40 Days for Life

October 3, 2012

From Anglican Priests for Life:

O Everlasting God, who has hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order; Mercifully grant that, as thy holy Angels always do thee service in heaven so, by thy appointment they may succour and defend thy children on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Source: Anglican Manual For Priests

Luke 5:27-32

October 3, 2012

After these things he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And he said to him, “Follow me.” (Luke 5:27)
      Jesus, help me answer your call to follow you.

So he left all, rose up, and followed him. (Luke 5:28 )
      Holy Spirit, help us to have the courage of Levi to leave everything behind to follow Jesus.

Then Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them. (Luke 5:29)
      Father, you shared your son Jesus with us; help us share him with all our friends and family.

And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” (Luke 5:30)
      Jesus, thank you for your willingness to have fellowship with us. I too am a sinner and crave your fellowship in my life. Thank you for not being ashamed to be with me.

Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.” (Luke 5:31)
      Jesus, you know my every sickness and failing — thank you for coming with your healing into my life.

“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Luke 5:32)
      Holy Spirit, please help me answer Jesus’ call to repentance. Thank you.

A word received: I AM there to guide you.

Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; Hosea 4:11-19: Acts 21:15-26: Luke 5:27-39
Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Hosea 5:8-6:6: Acts 21:27-36: Luke 6:1-11

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2012
From: Deacon Alan Hart
Subject: PRAYER TABLE REPORT, St. Ann’s of Amsterdam (Mon., Oct. 1, 10-11 a.m., in front of our church on Division Street. Deb Gerlach and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table this morning.)
      a–denotes anointed with Holy Oil.
      t–denotes received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

DAVID — This older man is a Navy veteran who has come regularly to the table ever since the first time about a month and a half ago, when he was suspicious and hesitant to do so at first. Now he has come to trust His table and is fed there. He asked for prayer to be stronger and more powerful in his attempts to reach out to others to tell people about Christ. (He said he had tried to evangelize on Sunday at a gathering of veterans in Latham, and he felt he had let the lord down. We told him to continue to minister to others because God doesn’t ask us to be successful, but he DOES expect us to be faithful.)

ETHEL — This very pleasant Roman Catholic woman always comes by to thank us for “being out there” but always politely declines prayer.

t–DEBBIE — This middle-aged woman asked for prayers of good health for her kids and for her mother GRACE, who is battling lung cancer now.

t,t — REBECCA — Asked for prayers of healing for her stepfather RALPH, who is in a nursing home in St. Johnsville.

WOMAN DRIVING BY — This lady stopped in our parking lot, rolled the window down and asked what we were doing. We explained and we invited her to park and come over for prayer, but she smiled and said “Some other time.” We prayed for her nonetheless.

t,a — DENISE — She (and Deb) spoke almost entirely in Spanish as we prayed for good health for her aunt MADELINE.

t–MARGARET — Just as we were taking the table down, this woman came and gave a thanksgiving that she is “safe” and not afraid to walk the streets. She also requested prayers of healing for her grandaughter (no name given) who currently is in the hospital with colitis.

***** Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily quote
      Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, I keep saying His name. As the name is repeated a peace falls upon me. The “one word prayer” slowly yet deeply, penetrating my heart, softening my heat, ministering to my heart, anointing my heart. As His name is repeated after some time, it begins to settle in my soul. Then, all is well.

Albany Intercessor

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