Wednesday, November 13, 2013
11/13/2013, #39, 4th Quarter 2013
Holy Spirit, please help every parish in this diocese in Jesus' name welcome in the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others so that they may find healing from Jesus.
So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel. (Matthew 15:31)
Jesus, let the healings bring glory to you and your Father.
Now Jesus called his disciples to himself and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way." (Matthew 15:32)
Jesus, please help us minister with your compassion.
Then his disciples said to him, "Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?" (Matthew 15:33)
Father, please help us, as Jesus did, to look to you to provide for those in need. Help us to be willing to contribute of our resources to provide for those in need.
Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven, and a few little fish." (Matthew 15:34)
Jesus, when we do the math, it doesn't compute; when you step in, there is enough and to spare.
So he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. (Matthew 15:35)
Holy Spirit, so often we receive -- not because we are doing something, but because we are being obedient and waiting on Jesus to see what he will do.
And he took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to his disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude. (Matthew 15:36)
Jesus, please help us to be a people who give thanks to our Father in heaven for his provision for us.
So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left. (Matthew 15:37)
Father, I offer you all the fragments of my life; gather them up and make me whole. Thank you.
Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. (Matthew 15:38 )
Lord of the harvest, send us out into the harvest fields so that we may do the work you have called us to. Thank you.
A word received: Let my word light your way. [Psalm 119:105]
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; Neh. 7:73b-8:3,5-18; Rev. 18:21-24; Matt. 15:29-39
Thursday:  or 23,27 * 85, 86; 1 Macc. 1:1-28 or Joel 2:21-27; Rev. 19:1-10; Matt. 16:1-12
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for the Lord to raise up apostolic priests
November 13 The Rev’d Linda Servetas
***** St. Ann's Church (37 Division Street, Amsterdam) will celebrate our monthly Healing Eucharist on the 3nd Saturday of the month at 6pm, November 16. This service will begin with contemporary praise and worship music, Eucharist will be celebrated, and prayer will be offered for those in need of healing or any other needs.
***** This Friday, November 15 at 7pm, at St. Michael's, Colonie, we will celebrate our monthly Prayer and Praise Worship with Communion. Prayer ministers are standing by to offer prayer. Contemporary Praise and Worship music will be provided. This is a relaxed service, yet designed to rekindle a Passion for our Lord! Mtr. Lorrie Hart wil preach.