Bishopsgate

October 25, 2012

Psalm 125:4 KJV
Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

Do good, O Lord, unto Peter, Maurice, John, Paul, William, Bruce, Daniel, Edward, and James. Amen.


South Carolina

October 25, 2012

Psalm 32:7 KJV
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me aabout with songs of deliverance. Selah.

O Lord our God,
In the midst of the Diocese of South Carolina, You are mighty. Save. Rejoice over them with joy. Rest in Your love. Joy over them with singing. Amen.
Zephaniah 3:17


Isaiah 9:6

October 25, 2012

For unto us a Child is born, (Isaiah 9:6a)
      Jesus, thank you for coming to us with all the vulnerability of a child.

Unto us a Son is given; (Isaiah 9:6b)
      Father, thank you for giving us your Son.

And the government will be upon His shoulder. (Isaiah 9:6c)
      Jesus, no matter what happens in this election, thank you that the government is upon your shoulder. That is a weight we could not bear by ourselves.

And His name will be called Wonderful, (Isaiah 9:6d)
      Jesus, thank you for the power and majesty of your name. Yours is the name that is above every name.

Counselor, (Isaiah 9:6e)
      Jesus, thank you for the guidance and counsel you give us through your Holy Spirit.

Mighty God, (Isaiah 9:6f)
      Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Mighty God — thank you for coming into my life.

Everlasting Father, (Isaiah 9:6g)
      Father, thank you for adopting me as your child; thank you for give me your Spirit of adoption.

Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6h)
      Jesus, please come and bring your peace to the Episcopal Church. We long for your peace and truth to have their way with us. Thank you.

A word received: I AM with you. Don’t be afraid.

Praying The Nicene Creed
God of God, Light of Light,
      Jesus, you are God and you are the light to take us through this time of darkness in the church and in the nation. You are the word of God and are a lamp to our feet.

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.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Ecclus. 10:1-18: Rev. 9:1-12: Luke 10:25-37
Friday: 31 * 35; Ecclus. 11:2-20: Rev. 9:13-21: Luke 10:38-42

      Notes from the Front Line

*****. Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
From: Elizabeth Strickland
Subject: Prayer for Bishop Bill and Stecklines
      Please add to your prayer list : Please pray for safe travel for Bishop Bill and Dcn Donna and Kevin Steckline who are traveling Sunday 10/21 to Southern Sudan and will be returning on Wednesday 10/31 as part of a joint mission trip with Bishop Harold Miller and others from the Diocese of Down and Dromore.

***** Subject: Diocesan Update from Maridi South Sudan
October 23, 2012
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      The Diocese of Albany and Diocese of Down and Dromore Mission Team arrived safely in Maridi yesterday around 11:00 a.m. (local). We are all doing well and feel very blessed to be here. Bishop Justin and the Diocese of Maridi came out in force to make us all feel very welcome — it has actually been overwhelming.
      We have spent yesterday and today visiting the local diocese sponsored primary schools, the medical clinic, the cathedral and local churches as well as meeting some of the local leadership. The Youth Conference begins tomorrow. We have a full schedule planned for the rest of our time.
      Email access is very limited and unreliable. Faithfully in Christ, +Bill
[Ed. Note: South Sudan is 7 hours ahead of Albany so the team’s 11 am was 4 am here]

From the Diocese of Down and Dromore [Northern Ireland] Communications & Website Director who is part of the mission team.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
      We’re here!
      After a perfect flight with MAF via Arua in Northern Uganda, we touched down on Maridi’s grass airstrip to an incredible welcome. Bishop Justin and Mama Joyce were the first to embrace us before we loaded up the luggage and made the short trip to the Diocesan compound.
      What followed was, in Bishop Bill’s words, truly humbling. I think every schoolchild was there in the singing, swaying guard of honour which started with the youngest and ended with the eldest secondary school pupils. When we reached the gates of the compound a group of Mothers’ Union representatives, one from every church in the diocese, was waiting with tinsel garlands for Bishop Harold and Bishop Bill. Some of these women had travelled great distances and spent hours on awful roads just to greet us with singing and dancing and ululation. It was quite overwhelming.
      But the welcoming ceremonies weren’t over. We were formally welcomed in song by the school children and youth group before the MU came in to wash our feet, one by one. What a beautiful, gracious gesture and a welcome one after the heat and dust (though do ask John Hamilton about his very tickly feet!).
      We’ve had a splendid lunch and are now doing a bit of strategy for the week ahead whilst realising that at any time things could change ? goes without saying — this is Africa.
      Thank you for your prayers and texts. Bishop Harold and Bishop Bill have brought thanks and greetings from both dioceses and we are looking forward to this short time with our brothers and sisters here in Maridi. Relationship is at the heart of this trip and this partnership so pray for a deepening of our mutual trust and love and a strengthening of the threefold cord.
      [Annette]
      You can follow the short mission trip at the following Diocese of Down and Dromore blog site: http://www.cmsireland.org/blog/maridi2012

Albany Intercessor


Scriptures to use in praying for the nation and the upcoming elections

October 25, 2012

The following list of Scriptures to use in praying for our nation and for the 2012 Elections is from Anglican Priests for Life, via VirtueOnline.

It is critical that Christians pray for the coming presidential election. There is amazing power in united prayer. Pray with others whenever possible. The power of prayer can overcome any obstacle or ungodly influence and, indeed, do great things.

II Chronicles 7:14 – If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, will heal their land.

Acts 17:30 – Pray for repentance for yourself and for our nation.

Psalm 32:6-7 – Pray that Christians will be motivated to pray faithfully for this election and that the Lord would deliver us from the wrong leaders.

Proverbs 16:13 – Pray that our nation will listen to the truth and not be led astray.

Psalm 125 – Pray that those who trust in the Lord will not be shaken.

Psalm 86:14-17 – Pray that the Lord would defeat those who have no regard for Him in this election.

II Kings 13:16 – Pray that the Lord would put His hands on the man of His choice for president (and his team) and guide them in this election.

Luke 12:54-57 – Pray that God’s man and our nation will be discerning and do what is right.

Psalm 16:7-8 – Pray that the Lord would give wise counsel and guidance to His choice for president in this campaign.

Proverbs 1:5-6 – Pray that God’s man will listen with discernment, add to his knowledge, and receive wise counsel in this campaign.

John 16:33 – Pray that the man of God’s choice would be given wisdom and ability from the Lord to overcome any obstacle or difficulty during this campaign.

Philippians 4:13 – Pray that the Lord’s choice for President will have special strength and unusual ability from God.

Psalm 18:32-36 – Pray that the Lord would arm the man of His choice with strength; would guide him in battle (this election); and would sustain him and give him victory.

Hebrews 11:32-34 – Pray that God’s man could, through faith, persevere and maintain his courage throughout this election.

2 Corinthians 12:9 – Pray that the Lord would empower and enable his man in any area of weakness.

Habakkuk 1:5 and 3:2 – Pray that the Lord would do something that would utterly amaze us.

I would encourage each of our readers to read and pray from one or two of these Scriptures each day through the Nov. 6 elections.  – Karen


40 days for life

October 25, 2012

Dear Heavenly Father,
You formed Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. We bless You.

At our creation, Your eyes saw our unformed substance. We praise You for we are fearfully and wonderfully made. You fashioned our eyes, so intricately balanced–the sclera, the lens, the pupil, the tiny muscles, the retina, the vitreous, the blood vessels, the optic nerve and all the neural pathways. Marvelous are Your works.
We cry out. We cry out for spiritual eyes, Lord. Give us eyes to see the unborn as You see them. Purify our hearts. Deliver us from Satan’s oppression and bless us with an understanding of Your truth. Grant us a spirit of repentance and a love of Your truth. Heal our spiritual blindness.
We want to follow You. Help us to fix our eyes on You. You are our hearts’ desire. Amen.

Genesis 2:7, Psalm 43:2-3, 139:14-16, Hebrews 12:1, 2 Corinthians 4:18, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11


Bishopsgate collection

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