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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

 

2019 08 07

O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. Psalm 139:1-2 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, thank you for knowing me for who I am – both the good and the bad.

You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Psalm 139:3 (NKJV)
     Father, you know me when I don’t know myself.

For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. Psalm 139:4 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, guide the words I speak to myself and to others.

You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Psalm 139:5 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help me accept the boundaries you have set for me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it. Psalm 139:6 (NKJV)
     Jesus, I trust you to guide me through this day.

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? Psalm 139:7 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, thank you for always being with me.

If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. Psalm 139:8 (NKJV)
     LORD, wherever I go, you are there with me. Help me remember that when I am feeling defeated.

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Psalm 139:9 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help me fly away and be at rest.

Even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:10 (NKJV)
     LORD, please continue to hold me up.

If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me," even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You. Psalm 139:11-12 (NKJV)
     LORD, you can see even when all is dark to me.

And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:24 (NKJV)
     LORD, lead me in the way everlasting.

A Word Received: I Am with you; rest in my arms of love.

Albany Intercessor
     
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PT/MC Jail Reports, St. Ann's Amsterdam, August 5, 2019
     DCN ALAN and DCN MARYCAROL -- So pleased to tell you what spectacular Prayer Table and the Services From the Reserved Sacrament ministries occurred this past Monday (August 5) in our neighborhood. Our Lord was as always very visible and demonstrative in His works in our very midst. Please continue to pray for these ministries in His name in Montgomery County.
     Prayer Table -- Monday dawned beautifully, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky as we set up three tables on our lawn in front of the church on Division Street -- one labeled "Prayer Table" that was strictly for anointing with Holy Oil and prayer, one for free used (sometimes new) and clean clothing, and one for Deacon MaryCarol's ongoing sox giveaway for all ages and both genders. "Sock it to Me Sundays" will continue for two more Sundays if you want to keep the contributions coming strong. She has already evenly passed out well over 100 pairs of sox with many to give away in upcoming Mondays. A lot of clothing also was given out and a little bit more food than usual. We have had some generous contributions of soups, mac and cheese and stews and chili cans donated for which we are so grateful. (So are our neighbors who took them!) We prayed for three people: CONSUELA, who has waged an amazing battle against a critical disease the past two years and appears to be winning it, LUCY, who sought prayer for her brother's mother who is quite ill, and BRIAN, who is courageously refusing to give in to an illness of his own.
     MCCF -- Quite a turnout this Monday evening. We had 5 women and 17 men come to our services for a total of 22. That's the largest turnout of the summer! Lively discussions followed the readings at each of the four pods. Most of the inmates agreed that the basic message of the Luke story of Jesus' parable of the rich landowner was "Don't be greedy!" or "You can't take it with you, so seek the comfort of God and not the comforts of this world." One man said, "If you focus on getting stuff you want in life instead of being generous for God, you may discover that the very things you coveted are bad for you and may even destroy you." One other inmate who is a studious reader of the bible pointed something out to us all in his pod: "Did you know Noah built the ark according to the proportions God gave him, and that the design is similar to the proportions of a man in a larger scale? And the entrance was on the side of the ark, just like the side of Jesus that was pierced with a lance. And just as the wood of the ark saved Noah and his family and the animals, the very wood of the cross Jesus died on for us saved US!"
     These inmates asked for your intercessory prayers for themselves and noted loved ones: Keith (and Betty and Edward), Eddie (and wife who is ill at home), Bobby, Man (no name; for the Hook family at home), Dave, Ray (and family), Lamont, Adrian (and brother, family and girlfriends.)
     Keep praying! God bless you all!!

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