Prayer Table Report

July 31, 2010

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, July 17, 2010, 9:30 -10:40 A.M. There were two prayer tables today: one in front of Christ Church with Craig Fetherstonhaugh (from Willowfield parish in Belfast) and Torre Bissell, and the other with Carol MacNaughton (from St. Michael’s Colonie) and a young man from Christ Church in the SICM parking lot on Albany Street.

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

In front of Christ Church:
+Brown and +Denay (his son) — Brown was very taciturn.

+Joan and her four children +Tamara, +Mark, +Michael, and +Daniel. We prayed for provision and protection for them.

Connie — her sister, Patches, trailer caught on fire over by Watertown. All of them got out but the lost most of their clothing and possessions.

+Thelonius — just had a tooth pulled, could hardly talk.

+Don — was carried to the ER in an ambulance last Sunday from church.

+Paula and her grandson +Zorie. We prayed for them and then for Paula’s friend Teresa who just had a tumor removed from her throat.

+Paul — asked prayer for relief of stress on him and Connie. He gave his life and his burdens and his sins to Jesus and asked for and accepted Jesus’ forgiveness.

+Jerry — for strength and guidance.

Fr. Peter — healing of inflammation by his left eye.

+Mary — “I’m a little bit intoxicated.” We prayed for sobriety.

+José — “for my family”


In the SICM parking lot on Albany Street:
+Joseph (father) and +Rayn (young girl)

+Jenny and +Anney (lady with boy) Anny wanted special prayer against bad luck

+girl with older lady (no names)

+Julius and +Jeremiah (boys)

+Shaun and +son — success and health

+Frankie (man) — peaceful days and healing on his hand.

+Moses — help and strength to stay on the right path

+Sheila — health and strength

+Elaine — has breast cancer

+Donna — bills and wants an apartment on the bus route

+Travis — salvation, soul, to be a good man.


Helmet of salvation

July 31, 2010

1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

I thank You, Father, for the gift of hope.

2 Corinthians 5:21 (New International Version)
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

I thank You, Father, for exchanging my sin for His righteousness.

Isaiah 53:4-5 (New International Version)
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

I thank You, Father, for exchanging my infirmities for health.

2 Corinthians 8:9 (New International Version)
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

I thank You, Father, for exchanging my poverty for His wealth.

Galatians 3:13 (New International Version)
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”

I thank You, Father, for exchanging my curse for His blessing.

Acts 2:25-28

July 31, 2010

“For David says concerning him: ‘I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.'” (Acts 2:25)
      LORD, please help us keep you in sight as David did and know that you are at our right hand so that we will not be shaken.

“‘Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad; moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.'” (Acts 2:26)
      Holy Spirit, please fill us up with hope so that we can rest in peace.

“‘For you will not leave my soul in Hell, nor will you allow your Holy One to see corruption.'” (Acts 2:27)
      Jesus, I know that at the day of resurrection I shall see you face to face and not as a stranger.

“‘You have made known to me the ways of life; you will make me full of joy in your presence.'” (Acts 2:28 )
      Father, thank you for leading me to the pathway of life and giving me joy. Help me abide in your presence all the days of my life. Thank you.

Saturday: 23, 27; Judges 5:19-31; Acts 2:22-36; Matthew 28:11-20
Sunday: MP: 34; Judges 6:1-24; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Mark 3:20-30
      HC: 49; Ecclesiastes 1:12-14; Colossians 3:(5-11)12-17; Luke 12:13-21

Albany Intercessor


July 30, 2010

Preamble of the state constitution:

WE THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF IOWA, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of those blessings, do ordain and establish a free and independent government, by the name of the State of Iowa, the boundaries whereof shall be as follows:

O Lord,
May the state of Iowa continue to recognize that every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Amen.
James 1:17

The shoes of readiness

July 30, 2010

O Lord,
Would that my feet were like the glittering gyroscopic wheels of the four living creatures, with eyes all round, lightning flashing forth and striking snakes and scorpions and all the power of the enemy. How awesome that would be.
Give eyes to my words and actions. Let my speech strike evil down so that my feet will bring peace and healing. Direct my path and watch over me, I pray. Amen.
Ezekiel 1, Luke 2:18-19, Psalm 32:8, Isaiah 52:7-8

Matthew 28:1-9

July 30, 2010

Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.” (Matthew 28:1-5)
      Holy Angels, daily point us to Jesus.

      Jesus, I seek you — come into my life more and more each day. Thank you for being crucified for me.

“He is not here; for he is risen, as he said. come, see the place where the Lord lay.” (Matthew 28:6)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for raising Jesus from the dead and coming into our hearts with the truth and joy of the gospel.

“And go quickly and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead, and indeed he is going before you into Galilee; there you will see him. Behold, I have told you.” (Matthew 28:7)
      Father, please help us quickly go and tell our brother and sister disciples everything you have done in our lives. Let the joy of every encounter with Jesus spill over into testimony.

So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word. (Matthew 28:8 )
      Holy Spirit, bring us to daily Easter joy that cannot be contained but which must be shared with others.

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” (Matthew 28:9)
      Jesus, please help us hear your word to these women and to us: “Rejoice!” Jesus my heart is filled with joy this morning, thank you!

A word received: “Pray for my little ones who suffer fro my name’s sake.

Friday: 73; Judges 5:1-18; Acts 2:1-21; Matthew 28:1-10
Saturday: 23, 27; Judges 5:19-31; Acts 2:22-36; Matthew 28:11-20

Albany Intercessor

Sermon on prayer

July 30, 2010

Are written prayers inauthentic? by Fr. Matt Kennedy


July 29, 2010

Its nickname is the Lone Star state. In its early history, several expeditions and battles used a flag with a lone star.

You are the bright morning star. Shine over the state of Texas in these dark days, we pray. Amen.

Matthew 27:55-61

July 29, 2010

And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him, were there looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons. (Matthew 27:55-56)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for the many women who daily follow you in this diocese. Please raise up vocations to the devout and holy life for the Sisters of St. Mary, the Daughters of the King, the Franciscans of the Holy Cross, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, and the many other ministries in this diocese.

Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. (Matthew 27:57-58 )
      Jesus, thank you for all those who daily give of themselves in service to you. Thank you for those who are willing to risk their lives and fortunes to honor you.

When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed. And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb. (Matthew 27:59-61)
      Father, you watched and waited as your son was executed, have mercy on us and help us watch and wait with all those who suffer for his sake. Bring us to resurrection joy along with all his disciples. Thank you.

Thursday: 74; Judges 4:4-23; Acts 1:15-26; Matthew 27:55-66
Friday: 73; Judges 5:1-18; Acts 2:1-21; Matthew 28:1-10

Albany Intercessor

Breastplate of righteousness

July 29, 2010

O God,
It is because of You that I am in Christ Jesus. Christ Jesus has become my wisdom, righteousness, holiness and redemption. He is my breastplate. In Him, I am dead to sin. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
1 Corinthians 1:30, Romans 3:22-25, 6:11


July 28, 2010

Origin of name: From an Indian word meaning “friends”
Motto: Friendship

Exodus 33:10-11 (King James Version)
And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door. And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.

O Lord,
May the people of the state of Texas worship You, be Your friend, and stay in Your presence. Amen.

Acts 1:4-8

July 28, 2010

And being assembled together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” he said, “you have heard from me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” (Acts 1:4-5)
      Father, help us wait for your promise.

Therefore, when they had come together, they asked him, saying, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6)
      Lord Jesus, we ask you to restore your bride the church, wash and cleanse her and give us all wedding garments so that we can go into the feast.

And he said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in his own authority.” (Acts 1:7)
      Holy Spirit, please help us know what we should know and leave the rest to you.

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 )
      Father, please bless us with the active presence of your Holy Spirit. Guide us in going forth in our parishes and communities, and throughout this diocese, and to the ends of the earth as witnesses to Jesus. Thank you.

      A word received: I love you.

Wednesday: 119:73-96; Judges 3:12-30; Acts 1:1-14; Matthew 27:45-54
Thursday: 74; Judges 4:4-23; Acts 1:15-26; Matthew 27:55-66

Albany Intercessor

The belt of truth

July 28, 2010

Psalm 119:105 (New International Version)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

O Lord,
Would that the belt of truth that I don today be like a laser beam, quick and piercing, dividing truth from lies. Show me the lies that I believe so that I can cast them off and see You more clearly. In You there is no darkness at all. Amen.


July 28, 2010

The cap remains on the Deep Horizon well. The surface oil is vanishing. Tropical storm Bonnie dissipated.
God is good.


July 27, 2010

From the state constitution:

Humbly invoking the blessings of Almighty God, the people of the State of Texas, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

Article 1, Section 6:
All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences.

Article 16, Section 1, oath of office:
“… so help me God.”

Day in and day out, may the people of Texas worship You and invoke Your blessings, Almighty God. Help them, we pray. Amen.

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