Neurological disease

January 1, 2012

Luke 2:21 (NKJV)
And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

Jesus,
You are the Christ-child and the Redeemer of the world. You are the Lion of the tribe of Judah and the Lamb of God. You are the descendant of David and the Son of God. You are the bright morning star and the rose of Sharon. We proclaim Your holy name JESUS over _____________ (Joseph, Sally, Chris, Gaenor, Shelton, and Lauren). May this sweet, precious name permeate every membrane of every neuron and glial cell in their nervous system. May the name of JESUS be the ground substance of their brains, the warp and woof of their thoughts and actions. JESUS in every dimension, JESUS in every domain, JESUS in every fragment and particle. We call forth all that is disconnected, dislocated to be unified in JESUS, JESUS,JESUS. Amen.


John 1:1-5 and Prayer Table Reports

January 1, 2012

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
      Jesus, help us begin each day with you in your word.

He was in the beginning with God. (John 1:2)
      Father, thank you for making a new beginning for us in Jesus.

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (John 1:3)
      Jesus, you have made us and we belong to you.

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (John 1:4)
      Jesus, pour into our hearts the new life of your Holy Spirit.

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. (John 1:5)
      Holy Spirit, shine in all the dark places in our lives with your fire and renew us.

Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10a)
      A word received: I love you. I have loved you with an everlasting love.

Holy Name: 103 * 148; Isa. 62:1-5,10-12: Rev. 19:11-16: Matt. 1:18-25
irst Sunday after Christmas: 93, 96 * 34; 1 Samuel 1:1-2,7b-28: Col. 1:9-20: Luke 2:22-40
HC: First Sunday after Christmas: 147 or 147:13-21; Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7; John 1:1-18
HC: Holy Name January 1: 8; Exodus 34:1-8; Romans 1:1-7; Luke 2:15-21
Jan. 2: 34 * 33; 1 Kings 19:1-8: Eph. 4:1-16: John 6:1-14

      Notes from the Front Line

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 9:25 – 10:35 a.m. Bob Baker and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St. Light rain but reasonably warm.

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

State St.

+Joseph — “Health.”

+Malachi — That he would be carried through the New Year.

Noah (Teenage boy) — We prayed that he would grow into God’s man.

+Matt (young man at Christ Church to do Community Service) — He asked prayer for his grandmother.

+Travis — He asked prayer for his financial needs.

+Christopher — “Drug addiction.” He asked for and received God’s forgiveness. We urged him to be steady in going to church.

+Natasha (young woman at Christ Church to do Community Service) — We prayed that she would serve Jesus.

+Neulus — “Good health”.

+Leslie Ann — “Pain in my legs; financial needs.”

+Trina, +Joe, +Bayshon, +Regine — These two men and two women all confessed their sins and accepted Jesus’ forgiveness.

+Yvette and +Stephen (husband and wife, they parked across the street and came for prayer) — They asked prayer for their marriage. She attends the NA meetings Monday nights at Christ Church. We urged them to start coming to church.

+Dashon (man) — He asked prayer for a blessed New Year.

+Marie (young woman)

+Patti — She also asked for crosses for her two daughters.

+Madelyne

John and Paula (regulars) — We prayed for a blessed New Year for them and their children.

Albany St.

Trey – blessing for 2012

Inez – blessing , prayers her husbad JD, they both walk with and carry the Lord

Jacque ( in his teens) – prayer for his mom Melissa (he was very obviously worried about her but would not give details)

Sean – everything (as he walked away he shouted back to us Thank You so Much)

Melody – for her 10 month old daughter Jatden.

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Torre Bissell, Larry Hubert, Kathy Palmatier, Howard Smith, Mary Jones on State St Reasonably warm.

+Sierra, +Mirale, +Gavia (3 young women)

+Mute man — He wrote on the note pad, “They took my voice box out because of cancer.” We prayed that Jesus would enable him to speak again.

+Binil and his +father-in-law

+Trina, +Joe, +Bayshon, +Regine — The two men and two women who confessed their sins and accepted Jesus’ forgiveness this morning.

+Marcus

+Nathan

+Jimmy (young man from Haiti) — He was carrying a heavy burden: he is the only support for his entire family back in Haiti who were devastated by the earthquake in 2010. He was on his way to Western Union to send more money to his family. He gave this burden to Jesus.

We prayed for a girl who ran by to the crack house next door.

Moriah (young woman) — Loneliness.

+Lee — “For my family.”

+Jaylo (young man) — He asked prayer for his family.

+Fugal (man from Costa Rica) — He also got a cross for girl.

+Will — “For my family.”

Harold — “I’m a Muslim. I want a new life.” We prayed in Jesus’ name that he would receive that new life.

+Anthony — He asked prayer for his fiancé Doinnez and that he would be able to get to California to marry her.

+Renee — “For my family. I’ve just come back from Alabama.”

Mary — She called for prayer on her cell phone from the hospital ICU. She is recovering from septic blood poisoning.

+++Rich — He asked prayers for his twin boy and girl, that he would get to see them.

+Robert — “I’m shooting heroin. I have cancer and Hepatitis C.” He started shooting heroin when he came down with cancer six months ago. He believes in Jesus and has given his life to him, but is sorely troubled.

+Samara, +Cherise, +Rahken (2 young women and a young man)

+Jahlon (young man who has come in previous years)

+Mark

+Amika, +Jenn, +Alicia (3 young women)

+Nate and +Jessica

Albany Intercessor


The Supplication

January 1, 2012

I am concerned about the growing polarization in our nation, which promises to reach a fever pitch in next year’s election. The Supplication from the BCP, at the end of The Great Litany, can be used for corporate worship in times of national anxiety. Our congregation recently used it; I recommend its use in 2012.–JW

O Lord, arise, help us;
And deliver us for thy Name’s sake.

O God, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have
declared unto us, the noble works that thou didst in their
days, and in the old time before them.

O Lord, arise, help us;
and deliver us for thy Name’s sake.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

O Lord, arise, help us;
and deliver us for thy Name’s sake.

V. From our enemies defend us, O Christ;
R. Graciously behold our afflictions.
V. With pity behold the sorrows of our hearts;
R. Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.

V. Favorably with mercy hear our prayers;
R. O Son of David, have mercy upon us.
V. Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ;
R. Graciously hear us, O Christ; graciously hear us, O Lord
Christ.

The Officiant concludes

Let us pray.

We humbly beseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon
our infirmities; and, for the glory of thy Name, turn from us
all those evils that we most justly have deserved; and grant
that in all our troubles we may put our whole trust and
confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness
and pureness of living, to thy honor and glory; through our
only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Undo!

January 1, 2012

Anonymous, c. 1275-1300. From Christian Verse by Donald Davie.

fere-companion or spouse
manere-dwelling
stecken-pained

Alas, alas, well evil I sped!
For sin Jesu from me is fled,
That lively fere.
At my door he stands alone
And calls ‘Undo!’ with rueful moan
On this manere:

‘Undo, my lief, my dove dear,
Undo! why stand I steken out here?
I am thy make.
Lo, my head and mine locks
Are all biweved with bloody drops
For thine sake.’


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