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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

 

2/25/2014, #48, 1st Quarter 2014

Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, "Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days." Jesus said to her, "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?" (John 11:39-40)
      Holy Spirit, please bring us to that level of belief/faith/trust in what Jesus has said that we will see the glory of God.

Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me. And I know that you always hear me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that you sent me." (John 11:41-42)
      Father, thank you for hearing Jesus. Thank you that you hear him now as he ever lives to make intercession for us.

Now when he had said these things, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!" (John 11:43)
      Jesus, call us forth to new life in you as you did Lazarus.

And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go." (John 11:44)
      Jesus, please give your word of command whereby we will be set free from every bondage. Bless the ministry of deliverance throughout the diocese. Thank you.

Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; (Psalm 127:1a)
      LORD, so many attempt to build on other foundations than Jesus Christ (see 1 Corinthians 3:11 ff). Set the Church free of this folly.

Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. (Psalm 127:1b)
      LORD, guard your people, for the enemy is at the city gates and has broken in. Revive our civic institutions and restore good governance and sound morals. Let the river of your Spirit flow through our community and wash away the filth. Thank you.

A word received: Look to my grace and mercy and not to your desires. My grace and mercy are so that you may do my will.

Tuesday: [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127]; Prov. 4:1-27: 1 John 4:7-21: John 11:30-44
Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; Prov. 6:1-19: 1 John 5:1-12: John 11:45-54

      Notes from the Front Line

Daily: For our Bishop and for increase in disciples and Lay Leaders
FEBRUARY 25 Christ & St. John’s, Champlain – The Rev’d Patricia Beauharnois, The Rev’d Charles Smith

***** St. Ann's, Amsterdam (37 Division Street) - invites you to join us for a Hymn Sing-Along, Saturday, March 8, as we sing some of our favorite hymns. Come and join us in praising God in Song. Our evening will be led by Lisa Longe and Dcn. Alan Hart.

***** From Tyler Slade, Monday, February 24, 2014 12:57 PM
Hello all,
      I just wanted to update you all on the INCREDIBLE weekend we just had. It was truly a weekend of remarkable breakthrough. Our times of worship and prayer and teaching were just fantastic. But I think what was most remarkable was to see us move forward this weekend from seeing individuals getting blessed and healed by Jesus, to a whole community of youth embracing Jesus together. Jesus is being embraced corporately and I can see now a community of young believers taking shape that are going to follow the Lord together...like an army, that is being groomed and prepared to battle for the advancing of His kingdom in their towns and the wider area. Our final night of worship the joy of the Lord broke through so pervasively that the whole group was up in the center of our meeting room embracing each other, expressing their love for each other and Jesus and chanting the Lord's name. I had so many kids coming to me expressing that they wanted to entrust their whole lives to Jesus now, and emerge from the pressures of culture and their peers to live a life of devotion to the Lord.
      I also had a number of kids come to me that wanted to bring things into the light that had been hidden til now. I have found that it is only when the love of Jesus is manifested in these young people's lives through worship and prayer that they feel confident enough to expose the secret burdens, pains and hurts that they have been carrying. A great deal of abuse; physical, sexual and verbal/emotional were confessed. It is SO painful to hear that these wonderful young people (whom I have grown to love dearly) are being so mistreated, often by their own parents or other close family and friends. But I truly PRAISE JESUS! Because it is only because of the reality of His love, and His power to save us from any darkness that they feel confident enough to bring it out into the open. Thank you Jesus for being so good.
      Please pray with me that the seeds of hope that has been planted in so many young hearts for a life lived in the fullness of the Lord's love would now take root, and grow up to full maturity in Christ.
      Jesus is moving, and something is starting to come together in this group of young people. It is a joy and a marvel to be a part of. Please keep praying. I believe it is a significant kingdom work taking place.
      With lots of love and thanks, ty

***** Ecumenical Healing Services lead by The Rt. Rev. Daniel W. Herzog, Every Tuesday at 10:00 in the Main Chapel at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
      Come, experience the healing power of Christ's love. All are welcome. Receive prayer at the end of the service with one of our prayer teams for emotional, spiritual and physical healing.
      "...and David said, "Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all." 1 Chronicles 29: 10-11
Speakers in February: 2/24 The Rt. Rev. Daniel Herzog, VIII Bishop or Albany
      Bishop Dan will teach on the value, virtue, and vitality of Lent in the Christian life. His topic will be "Giving God Space." We'll look at how we can apply the invitation to the observance of a 'devout and holy Lent.' Practical, realistic, and spiritual. A common pilgramage with hundreds of millions of fellow disciples of Jesus toward the victory of our King. Come join in praise, worship, teaching, Eucharist and ministry.
      Lunch follows the service at 11:30 in the Trinity Dining Room at the Welcome Center.

***** Soaking Prayer - Every Wed. 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
      Come and experience a place and time of rest in Christ's loving presence. Held upstairs in the Healing Center Chapel. (Handicapped accessible) Contact: healing@ctkcenter.org or call 518-692-9550 for more information.
      Please note: NEW TIME 9:30 -11:30 Starting Wed. March 5, 2014 and at 11:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be available to all attending Soaking Prayer if desired.

Albany Intercessor


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