And He spoke a parable to them: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch? Luke 6:39 (NKJV)
Lord, give us leaders with vision.
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. Luke 6:40 (NKJV)
Jesus, train us as we follow you.
And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother's eye. Luke 6:41-42 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, give us clarity of vision.
"For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. Luke 6:43-44 (NKJV)
Father, please help me bear good fruit -- the fruit of your Holy Spirit.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, cleanse my heart so that good comes out of it.
"But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say? Luke 6:46 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us do what you ask of us.
Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. Luke 6:47-48 (NKJV)
Lord, unless you build the house we labor in vain.
But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great." Luke 6:49 (NKJV)
Father, so may have for gotten that the foundation is Jesus Christ and him crucified.
A Word Received: Come to me with empty hands knowing that I Am your provider.
SCHENECTADY CITY MISSION, Octobe 4, 2018, Torre Bissell
1. Dave -- Pray for Chuck's daughters wedding that Jesus will become real for the couple. Pray that also for this evening's meal.
2. +Blair -- Pray for the men in the program that they will do forth to this city and country as mighty warriors.
3. +Armando -- Pray that he will get a good job where he can support himself and a family.
4. +Robert -- Pray that he will walk by the light of Christ and be blessed by him.
5. +Kenneth -- Pray for strength to endure.
6. Ernie -- Pray that all the people who come to the meal would know God's peace.
7. Jordan -- Pray for the Holy Spirit to flood this place and give Jordan strength.
8. +Wendy -- Pray for her boyfriend. She needs to find an apartment.
9. Steve -- 16 yellow jackets have invaded his apartment. Pray that they will go away.
10. Justin -- He is happy the NY Yankees won a game. Pray for a wife and famly for him and for God's provision.
11. +Sandy -- Pray for her daughter Cherrie: her car has died -- needs transportation for four kids and to drive to work.
12. Carlos -- Pray for peace and rivers of living water to flow through his heart.
13. Bruce -- We gave thanks for his grandson Wesley's healing.
14. Ken -- Pray for grace to continue.
Prayer Table/Montgomery County Correctional Facility Jail Report, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, September 24, 2018
DCN ALAN and DCN MARY CAROL -- The prayer table and the evening Services From the Reserved Sacrament at Montgomery County Correctional Facility on Monday, Sept. 24, were both successful in their respective forms of outreach to the neighbors in our midst. Four people came for prayer needs, and many people from surrounding streets came to accept the free clean, used clothing we offer and the free non-perishable food we offer. (Note: We are finishing out the calendar year by distributing food and clothing on only the FINAL Monday of each month.) Therefore, this was a very busy Monday. About a dozen people were already at our church an hour ahead of when the prayer table opens. The four pod services at MCCF were God-filled. We had a downturn in attendance with 29 people attending (down from 41 last visit), but this may have been due in part to inmates being released or sent to state prison at the end of the month. However, the inmates who came were very eager to hear and talk about the word. Please continue your intercessory prayers for these ministries. We are ALL part of these arms of evangelism.
The following inmates asked for your individual prayers for them and their family members: Luis (and Tereza), Jose, Brandon, Tyshawn (and Alexis and baby King), Anthony, Alexander, Manny, Jonathan, Melissa, Betsy, Eric (and family and Fort Johnson Fire Company), Daniel, Boyd (and Alexia, Elle), Mary (and Carl), Drew, Bob (and family), Rebecca (and family), Kristen.