Saturday, December 14, 2013
12/14/2013, #67, 4th Quarter 2013
Holy Spirit, please help us endure the hatred of those who oppose the gospel.
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. (Matthew 24:11)
Jesus, give your faithful people the gift of discernment to tell the true from the false. Protect us from deception.
And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12)
Holy Father, let our love for Jesus and one another remain strong and constant.
But he who endures to the end shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13)
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.
A word received 9/24/11: Look to me for strength to endure.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)
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.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (Revelation 3:6)
Holy Spirit, help us hear what you are saying to the church.
Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. (Isaiah 58:12)
Father, please bless the prayer table ministry and all those who reach beyond their church walls with the gospel so that we will join with Jesus in repairing the breach and restoring streets to dwell in. Thank you.
A word received: I AM your salvation. There is no other.
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Haggai 2:1-9: Rev. 3:1-6: Matt. 24:1-14
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98 * 103; Amos 9:11-15: 2 Thess. 2:1-3,13-17: John 5:30-47
Third Sunday of Advent: 146 or 146:4-9; Isaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
December 14 The Rev’d Robert Graham, The Rev’d Michael Shank
***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, December 12, 2013, 5:10 - 6:10 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell, and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a--indicates anointed with Holy Water
+Ted (volunteer) -- We continued to pray for his granddaughter Camille who has Lyme's Disease. Ted had just had some Basil Cell cancer removed from his face. His wife of 60 years died one and a half years ago.
+++++ Janice (regular) -- She gives the crosses out to others on the street.
Dan -- He read a great meditation from the book Jesus Calling. He and his wife Lori had a wonderful 30th anniversary this past weekend.
Leroy (man) -- We prayed for healing of his right shoulder. He was attacked 3 weeks ago.
We prayed for Steve.
Sue (woman) -- She said she is continuing to pray.
***** If you would like to contribute towards warm clothes to the poor, send a check to St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 37 Division St., Amsterdam, New York 12010 and mark the memo line "clothing for the poor". St. Ann's shares what they receive with the Christ Church Schenectady prayer table.
***** Soul Stirrings
Your mind, heart and body
Such is the divine design.
Your mind, heart and body will
Your soul will continue throughout eternity.
Your soul craves
Your soul wants
Your soul desires
Your soul needs
You soul is designed for
Communion with God.
Your soul is silent...
Your soul will not rebel...
Your soul is there waiting
For you to make up your mind.
Take a personal inventory
When do we allow our soul to be nurtured?
For an hour on Sunday, maybe?
Give yourself humble permission
To allow your mind, heart and body
To give your Soul a gift.
Ask God, in prayer, what your souls needs.
Perhaps the thing that has been missing in your life
The nurture of your soul!
Give your soul,
The gift of worship
The gift of prayer
The gift of Godly comunity
The gift of seeking
The gift of truth
The gift of praise
The gift of peace
The gift of "The Word"
The gift of knowing,
The Lord God Almighty.
Give Christ permission to stand in the gap...
Nurture your soul.
Fr. Nigel Mumford+