Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” (Matthew 15:25-27)
Lord Jesus, I am willing to take whatever crumbs fall from your table for me.
WORD: Desire all that I have for you.
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. (Judges 17:6)
Lord, that is still true today. No one in our government speaks with your voice or authority and the people are being led into moral folly.
They forgot God their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, wondrous works in the land of Ham, awesome things by the Red Sea. (Psalm 106:21-22)
Father, help us by your Holy Spirit to remember your saving works.
Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the Gentiles, to give thanks to your holy name, to triumph in your praise. (Psalm 106:47)
Save us, Jesus, for your mercy is great.
Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do; for whatever he does, the Son also does in like manner. (John 5:19)
Father you have given us a Spirit of adoption as sons of yours. Help us to be like Jesus and do whatever you desire us to do.
WORD: Pray that I will give you ears to hear and eyes to see what I am doing.
I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is righteous, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the Father who sent me. (John 5:30)
Jesus, please bring us to that same standard of righteousness where we judge based on the Father’s will.
Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. (Psalm 125:1)
LORD, bring us to such a level of trust.
And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain. (Isaiah 4:6)
Jesus, you are my shelter from storm and rain, and my shelter from the heat of the day, and my place of refuge. Thank you.
Tuesday: , 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, ; Judges 18:1-15: Acts 8:1-13: John 5:30-47
Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; Judges 18:16-31: Acts 8:14-25: John 6:1-15
Notes from the Front Lines
***** Jesus Heals a Paralytic (Part:2 – Forgiveness) from Union Church of Manila Part 2 of Luke 5:17-26 by Pastor Steve Ruetschle at the Union Church of Manila, August 17, 2014 http://vimeo.com/103623391
***** SAINT ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, Aug. 18, 2014; 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. James Bryant, John Banfield and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)
a — anointed with Holy Oil.
t — received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
f — received free, non-perishable food we offer.
c — received free good, clean used clothing we offer.
f,t — BETSY — Has not come to the table for a few months but was waiting for us today. She asked prayers for her sister MARGARET, who does not believe in God and resents that Betsy DOES! We prayed that Margaret will eventually come to know Jesus.
f,c — EDWIN — Asked for a general prayer of blessing on him.
f,c — DONNA — She is the distance runner who always stop during her run. We prayed for her to be safe as she runs in and around Amsterdam.
f,c,t, t — TWO WOMEN (no names) — These two first-time visitors came and took food, clothing and crosses but politely declined prayer.
a — DARCY — This woman always comes for prayer and anointing with Holy Oil. She seldom takes any food.
f,c — NANCY — Gave her a prayer for safety and preservation.
a,t, f,c — MARIA — She was in the background and saw me anointing Darcy and praying for her, so she came over and pointed at the oil stock and nodded her head. We prayed for her good health and safety.
t,a — JODDY — Another person who used to come by regularly but has not in awhile. She said she lives further away now and can’t get to us as easily. She sat with us quite awhile and asked for prayer for an infected tooth that has been bothering her. She refused any food or clothing. She said “A lot of other people around here need it more than I do.”
RACHAEL — This young lady is my daughter! She lives in Canajoharie but was “checking out the table” while her daughter Katie was at the dentist around the corner. Rachael helped me bring out food and clothes for the people while she visited. (And what a dumb thing: I forgot to pray for her!)
t, f — ED — On his way over to the Masonic Temple for the free lunch he stopped for a cross and took a little food. We prayed for God to watch over him and protect him.
t — CARSON — This red-haired boy of about 13 came with his father (no name) and asked us for a cross. We prayed that he will always walk in God’s ways.
f,c — MARSHALL — Want to talk about breakthroughs? This man (who apparently has some behavioral problems) used to cuss at me and make gestures from the other side of the street. But John and James have both befriended him to the point where he now comes over regularly to visit with us and take a few items of food and clothing or shoes. But today for the FIRST time Marshall acknowledged my welcoming greeting to him. He looked at me and sort of smiled and said “I don’t need prayers from you because I walk with the Lord and I say my OWN prayers.” I told him, “I respect that!”
t,f,c — ALBERTO — He comes every week and always requests very special prayers. This time he wanted prayers for ” … all the people in the world who are infected with HIV, and also for people all over the world who have no place to call home.”
f,c,t,t — ANGIE — Asked for prayers for her two sons and one daughter “to be safe and come to know Christ.”
f,c — EDDIE (and son, no name given) — Asked for general prayer to be safe and to keep their good health.
f,c — BOB — Older man who is very large. This time we had some clothes that fit him! We prayed for continued healing from heart problems he experienced earlier this summer.