LORD, you have been favorable to your land; you have brought back the captivity of Jacob. (Psalm 85:1)
LORD, set your people in the Episcopal Church free from the captivity of those who despise your word.
You have forgiven the iniquity of your people; you have covered all their sin. (Psalm 85:2)
Jesus, forgive our iniquity and cover over all our sins with your blood.
You have taken away all your wrath; you have turned from the fierceness of your anger. (Psalm 85:3)
Father, turn the fierceness of your wrath from the Episcopal Church.
Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause your anger toward us to cease. (Psalm 85:4)
Jesus, restore us and cause your anger towards the Episcopal Church to cease.
Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? (Psalm 85:5)
Holy Spirit, restore us to a right relationship with Jesus.
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? (Psalm 85:6)
Holy Spirit, revive us so that your people may rejoice in you.
Show us your mercy, LORD, and grant us your salvation. (Psalm 85:7)
Show us your mercy, LORD, and grant us your salvation.
I will hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people and to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly. (Psalm 85:8 )
Father, please help us hear and receive what you are saying to us. Let us not turn back to the folly of unbelief and political correctness.
Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. (Psalm 85:9)
Jesus, help us fear the judgment that is to come so that your glory may dwell in our land. Thank you.
Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed. (Psalm 85:10)
Father, let your mercy and truth, righteousness and peace come among us and stop these evil lawsuits brought by the Presiding Bishop against Bishop Bill and other faithful biships.
Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven. (Psalm 85:11)
Holy Spirit, bring us and the whole Episcopal Church to your truth and righteousness.
Yes, the LORD will give what is good; and our land will yield its increase. (Psalm 85:12)
Father, thank you for your goodness and mercy; give us eyes to see what you are doing among us.
Righteousness will go before him, and shall make his footsteps our pathway. (Psalm 85:13)
Jesus, you are the way, the truth, and the life; help us daily walk in your righteous ways and make your footsteps our pathway. Thank you.
A word received: I AM your strength.
Thursday:  or 146, 147 * 85, 86; Esther 7:1-10: Acts 19:11-20: Luke 4:14-30
Friday: 88 * 91, 92; Esther 8:1-8,15-17*: Acts 19:21-41: Luke 4:31-37
Notes from the Front Line
***** Please pray for a speedy recovery for Fr. Nigel Mumford from his hip replacement.
***** Subject: Here is the report for St. Christopher’s Prayer Table ministry 9-22-12, Saint Christopher’s Church, Cobleskill NY Prayer Table Report Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Location: Centre Park, West Main Street, Cobleskill NY Time: 10 am to 2 pm Prayer Ministers: Joan Bent, Doug Foland, Mtr. Nina George-Hacker, Cynthia Masick, Linda Rouleau, (R) indicates that a rosary was given to the person:
Man – declined prayer; we asked God to bless him.
Lisa – a young, expectant mother of two toddlers (Colin & Eva), asked for prayers for a safe delivery and a healthy baby.
A family, mother, father, and two kids – declined prayer; we asked God to bless them.
Jack – older man; general prayers for his health and wellbeing, and God’s grace.
Donna & Jack – grandparents of Angelina & Julia, fighting a nasty battle for custody of the girls; asked for justice when their case goes to court on 10/4.
Woman – declined prayer; we asked God to bless her.
Michael – middle-aged man, asked us to pray for world peace, and for direction and protection for his adult daughter Kelsea.
(R) Carolyn – middle-aged woman on her way to the hospital to care for her friend Terri, for whom healing prayers were asked.
Martha – older woman; general prayers for her health, wellbeing, and God’s grace.
Man – declined prayer; we asked God to bless him.
Margaret – older woman with right wrist in a brace; asked for healing prayer, and prayer for her husband Horst.
Cherie – middle-aged woman, chairs a cancer-support group & fundraising marathon, asked for healing prayer for all who have cancer.
Joanne – middle-aged woman, had just come from the hospital visiting her mother, Genevieve, for whom prayer was asked.
John – sick, asked for healing prayer.
Sharon – middle-aged woman walking with a cane, asked for prayers for her mother’s friend Evelyn who is sick, and accepted prayer for her own healing, as well.
Kay – drove up alongside us and shouted from her car, “Pray for me! I’m teaching my granddaughter to drive!” We prayed for safety for Kay and Arlene as the light changed and they drove off.
Susan, Pauline, Rosanna, and Patty – 4 sisters whose father died 2 days ago; we prayed for the family’s comfort and God’s peace.
Many, many thanks to Terry for sending us the “Prayer Table” cloth–receiving it galvanized the intercessors at St. Christopher’s Church to brave their first Prayer Table experience–and all were greatly blessed by doing this.
Yours in Christ’s service, Mother Nina+