Please pray for Bishop Bill, the Standing Committee, and the clergy and laity of this diocese as we cope with the decisions of the Episcopal General Convention.
Father, please put on all of us the shoes of the preparation to share the gospel of peace; gird our loins with your truth; put on us the breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet of salvation. Place on our arm the shield of faith with which to quench every fiery dart of the evil one; and place in our hand the sword of your Spirit which is your word; that having stood all, we might yet stand. Finally, help us to be strong in Jesus and in the power of his might, and cast off from us the chains of apathy that keep us from speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Thank you. (See Ephesians 6:10-20)
And it came to pass, when He came near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, saying, "Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. And if anyone asks you, 'Why are you loosing it?' thus you shall say to him, 'Because the Lord has need of it.' " Luke 19:29-31 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help me follow Jesus' directions.
Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: "'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the LORD!' Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" Luke 19:37-38 (NKJV)
Father, please help us join in this rejoicing at Jesus' coming.
Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. Romans 15:7 (NKJV)
Jesus, please let my home be a haven of peace and blessing for all who enter here.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NKJV)
God of hope, fill us with your joy and Holy Spirit.
And in that day it shall be that living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea; in both summer and winter it shall occur. Zechariah 14:8 (NKJV)
LORD, let your living waters flow through us.
Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day. Psalm 25:4-5 (NKJV)
LORD, lead us and guide us in your way of salvation.
A Word Received: Walk with me on my path; I will direct your footsteps.
CITY MISSION PRAYER TABLE, November 29, 2018, Torre Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo
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1. Dan – Pray for his nephew Jake (age 22) who has problems with his liver. Pray for God's healing throughout his body, touching every cell of his liver. Dan's sister is asking for prayer for him, and we pray for her to have peace.
2. Ken – He will be moving into his own apartment soon. We pray that it will be a haven of peace and blessing for him and for all who go there. We pray that he will remain steady in Jesus.
3. Paul – We pray that he continue to lean on and learn from God with all that he received from the Mission. He prayed that we will stay in touch.
4. + Joseph – Pray for his family. He has been separated from them for 3 months. Pray for restoration and forgiveness. Lord, give him your peace and comfort. Joseph rededicated his life to Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
5. Ade and Kari – Pray they will get an apartment soon so they can get their child (Adrian) back from foster care. Pray for reliable communication between them and Social Services.
6. Rev. Tyrone – We pray that the Lord bless and anoint Rev. Tyrone as he ministers to the lost at the Mission. We pray that the Lord give words of encouragement. Additionally, Rev. Tyrone prayed for us that God will bless us and help us to remain faithful to being at the prayer table each Thursday.
7. Tom – Mike and Kelly are friends who he prays will begin to make better choices in their lives, and follow the path to be clean and restored. We especially pray for them to find and proclaim Jesus as Lord of their lives.
We also pray for Tom's family to be safe and that Tom follow where God leads to keep him strong in his faith.
8. Justin – We pray that there will be a final dismissal of the charges against him and that he be freed of any anxiety. Justin gave a PTL that he presently has a girlfriend who is having a positive affect on him. Justin also asked for prayer for getting a better job, one that he has pending at Union College.
9. + Robert - Pray for a hedge of protection around his family. Pray that Robert will get the help he needs, and that the new medication he is on will help his bi-polar condition.
10. Gayle – She is having ear problems that are giving her concern. We pray for healing of her ears and relief of pain, as well as discernment with treatment.
11. +++ Carlos took some crosses and we pray that they bless whoever he gives them to.
12. + Tyisha – Pray for a hedge of protection around her and in her spirit. She feels she is being attacked by a demon who is accusing her of doing wrong things. Lord, we come against this in the name of Jesus and pray your blood over these thoughts. Give her a sense of your presence in her to help her feel your safe, secure hand on her.