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Friday, October 21, 2016


2016 10 21

Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. Luke 10:38 (NKJV)
      Jesus, I welcome you into my home.

And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word. Luke 10:39 (NKJV)
      Holy Spirit, help me sit at the feet of Jesus and receive his instruction into my heart.

But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me." Luke 10:40 (NKJV)
      Father, help me set aside the distractions of life and sit with Mary at Jesus' feet.

And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her." Luke 10:41-42 (NKJV)
      Jesus, help me take your rebuke to heart.

And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts. Revelation 9:21 (NKJV)
      Lord, even now as we look at the evil which has come upon us, help us repent and turn to you.

He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 (NKJV)
      LORD, let this be on our hearts as we go to vote. LORD, lead us to springs of living water.

"You shall sow, but not reap; you shall tread the olives, but not anoint yourselves with oil; and make sweet wine, but not drink wine. For the statutes of Omri are kept; all the works of Ahab's house are done; and you walk in their counsels, that I may make you a desolation, and your inhabitants a hissing. Therefore you shall bear the reproach of My people." Micah 6:15-16 (NKJV)
      Lord, in your mercy, spare us from the desolation we deserve. "O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure." Psalm 6:1 (NKJV)

Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; for the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping. The LORD has heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer. Psalm 6:8-9 (NKJV)
      LORD, you have heard the voice of my weeping; thank you.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7 (NKJV)
      LORD, I trust in you; help me remember your name at all times.

A word received: Look to me when you are weighed down with heavy burdens. I will carry them for you.

ST. ANN'S AMSTERDAM PRAYER TABLE REPORT -- (Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, 10-11 a.m. on the lawn in front of our church. Windy and damp but NOT raining. We were able to stay outside. James Bryant and Deacon Alan presiding at His table today.)

For about the fourth week in a row, a young mother who had never been to the table came to have a child blessed. This was her baby boy, PAVRE. This seems to be a case of "word getting around" that we give blessings for babies and young children. It is a wonderful privilege to bless a child! ...

Please pray for HELEN, another first-time visitor who obviously has heard about us. She came for prayer only. She is quite sick and facing surgery before she drives to Florida for the winter. Please join us in prayer for her. She is very afraid of the operation.

SCENES, REQUESTS -- A lot of people came this day, but many more will come in the next two weeks because people in our neighborhood are running out of money near the end of the month and are grateful for anything we can give them to eat. You donations of canned goods, mac and cheese, etc., are greatly needed and appreciated. ... Please go through your closets and see if you have any clean, used winter coats you no longer want or need. The weather is getting colder and the need is great. That coat hanging in the back of your closet that you no longer wear just might help some neighbor get through the coming cold winter. God bless you all!

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:30 - 6:10 p.m.. Torre Bissell from St. Ann's Amsterdam. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

+--indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

Jordan (staff) -- Great pain in leg for four weeks.

Kermit (staff) -- Prayer for steadiness in Jesus.

+William (Resident) -- Prayer to ge forward steadily with Jesus and no backsliding.

Dan (staff) -- Prayer for protection of the community meal from disruption and drama.

Ted (volunteer in 80s) -- Prayer that he will continue to live independently and for his daughter Camille.

Gary (staff) -- Prayer for peace at the community meal and for his message at the beginning of the meal.

Stephen (man) -- Prayer about the instability in our country.

+Janice (older woman)

Ronnie (woman) -- She is trying to stop smoking. Where she lives is surrounded by drugs.

+Nelson (boy 9) -- Prayers for birthday blessings. +Jessily (his mom) -- Prayer that she will be guided in raising Nelson.

Albany Intercessor

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