Luke 12:13-15

November 2, 2012

Then one from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or an arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” (Luke 12:13-15)
      Holy Spirit, please change our hearts and minds about possessing things. Give us a right understanding of what is really important to have — a close walk with Jesus and knowing the Father’s love for us. Thank you.

A word received: I AM your strength.

Friday: 40,54 * 51; Ecclus. 34:1-8,18-22: Rev. 13:1-10: Luke 12:13-31
Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); Ecclus. 35:1-17: Rev. 13:11-18: Luke 12:32-48

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday November 1, 2012, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

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

Dan — He asked prayer for his wife Lori who tore something in the calf of her leg.

+a Dayron (young man) — “For everything that I love.”

Peter Connie [his wife] is now at 17 weeks and she and baby are doing well.

Ron (man) — He asked prayer that the judge would grant him visitation rights to his daughter Isabel at the hearing on the 29th of this month.

+a Michael — He stopped smoking but is still having asthma attacks.

++++++a Jerry (regular) — He took 6 crosses to hand out at the VA.
      His niece Debra had emergency gall bladder surgery — we prayed for speedy healing.
      Neil got a new leg but it didn’t fit right so it was sent back.
      We prayed for his ministry at the VA. A friend there said to him that he wanted to be buried with one of those wonderful wooden crosses [made by Dennis Adams] rather than any expensive gold cross.
      Jerret (Jerry’s grandson) is doing well.

Albany Intercessor

William Cowper

November 2, 2012

Stanzas Subjoined To The Yearly Bill Of Mortality Of The Parish Of All-Saints, Northampton. Anno Domini 1792

Thankless for favours from on high,
Man thinks he fades too soon;
Though ’tis his privilege to die,
Would he improve the boon.

But he, not wise enough to scan
His blest concerns aright,
Would gladly stretch life’s little span
To ages, if he might;

To ages in a world of pain,
To ages, where he goes
Galled by affliction’s heavy chain,
And hopeless of repose.

Strange fondness of the human heart,
Enamoured of its harm!
Strange world, that costs it so much smart,
And still has power to charm.

Whence has the world her magic power?
Why deem we death a foe?
Recoil from weary life’s best hour,
And covet longer woe?

The cause is Conscience :– Conscience oft
Her tale of guilt renews;
Her voice is terrible though soft,
And dread of death ensues.

Then anxious to be longer spared,
Man mourns his fleeting breath:
All evils then seem light compared
With the approach of Death.

‘Tis judgement shakes him; there’s the fear
That prompts the wish to stay:
He has incurred a long arrear,
And must despair to pay.

Pay? –follow Christ, and all is paid;
His death your peace ensures;
Think on the grave where he was laid,
And calm descend to yours

40 days for life

November 2, 2012

You are mighty.
You delivered Sisera, captain of the host of Canaan, into the hands of a woman, Jael, with a tent peg.
Defend the unborn who may be aborted because of their gender.
You delivered the multitude of Midianites and Amalekites into the hands of Gideon and his 300 men, with pitchers and trumpets and shouts.
Defend the unborn who may be aborted in overwhelming circumstances.
You delivered the army of Ammon into the hands of Jephthah, outcast son of a harlot.
Defend the unborn who may be aborted because of being conceived out of wedlock.
You delivered 3,000 Philistines to Samson, bound and blind.
Defend the unborn who may be aborted because of spiritual blindness.
You delivered the Philistines to Samuel and the children of Israel with a great thunder, after they put away Baal and Ashteroth and fasted.
Defend the unborn who may be aborted because of idolatry.
You delivered the giant Goliath into the hand of the youth David, the eighth son of Jesse, with a smooth stone.
Defend the unborn who may be aborted because of a large family.
You defend the weak and outcast, the youngest and the least. Your strength is made perfect in our weakness. Who can be weaker than the unborn?
Defend these children, we pray. Amen.

2 Corinthians 12:9, Hebrews 11:32-34

Consider Jesus

November 2, 2012

Hebrews 3:1a (ESV)
Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus . . .

O Father,
In the hustle and bustle, in all of the election talk, in the drift of my own little thought world, how often I forget to consider Jesus. Forgive me. Amen.

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