Wednesday, May 18, 2022

2022 05 18

The St. Paul Church Choir / I'm so glad (Jesus lifted me)

The Padstow Leaving Shanty

15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void. 16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! 17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. 18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. 1 Corinthians 9:15-18 (KJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us be faithful stewards of the gospel.

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 (KJV)
     Jesus, help me play my part in your body.

9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:9-10 (KJV)
     Jesus, I pray that I will please you on the day I come before you.

13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; 14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. Philippians 1:13-14 (KJV)
     Father, I pray that the chains of your of your witnesses will be for the salvation of many.

19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. Philippians 1:19-20 (KJV)
     Holy Spirit, give me boldness in proclaiming our victory in Christ Jesus.

     I thank God for the life and witness of Deacon Larry and Jerusha Hubert who started the prayer table ministry on State St in front of Christ Church Schenectady. Grant them rest eternal with you, Jesus.

20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. Philippians 4:20-21 (KJV)
     Jesus, I live in the hope of the resurrection and rising to new life in glory.

Look For Me In Heaven by St Paul Church Choir 1947

A Word Received: Place your hope in me. I have won the victory over the grave and death by my dying and resurrection. Come join me in lives filled with hope for what I will and can do.

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

2022 05 17

Praise Him, Praise Him, Jesus My Blessed Redeemer (Hymn with words and music) - Fanny Crosby

What a friend we have in Jesus

53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. 54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?" 55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, "You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them." And they went to another village. Luke 9:53-56 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us follow Jesus' example and go on to those who will receive him.

57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Lord, I will follow You wherever You go." 58 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head." Luke 9:57-58 (NKJV)
     Lord Jesus, set us free from dependence on buildings and follow wherever you lead.

61 And another also said, "Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house." 62 But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." Luke 9:61-62 (NKJV)
     Father, so many have become like Lot's wife, always looking back and never producing anything for your kingdom.

1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: ...7 A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; Ecclesiastes 3:1...7 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us know when it is time to speak and time to be silent.

12 "Hear my prayer, O LORD, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner, as all my fathers were. Psalm 39:12 (NKJV)
5 And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A wandering Aramean ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous: Deuteronomy 26:5 (KJV/RSV)
     LORD, help me find my home and shelter in you.

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 1 John 4:7-11 (KJV)
     Jesus, let our love for one another be made manifest to all.

Fairest Lord Jesus - Maranatha Celtic

Lead On, O King Eternal (hymn, 11 am webstream)

A Word Received: Set your face to go forward as I did and leave the consequences and cost to me. There is a cost to following me; are you willing to really pay the cost? I love you and want you to come with me.

Albany Intercessor

Monday, May 16, 2022

2022 05 16

We are standing on holy ground

Give Thanks - Don Moen with Lyrics

18 And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" 19 So they answered and said, "John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again." 20 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered and said, "The Christ of God." Luke 9:18-20 (NKJV)
     Jesus, I pray that all in your church will be able to give Peter's answer.

23 Then He said to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? Luke 9:23-25 (NKJV)
     Father, help me daily choose to give all for Jesus.

26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father's, and of the holy angels. 27 "But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God." Luke 9:26-27 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, convert the hearts of those who are ashamed of Jesus and the gospel.

18 The LORD knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall be forever. 19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. 20 But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the LORD, Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away. Psalm 37:18-20 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us be in the generation of the upright.

1 I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure"; but surely, this also was vanity. 2 I said of laughter--"Madness!"; and of mirth, "What does it accomplish?" Ecclesiastes 2:1-2 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us recognize the vanity and folly of what passes on the socal media for truth.

16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:16-18 (NKJV)
     Father, please help us love with your love.

On Eagle's Wings

A Word Received: Come to me and lay your burdens down. I can carry them for you. I will not fail you, but I will do my will in my way and not the way of the world.

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, May 15, 2022

2022 05 15

All creatures of our God and King Hymn - Westminster Abbey

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us love one another with your love. Help us to be disciples who make disciples.

5 Then a voice came from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!" 6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Revelation 19:5-6 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us hear that voice and join in that chorus.

4 One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4 (NKJV)
     Father, help us speak your praises to the next generation.

9 'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 19:9-10 (NKJV)
     LORD, we have sinned, for we have left to the government to do what we should have been doing.

45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul. 46 Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles. 47 For so the Lord has commanded us: 'I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.' " 48 Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord. And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed. 49 And the word of the Lord was being spread throughout all the region. Acts 13:45-49 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help us hear and respond to your word and enter into eternal life.

A Word Received: Come into my presence and worship me.

Albany Intercessor

Saturday, May 14, 2022

2022 05 14

The Fisherman's Friends - Keep Hauling

Philippians 2:12-21 (NKJV)

12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
     Lord Jesus, I continue to press on.

13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. 14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,
     Father, I see the goal ahead, help me press on to answer your call in Christ Jesus.

15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
     Holy spirit, give us a quiet common mind as we walk the path to Calvary.

17 Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
     Holy Spirit, help me choose good models to follow.

18 For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me. 19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state.
     Jesus, I grieve for those who have gone astray.

20 For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.
     Jesus, please help me remain steady in my citizenship in the Kingdom so that I may be transformed and join with the saints in heaven.

The Padstow Leaving Shanty

The prayer table was blessed Thursday with 6 or 7 who stopped for prayer; some of them were homeless and carried all their possessions with them.
     Jesus, you knew what it meant to be a refugee in Egypt and without a home of your own - help your lost sheep find a sheepfold to live in.

A Word Received: Come, let me arm you with my Holy Spirit so that you will know the living power of Christ Jesus within you.

Albany Intercessor

Friday, May 13, 2022

2022 05 13

Love Divine, all loves excelling (Blaenwern) (+lyrics) - Westminster Abbey Commonwealth Day 2020

13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NKJV)
     A Word Received: Rejoice always.

1 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:1-4 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, give us a quiet common mind in you.

14 Do all things without complaining and disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. Philippians 2:14-16 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us look to your cross and leave behind all grumbling.

7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:7-11 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help us give over all things to your care, for you care for us.

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Philippians 3:12 (NKJV)
     Father, please help us press on to answer the upward call of Christ.

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)
     Jesus, cleanse my thinking so that I may think on those things thhat are good and pure and noble.

Westminster Abbey - Oh God Our Help in Ages Past

A Word Received: Look to me for light in your darkness. Shed forth my light among those who grope in spiritual darkness. Let your joy in me be evident to all.

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, May 12, 2022

2022 05 12

Luciano Pavarotti - Montreal - 1978 - Panis Angelicus (C├ęsar Franck)

6 Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the LORD had visited His people by giving them bread. Ruth 1:6 (NKJV)
     LORD, visit you people now and give them bread for their souls.

6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. 7 And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. 1 Kings 17:6-7 (NKJV)
     Jesus, we welcome and rejoice over every morsel you send our way to feed us.

15 You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger, And brought them water out of the rock for their thirst, And told them to go in to possess the land Which You had sworn to give them. Nehemiah 9:15 (NKJV)
     Father, feed us with bread from heaven.

39 He spread a cloud for a covering, And fire to give light in the night. 40 The people asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven. 41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out; It ran in the dry places like a river. Psalm 105:39-41 (NKJV)
     Father, please send us bread from heaven and water from the rock.

1 "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. Isaiah 55:1-2 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, give us wisdom to choose that which will nourish us.

11 Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11 (NKJV)
     Father, please give us this day's bread.

32 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." John 6:32-33 (NKJV)
     Jesus, you are the living bread which came down from heaven.

35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. John 6:35 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you for bringing me to new life.

42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Acts 2:42 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us to be steadfast in our fellowship with Jesus and each other.

The Priests - Panis Angelicus (In Concert At Armagh Cathedral)

A Word Received: I Am the living bread which comes from my Father; feast on me and find your life in fellowship with me.

Albany Intercessor