Friday, April 28, 2017
2017 04 27-28
as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying: "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the LORD; make His paths straight. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough ways smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.' " Luke 3:4-6 (NKJV)
Lord, prepare your way in my heart and make all the crooked places straight in my heart and mind. Let me see your salvation worked out in my life.
Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. Luke 3:8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help me have the fruit of repentance and lay aside all excuses.
And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 1 John 2:28 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me abide in you and set me free from all shame.
He will subdue the peoples under us, and the nations under our feet. Psalm 47:3 (NKJV)
LORD, subdue us and set us free from love of worldly pleasures. Bring this nation to new life in you.
A word received: Listen; listen for my word to you.
Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4:50 - 6:20 p.m.. Torre Bissell from St. Ann's Amsterdam and Bellevue 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
+ (man) -- May I have a cross?
Tony (volunteer) -- We prayed there would be no side effects with new medicine dosages.
Jorday (Staff) -- We prayed for continued complete healing from cancer, and gave thanks he is back from the bone marrow treatment in Seattle.
Torre (volunteer) -- Lord, help me build a new life.
+Lloyd (man) -- He pulled a muscle in his leg and he is having trouble in his relatiionship with his girlfriend Bridget.
Kelly (young girl) -- She has a bad tooth and has a consultation scheduled for May 2nd. She is afraid.
+ 199 Mark (young man) -- He asked prayer for his father Robert who has heart problems; and Mark is about to start grad school and is anxious about it.
Angel (woman) -- She asked prayer for herself and Dante and their new apartment and for her oldest son Randy who is not mentally stable.
Dabid (volunteer) -- Prayed for God's blessing on him.
2017 04 28
John answered, saying to all, "I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Luke 3:16 (NKJV)
Jesus, come among us and baptize us with you Holy Spirit and with fire.
His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire." Luke 3:17 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, burn away the chaff in my life.
And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased." Luke 3:22 (NKJV)
Father, give us all your Spirit of Adoption.
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 1 John 3:1-3 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for the purifying hope you give us.
Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. 1 John 3:6 (NKJV)
Father, help me daily abide in Jesus.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up." Daniel 3:16-18 (NKJV)
Lord, the issues have not changed in all these years: But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." Acts 4:19-20 (NKJV)
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, For He shall receive me. Psalm 49:15 (NKJV)
God, I await your day of redemption from the power of the grave.
A word received: Keep sharing the good news of what I have done in your life.