Saturday, February 10, 2018

2018 02 10

Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death." John 8:51 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help me keep your word.

Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. Romans 14:1 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me recognize which things are doubtful and not dispute them lest I damage someone's faith.

For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. Romans 14:7-8 (NKJV)
     Thank you Lord.

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17 (NKJV)
     Father, please bring me to righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Thank you.

He sends the springs into the valleys, they flow among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. Psalm 104:10-11 (NKJV)
     Father, please let me drink of your living water.

Man goes out to his work And to his labor until the evening. Psalm 104:23 (NKJV)
     Father, please help me go forth daily to the work you have for me.

A Word Received: Look to me for hope that does not disappoint.

Albany Intercessor

CITY MISSION PRAYER TABLE, February 8, 2018, Chuck Rinaldo
1.     Gary – Pray for the needs of people, pray also that we can come to the Lord for our needs no matter how big or small. Pray that those who do not know Jesus will come to accept him.
2.     Man came by to give praise and thanks for Jesus as Lord and Savior of his life.
3.     Ahlim – He is a first time father and he wants prayer that God will equip him to be the kind of father that teaches his daughter, Ah' Milah, respect, caring and that she will develop independence.
4.     Rodney – Pray for him to keep focused in his classroom and that he will succeed to full term and graduate. Give him your peace and assurance Lord.
5.     Jordan – Pray for stamina and strength to continue to do the work at the Mission.
6.     Dan asked prayer for Mary Jane who is dying of pancreatic cancer. Pray that Dan can comfort her and that he can model the love of Christ to the family. Pray also for Mary Jane's comfort and release from her pain and suffering as she moves ever closer to being with the Lord.
7.     Anthony – He gave a PTL. His son is here and he is helping him move in to his place and getting settled in.

St. Ann's Amsterdam Prayer Table/Montgomery County Correctional Facility 2/5/2018 Jail Report
DCN ALAN and DCN MARYCAROL -- Snowy, windy start to the usual neighborhood ministry Monday (February 5), but both events were successful again.      Prayer Table: We had 17 persons come to the weekly Prayer Table, which we set up indoors in the Parish Hall due to the harsh weather. James Bryant was busy handing out free food we offer (including leftover pastries from Sunday's delicious brunch for Bishop Love's visit) and many fine warm clothing articles were gratefully taken as well. Every prayer table session is different, and this one was a little unusual in that only one person asked for anointing of Holy Oil and prayer. That was LYDIA, who is fighting a serious disease and comes every Monday for prayer. God knows the details. The following people also signed the document "For Healing and for Special Prayers," so please keep these people in your prayers this week: Selena, Orestes, John, Darcy and Steve.      Montgomery County Correctional Facility services: Volunteer Anne DeGroff joined us deacons for the four pod services this evening, and we had 21 men and four women attend. A few special things to report, we're happy to say. First, we in recent weeks have decided to forego the mini-sermons we have taken turns giving and instead have simply done the three readings and the psalm and then asked for comments, questions from the inmates. At the B pod, one of the men (Danny) spoke up and told us he enjoys the Mark gospel but prefers the John gospel. We asked him why, and he replied "Jesus just has so many interesting conversations with people in the Gospel of John. I've been reading that gospel booklet you gave me every day and I love when he talks with Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman at the well." wow! Second, another great thing that happened is that one of the female guards wondered out in the hallway what books we were handing out to the inmates and asked to see what we offered. She asked if she could have one of the copies of the Gospel of John that we hand out each week (in both Spanish and English) and of course we gladly gave her one. That's the first time a guard has asked for a bible or gospel. One unhappy note to tell you about: one of the male inmates who had completed his sentence and was released in December got in some kind of trouble last week and is back in the facility again. This is something we have witnessed in the last half year we have been doing the services there again. It seems that sometimes the men and women get released and get home, but sometimes they resume their associations with the people they got into trouble with the law with in the first place and go right back to bad habits. The following people there asked you to remember them (and in some cases family members) in your intercessory prayers: Karson (and Briana, Shylah, Syrina), Boyd (and Alexia, Elle and Patricia), Eric (and family and girlfriends), Angel (and family and friends), David (and Miranda), Shelby (and Mary), Elizabeth, Daniel (and Kathleen), Nicole, Jessica (and family), John (and Skyla, Daniel and Amy), the Heflin family, Ernest (and Pat), Edwin, Jonathan (and Liduvia, his mom), Selena, Linda (and Cheka). One more thing to add: we have been granhted permission to bring ashes to the services next Monday, so we will be celebrating, er, "Ash Monday" with inmates.
God bless you all. Thank you for your continued support of God's ministries to our neighbors.

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