Then those who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: "Hosanna! 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" Mark 11:9-10 (NKJV)
Jesus, come into my heart more today.
And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?' Acts 22:7 (NKJV)
Lord, speak to those who persecute your people.
Then a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good testimony with all the Jews who dwelt there, came to me; and he stood and said to me, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight.' And at that same hour I looked up at him. Acts 22:12-13 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for the work of your Spirit that you could turn Saul for an enemy to “Brother Saul”. Please give us all such sight.
Then he said, 'The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth. For you will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard. Acts 22:14-15 (NKJV)
Father, please help me know your will and do it.
These all wait for You, that You may give them their food in due season. Psalm 104:27 (NKJV)
LORD, thank you for your provision for me.
A Word Received: Look to me for help in times of distress.
CITY MISSION PRAYER TABLE, Torre Bissel and Chuck Rinaldo, August 15, 2019
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1. Miguel gave a PTL for answered prayer for the safe delivery of his granddaughter and safety for his daughter. He also gave thanks that he is able to see the next generation of his family.
2. Jordan – We pray the Lord continue to strengthen and equip Jordan with good health, and for him to be filled with the living water of the Lord's joy as Jordan does his work at the Mission.
3. + Derrick – He is studying boxing and marshal arts and asks for prayer to perfect his art form, and for protection for himself and for his opponents.
4. + Francisco asks for prayer for family restoration and for him to get back with his wife.
5. +++ Anthony asked for prayer for the Mission and for himself that he will be able to do the work at the Mission with the Lord's help to minister to those at the Mission with the living water and joy of Lord.
6. Chuck – Pray for him to remember to take his medication at night. Also pray for a good used electric dryer to become available.
7. Fred (a volunteer) – We all prayed for our children's salvation.
8. + Christina asks for God's protection and for His timing as she is trying to leave an abusive relationship; provide a safe place for her to go.
9. Steven – Pray for his dad to quit smoking. Also asked for prayer for a woman to share his life as his wife with God at the center.
10. Justin – Pray he stay steady in his work. We also pray for his relationship with his girlfriend to be respectful of each other and that it will grow as a God centered union.
11. Tehena – Pray for God's protection and wisdom to stay away from those that mean to harm her or lead her into problems and bad situations.
12. + Chad – He dedicated his life to Jesus and asks for God's help to release him from his addiction to alcohol. We pray for restoration in a new life in Christ, filled with the direction of the Lord.
13. + Brandon has returned to the area to help take care of his elderly parents. He asks for prayer to give him the wisdom, discernment and strength to know how to minister to them and for protection from stress as he deals with the situation.
PT/MC Jail Reports, St. Ann's Amsterdam, August 12, 2019
DCN ALAN and DCN MARYCAROL -- Our Lord was once again moving mightily about our neighborhood yesterday (August 12) in our regular Monday St. Ann's ministries of the Prayer Table on the church lawn in the morning and the Services From the Reserved Sacrament at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Auriesville in the evening. Here's a snapshot of what took place at each venue:
Prayer Table -- Just a delightful morning with blue sky and not a drop of rain, for a change. We had around 15 or 20 people stop by for prayer, free and non-perishable food items, and clean, used (sometimes new) clothing. In addition, Deacon MaryCarol again handed out many pairs of sox for both men and women as part of our "Sock it to Me Sundays" ministry. This coming Sunday will be the final day we will be collecting your sox donations. She will continue to distribute the balance of the sox this late summer and autumn as long as they last.
MCCF -- We had 6 women and 13 men attend the four pod services, which was a pretty nice turnout of inmates. One thing we have noticed in recent visits is that quite a few people have either been released or transferred elsewhere, but there seems to be two or three inmates in each pod who have been there most of the spring and summer and they have reached out to new people and encouraged them to come to the services to hear and discuss His word. This is a wonderful thing to behold and experience. So many of the inmates who have been there awhile have grown immensely in their spiritual journeys.
As always, there were interesting discussions and observations after the readings of the day. One inmate said of the Luke gospel reading, "The Master of the story obviously is Jesus, and He has been telling us the last few weeks to be sure to be ready when He comes again, and also to not be greedy for stuff here on Earth." Another man pointed out, "So much of following God has to do with faith. If you have faith, like Abraham obviously did, that God will come through for you, chances are He will. If you don't think He will, He probably won't."
These inmates asked for your intercessory prayers for themselves and noted others: Timothy(and Norma and Betty), Wayne, Edward, Dave (and the Hook family), Adrian (and family members and girlfriends), Ray (and kids and family.), Tiffany (and Orion, Bryan and family), Gina (and family), Kylie (and family), Cara, Keandra (and for justice in upcoming court date), Dana.
Please continue to pray for these ministries. God bless you all!