35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Matthew 24:35 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help us trust in your word which will endure forever.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Matthew 24:37-39 (NKJV)
Father, there will come a time of your judgment. Carry us through every torrent that would sweep us away.
42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. Matthew 24:42 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, give us watchful hearts.
14 "And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: 15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Revelation 3:14-16 (NKJV)
Lord, awaken your people to the great danger they are in by being luke-warm.
6 "Up, up! Flee from the land of the north," says the LORD; "for I have spread you abroad like the four winds of heaven," says the LORD. 7 Up, Zion! Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon." Zechariah 2:6-7 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us know when to flee from Babylon.
10 Listen, O daughter, Consider and incline your ear; Forget your own people also, and your father's house; 11 So the King will greatly desire your beauty; Because He is your Lord, worship Him. Psalm 45:10-11 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help us forget what is past and go forward as a bride to the bridegroom.
Breathe / What A Friend I've Found - Hillsong Worship
45 minutes of praise and worship:
Worship Circle Hymns | Live from REST 2019
A Word Received: Weep for my daughter, the church. Weep for the lost and lonely. Weep for my people who do not weep over their sins and apostasy. Weep and turn your heart to me so that I may renew your joy in me.
DEACON ALAN and DEACON MARYCAROL -- (Prayer Table report for St. Ann's of Amsterdam for Monday, Dec. 14) -- We had very light snow falling as we set up the Prayer Table on the sidewalk for prayer as well as for giving out free non-perishable food boxes (for family) and bags (for individuals) and also free clean, used winter clothing. Many thanks to Jody Demers, our office manager, for donating a brand-new pair of women's sneakers and half a dozen pair of brand-new winter gloves. Seven persons came to today's outdoor table despite the snow and cold. Today's high spot, one of them anyway, was regular visitor CAROL. She came early, while we were still inside the Parish Hall doing Morning Prayer. She said she came early because she enjoys hearing the end of the "mass" we do on Mondays. I explained it is Morning Prayer, part of what we call in our denomination the Daily Office. She listened carefully to the gospel and the rest of the Morning Prayer service. Brothers and Sisters, this is what a church looks like -- Bringing people to Christ! Thank you, Jesus, for putting this kind woman in our church path! Please also join me in praying for the other visitors who stopped by for prayer, food and clothing. NANCY, NATHANIEL, NADIA, MARIA, MADEA and a friend (no name given.) The Lord knows the details of each person's prayer need, but we will share with you that NADIA needs prayer support because her sister has dementia and can no longer be coming to the table with her as she has many times in the past few years. Nathaniel was a blessing to us. He wished us "Happy holidays" and thanked us for "... being out here for people." He declined food because he said, "I'm doing OK. Other people need it a lot more than I do, but thank you anyway." Nancy is very worried about whether or not her two older sisters can survive the pandemic's recent resurgence. She is afraid for both of them because they are both approaching 90.
God bless you all. Thank you so much for your continued intercessory support. And thank you to the anonymous donor(s) who dropped off a case of mac and cheese and a case of chili this morning before our church even opened!