PRAYER TABLE REPORT
(Sat., Feb. 14, 2009; 9:30 – 10:30 in front of Christ Church, Schenectady.)
Note: This was the first of what we hope will be many, many “piggy-back” Prayer Table sessions where two prayer warriors at a time take an hour and then another two follow them for another hour. Today, Torre Bissell and Deacon Alan Hart took the first “watch” from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and then David Carlson and Dianne Gambill took over from 10:30-11:30.
It was a miserably cold, windy wintry day — to be blunt. But … people came to His table anyway!
a–indicates anointed with Holy Oil.
t–indicates received a cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
c–indicates took a yellow church card.
(Young man in a brown coat walking by) — He was very troubled. He said he “… needs to take a walk” but when he got a few feet away he turned around and said “I’ll definitely be back for that prayer in a little while on my way back.” Unfortunately, the man never came back. Pray for him. God knows the details.
(OLDER MAN with bottles and cans) — He did not want to give his name but asked for prayers “… for peace in the world.”
a–SHERRY (Anderson) and daughters ANGELA and ELIZABETH — Sherry, who needs no introduction as the mother from our church involved in that awful accident while walking with most of her children that evening in early December, asked for prayers for continued healing of her knee and for success for her opeartion on that knee next Friday (Feb. 20.) She also reiterated her request for a ride to the hospital that day to and from, and for someone to watch her children at her home while she is out. We also prayed for continued healing for LYNN, who is doing much better.
a–LINDA — A regular at the Table who stops for prayer each Saturday on her way to get the bus. We prayed for her protection and provision.
a–PAT (Frank Upshur’s daughter) — Pat was full of news and prayer requests for family members. FRANK, praise the Lord, has passed that kidney stone which was giving him trouble a couple of weeks ago. Nephew NICK needs prayers to fight depression because the disabiklity checks have been slow to come in. (He needs a kidney operation.) Nephew KEITH recently got the job he needed but still has problems with high blood pressure. KEISHA, the grand-daughter, recently was found to have a growth on her thyroid gland. PAT herself wanted prayers for covering because she may have to go to New Jersey in May for the summer if things down there with her family do not improve.
t–RICKY — This young man asked for prayers “… to be better” because he just got laid off from his job.
(A man in a red car tooted at us in approval as he drove past the Table.)
MARLENE — A middle-aged woman who has been to the Table before and is having problems in her marriage walked hurriedly past us but asked us to pray for her and said to “Put my name down, Sweetie!”
(A man on the other side of the street) — This man, who has stopped in the past, this time simply waved at us and said “God bless you! Keep up the good work!” We will.
(Friendly young red-haired man) — Did not stop but waved at us as he walked by and said “Thank you!”
t-JEFF and t-AKEEM — These two older teen-agers both slowed their pace when they saw the Prayer Table sign, and they seemed quite serious and in need of prayer. Jeff asked for prayers for “a better life,” while Akeem, the older of the two, requested prayer for safety for his brother THOMAS who is currently in jail.
t,a — WILLIE — Another man collecting bottles and cans stopped with his cart. He wanted prayers “to change my life around.”
PRAYER TABLE REPORT
(Sat., Feb. 14, 2009; 10:30 — 11:30 am in front of Christ Church, Schenectady; Dianne Gambill and David Carlson)
+–indicates received one of the wooden crosses from Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
+–Rose — asked for financial provision (she is unable to work because of a disability) — We cried out to Lord, our Provider, on behalf of Rose
+–Joseph — asked for prayer for upcoming knee surgery next Tuesday — we prayed for successful surgery, speedy recovery, and the peace of God that passes all understanding
—Eric (and 2 other men) — on their way to the 7th Day Adventist church — we asked God to bless them and make them a blessing to others today
+++ — Joseph — another man named Joseph who asked for “happiness and good will.” We prayed that he would have the joy of the Lord. He asked for 3 crosses for his nephews and nieces.
— Lester — we called out to him from the other side of the road; he crossed the street and came over for prayer — no specific prayer request — “whatever you feel led to pray for” — we prayed for the Lord’s provision (specifically shelter and food) and the Lord’s protection.
+ — David — asked for prayer for his relationship with his girlfriend and prayer for his 6-year-old daughter Maya . He took a cross for his daughter.
+ — Pam — asked for prayer for salvation — we asked her if she has ever invited Jesus into her heart and life — she said “many times.” We prayed that she would have the assurance of salvation.
— Derrick — another gentleman on his way to the 7th Day Adventist church — he asked prayer for his elderly mother who is very sick — we prayed for the Lord’s healing and peace for his mom
— Donald — asked for prayer for strength to serve the Lord — he goes to a Baptist Church in Hamilton Hill and is in charge of some function coming up — he asked for the Lord’s strength — we reminded him that when the Lord calls us to do something, He also empowers us — we prayed for the Lord to use him mightily
— Joe — was walking by as we were breaking down the chairs and table — we asked if we could pray for him — he said “yes” but kept walking — we prayed for him that the Lord would give him a good week and that he would remember that we had prayed and know that God answers prayer