Fr. Nigel Update 12:35 PM

December 21, 2009

Update on Fr. Nigel 12:35 PM
Monday 12/21/09

Fr. Nigel has been given the green flag by his doctor to go home on Wednesday 12/23. He will have to return to the hospital after the holidays for some minor surgery concerning the bedsore, but then home for good, God willing. He is still experiencing a good deal of pain from the bedsore. He had his trach capped and is receiving a very small amount of oxygen from a small tube that goes under his nose. THANK YOU LORD!!! With his trach capped, he is able to speak in full sentences again, but he still gets a bit winded trying to talk at any length. His lungs need to continue to build up and heal. He has been walking more and more every day, but he is still experiencing some slight dizziness off and on.

Please Pray For:
      Healing of the bedsore and relief from the pain that it is causing
      Strength for all of his muscles, especially for his leg muscles
      Healing and rejuvenation of his lungs
      Healing of the dizziness when he stands
      Strength, stamina and peace for Lynn as she prepares for Fr. Nigel’s homecoming

Please give PRAISE and THANKS to our Lord for the healing that has taken place and for the healing to come. Our God listens to our prayers and as He did for St. Thomas, He relieves us of any doubts that we may have.

The following message has been sent by Fr. Nigel’s family in England to all the wonderful prayer warriors throughout the world:

Dear Beth and All, This is to greet you at the beginning of Christmas Week and then into the Blessed Day. David and I send you all Greetings for a very God-filled and therefore Joyous Season. We particularly thank you Beth and the Bissells and all the faithful “Prayers” who have stood by our son Nigel and dear Lynn through all these long and difficult weeks. What incredible fruit the prayers have brought forth – how our Lord has Blessed them – we are very mindful of His Love and Blessing. Ups and downs there have been – and may continue — BUT GOD IS IN CHARGE and that is our great comfort and strength. THANK YOU ALL. With our most sincere Love. David and Jean Mumford and Family.

From Elizabeth Strickland

Father Nigel Mumford

December 21, 2009

Psalm 68:35 (Amplified Bible)
O God, awe-inspiring, profoundly impressive, and terrible are You out of Your holy places; the God of Israel Himself gives strength and fullness of might to His people. Blessed be God!

We sing praises to You, God. We rejoice in Your name.
You rescued Nigel from death. Like the people in Bethany who gathered for the funeral of Lazarus and then freed him from his burial wrappings, Nigel’s health care providers saw You call him from the brink of death and now have freed him from paralysis and the ventilator.
Jehovah, the Self-existent One, we extol Your greatness. You ride through the heavens and through the deserts. You rode over the Mohawk Valley to deliver Nigel. You are awe-inspiring.
You are giving strength and fullness of might to Nigel, and we bless You. Amen.

Luke 1:1-7

December 21, 2009

Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us, (Luke 1:1)
      Father, we pray for your word to be fulfilled among us.

just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us, (Luke 1:2)
      Holy Spirit, please help us to be faithful witnesses who pass on to others all that we have seen Jesus do.

it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, (Luke 1:3)
      Jesus, show each of us how to set forth the things we have seen you do in an orderly way so that others may understand the power of your love.

that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed. (Luke 1:4)
      Father, we pray that our witness to your mighty acts among us will have the compelling certainty of your Holy Spirit’s witness in our hearers’ hearts.

There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. (Luke 1:5-6)
      Jesus, we pray for the priests and deacons and their spouses who minister in this diocese that they will be righteous and walk in all your commandments in a blameless way.

But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years. (Luke 1:7)
      Father, we pray for those who have no children that you will bless them with children. Thank you for all the children you have given us. Help us daily show forth your father-love to them. Thank you.

Monday: 112, 115; Zephaniah 3:14-20; Titus 1:1-16; Luke 1:1-25
Tuesday: 116, 117; 1 Samuel 2:1b-10; Titus 2:1-10; Luke 1:26-38

      Notes from the Front Line

***** TOMORROW I would like each of us to commit to a half-hour of concentrated prayer and thanksgiving for Fr. Nigel and Lynn. Choose any half-hour of the day or night on Tuesday, December 22nd.

Albany Intercessor


December 21, 2009

And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! Luke 1:41-42

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:4-5

Lord Jesus, may our spirits be so yielded to You, our hearts and minds so filled with You, that we will yield much fruit through You. Amen.

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