Thanksgiving for the Global South Encounter

April 23, 2010

I (Karen) just happened to catch Betty Lee Payne’s comment over at Stand Firm with her list of thanksgivings related to the Global South Encounter. [Betty Lee has been a past contributor to L&B and I appreciate her friendship and support!] I add my “Amen!” to all she has written:

There is a great deal for which to be thankful today!

With praise and thanksgiving to God:
1.For these courageous, steadfast and faithful leaders He has raised up at a time in which there is such a need for them.
2.For blessing us with their leadership
3. For being able to hear and see them speak through Anglican TV (truly renewing and inspiring!)
4. For “refreshing the hearts of the saints” throughout the Anglican Communion through their words, spoken and written
5. For reminding us once again what real Christian leadership looks like—that it is always clear and never wavers from “the way, the truth, and the life” of Our Savior—and that we have it in abundance in the Anglican Global South
6. For the powerful prayers posted on the Global South web site and on Lent and Beyond—it has been a privilege to be in prayer for all of these faithful leaders
7. For knowing once and for all that these are my leaders, the true leaders given to every Anglican belonging to Jesus Christ in the body of believers; and that no matter what goes on under the table around the ABC, the ACO, and ACC in an attempt to keep the leadership out of the hands of the Global South leaders, the Lord has not allowed these schemes to prosper.
The Kingdom of God is never at risk!
Psalm 99:1-3
“The LORD reigns,
Let the nations tremble;
He sits enthroned between the cherubim,
Let the earth shake.
Great is the LORD in Zion;
He is exalted over all the nations.
Let them praise your great and awesome name—
He is holy.”

Two prayer requests from the Global South leaders

April 23, 2010

Cherie Wetzel has posted these two prayer requests in one of her final reports from Singapore:

I ask your prayers for two things: Archbishop Greg Venables’ Mother died this morning in London. He was trying to make arrangements with his sisters, and had to go back through Buenos Aires before going to London. Please pray for him. He called it a blessing that he received the news while in the company of his brothers and sisters in Christ.

The Polynesian Islands are electing a new Archbishop this Sunday. Some of their bishops have already taken the slide to oblivion that haunts the West. Please pray that the Spirit will lead them into electing a Godly, Biblically orthodox primate.

Matthew 4:12-17 and Prayer Table Report

April 23, 2010

Now when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he departed to Galilee. And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:12-16)
      Father, we pray for the light of the gospel to shine forth in all our hearts and lives.

      Holy Spirit, please help us minister the good news of Jesus’ victory over sin and death to all who sit in the shadow of death.

From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17)
      Jesus, move us to true and lasting repentance. Thank you.

Friday: 105:23-45; Exodus 24:1-18; Col 2:8-23; Matthew 4:12-17
Saturday: 42, 43; Exodus 25:1-22; Colossians 3:1-17; Matthew 4:18-25

      Notes from the Front Line

Check out “There is a fountain”:

***** Pray for the preaching at the Diocesan Convention. Thank you.

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, April 21, 2010, 11:10 AM -12:00 PM Deacon Neal Longe
+–indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

+Cadezia: Prayed for strengths and good health. Asked for wisdom to raise her children +John and +Sonnet a Godly way. She is recently divorced.

+Charles: Charles spent 20 minutes or so at the table. He is having a situation with his mother Cathy who has Bipolar disorder. Recently his mother called CPS [Child Protective Services] on Charles. Charles said CPS said there was no claim and he believes his mother is angry with him because he doesn’t want his kids going to her house, because she smokes in the house. Our first prayer was for Charles that he might have the wisdom to continue to raise his kids in an upright manner. Prayer for protection for him and his wife Nades and their children Mykhale, Shanequa, Nyre, Atrivian, Adjiano. Prayed that the Lord may intervene in the situation and bring clarity to the situation. I gave him crosses to bring to his wife and children. Our final prayer was that God would soften his heart and his mother’s heart. That he would bring them both to repentance and that the Spirit may prompt to Charles to reconcile with his mother. He recognized his anger and that he said things he didn’t mean. Asked for the Lord’s forgiveness. I gave him a cross to bring to his mother that he can give her once they have reconciled.

+Rosetta, +Mary, +Josephine: Rosetta brought her daughter Josephine and friend Mary across the street. They said we saw you and couldn’t pass up this opportunity. Prayed for their families for continued health, guidance, and knowledge of the Lord.

Blessings, Dcn. Neal

Albany Intercessor

Global South to South Encounter

April 23, 2010

Isaiah 62:10 (King James Version)
Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
Oh, Lord, make it so at this meeting.

St. George

April 23, 2010

St. George, the patron saint of England, is commemorated on April 23. Fr. Rob Eaton has posted a biography and prayers. St. George

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