Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. And he said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves. (Mark 6:30-32)
Holy Spirit, guide all of the clergy and lay leaders of this diocese so that they regularly “come aside” with Jesus and have times of fellowship together with him.
A word received: Pray for my people to spend time alone with me.
But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to him. And Jesus, when he came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. (Mark 6:33-34a)
Jesus, thank you for your compassion for the multitudes, for all those sheep with no shepherds. Raise up many in this diocese with shepherds hearts.
So he began to teach them many things. (Mark 6:34b)
Jesus, please teach us and instruct us by your Holy Spirit.
When the day was now far spent, his disciples came to Him and said, “This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late. Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat.” (Mark 6:35-36)
Father, have mercy on us and soften our hearts when we turn away the lost and the least.
But he answered and said to them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?” But he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.” (Mark 6:37-38 )
Jesus, help us give you what we have to provide for those in need. Give us eyes to see their need.
Then he commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass. So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties. (Mark 6:39-40)
Holy Spirit, show us how to bring Jesus’ order into our giving.
And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fish he divided among them all. So they all ate and were filled. (Mark 6:41-42)
Father, multiply ur offerings so that, “Then the children of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less. So when they measured it by omers, he who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack. Every man had gathered according to each one’s need. ” (Exodus 16:17-18 )
And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men. (Mark 6:43-44)
Jesus, gather up the fragments of our lives so that none are lost and many are ministered to.
A word received: I AM your strength.
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11),98 * 103; Joshua 6:15-27: Acts 22:30-23:11: Mark 2:1-12
HC: 22:22-30; Isaiah 57:14b-21; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-44
Monday: 41,52 * 44; Joshua 7:1-13: Rom. 13:8-14: Matt. 26:36-46
Notes from the Front Line
***** Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
From: Lorrie Lyons
Subject: A new prayer Table!!
Hello dear Torre and Jean, yesterday evening John Hyde and I had a prayer table (our first ever!) on the sidewalk in front of St. Mark’s. Thursday evening is the day they have court at the police station two doors down the street. So we thought I might be a good time to offer prayer for people walking by.
Here’s what happened:
Jason and his fiancee and sister stopped by in their car and we prayed a blessing for them.
Then two ladies were walking by, and we asked them if they wanted us to pray and one lady said, ‘Why? Do you think we need it?” Her friend asked us to pray for her son and his wife who are deployed in Afghanistan. They went on their walk. Then about 2 minutes later they came back and the lady who hadn’t wanted prayer asked us to pray for her 21-year-old daughter who has had a lot of hardship and ‘needs something good in her life.’
Then a couple came by who asked for prayer for their son. And a lady walking her dog asked us to pray for her husband. She told us that the prayer table is such a good idea because ‘a lot of people are afraid to go into a church.’
There were a few other people we prayed for as well. (John took notes and gave them to me, but I left them on my desk in Hoosick Falls).
What a wonderful blessing this was! People were so receptive (though one man did cross the street to avoid us).
We’ll be doing this next week, and I’ll remember my notes better.
***** Christ Church Prayer Table-Saturday, July 21, 10:00am, Chuck Rinaldo and Mark Pasko
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
++Judy– to walk with the Lord. For her son, Michael who is in jail-he needs a relationship with the Lord. She wants him to be released from jail.
+Debbie–For her family and herself that they will be loving to each other and to know the Lord.
Young man with strange concepts, but mainly about the inequality of social justice. May he find peace and the Lord’s justice.
+Leonard–A head injury caused disability and separation from his family. Prayer for healing, restoration and forgiveness.
Kathy–Her father died-pray for her peace of mind.
+John–Lord’s strength and his provision.
Tommy–Missing his wife, Mary, who died. Pray for comfort.
***** Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012
From: Mary MacDonald
Subject: Prayer Table Report St. James Lake George, 7/20/12 Mac Mac Donald and Jamie Beecher
Couple went by – no thanks
Couple with 2 children – no thanks
Jennifer+ – employment , marital blitz
2 girls – no thanks
Andrea – pray for me
Couple – no thanks
Couple – pray for people in Colorado
Couple with baby – no thanks
Tony – pray for him he has colon cancer
Lady – no thanks