Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report December 19, 9:25-10:30 AM Torre Bissell and Don Foust
+–indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
The below freezing temperatures and gray skies did not stop people from coming to the Prayer Table, but it did limit the time they stayed and talked.
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.
Bill (regular)— “Pray for my friend Deanne who is in New Jersey during this snow storm.” We also prayed for an end to Bill’s seizures and for companionship. Bill later stopped by and gave us Christmas cards. We thank God for those whose faith is steadfast.
+Darryl— “I’m in a hurry to get to work.” We prayed for protection and provision. We thank God for those who take time in their busy schedule to stop and pray.
+Vanessa— “I want to do God’s will.” Vanessa has recently returned to Schenectady from Florida in order to be with her family; however, her family wants nothing to do with her because of Vanessa’s past drug use. She is living in an apartment with a friend. Vanessa has stopped taking drugs, but her room-mate is a drug-user. She finds temptation all about her. We prayed that God would give Vanessa the strength to resist drugs one day at a time. We also prayed for reconciliation between Vanessa and her family. Vanessa is also looking for a Church to attend and we gave her a listing of services at Christ Church. After prayer Vanessa said, “I feel better already.” During Advent, we pray for reconciliation between man and God and between family members.
++ Cadessa— This young woman came across the street and directly to the Prayer Table. “Today is my mother’s (Wynette) birthday.” Wynette suffers from seizures and constant pain from a herniated disc in her back. We prayed for healing. We thank God for family members who minister to each other.
Jim (regular)— “Merry Christmas to both of you.” Jim revealed for the first time that he is a psychiatric patient with a bi-polar disorder. We prayed for healing in Jim’s life. We thank God that in the midst of terrible personal afflictions, people still turn to God.
Bonita— “I am a child of the Living God.” Bonita was driving by, saw the Prayer Table, stopped her car, and wanted to know if we needed something hot to drink. We said we were fine and asked if she needed prayer. Bonita suffers from tinnitus, a constant ringing in the ears. We prayed for healing. We thank God for those who look out for the welfare of strangers.
++Blake— “It’s too cold to pray,” but Blake stopped anyway. “Pray for my mother Phyllis who is in pain.” We thank God for those who put the well-being of their family above themselves.
Howard— Minister from Seventh Day Adventist Church on Swan Street. “I have a ministry program next Thursday (Christmas eve). Please pray for its success.” We thank God for all those who minister to the people of Hamilton Hill.
+Walter— We prayed for a job. In a land of abundance, we pray for those in need.
+Crystal— “I need a prayer” We prayed for a job. We thank God for those who turn Him in times of need.
+Samantha— We prayed for happiness. We thank God for those who seek His favor.
+Michael— “Pray for peace.” Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.–Luke 2:14
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