Monday, September 23, 2013
9/23/2013, #72, 3rd Quarter 2013
For who would dare to despise the day of small things? (Zechariah 4:10a) Jesus, bring us to that place where we are willing to do the "small things" that you ask of us. Help us daily find the humility of obedience in the little things you ask us to do.
So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. (2 Kings 5:14)
Father, so often the great deeds we dream of doing for you start with doing the small things in life. Help us to be faithful in the stewardship of the small things you ask of us.
Holy Spirit, give us ears to hear and hearts to respond to your promptings in the "small things" of life. Thank you.
A word received: Seek my face.
Monday: 80 * 77, ; 2 Kings 5:1-19; 1 Cor. 4:8-21; Matt. 5:21-26
Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; 2 Kings 5:19-27; 1 Cor. 5:1-8; Matt. 5:27-37
Notes from the Front Line
Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for everyone to read the Scriptures September 23 For Deacon Formation, Faculty and Candidates
Intercede daily for Bishop Bill Love who is attending the House of Bishops meeting.
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, August 17, 2013 +a John (man) -- He was on his way to an NA [Narcotics Anonymous] meeting. We prayed that he would stay clean and sober.
After action report on the prayer table: John came to Christ Church Sunday morning and described how his life had been saved at the prayer table three or four weeks ago. He came to the prayer table as a user of drugs, he was having sweats, and was planning to use more drugs as soon as he left the prayer table. When he got up from the prayer table the sweats were gone along with the desire to use drugs. He has not touched any since then and has had no desire to do so. He brought a friend along with him to the service.
***** There is an amazing film entitled FINDING A FAMILY which you can watch on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGDfv58aOhs Pray for the children who "fall through the cracks" of the social welfare system.