And seeing the multitudes, he went up on a mountain, and when he was seated his disciples came to him. Then he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: (Matthew 5:1-2)
Jesus, please come and teach us. Help us hear what you are saying.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3)
Holy Spirit, please bring us to the place where we look to our Father in Heaven for our provision each day.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)
Holy Comforter, come among those of us who mourn and with your comfort.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)
Father, I looke to you to give me that same Spirit that was in your son Jesus.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6)
Lord, bring your righteousness to the Episcopal Church and to this diocese.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7)
Holy Spirit, please help us be merciful to those in need.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8 )
Father, bring us to purity of heart so that we might see you.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)
Jesus, please help us to make peace in our families, our parishes, and our communities. Let it be your peace and righteousness. Thank you.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10)
Jesus, please help us turn to you when we are persecuted for desiring your righteousness. Thank you.
A word received: Put your trust in me day by day. Look at the last line of Psalm 55.
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Isaiah 51:9-16; Hebrews 11:8-16; John 7:14-31
HC: 37:1-18 or 37:1-6; Micah 6:1-8; 1 Corinthians 1:(18-25)26-31; Matthew 5:1-12
Monday: 56, 57,  * 64, 65; Isaiah 51:17-23; Galatians 4:1-11; Mark 7:24-37
Notes from the Front Line
Pray for the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori and her husband Richard.
***** Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 14:53:29 -0500
From: Deacon Alan Hart
Subject: prayer table report
PRAYER TABLE REPORT St. Mary’s of Lake Luzerne
(Sat., Jan. 29, 2011; 11:309 a.m.-noon in front of the Parish Hall prior to our weekly Saturday Community Luncheon. Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table.)
Note: Very bright, sun-splashed day and a beautiful day in the Adirondacks! As you will see, people stopped for very serious concerns on their way to our lunch.
a–indicate anointed with Holy Oil
t–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
a–EDITH — Asked for prayers for many members of family and a close friend as well. Her brother ROBERT, who has been fighting cancer, is having an important doctor visit/consultation on Thursday and we prayed for good news for him. Her sister GRACE, also in a long cancer fight, is still in remission. We prayed for continued healing for her. A friend (who prefers to be anonymous) is enjoying slightly better health in the last few weeks after being ill much of November and December. Edith also asked for prayers for herself. Her niece EUNICE died recently which of course was a great sadness to Edith, and Edith also is bothered by severe arthritis which keeps her awake much of the night. Most of all, we prayed a thanksgiving for Edith that, as she said, “On the whole, things are going pretty good right now.” Thank you, Lord!
a–KATHY — She requested prayers for her daughter SUSAN, who is currently experiencing a lot of depression. Doctors have prescribed medicine for her to take for depression, but Susan doesn’t like to take it because she feels the medicine has the opposite effect and makes her more depressed. We prayed for Susan to receive God’s healing and that all the anxieties and fears she is experiencing will be replaced by the love and faith and hope that comes only from Christ.
a,t — PATRICIA — This lady asked for prayer for the trouble she is having with controlling her diabetes because “nothing seems to be working.” We prayed for Patricia’s complete return to health.
a–JOE — This repeat visitor, a regular at our luncheon, asked for prayers for his mother ANNE, who feel getting out of bed one night this week and broke her hip. She is in the hospital. We prayed for her quick recovery and for her to soon be back on her feet.