Prayer Table Report

April 18, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009; at Christ Church in Schenectady. Torre Bissell and Don Foust, 9:20-10:30 a.m.
+–indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

Torre and Don “Our low-tech operation”

+Clifford — middle-aged man — for his baby girl named Journey and Akida, for his family, and all the sick and suffering and the poor — “that God keeps me on the right path and I thank him for everything I have.”

+Alex — young man who stopped last week also — “for me and my family” he passed the prayer table when he saw we were praying with someone else and then came back when we were done.

+Charles — young man — “for my friend +Cody, a couple of days ago got held up at gun point” prayed for protection and provision

+Issa — young woman who has come the last couple of weeks– “for my brother Michael who is in Missouri being trained for combat, my mother is OK.”

Pedro — young man — he got a job, looked very happy, we also prayed for his wife Norma.

+Luis — man –got thrown out of half-way house, on the street, goes to Narcotics Anonymous meetings at Christ Church, gave his life anew to Jesus. He said he walked by the prayer table last week and didn’t stop, this week he did.

+Patricia — grandmother with grandson +Jihad — broken little finger from taking care of Jihad, Patricia has congestive heart failure. Wanted prayer for Beth Ann “my baby girl”, Richard her son who is “paraplegic and terminal”, and daughters Christina and Michelle who are diabetic.

+Amin — man — at City Mission, just got out of jail

Robert — man — confused but looking

Jim — man, a frequent visitor — prayed for the comfort of the Holy Spirit for him because of the death of his son Robert at age 31.

Hussein — Muslim man, a repeat customer from last year — crossed the street to get prayer

Eric and Eric Jr. (with trumpet) — on the way to the Macedonia Seventh Day Adventist Church around the corner on Swan St.

Christy — woman, a repeat from last year — “that I will stay clean and lead a good life.”

      PRAYER TABLE REPORT #2 (Christ Church Schenectady)

(Sat., April 11, 2009; 10:30 – 11:30 — Dianne Gambill and David Carlson)
[+ –indicates received one of the wooden crosses from Dennis Adams of North Carolina.]


(Sat., April 18, 2009; 10:30 – 11:30 — Dianne Gambill and David Carlson)

[+ –indicates received one of the wooden crosses from Dennis Adams of North Carolina.]

+++ David – young man in his 20’s who was walking by as we were “changing shifts” from the first hour of the prayer table – Torre asked what he would like prayer for and he said “happy family” – we did pray that they would be happy and that they would know that Jesus loves them; David took crosses for himself and his 2 kids

+ mother with a toddler and a baby – politely declined our offer for prayer but she did allow her little girl to accept a cross

+ Marcus – 14-yr-old on a bike – stopped for prayer and seemed to have something on his mind – we asked if school is going well and he said ‘no’ – we prayed for him, his family, for school – protection and provision; we assured him that God loves him and has a plan for his life; we both felt that there was something else he wanted to say, some burden – we told him the prayer table is open on Saturdays between 9:30 and 11:30 and that he can always come back for prayer any time

++ Serita – stopped at the table and asked prayer for her marriage, which we did; she came back about 20 minutes later and asked if we know anyone who can provide marriage counseling; we gave her one of the Christ Church cards and told her to call the church office and ask for Pastor Brad; she said she is reading the book, “The Power of a Praying Wife”

+ Cedrick – young teenage boy – seemed uncomfortable but was willing to let us pray for him and his family

middle-aged man – asked for prayer for his friend in NYC (woman named Bahesia) who has been fighting cancer off and on since 1998; we prayed for her healing and also prayed for the man that the Lord would bless him and make him a blessing to others; he thanked us and said “it’s not every day that you get prayed for!”

++ Bita – woman walking by to catch a bus – said she didn’t have time to stop – we said that we’re always here on Saturday mornings if she has a burden – she then stopped and asked prayer for her 17-yr-old son Brandon who is in jail; we prayed for protection for him and the Lord’s covering over all the details

++ Joshua and Jordan – 2 teenage boys who rode up on their bikes and waited patiently while we prayed for someone ahead of them – Joshua asked prayer for his family, Jordan asked prayer for healing

+ Pablo – older man who also stopped last week – said everything is good in his life – we prayed that it would stay that way

Albany Intercessor

Intercessors for the Anglican Consultative Council

April 18, 2009

Isaiah 25:1-2
O LORD, you are my God;
I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
you have done marvelous things,
things planned long ago.
You have made the city a heap of rubble,
the fortified town a ruin,
the foreigners’ stronghold a city no more;
it will never be rebuilt.

O Lord,
We praise Your name for You have done marvelous things.
How many strongholds of false thinking and willful habits have I constructed in my soul? Take pity. Knock down those strongholds of sin to which I so closely cling. Cleanse me, I pray.
Cleanse Your intercessors for the Anglican Communion. Teach us how to pray. Teach us how to love Your church, the bride of Christ. Help us to love the Anglican Consultative Council with the love of Christ. Knock down those strongholds that hinder this work. Amen.

Acts 4:13-20

April 18, 2009

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13)
      Jesus, please help the laity of this diocese to daily spend time with you and give us boldness in proclaiming the truth of the gospel and in telling all that you have done for us.

And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. (Acts 4:14)
      Bless the ministry of healing throughout this diocese, Father, and let it be a witness to your love for us.

But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, (Acts 4:15)
      Holy Spirit, come in a transforming way into the councils of the Episcopal Church.

saying, “What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. (Acts 4:16)
      Jesus, please let the miracles you do among us move the hearts of the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church to turn to you. Don’t let them miss what you have prepared for them.

But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.” (Acts 4:17)
      Father, don’t let the hearts of your faithful witnesses be moved by any threats, don’t let your witnesses be silenced by fear of reproach by church leaders.

So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. (Acts 4:18 )
      Holy Spirit, help us disobey every such command. Don’t let us give in to any demands for political correctness.

But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:19-20)
      Jesus, let our hearts burn with the desire to speak the things we have heard and seen you do. Thank you.

      A word received: Pray for my people to remember my mercy. Pray they will know their need for my mercy. Pray for a new openness to my word and my Spirit. Pray for hearts that are warmed by my Spirit.

Saturday: 145; Isaiah 25:1-9; Acts 4:13-21(22-31); John 16:16-33
Sunday: 146, 147; Isaiah 43:8-13; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-7

      Notes from the Front Line

Pray for the Diocesan Convention to equip us to be disciples who boldly proclaim the gospel.

Albany Intercessor

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