But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. Luke 14:13
Holy Spirit, please help me invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind into my house. Bless the Schenectady City Mission for doing this.
And I said: "I pray, LORD God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You and observe Your commandments, please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant which I pray before You now, day and night, for the children of Israel Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel which we have sinned against You. Both my father's house and I have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against You, and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, nor the ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses. Nehemiah 1:5-7
Lord, we confess our sins to you as a people and as a church. Restore us to walking in your commandments. Thank you.
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; Psalm 19:7
LORD, convert our souls. Let our lives be a testimony to your love for us. Thank you.
A Word Received: Come to me; I Am waiting.
CITY MISSION PRAYER TABLE, Torre Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo, November 7, 2019
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Craig is recovering from back surgery. We continue to pray for God's healing touch to restore Craig to good health. We also pray for God to direct and comfort Craig as he navigates through all the procedures and proceeding as related to his civil suit.
Miguel gave a PTL that his son Anthony seems to be dealing with his relationship split in a more positive way.
+ Tommy asked for prayer to find a job. We pray for the Lord's provision to open doors of opportunity and to close doors of rejection.
Alvin was feeling a little stressed and somewhat fearful of being rejected in the program since he wants very much to stay in the program at the Mission.
Chuck – We pray for relief of pain in his left knee, hip and leg. We pray that the treatment he received will work.
+ Setnet asked for prayer for a job, a place to live and for him to have a better understanding about Jesus. We pray for God's provision to supply his needs, most of all we pray that a mentor come alongside of him to show him the way of the cross with Jesus at the center.
Connie claimed she heard that the Salvation Army is losing funding. We pray that the work of Salvation Army continue with the Lord's leading.
Jordan – We thank the Lord for Jordan's service at the Mission and we pray that he will be filled with the Lord's strength, and living waters of joy to continue his ministry service at the Mission.
Bruce (Scotia/Glenville volunteer leader) – His team from the school serves at the Mission and is going to participate in the Polar plunge to benefit the Special Olympic this weekend. We pray for the event to be successful and for the safety of all those who are taking part. We pray God bless them.
Isaiah – We pray for Jesus to guide Isaiah's steps, his thoughts and his daily walk in experiencing Jesus as part of his life.
+ Michael came to the prayer table for a cross. We pray that the true meaning of the cross will remind Michael of how much God loves him.
++ Carlos stopped by the prayer table after being absent for several months to say hello and to praise God for sustaining him through some recent trials. We pray that God bless him and continue to strengthen him in his daily walk.
Naomi came by to give a PTL for answered prayer in getting an apartment, which is a step in the right direction for getting her children back. We pray for success.
Gail is still dealing with all the red tape and misinformation and lack of helpful service in getting her dog back. She has a court date this Tuesday, November 12 to present her case. We pray for Gail's state of mind to be comforted by God's Holy Spirit and that she trust that the Lord is going before her and continues to be with her in all this mess. Pray as she goes before the court that she have a quiet spirit and a peaceful state of mind.
Wendy asked for prayer to be free from the cold and flue that she has. We pray for God's healing touch to ease her discomfort.
Eleanor came by to say hello. She is in town to visit her grandchildren. We pray a blessing on the time she will spend with them and for safe travels when she returns home.