Saturday, February 17, 2018

2018 02 17

I am discontinuing my landline phone as of February 24th. Please call or message me on my cell phone at 518 605 1150.

Please pray for vocations to the Sisters of St. Mary.

Please pray that Bishop Dan and Carol will be restored to full health.

"I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. John 17:20-21 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for the witnesses you sent to me to bring me to you.

Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us to be one in you.

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. Philippians 4:10 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us recognize the opportunities you give us to help your saints.

I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Philippians 4:12 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help me do all that you are asking of me.

"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Now I will bring back the captives of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name-- after they have borne their shame, and all their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, when they dwelt safely in their own land and no one made them afraid. Ezekiel 39:25-26 (NKJV)
     LORD, bring back the whole house of Israel to you.

And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,' says the Lord GOD." Ezekiel 39:29 (NKJV)
     Father, pour out your Holy Spirit on all of us.

In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; deliver me in Your righteousness. Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily; be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me. Psalm 31:1-2 (NKJV)
     O LORD, I put my trust and hope in you.

MY TIMES ARE IN YOUR HAND; deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me. Psalm 31:15 (NKJV)
     My times are in your hand, O LORD.

You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion FROM THE STRIFE OF TONGUES. Psalm 31:20 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, shut the mouths of those who speak evil of others.

A Word Received: Wait on my promise.

Albany Intercessor

CITY MISSION PRAYER TABLE, February 15, 2018, Torre Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo
+ received a cross
1.     Calvin – Came over for a blessing.
2.     Dan – His wife has a court appearance because she forgot to renew the dog license. This was during a time when family was going through grieving from a loss of a family member. Pray no repercussion will come from court appearance.
Pray for Dan's daughter, Summer and his grandson Jackson for protection and God's intervention due to a restraining order on the father.
3.     Chuck – His brother-in-law David broke his leg. We pray for him to use Godly discernment on where to live and to get/accept care.
4.     + Pete – Pray for the victims of the Florida school shooting.
5.     Calvin and Deb are getting married next Thursday. Pray for God's blessing on their marriage.
6.     ++ Anthony – Protection from influences that cause him to react in a negative way. Protection from the devil. Repentance of sin and God's forgiveness will protect him. Renewed his commitment to Jesus as his Savior.
7.     Torre – Pray for the Alpha class tonight and the upcoming Holy Spirit Weekend at Bellevue Reformed Church. Pray for all in attendance at both functions.

Prayer Request/PT and MC Jail Reports, St. Ann's Amsterdam
DCN ALAN and DCN MARYCAROL -- Just to keep every one of you intercessory prayer warriors out there informed, this Monday (Feb. 12) was another tremendous day/evening of ministry to our neighbors in our area and also at the Montgomery County correctional Facility.
     Prayer Table -- It wasn't that bad outside, but since there was little room to set up tables on the patio and sidewalk, James Bryant and I (Alan) decided to hold the prayer table indoors again. We used to need to put out a folding sign on the sidewalk to let people know that we would be indoors, but word of mouth is so widespread in our neighborhood now that we are there EVERY Monday that we no longer need to do that. About 30-35 people visited us today, and we gave out a ton of clean, used clothing and also the free non-perishable food (we also give out such items as oranges, bananas and potatoes) was gratefully accepted by our visitors. Whereas last Monday we only had ONE person ask for anointing for prayer, today was a different story. LUCY asked for prayer for herself and her husband. They were driving on Market Street yesterday when another driver struck them coming off of Bunn Street. No one was injured, but Lucy and her husband are both experiencing pain and headaches today. MARIA asked for prayer for her son ORLANDO, who is quite ill. DARCY asked for continued prayer for a personal situation (God knows the details), and OMAYRA requested anointing and private prayer for her health. The following people signed the church prayer sheet "For Healing and for Special Needs" and would like you to pray for them: Luis, Selena, Iva, Omayra and Maria.
     Montgomery County correctional Facility -- We ministered to 21 men and 2 women this week. Volunteer Anne Degroff joined us deacons for what we grinningly referred to as "Ash Monday." That's because the sheriff at MCCF granted us permission to celebrate the disposition of ashes to the inmates, and therefore we started Lent a couple days ahead of everyone. We weren't sure how the offer to receive ashes would be received, but we wanted to give it a try and so we were elated to have the opportunity. We are happy to tell you that EVERYONE of the 23 inmates we saw wanted the ashes. A few great highlights: One man told us during our readings discussion period (we've instituted this instead of giving a brief sermon) that he has been reading the bible we gave him a month ago every morning for a few hours a day, and he is especially intrigued by how the four different gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke and John will teach us in different ways about the same topic -- which in this case was the Transfiguration of Jesus. That's a very astute observation. Another inmate told us he believes God has given him a gift since he has been incarcerated, and that is that he can now see the glory of Jesus in a way he hadn't experienced it before. One sad note: For the second week in a row, we saw that another inmate who had been released just before Christmas is back in the MCCF for running afoul of the law again. That is always so disheartening to see. It seems to be very difficult for some inmates who are released to fit back into society smoothly and not wind up doing the same things which got them in trouble in the first place. The lure of drugs, alcohol, etc., just seems to be too much for some of them to combat and overcome. Please pray for these people who asked for your prayers for themselves and/or loved ones: Harry (and Rita and Heather), Eric (and family), Daniel (and all of God's children), John (and all the Bublak family), Kyle (and the Heflin family), Tyreck, Clifford (and Joyce), Rosie, Joni, Edwin (and Cheka and Selena), Shelby (and Sammie), Linda. Boyd (and Alexis, Elle and Patricia).

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