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Saturday, August 31, 2013

 

8/31/2013, #51, 3rd Quarter 2013

May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you; (Psalm 20:1)
      Jesus, we look to you to defend us.

May he send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion; (Psalm 20:2)
      Holy Spirit, you are our helper.

May he remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. (Psalm 20:3)
      Father, we offer our lives to you and all that we possess.

May He grant you according to your heart's desire, And fulfill all your purpose. (Psalm 20:4)
      Jesus, we pray that our heart's desires will line up with your kingdom purposes.

We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions. (Psalm 20:5)
      Father, we rejoice in all that you are doing for us through your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

A word received: I AM in charge. Keep looking to me for direction.

Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; 1 Kings 7:51-8:21; Acts 28:17-31; Mark 14:43-52
Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; 1 Kings 8:22-30(31-40); 1 Tim. 4:7b-16; John 8:47-59
Proper 17 Closest to August 31: 112; Ecclesiasticus 10:(7-11)12-18; Hebrews 13:1-8; Luke 14:1,7-14

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Book Recommendation from a friend [which I concur with, Torre] I just finished an AWESOME book on the persecuted church and the power of prayer. It's a novel called Safely Home, by Randy Alcorn. I very very highly recommend it!!!

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, August 31, 2013, 9:15 - 10:35 a.m. Louise Popa and Torre Bissell on State St. and David Haig 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.

A car stopped in the street in front of us and the people waved to us and said, "See you tomorrow."

+Letitia (young woman) -- "provision and protection"

+Ellis and Patricia -- Ellis stopped and asked for a cross.

+a Stephen (young man) -- He gave his life to Jesus when he was baptized in prison. He asked prayer for a job and for his father's health. We have prayed for Stephen at the Schenectady City Mission several times.

+a Luis (bottle guy) -- We prayed for provision for him.

Dave -- He asked prayer for his daughter Shelly (17) who has Graves disease. We prayed for correct diagnosis, treatment, and healing.

+ Keith (bottle guy) -- He asked prayer that he would find enough bottles to make his rent payment.

+a Tamara (woman) -- She "returned to give God thanks". She asked prayer for an elderly man she is caring for: Michael (73) who has had a brain injury and for his daughter Cheryl.

+a Emmanuel (regular, man) -- He was rejoicing because he got a job which starts this coming Tuesday. We prayed he would be a success at it.

Steve (regular) -- Still trying to get insurance to start his business.

Richi (a long-time regular) -- He asked prayer for his wife Felicia who works in an animal shelter and is trying to save the lives of two kittens that were abandoned by their mother in the park. He also asked prayer for his brothers Vee and Ravi (Ravi's wife just had a baby)

+199 Kathy (woman) -- She is having issues with heart problems. Prayers for restoration of relationship with ex-husband.

a Paula (regular) -- Her mom Patsy passed away this summer.

+a Jamal -- He received the Lord two weeks ago when we prayed with him. He said that yesterday a man held a gun on him and he was not afraid because he knew that if he died he would go to heaven. Jamal was overflowing with joy.

+a199 Rose (woman who parked across the street and came across the street for prayer) -- Her mom, Helen had a mild stroke. We prayed for Helen's healing and for Rose's daughter and grandchildren. When she crossed back over the street she showed the man who had driven her the book "199 Promises of God" we had given her.

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

+a199 Elaine (woman) -- She asked prayer for good physical health and more of Jesus in her life. She come to NA meetings at Christ Church.

a199 John (Paul's husband, see above) -- We prayed for healing of his shoulder, neck and knees, healing throughout his body.

a Tobias -- We continue to pray for steadiness in the Lord for Tobias. He wants to be baptized with water. We prayed that he would also be baptized with the Holy Spirit. He asked prayer and healing for the following people: Pastor Randal, Pastor Sanders, Pastor of Covenant Community, Dianna, Lisa, Ragena, Theresa.

+a199 Chris (man) -- He asked prayer for his mom who recently passed away and for his hangover.

+a199 Jerry (man) -- He is looking for a place to live for him and his family, provision.

+199 Felicia (woman, see Richi above) -- for the kittens who are in need that she is try to save.

Albany St.

+++++++ Richard (for God's blessing), Desire (for living needs), Said, and Latisha

+LaVaya and Tenera -- For a good day, blessing, and protection.

Andrew and Andrew Jr. -- "Hit and Run" prayer for God's blessing.

Manny and Sal -- "Hit and Run" prayer for God's blessing.

++++James, Jason, Casandra, DeQuann, Tamika -- for the family, for there to be loving.

++Casar and husband -- She asked prayer for her husband's heart.

***** Mudge Scripture Prayer by 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 forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)
      We thank You Lord that You make known the path of life to Father Shaw and Mother Julie and all who love and serve You. Thank You for the fullness of joy and the peace and the pleasures that result when doing your will.
      Lord, be with Father Shaw and Mother Julie and all their students as they start the new semester tomorrow (Saturday August 31). May this be a wonderful year of growth in the program and spiritual growth for all the participants. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, August 30, 2013

 

8/30/2013, #50, 3rd Quarter 2013

He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Take this cup away from me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what you will." (Mark 14:35-36)
      Jesus, help us surrender our wills to the Father's will as you did.

      Holy Spirit, give strength to endure when the times are hard.

      Father, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth and in our hearts as it is in heaven. Thank you.

Uphold my steps in your paths, that my footsteps may not slip. (Psalm 17:5)
      A word received: Look to me to steady your feet.

Friday: 16, 17 * 22; 1 Kings 5:1-6:1,7; Acts 28:1-16; Mark 14:27-42
Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; 1 Kings 7:51-8:21; Acts 28:17-31; Mark 14:43-52

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, August 29, 2013, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

Dan -- We gave thanks that he had connected with his daughter. We prayed for a young man Kyle.

+Tony -- He was having lots of spiritual warfare issues.

Bob -- That he would soon get a steady job.

Ted (volunteer) -- He again asked prayer for his daughter Camille who has lyme disease and is having difficulty getting treatment.

+a Erica (woman) -- She is homelss, going from house to house. She needs a job, also prayer for her daughter Alia.

+a Jamal (young man) -- "protection and provision"

Stephen (man) -- He talked incessantly but did no listening and wouldn't receive prayer.

*****       Loving the Lord by John Henry Jowett, 1863-1923
            Luke 10:21-28
      The secret of life is to love the Lord our God, and our neighbours as ourselves. But how are we to love the Lord? We cannot manufacture love. We cannot love to order. We cannot by an act of the will command its appearing. No, not in these ways is love created. Love is not a work, it is a fruit. It grows in suitable soils, and it is our part to prepare the soils. When the conditions are congenial, love appears, just as the crocus and the snowdrop appear in the congenial air of the spring.
      What, then, can we do? We can seek the Lord's society. We can think about Him. We can fill our imaginations with the grace of His life and service. We can be much with Him, talking to Him in prayer, singing to Him in praise, telling Him our yearnings and confessing to Him our defeats. And love will be quietly born. For this is how love is born between heart and heart. Two people are "much together," and love is born! And when we are much with the Lord, we are with One who already loves us with an everlasting love. We are with One who yearns for our love and who seeks in every way to win it. "We love Him because He first loved us." And when we truly love God, every other kind of holy love will follow. Given the fountain, the rivers are sure.

*****       We are gearing up for another year at the Kingdom School and wondered if you could spread the word in case there are any other people interested in doing the school and also to keep it all in your prayers.
      The Kingdom School: the Global School of Supernatural Ministry Satellite School will be located at Our Savior's Lutheran Church: Application deadline extended to September 5th.
      Please let anyone you know who might be interested in the school know about the changes. We have some scholarship assistance as well as an installment payment plan for folks in need.
      Michael Hales 518 672 0014

***** Donna Rohrmiller in Ghana August 29, 2013
Dear Family and Friends,
      I am soon to return to Ghana. Though always happy to be here and among you, I have to say my heart is starting to head back to Ghana. I leave the Albany area on 9/5, and leave for Ghana on 9/8. I thank you for all the generosity and hospitality shown to me during my stay here. I love sharing what the Lord is doing and appreciate your interest in it.
      Although many have been generous, I am heading back with some needs still unmet. I received enough to cover the scholarships, but the cost of the special projects has not been met. I ask you to consider if you could contribute to any of these. Please also consider if your group or church might want to take one of these projects on to raise funds and send them at another time.
For the IAM Bible Schools - We want to undertake a number of things to enhance our schools and student outreach.
* T-shirts – Collar t-shirts will give our students a sense of identity, esp. while on outreaches, and will also advertise the schools. We need money to get t-shirts printed. Cost = $330 to print 50 shirts
For evangelism
* Portable PA System for use on student outreaches and mission trips. Cost = $800.
* LCD Projector for showing Christian movies on Outreahes and mission trips. Cost = $440
* Laptop to use with projector – Looking for donation of a newer used laptop or $400.
* Photocopier – Having our own machine would save money for copying our training manuals.
* Used photocopy machine = $1100.
For the Elderly
* One woman’s house is almost fully rebuilt. She needs the floor put in before she can move in. We will look at painting it in the future. Cost of cement floor = $220.
* An elderly blind man in Atronie still needs his room repaired. Every time it rains, he leaves his room because it rains in on him. Cost of room repair = $610
IAM Personnel – I would like to give special help those who help IAM on a regular basis.
* Pastor Joe’s home has areas where the termites are eating through the wood. He supports a sister and brother as they attend school, as well as his wife, so has not been able to undertake this project. Cost of wood and labor = $500
* Pastor Ransford, his wife, and two young sons (they JUST had a new baby!) live in one room. His village church cannot support them. We considered helping them rent a bigger place, but little is available in his village. We also felt it would be cost-effective in the long run to build them a simple two-room mud brick, cement-plastered house. They are providing the labor and building on their church’s land. Cost = $1350
Other Donations – Some new or good used items that people in Ghana would appreciate are:
* Watches
* Flash drives
* Digital cameras
* Cell phones – not older than about 3 years old.
* < Laptops – used laptops not older than 5 years, willing to make minor repairs if necessary.
      I thank you all for considering this request! May the Lord bless you and shine His face unpon you as you care for the less fortunate!
In His service, Donna (soon to be) in Ghana (again!)

***** Today with a gods help I will listen to The Lord.
May your heart be "strangely warmed" as you read this. May you receive this as a prayer as The Lord pours his peace into you. May you know this day the pure love of The Lord as He heals and restores you. He will never leave you or forsake you. He is with you always. Push out the worry, fear and pain. Give it all to The Lord! Make room for that "knowing." Listen pal, He loves you, stop fretting, and allow The Lord to fill your heart with His divine presence. Take a moment to know you are being prayed for and fill your heart with that amazing gift. Breath in the very presence of The Lord...
God bless you dear soul.
~Nigel Mumford+

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, August 29, 2013

 

8/29/2013, #49, 3rd Quarter 2013

And he sent out two of His disciples and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him. Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says, "Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with my disciples?" ' Then he will show you a large upper room, furnished and prepared; there make ready for us." (Mark 14:13-15)
      Lord Jesus, bless all the house churches and grant that every home in this diocese will be a place where your people can meet together for fellowship and prayer.

A word received: I speak to you -- listen.

Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; 1 Kings 3:16-28; Acts 27:27-44; Mark 14:12-26
Friday: 16, 17 * 22; 1 Kings 5:1-6:1,7; Acts 28:1-16; Mark 14:27-42

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Warrior Welcome Home Retreat in Australia
From: Rob Sutherland
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2013 10:49 PM
      We are looking to run our next Warrior Welcome Home Retreat in Sydney from 9 - 12 September in Sydney. Prayers from your wonderful network would be greatly appreciated. Please pray that those who God wants to heal through this ministry will come and pray for the team that God will give us wisdom and strength and guidance as we prepare.
Blessings, Rob
Chaplain Rob Sutherland, 0406 767 757, revrob@ozemail.com.au

***** All Saints Cathedral Prayer Table report 8/29/13, Hot & sunny, Dcn Sue Plaske, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo, Hilda Hardy

Frank- For continual blessings & for funds in need.

Mike - for his son who was in accident

Natasha - Thank God for a lovely day, getting up, and for us.

Several people politely declined prayer, but we prayed for them anyway. One Lady said "Always, but not right now!"

Valerie - for friend Maggie who had surgery in Africa, but hasn't been in touch since June

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Please remember to Pray for the Bishop, Harold Miller as he opens up the word of God at the Bishop's Bible week; And try and get along. Thx RonnieO

27 Aug 2013 — 30 Aug 2013
The annual Bishop’s Bible Week will take place from 27–30 August 2013 and Bishop Harold will once again be the speaker.
Please note the change of start time and venue! Scroll down for car parking map.
Theme: We’re on a Mission: 4 Bible teachings in the Book of Acts
Venue: Shankill Parish Church, Lurgan
Time: each evening at 7.45 pm
Tuesday 27th August
The Preparation of Prayer

Wednesday 28 August
The Pouring Out of The Spirit at Pentecost
Thursday 29 August
The Preaching of Penitence
Friday 30 August
The Practical Practice
Each night the readings will be read from Tom Wright’s ‘For Everyone’ translation of the New Testament.

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, Aug. 26, 20-13, 10-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today. Very warm and cloudy after morning rain.)

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

t -- RAFAEL -- Asked prayer for his family's safety and good health.

a -- ETHEL -- Prayed again for healing for her left wrist, which was broken during the winter when she fell while delivering food to friends. It has never really healed.

WOMAN IN BLUE VAN -- We prayed for her quickly as she slowed by in her car waiting for the light.

LAWNCARE GUY -- He stopped to spray our church lawn for insects. We prayed for his safety.

MAILMAN -- We prayed for him for thanksgiving after he was almost hit by an oncoming car.

t--BRIAN -- Young man who just moved up here from New York City. He was pleased that we wanted to pray for his safety, good health and preservation.

GAVIN -- This pleasant young man on a bike rode past and flashed the wooden cross we gave him at a recent prayer table.

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

 

8/28/2013, #48, 3rd Quarter 2013

And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on his head. But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said, "Why was this fragrant oil wasted? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor." And they criticized her sharply. But Jesus said, "Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for me. For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but me you do not have always. She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint my body for burial. Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her." (Mark 14:3-9)
      Holy Spirit, help us daily follow the example of this woman and do whatever is in our power to serve Jesus as she did. Thank you for her love for Jesus. Help us repent of criticizing the ministry you have given others. Help each of us do our part.

"There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores." Luke 16:19-21
      Jesus, you have told us that we will always have the poor among us. Help us recognize them and give them aid and comfort. Help us repent of hardness of heart such as the rich man had.

Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; 1 Kings 3:1-15; Acts 27:9-26; Mark 14:1-11
Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; 1 Kings 3:16-28; Acts 27:27-44; Mark 14:12-26

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Sent: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 7:24 am
Subject: Mudge Mission Prayer Mail for 27 August
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail.
This week's selective overview:
      1) Our next semester begins this coming Saturday, August 31st. We have a great group of students lined up in Belize. Resource support for the faculty efforts in Tanzania continues. There is excitement.
      2) This week, I have been working on administrative matters with with respect to Belize and Tanzania, in terms of ongoing projects that develop the program in each country, my upcoming trip to Belize, and organizing the efforts of the other faculty who are working with me.
      Our program is somewhat like putting the international space station together: an international effort, put together module by module, trip by trip, with the cooperation of international ongoing staff, but with a difference: eternal results. It is a great project, and very rewarding. The students and dioceses thank you for your participation (so do I). It is very important.
      3) Preparations are underway for parish visits over the upcoming months.
Prayer requests:
      1) Pray for the students and faculty over the course of this coming semester, and their families.
      2) Pray for all the items above, that I mentioned, concerning this past week. Please turn the statements into prayer requests.
      3) Pray for my contribution to the upcoming Trinity School of Ministry devotional; deadline is approaching. I would like the Holy Spirit to minister through my words.
      4) Pray for our elderly relatives, and for all that is on our plate as a family.
      5) Continue to pray for the October Cursillo weekend in Belize.
      6) Lydia's birthday is this week. It is a significant milestone.
In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 11:39 AM
Subject: Prayer Request
      Could I Please ask you all to pray for the marriage of Christian friends which looks like they are about to break up. Pray for all involved as this is an attack of the enemy of their souls.
      Marriage is the first institution set by God and family the second. satan has been interfering in marriage ever since Adam and Eve, he knows that if he can destroy these two great institutions of God's the third the church will fall.
      I never judge a couple whose marriage is in trouble, I just get so angry with satan, so lets take a minute or two each day to pray for our own and the marriages of those we know and love.
Thank you Ronnie O'Neill

***** Prayer Table Report, Cold Brook Dr. South Colton, NY, Fri. Aug.23,2013, 10 am to 11:30am Overcast, 60's, Jo Ferris

a dog---my first recipient was a dog, unfamiliar to me. He came over to the table and rested his nose on my knee. He acted lost. I prayed he would find his owners.

a man smoking a pipe as he drove---I prayed for his addition

Arlene--she needed to keep walking --soo --asked for prayers of thanksgiving.

a man talking on the cell phone as he drove

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

 

8/27/2013, #47, 3rd Quarter 2013

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I will pray. My voice you shall hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning I will direct it to you, and I will look up. (Psalm 5:1-3)
      Holy Spirit, help me rise up each morning to hear your word.

For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, nor shall evil dwell with you. The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; you hate all workers of iniquity. You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. (Psalm 5:4-6)
      Father, there is much wickedness in our land. Have mercy on us and turn this nation back to you.

But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy; in fear of you I will worship toward your holy temple. Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before my face. (Psalm 5:7-8 )
      Jesus, I trust you to lead me on your path of righteousness. Help me each day to follow where you lead. Thank you.

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is destruction; their throat is an open tomb; they flatter with their tongue. Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against you. (Psalm 5:9-10)
      LORD, deal with those who bear false witness about your word and love and judgments. Thank you.

A word received: A loving father disciplines his children. I love you and I guide and correct you.

Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; 1 Kings 1:38-2:4; Acts 26:24-27:8; Mark 13:28-37
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; 1 Kings 3:1-15; Acts 27:9-26; Mark 14:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 27 The Rev’d Mary “Vicky” Hunter

***** State Street Prayer Table Report, Monday 8/27 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Carol MacNaughton, Terry Volpe, Mary Pasko, Mark Pasko and guitar
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

Lot of young children and teenagers!

We had a bag full of slips of paper with scripture on it.. People could pull a scripture. (Terry and Carol have done this elsewhere with great successes. One church does this on New Year's Day for individuals to have a personal Bible verse for that year).
+Ethan - (elementary school) prayers to do well in school

Ania - (young girl) - blessing

Pursand - ( middle aged man) Help with his job (been to the table several times recently), God sovereignly lifted off his burden; pulled the scripture Psalm 138:8.

Talisa (elementary school girl) do well in school, call on the Lord, be a little evangelist

+Aireonna (girl) - do well in the 8th grade

+ Manson (boy) do well in 5th grade

+Elijah - (boy in 5th grade) prayers for his life, to be the man God created him to be

Sabita! - (woman) (a regular we have not seen for a while) More Jesus! More Jesus in her life; a blessing over her work at a nursing home

++++Audrey - (woman) (the driver in a car that pulled over for prayer) - prayer to stay clean; keep her life together, blessing as she goes back to scholl 9/16, and concern for her children (who the crosses are for)

Terry ran over to the car and prayer for the people who had not gotten out:
Roz - financial breakthrough and peace
Tia - open doors for school and work
Sheila - prayers for others and that her intercession will grown

+++++ Leslie - (woman) so much going on, family, recent loss in the family (crosses for her family)

+Valine - (woman)- everything, good health, relief from stress

+Amira - (young girl) - her name means princess, we prayed for her life as a daughter on the One True King

Tajay (woman) and her child Tajelle - prayers for safety, that Tajay be the best mom she can be

+++++++ Jerry (man) - he has 6 kids, needs housing, he was on his way to a job interview
(Came back later to celebrate that he got the job!!!!)

Lisa (woman) - to do the work to get back on track

+Chantel (young woman) - guidance, stay on the path
Davil - her 1 year old son - blessing on the family

+++ Al - (man) - prayers for his 89 year old mom coming home from physical rehab, prayers for Linda his sister, and all his family in this stressful time of caregiving

++Zyaire (10th grade boy) prayers for his mom Nicole who is in nursing school. He pulled Phillipians 4:19

++++ Janice - crosses to give out to others

Chris - (young man walking down the street playing his guitar) Healing and to spend time with God

Will - (man) guidance for him, to be a wonderful Christian example to his two young sons with him Braylon and William Jr.

+Carol - prayers for getting to NYC on Tuesday for personal business; more of Jesus moving in her heart

Albany Intercessor


Monday, August 26, 2013

 

8/26/2013, #46, 3rd Quarter 2013

'And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers.' (Acts 26:6)
      Holy Spirit, raise up many more men and women and youths, who like Paul, are willing to be judged for their hope in Jesus and the resurrection from the dead.

      Jesus, as you did with Paul, stop all those who persecute your church (Acts 26:12-18 ).

'to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.' (Acts 26:18 )
      Father, open our eyes so that we all may turn from darkness to the light of Jesus and receive forgiveness of our sins and the inheritance of those who are sanctified by faith in Jesus. Thank you.

A word received: I Am your refuge.

Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; 1 Kings 1:5-31; Acts 26:1-23; Mark 13:14-27
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; 1 Kings 1:38-2:4; Acts 26:24-27:8; Mark 13:28-37

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 26 St. Timothy’s Church, Westford - The Rev’d Roy Vandermark

***** Christ Church Schenectady Neighborhood Meal Prayer Table, Sunday, August 25, 2013. Debbie Battiste.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

+Steve: Provision and blessings in his life and relationship.

+Debbie: Pray to feel good.

+Kathleen: Pray for her heart and lungs.

+Robert: Pain in his hand.

+++Mary, and her children, Christina and Sean: Pray for her husband in prison.

Man who called himself Ghost: Asked for blessings.

***** Here is the weekly mission prayer for the Mudges.
Sent: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 12:46 pm
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground! (Ps 143:10)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
      Lord, we ask for your good Spirit to lead Father Shaw and Mother Julie Mudge wherever they are and whatever they are doing for You. May the ground always seem to be level as You help them past any obstacles in their mission journey. Especially be with them as the new school year begins. Bring them an abundance of students and bless them with the perseverance that they need to succeed. May the Mudges and their students always trust in You with all their hearts and acknowledge You as they continue to do your will. Amen.

***** From: Shaw Mudge
Sent: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 10:07 pm
Subject: Mudge Mission Prayer Mail for 21 August
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail.
This week's selective overview:
      1) Our next course begins in less than 2 weeks, August 31st.
      2) We had a great time meeting and catching up with various SAMS and other missionaries in Maine and Connecticut, this week.
      3) Preparations are underway for the next trip to Belize in late October.
      4) Our transition to Hartford went well. Our internet mission base camp has been set up in our new digs. Apart from the time I will be outside the US, I plan to be making trips to parishes in the Diocese of Albany, over the coming months. There may be additional opportunities in Connecticut, as well.
Prayer requests:
      1) For my part in the upcoming Trinity School of Ministry devotional; deadline is in mid-September.
      2) Pray for the online program's participants and contributors.
      3) Pray for our elderly relatives.
      4) Continue to pray for upcoming parish visits.
      5) Continue to pray for the online program course development, the upcoming trips, including the Cursillo weekend in Belize.
In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, August 25, 2013

 

8/25/2013, #45, 3rd Quarter 2013

And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. Then one said to him, "Lord, are there few who are saved?" And he said to them, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open for us,' and he will answer and say to you, 'I do not know you, where you are from,' then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.' But he will say, 'I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.' There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out. They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God. And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last." (Luke 13:22-30)
      Lord Jesus, give us a heart for the lost. Help those who offer a "soft and easy gospel" recognize the great danger they are in and the danger they pose to others. The gate IS narrow and we must be willing to leave much behind to enter it. Jesus, I can imagine no more frightening words of yours than, "I do not know you."

      Holy Spirit, bring the leaders and teachers of the churches to repentance where they have corrupted the gospel message.

      Holy Father, give many in the church a heart to go out into the harvest fields -- they are all around us.

      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) Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." (Isaiah 6:8 ) Lord, I pray that you will send more laborers out into the harvest fields. Here am I, send me.

A word received: I Am the way, follow me.

A word received: You are in my hands -- rest yourself there.

Sunday: 146, 147; 111, 112, 113; 2 Samuel 24:1-2,10-25; Gal. 3:23-4:7; John 8:12-20
Proper 16 Closest to August 24: 46; Isaiah 28:14-22; Hebrews 12:18-19,22-29; Luke 13:22-30
Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; 1 Kings 1:5-31; Acts 26:1-23; Mark 13:14-27

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 24 All Saints, Hoosick – The Rev’d Gary Strubel
August 25 St. Paul’s Church, West Middleburgh The Rev’d Peter Pierson

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, August 24, 2013, 9:15 - 10:40 a.m. Louise Popa, David Haig, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton, Terry Volpe, Titi, and Mary 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
Bible

State St.

Mary (woman) -- Her hand was in a cast -- we prayed that she would be able "to cast all her cares on Him who cares for her."

+Darrin (man) "For my baby that is about to be born."

++Raymond (man from last week) -- Things are settling down. He still needs a steady place to live. We prayed for a place of safety and refuge. He took an extra cross to give away to someone.

+a Benjamin -- "A job."

+a Agnes (older woman) -- "For my family."

aBible Tobias (regular) -- He got a job last Monday. We prayed that things would work out for him (he has been out of work one and a half years). He asked prayer for his ex-wife Ragenna. He said he needs to be baptized. He is still trying to understand where God wants him to go to church.

+a José (man) -- He asked prayer for "health and work". We added prayer for sobriety.

Junior (Older man) -- "Hit and Run" prayer

+Walter -- He was on his way to work.

+a199 Isaiah (man) -- He has lots of traffic tickets to clear as well as family issues.

+a199 Tailya (young woman) and +a199 Zaire (young man) -- They have both given their lives to Christ. They asked prayer for their mom's career.

Steve (regular) -- We prayed for his business to get started (he is waiting on insurance).

+199 Mirelys (mom) and +199 Nicole (daughter) -- Prayed for the Lord's guidance and blessing.

+a Chris (man in bad shape, on dialysis) -- We prayed for healing.

+a Joe (regular, he is a man who a few years ago was lost in bitterness and anger and then found the transforming love of Jesus) -- We prayed that he would continue to lead a transformed life.

199 Kay (woman) -- "Depression"

+Orleana and +Emily (two sisters) -- Lord's blessing

+a Tony (young man) -- We prayed for God's blessing on him as he goes down to the Bronx tomorrow to help out with BlazeFest there with Youth for Christ.

199 Jason (man) -- We prayed that he would make a decision for Jesus.

Albany Street, 8/24 9:50 - 11:30AM, Carol MacNaughton, Mary Pasko, Terry Volpe, Titi

+ Navasian - she is pregnant! We prayed for safety and health for her and the unborn child

Aston and his 2 daughters - thanksgiving on the return of his two daughters from foster care and blessing on the family

+ Pamela - strength, love, and faith, freedom in her spirit like the beautiful butterfly that she is

+ Leonard - thanksgiving for his health and prayer that it may stay good!

+ Joshua - blessing and more of Jesus in his life

++TJ - prayers for his 2 year old daughter Kimonie

+ Jason - his family

Manny - wanted to prayer but not to stop so we simply bless him as he is

+ Daidai - get her life together

Mary - the healing of her hand

Joseph - to make good choices

Terrence - stay on the path

+ James - more of Jesus! remove the beer in the morning, that he may taste the river of the living water of Jesus

+ Alexander (3 year old who wanted a cross) - blessing

A van drove by honked and yelled out with Joy "Prayer! Woo hoo!"

Bus drivers for 2 buses waving first!

+ Earl - Earl came asking for prayer for his recovery from a stroke and the financial issues he was having. Earl was obviously not walking as normal and his left had was curled up. After prayers for the financial issues that came out of the stroke, we started praying about the effects of the stroke. The tension in his left hand changed, he could feel something happening, and he could move and the left arm higher, higher, higher! His curled hand relaxed and he could start to wiggle the fingers. Pray the healing continue!! Also pray for Joan his wife, her medical needs.

+ Andrew (young man in high school) - school

+ CJ (young man in high school) - to be a successful mechanic; top of his class

Jason - on the way back to Colonie, we saw a man curled on the sidewalk by the bank. Terry jumped out while we looked where to park the car. He was marginally conscious, beer on his breath. He'd fallenand his head, bruised his body. Shortly after Terry got to him, two women on the street stopped and one called 911 with her cell phone. We waited for the police and paramedics. We pray for healing and God to take away the taste of beer.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, August 23, 2013

 

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, August 22, 2013, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

Dan -- He asked prayer for his daughter Shannon who was driving to Connecticut to pick up a friend Alissa -- prayer for safe journey.

Gary -- Prayer for K. who was probably cut by her boyfriend and ran away rather than get help.

++a Chuck (regular) -- His health is a little bit better. He needs a place to stay so he can get Kobe (his young son) back with him. Kobe is currently with his sister in New York City. Chuck sees him every week.

+a Josh (young man, regular) -- We prayed for strength to resist temptation.

Bob -- That he would soon get a steady job.

Ted (volunteer) -- He again asked prayer for his daughter Camille who has lyme disease and is having difficulty getting treatment.

+a Carrie (older woman) -- She has tendonitis in her left arm.

+a Erica (woman) -- She is homelss, going from house to house. She needs a job, also prayer for her daughter Alia.

++a Sherri (woman) -- Homeless.


 

8/23/2013, #44, 3rd Quarter 2013

Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So he called his disciples to himself and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood." (Mark 12:41-44)
      Holy Spirit, guide us in our giving. Please help us find the freedom to give as this poor widow did.

      Jesus, you are our provider -- help us daily trust in you for our needed provision.

      Father, please give us this day's bread. Thank you.

A word received: Keep your eyes on me when things are difficult.

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM, NY (Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 -- 10 to 11 a.m. in front of our church at 37 Division Street. Very warm, sunny day. 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.

a--ETHEL -- Prayed for continued healing in the left wrist she broke last winter when she slipped on the ice while delivering meals to friends.

JAY --- Has a weight problem. We prayed for him to be able to lose weight in a healthy way.

YOUNG LADY -- Prayed for her because she was on her way to the dentist and she was scared.

t--MARIA -- Asked prayer for her oldest son JUSTIN, who has been making some bad decisions lately. She wanted prayer that he will start associating with "a better crowd."

IRENE -- Waved at us and smiled. (Two weeks ago she came for prayer to stop hating someone who hurt her.)

t,t --JACOB and JACOB -- Two middle school friends with the same name! One of the boy's grandmother died recently and he had asked for prayer at last week's table for his mother, LOIS. Both boys got prayer for safety, protection and good health.

t--RAMON -- Requested prayer " ... for my life to be blessed."

DAVID -- Prayed for continued help in paying his bills.

***** Warrior Welcome Home Retreat in Australia
From: Rob Sutherland
      We are looking to run our next Warrior Welcome Home Retreat in Sydney from 9 - 12 September in Sydney. Prayers from your wonderful network would be greatly appreciated. Please pray that those who God wants to heal through this ministry will come and pray for the team that God will give us wisdom and strength and guidance as we prepare.
Blessings, Rob
Chaplain Rob Sutherland, 0406 767 757, revrob@ozemail.com.au

***** Diocesan Update August 20, 2013
The Essential Jesus and The Essential Bible Bible Studies
      Christ the King Spiritual Life Center will be hosting two Bible studies beginning in September. The Essential Jesus will be offered on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, beginning on September 25th and concluding February 26th. The Essential Bible will be offered on Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. beginning September 26th and concluding February 27th. No classes will be held during the weeks of Thanksgiving or Christmas. Anyone eager to explore God's Word is invited! Cost is $15/person and includes an Essential book and Scripture Union tracking card. Complimentary beverages will be provided and low cost child care is available. To register or for more information, e-mail The Rev. Canon Matt Baker, the study facilitator, by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/contact/cform.php?mbaker.

Healing a Woman's Soul: Tools for the Journey Retreat
      Healing a Woman's Soul, an organization devoted to helping domestic violence victims on their journey to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually is holding a retreat on September 27th and 28th at Carondelet Hospitality Center, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110. We welcome all women, especially those who have addictions or are victims of domestic violence. The cost of the retreat is $110 per person and there are a limited number of scholarships available on a first-come basis. Donations toward scholarships are always welcome. Registration forms and additional information are available by calling 518-290-0235, or you may send an e-mail by clicking http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org/contact/cform.php?hawsretreat. Registrations should be received no later than September 18, 2013.

Healing Service at Christ the King
      Father Frank Lockwood, Priest-in-Charge at Christ Church in Coxsackie will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, August 27th. Fr. Frank has a passion for reaching the lost and a desire to see a world transformed by the presence of Christ in individual lives. He will be speaking about the power of confession. 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.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, August 22, 2013

 

8/22/2013, #43, 3rd Quarter 2013

Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, "Which is the first commandment of all?" Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one. And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:28-31)
      LORD, help us this order right: to love and worship you first of all then to love our neighbor.

      Jesus, so many in our generation have reversed the order: they have put loving neighbor ahead of loving God; and all sorts of perversions flow from this. Help us get this right.

      Father, fill our hearts and minds and souls with love for you and with your strength.

      Holy Spirit, please help us daily love our neighbors by sharing the gospel of peace with them. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for fathers who will show forth my love and discipline to their children.

A word received: There are no secrets from me.

Thursday: 131, 132, [133] * 134, 135; 2 Samuel 19:1-23; Acts 24:1-23; Mark 12:28-34
Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); 2 Samuel 19:24-43; Acts 24:24-25:12; Mark 12:35-44

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** All Saint Cathedral Prayer table report 8/21/13 Beautiful, Warm, Dcn. Sue Plaske, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo, Paula Sutcliff
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

+Kurt Stopped looking for directions to help with the food pantry. Took a cross and shared his testimony with us.

Natasha - Prayers for Thanksgiving.

Mark(From St. Peter's) Prayers for Christians in Egypt.

Mona -Daughter Aubrey issues with anorexia and cutting and grieving for passing of mother Maureen.

Paula - safe travel to Maine and healing.

+Mary - healing for girlfriend Barb, Brother Ulyess - Dementia, Son Bu-quan - married woman with 11 Childern, and Son Warren - 7 years in prison.

Also, after putting everything away, I ran into Tony. We prayed with him on 7/3 after he had gotten out of rehab. He is still sober, and I did share some testimony with him

FHS, Jana

Albany Intercessor


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

 

8/21/2013, #42, 3rd Quarter 2013

Then they sent to him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch him in his words. When they had come, they said to him, "Teacher, we know that you are true, and care about no one; for you do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius that I may see it." So they brought it. And he said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?" They said to him, "Caesar's." And Jesus answered and said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they marveled at him. (Mark 12:13-17)

Then God said, "Let Us make man in our image, according to our likeness" (Genesis 1:26a)

Jesus asks two questions: 1) Whose image is on the coin (a silver denarius)?, and 2) what is the inscription on the coin?

The image is Caesar's and the inscription says, "The worshipped son of a worshipped god.

We are made in God's image, not Caesar's. We should give to God what belongs to him: ourselves and our worship.

      LORD, please help us clearly recognize what belongs to you and what belongs to the rulers of this world. Help us daily give to you all that belongs to you.

      Jesus, please help us by your Holy Spirit to make you truly Lord of our lives. Help us place all that belongs to you in your care.

      Father, help us daily reject all the false claims of sovereignty of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Thank you.

(Blessing adapted from the Anglican Christian community in Ceylon, Pakistan, and India:)
      May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, who is mightier than all the hosts of Satan, and more glorious than all the angels of heaven, abide with us in our going out and our coming in; by day and by night; at morning and at evening; at all times and in all places.
      May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, protect and deliver us from the wrath of evil persons; from the assaults of evil spirits; from foes invisible; from the snares of the Evil One; and from all low passions that beguile the soul and body.
      May the Name of Jesus protect and deliver us.
      And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with us this day and always. Amen.

Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; 2 Samuel 18:19-23; Acts 23:23-35; Mark 12:13-27
Thursday: 131, 132, [133] * 134, 135; 2 Samuel 19:1-23; Acts 24:1-23; Mark 12:28-34

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** I would ask your prayers for our visit to Ft. Drum this Thursday. I have been invited by the commanding officer of the 10th Mountain Division to present information on the Welcome Home Initiative (WHI) as the key note speaker at a luncheon there. Thank you for your prayer coverage. In His healing Grace, Rev. Nigel+
The Reverend Nigel W.D. Mumford,
By His Wounds, Inc. PO Box 55, Greenwich, NY 12834 (757) 716-7812
info@byhiswoundsministry.org, http://byhiswoundsministry.org/

***** Prayer Table Report, 8/20 12:30 -1:45PM, State Street, Schenectady, NY, Carol MacNaughton, Terry Volpe, Mark Pasko

+ Daniel - help in cashing check (expired state id); help facing his challenges

+ Jerry - need help for himself and his children

+ Tony - received Christ for the 1st time; pray the Holy Spirit continue to grow and bring forth fruit in His life

+ Dayquan - 15 year old young man - do well in high school, success, a great year, now a fisher of m en

+ Simone - her future, she is a senior in school
+ Leon - her fiancé

+ Jayden - young man (12?) - blessing, protection

Tony & Louise - intervention for safety

++ Knesiah with her baby son Zakai - need an apartment

++Mita - blessed her and her child (1.5 years old)

+Alicia (from Saturday on Albany street!) - she is happy! Packing, doing well, prayers of success and joy in the Lord

Laura - issues in her job

++ Elizabeth and her small daughter (1.5 years) - redirected her life to the Lord

Bus driver honked - before we waved!

Gary - release of anxiety, dependency on alcohol

+++ William - blessings (extra crosses for his daughter and wife he is separated from)

+Mark - another cross to give away!

++Kenya and her small son Adam (asleep in his carriage) - owes back rent

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

 

8/20/2013, #41, 3rd Quarter 2013

Then they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him. And they said to Him, "By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority to do these things?" But Jesus answered and said to them, "I also will ask you one question; then answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things: The baptism of John--was it from heaven or from men? Answer Me." And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?' But if we say, 'From men' "--they feared the people, for all counted John to have been a prophet indeed. So they answered and said to Jesus, "We do not know." And Jesus answered and said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things." (Mark 11:27-33)
      Holy Spirit, convict the hearts and minds of the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church and help them acknowledge Jesus' authority over them.

      Father, we live in a generation where everyone does what is right in his own eyes (Judges 21:25). Have mercy on us.

      Jesus, please help the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church accept the authority of the Scriptures over them. Thank you.

Tuesday: [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127]; 2 Samuel 18:9-18; Acts 23:12-24; Mark 11:27-12:12
Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; 2 Samuel 18:19-23; Acts 23:23-35; Mark 12:13-27

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** Christ Church Coxsackie Prayer Table Report, Saturday, 8/17, 2013, 12pm- 6pm, Carol MacNaughton, Tony Humler, Dianne Roosa and Gary Roosa at Riverside Park, Coxsackie.
woman- pain in upper rt arm
woman- son in jail for lack of child payment and not having a job
woman- thumb pain and movement
woman- sciatica and stress

***** Prayerline of St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Monday, August 19, 2013 5:25 PM
Please pray for all the people in Egypt and particularly the Christians who are under attack.

***** Zion ,Colton Prayer Table Cold Brook Drive,South Colton, Thurs. Aug. 8, 2013 Jo Ferris 10-11;30am, Overcast, humid, high 70's

Steve--- for their garage sale

lady smoking as she drove

Christine -- prayers for Shellyandf her illness--had stopped to see what a prayer table was. she just wanted me to pray after she left --no anointing

Home health Care Nurse---asked if I needed anything---I offered prayer --no thanks --she was late.

2 town wokers---prayed for their safety as they removed a tree for a lady

Elaine---asked for prayers for her sister who is verym ill

a dog with its head hanging out the window of a truck

a---Mark--prayer that local criminals who have committed crimes be caught especially the murderer of a 12 yr. old boy

Fri. Aug. 16,2013 10-11:30 am, Zion Prayer Table, S. Colton on Cold Brook Drive, sunny, 60's Jo Ferris

man on his cell phone as he drove

lady texting as she drove

Kevin --thumbs up sign as he passed

Bill --big smile and wave as he passed

Joan---very tired --so took a short walk --I prayed for the tiredness

a--Arlene----Pain in her shoulder and all over. Blood pressure. Prayed for Ed her husband,Donna and Mary bone and lung cancer

***** I would ask your prayers for our visit to Ft. Drum this Thursday. I have been invited by the commanding officer of the 10th Mountain Division to present information on the Welcome Home Initiative (WHI) as the key note speaker at a luncheon there. Thank you for your prayer coverage. In His healing Grace, Rev. Nigel+
The Reverend Nigel W.D. Mumford,
By His Wounds, Inc. PO Box 55, Greenwich, NY 12834 (757) 716-7812
info@byhiswoundsministry.org, http://byhiswoundsministry.org/

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, August 18, 2013

 

8/18/2013, #39, 3rd Quarter 2013

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, (Hebrews 12:1a)
      Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we join with them in praising and thanking you, Jesus.

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, (Hebrews 12:1b)
      A word received 9/20/09: Ask for my strength to endure. Pray for my little ones who do not understand what is happening. Pray for my strength daily.

      Holy Spirit, please help us cast off all those old habits and resentments which drag us down. Help us recognize them for what they are and put on love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

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 12:2)
      Jesus, we look to you to carry us through to victory.

A word received: Come to me all you who are weary and I will refresh you.

Sunday: 118 * 145; 2 Samuel 17:1-23; Gal. 3:6-14; John 5:30-47
Proper 15 Closest to August 17: 82; Jeremiah 23:23-29; Hebrews 12:1-7(8-10)11-14; Luke 12:49-56
Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; 2 Samuel 17:24-18:8; Acts 22:30-23:11; Mark 11:12-26

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 16 The Rev’d William Gray, The Rev’d John Garceau
August 18 St. John in the Wilderness, Copake Falls – The Very Rev’d John Thompson, The Rev’d Henry Verdaasdonk

***** Warrior Welcome Home Retreat in Australia
From: Rob Sutherland
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2013 10:49 PM
      We are looking to run our next Warrior Welcome Home Retreat in Sydney from 9 - 12 September in Sydney. Prayers from your wonderful network would be greatly appreciated. Please pray that those who God wants to heal through this ministry will come and pray for the team that God will give us wisdom and strength and guidance as we prepare.
Blessings, Rob
Chaplain Rob Sutherland
0406 767 757
revrob@ozemail.com.au

***** Diocesan Prayer Concerns
      It is with sadness that we report the death of Timothy Hayes Haygood, brother-in-law of Bishop William Love. Mr. Haygood passed away August 16th at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife Charlotte (Bishop Love's sister), his son Matthew Haygood, his daughter and son-in-law Megan and David Howard and his grandchildren Camden, Chandler and Anna Cate Howard. Funeral services will be held August 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. William Laud Episcopal Church, Pittsburg, Texas.
      Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord; let light perpetual shine upon him.
      Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

***** From: Jeanne Gizara
Sent: Sat, Aug 17, 2013
Subject: Mudge Scripture Prayer
All your works praise you, Lord;
      Your faithful people extol you.
They tell of the glory of your kingdom
      And speak of your might,
So that all people may know of your mighty acts
      And the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
      And your dominion endures through all generations.
(Psalm 145: 10-13)
      Lord Jesus we praise You, as Father Shaw and Mother Julie and all the faithful people exalt your holy name. May they always tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might so that they and their students may communicate the glorious splendor of your kingdom in Belize and Tanzania and Albany and Hartford and throughout the world. Lord, may your kingdom be everlasting and your dominion endure through all generations.
      Father God, be with Father Shaw and Mother Julie as they settle in Hartford. May the necessary computer components be set up with no problem. Holy Spirit, continue to inspire the Mudges as they start the second year of the Online Anglican Theological College. Bring them many students and bless these students so that they may overcome their many difficulties. Thank You for every blessing Lord. Amen.

Albany Intercessor


Saturday, August 17, 2013

 

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, August 17, 2013, 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Darlene Chesnut, Torre Bissell, and David Haig on State St. and Carol MacNaughton, Terry Volpe, Mark Pasko and guitar on Albany St.

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

State St.

+Raizel (young man on bike) -- He wanted prayer for protection and provision for family and friends.

+a Tobias (regular) -- He is struggling with doubts and fears. He asked prayer for Vernice, Density, Shamik (cousin), Donna Dienna, and Gail.

+a Boogie (regular) -- He asked prayer to be set free from stress: "no work, no money, no nothing".

Muhammad (man) -- "I am a Muslim."

+Adika (young woman) -- "Joy and peace".

+Jishell (young woman) -- "For my family".

+Aaron (young man) -- He asked prayer "for a good life".

+a Jamal (man) -- He asked prayer for his son JJ. We prayed that he would know how to be a good father.

+a Alphonso (man) -- He asked for general prayer.

+a Raymond (man) -- His wife of 30 years just divorced him and he needs a place to stay. We prayed that he would not seek revenge.

Sherri (woman) -- She asked prayer that the settlement would come through from the accident they were in. Her daughter's doctor is urging the daughter to have corrective surgery on her eye, but it would be elective.

+Kamu (woman) and granddaughter -- "wants goodness".

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

+Michael (boy 8) and +Jael (boy 11) on bikes -- They rode up for prayer and crosses.

Steve (regular) -- We prayed for his business.

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

Darlene (woman) -- Her daughter-in-law Angela woke to find bats in bedroom. She has had to get rabies shots for herself and children. Her husband is in Jordan.

Naoum (young Muslim woman) -- We prayed for her and offered her a Bible in Arabic but she wouldn't take it.

+a Tristan (boy 12 on bike) -- He was brought by Michael (see above).

+Connie (mother) and +Jane (4) -- She asked prayer for her son +Kevin whose 8th birthday is today. She hoped for cake and ice cream for him.

+John (man) -- general prayer

+a John (man) -- He was on his way to an NA meeting. We prayed that he would stay clean and sober.

+Dan (young man) -- "guidance"

Albany St., Abnormally quiet day

Adita - prayers for her marriage

Rocky - remove the barrier in his mind so he might full receive

+Art - driving a taxi, pulled over to request a cross and a copy of "The Daily Bread", blessed him and his taxi

Aliciea - help / strength to stay out of the Halfway House

+James - prayers for his diabetes, that he will not lose his foot because of it, needs a job, his home is in foreclosure. Stayed and visited a long time. Played two wonderful Christian songs on Mark's guitar. We suggested he try out Christ Church. He took crosses for his wife and their 8 children.

Herbie - strength and that he has no lung cancer


 

8/17/2013, #38, 3rd Quarter 2013

Now when they drew near Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples; and he said to them, "Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat. Loose it and bring it. And if anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it,' and immediately he will send it here." So they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door outside on the street, and they loosed it. But some of those who stood there said to them, "What are you doing, loosing the colt?" And they spoke to them just as Jesus had commanded. So they let them go. (Mark 11:1-6)
      Holy Spirit, bring us to this same level of obedience these disciples had. Help us daily follow your directions and guidance.

Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their clothes on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their clothes on the road, and others cut down leafy branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then those who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: "Hosanna! 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!' Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" (Mark 11:7-10)
      Jesus, help us daily join that vast throng that brings you glory and honor and praise.

And Jesus went into Jerusalem and into the temple. So when he had looked around at all things, as the hour was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. (Mark 11:11)
      Father, we pray for the parishes of this diocese that Jesus will enter them with his disciples. We pray for the cleansing fire of your Holy Spirit to come into every parish of this diocese. Thank you.

He turns rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; (Psalm 107:33)
      Lord Jesus, much of the Episcopal Church has become dry ground and wilderness -- have mercy on us.

A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it. (Psalm 107:34)
      Jesus, good is called evil and evil is called good -- have mercy on us.

He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into watersprings. (Psalm 107:35)
      Holy Spirit, flood your church and your people with your presence -- let living water flow through our communities and parishes.

There he makes the hungry dwell, that they may establish a city for a dwelling place, (Psalm 107:36)
      Father, let there be food for the body, soul, and spirit in every parish of this diocese.

And sow fields and plant vineyards, that they may yield a fruitful harvest. (Psalm 107:37)
      Father, prune us so that we yield a fruitful harvest.

He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly; and he does not let their cattle decrease. (Psalm 107:38 )
      Holy Trinity, One God, thank you for your provision for us: for giving us bread from heaven and living water to drink. Thank you.

Acts 22:7-8 A word received: Pray for those who persecute me now.

Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; 2 Samuel 16:1-23; Acts 22:17-29; Mark 11:1-11
Sunday: 118 * 145; 2 Samuel 17:1-23; Gal. 3:6-14; John 5:30-47
Proper 15 Closest to August 17: 82; Jeremiah 23:23-29; Hebrews 12:1-7(8-10)11-14; Luke 12:49-56

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 16 The Rev’d William Gray, The Rev’d John Garceau
August 17 For all Sunday School Staff in their preparations, The Rev’d Jill Stellman

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division St, Amsterdam) invites you to join us for our monthly Healing Eucharist on Saturday, August 17 at 6 pm. We will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, celebrate Eucharist, and prayer teams will be available following the Eucharist. Our preacher will be The Rev. Nigel Mumford. Fr. Nigel will be preaching and leading our healing prayer. A free will offering will be taken in support of Fr. Nigel in his new ministry. This service will take place on the third Saturday of every month at 6 pm. For more information visit our website http://www.saintannsamsterdam.org .

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, August 15, 2013, 4:55 - 6:00 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell, and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

As Jean and I approached the front door two young men, Josh and Steven, that we have prayed for in the past came up to ask how I was (I missed last week because of a wisdom tooth extraction). We were deeply touched by their obvious concern.

+ Ted (Older man, volunteer) -- He asked prayer for his daughter Camille who has Lymes Disease.

Steven (young man, see above) -- He came over and prayed for Jean and me.

a Josh (young man, see above) -- He came for prayer.

+a Jeimadi and +a Sabrina, goddaughters of +a Michael came for prayer.

+a Gary (staff) -- He was giving thanks for his 32nd wedding anniversary.

+a Gary (another Gary, volunteer) -- He asked prayer for his mother Arlene who is in the hospital.

+a Richard (young man) -- He is homeless but not living on the street. He is moving from "place to place to place". We prayed for a steady, settled life for him.

a Jerry (regular) -- He is flying to California September 4 for five days to visit his mother and his brother. He asked prayer for his friend Bob who has shingles. Jerry is back at work and his feet don't hurt as much as before.

Albany Intercessor


Thursday, August 15, 2013

 

8/15/2013, #37, 3rd Quarter 2013

Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! (Psalm 105:1)
      Jesus, yours is the name that is above every name. We call upon you and your name for your church and your people. Help us make your deeds known among the peoples.

Sing to him, sing psalms to him; talk of all his wondrous works! (Psalm 105:2)
      Holy Spirit, let our lips sing and speak of Jesus and all his wondrous works.

Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD! (Psalm 105:3)
      Father, we rejoice in the glory of Jesus' holy name. Give us undivided hearts to praise him.

Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his face evermore! (Psalm 105:4)
      Jesus, we seek your strength -- the power of your Holy Spirit.

Remember his marvelous works which he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth, (Psalm 105:5)
      Holy Spirit, please help us to be a people who remember Jesus' works and tell others. Help us to live by the judgments of his words. Thank you.

O seed of Abraham his servant, you children of Jacob, his chosen ones! (Psalm 105:6)
      Father, thank you that by faith in your son Jesus we become heirs to the promises made to Abraham your servant and friend.

A word received: You are called to serve. Listen to me and I will show you what to do.

A word received: Keep your eyes on me. Let me guide you -- not public opinion.

Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; 2 Samuel 15:1-18; Acts 21:27-36; Mark 10:32-45
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; 2 Samuel 15:19-37; Acts 21:37-22:16; Mark 10:46-52

      Notes from the Front Line

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

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division St, Amsterdam) invites you to join us for our monthly Healing Eucharist on Saturday, August 17 at 6 pm. We will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, celebrate Eucharist, and prayer teams will be available following the Eucharist. Our preacher will be The Rev. Nigel Mumford. Fr. Nigel will be preaching and leading our healing prayer. A free will offering will be taken in support of Fr. Nigel in his new ministry. This service will take place on the third Saturday of every month at 6 pm. For more information visit our website http://www.saintannsamsterdam.org .

***** Healing Service at Christ the King
      Father Christopher Brown, Archdeacon and Canon Theologian for the Diocese and Rector of Trinity Church, Potsdam, will be the guest preacher at the Service of Healing at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday, August 20th. Fr. Brown came to faith as an adult and has an active healing ministry at his parish in Potsdam. 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.

***** All Saints Cathdral Prayer Table 8/14, Cool, cloudy, windy, Dcn Sue Plaske, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo, Hilda Hardy

Austin & Nicole ++ no prayer, but took two crosses

Jana - violence in Egypt

Paul - Bishop Ball, David Janowuer, Tripp, Fr. Mc Quade, and Paul's Glacoma.

Hilda - for son Tyler - starting Graduate School

Jackie and Paula - safe travel to Greenwich

Robert and Vincent +++ Cold(Vincent) and Guidance(both)

Albany Intercessor


Monday, August 12, 2013

 

8/11/2013, #33, 3rd Quarter 2013

"But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. (Mark 9:42)
      Holy Spirit, please help the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church recognize the great danger they are in as they spread their lies and heresies among the faithful. Thank you for Bishop Bill Love and your other faithful bishops who refuse to compromise the truth of the gospel and the need to repent of sin.

      Jesus, restore to your church men and women who will contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints (see Jude 3).

      Father, thank you for defeating the Father of Lies by the death and resurrection of your dear son Jesus.

A word received: Lay your burdens at my feet. Rest in me.

Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; 2 Samuel 13:23-39; Acts 20:17-38; Mark 9:42-50
Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; 2 Samuel 14:1-20; Acts 21:1-14; Mark 10:1-16

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 12 Gloria Dei, Palenville-The Rev’d John Miller

***** What are you doing Saturday, August 17? Come out and join us in a summer festival. Christ Episcopal Church, Coxsackie, NY, is sponsoring an "Outside the Walls" Celebration, from 11am to 7pm, at the Riverside Park on South River Street, Coxsackie. All are welcome to attend. Come for fellowship, music, food and more. Praise and Worship led by several local groups, beginning at 12pm. There will be a prayer table for prayer, dream interpretation and prophetic words. Bring a canned good to donate to the local food pantry. Attached is a flier. Hope to see you there! God is EXCELLENT, for all eternity!

***** BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE CHURCH OF SOUTHERN SUDAN -- Save the date of Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. That's the evening our Deacon Alan and his wife, Deacon MaryCarol of St. Andrew's of Scotia, will present a concert of folk and popular music, including many songs written by Deacon Alan such as "Come, Hurry to the Manger," "Psalm 23," "The Lock Nine Bridge Song" and many others. They also will perform songs by some of their favorite singer-songwriters. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be taken with all proceeds going to Bishop Abraham Yel Nhial of Southern Sudan, who is trying to finish the church he is building for his 3,000 parishioners who walk to his services every Sunday. Bishop Abraham asked Deacon Alan for our help when they met at this year's Convention, and Deacon Alan vowed to help! Come and join the fun!

***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division St, Amsterdam) invites you to join us for our monthly Healing Eucharist on Saturday, August 17 at 6 pm. We will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, celebrate Eucharist, and prayer teams will be available following the Eucharist.
      Our preacher will be The Rev. Nigel Mumford. Fr. Nigel is the founder and director of By His Wounds Ministry ( http://www.byhiswoundsministry.org ) and recently concluded his tenure as the director of the healing ministry at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. Fr. Nigel will be preaching and leading our healing prayer. A free will offering will be taken in support of Fr. Nigel in his new ministry.
      This service will take place on the third Saturday of every month at 6 pm. For more information visit our website http://www.saintannsamsterdam.org .

Albany Intercessor


Sunday, August 11, 2013

 

8/11/2013, #33, 3rd Quarter 2013

But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. (Luke 12:31)
      Father, you know all that we need--we trust that as we seek your kingdom you will provide our daily bread.

Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)
      Father, thank you for loving us so much. Help us daily enter into your good pleasure for us.

Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. (Luke 12:33)
      "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot, martyr who entered into glory January 8, 1956, age 28, in an attempt to bring the gospel to the Waodani people of Ecuador.

      Holy Spirit, bring us all to such wisdom.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Luke 12:34)
      Jesus, you are the treasure that I seek. Help my heart to be be fixed on you where true treasure is to be found. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for the prayer table ministries.

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; 2 Samuel 13:1-22; Rom. 15:1-13; John 3:22-36
Proper 14 Closest to August 10: 33 or 33:12-15,18-22; Genesis 15:1-6; Hebrews 11:1-3(4-7)8-16; Luke 12:32-40
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; 2 Samuel 13:23-39; Acts 20:17-38; Mark 9:42-50

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 9 The Sudan, and all persecuted Christians, The Rev’d John Wolff
August 10 All Angels Church, Twilight Park
August 11 For the Healing Ministry within the Diocese, The Rev’d James Kenyon, The Rev’d Chip Strickland

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, August 10, 2013, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Dan and Louise Pop on State 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

Torre--healing for pain from pulled wisdom tooth.

a Tobias--For the Lord's help for dealing with the memories of his divorce. Also prayers for deliverance for his friends Monique, Oddetta, Keisha and Ragena.

+ a Gene--for the Lord's blessing and direction for his life.

+ Florence and daughter Hadea--for the Lord's blessing.

+ a 199 Peachy--for her physical and mental health.

+ a Rose--for her two children, her schooling and looking for a job.

+ 199 Sherry--for school clothes and provision for her children.

a 199 Gary--for his girlfriend Danette's ailments and for his disability paperwork to be processed in a timely manner.

+ a 199 John--general prayers for life direction and health.

***** August 9, 2013
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      Konnichiwa (Hello)! Karen and Catie and I arrived safely at Yokota Air Force Base, Japan on Friday evening, August 2nd, after traveling approximately 26 hours by car, plane and bus. Although a long trip, especially the 14 hour flight from Detroit to Tokyo, it was well worth it. We have come to see our son Chris (who is stationed at Yokota) and our daughter-in-law Lauren, and our new grandson, Peter Christopher Ambrose Love, who was born April 9th. This is our first time to see Peter in person since he was born. He is quite a handsome and good natured boy, even if I do say so myself. We have had a wonderful time with Chris and Lauren and Peter, as well as their dog Kitsap.
      Catie had planned to stay with us in Japan until August 9th, but changed her plans due to the death of her boyfriend Doug's mother, Jenifer Jones. Catie returned safely to Albany on Wednesday the 7th. Please keep Jenifer's family, especially her husband Wayne and two sons Curtis and Doug, as well as Catie in your prayers. Rest eternal grant unto Jenifer, O Lord: And let light perpetual shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
      Karen and I leave Japan on August 10th and fly to Sidney, Australia for four days to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, which is actually Oct. 22nd. Karen is intent on visiting every continent at least once. Australia will be number six for each of us. She still needs Africa while I need Antarctica. We return to Albany on August 15th. I would ask you to please keep us all in your prayers throughout our visit and travels, as you will be in ours.
      I would also ask you to please keep my sister Charlotte and her husband Tim and their family in your prayers. Tim has just entered Hospice care. He is suffering from cancer of the Esophagus which has spread throughout his body. I will be going to Texas to be with them shortly after I return from our current travels.
      At this year's 145th Diocesan Convention, in keeping with our theme of "Passion for Jesus," I presented two initiatives which I encourage everyone throughout the Diocese of Albany to participate in. The first is a twenty week Bible study written by Whitney Kuniholm, entitled The Essential Jesus. It is similar in design to The E 100, which many of you have already read and been greatly blessed by. The Essential Jesus lends itself well to individual, small group, or a parish-wide Bible Study. It focuses on 100 essential scripture passages which point to Jesus and His life and teaching. A thought-provoking meditation accompanies each passage. If you want to grow ever more in your love and passion for our Lord, I highly commend it to you. For details on how you and/or your parish can use The Essential Jesus, click here.
      The second initiative is also a 20 week study, focused on a book by Randy Alcorn entitled Money, Possessions and Eternity. It was highly commended to me and I share it with you. Our money and possessions can be either a blessing or a curse, depending upon who is in control. When we try to be in control, we often find ourselves ultimately enslaved by our money and possessions. When we learn to trust them to God, He will help us use them as they were intended - to be a blessing to us and others. This is one of the hardest lessons most of us will have to learn, yet when we do, it is so liberating. Randy Alcorn gives tremendous insight into how to keep things in a proper eternal perspective and not become enslaved by the very things that God has entrusted to our care. Several individuals whose opinions I highly value have found this book to be truly life transforming. I have started reading it, and I encourage each of you to as well. What a blessing it would be to better learn how to be proper stewards of our money and possessions rather than slaves to them. The book is available in Christ the King Spiritual Life Center's Gift Shop, or click here for the book's listing on Amazon.com.
      With summer rapidly speeding by, I know many of you are trying to take or finish up well-needed vacations and start getting geared up for the fall. I pray the Lord blesses you richly in all that you are doing and keeps you safe. As always, I appreciate so much all the ministry that is going on throughout the Diocese, but most especially I appreciate and give thanks to God for each of you, my brothers and sisters in Christ. Sayonara (Good Bye)!
      Faithfully Your Brother in Christ, +Bill

***** August 8, 2013
Good day on this Feast of St. Dominic,
      I wanted to let you all know that Bishop Ball is moving today to the Loudonville Home for Adults at 298 Albany-Shaker Rd. Loundonville, NY 12211.
      He has been doing very well, increasing his strength, and battling back some troublesome infections. The people at Loudonville have asked that we let him get settled and begin to get to know the other residents, which I believe is their polite way of saying, "Please don't take him out for lunch and dinner each night." When you do visit "water and walking" is the key, so take a walk with him rather than just sitting!
      Many of you continue to send cards, and you can send them to him at the above address. The Bishop also is in attendance at the Cathedral every Sunday at 10 am and loves to re-connect with friends.
      Please keep your prayers up as each day brings new challenges.

Albany Intercessor


Friday, August 09, 2013

 

8/9/2013, #32, 3rd Quarter 2013

So David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." And Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die." (2 Samuel 12:13-14)
      Holy Spirit, please help us acknowledge our sins and truly turn from them.

      Jesus, please raise up more prophets like Nathan in our day to confront us and our rulers where we have sinned.

      Father, help us understand that there are consequences to our sin.

A word received: No matter what happens, praise me.

A word received: I want you to have steady endurance in sharing the gospel.

Friday: 88 * 91, 92; 2 Samuel 12:1-14; Acts 19:21-41; Mark 9:14-29
Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; 2 Samuel 12:15-31; Acts 20:1-16; Mark 9:30-41

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 7 For a strong Sunday School in every parish
August 8 Grace Church, Waterford -The Rev’d Kathy Alonge-Coons, The Rev’d Glen Michaels

***** Please pray for Torre Bissell, an intercessor for the Diocese of Albany who just had a wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday.

***** Live your passion. Allow your passion to live...~Nigel Mumford+

***** There will be an Outdoor Healing service in Philmont this Saturday late afternoon run by the Hales and 4 local pastors. Please pray for this service to be successful in physical and emotional healings, breaking through darkness, and personal barriers.

***** From: Jana Lingo
Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 8:11 PM
Subject: All Saints Cathedral Prayer Table report, 08/07/13, Beth C, Dcn Plaske, Jana, Hilda

Sharon - Tanika, Jim, Ray, RB , Jackie

Kim,chris B Cancer, Daquan(?), AIDS

***** Prayer Table Report ST. ANN'S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, 10-11 a.m. in front of our church at 37 Division Street. Warm, sunny day. Beautiful! 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.

t,t,t -- TIM -- This young man asked for prayer for his wife SUE, who has been having seizures, and for his son JEREMY, who has become addicted to drugs. He also asked for prayers for himself to be able to hold up. They just moved from Syracuse.

t-- IRIS -- This middle-aged lady at first declined ("No English!" she said, but I mentioned I speak a little Spanish. We prayed in a kind of a mixture of English and Spanish, and she was grateful.

MILDRED -- Prayed for relief from stomach pain that has laid her low lately.

t--JACOB -- Very moving time for us. We prayed for this 12 or 13-year-old boy who came to the table asking prayer for his mother LOIS, whose mother (Jacob's grandmother) died this weekend.

DAVID -- Continued to ask for prayer for relief from big financial problems.

a--REBECCA -- She asked for continued healing for her ears and her failing eyesight.

Christine - Lawsuit

Paul - Bishop ball, David janouwer, Tripp, Glaucoma - Paul, Jon & don Csaposs

Paula -Grief over son who recently passed away

***** City Mission Prayer Table, August 8, 2013 – Chuck Rinaldo

+Joshua – wanted a cross to give away to his friend. PTL, he said that things were going good for him.

Gary – Prayed for Torre and his recovery and comfort. PTL, he’s happy to have his daughter and his family with him. They are all temporarily living in his house, but it’s a blessed time.

+Fabian– Said he has confessed his sins to Jesus and that Jesus is his Lord. (He had been in a drug gang.) He wants to get straight and turn his life around, to glorify God in his life. He asked for provision in his hip-hop recording business, but we prayed for God’s provision and direction.

+Jerome – Prayed for an increase in his business. For him to stay straight, and to have clear direction as he goes back to school.

+Mahtra and Jetaya - Mahtra says she is in spiritual warfare against witchcraft. Someone has put a curse on her. We prayed for the blood of Jesus to protect her and her daughter (Jetaya), a hedge of protection and a shield of righteous to ward off the devil’s plan.

+Melissa – Pray for shelter for her and her boyfriend. Pray that she will find a shelter under God’s wing.

Steve –A Jewish young man who has very extreme viewpoints on being Jewish, of God, and Christianity. Pray for God to reveal HIS TRUTH to him.

+Nicoli – A 2 or 3 year old. Pray for him to be obedient and to not play with fire. He set one of his toys on fire. His father just got a job and is asking for protection for the family while he is at work. Also asked for prayer for him and his wife to have patience with Nicoli.

Albany Intercessor


Tuesday, August 06, 2013

 

8/6/2013, #30, 3rd Quarter 2013

Then he came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to him, and begged him to touch him. So he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when he had spit on his eyes and put his hands on him, he asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, "I see men like trees, walking." Then he put his hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly. Then he sent him away to his house, saying, "Neither go into the town, nor tell anyone in the town." (Mark 8:22-26)
      Jesus, place your hand upon us again so that we may see clearly.

      Holy Spirit, remove our blindness and soften our hearts.

      Father, please help us be obedient to Jesus' directions as to when we should speak and when we should be silent. Thank you.

Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; 2 Samuel 7:18-29; Acts 18:12-28; Mark 8:22-33
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; 2 Samuel 9:1-13; Acts 19:1-10; Mark 8:34-9:1

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple, August 6 The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ; The Rev’d Jacqueline J. Dowling

***** News from Bishop Grant and Doctor Wendy
Dedicating Nininyang's new church
Roller-coaster! The thought sprung unbidden to mind as we turned off the main road and deliberately nose-dived into the ditch. Just how deep the ditch was, was hidden by the tall grass. I was reassured by the encouraging smiles and waving hands of our guides, mostly hidden in the head-high grass, as they directed us away from the thorny acacia bushes, and in between fields of maize, towards Nininyang’s new church - the roof just visible in the distance. We had arrived!! We were to spend the night resting and preparing for tomorrow’s service - the dedication of the new church! We had plans, after leading an impromptu welcome service, for a quiet night in our tent, in the church. The congregation had other plans. We could not possibly really want to be left alone - they could all spend the night with us!!! Party time!!! We can cook tomorrow’s feast, shout, laugh, sing (of course AT the top of our lungs), and beat the drum enthusiastically with ALL our might!! We emerged from our tent in the pre-dawn dark in some haste when the noise reached a new crescendo. "Were they calling us to get up?" we wondered. Peter Kuel, priest in charge of Nininyang mission centre, met us with his gentle smile, “Why are you up so early?”
      No matter, we could sit with the ladies as they prepared the feast on the ground in front of the church. I never realized just how grey cow intestines were, but perhaps they had blanched under the doleful eye of the cow's head, sitting together with the tail, seeming to observe all the preparations with less than an enthusiastic air. A feast of Kop (mixed maize and wheat flour) was prepared by two delightful but unfortunately incessantly coughing ladies. Too late we learned that it was mixed with unboiled water, much to our later intestinal regret.
The dedication service was a mixture of joy and sorrow. Merle raiders had attacked the village next to us, killing some, kidnapping others. Peter Kuel’s niece was one of the children killed. A dear lady who had walked from a nearby village bringing with her the gift of a goat, was prevented from attending the service. She arrested that morning on the charge of having, by witchcraft, killed someone who had been bitten by a snake. Peter and a member of the congregation who was a policeman obtained temporary release for her, pending trial the next day. We prayed with her. “It is impossible! She is a Christian!” declared Peter. We all gathered round and prayed.

It was clergy training days as we returned home from Nininyang. I’ll let Grant tell of this.

...And Sorrow
      Every month the clergy of the Gambella region in western Ethiopia come for two to three days of training. We are reading through 1 Corinthians, reading a book on the 39 Articles of Religion, and talking about pastoral issues in the area.
      At a recent gathering one of the clergy came to me during a break. “Bishop, I have a problem. I need help to understand something”. David Onuk is the priest for the Opo people a small language group two hours into the bush from Gambella town. Although the Ethiopian census number only 1,700, there are probably closer to 5,000 Opo people in the world (it is hard to count people who are so isolated). In the last few years many of them have become (Anglican) Christians.
      David’s problem took me by surprise, so I brought the story to the assembled clergy to discuss. A 19-year old nephew, James, who lived with David and his family, had gone off with a group of other young men to hunt for honey in the forest. They found a nest in a tree and James climbed the tree to retrieve the honey. The bees attacked and James fell from the tree impaling himself in the chest as he landed. By the time David reached the scene James was dead. Then David explained his dilemma. James is the first Opo Christian who has ever died. Some of the people are confused. Are Christians supposed to die? What happens to a Christian when he dies? David explained that the Opo have no view of an afterlife (at this point Grant the pastor was supplanted by Grant the student of African religion: really? I’ve never heard of a group of Africans with no view of an afterlife? Almost all Africans have some way of understanding the ancestors and their continued , usually shadowy, existence after death).
      After relating the details of the story, and after receiving comfort and assurances of prayers from the other pastors, we turned to an attempt to help David to communicate the meaning of this event to his people. The passage which, in the end, seemed most helpful was 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, but especially the first two verses:
      "We do not want you to be uninformed brothers and sisters, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve as those who have no hope. For, since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died."
      Paul, it seems, had encountered a problem in Thessalonica which was similar to the problem that the Opo were having. Didn’t Jesus defeat death? Doesn’t John 3:16 say that those who believe in Jesus “will not perish”? So what does it mean that Christians die? We talked for quite a while about that fact that Jesus himself faced death. We talked about the resurrection of Jesus and how Jesus’ resurrection is the “first fruits” of our future resurrection. We talked about how we do not have to grieve as if facing death means facing total loss and emptiness, but how our grief is intermingled with true hope - because Jesus rose, we have the assurance of being raised with him. James, even now, is truly in Christ.
      Rt Rev Dr Grant LeMarquand and Dr Wendy LeMarquand are missionaries of SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders) Bishop Grant is area bishop for the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, Eretrea, Djibouti); under the Most Rev Dr Mouneer Anis, Bishop of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

***** Prayer mail for 6 August 2013
Dear partners in prayer,
      This is our weekly public prayer mail. This week's selective overview:
      1) Registration continues for our fall courses which begin in a few weeks.
      2) SAMS (our missionary society) has redone the donations side of its Web site for its missionaries; pray that it would be used to God's glory. Our new online link is: https://secure-q.net/Donations/SAMS/3397
      3) Information about the Belize Cursillo in October has been coming in.
      4) Course Development work for our program continues.
Prayer requests:
      1) For the planning of upcoming parish visits. For open doors, timely visits, and safe and timely travel.
      2) For the Online Anglican Theological College program, that participants may sense the Holy Spirit at work in the program, and learn what they need to know.
      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. We had a pleasant surprise in the past few weeks.
      5) Prayer as Julie and my US base station location shifts (our part of the OATC US base station is going to be splitting its time between Hartford, Connecticut, and Albany area, New York, over the next year, beginning in a few weeks). We will be able to connect with courses for Belize and Tanzania from both locations, even simultaneously. And another of our US base station faculty is working from England at the moment. Prayer for all of us, that all would go well, in God's eyes.
      6) The prayer that the October Belize Cursillo # 10 participants are praying at 6 am and 6 pm daily Belize time (currently, 7 am and 7 pm New York time):
      GOD OF MERCY AND GOD OF GRACE,
      GUIDE US TO LOVE EACH OTHER AS YOU HAVE LOVED US;
      AND GUIDE US TO SERVE EACH OTHER AS YOUHAVE SERVED US;
      THAT IN YOUR LOVE WE MAY FIND PEACE IN THE BEAUTY OF
      CREATION; AND AS WE SERVE YOU.
God bless you, and thank you for praying. I pray for you every day. In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+

***** Prayer Table, Zion ,Colton Cold Brook Dr. S.Colton, Jo Ferris Fri. Aug. 2,2013 9:30--11:00am, Sunny, breezy, high 60's --pleasant

Steve--- not today! thanks

Doug and Joan --general health

A man who sped around the corner in his car.--no wave

A Man on the cell phone as he drove--no wave.

6 other no wave--- prayed they come to know the Lord.

Albany Intercessor


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