Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
A word received 6/4/2009: Pray for this nation. Pray for wise and godly men and women who will lead my people in my ways. Pray for the courts, that they will do true justice. Pray for the Congress and the legislatures, that they will have a spirit of wisdom and discernment. Pray for the President and the Governors, that their hearts will be turned into my ways.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4)
Holy Spirit, bring the Presiding Bishop and the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church to the truth so that they may be faithful shepherds of the flock you have entrusted to their care.
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, (1 Timothy 2:5-6)
Jesus, thank you that by your cross and blood we can enter the sanctuary.
for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle–I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying–a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; (1 Timothy 2:7-8 )
Father, thank you for the mighty work you did (and continue to do) through the ministry of Paul. Help us in our day reach forth with the gospel as he did. Help us by your Holy Spirit to recognized and seize every opportunity you give us to share gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Thank you.
A word received: You are never out of my sight or out of my love.
Tuesday: 5, 6 * 10, 11; Ruth 1:19-2:13; 1 Tim. 1:18-2:8; Luke 13:10-17
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Ruth 2:14-23; 1 Tim. 3:1-16; Luke 13:18-30
Notes from the Front Line
***** PRAYER TABLE ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, May 20, 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. While driving to the church I was praying for God to bring people to His table today, because truthfully in the past month or so there have not been as many people have been coming. So …. people in need of prayer showed up today! And, as always, so did God! Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table.)
a–anointed with Holy Oil
t–received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
t–OLDER SPANISH-SPEAKING MAN (No name) — He approached the table and saw the cloth table cover with the cross on it and the “Prayer Table” lettering, and he paused and stopped. I asked if he wanted prayer for anything and he shook his head and said “No Inglais.” I answered “Avala Espanol Um Paco” (“I speak a little Spanish”) and motioned for him to sit down. Then I gestured with my right hand to the sky and held my hands together that I wanted to pray for him and said “Jesu Christus!” and he bowed his head and listened as I prayed in English. When I ended with “Amen,” he looked at me and smiled, shook my hand and said “Amigo!” and began to weep. Before I could even offer (as I was going to), he took one of the crosses, kissed it and hung it around his neck. Praise God!
REBECCA — Rebecca is a regular. In fact, she was the first person to come to the table way back last July 9. She asked for prayer for her stomach which has been bothering her since she bought (and drank) a bottle of milk which she discovered afterward was outdated.
ETHEL — Older woman who often comes here to pray with us. She asked for prayer for strength to keep going. She does a lot of walking to deliver food to friends who live in different parts of the city.
DAVID — Requested prayer for financial difficulties he is having.
t–EDDIE — Another primarily Spanish-speaking man. He was on his way to the police station to report that his home had been broken into and his family was robbed. We prayed for his safety and that the thief or thieves would be brought to justice and his belongings returned. He, too, kissed the cross when I gave it to him.
WOMAN WALKING BY — Did not stop for prayer (while I was praying for Eddie) but she smiled and showed me that she is wearing the cross we gave her recently at the table.
a,t — CARLY — Just as I was taking the table down, this young woman crossed the street. She was fighting back tears. I asked if she wanted prayer for anything and she said “Oh, yes … that’s why I came over.” She sought prayer for God to keep her family together. We prayed for God to strengthen the love between her and her husband and for God to protect each family member.
***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Hi Guys I Got these messages from Mark Featherstonhaugh earlier today but this is the first I’ve been able to send out please Pray for Adam and the Family concerned and everyone else that will have seen this.Thx Ronnie’O
Hi Ronnie, please pray for the family of a 15yr old girl in Wales. Adam witnessed, reported and is dealing with the aftermath of her jumping off Menai bridge, tragic for all of them. Please also pray for Adam as he comes to terms with what he has seen and could do nothing about. He’s upset and the shock is starting to hit him, the sense of waste and his helplessness to do anything is not good.