Oil spill

July 17, 2010

The pressure in the cap is dropping, the significance of which is unknown. Also the oyster beds/reefs at the mouth of the Mississippi are dying. They have tried to use the fresh water of the river to flush out the oil in that area, and this is damaging the oysters. (6,000+ jobs in the oyster industry in that area).

You see and know our every need. You watch over us without slumber. You know our needs before we even ask.
If the swallow can nest near Your altar and the sparrow cannot fall to the ground apart from Your will, then surely You are present to the oyster beds. We trust in Your provision during this crisis. You have a plan for our nation, for the Gulf of Mexico, for the coastlands, and for the oyster beds. We call on Your Holy Name. Amen.
Psalm 84:3, 121:3; Matthew 6:8, 10:29

Prayer Table Report

July 17, 2010

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, July 17, 2010, 9:30 -11:00 A.M. Torre Bissell (in front of Christ Church).

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

+William — for health, for my family, for drawing close to God.

+Leona — I’m in a gay neighborhood and want out of there to another apartment. I want to get my kids back.

+Debra (a regular) — “I’ve been praying for you. Pray that my health is good and that I continue to do good and for my family.” She got a cross for her granddaughter.

+Sierra (young woman) — “for strength to keep going on”

+Jerry (boy) — “for my family”

(Young man) — that he can find a job paying $12/hour.

+Diana — “for family and friends”

+Ma’are (young woman)

+Jermaine (young man)

+Paula (a regular) got crosses for her children +Zorie, +Kathy, and +Trent. She asked for continued prayers.

+Ramel (young man) — “for good health”


Eric (an elder at the 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.)


Larry Skramstad and Carol MacNaughton did a prayer table on Albany St in the SICM parking lot this morning. (I forgot to tell Larry and Carol to note who had received crosses, but it is clear from the bag of crosses that many did. Torre)

Nash — for health

(Unknown male) — pray for his safety, well-being and his baby.

(Unknown male) — general blessing, fell the Father’s love.

Sonny — prayer for housing.

Miller — pray for his electricity to be truned back on; also for his high blood pressure; prayer for his neighborhood.

Tommy — in prison — gave cross to his little brother to give him

TerrellCarrivel — in prison

Renee — prayer for her two daughters

Carmine — prayer for her mother and family.

Tito — prayed for a good job and the baby on the way.


Giving thanks

July 17, 2010

Hi, folks, sorry I dropped out of sight. On Monday, I took my husband for his next round of chemotherapy, and his oncologist hospitalized him. George suffers from a chemotherapy-induced enteritis and had lost 33 pounds. A week in the hospital was like camping out at Elim where there are twelve springs and seventy palm trees (Exodus 15:27). He is noticeably stronger after receiving intravenous nutrition and blood transfusions. We had wonderful visits from many old friends. Thank you for your prayers.

Another praise report regards the BP oil leak, which is stopped for now.–JW

O Lord, You are gracious and steadfast. Thank You that we live in an oasis of prayer, with streams of tender mercy and the cool, refreshing movement of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for the improvement of Torre’s vision, the strengthening of George, and the success of the BP oil well cap. How gracious You are, dear Lord. Amen.

Matthew 26:26-29

July 17, 2010

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” (Matthew 26:26)
      Jesus, thank you for being broken for me, thank you for breaking into my life, thank you for giving of yourself to me, thank you for making me a disciple.

Then he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:27-28 )
      Jesus, thank you for pouring out your life blood for me, thank you for forgiving my sins. Please help me tell others what you have done for me.

“But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my father’s kingdom.” (Matthew 26:29)
      Jesus, thank you for giving up so much and going through so much so that we too can enter your father’s kingdom.

      A word received: Keep looking to me. You are in my care. I AM your provider.

Saturday: 42, 43; Joshua 6:1-14; Romans 13:1-7; Matthew 26:26-35
Sunday: MP: 103; Joshua 6:15-27; Acts 22:30-23:11; Mark 2:1-12
      HC: 15; Genesis 18:1-10a(10b-14); Colossians 1:21-29; Luke 10:38-42

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Note from Torre, Friday – 7/ 16/10: I went to see my ophthalmologist for a follow-up appointment this morning. There was still so much blood in my eye she could not tell what was happening and sent me immediately to a retinal specialist to see if I had a detached or torn retina. I was examined by two specialists and told that at this time there is no detachment or tear in the retina but there was a 50% chance I would get one. I have a follow-up appointment with the specialist next Thursday morning. I need to continue to behave myself (sleep with head elevated, no lifting grandchildren, etc.). Please pray for clarity of sight — both physical and spiritual. Saturday – 7/17/10: I was prayed on at the service at St. Michael’s Colonie last night. For the first time this morning in a week and a half I was able to see and recognize Jean’s face. While the red cloud of blood and long “floaters” of blood are still there, it is much better this morning. I still can’t read with the right eye. Last Tuesday I took Jean to the ER. She had and area of blood behind her right knee as big as my hand. It turns out she has a partially torn hamstring. Please continue to pray for both of us.

***** Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010
From: Fr. Nigel Mumford+
Subject: a look into WW1 PTSD
A brief look into WW1 PTSD or shell shock as it was called then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS1dO0JC2EE
Be well
God bless you
Fr, Nigel+

Albany Intercessor

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