Fourth Global South to South Encounter

April 8, 2010

Isaiah 62:3-5 NIV
You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah ; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married. As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

Oh, Lord,
I know these words were written for Your beloved Jerusalem, and I add my intercessions at the throne to the intercessions of Your Son for the peace of Jerusalem.
Yet, Lord, in humility, I also ask this for the Fourth Global South to South Encounter. May they be a crown of splendor, a royal diadem for the entire Anglican Communion. May Your Son take delight in them and claim them as His bride. Amen.


Matthew 28:16-20

April 8, 2010

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. (Matthew 28:16)
      Holy Spirit, please help us show up at all the meeting places and times that Jesus has appointed for us.

When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. (Matthew 28:17)
      Jesus, please help us go forward at your word even when we doubt.

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.” (Matthew 28:18 )
      Jesus, all authority has been given to you. Please help us be able to say with the Centurion, “I too am a man under authority.”

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19)
      Father, please help us bring many to the waters of baptism, and help us effectively mentor and disciple them.

“teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matthew 28:20)
      Jesus, thank you for being with us in all the vicissitudes of our lives. Help us by your Holy Spirit to daily observe all that you have shown us and do what you command us. Thank you.

Thursday: 148, 149; Exodus 13:3-10; 1 Corinthians 15:41-50; Matthew 28:16-20
Friday: 118; Exodus 13:1-2, 11-16; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; Luke 24:1-12

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Videos from the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday services at Christ Church Schenectady:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3vGI-cGx4c      Baptisms at the Easter Vigil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmQYtulI110      Deacon Neal Longe gives a witness about the power of the Holy Spirit in his life at the Easter Vigil.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8k7rH92MI0      Deacon Howard Smith gives a witness about the power of the Holy Spirit in his life at the Easter Sunday Eucharist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZWoLgAlmao      Ben Carlson plays the trumpet at the Easter Sunday Eucharist.

Albany Intercessor


Prayers requested for Mother Miriam of the Sisters of St. Mary

April 8, 2010

      Notes from the Front Line

Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2010
From: Sister Mary Elizabeth
Subject: Prayers requested for Mother Miriam
To the Albany Diocesan Intercessors —
      Please keep Mother Miriam in your prayers. She is having minimally invasive cardiac surgery early Friday morning to repair damage to her heart which is the result of childhood rheumatic fever. Her surgical and post-surgical prognosis is very good, but the sisters appreciate the prayer coverage that the Diocesan Intercessors are so faithful in providing.
      Mother Miriam wrote Canon Carroll last week: “Easter Friday I shall be admitted to Albany Medical Center for cardiac surgery to repair my old rheumatic-fever scarred mitral valve…. It is minimally invasive surgery so I should be in the hospital only about a week, and then need about a month of convalescence back at the Convent. The Bishop, bless his heart, knows about this, and has already anointed me; but I know the power of our many prayer warriors in Albany! I am a very private soul, and it is going to be a trial for me to be outside the enclosure, so I would appreciate no visitors at the hospital. The Dean and Father Pressley are arranging for the Sacrament to be brought to me while in Albany.”
      Sister Mary Jean, as Assistant Superior, is in charge of convent business while Mother is recuperating. I will be visiting the hospital daily and will keep the Intercessors updated. If you have questions I can answer, feel free to write to me at melizcsm@aol.com.
      Again, we ask all our friends and supporters who love us to respect Mother’s request for no visitors while she is in the hospital and during early weeks of recovery at home.
Sister Mary Elizabeth

Wednesday: 115; Exodus 12:40-51; 1 Corinthians 15:(29)30-41; Matthew 28:1-16
Thursday: 148, 149; Exodus 13:3-10; 1 Corinthians 15:41-50; Matthew 28:16-20

Albany Intercessor


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