July 30, 2008

2 Corinthians 13:14
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Mary, mother of Jesus

July 30, 2008

Mary, mother of Jesus, your Son has showed Himself alive after His passion.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Your Son is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Mary, mother of Jesus, the church is His body. Join us in prayer and supplication for the Anglican Communion as we await the Holy Spirit.
Acts 1:3,14

We cry out

July 30, 2008

While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah. Judges 3:26
Lord, we cry out for Your people. Let us escape ungodliness and pass beyond the idolatry of our culture.
He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more. Psalm 72:6-7
Lord, we cry out for Your people. Come down like rain upon the mown grass, as showers that water the earth. Come down to Canterbury. May the righteous flourish in the Anglican Communion and abundance of peace endure.

Acts 1:4-8

July 30, 2008

And being assembled together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, “which,” he said, “you have heard from me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” (Acts 1:4-5)
      Father, whenever your people assemble together, help us wait for your promise of the Holy Spirit. Baptize us anew with your Holy Spirit.

Therefore, when they had come together, they asked him, saying, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6)
      Jesus, will you at this time restore the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion? Please come soon!

And he said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in his own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:7-8 )
      Father, our times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute your faithful people. (From Psalm 31:15) Empower us daily to be your witnesses to our families, our friends, our parishes, our communities, and the work place.

Wednesday: 119:73-96; Judges 3:12-30; Acts 1:1-14; Matthew 27:45-54
Thursday: 74; Judges 4:4-23; Acts 1:15-26; Matthew 27:55-66

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 23:33:16 -0400
Subject: Welcome Home Initiative Prayer Report
Dear Welcome Home Intercessors,
      Thank you for continuing to uphold this retreat in prayer. On this second day the fruit of your prayer is beginning to be evident. Our blessed Lord is present to meet every need of those who need healing.
      The morning presentation on PTSD by the clinical social worker led the veterans to begin sharing their experiences. Afterwards a more private session of Healing of Memories and Telling Their Stories gave opportunity for them to speak more deeply of their issues. Many spoke their stories, and two men had individual prayer ministry. The loving presence of the Holy Spirit was very present and healing has begun for many of the combatants.
      The private ministry to the wives was continued in two separate sessions. This was reported, also, of being very blessed.
      The weather here has been lovely. A cookout at the pond was provided for lunch and there was free time this afternoon for all to rest and relax. A massage therapist was available for those who desired to relieve stress and anxiety.
      After the two stand-up comedians did their show tonight, Nigel opened the floor for any in the audience to tell their jokes. There was much fun and laughter to end a day of tears and released tensions.
      Lift up the veterans and the ministry team during the last healing service in the morning.
      Pray, also, that the Lord will continue the healing that has begun here this week.
       Join us for the Closing Ceremony at the Spiritual Life Center in the Great Hall at 11:00 for 11:30am to honor these veterans.
Lynne Riley and Susan LaDuke On-Site Intercessors

***** Christ the King Spiritual Life Center News:
The School of Healing Prayer®
      Are you interested in the ministry of healing? Perhaps your church has been considering a healing service or healing prayer team, but aren’t quite sure where to start. The School of Healing Prayer® is a comprehensive program designed to train individuals for the ministry of healing in their home church. Christ the King Center offers the School of Healing Prayer in three levels, using the program designed by Francis MacNutt.
Christ the King offers the School of Healing Prayer classes throughout the year, in two ways:
      As a four-day class from Sunday evening to Wednesday afternoon, in which participants stay on-site.
      As a six-week commuter class with meetings from 4-9 PM on Sunday nights, dinner included.
Upcoming Classes
      Aug 10-13: Level 3 (4-day)
      Sept 7 – Oct 12: Level 2 (6-week)
      Oct 12-15: Level 1 (4-day)
      Oct 19-22: Level 2 (4-day)
      We offer all three levels in a continuous cycle throughout the year. If you can’t make any of these, there will be more! You can always find upcoming dates on our Healing Ministry Events Calendar.
Ready to sign up? Please contact Sandra at 518-692-9550 to register.

Albany Intercessor

God is able

July 30, 2008

There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you – who are you to judge your neighbor?
James 4:12

Make a Way

July 30, 2008

The Holy Spirit prompted a friend of mine, a lay woman from Mississippi, to write this prayer.–JW
Gracious Father, giver of all good and perfect things,
I come humbly before you with a grateful heart thanking you for all the blessings in this life, the means of Grace and the Hope of Glory.
Grant, Father of all Mercies, that Thy gracious hand will uphold and direct this day at the Lambeth Conference.
Cause the Holy Spirit to descend on all Bishops and attendees.
Raise up Your Godly Bishops.
Cause Your will to be done.
Make a Way, Dear Lord, for the orthodox Christians who believe in the Bible as the inspired Word of God; Jesus as the only way to Salvation; and You as one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I pray especially for our Bishop Gray and wife Kathy. Enter his heart, mind and spirit. Cause his eyes to be opened, Lord, to the error of the Revisionists’ ways and agenda.
Warm his heart. Wrap Your holy angels aroudn him. Bind Satan from him and all Bishops at Lambeth.
Cause Your will to supercede all agendas, Lord, that will give us a way forward that we may break forth in a New Beginning.
We know not how, nor do we pretend to have the answer, but You Lord know–You are all powerful, all knowing.
Lord, have Your way.
In Jesus’ name I pray.

Were you there?

July 30, 2008

Today’s lectionary reading is on the crucifixion (Mt 27:45-54). These words are from the African-American spiritual.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?

Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?
Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?

A stained glass window depicting the crucifixion at Canterbury Cathedral can be found here.

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