PRAYER TABLE REPORT #1
Saturday, March 14 2009; at Christ Church in Schenectady. First “shift:” Torre Bissell and Don Foust, 9:20-10:30 a.m. Note: Very balmy, sunny, a really pleasant change in the weather!
+–indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
+Bea — woman waiting for the bus — pain in stomach that doctor said was due to anxiety; she has claimed her healing hasn’t received it yet.
Frank — older man — goes to St. Joseph’s downtown; he was reluctant at first to receive prayer but then did.
+Theodore — man came from other side of street — had a fight with his wife Stacy a week ago and has been out of the apartment since. Confessed his part of it to Jesus and asked for forgiveness. He is going back to Stacy to ask her forgiveness.
Bill — a regular — crossed himself after receiving prayer.
+Malcolm — “It’s a struggle each day for food and provision.” We prayed the Father would send this day’s bread. We pointed out that Jesus is the provider.
Lester — middle-aged man — prayed for sobriety for him and prayed for protection and provision.
+Jim — middle-aged man — his Godson Michael has been in Iraq for “4 years, 5 months, and 6 days; that’s too damned long!” We prayed for protection for Michael and for all those who are in harm’s way there and peace and comfort for Jim.
James — middle-aged man — he is a pastor of the Macedonia Seventh Day Adventist Church around the corner on Swan St.
Pat — middle-aged woman, a regular — prayed Keith would be able to get his blood pressure down, that Nick would get a kidney transplant, that Keisha’s tumor would disappear, and that Pat “will hold strong” when she goes to Atlantic City.
+Pedro — young man — “My English…Spanish” prayed for protection and provision
Jim — middle-aged man — prayed for comfort for him about his son Robert’s death.
+Tyra and +Shannon — two young women — we prayed for them and for their children, Maileh, Kadez, and Markel.
PRAYER TABLE REPORT #2
(Sat., March 14, 2009; 10:30 — Dianne Gambill and David Carlson)
[+ –indicates received one of the wooden crosses from Dennis Adams of North Carolina.]
Desdemona — a dear lady who has come for prayer many times — asked for continued prayer for her grandson Peter who is in jail — we prayed for the Lord’s covering over the situation, for the Lord’s protection and provision for Peter, and for God’s peace for Desdemona — we thanked God that Peter has a praying grandmother; as she left, Desdemona said, “with much prayer is much power” — Amen!
Middle-aged man walking by — said he was too busy to stop for prayer and said “I still have God in my heart” — we prayed for the Lord’s blessing
[NOTE: We had an unusually high percentage of people who turned down our offers to pray for them — we prayed for them as they walked by that the Lord will reveal Himself to them and that they would know that God loves them]
+ Reena — woman got off the bus and came right over to the prayer table — we recognized her as someone who has stopped before — she asked for general prayers for her health and especially her eyes (she is waiting to get an appointment with an eye doctor) — we prayed for physical healing of her eyes and that the Lord would give her eyes to see what He wants to show her spiritually
+ Bob — another “repeat” — we prayed that the Lord would protect him, provide for him in every way, and reveal Himself to Bob
++ Lisa — woman who has come to Neighborhood Meal before and only has partial hearing — she asked prayer for her husband for healing of his foot (he just had a toe amputated); she accepted crosses for herself and her husband
Jonathan — young man in early 20’s — gets depressed, thinks people at church are mad at him or don’t like him — we prayed that he would know that people love him and care about him and that especially he would know how much his Father in Heaven loves him.
+ C — teenager asked prayer for 18-year old brother Joshua — got word that Joshua was held up at knifepoint last night and has not been able to get in touch with him ever since — we asked for God’s peace and His covering over the whole situation — that Joshua would be ok