Isaiah 1:16-17

October 31, 2010

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;” (Isaiah 1:16a)
      Holy Spirit, come and wash us clean.

“Put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes.” (Isaiah 1:16b)
      Father, nothing that we do is hidden from your eyes; help us truly repent of any evil we are doing.

“Cease to do evil, learn to do good;” (Isaiah 1:16c-17a)
      Holy Spirit, teach us and guide us so that we shun evil and do good.

“Seek justice,” (Isaiah 1:17b)
      Jesus, please help us seek after your righteousness.

“Rebuke the oppressor;” (Isaiah 1:17c)
      Holy Father, help us speak out to all who oppress others. We have been silent when we should have spoken.

“Defend the fatherless,” (Isaiah 1:17d)
      Father, we cry out to you for all those children caught up in the foster care system: raise up men who can mentor and love them.

“Plead for the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17e)
      Jesus, we plead to you for your help for all those widows who are bereft of help and have fallen through the cracks: help us show forth your love to them.

Sunday: 24, 29; * 8, 84; Nehemiah 5:1-19; 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13; Matthew 18:21-35
      HC: 32 or 32:1-8; Isaiah 1:10-20; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5(6-10)11-12; Luke 19:1-10
Monday: 56, 57, [58]; * 64, 65; Nehemiah 6:1-19; Revelation 14:1-13; Luke 12:49-59

Albany Intercessor

The Shunammite’s son

October 31, 2010

On the sudden death of this woman’s son she hastened to Carmel, 20 miles distant across the plain, to catch Elisha by the feet, and to bring him with her to Shunem.

Carmel, a Levitical city in Zebulun, means ‘garden.’ It is known for victory in spiritual warfare–Joshua defeated the king of Jokneam, a city at the foot of Mt. Carmel (Joshua 12:22), and Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18).
It is also known for desperate intercession–Abigail fell at David’s feet and pled with him to spare the lives of the men of her household (1 Samuel 25).

The definition of Shunem, a little village in the tribe of Issachar, is ‘two resting-places.’ There, in the “prophet’s chamber,” the dead child lay; and Elisha entering it, shut the door and prayed earnestly. Elisha lay upon the child two times, and the boy was restored to life (2 Kings 4:8-37).

This prayer is loosely based on the intercession of Abigail.

Lord Jesus,
We bow at Your nail-scarred feet. Hear our prayers.
Pay no attention to to the insolent fools that defy You. Pay no attention to our sins and the sins of our ancestors.
Accept our sacrifice of a broken and contrite heart. Forgive us, Your intercessors, and Joseph, Sally, Chris, Lauren, Gaenor, Mark, Samuel, Erin, Isabella, Christy, Nick, and Alan, Your children who have sustained neurologic damage.
Receive our blessings of praise. You, Lord Jesus, are an everlasting dynasty because You fight the battles of Jehovah God. No wrongdoing is found in You. You are secure in the bundle of life with Jehovah.
We come before You bearing the names of these 12 loved ones. You are the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. Just as Elijah had 12 large jars of water poured out over the 12 stones, we ask You to pour out upon these 12 patients the water of life. Anoint them with the fire of the Holy Spirit. A twofold resting of Your water and Your fire on each one, Lord.
Your enemies, the spirits of the king of Jokneam and of the prophets of Baal, will be slung out by Jehovah.
When Jehovah shall fulfill all of His promises in You, let not the memory of these dear ones with neurologic damage cause You grief. Sling out the spirits of the king of Jokneam and of the prophets of Baal from these children, we pray. Sling out the spirit of infirmity.
O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God. Be victorious over these enemies and establish a sure house in the hearts and minds and souls of these dear ones.
Remember Your intercessors, Lord. Amen.
1 Samuel 25:24-31, Revelation 21:6, 1 Kings 18:33-36

Prayer Table Report

October 30, 2010

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, October 30, 2010, 9:20 -10:40 A.M. Torre Bissell from Christ Church Schenectady and Sue Plaske from St. Michael’s Colonie.

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

Hugo — “I already prayed this morning.” We prayed for God’s provision for him.

+Caesar — He thanked the Lord for life and health and forgiveness. We prayed for more forgiveness and blessing for him.

+David — “Lots of turmoil.” We prayed for relief from the turmoil.

+John — He had forgotten to take his medicine (he is diabetic) and he fell down and injured himself. We prayed for protection for him.

+Barbara — from across the street — needed help in moving her stuff. We prayed for protection for her.

+Kenneth — going to a meeting. We prayed for the Father’s love to flood him.

+James — He asked prayers for his mother’s health (she, Clementine, has Parkinson’s disease). We prayed for a restoration of health for her and that God would help James know how to minister to her.

+Michelle — little girl — We prayed for God’s blessing on her and for her mother Christine.
+Christine — mother of Michelle — We prayed that God would restore her hearing. Heal her Lord!

+Laura — wisdom for finances — Prayers that she will turn to Jesus for help.

+Carlene — “Reconciliation!” We prayed for restoration for the family, blessing, love, and reconciliation; and for financial help and peace for her family. She was almost in tears about her family.

+Gary — prayed for his depression and anxiety — prayed for peace and knowledge of the Father’s love.

Walker — going to emergency dentistry — prayed for relief, healing and restoration.

+Rishad — He asked prayer that he would stay out of trouble — we prayed for blessing and Jesus’ caring touch.

+Antoine — Blessing and protection and peace.

+Paula — (drove up) she asked prayer for her daughter Tiffany who is overwhelmed by her job and responsibilities. Victoria (neighbor) — healing from surgery, kidney disease, and relief of pain. We also prayed for protection from another neighbor’s pit bulls that get loose.

+Grace — financial

+Wasim (boy about 10) — for my sister Roxanne and Euanna his cousin.

+Gloria (Wasim’s mother or grandmother) — she is on oxygen and needs immediate dental work.


Luke 12:32-34 and Ecclesiasticus 2:5

October 30, 2010

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)
      Father, thank you for your good pleasure. Thank you for the kingdom you have prepared for us. Thank you for setting us free from fear. Please fold us daily into your arms and into your flock.

“Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys.” (Luke 12:33)
      Jesus, you are the Pearl of Great Price. You are the treasure that does not fail. You are the treasure our hearts long for. Set our hearts free to give all and follow you.

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Luke 12:34)
      Holy Spirit, come and refine our hearts.

Gold is tested in fire and chosen men in the furnace of humiliation. (Ecclesiasticus 2:5)
      LORD, thank you for your refining fire and the fire of your love. Burn away the dross in our lives so that we may be pure gold for you. Thank you for every humiliation we have to endure for the sake of your kingdom.

Saturday: 55; * 138,139:1-17(18-23); Nehemiah 4:1-23; Revelation 13:11-18; Luke 12:32-48
Sunday: 24, 29; * 8, 84; Nehemiah 5:1-19; 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13; Matthew 18:21-35
      HC: 32 or 32:1-8; Isaiah 1:10-20; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5(6-10)11-12; Luke 19:1-10

      Notes from the Front Line

Robin Mark singing “Great Love”

***** STUDY GUIDE: SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 08, October 31, 2010
            Lectionary C, Proper 26
Theme Verse: “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Readings: Luke 19:1-10; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12; Isaiah 1:10-20; Psalm 32
Memory Verse: “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
Next Week: Luke 6:20-36; Ephesians 1:11-23; Job 19:23-27; Psalm 149
      Gospel: Luke 19:1-10

A word received: Where were you when I first called you? Look to me with same expectant hope that Zacchaeus had. I will not disappoint you.

Luke 19:3 “And he sought to see who Jesus was.” A word received: Zacchaeus had everything except me and he desired to know me. In knowing me he gave up much to gain me.

      Epistle: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

A word received: Zacchaeus showed forth my righteousness by repenting and turning to me. I bless those who do that. Look to me, Church; look to me.

A word received: Pray for my people that they would endure through to the end.

      Old Testament: Isaiah 1:10-20

A word received: It is not enough to say, “Lord, Lord!” You must do (underline do) what I say. Examine yourselves: come to me in repentance.

A word received: Confess your sins and come to me in repentance as Zacchaeus did.

      Psalm: Psalm 32

A word received: Pray that I will come to you, meet you, and instruct you. Look at what I actually taught Zacchaeus: I taught him that I loved him and would come into his home. That was transforming. Are you listening to what I have taught you?

Psalm 31:1-2 A word received: Look at the blessing Zacchaeus received.

Albany Intercessor

The son of the widow of Zarephath

October 29, 2010

From 1 Kings 17:

So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah. . . . The LORD heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived. . . . Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth.”

The meaning of the word ‘Zarephath’ is smelting-shop, “a workshop for the refining and smelting of metals.”

You are the Bread of Life. You are the the Way and the Life. You are the Truth. Come, Lord Jesus, to Joseph, Sally, Chris, Lauren, Gaenor, Mark, Samuel, Erin, Isabella, Christy, Nick, Alan, and David. Come and reveal the fullness of Your glory.
Be their sustenance and feed them with the hidden manna.
Be their pathway to healing. To those neurologic and psychiatric diseases resulting from imbalances of minerals–iron, copper, zinc, tin, phosphorus–or from the toxicity of minerals–lead, aluminum, and all others–we speak the name of Jesus.
Be their source of new life. Save them from their distress. Bring them out of darkness and the deepest gloom. Break away their chains. Break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.
We give thanks to the LORD for Your unfailing love and Your wonderful deeds for men. Come to these children, we pray. Amen.
Psalm 107:13-16

In this prayer, we spoke the name of El Elyon against mineral imbalances.


October 29, 2010

Numbers 35:33-34 (New International Version)
” ‘Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land, and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it. Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell, for I, the LORD, dwell among the Israelites.’ “

O Lord,
Native American and European settlers alike have defiled the beautiful land of Montana by broken covenants, idolatry, bloodshed, and immorality. Have mercy, Lord. Have mercy.
Raise up spiritual leaders and government leaders among the Native Americans and the European descendants who will seek You with all of their hearts and souls and find You. Release the Blood-covered Covenant Promises of the Kingdom of God into every sector of society in Montana. Amen.
Deuteronomy 4:29

Luke 12:13-34

October 29, 2010

Then one from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” (Luke 12:13-15)
      Holy Spirit, please help us repent of covetousness. It is an abiding sin in our culture. Help us walk a different path — your straight and narrow way.

Then he spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully.” (Luke 12:16)
      Lord, he already had more than he could use. Help us recognize our plenty and share with those who have not.

“And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?'” (Luke 12:17)
      Father, his thoughts were inward rather than toward you. Help us repent of being self-centered.

“So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”‘ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?'” (Luke 12:18-20)
      Father, only you know the day and the hour when our souls will be required of us. Help us to be ready to give a good account on that day.

“So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” (Luke 12:21)
      Holy Spirit, please help us lay up treasure in heaven.

Then he said to his disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith? And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Luke 12:22-34)

Friday: 40, 54; * 51; Nehemiah 2:1-20; Revelation 13:1-10; Luke 12:13-31
Saturday: 55; * 138,139:1-17(18-23); Nehemiah 4:1-23; Revelation 13:11-18; Luke 12:32-48

Albany Intercessor

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