Thursday, September 22, 2016
2016 09 22
Jesus, return among us in the power of your Spirit and come through this whole region.
So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." Luke 4:16-19 (NKJV)
Jesus, come and fulfill this among us in our day.
Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, "We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches." Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?" Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. Acts 19:13-16 (NKJV)
Just using your name is not sufficient; we have to have a relationship with you, Jesus. Holy Spirit, help us daily grow in that relationship with Jesus.
Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause Your anger toward us to cease. Psalm 85:4 (NKJV)
LORD, we have walked after many false gods in our day; restore us and save us.
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. Psalm 86:5 (NKJV)
LORD, hear our cries to you.
Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. Psalm 86:11 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, give me an undivided heart.
A word received: Look to me for help when you are discouraged.
St. Ann's Amsterdam Prayer Table Report -- (Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, 10-11 a.m. on the lawn in front of our church on Division Street. James Bryant and Deacon Alan presiding at His table on this muggy, humid morning.) --- PRAYER CONCERNS:
Please join us in praying for CONSUELA, a woman who has seen remarkable healing as she has battled a serious illness for two years now. She frequently comes for Holy Oil and a prayer with her caregiver BELINDA, who also asked for prayer. (She said to Deacon Alan holding the oil stock, "Give ME some of that, too, please!")...l
We prayed a blessing for baby MIA, and a minute or so later another young mother brought two young boys to us for a similar blessing.
We prayed that both DANTE and HAYDEN would come to know and love the Lord. ...
ANGELO, a frequent visitor to the table and also to our monthly Community Meals, came specifically for prayer. This man has been coming to the table for food and clothing for quite awhile, but only in the last half-year or so has begun to trust the prayer aspect. He is a prime example for us to remember to never give up on praying for people, because sometimes it takes awhile to gain their trust and that we don't want or expect anything from them in return.
SCENES -- There were only about 20-25 people today, due to the fact that the weekly meal at the Masonic Temple is not in operation at present. This is because a person drove their car into the right side of the building and caved in the wall there. ... Despite the lesser numbers of people, we still gave out a great deal of clothing and ALL the non-perishable food we offer. Both the clothing and food are free. ...
Please keep ETHEL in your prayers. She is the older woman who walks all over the city delivering food items to family and friends. She is having a lot of hip pain, making it hard for her to walk.