Peace is Coming

May 31, 2010

Isaiah 2:2,4
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. . .
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

This brief video looks at a painting and the artist: Peace is Coming – Jon McNaughton .

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Trinity Sunday

May 30, 2010

“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8b)
      Lord God, you are holy and we are not; thank you for being willing to come among us and into our lives.

“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for you created all things, and by your will they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
      Jesus, you are worthy of all honor and glory and we thank you for your creation.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:14-15)
      Father, thank you for adopting us as your children; thank you that we can know you as our father.

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of his robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1)
      Holy Spirit, please give us sight to see the glory of God.

Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:2-3)
      Jesus, please help us enter into your holiness.

And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. (Isaiah 6:4)
      Jesus, your church is being shaken now. Help us find our stability in you.

So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” (Isaiah 6:5)
      Father, we live among a people of unclean lips and we are surrounded by profanity. Have mercy on us.

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.” (Isaiah 6:6-7)
      Lord, please take away our iniquity and purge away our sins.

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8 )
      Holy Spirit, please send us forth with this good news of hope: that you can and will change our lives — that we too can be set apart for your purposes. Thank you.

      Fortnight of intercession for the Diocesan Convention
Daily: In the Name + of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
V.      We glory in your cross, O Lord, and praise and glorify your holy resurrection;
R.      for by virtue of your cross joy has come to the whole world.
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen. (Holy Cross Day, Sept 14)
*      Sunday May 30 TRINITY SUNDAY
Scripture Verse: Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Mt 28:18-20)
      O God, who before the passion of your only begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Last Epiphany)

Sunday: 103; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Acts 8:26-40; Luke 11:1-13
Monday: 44; Ecclesiastes 2:1-15; Galatians 1:1-17; Matthew 13:44-52

      Notes from the Front Line

“Days of Elijah – Robin Mark” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4wl0VFgpjY

Albany Intercessor


Mississippi

May 30, 2010

Psalm 63:3-4 (King James Version)
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

PREAMBLE 1890: We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and involving his blessing on our work, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

John 12:32 (King James Version)
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

Let it be so over the state of Mississippi, dear Lord. Amen.


Prayer Table Report

May 29, 2010

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, May 29, 2010, 9:25 -10:40 AM Torre Bissell & David Carlson

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

+ Dina — woman with her `12 year old daughter (Elena) who was wearing one of our crosses

+ Jordan – college-age young man carrying a portfolio of art work that he was trying to sell; we prayed for the Lord’s blessing and that his art would reflect God’s glory

+ Payne — asked prayer for good health and peace of mind

+ Malcolm – man stopped with his cart, out collecting bottles; prayed for financial provision

Deborah and + Paula — two ladies who stop for prayer regularly – Paula asked for prayer and crosses for her adults kids (+Trent, +Tramel, and +Tiffany) – in particular she asked prayer for her daughter Tiffany who is scheduled to close on a house next week that all would go smoothly

Dave — man walking by, it was hard to understand some of what he was saying – much confusion and hostility

+ Sari — young teenage boy on a bike – prayed for his family and for safety on the streets

+ Billy and + Ricky — 2 teenagers who stopped for prayer, 1 carrying a skateboard; prayed for safety

+ Darlene — asked prayer for peace in the world

+ Ralph and daughter + Zania

Note: While we were praying, fire trucks and police pulled up in front of the abandoned building that was formerly used as a Flea Market. There was smoke coming from the front of the building. This is the 3rd fire in recent days at this site. We prayed for the firemen and police.

+ Frank — this man, already wearing one of the wooden crosses we give out, stopped to ask prayer for a “good life”

Rudy — man who got off the bus, already wearing one of the wooden crosses – prayed for his family

+ Bill — health issues

David


Mississippi

May 29, 2010

I took a break from posting prayers for our nation, one state per week, in the aftermath of my husband’s surgery. I remain committed to praying for our nation and am resuming. Over the course of time, I will go back and pick up those states we missed.
Today, I am praying for my home, Mississippi. Mississippi is a Choctaw name which means “Father of Waters.”–JW

John 7:38 KJV
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Father in heaven,
You wrote Your name over this state. Yet we in the state of Mississippi sinned, and ours is a history of shame.
Oh, that we may awaken to the promise of our name! Oh, that we may believe all that You are!
Oh, that rivers of living water would flow from this state and fill the Mississippi valley to overflowing.
Flow, living water, flow. Flow over the sites of slavery, racial violence, oppression, broken families, despair, mistrust, hopelessness, and helplessness. Heal our wounded land, and stir our hearts with the sounds of living water and song.
Father of Living Waters, turn the hearts of our people to You. May the blues highway become a highway of praise. Write Your Name large over the Delta! Turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Heal us, we pray. Amen.


1 Timothy 6:1-5

May 29, 2010

Let as many bondservants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and His doctrine may not be blasphemed. (1 Timothy 6:1)
      Jesus, you brought me to my job; help me to be obedient to those you have placed over me. Help me to behave in such a manner that your name is praised and honored.

And those who have believing masters, let them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather serve them because those who are benefited are believers and beloved. Teach and exhort these things. (1 Timothy 6:2)
      Father, please bless my managers and help them profit from my work.

If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, (1 Timothy 6:3)
      Holy Spirit, please give me discernment about the words and teaching of others.

he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, (1 Timothy 6:4)
      Jesus, please help us recognize the consequences of entering into such disputes: the fruit if bitter and does not feed the soul.

useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself. (1 Timothy 6:5)
      Holy Spirit, godliness with contentment is great gain: help us make the choices for godliness and trusting in Jesus to provide for us. Enable us to say with Paul: “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:11-13)

Saturday: 42, 43; Proverbs 25:15-28; 1 Timothy 6:6-21; Matthew 13:36-43
Sunday: 103; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Acts 8:26-40; Luke 11:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

“All I once held dear – Robin Mark “ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFaIGSyENsY

***** A message from the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Anglican Communion Covenant — Thursday 17 December 2009
      As the final version of the Anglican Communion Covenant is sent to the member Churches of the Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury has given the following message explaining the purpose of the Covenant and the processes surrounding its adoption. http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/2686

Albany Intercessor


1 Timothy 5:17-22

May 28, 2010

Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. (1 Timothy 5:17)
      Father, help us honor and provide for all those elders who minister the word and sacraments to us.

For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer is worthy of his wages.” (1 Timothy 5:18 )
      Holy Spirit, please guide us in providing for the retired clergy and their spouses and widows.

Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses. (1 Timothy 5:19)
      Jesus, you had false witnesses rise up against you, please stop the mouths of any who speak falsely against our clergy and lay leaders.

Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear. (1 Timothy 5:20)
      Holy Spirit, please guide Bishop Bill and Bishop Harold so that they will know when and how to discipline and encourage the clergy who serve in the Diocese of Albany and the Diocese of Down and Dromore.

I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality. (1 Timothy 5:21)
      Holy Father, grant Bishop Bill and Bishop Harold wisdom and discernment about the ministry of all those who are committed their care.

Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people’s sins; keep yourself pure. (1 Timothy 5:22)
      Jesus, please guide the Bishop, the Standing Committee, and the Commission on Ministry: help them discern who should go forward to ordination and when that should happen. Thank you.

      A word received: Pray for righteousness.

Thursday: 37:19-42; Proverbs 21:30-22:6; 1 Timothy 4:1-16; Matthew 13:24-30
Friday: 35; Proverbs 23:19-21,29-24:2 1 Timothy 5:17-22(23-25) Matthew 13:31-35;;

      Notes from the Front Line

“God be with you till we meet again” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hvaysA1MYQ&feature=channel

Albany Intercessor


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