Binding and loosing

September 30, 2012

I recently heard a teaching on binding and loosing by Robert Westberry, a missionary to Fiji. We are three parts–body, soul, and spirit. He emphasized that we cannot take offense and reminded us of the silence of Jesus before His accusers. When we take offense, we create wounds on our soul. These wounds then distract us from the direction of the Holy Spirit within our spirits.
‘Loosing’ is like doing surgery on oneself, cutting out those things that are not of God. ‘Binding’ God brings healing to the weak places. This prayer incorporates some of the concepts I learned. Note the similarity to St. Patrick’s breastplate.–JW

Triune God,

I bind unto my will this day the will of the Father,
I bind unto my mind the mind of Christ,
I bind unto my spirit the fullness of the revelation of the Holy Spirit in scripture.

I bind unto myself the forgiveness of Christ and loose the offenses I harbor, especially _____.
I bind unto myself the security of Christ and loose my insecurity.
I bind unto myself the peace of Christ and loose my anger.
I bind unto myself the appetite of Christ and loose my gluttony.
I bind unto myself the wisdom of Christ and loose my foolishness.
I bind unto myself the love of Christ and loose my fear and anxiety.

I invite Christ into every aspect of my being, seen and unseen, known and unknown. Christ reign in my body, soul, and spirit. Christ! Christ! Christ!

I bind unto myself the knowledge that I am, by the grace of God and the blood of Christ shed for me, His beloved child, and I loose my orphan spirit. It is the Father’s good pleasure to give me the kingdom. Amen.

40 days for life

September 30, 2012

Dear Heavenly Father,
The cup of thanksgiving is a participation in the blood of Christ, the bread that we break, a participation in the body of Christ. We give thanks for the body and blood of Your Son Jesus Christ. Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. As we receive the body of Christ at Your altar, help us to receive all the members of Your body, even the least of Your children. Amen.

Matthew 25:40, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17

James 5:1-12

September 30, 2012

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you. (James 5:1-6)
      Jesus, bring to repentance those of great wealth who have abused and looted those who work for them.

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (James 5:7-8 )
      Holy Spirit, please work in our hearts and give us the patience and temperance to wait on Jesus.

Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord–that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful. (James 5:9-11)
      Father, please se us free from grumbling and complaining about one another. Give us the freedom of your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment. (James 5:12)
      Holy Spirit, please help us to be straight-forward and honest in our speech with one another. Help us to be true to our words. Thank you.

A word received: Come to me — come into my arms of love.

Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Hosea 2:2-14: James 3:1-13: Matt. 13:44-52
HC: Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48; James 4:7-12(13-5:6); Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29; Ps. 19 or 19:7-14
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Hosea 2:14-23: Acts 20:17-38: Luke 5:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please pray for a speedy recovery for Fr. Nigel Mumford from his hip replacement.

*****       A word received 6/4/2009: Pray for this nation. Pray for wise and godly men and women who will lead my people in my ways. Pray for the courts, that they will do true justice. Pray for the Congress and the legislatures, that they will have a spirit of wisdom and discernment. Pray for the President and the Governors, that their hearts will be turned into my ways.

*****.Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
From: Deacon Susan Plaske
Subject: Cathedral Prayer Table Report
      Hi Torre, Hope this report finds you feeling much better than last week. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
      Below is prayer table report form Sept 19 and 26th combined: Prayer ministers: Candy Palumbo, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo, Dcn.Plaske
Dave – Prayers for Bonnie, Bob (broken arm) friends in PA, for Jean and Tom (came both weeks)
Victoria – stopped by to show us a picture of her baby (healthy). We had prayed with her a year ago when she was pregnant, now seeking God’s intervention in her relationship with her husband, as he was un-faithful during her pregnancy and she is struggling to work things out. Lots of turmoil. For peace and direction.
Sharon and Connie prayer for Jim who is retired, Terique whose health is decreasing, her mother Daljit for God’s abiding peace. (came both weeks)
Candy – prayer for Michael her son. Direction, protection and provision.(both weeks)
Jermain and Calvin – offered prayer that the Lord would lead Jermain to a job and that God would protect Calvin from being led astray with addictions.
Beth – for Thor the dog. That God would lessen the pain that he suffers from old age and arthritis. Comfort for him and his people
Lisa – Continued healing with her health and family financial woes and help with her fathers care.
Joe – Family needs – his 2 daughters, Father and his fathers friend, his wife for peace to them all.
John – wrote a book called Grandma Harrington and the queen’s wardrobe. (Historical Fiction) based on Queen Mary. They were taking pictures at the Cathedral for the book. Prayer for the endeavors to be blessed an to bring Glory to God.
Steve – said wow what’s this? A place where people can just walk up and pray. Awesome! Steve is in discernment for the diaconate for the Orthodox church. Prayers for direction and clarity.

***** Check out the web-site for Bishop Grant and Doctor Wendy LeMarquand:

***** Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: This Bible verse spoke to me to today
Fr. NM+

Philippians 2:1-2
The Message

He Took on the Status of a Slave
2 1-4 If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

Albany Intercessor

40 days for life

September 29, 2012

Planned Parenthood has received federal funding since 1970, when President Richard Nixon signed into law the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act, amending the Public Health Service Act. Planned Parenthood receives about a third of its money in government grants and contracts (about $360 million in 2009).

The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law. Psalm 119:61 KJV

Our Father in heaven,
We pray that the voters of the United States will not forget Thy laws. Amen.

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

September 29, 2012

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Darlene Chesnut, Candy Paumbo and Torre Bissell on State St. It was a misty, cool morning with no heavy rain during the hour.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–anoint with Holy Water

+a Tyson (young man) — He came to ask prayer for his brother, Timothy, who is in Afghanistan. [He returned the way he had come which indicated he was not just a casual passerby.]

Darlene (woman) — She asked prayer for her son Owen and daughter-in-law Angela who are expecting another child and are job seeking and moving. She also asked prayer for Mark who is away at Nashotah House for a week-long course.

+a Rishii and +a Vee (husband and brother) — They asked prayer for Felicia who is studying at Cobleskill.

+a Vanessa (woman) — Her cell phone wasn’t working and she was distressed by it.

Candy — Her son, +Michael, called her and needed help.

+Sierra (young woman) — “For my life.”

Steve — We prayed for God’s blessing on him.

+Brian — He asked prayer “for my daughter Melanie.”

+a Moses — We gave thanks that he is still “clean and dry”.

a Theo [He already had a Dennis Adams cross on.] — He asked prayer for his girlfriend +Ayla, for a job for himself and for “life”.

+a Matra (young woman) — She asked prayer for her husband +Clarence and daughter +Jeteya.

John and Paula (regulars) — We prayed for and gave thanks for all their children and their granddaughter Bella. We prayed for John that he would not stumble or fall.

Luke 4:38-41

September 29, 2012

Now he arose from the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. But Simon’s wife’s mother was sick with a high fever, and they made request of him concerning her. (Luke 4:38 )
      Jesus, please come into our homes and heal those who are sick. Thank you for hearing our requests for healing of body, mind and spirit.

So he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately she arose and served them. (Luke 4:39)
      Jesus, please rebuke our illnesses so that we may arise and serve you and others. Thank you.

When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of God!” And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that he was the Christ. (Luke 4:40-41)
      Jesus, please lay your hand on all who come to the prayer table today and heal them and set them free from disease and demonic oppression. Thank you.

A word received: Keep testifying to my faithfulness.

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Hosea 1:1-2:1: Acts 20:1-16: Luke 4:38-44
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Hosea 2:2-14: James 3:1-13: Matt. 13:44-52
HC: Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48; James 4:7-12(13-5:6); Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29; Ps. 19 or 19:7-14

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Please pray for a speedy recovery for Fr. Nigel Mumford from his hip replacement.

*****       A word received 6/4/2009: Pray for this nation. Pray for wise and godly men and women who will lead my people in my ways. Pray for the courts, that they will do true justice. Pray for the Congress and the legislatures, that they will have a spirit of wisdom and discernment. Pray for the President and the Governors, that their hearts will be turned into my ways.

      A word received 6/25/2009: Pray for the President.
      Pray for my work in his heart and mind.
      Pray for wise and godly counselors for him.
      Pray for wisdom in the storm.
      Pray that he will look to me rather than opinion polls.
      Pray for my word to lodge in his heart.

Albany Intercessor

Quotable: How the Doxology Shapes Us

September 29, 2012

An absolutely wonderful reflection on how liturgical worship, and particularly the doxology shape our theology and our daily Christian living.  This is a theme I’ve been reflecting a lot on lately, and I will be posting some other thoughts and articles about this in the coming days.  – Karen.

One drop of water on a rock has little effect, but a steady dripping will eventually wear a hole into a seemingly impenetrable stone. Singing the Doxology every week is like getting a steady drip of life-giving Trinitarian water over hardened hearts.

James K. A. Smith, in Desiring the Kingdom, reminds us that the very form and rituals of worship have a shaping effect on us.  We don’t just become more godly by learning the theology of the songs and imbibing the propositional content of the sermon.  Our desires and habits, as we move along the path of the liturgy, are shaped to more subconsciously and instinctively move along the direction of that path.   For instance, I have been in a context where I have experienced the same weekly liturgy of Confession, Assurance, and Repentance for over ten years now.  I now find that I have new instincts and desires when I slip into sin.  With nearly Pavlovian certainty, my heart drops into its knees, I acknowledge it before God, I preach the good news to my heart of God’s assurance of my pardon through Christ, and I find greater strength to turn and re-commit myself to God’s service.  Repeated liturgy makes you love it and live it every day of the week.

Read the full article here.

H/T Trevin Wax

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