“Faith in Action Sunday” Prayer Table Report

June 5, 2011

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Sunday, April 23, 2011, 10:00 – 12:00 noon. Today was “Faith in Action” Sunday in which various teams went out into the neighborhood to plant flowers, do prayer walking, clean the streets, give away gifts of water, chips and cookies, set up prayer table. We had three prayer tables: one on State St., one on Albany St., and one at Jerry Burrell Park. The people we prayed with are listed below.

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

State St.

+Bill — He lost his wallet with his money and ID cards and needs to pay the rent. We prayed for God’s provision for him.

+Man with cane (didn’t speak English) — Prayed for the the Lord’s blessing.

Rebecca — We prayed for direction in college and for her future work.

Bill (across the street) — prayed a blessing and for protection. Bill is epileptic.

(Little boy walking dog across the street) — prayer for protection

+++Jeremiah’ grandfather and grandmother and for Jeremiah doing his third tour in Iraq (2 silver stars), prayed for protection.

+Dequan, +Latik, and +Marcus — 3 friends listening on ipods together, prayed for blessing on their families.

Woman across the street — prayed for protection

Taxi driver — slowed down and waved

Baby — a blessing on her and her family

+Rashid — family, he said he really needs prayer and then he renewed his relationship with Jesus.

+Emily and +Karen — two Guyanese sisters asked prayer for their grandmother.

Peter — For a trip to Washington, DC

++Butch — Prayer for his wife Betty who has a lump in her breast. Prayed for healing and for daughter age 22. Betty is going to doctor on the 16th for a biopsy. Prayed for cleansing of her body and for good news.

+++Fay — for guidance for Joseph and Jamang

+Elijah — for guidance, college, excellence.

+Jacob — for purpose and guidance.

+Adijah — for school, knowledge, for a job, for happiness for her daughter.

+Charlotte — Praise for God answering her prayers for her son JayJay, for his graduation from high school, prayer for college, guidance, prayer for Charlotte to be the mother God calls her to be.

++Donna — for family for protection and guidance and for her daughter Crystal.

+Jay and +Jennifer — for a home by the 13th and for good health (Jennifer is serious anemic). Prayer for Landon who is in foster care and keeps getting injured.

++Nadiola and another

Mary — Prayer for her husband John who is dying of cancer. Prayed that there would be at least a brief period each day when John is lucid. Prayed for health, strength and more time. Prayed for strength and provision for Mary who is doing round-the-clock nursing care of John (Hospice only comes in for 10 minutes each day to give him morphine).

+Annette — Prayer for strength, provision, shelter, in legal proceedings against DSS. She prayed for and accepted God’s forgiveness for herself and to be able to forgive others, to not be angry towards others, strength from God to give her troubles to him.

+Danny — prayed for guidance, protection, strength.

+Crystal — Prayed for her newborn baby in the hospital. He was premature. Prayed he could come home soon.

+Jennifer and Javon (baby girl)

+Lori and +Ashley — for guidance

Jerry Burrell Park

+Geeta and +Stacy — 3 sons. Family and provision and travel safely.

John — mind and body, good health, take away anxieties

Man walking by — prayed for work

+Rachael — son, family, grandchildren

Michelle — peace and healing in family, guidance

+Carl — employment, spouse +Barbara and employment for her also, living situation, 11-year old daughter, Brittany and Emma, Jeherish, their mother, more

+Dante and +Dante Jr, Nyla — Day to day blessings

Rome — for health

Darlene — good weather for swim day and house would sell quickly

Chris — Sell home and acquire a new home, patience to find the right home.

Patricia — Safe trip for children and employment for kids, also for children Dan and Laura that they would come back to church.

Albany St.

Keenyetta — Life and marriage with husband

Nicole7 children, release from addiction

Devon — go back to church regularly

Robert — family and friends (4 daughters), staying sober

Mack — His sins, a renewal of his life

William — strengthen his walk with the Lord.

Michael — Progress in life, new wife, a coming child, getting to know Schenectady.

Carlos — Needs provision for a job

Annie — family

Dorothea — addiction

Sylvia — her soul

Ashton — his family and two daughters, legal issues.

Galatians, Ezekiel, and Acts

June 5, 2011

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5)
      Jesus, please redeem the times — get your Church out of foster care and into the adoption you have prepared for us. Thank you.

“When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and I am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations, then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer. And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out my Spirit on the house of Israel,’ says the Lord GOD.” (Ezekiel 39:27-29)
      LORD, bring us out of captivity to our culture and pour out you Holy Spirit on us. Thank you.

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; “ (Acts 1:4)
      Holy Spirit, give us hearts that are willing to wait for your timing.

      Holy Father, flood us anew with your Holy Spirit — bathe us in pools of living water.

      Jesus, help us to obey your commands.

for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now. ” (Acts 1: 5)

      Holy Spirit, come and burn in our hearts. Baptize us in living water. Thank you.

      Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. Amen. (BCP)

A word received: Look to me. Keep looking to me.

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Ezekiel 3:16-27; Ephesians 2:1-10; Matthew 10:24-33,40-42
HC: 68:1-20 or 47; Acts 1:(1-7)8-14 or Ezekiel 39:21-29; 1 Peter 4:12-19 or Acts 1:(1-7)8-14; ohn 17:1-11
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Ezekiel 4:1-17; Hebrews 6:1-12; Luke 9:51-62

I know that my redeemer liveth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtU1c5JZf0k
Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God, Lord I Lift Your Name On High, and As The Deer Panteth For The Water http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH8bV7rUVaU

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Dear Torre,
We just received this update and prayer request from our daughter Catie who is on a SOMA Mission Trip to South Africa. Edwina Thomas is the team leader. They return on June 16th. Please pass this on to the Diocesan Prayer Warriors with my thanks and gratitude.
Faithfully Yours in Christ,
From: Samuel Kennedy
Subject: Prayer Update
Dear family and friends,
      Greetings from Utinhege, South Africa! We trust and pray that you are all well in the Lord. As usual, time online is short, but God has given us an opportunity to share with you some of what has been going on for the past few days and to share our tentative schedule for the rest of the week:
      We arrived in the Diocese of Port Elizabeth this past Wednesday and spent Thursday and Friday in the Northern Areas, based out of St. Luke’s parish. The church is located in a working class area, and sits on the outskirts of the city. It overlooks all of the other houses and buildings that lead down toward the sea. The spiritual atmosphere at St. Luke’s the Evangelist was extremely hard, and the Lord gave the team a strong word to deliver on our first night there – a word of repentance. We thank the Lord for your intercession, and for the way he worked in that place. It would seem that many eyes were opened, and there was a tangible difference in the spiritual atmosphere when we left. There is a strong spirit of control and division among the clergy in that area. Please continue to pray for the Lord to bring deliverance and healing to their hearts, lives, and ministries.
      We arrived in Utinhege last night, and the team split in two and ministered to the youth of two different parishes. Catie and Justice were with one youth group and Renji and Samuel were with the other. Utinhege is a few miles outside of Port Elizabeth. It is home to a Volkswagon plant, and most of the factory workers live in this city. There is tension, however, between the workers and their superiors, who reside in Port Elizabeth. We have already felt and witnessed the resulting tension, and pray that God will actively change hearts in the Utinhege community.
      Today, Edwina and Catie will remain at Father Dudley’s home and give an afternoon teaching on healing; Justice, Renji, Jacques, and Samuel will be travelling to one of the outlying townships (in the Xosha region) and will be ministering at a funeral and perhaps also an evangelistic event in that area. Please uphold us all in your prayers today!
      We will be preaching in churches in Utinhege tomorrow (please remember especially Catie, Renji, Justice, and Jacques who have been called to preach and teach this Sunday) and then will be travelling to the opposite side of Port Elizabeth to St. Francis Xavier parish. We’ve been told that the climate in our new location will be a bit warmer, with beautiful beaches to be enjoyed (Samuel hopes to swim in the Indian Ocean)! During our time at St. Francis Xavier’s, we will be engaged in teaching and ministry programs in that area – the details of which still have to unfold. We may also spend a day in a home for orphans with AIDS – please pray that they would know the mighty love and compassion of their heavenly Father.
      God has equipped this team with strong teaching which we have faithfully delivered. Unfortunately, in both of our church venues some of that teaching has been to less than a handful of people. We are confident that God’s word spoken will not return void. We just wish that it was planted in more hearts.
      On Friday the 10th of June we will travel to another cluster of parishes in the diocese. Please go before us in prayer!
Further prayer points:
      – We have been blessed here in Utinhege in our accomodations – no one has been left alone. In previous parishes we have been scattered all about. We would appreciate prayers for continued provision of “communal” housing for us. It really helps facilitate our time of worship and planning as a team!
      – Please interecede for the youth of this area of Utinhege. There is a sense that they are viewed as a “lost” generation. Please pray that the mighty Spirit of God would draw them back to the Father, and that he would place a great burden for them on the churches in the area.
       – Please pray for the Lord to work a miracle in his church throughout this great nation. Please pray that identity of the church would not be based upon the laws of apartheid, but rather according to the principles of the kingdom of God, and our common identity as the children of our heavenly Father. There is still great division and great wounds between the different ethnic groups in the country. A great majority of the churches are still largely segregated.
      Thank you again for your continual prayers and thoughts. We are incredibly encouraged by the knowledge that you are interceding for us and the wonderful people of South Africa!
In Christ, The whole SOMA team: Edwina, Jacques, Catie, Justice, Renji, and Samuel

***** Give thanks to the Lord for what he is doing among us by his Holy Spirit.

Albany Intercessor

Eight ascents and descents, part 2

June 5, 2011

Moses’s ascent (Ex 19:8-13) and descent (Ex 19:14-19)
Resurrection of the Shunammite’s son (2 Ki 4)

Theme: Purification/spiritual warfare
Dominant posture: Intercession at the feet of God

The Israelites are instructed to sanctify themselves, wash clothes, abstain from sex, and respect the boundaries God had set.

Exodus 19:16-17 NIV
On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled. Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.

The Shunammite woman goes to Mt Carmel for Elisha and holds onto His feet in fervent intercession. Carmel, a Levitical city, 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): Please forgive the trespass of your maidservant.

Prayer Table Reports from Lake Luzerne, Scotia, and Schenectady

June 5, 2011

PRAYER TABLE REPORT, St. Mary’s of Lake Luzerne, (Sat., June 4, 11:30 a.m.-noon, outside our Parish Hall prior to the weekly Community Luncheon. Weather — Bright sun, mild, and … lots of Black Flies! Still, people came for prayer. Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table.)

a–denotes anointed with Holy Oil.
t–denotes received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

a–EDIE — She came for prayer for her nephew and his female partner of 12 years (unmarried) who have a four-year-old son. (No names; private.) The couple is having problems at the moment; there is a lot of verbal fighting. Edie wanted prayer for the couple and for safety, above all, for the boy. We prayed that, if it be God’s will, this couple will reclaim the once they once had for each other and then get married. We prayed, above all, that this young child be protected and made safe. Edie also gave thanksgiving for prayers answered for healing for her brother ROBERT, sister GRACE and a friend (name not given) who are all making progress in battling cancer.

WOMAN GOING BY (first time) — She hesitated as though she wanted prayer but kept walking despite our invitation to sit down. She said “No thanks, not today. But I appreciate you being out here for people.”

MAN AND WOMAN (first time) — This older couple slowed as they walked by the table. The woman wanted the man (who uses a cane) to get prayer for his ailing leg, but he politely declined. The woman said as they left, “Don’t worry. He gets prayers from ME every day!”

a–MARY — She asked for prayer for healing. She is bothered by Sciatic nerve discomfort.

a–JOE — A regular to the table. He sought prayer for his troublesome right knee.

PRAYER TABLE REPORT, ST. ANDREW’S OF SCOTIA, (Sat., June 4, 3-5 p.m. on church lawn during annual Chicken Barbecue. Perfect weather with a soft breeze. Deacon MaryCarol Hart, Rev. Mike Neufeld and parishioners Marji Edgar and Ray Rockwell taking turns presiding two at a time at His table.)

MARTY — Asked for prayers for his anxiety issues and for relief from worry.

BETSY — Sought prayers for thanksgiving for healing that has gone on in her brother, who has been very ill.

a,t,t,t — LENA — This woman stopped for prayer for healing. She was recently diagnosed with a heart problem and is also having problems controlling her medication because she often feels “woozy.” Her son CHRIS and his friend MIKE accompanied her. All three accepted a cross.

a–ALBERT — His wife PEG recently fell on the sidewalk and had some facial injuries and generally was kind of “banged up,” so we prayed for her quick and complete healing.

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, April 23, 2011, 9:25 – 10:30 a.m. Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and Torre Bissell on State St. and Bob Baker, and Joe Gaito on Albany St.

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

Albany St.

Devonne — prayer for family and needs.

Nate — restoration with children and to start reading the Bible again.

Joannie and Kids — prayer: moved to new apartment — salvation. Said, “See you next week.”

State St.

+Masie (woman) — “For my cancer.”

+++Shaquille (young man, probably about 18), Damond and Deavon (early teenage boys, Shaquille’s brothers) — Prayer for everything; special prayer for Shaquille that he would know how to lead his brothers and be a good role model. They go regularly to Refreshing Springs Church.

Curtis — Wanted prayer for prosperity for the community (he had a cross from a previous time at the prayer table).

The Bus Driver slowed, honked, and waved his hand.

+Walter (man) — We prayed for Walter’s witness to other people. Walter prayed for us at the prayer table and for the community.

+Narish (young Guyanese man) — He is separated from his wife and has great needs. He is clearly a Christian and we asked him if he was going to church. He has been in the country for one year. He had gone to a church once and they asked him to fill out a visitor’s card. He cannot read or write and was so humiliated that he couldn’t read the card to fill it out that he never went back. It is ironic that this visitor’s card which is meant to welcome people should be an impenetrable barrier for him. We invited him to Christ Church and told him not to worry about the visitor’s card. (As a child in Guyana he had to leave school in the 3rd grade to help support the family so that his father could have an operation.)

Moses — “Peace.”

Debra (regular) — Her arthritis.

+Danny — General blessing.

++Darcel (semi-regular) — Drove up to the church. She gave thanks for the manna God provided for her to keep going. We prayed for her to receive move foster children to take care of.

+Paula (regular) — “For her family and her husband.”


+Larry — Healing for the operation on his left eye (still swollen).

Desdemona — We prayed for blessings on her and on Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.

Bill (regular) — We prayed for his friend Wendy that she would make good choices.

+John (Paula’s husband) — He is rather crippled up but was able to drive himself here this time. Other times he has had to be driven. Often in great pain.

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