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

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