Friday, May 14, 2021

2021 05 14

Amen Choir - Come Christians Join to Sing

18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:18 (NKJV)
     LORD, you are my joy and my hope.

10 If you faint in the day of adversity, Your strength is small. Proverbs 24:10 (NKJV)
     Father, though my strength is small, I know that I can look to you in every adversity.

Jesus Paid It All by Brooke Ligertwood

6 So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV)
     Jesus, it is not our strength which matters, but yours.

This is a day for small things, who would dare to despise it. Zechariah 4 10a (JB)
     Holy Spirit, though our beginnings are small, we are not afraid because we know that you can bless and increase them.

Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here - Heavens Mutambira & Amplified Praise
     Holy Spirit, come upon us as we assemble to worship Jesus.

A Word Received: I Am the rock, the foundation stone on which you are to build. Don't look elsewhere for the work I have called you to. Come to me for a sure and certain hope.

Albany Intercessor

Thursday, May 13, 2021

2021 05 13

Christ is Made the Sure Foundation
     Jesus, be the sure foundation for the ministry of the Anglican Church in North America.

5 And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes, 6 as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, "By what power or by what name have you done this?" 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the 'stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.' 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. 14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. Acts 4:5-14 (NKJV)
     Jesus, let our speech and actions give testimony to the fact that we have spent time with you. Though we are common, you empower us to do uncommon things.

Fanfare for the Common Man, New York Philharmonic, James Levine

15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 saying, "What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name." 18 And they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." Acts 4:15-20 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, empower our witness to what Jesus has done among us. Set us free to proclaim all that you want to accomplish in and through us. Fill us with the hope of the resurrection, no matter what threats may come. Thank you.

A Word Received: I Am the foundation stone for the church. Do not build on any other foundation for all other foundations will crumble and fall.

Albany Intercessor

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

2021 05 12

Sing Hal-le-lu-jah (with lyrics)

Psalm 23:1-6 (NKJV)
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
     Jesus, please shepherd me so that I do not want.

2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.
     Holy Spirit, lead me to a place of rest and refreshment.

3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.
     Father, lead me in your paths of righteiousness.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
     Lord, let me walk throught that valley with the hope of the resurrection. I look for your words of comfort and your rod and staff to guide me.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
     In the face of all that would tear me down, you have set your table before me to feed me with hope of the life that is to come.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.
     Jesus, please help me dwell in your house in your peace and experience your goodness and mercy all the days of my life.

As the deer pants for the water - Robin Mark

A Word Received: I have a place of rest and hope prepared for my flock. Live in the expectation of the good that I have prepared for you.

Albany Intercessor

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

2021 05 11

1 Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." Luke 11:1 (NKJV)
     Lord, teach us to pray.

2 So He said to them, "When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.” Luke 11:2 (NKJV)
     Father, may your name be held holy by your people and your will done among us as it is in heaven.

3 “Give us day by day our daily bread.” Luke 11:3 (NKJV)
     Father, we look to you for our daily provision of food, your Spirit, and your word.

4 “And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one." Luke 11:4 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, give us an eagerness to forgive others, even those who have wronged us. Guard our hearts from temptation.

13 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!" Luke 11:13 (NKJV)
     Father, flood us with your Holy Spirit.     

18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. 19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; James 1:18-19 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us leave behind all temptations to wrath and speaking evil of others.

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me to be a doer of the word, whatever the cost.

11 "Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, 12 lest--when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; 13 and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; 14 when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; Deuteronomy 8:11-14 (NKJV)
     LORD, you have brought me out of bondage into the freedom and hope of the resurrection. Thank you.

A Word Received: I have given you faith, hope and love as your heritage. Live these out day by day and share with others the hope that is in you.

Albany Intercessor

Monday, May 10, 2021

2021 05 10

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, you are the Christ and the hope of the resurrection.

21 And He strictly warned and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day." Luke 9:21-22 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me look forward as Jesus did, even if it means suffering for him.

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? 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. Luke 9:23-26 (NKJV)
     Father, help me lose all to gain Jesus and the resurrection to come. Help me surrender the past to you and look forward to the future you have for me.

1 James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, James 1:1-2 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me find more joy in my life with Jesus.

3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:3-5 (NKJV)
     Jesus, I ask for a renewed life in you and wisdom to live it day by day.

A Word Received: Share the hope you have in me. Look for opportunities to share the hope I have given to you.

Albany Intercessor

Sunday, May 09, 2021

2020 05 09

"In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ..." (BCP 501)

A Word Received: I want my people to live in the hope of the reusrrection and at long last to leave this life knowing I have a better life for them with me forever.

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 1 Corinthians 15:1 (NKJV)
     Help each of us, Holy Sprit, to receive the good news of the gospel.

2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you--unless you believed in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:2 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help me hold fast the words of hope which have been preached to me.

3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:3 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you for dieing for our sins. I believe the truth of your Scriptures.

4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:4 (NKJV)
     Father, by faith and by those whom Jesus revealed himself to I believe in his resurrection.

5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 1 Corinthians 15:5-7 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for the witnesses you raised up to testify to Jesus' resurrection. Help me to be such a witness.

8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time. 1 Corinthians 15:8 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, thank you for helping us know Jesus' resurrection even though we were born out of due time.

Albany Intercessor

Friday, April 30, 2021

2021 04 30

Come, Christians, Join to Sing

'There is a balm in Gilead'.

18 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? 2 Samuel 7:18 (NKJV)
     Thank you, LORD, for all that you have done for me and my family.

27 Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you." Matthew 17:27 (NKJV)
     Jesus, thank you for the fish you hve sent so that we could pay our taxes.

4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, "Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch." 5 But Simon answered and said to Him, "Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net." 6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. Luke 5:4-6 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help us launch out into the deep and let down our nets to bring in the whole of the catch you have prepared for us.

5 Then Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any food?" They answered Him, "No." 6 And He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish. 7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea. 8 But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits), dragging the net with fish. 9 Then, as soon as they had come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread. John 21:5-9 (NKJV)
     Father, help us follow Jesus' instuctions about where and how we should fish to bring in the full catch. Help us by your Holy Spirit to ask for the help of others.

The Lord's my Shepherd - Stuart Townend [with lyrics]

A Word Received: You have a choice: you can fish all by yourself or you can fish in the ocmpany of my disciples. Seek my guidance every time you go out to fish for the right choice of companions.

Albany Intercessor