Thursday, November 05, 2020

2020 11 05

6 But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. 7 Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask. 8 So she, having been prompted by her mother, said, "Give me John the Baptist's head here on a platter." 9 And the king was sorry; nevertheless, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he commanded it to be given to her. Matthew 14:6-9 (NKJV)
     Lord Jesus, so many are being led astray by whatever excites their fancy. Have mercy on us.

13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write: 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' " "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them." Revelation 14:13 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you that Jean has entered your rest. Bless the work of her hands.

10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel. Ezra 7:10 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, prepare the hearts of men and women in our day to seek your Law.

1 O God, why have You cast us off forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture? 2 Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, The tribe of Your inheritance, which You have redeemed-- This Mount Zion where You have dwelt. Psalm 74:1-2 (NKJV)
     LORD, remember us in this time of trial and travail.

A Word Received: Remember my deeds of old and let them give you hope for the present time.

     Prayer Table report from Deacon Alan and Deacon MaryCarol -- Our weekly Monday morning Prayer Table this day (Nov. 2) was held indoors in the Parish Hall due mostly to the cold and very windy weather of the day. It was so windy that nearby street signs were shaking from the wind! Nevertheless, two women (CAROL and NANCY) braved the bad weather conditions and came to see us. They are regulars who attend the table almost every week. Each took some clothing that had been left over from last Saturday's (successful) special Winter Clothing Giveaway and also took a bag of assorted non-perishable food items and each took a 2021 calendar. We prayed for their safety and continued good health. We also prayed for the several workmen who are putting up the new roof on our church. One of them came in to use the restroom during the Prayer Table hour and we prayed for him to be safe with that heavy wind. He smiled and said, "Don't worry ... I'm used to it!" Well, he got the prayer anyway.
     God bless you all and thank you for your support of this neighborhood ministry. Some may think it pointless to hold this table session each week if only two people show up. But we believe you cannot measure ministry by numbers. God doesn't ask us to be successful, but He DOES ask us to be faithful!

Albany Intercessor

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