Monday, November 07, 2016
2016 11 07
LORD, help us humble ourselves before you, pray, and seek your face, and turn from our wicked ways, so that you will hear from heaven and forgive our sins and heal our land.
Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.' But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.' Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' " Luke 14:16-20 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us repent of making excuses for not coming to your table. Help us come in Spirit and truth.
"So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.' " Luke 14:21 (NKJV)
Father, please help us welcome all whom you have brought to the wedding feast of the Lamb.
"And the servant said, 'Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.' Then the master said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.' " Luke 14:22-24 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us make room for all whom you have called.
Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the LORD is coming, for it is at hand: Joel 2:1 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us hear the trumpet call and repent.
The LORD reigns; Let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad! Clouds and darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. Psalm 97:1-2 (NKJV)
LORD, let your righteousness and justice be the foundation stones of this nation.
Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in His commandments. Psalm 112:1 (NKJV)
LORD, help me to be such a man.
Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. Psalm 112:4 (NKJV)
Father, we are a nation walking in darkness; help us see by your light.
He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is established; he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire upon his enemies. Psalm 112:7-8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, give me a steadfast heart which is not shaken by current events. Establish my hear upon your truth, love and mercy.
A word received: Weep for those who hold my little ones in contempt. The day of my judgment is coming.
Notes from the front line
I had a wonderful weekend with our son Brereton and his family in Connecticut to celebrate his 50th birthday.
Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, November 3, 2016, 4:30 - 6:10 p.m.. Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady and Torre Bissell from St. Ann's Amsterdam and Bellvue Reformed 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
199--"199 Promises of God", a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
(volunteers) -- We prayed for peace at the community meal.
+ Jahani (man) -- He rejoiced to say that he has been clean for 6 months. He asked for prayer for his grandfather who is in hospital.
+ (man came up and gave us this verse) -- But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible." Mark 10:27 (NKJV)
Chuck (volunteer) -- For he and Teresa who both have bad colds.
Torre and Chuck (volunteers) -- We prayed for Ted (volunteer) who has been in and out of the hospital.
+ Anthony (man) -- He needs a job with enough hours to support himself.
Katy (woman) -- She asked prayer for her son Dixon who needs a home.
199 + Bridget and + Lloyd (young couple) -- The confessed their sins and budens to Jesus and accepted his cleansing. (Big smile from Bridget when she heard she was clean.
+ Joslyn and + Xavier (teenagers) -- They prayed for unity in their family.
++++ Gary (staff) -- For greater trust in God and for his family and for steadiness.
+ Peter (man) -- He asked prayer for his family, friends, and kids with cancer.
Torre and Chuck (volunteers) -- We prayed for Sheila who has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Glenn (man) -- He asked prayer that his landlord would find good tenants.