John 15:9-17

May 13, 2012

“As the Father loved me, I also have loved you; abide in my love.” (John 15:9)
      Jesus, thank you that there is always a place for me in your arms of love.

“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” (John 15:10)
      Holy Spirit, please help me daily to be a disciple of Jesus who keeps his commands in my heart and does them. Thank you for showing me his abiding love.

“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:11)
      Jesus, thank you for the joy youhave given me.

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)
      Father, help us show forth the love of Jesus to all those you put in our path.

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
      Holy Spirit, guide me in laying my life down for others.

“You are my friends if you do whatever I command you.” (John 15:14)
      Jesus, thank you for the daily friendship you offer me — help me daily keep your commands.

“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15)
      Holy Spirit, help me daily hear your words of guidance so that I remain on the path Jesus has set for me.

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.” (John 15:16)
      Jesus, help us to bear fruit in old age — to be vigorous and sturdy, filled anew each day with your Holy Spirit.

“These things I command you, that you love one another.” (John 15:17)
      Jesus, help all of your disciples throughout this diocese and at the Diocesan Convention show forth your love for one another. Thank you.

Wait, I say on the Lord. (Psalm 27:14d)
      A word received: A good waiter keeps his eyes on those he serves. Keep your eyes on me.

Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Lev. 25:1-17: James 1:2-8,16-18: Luke 12:13-21
HC: Ps. 33 or 33:1-8,18-22; Acts 11:19-30 or Isaiah 45:11-13,18-19; 1 John 4:7-21 or Acts 11:19-30; John 15:9-17
Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; Lev. 25:35-55: Col. 1:9-14: Matt. 13:1-16

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for next Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Ps. 68:1-20 or 47; Acts 1:15-26 or Exodus 28:1-4,9-10,29-30; 1 John 5:9-15 or Acts 1:15-26; John 17:11b-19).

***** Date: Sat, 12 May 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want.
      The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want.
      The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want.
      The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want.
      Any questions?

~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+

***** Date: Sat, 12 May 2012
From: Jim Tarullo
Subject: prayer table
Hi Torre, I had a prayer table today at Grace, Waterford, NY, these are the people i had to pray for,

Zephaniah+ Prayer for father who died this past week.

Edward+ Prayer for more Faith

Sierra+ cross, prayer for mom Rose, to have surgery this week.

Anne+ prayer for family and Mom on Mothers Day
Annes uncle Dominic Lrge Cross, for new life at 92.

Susan+ thank you for beautiful day and pray for all our service men and women. this it for now, God Bless, Jim T.

Albany Intercessor

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

May 13, 2012

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, May 12, 2012, 9:25 – 10:35 a.m. Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol Baum and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

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

Albany St.

Ron — Blessing to keep safe

+Robin (pray for his school work), +Tara, and +Scott (pray for his school work).

+Chris — Prayer for life.

+Dale — Finances

+Chris — Sobriety and health

+April — A good life.

State St.

Richi (a Rastafarian from Jamaica wearing a picture of former Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia) — We talked for a long time and then when Tobias (see following) came he joined me in prayer for Tobias. When Tobias left, then Richi asked prayer for his immigration problems: The submitting of the work permit form costs $380 and he can’t get a job without it. He has two young sons he asked prayer for.

+Tobias — His marriage ended 5 years ago. He has been backsliding.

+Gary — Health.

+Debra (regular) — She has severe hip pain from being hit by a car a year or so ago. She asked prayer for a co-worker Gladys and Gladys’ boyfriend.

Arlene (We prayed for her at the Schenectady City Mission Thursday evening) — She asked prayer for her son Justin who served in Iraq and is now undergoing some advanced Army training. Arlene had been picking wild flowers.

Tim and Andrew (Tim’s son) — Tim stopped to give thanks for the prayers of people at Christ Church on the parish prayer line for his sister Lija who had undergone surgery. Tim reported the lymph nodes were not involved and the reconstructive surgery went well. We also prayed for an anointing on Andy as he played baseball.

+James — He was crossing to the other side of the street when I called out to him to pray for him. His left shoulder was in a sling and it looked like he had been in a fight. He paused, turned around and came back across the street for prayer. As he left he said, “God is good, isn’t he?”

+Josh (Teenage boy) — “Healing” (He had jammed his finger.)

+Ilia and +Justine (Two teenage boys) — Ilia asked prayer that he would do well in school and Justin asked prayer for protection.

James (older man) — When he approached the table he said, “Stand up, don’t be a lazy Christian.” So, I stood up to pray for him. He has prayed for the prayer table ministers several times over the past couple of years.

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