Psalm 38:15-22

August 31, 2011

For in you, O LORD, I hope; (Psalm 38:15a)
      LORD, you are my hope and my strength.

You will hear, O Lord my God. (Psalm 38:15b)
      Jesus, I depend on you, I wait on you. Thank you for hearing me.

For I said, “Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.” (Psalm 38:16)
      Jesus, you are my rock. Please keep my feet steady on you.

For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me. (Psalm 38:17)
      Father, you know my sins — none can be hidden from you — cover me and wash me in the blood of Jesus. Thank you.

For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin. (Psalm 38:18 )
      Holy Spirit, please help me make a good confession of my sins and be set free of them.

But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; and those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied. (Psalm 38:19)
      Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! (Psalm 38:21-22)

A word received: Pray for the children that they will hear my word.

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; 1 Kings 9:24-10:13 James 3:1-12 Mark 15:1-11
Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; 1 Kings 11:1-13 James 3:13-4:12 Mark 15:12-21

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: August 31 For all Sunday School Teachers
      The Rev’d Michael Neufeld

***** From: Greg Bailey
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011
Subject: Pray for St. James Church, AuSable Forks and Parish Family
Dear Family and Friends,
      We are also called to pray for St. James Church, AuSable Forks and Rev’d. Patti Johnson. As many are recovering from Hurricane Irene, and we see so much focus on the south or on the cities, let us not forget those who are in small communities or in out of the way places that are so easily forgotten about or looked over. St. James Church, and it Parish Families and the community of AuSable has also suffered at the hand of this storm. Please join me in prayer for them and for all those who may not have made the National News but are still in need of our prayers and support. May we simply give Thanks to God that the suffering and damage felt was not worse than what we can bear. Amen.

***** Labor Day Weekend Retreat “To Be a Pilgrim Today”
September 2-5 2011 (Beginning on Friday at Vespers and ending after dinner on Monday)
      The Rev’d Dr. Arnold Klukas, Professor of Liturgics and Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Seminary, will lead a three-day, traditional silent retreat entitled “To Be Pilgrim Today” over Labor Day Weekend, September 2-5, 2011, at the convent.
      As a teacher of classic Christian spiritual direction and formation, Dr. Klukas will offer meditations on the disciplines of prayeras the foundation of spiritual development, using pilgrimage as the theme for the Christian’s progress in spiritual growth.
      Silence and interior prayer are an important foundation for active ministry. Join the sisters and their Associates in this opportunity to refresh and refocus before the resumption of the busy-ness of the fall season.
      Suggested Donation for the Three Day Retreat: $250.
      CSM Associates’ Discount: $209
      Commuter Rate (Meals and Speaker): $175
      For more information, see the posting on our website or call the convent at (518 ) 692-3028. Space is limited, so register soon by calling (518 ) 692-3028 or by e-mailing Mother Miriam.

Albany Intercessor


Prayer warriors

August 31, 2011

Today is the first day of the sixth month, Elul, in the Hebrew calendar. The first reference to the sixth month in scripture describes the regiment for the month in King David’s standing army.

1 Chronicles 27:9 (AMP)
The sixth, for the sixth month, Ira son of Ikkesh the Tekoite. In his division were 24,000.

Meanings:
Ira–watchful
Ikkesh–forward/wicked
Tekoa–trumpet, that which is confirmed

Father in heaven,
We confirm that Your Son Christ Jesus, of the house of David, will come again in glory. He will descend from heaven with a loud cry of summons, with the shout of an archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet of God.
Stir the hearts of Your prayer warriors to press forward and be watchful in this season. Help them to strip off and throw aside every encumbrance and sin which so cleverly entangles and stay Your appointed course, looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of their faith. Amen.


James 2:14-26

August 30, 2011

What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? (James 2:14)
      Lord Jesus, let our faith find its fruit in good works.

If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, (James 2:15)
      Lord, open our eyes to those in need around us.

and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? (James 2:16)
      Holy Spirit, set us free from empty words.

Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (James 2:17)
      Holy Father, prune away our dead faith and bring forth the fruit of your Holy Spirit in works of faith.

But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. (James 2:18 )
      Jesus, let our lives shine forth by works done in faith and trust in you.

You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe–and tremble! (James 2:19)
      Lord Jesus, bring us to a robust faith that gets us outside our church doors and into our communities and the wider world in works of faith.

But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? (James 2:20)
      Holy Spirit, please help us repent of that kind of piety which never reaches out in faith and is content with itself.

Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? (James 2:21)
      Father, thank you for Abraham’s deeds done in faith. Help us to go forth at your word as he did. Help us to be children of Abraham by works done in faith.

Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? (James 2:22)
      Jesus, please bring us to maturity and perfection in our faith and works.

And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. (James 2:23)
      Holy Spirit, bring us to that righteousness that comes from doing the Father’s will for us be deeds of faith.

You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. (James 2:24)
      Jesus, bring us to the justification that comes from woks done by faith in you.

Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? (James 2:25)
      Holy Spirit, help me to remember that every prostitute I meet at the prayer table can become a Rahab by faith in Jesus.

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. (James 2:26)
      Father, prune away the dead wood in our lives and bring forth the fruit of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

A word received: Look to me. Look to me day by day. I AM your redeemer and the one who rescues you.

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; 1 Kings 8:65-9:9 James 2:14-26 Mark 14:66-72
Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; 1 Kings 9:24-10:13 James 3:1-12 Mark 15:1-11

Albany Intercessor


Mark 14:53-65

August 29, 2011

And they led Jesus away to the high priest; and with him were assembled all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes. (Mark 14:53)
      Lord Jesus, even now the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church have got it turned around: they think it is their job to judge you and your word, when in fact you will come to be our judge. Have mercy on us, Lord!

But Peter followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat with the servants and warmed himself at the fire. (Mark 14:54)
      Jesus, so many of your people and leaders of your church follow you at a distance. Warm their hearts with the fire of your Holy Spirit.

Now the chief priests and all the council sought testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but found none. (Mark 14:55)
      Holy Spirit, have mercy on us and turn your church around.

For many bore false witness against him, but their testimonies did not agree. (Mark 14:56)
      Father, many fear false witness against your son in our day, have mercy on us.

Then some rose up and bore false witness against him, saying, “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.'” But not even then did their testimony agree. (Mark 14:57-59)
      Holy Spirit, give to all of us the hope of Jesus’ resurrection and victory over sin and death.

And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying, “Do you answer nothing? What is it these men testify against you?” (Mark 14:60)
      Holy Spirit, give us this same freedom that Jesus had — he did not need to answer his accusers.

But he kept silent and answered nothing. (Mark 14:61a)
      Lord Jesus, please help us know when it is time to speak and when it is time to be silent. (See Ecclesiastes 3:1,7b)

Again the high priest asked him, saying to him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” (Mark 14:61b)
      Jesus, thank you for Peter’s confession that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Though Peter is currently hiding in the courtyard to see what will happen, later he will be empowered by your Holy Spirit to give his testimony. Fill us anew with your Holy Spirit so that we can confess you as well.

Jesus said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” (Mark 14:62)
      Father, restore to your people a true and lively faith that Jesus is the Christ and that we shall see him coming with power on that last day.

Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “What further need do we have of witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?” And they all condemned him to be deserving of death. (Mark 14:63-64)
      Jesus, even now the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church condemn you because of your witness. Have mercy on your people and lead them into the truth.

Then some began to spit on him, and to blindfold him, and to beat him, and to say to him, “Prophesy!” And the officers struck him with the palms of their hands. (Mark 14:65)
      Lord Jesus Christ, even now bring to repentance those who revile you and your faithful people. Thank you.

A word received: I AM your sure defense. Keep your eyes on me.

Monday: 25 * 9, 15; 2 Chron. 6:32-7:7 James 2:1-13 Mark 14:53-65
Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; 1 Kings 8:65-9:9 James 2:14-26 Mark 14:66-72

Albany Intercessor


Israel

August 29, 2011

Ezekiel 17:22-23 (AMP)
Thus says the Lord God: I Myself will take a twig from the lofty top of the cedar and will set it out; I will crop off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one and will plant it upon a mountain high and exalted.
On the mountain height of Israel will I plant it, that it may bring forth boughs and bear fruit and be a noble cedar, and under it shall dwell all birds of every feather; in the shade of its branches they shall nestle and find rest.

Father,
May Your kingdom come, Your will be done on the high, exalted mountains of Israel as it is in heaven. We call out for the advancement of Your kingdom. Amen.


Feet

August 28, 2011

Psalm 26:8 (AMP)
Lord, I love the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells.

O Lord,
May I reverence Your sanctuary with feet that walk in Your statutes and tread on Satan’s serpents and scorpions, that cross mountains and overcome obstacles, that bring the good news of peace and advance Your kingdom, that carry Your love. Amen.


Matthew 16:24-27

August 28, 2011

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24)
      Jesus, please help us learn to deny ourselves. We are immersed in a culture ove over-indulgence; have mercy on us and help us daily follow you, carrying our cross.

“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 16:25)
      Holy Spirit, please ehlp us daily find ourselves in Jesus.

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26)
      Jesus, you are my security, not my house or my car or my savings. Help me to count everything rubbish that I may gain you and be found in you. (See Philippians 3:8 )

“For the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will reward each according to his works.” (Matthew 16:27)
      Father, help me each day to do works of faith and of righteousness. Thank you.

A word received: You are held in the palm of my hand. I will not drop you.

Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; 1 Kings 8:22-30(31-40) 1 Tim. 4:7b-16 John 8:47-59
HC: 26 or 26:1-8; Jeremiah 15:15-21; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:21-27
Monday: 25 * 9, 15; 2 Chron. 6:32-7:7 James 2:1-13 Mark 14:53-65

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: August 28 For vigor in all the Sunday Schools of the Diocese

***** Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2011
From: Deacon Alan Hart
PRAYER TABLE REPORT, St. Mary’s of Lake Luzerne, (Sat., Aug. 27, 2011, 11:30 a.m.-noon in front of Parish Hall prior to our weekly Saturday Community Luncheon. Beautiful, sunny day. Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table.)

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

GENERAL PRAYER — At the start of the Table, I first prayed aloud that the East Coast would have lives spared and hardships limited to bare minimum as the expected hurricane Irene approached us all. I prayed especially for God to spare the people of Hadley-Lake Luzerne-Corinth, who already suffered extensive damage to their homes in April with flooding of the Hudson.

a,t — CHRIS (woman) — Asked for prayer for her good friend KEITHA, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this week. Prayed for her to be at peace and to have courage. (She does not plan on anything heroic as the disease is advanced. Her husband died of cancer recently.) Prayed for strength for Chris as well.

a– EDITH — A regular at the Table. She came for prayers of thanksgiving because her fight with arthritis has improved and she has not needed medicine as often as she did. Also gave thanks for recent good reports of health on her brother ROBERT and sister GRACE, who have both been fighting cancer.

Albany Intercessor


Prayer Table Report

August 27, 2011

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, August 27, 2011, 9:20 – 10:30 a.m. Torre Bissell, Karen B., and Mark Pasko

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

+Mark (man) — “My marriage.” His wife Terri has just gone through major surgery.

+Joe — A broken relationship with his girlfriend Cindy.

Mark — Asked prayer for Pat, a woman he met at the bus stop yesterday (see below).

+Millie — “I have Hepatitis C and my mother just passed away.”

+Joe — He drove up and parked in front of us with +Rose. He asked prayer that his “cancer would be in remission”. He said he used to take care of Fr. Hio when Fr. Hio was at Northwoods.

Debra (regular) — Her friend Irene asked for prayer. Debra asked prayer for Miss Mary and Mr. Willie. Mr. Willie was rushed to the ER last night with his blood sugar out of control. Debra also asked prayer for her family in NYC and in Virginia for protection from the hurricane.

Connie — her grandmother is slowly dying of Alzheimer’s disease. We prayed that Jesus would take her grandmother in his arms.

William — “for everyone to stay alive.”

Jaime — He asked prayer for “everything”. We prayed the Lord would “sock it to him.”

+Sali (young man) — “I’m so tired.”

Bill (regular) — We prayed that he wouldn’t have any more seizures.

+Harold (young man) — He was just coming from a job fair. We prayed that he would find good work.

Anthony (already had a cross) — He asked prayer “for a friend getting married today.”

Pat (a very distressed woman)

+Shawn — He asked prayer for his new baby daughter named Mahogany.

+Marcel and +Theodore (son)

+Vinquente — He asked prayer for a job and for restoration of his family.

+Katrina (young woman) — “For this storm that everyone will be safe.”

+Chris (young man)
+yaailah (young man) — for healing
+Baki (young man)

Travis (young man) — “For health and peace.’

+Paula (regular) — She asked prayer for her family in New York City and in New Jersey that are in the path of the hurricane.


Oaks of righteousness

August 27, 2011

Over 100 years ago, Jewish National Fund began to replenish the native vegetation of the Holy Land that had disappeared or been destroyed. They planted the species that the Bible recorded God originally filled the land with–olive, pine, cypress, tamarisk, acacia, and carob.

Isaiah 61
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.

Father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
Just as 250 million trees have been planted in Israel, we intercede for the establishment of 250 million oaks of righteousness in Zion for the display of Your splendor. Amen.


Acts 28:23-28

August 27, 2011

So when they had appointed him a day, many came to him at his lodging, to whom he explained and solemnly testified of the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets, from morning till evening. And some were persuaded by the things which were spoken, and some disbelieved. So when they did not agree among themselves, they departed after Paul had said one word: “The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah the prophet to our fathers, (Acts 28:23-25)
      Holy Spirit, please help us hear what the prophets are saying to us in our generation.

saying, ‘Go to this people and say: (Acts 28:26a)
      Holy Spirit, give us hearts that are willing to go to your people and speak your word.

“Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand; (Acts 28:26b)
      Lord Jesus, our hearing has grown dull — have mercy upon us.

And seeing you will see, and not perceive; (Acts 28:26c)
      Father, we have become spiritually blind — have mercy on us.

For the hearts of this people have grown dull. their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, (Acts 28:27a)
      Lord Jesus Christ, bring us to such a repentance of our sins and an immersion in your Holy Spirit that our ears and eyes are opened to your word and truth.

Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.”‘ (Acts 28:27b
      Father, we hope in your word to us: “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

“Therefore let it be known to you that the salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it!” (Acts 28:28 )
      Jesus, please help us receive this mighty salvation you have sent to us and give us ears to hear it. Thank you.

      ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and to all men; We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.BCP

A word received: Keep turning to me. Keep praying for my protecting hand.

Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; 1 Kings 7:51-8:21 Acts 28:17-31 Mark 14:43-52
Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; 1 Kings 8:22-30(31-40) 1 Tim. 4:7b-16 John 8:47-59
HC: 26 or 26:1-8; Jeremiah 15:15-21; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:21-27

Albany Intercessor


Acts 28:1-16

August 26, 2011

Now when they had escaped, they then found out that the island was called Malta. (Acts 28:1)
      Thank you, LORD, for all those who escape from shipwreck or other calamity. Give them a due sense of your mercy toward them.

And the natives showed us unusual kindness; for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold. (Acts 28:2)
      Jesus, have mercy on all who are washed up on our shores. You say in your word that there shall be one law for both the native born and the alien among us (Leviticus 24:22). Help us treat the stranger in our midst with the same kindness shown here to Paul and the others.

But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand. So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.” (Acts 28:3-4)
      It is true, Lord, that Paul was a murderer, but in his life we see that your mercy triumphed over justice. Have mercy on us who also are sinners and need your help each day.

But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. (Acts 28:5)
      Jesus, thank you for your mercy to Paul and to us.

However, they were expecting that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had looked for a long time and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god. (Acts 28:6)
      Father, forgive us when we make wrong judgments about others. Help us see the truth.

In that region there was an estate of the leading citizen of the island, whose name was Publius, who received us and entertained us courteously for three days. (Acts 28:7)
      Holy Spirit, guide us in opening our homes to those in need.

And it happened that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and dysentery. Paul went in to him and prayed, and he laid his hands on him and healed him. (Acts 28:8 )
      Holy Spirit, please help us as you did Paul to seize every opportunity to minister healing to the sick and the suffering. We pray for the healing of the wounded warriors and their families at the Welcome Home Initiative in Dayton. Bless the healing ministry throughout the diocese and beyond.

So when this was done, the rest of those on the island who had diseases also came and were healed. (Acts 28:9)
      Thank you, Jesus, for the ministry of healing you have established among us.

They also honored us in many ways; and when we departed, they provided such things as were necessary. (Acts 28:10)
      Father, thank you for all the ways you have provided for us; help us provide for the needs of others. Help us show forth your mercy and love to all who are in need. Thank you.

After three months we sailed in an Alexandrian ship whose figurehead was the Twin Brothers, which had wintered at the island. And landing at Syracuse, we stayed three days. From there we circled round and reached Rhegium. And after one day the south wind blew; and the next day we came to Puteoli, where we found brethren, and were invited to stay with them seven days. And so we went toward Rome. And from there, when the brethren heard about us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum and Three Inns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage. (Acts 28:11-15)
      Lord Jesus, even Paul needed encouragement. Help us reach out to our brethren as these did and encourage those who are in your service. Thank you.

Now when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard; but Paul was permitted to dwell by himself with the soldier who guarded him. (Acts 28:16)
      Thank you for the kindness that was shown to Paul as a prisoner. We pray for our intercessors (John, Shane, Frankie, Lori, Amie, Edward, and Bobby) who are in prison or on parole. Jesus, you were a prisoner briefly before your execution and know how terrible it can be in prison. Have mercy on all prisoners.

      For Prisoners.
      O GOD, who spares when we deserve punishment, and in your wrath remembers mercy; we humbly beseech you, of your goodness, to comfort and succour all prisoners [especially those who are condemned to die]. Give them a right understanding of themselves, and of your promises; that, trusting wholly in your mercy, they may not place their confidence anywhere but in you. Relieve the distressed, protect the innocent, awaken the guilty; and forasmuch as you alone bring light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant to these your servants, that by the power of your Holy Spirit they may be set free from the chains of sin and death, and may be brought to newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

      “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them–those who are mistreated–since you yourselves are in the body also.” Hebrews 13:3

Friday: 16, 17 * 22; 1 Kings 5:1-6:1,7 Acts 28:1-16 Mark 14:27-42
Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; 1 Kings 7:51-8:21 Acts 28:17-31 Mark 14:43-52

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Pray for the Welcome Home Initiative in Dayton, OH.

Albany Intercessor


Psalm 18:1-6

August 25, 2011

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said: (Psalm 18:Preface)
      Jesus, you noted that when the ten lepers were cleansed, only one returned to give thanks. Help us in all things to return to you with thanksgiving on our lips and in our hearts. Help us join with David in singing your praises.

I will love you, O LORD, my strength. (Psalm 18:1)
      LORD, you are enduring strength. Help me to turn to you day by day for your strength and your Holy Spirit.

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Psalm 18:2)
      Father, help me daily put on your full armor: Father, please put on all of us the shoes of the preparation to share the gospel of peace; gird our loins with your truth; put on us the breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet of salvation. Place on our arm the shield of faith with which to quench every fiery dart of the evil one; and place in our hand the sword of your Spirit which is your word; that having stood all, we might yet stand. Finally, help us to be strong in Jesus and in the power of his might, and cast off from us the chains of apathy that keep us from speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Thank you. (See Ephesians 6:10-20)

I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. (Psalm 18:3)
      Jesus, I trust you to deliver me from all my enemies and to save me from that last enemy — death.

The pangs of death surrounded me, and the floods of ungodliness made me afraid. (Psalm 18:4)
      Holy Spirit, cleanse my mind and soul and spirit of any fear so that I may turn to Jesus in confidence.

The sorrows of sheol surrounded me; the snares of death confronted me. (Psalm 18:5)
      Lord, set me free from the snares of the evil one.

In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried out to my God; he heard my voice from his temple, and my cry came before him, even to his ears. (Psalm 18:6)
      Father, thank you for hearing me when I cry out to you. Thank you for hearing me and using me for your good purposes.

A word received: Let me be your guide today.

Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; 1 Kings 3:16-28 Acts 27:27-44 Mark 14:12-26
Friday: 16, 17 * 22; 1 Kings 5:1-6:1,7 Acts 28:1-16 Mark 14:27-42

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Day one update WHI Dayton.
      Day one went very well. We have a full house. I spoke to the receptionist of athletes in Action and she told me about her husband, a vet! I invited him to come. He is here! Team Dayton are very keen. They want to put on four WHI programs a year modeled on this program. There is great excitement. There is a real sense of expectation and joy but there are also some very wounded souls. Day two starts in two hours. I cannot thank you enough for your prayer coverage. Please pray for a very wounded chaplain who is with us he is in great pain. Please pray especially for this afternoon as that will be the unpacking of memories for the vets. Please pray also as Mary Ellen and Sandra lead the spouses in there healing journey. Today is the meat of the program.
May God bless you as you pray for us.
God bless you, Fr. Nigel

Albany Intercessor


Israel

August 25, 2011

Ezekiel 12:24 (AMP)
For there shall be no more any false, empty, and fruitless vision or flattering divination in the house of Israel.

Father, we cry out for Your truth to reign in Israel. Amen.


11.11.11 Detroit

August 24, 2011

Day of solemn assembly–The Call.


Middle East

August 24, 2011

Father in heaven, when You created Adam and Eve, did You not instruct them to take dominion over the whole earth? May Your kingdom come, Your will be done in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Turkey.
Dear Jesus, when You commissioned Your disciples, did You not tell them to make disciples of all nations? Lord, send more workers into the harvest in the Middle East.
Holy Spirit, when You descended in the upper room, did You not cause the disciples to speak in many languages? Bless Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Turkey.
We thank You, Triune God, for Your heart for all of the nations. Amen.


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