John 4:43-54, Psalm 92:12-15, and Deuteronomy 33:25b, 27a

January 23, 2012

So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him and implored him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.” The nobleman said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!” (John 4:46-49)
      Holy Spirit, give us this same persistence in intercession for our children and other members of our family that this man has.

Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. (John 4:50)
      Jesus, when you give the word to us, as you did to this man, help us by your Holy Spirit to go forward in faith, believing what you have said to us.

And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!” Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household. This again is the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee. (John 4:51-54)
      Father, help us see the fruit of faith in Jesus in our lives and in our families as this man did.

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing, to declare that the lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. (Psalm 92:12-15)
      LORD God, help us to stay firmly planted in your courts and be fruitful in old age; help us daily declare your faithfulness.

As your days, so shall your strength be. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; (Deuteronomy 33:25b, 27a)
      Father, as our days are, so let our strength be. Hold us up each day in your everlasting arms till we come at last into the fullness of your kingdom. Thank you.

Monday: 41, 52 * 44; Gen. 14:(1-7)8-24: Heb. 8:1-13: John 4:43-54
Tuesday: 45 * 47, 48; Gen. 15:1-11,17-21: Heb. 9:1-14: John 5:1-18

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday (Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111) so that you can receive all that God has for you.

***** Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 14:09:07 -0500
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
      Is your windshield clean? Can you really see what is ahead without smudges and obscurities? Can you see that person crossing the road? Is your “sight way” clear in the “path way” of life? Can you really see where you are going? Psalm 119:105 writes: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

***** Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012
From: Mary MacDonald
Subject: Prayer Table Report, St James Lake George, Friday 1/20/12 Mary MacDonald and Terry Graves Not Much Traffic these days
Philip + Pray for me and my family
[Note from Torre: I thank God for their persistence in prayer for others.]

Albany Intercessor

The 7th Earl of Shaftesbury’s funeral

January 23, 2012

A previous post on the Earl can be found below, “Anna Milles, housekeeper.”

The Earl’s funeral was attended by more than 400,000 mourners, almost exclusively from the lower working class people. The vast throng, hatless in the rain, moved slowly down the road carrying huge and wide banners. I was naked and he clothed me. Then maybe one hundred yards behind that, I was sick and he visited me. And farther back again, I was hungry and he fed me. And even farther back, I was thirsty and he gave me a drink.

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