesday: [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127]; 1 Samuel 11:1-15; Acts 8:1-13; Luke 22:63-71

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 1 For every parish in the Diocese of Albany to increase its number of disciples The Rev’d K. Julian Schellkopf

***** Bp Mouneer: Pray against violence in Egypt's protests
Posted on: June 28, 2013 4:55 PM
      Bp Mouneer: Egypt is on the edge of a "drastic" situation
From the office of The Most Revd Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis
      My dear brothers and sisters,
      Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
      The situation in Egypt is very serious. I do not know where this situation will take us. I feel that Egypt is at the verge of violent demonstrations, another revolution, or civil war. We do not know what is going to happen, but we know that we are at the edge of something drastic.
      One year ago Dr Mohammed Mursi became the President of Egypt, following months of turbulence in the socio-economic and political situation in Egypt. Many had hoped that Egypt would move forward for the better however things became worse and are now very difficult. Egyptians became divided between Islamists and non-Islamists. A constitution that was written and approved in haste was one of the main reasons for these divisions. Other reasons were the exclusion of moderates and non-Islamists from participation in the political life, and the appointment of Islamists as ministers in the Cabinet and other prominent posts. These divisions led to instability, a lack of security, and many demonstrations which in turn badly affected the economy and tourism. People started to complain about the rise of food prices, the frequent power cuts, the sectarian clashes, and lately the lack of fuel.
      Two weeks ago there were demonstrations in several governorates in objection to the appointment of new governors who are known Islamists. A new movement called, "tamarrod" or "Rebellion" was formed last April and they called for massive demonstrations against the President and the government on the 30th of June. They claim to have gathered the signatures of 15 million supporters. One week ago the Islamists made big demonstrations in support of the President. They warned the supporters of "tamarrod" against demonstrating on the 30th of June. “Anyone who will sprinkle water at the President will be sprinkled with blood,” said one of the supporters of the President. This means that there will be bloodshed if people try to force the President to step down.
      Some Islamists also threatened the Christians if they participated in the demonstrations. Others produced a fatwa saying that those who would demonstrate are "kafiroon" or "godless" and deserve to be fought against. The Grand Imam of Al Azhar stated that, anyone can demonstrate to express his or her views and this has nothing to do with faith" His Holiness, Pope Tawadros II, of the Coptic Orthodox Church said, "everyone is free to express his or her views."
      Yesterday, in an attempt to calm thesituation, the President delivered a 2.5 hour speech. Unfortunately, the speech stirred the people even more. Demonstrations started yesterday at Tahrir Square and in the Province of Mansoura where dozens were injured and two people were killed. Now the military tanks have started to move in to protect the important sites.
      What is going to happen on the 30th of June? We do not know! All what we know is that when emotions run high, anything can happen. However, we trust that God is in control and we are in His hands. Two days ago during his visit to Egypt, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, encouraged us by using St Paul's words, while in the middle of a storm, "But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost" (Acts 27:22a). I am writing this to request your prayers for Egypt and for the people of Egypt.May the Lord bless you!
      + Mouneer Egypt
The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis
Bishop of the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egyptwith North Africa and the Horn of AfricaPresident Bishop of the Episcopal / AnglicanProvince of Jerusalem and the Middle East

***** How easy it is
for me to live with you, Lord.
How easy it is to believe in you
when my mind reels from not understanding,
or when my mind weakens--
when the most intelligent people cannot think
beyond the evening and do not know
what must be done tomorrow.
You convey to me the
lucid assurance that you exist,
that you will see to it that not all paths
toward good will be closed.
At the peak of earthly renown
I look back with amazement at
that road which by no stretch of the imagination
I could have devised--
A remarkable road through despair
which has led me here
where I too have been able
to send mankind
reflections of your rays--
As for what I
won't have time or ability for--
This means that you have
reserved it for others.
      Prayer
      Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Albany Intercessor


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