Sunday, August 03, 2014
8/3/2014, #3, 3rd Quarter 2014
Holy Spirit, move our hearts to compassion for the lost and the least. As Jesus, did, help us heal the sick.
When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, "This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food." But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat." (Matthew 14:15-16)
Je3sus, help us heed your words and give what we have.
And they said to Him, "We have here only five loaves and two fish." He said, "Bring them here to Me." (Matthew 14:17-18 )
Father, please give us a heart to bring what we have to Jesus.
Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children. (Matthew 14:19-21)
Jesus, help us look to our Father in heaven as you did and bless what we have to provide for your people. Thank you.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39)
Holy Spirit, help us take these words to heart when we are weary and discouraged. Thank you.
My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old— things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. (Psalm 78:1-4)
Father, I bless all those who minister the gospel to children and youths. Give many in this diocese a heart to reach out to the next generation by telling all the wonderful works you have done.
Words received recently:
WORD: Look to me for help in sharing the gospel.
Psalm 75:5, WORD: My people have become stiff-necked and will no longer take my yoke upon them.
Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Judges 6:1-24: 2 Cor. 9:6-15: Mark 3:20-30
Monday: 80 * 77, ; Judges 6:25-40: Acts 2:37-47: John 1:1-18
78:1-29 or 78:14-20,23-25; Nehemiah 9:16-20; Romans 8:35-39; Matthew 14:13-21
Notes from the Front Lines
Daily: For our Bishop and for cultivation of daily prayer in every disciple
AUGUST 3 St. John’s Church, Troy – The Rev’d Stephen Schlossberg, The Rev’d Paul Carney, The Rev’d Sandra Tatem
***** Prayer Table Report, Trinity Watervliet, August 2, 2014, Prayer Team: Jeanne Gizara and Donna Hollar
Dan Schultz: He asked for general blessings. He played the harmonica for us and drew a sunshine picture captioned “Smile Watervliet.”
Deborah: for safety on her trip to California; for her friend Tom Healy, who recently died that he is with Jesus.
Steve Dresssel: for God’s grace and that there would be a special gift of love today and that all would have a great future.
Mother, toddler and baby walking by: blessings
Kevin: further improvement on his hurt foot. He was told that he would never walk again, but there he was, walking past us with an orthopedic boot. He gives God the glory.
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:10 - 10:30 a.m. Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko, Steve Evans, Torre Bissell on State St. and Dn. Larry Hubert and Julie Rickson on Albany St.
+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
+Carmen -- homeless, needs provisions for her life, finances, food.
+Navesha (prostitute) -- no job, drinking
+Mooie Desire (prostitute) -- For new life
+Dorotyy -- for provisions for her life, for children.
Naru (man, blind in one eye and missing part of left arm) -- We prayed for restoration of his eye and arm.
Laurant (man) -- "Hit and Run" prayer
Theresa (woman) -- She asked prayer for Ralph in Minnesota. Both of them had severe abuse in childhood. They were engaged but that broke up because he was abusive
+Ed (man, drunk) -- He had missed his bus.
++Chester (man, 60) -- He needs help from God to stop drinking.
+Mark (man) -- He fell on his back and is in a lot of pain.
+Mike (man) -- He asked prayer for "me and my family."
Jarret (11 year old boy) with heart problems. He had 3 heart surgeries by the age of 5.
+Danny (man) -- "I want to make a new beginning." He recommitted his life to Jesus.
(woman) -- She asked prayer for her mom, Bonmati, who is very sick. The woman said, "I'm a Hindu. I believe in Jesus. There is only one God."
***** CHRIST CHURCH NEIGHBORHOOD MEAL, July 27, 2014 – Chuck and Theresa Rinaldo
+ - Cross
R - Sharon brought us some of her “Jesus” rocks (which she painted) to give to people as a remembrance that Jesus is our rock solid foundation.
+/R – Shawn asked that he be able to stay straight. Asked for prayer for Alicia who is pregnant and using drugs.
R – Julie asked for prayer for protection for her granddaughter Maria who is in boot camp.
+ - Sharon is seeing a surgeon in August to schedule surgery for her arm which was broken a year ago. Pray the Lord guide, direct and give the surgeon discernment as he repairs the break. She has been experiencing pain all over her body and asked for relief and healing.
Kevin – Sharon sees him collecting bottles on the street, doesn’t know if he is homeless, but asked for us to pray for him.