Prayer Table Report

January 28, 2012

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, January 28, 2012, 9:05 – 10:30 a.m. Torre Bissell from Christ Church Schenectady and Carol MacNaughton from St. Michael’s Colonie.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
H–indicates received a hat
M–indicates received mittens
G–indicates received gloves
S–indicates received a scarf
A pair of hand-knitted woolen socks was donated by a woman in Norway.

Prayed for a man walking on theother side of the street limping.

+Nancy — She is traveling by bus to Pennsylvania and by plane to California. We prayed for travel mercies and that her “family will keep together.”

+Luke (young man from Haiti) — We prayed for a job and then confessed his sins and once again accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and accepted God’s forgiveness. We also prayed for a wife for him and that he would not make any more “mistakes” about the women he goes out with.

+Thomas — He asked prayer for his daughter Zayana who is 8 months old and has been sick at least half of that time. He said, “It is getting over-whelming.” We prayed he would know how to be the man and the father God is calling him to be.

+Joe — We prayed for him and his girlfriend for good health. He has a job interview this week.

+H Darius — He asked prayer for a new beginning and gave his life to Jesus.

+Christopher — He asked prayer for peace and for a friend who just died.

+HH Gary — He asked prayer for a renewed relationship with his sons.

Joseph — for his daughter Evea

+Christopher — He asked prayer for relaxation. He then gave his burdens to Jesus.

++Eric — He asked prayer for health for him and his family.

Desdemona — She was on her way to the Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St. with her adult son +Louis who goes to a “Sunday” church in New York City. We prayed for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Macedonia and on Christ Church.

++Ethel — She asked prayer for her fianceé and for peace.

+Dale — He asked prayer for his 5 grandchildren.

The multifaceted glory of God

January 28, 2012

Genesis 18:1-5,10 (NIV)
The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.
He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by. Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—now that you have come to your servant.”

“Very well,” they answered, “do as you say.”

. . . Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”

Genesis 30:37-39 (NIV)
Jacob, however, took fresh-cut branches from poplar, almond and plane trees and made white stripes on them by peeling the bark and exposing the white inner wood of the branches. Then he placed the peeled branches in all the watering troughs, so that they would be directly in front of the flocks when they came to drink. When the flocks were in heat and came to drink, they mated in front of the branches. And they bore young that were streaked or speckled or spotted.

Triune God,
Our eyes behold the streaked, speckled, spotted dimensions of Your glory.

GLORY be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.

We bow low before You. If we have found favor in Your eyes, do not pass us by.
Jesus is our living water. Jesus is the bread of life. Jesus is life.
Let us drink deeply of Your goodness that new life may abound. Amen.

The blockquote is a stanza of “Pied Beauty” by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

John 6:16-21 and Genesis 18:1-5, 13-14

January 28, 2012

Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them. Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing. So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going. (John 6:16-21)
      Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior

Then the Lord appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground, and said, “My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant. Please let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. And I will bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh your hearts. After that you may pass by, inasmuch as you have come to your servant.” They said, “Do as you have said.” (Genesis 18:1-5)
      Father, Son and Holy Spirit, come into my home and dwell there. Do not pass me by.

And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” (Genesis 18:13-14)
      Holy Spirit, help me excamine myself and clear away all doubt about what you can do in my life.

A word received: You are in my care.

Saturday: 55 * 138, 139:1-17(18-23); Gen. 18:1-16: Heb. 10:26-39: John 6:16-27
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Gen. 18:16-33: Gal. 5:13-25: Mark 8:22-30
HC: Mark 1:21-28; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111

      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: Fri, 27 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
      Have “Good grief” in your life. Lucy got it right in Peanuts, as she said, “Good grief Charlie Brown!” Grieve well my friends. Invite Jesus into the grief. Go just a little bit deeper with Him into your grief. He will help you. Blessed are those who grieve for you will be comforted by the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 5:4)

Albany Intercessor

Solar storms

January 28, 2012

It has been a week of solar storms. This post compiles spectacular photographs of the auroras.

Psalm 19:1 (NKJV)
The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.

Father, we give You thanks for the safety of air travelers and the beauty of the auroras. Amen.

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