Fr. Nigel Update 9:58 AM

December 3, 2009

Fr. Nigel Update 9:58 AM

Thursday 12/3/09

Fr. Nigel Mumford has been moved from Saratoga Hospital to a Rehab Center for physical rehabilitation. His move went very well and although he doesn’t have the intensive attention that he had at the ICU at Saratoga Hospital, this is a huge step forward in his recovery. He will be very busy at the Rehab Center strengthening his muscles so that he can do the most simple things that you and I take for granted. As an example, he lifted his arm over his head by himself for the first time yesterday. Thank You Lord for your healing touch!

He is continuing to experience very intense nausea and dizziness as he tries to stand. His legs aren’t strong enough to support him for very long yet, but he is trying so hard. Relief from the nausea and dizziness would help tremendously in his efforts to stand and strengthen his muscles.

Fr. Nigel is also still experiencing severe pain from his bed sore, so prayer for healing of this is important.
Fr. Nigel is continuing to receive some oxygen at a low level as he is still not able to breathe on his own yet. His lungs are working but not to their full capacity yet.

Let us pray for:
Immediate and complete healing of Fr. Nigel’s bed sore
Complete healing of Fr. Nigel’s lungs
Immediate relief from the dizziness and nausea
Peace to Lynn as she aids in Fr. Nigel’s recovery

Thanks and Praise to our Lord for the mustard seeds of improvement that are seen day by day. We Glorify you Lord. You are an Awesome God.
Thank you to all you prayer warriors for your continuing prayers and steadfastness to prayer for Fr. Nigel.

Fr. Nigel’s parents have sent the following message:
We realize there is a load of hard slog for Nigel – but he is so determined to get back into life again. David and I so want to thank everyone of those who have and are continuing in prayer for him and Lynn. It’s a long time now and their commitment is so heartwarming —– and LOOK what prayer is achieving. God is faithful and He is doing such great things We do want also to send our appreciation to Torre & Jean Bissell who have obviously had a big part in all this. THANK YOU – THANK YOU. So hope to meet you all in due course. With Our Father God’s Love, in the Name of His Son our Saviour and in the Joy and power of His Holy Spirit……..Bless you all. David and Jean Mumford .

2 Peter 3:13-18 and Psalm 18:28

December 3, 2009

Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:11-13)
      Father, we pray for your righteousness to prevail among us.

Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by him in peace, without spot and blameless; (2 Peter 3:14)
      Holy Spirit, please help us be diligent in looking forward to the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Establish his kingdom in our hearts.

and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation–as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, (2 Peter 3:15)
      Thank you, Jesus, for the ministry and letters of Paul.

as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. (2 Peter 3:16)
      Holy Spirit, restore to the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church an understanding of the plain meaning of the Scriptures.

You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; (2 Peter 3:17)
      Holy Spirit, please help us be steady in reading the Scriptures and in receiving what you are saying to us through them.

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18 )
      Father, please help us grow in the grace and knowledge of your son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you. Amen.

For you will light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. (Psalm 18:28 )

      Jesus, thank you for being the light to bring Nigel through this time of darkness and disease and now into recovery. Please help him and those who minister to him take each step by your light. Thank you.

Thursday: 18:21-50; Amos 4:6-13; 2 Peter 3:11-18; Matthew 21:33-46
Friday: 22; Amos 5:1-17; Jude 1-16; Matthew 22:1-14

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please pray for Fr. Nigel as he begins the long work of rehab and pray for strength for Lynn. Pray that we will be steady in praying for them.

Albany Intercessor

O Holy Spirit

December 3, 2009

John 14:25-26 (New International Version)
“All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

John 16:13 (New International Version)
When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

Acts 1:4, 8 (New International Version)
On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

O Holy Spirit,
Thank You for being our teacher, our prophet, our empowerer. How we in the Episcopal Church have denied You! We pride ourselves in a form of godliness but spurn Your power; we trust in the wisdom of men. Have mercy, Holy Spirit. Have mercy.
1 Corinthians 2:1-5, 2 Timothy 3:1-5

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