There were present at that season some who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:1-5)
Holy Spirit, please help each of us recognize our need for repentance and new life in Jesus.
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:12-15)
Grace is getting from God what we do not deserve. Mercy is not getting from God what we do deserve. Thank you Father for your grace and mercy towards us.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever. (Psalm 23:6)
Jesus, thank you for your goodness and mercy. Thank you for following behind me and comng between me and all of my past.
A word received: Pray for my people to hunger for what I have for them.
Monday: 1, 2, 3 * 4, 7; Ruth 1:1-18; 1 Tim. 1:1-17; Luke 13:1-9
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Ruth 1:19-2:13; 1 Tim. 1:18-2:8; Luke 13:10-17
Notes from the Front Line
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Faith in Action Sunday, May 19, 2013, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Darlene Chesnut and Torre Bissell on State St. It was rainy and cold but that is never an indicator of how many will come for prayer.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water
+Lloyd (man) — He is still in great pain from his sciatic nerve.
+Don (Older man) — He asked prayer for his wife Pat who has a cracked rib.
Binil — We prayed for his unborn baby boy that he would be strong and healthy and normal and that Sigi would have a safe and easy delivery at the right time.
+Margaret — We prayed for her to reach the calling God has for her.
+a Carl and +a Dede — He asked for the power to resist going back to drugs; she asked for a blessing on their marriage (they have been married two weeks).
+a Kevin — He is a student at Fulton-Montgomery College. We prayed for his success there.
+Ibrihim — He needs a place to stay; he is on the street.
+Moses — We gave thanks for his continued sobriety.
+Clifford — His vocal cords were destroyed in cancer surgery. We prayed for a miracle from Jesus to restore his voice.
+Jimmy — “a home”
+Stephen (young man) — He asked prayer “for my father and my mother and myself.” We reminded him that he had a Father in heaven who loves him. He gave us a big grin and said he knew that — he is a preacher’s kid.
+Angel — He asked prayer for himself and his family and for everyone in need of prayer.
+Ray (young man) — He asked prayer for good luck and that he would win the lottery. We prayed for peace of mind and God’s provision for him.
Katy — We prayed that God would provide for her.
+a Duanne (young man) — He is about to go into the Marines. We prayed for God’s protection for him.
+a Luigi (young man) — He asked prayer “for my family”.