Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, February 11, 2012, 9:15 – 10:35 a.m. Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St.
+–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
+Don — “That I will make it through the day.”
+Danny — He first said, “No.” Then came back and asked, “What’s this all about?” I explained we were there to pray for people who wanted prayer. He said, “I’ve lost my job. I’m homeless. Pray that I will get to Florida and be reunited with my daughter who is in a home there.”
+Mike — “That I will have a good day.”
+Emmanuel — “Strength and courage. I just moved here.”
+Carlos — “I just got out of jail yesterday (3 years). Pray for a job and for my family situation.” I urged him to come to church for fellowship and support. He has been to the Neighborhood Meals in the past.
+Foggy (man) — “That God will bless my soul.” He got several hats for his kids.
+Debra (regular) — We prayed for her parents, Berry and Elizabeth, and for her niece Mahogany. She was talking on her cell phone with Paula (regular) so she put it on speaker and we prayed for Paula and John and their children.
+Douggie — “I’ve been clean and sober for a couple of years now. It is so good (pointing to his shopping bag) to be buying something else than drugs.”
+Sean — “For my wife +Cynthia who has been sick on and off.”
+Wayne — “For a job.” Then he asked, “Are you out here every Saturday?” I said, “Every Saturday.”
Tom (a repeat from last week) — “For my brother +Jim. It’s his birthday today and I’m going to go hang out with him.” A gave him a cross to give to Jim and he took a couple of hats for him. He was really pleased to be able to give his brother something for his birthday.
(Man going into the crack house next door)
GG+ Tommy — peace in his heart and soul
HG+ Carreem — prayers for her brother, sister and her dad (today was the burial of her father in Massachusetts)
Joe — Blessings this day
Chris — blessed him as he walked to work (you could see his wooden cross displayed outside his coat)
HHG+ Carrie– prayers for her unborn granddaughter due any day (the hats were baby hats and we had one pair of gloves that would fit a baby!)
G Christopher — general blessing, discussed reading the Bible, he gave a praise report for the his family court situation (previous prayer request) had gone well
HG Bill — Blessing for this day
GGHS – ?? — she recognized us from across the street — ran over yelling “prayer table” in a happy voice. She knocked Carol down into a chair and almost tipped that over giving us a giant hug. We had a big group hug and prayed and praised God’s goodness, love, and protection. ( We did not catch her name.)
HSG — Darlene — peace in the world, prayers that she get her disability and section 8 for housing.