Psalm 85

February 7, 2010

Lord, you have been favorable to your land; you have brought back the captivity of Jacob. (Psalm 85:1)
      Lord, have mercy on us and deliver us out of the hands of those who do not believe your gospel.

You have forgiven the iniquity of your people; you have covered all their sin. (Psalm 85:2)
      Father, help all of us in this diocese receive the blessing of asking that our sins be covered over by the blood of Jesus.

You have taken away all your wrath; you have turned from the fierceness of your anger. (Psalm 85:3)
      Restore us, LORD!

Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause your anger toward us to cease. (Psalm 85:4)
      Restore all the leaders and teachers and people of the Episcopal Church to faith and salvation.

Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? (Psalm 85:5)
      Father, have mercy on us in the Episcopal Church.

Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? (Psalm 85:6)
      Holy Spirit, revive us and restore the joy of our salvation to us.

Show us your mercy, LORD, and grant us your salvation. (Psalm 85:7)
      Lord Jesus, please show us the way forward.

I will hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people and to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly. (Psalm 85:8 )
      Give us listening ears, Father; help us hear what you are saying. Help us turn away from folly.

Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. (Psalm 85:9)
      Holy Spirit, please help us fear Jesus’ judgment on those who reject the gospel, for there is a great wrath to come.

Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yes, the LORD will give what is good; and our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before him, and shall make his footsteps our pathway. (Psalm 85:10-13)
      LORD, let your mercy, truth, and righteousness come upon us in this diocese. Thank you.

Sunday: 34; Genesis 24:50-67; 2 Timothy 2:14-21; Mark 10:13-22
Monday: 77, [79]; Genesis 25:19-34; Hebrews 13:1-16; John 7:37-52

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Prayer Table reports from Christ Church Schenectady and St. Mary’s of Lake Luzerne

February 7, 2010

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer table report, February 6, 2010, Deb Bisner and Torre Bissell

+–indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

I was truly blessed to spend time with you this morning despite the cold.

+Debra – “I waited til you came out. I just need to know that Jesus is working in my life. I will see you next week”.

+Shatima – Was in a hurry on her way to a funeral, accepted prayer when asked if we could pray for her quickly.

Jim (reg) – Asked that we pray for the world instead of him. We did both. Says may come on Sunday. PTL

+Robert – said “I’m in a hurry” but did accept quick prayer.

+Luis – didn’t really say anything but did all us to pray for him.

+Otis and his 2 girls – prayed for protection, provision and safety for his family and safety for his daughter Morianna “who is coming home”

In God’s service, Debbie

PRAYER TABLE REPORT St. Mary’s of Lake Luzerne (Sat., Feb. 6, 2010, 11:30 a.m.-noon; Deacon Alan Hart presiding at HIS Table in front of the Church Hall entrance prior to our weekly Community Luncheon.)

Note: Cold (20 degrees or so) but no wind and a very bright sun shining, and people who sought prayer indeed stopped. We are still not a regular, weekly Prayer Table as yet, but we are slowly and surely getting there.)

a–indicates anointed with Holy Oil.
t–indicates received a wooden cross crafted by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

t–MELISSA — This woman arrived with her mother-in-law and father-in-law, TOM and ROSEMARY. All three asked for prayers on behalf of MATT, who is Melissa’s son and the grandson of Tom and Rosemary. Matt is in California and he just finished a military tour of duty in Iraq and is now bound for Afghanistan. The family is not happy with this turn of events and asked for prayers for him. We prayed for wisdom, preservation and protection for Matt. Melissa also wanted prayers for her husband DUANE, who is having some surgery this week. Pray for the family to be united in love and spirit no matter how far distanced they become geographically.

a–RUTH — We prayed for her grand-daughter MELISSA (different person from the one above) who is still suffering from dizziness, nausea from an unexplained illness. Doctors in two hospitals have not been able to pinpoint what is wrong, and this has been going on since December. We also prayed for courage and strength for Ruth.

a–JEANNE — This woman was reluctant to come to the Table because she explained, like her late mother before her, she believes in “self-healing” and she said she finds it hard to ask for prayers from others. But she made an exception today, and I was thrilled to pray for her needs. She wanted prayer for better communication within in her family. She has experienced some sadness in this regard in her lifetime. Pray for her to have more love and communication among her family members.

t,t — ALEXIS and OLIVIA — Two little girls who came to the luncheon with an older female friend or family member, and the girls brought their dolls. They were fascinated with the wooden crosses as they walked by the Table, but I told them they had to get a quick prayer blessing from me in order to get them! Join me in asking God to bless these girls and that they will come to know Jesus as their savior.

a,t — LINDA — She stopped as I was closing up the Prayer Table. She wondered what it was, and I explained. She sought prayer for hip surgery she is having this week. Just like the little girls just before who were “slightly” younger than her, Linda was delighted to get a cross. Praise God!

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