Mark 2:13-17

March 2, 2012

Then he went out again by the sea; and all the multitude came to him, and he taught them. As he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office. And he said to him, “Follow me.” So he arose and followed him. Now it happened, as he was dining in Levi’s house, that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many, and they followed him. And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to his disciples, “How is it that he eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?” When Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Mark 2:13-17)
      Holy Spirit, please help each of us recognize our need for healing and repentance.

      Holy Father, help us responde to Jesus’ call for personal healing.

      Jesus, you are my physician — please help me receive the healing and forgiveness you desire for me. Thank you for calling Levi. Lord, our state and local government aare so corrupt in their use of money and power — call many of our officials into your service to follow you as you did with Levi. Thank you.

Friday: 95* & 40, 54 * 51; Gen. 40:1-23: 1 Cor. 3:16-23: Mark 2:13-22
Saturday: 55 * 138, 139:1-17(18-23); Gen. 41:1-13: 1 Cor. 4:1-7: Mark 2:23-3:6

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 8:31-38; Romans 8:31-39; Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 16 or 16:5-11).

***** Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
      Do you know that you are being prayed for as you read this? Receive some healing prayer my friend, right now.

Albany Intercessor


Lent Quotes: St. Basil the Great on True Fasting

March 2, 2012

Let us fast an acceptable and very pleasing fast to the Lord. True fasting is the estrangement from evil, temperance of tongue, abstinence from anger, separation from desires, slander, falsehood and perjury. Privation of these is true fasting.

Homily I, St Basil the Great.


Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

March 2, 2012

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, March 01, 2012, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell, Richard Barratiere and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

Dan — He asked prayer for friends of his Sister in San Diego, Todd and Michelle, who just lost their 14 year old daughter because of kidney failure. There are three younger siblings. We prayed for comfort for the family.

Rich — He has had a bad head cold all week. We prayed for healing.

Peter — We prayed for God’s continuing work in his family.

+heldon — Age 39, he just got out of jail in the middle of February. We spent thirty minutes talking and praying with him. He is not yet ready to give his life over to Jesus, but he knows the day is coming for that. Rich shared his own testimony of jail, drugs, and drink and how God has transformed his life.

+Estelle — She asked prayer for her son Isaiah that he would come home.

+Fred — He asked prayer for the Davy Jones (a musician who just died0 and for his family.

+Aaron — There was a fire on Albany Street that the firemen were not able to get out yet and a man was missing in the fire. We prayed for his safety and that the firemen would find him alive.

Zena — Her husband, Fred, died this week at age 49. They have a son, Fred Jr., age 11. Fred Sr. knew the Lord. Zena works in the kitchen at Schenectady City Mission.

Susan — She asked prayer for Shawn who is having a difficult time with drugs and peer pressure.

Gary — He asked for prayer. He finds that circumstances often overwhelm him. He also asked prayer for his wife Debbie.


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