Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report November 28, 9:15-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+–indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
The wind was so strong this morning that even the chairs were being blown about.
On this Saturday after Thanksgiving, so many came to the Prayer Table with lives full of misery–the homeless, the sick, the hungry, the lonely, the poor, and those released from prison–that it felt like the “Prayers of the People” come-to-life.
The Prayer Table has become a regular stop for a number of folks in the Neighborhood, and we have added their names to the bottom of the Prayer Table Report.
Donald–protection and provision
+Andrew— “Pray for me; my family and friends don’t care about me”. Please pray for the lonely.
+Joe— “Pray for the lost souls out there and you can pray for me also”. Please pray for the lost.
+Terry— “I just got out of jail”. Please pray for the prisoners.
+Willie— “I have faith in the Lord”. We prayed for Willie’s mother +Etta who has cancer and lives in the South. Willie was also just released from prison. Please pray for the sick.
Roxanne— Repeat visitor. “I always look forward to seeing the Prayer Table when I walk down State Street”. Pray for a good “Christmas for my kids”. Roxanne has children ranging in age from 37 to 8; the youngest are still living with her. Please pray for the poor.
Jim— regular– Jim thanked the Lord for all of his blessings. We thank God for Jim’s “heart of Thanksgiving”. Please pray for those who have been abused.
+Annette— We first spotted Annette as she approached the Prayer Table and she was picking up old cigarette butts from the sidewalk so she could have a smoke. When we ask her to join us at the Prayer Table, she began to uncontrollably weep. Annette is homeless. She spent last night in an abandoned building in the Neighborhood. “Last night, someone jumped me and took my cell phone”. We prayed for protection and provision for Annette, then escorted her into Christ Church where she took a bag full of bread. We told her of the Neighborhood Meal on Sunday at 1:30. Please pray for the homeless.
+Rohan— on his way to the bus to go to Queens. We prayed for protection on his journey.
+Al— looking for an apartment. Al has been living in the City Mission for the last 3 weeks. He wants to turn his life around. Al also took some of the bread from table in Christ Church. We also reminded him of the Neighborhood Meal on Sunday.
Mike— young man from Tunisia. We prayed for health, happiness, and the peace that only Jesus can bring. We also gave Mike an Arabic Bible. Please pray that Mike may come to know the Lord.
Victor— older Hispanic man who could not speak English– repeat visitor– We prayed for blessings in Victor’s life.
Man walking by, did not stop— “You can pray for me”. We prayed for his protection.
Jordan— young man waiting for bus– We prayed for blessings in his life.
+Karleen— mother of 5 children ranging in ages from 30 to 16. “God has answered so many of my prayers”. We prayed for financial provision for her children. Her daughter was just released from a mental hospital. Karleen was weeping as we prayed together. Please pray for the faithful.
+Greg— We prayed for a better year and that Greg may continue to help others. Please pray for those who assist those less fortunate than themselves.
Kayla— regular– missed bus for her job. Please pray for the victims of violence.
Unknown woman across State Street crying out in an unknown language— Near the end of the Prayer Table session, a woman across State Street was desperately crying out in an African language. Torre went to help, but could not communicate with her. He called 911, and the Police came to assist this woman. Please pray for those new to this country.
Prayer Table Regulars
Kayla— Pray for healing in her life after being raped. Pray for her mother Laura, her son Nassir, her brother Josh, and Josh’s son Deanthony.
Jim–Pray for healing in his life from abusive parents and for his personal peace after the death of his 31 year old son Robert.
Bill–Pray for his health and no more epileptic seizures. This middle-aged man has lived alone; please pray for companionship.
Lucinada and Eddiberto–Pray for protection for their family
Paulette and her children Monique and Taishawn–Pray for provision for this family
Clarence–Pray for direction as he seeks to change his life.
Linda–Pray for her family in Guyana