New York litigation

December 8, 2008

This Friday, the diocese of Central New York will attempt to take over the assets and property of Church of the Good Shepherd, Binghamton, New York. This parish has a vibrant evangelical ministry and runs a soup kitchen. It has made two formal offers to buy the property from the diocese, from which it is disaffiliated.

O Lord, we cry out for Your kingdom to come to the corner of Livingston and Conklin in Binghamton, New York. Protect Your lambs from the rulers, the authorities, the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Good Shepherd, stand over this congregation, we pray.

1 Thessalonians 5:8-11

December 8, 2008

But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. (1 Thessalonians 5:8 )
      Holy Spirit, bring us all to a sober assessment of the times and seasons and clothe us with your full armor.

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, (1 Thessalonians 5:9)
      Father, bring us to the salvation you have ordained through your son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and protect us from the wrath that is to come upon the disobedient.

who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. (1 Thessalonians 5:10)
      Jesus, we live in the hope of eternal life with you.

Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
      Father, guide us with your Holy Spirit so that we build each other up in faith, hope, and love, and comfort us day by day as we await the return of Jesus. Thank you.

Monday: 25; Isaiah 5:8-12, 18-23; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Luke 21:20-28
Tuesday: 26, 28; Isaiah 5:13-17, 24-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28; Luke 21:29-38

Albany Intercessor

Advent Quotes — Mother Teresa: keeping our lamps burning

December 8, 2008

Another gem from Pat Dague’s blog Transfigurations, originally posted back in October.



Don’t think that love, to be true, has to be extraordinary. What is necessary is to continue to love. How does a lamp burn, if it is not by the continuous feeding of little drops of oil? When there is no oil, there is no light and the bridegroom will say: “I do not know you”. Dear friends, what are our drops of oil in our lamps? They are the small things from every day life: the joy, the generosity, the little good things, the humility and the patience. A simple thought for someone else. Our way to be silent, to listen, to forgive, to speak and to act. That are the real drops of oil that make our lamps burn vividly our whole life. Don’t look for Jesus far away, He is not there. He is in you, take care of your lamp and you will see Him.”

— Mother Teresa

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