Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

November 17, 2012

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, November 17, 2012, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Darlene Chesnut and Torre Bissell from Christ Church Schenectady on State St. and Candy Palumbo from Trinity Watervliet and Mark Pasko from St. Michael’s Colonie on Albany St.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
H–indicates received a hat
M–indicates received mittens
G–indicates received gloves
S–indicates received a scarf

State St.

G Jim — He said, “He blesses me every day.”

+a Wendy — She asked prayer for Veronica who has cancer.

+aG Will — “Anything.”

+aG Carlos — He is starting doing Community Service at Christ Church. We prayed that it would go well for him.

Louise — We prayed for her son Joey in the Marines who has an injured back.

+G Blake — He broke his hip, is using a walker and is in a lot of pain. He spent 6 weeks in traction.

+Lisa

+a Andrew — He asked prayers for his family and that everyone would have a good Thanksgiving.

+a Danny and +a Latten — Danny had been to the prayer table before, Latten was new in town. Danny asked prayer for a “good life” and Latten asked prayer for “comfort.” Both men were blessed by the prayer table.

+a Josh — He asked prayer for his brother, Bo, who is having trouble seeing his daughter. We prayed for peace for Bo. Josh said he had a job interview in a few minutes. We prayed for that.

+ Melonie and her daughter + Heather — They gave thanks for all that was good for them.

+Scott and +Patty — We prayed they would have a good Thanksgiving.

+a Bill — “World peace.” We also prayed for peace on the streets of Schenectady and for everybody to have a good Thanksgiving.

Eric (Pastor of Macedonia 7th Day Adventist Church on Swan St.) –We prayed for his family and the Macedonia congregation. He said the people down in his congregation in Far Rockaway are really suffering.

a Jan — We prayed for her last week. She got the apartment we prayed for last week. We prayed that she would be able to move into it this week.

Darlene — She said her son Owen has a seasonal job with UPS. We prayed for a long-term job for him. He is currently attending an archaeological conference in Chicago.

G (A man walked over from the Albany St. prayer table which had run out of gloves to hand out. They suggested he try our table.)

Paula (regular) — We prayed for her whole family. They are all going to New Jersey for Thanksgiving.

Albany St.

+Alven — Asked prayer for sobriety. Going to Narcotics Anonymous.

+HG Deborah — She has MS. She asked prayer for her family and for mental health.

A Supervisor for the Women’s Center at the Albany City Mission.

D enise — She asked prayer for continued sobriety, success at her new job and to be hired beyond the Christmas season.

Gerome — Protection and daily provision.

+G Elijah, Aden (4 months old, son) — Daily provision

+HG Pat — Family and daily needs.

+Terrell — family, strength, daily provision.

Heather, Jay — finances
Michael — finances and that he would continue to not smoke.
Katy and Vennessa — pregnancy

+Gerome — He is in a shelter, homeless.

Mark — For his spiritual discernment and trusting and accepting God’s will.

+H Zaterah — family, protection, daily provision.

+HG Al’s discernment and Margaret — Headache.
+HG Margaret — Prayer for pain in her head.

Mary Ellen and her Dad — Health.

Linda — Health, depression

Sean — (Hit and run blessing)

++ Adrea — Lord

+H Sandorg — General Prayer for family and health.


Israel

November 17, 2012

Escalating tensions between Israel and Gaza. From Fox News:

Israel has improved its missile defense systems, but is facing a more heavily armed Hamas. Israel estimates militants possess 12,000 rockets, including more sophisticated weapons from Iran and from Libyan stockpiles plundered after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi’s regime there last year.

Isaiah 54:16-17 (ESV)
Behold, I have created the smith
who blows the fire of coals
and produces a weapon for its purpose.
I have also created the ravager to destroy;
no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,
and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord
and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

O Father,
You chose Israel. They are still the beloved for the sake of their forefathers, for Your gifts and Your call are irrevocable. They are called to be the prophetic nation, and You said

“Do not touch my anointed ones;
do my prophets no harm.”

We cry out for no harm to come to Your prophets. These rockets shall not prosper. If they are stored in tunnels, flood the tunnels, collapse the tunnels. If they are loaded onto launchers, disable the launchers. If they are air-borne, stop them mid-air. If they are approaching a target, disable the explosives. If they hit a target, let there be no one around. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Romans 11:28-29, Psalm 105:15


Luke 16:13 and James 2:1-9

November 17, 2012

“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13)
      Jesus, we are so double-minded. Help us daily make the choice to serve you.

My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, “You sit here in a good place,” and say to the poor man, “You stand there,” or, “Sit here at my footstool,” have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called? If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. (James 2:1-9)
      Holy Spirit, direct our hearts and our feet so that we go out to the highways and byways and bring to the wedding feast of the Lamb all who are willing.

      Father, give us a heart for the poor, the lost, and the lonely, and bring them into the wedding feast you have prepared for them.

A word received: Pray for my little ones who are invisible to the powerful.

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Joel 3:9-17: James 2:1-13: Luke 16:10-17(18 )
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Hab. 1:1-4(5-11)12-2:1: Phil. 3:13-4:1: Matt. 23:13-24
HC: Mark 13:14-23; Hebrews 10:31-39; Daniel 12:1-4a(5-13); Psalm 16 or 16:5-11

      Notes from the Front Line

***** St. Paul’s Greenwich Prayer Table Report, Thursday, November 15, 2012, 2:30-3:30 pm. Stephen Stewart, Kate Dashiell and Audrey Slade.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

+Alyssa-prayer for her father, David, who has health complications.

Beth– stopped her car and asked for prayer for her car ride to Gilbertsville.

Mary– asked for prayer for Greenwich, America, and Jeruselum

***** Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: True story… Whats your final destination?
      I was on a plane, wearing my clergy collar on my way to Lead a combat veterans retreat. A man sitting next to me said, “Whats your final destination?” I replied with a smile, “Heaven” He thought that was hilarious… I then said, “Washington…”
NM+

Albany Intercessor


Canopy of praise

November 17, 2012

Today is South Carolina’s convention. Let us send words of praise to God over that meeting in Charleston, like an archer sending arrows. Pick up a hymnal and sing. Read aloud Psalms 146-150 (the hallelujah psalms).

You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.
Every droplet of water in the canopy of clouds proclaims Your perfect knowledge. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, majestic and sure. Your justice is like the great deep.
When you send your Spirit, you renew the face of the ground. You, LORD, preserve both people and animals. How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all. Amen.
Nehemiah 9:6, Psalm 24:1-2, Job 37:16, Psalm 36:6;104:24, 30

Excerpts from Psalm 118
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in princes. . .
The LORD is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.
Shouts of joy and victory
resound in the tents of the righteous:
“The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!
The LORD’s right hand is lifted high;
the LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!”
I will not die but live,
and will proclaim what the LORD has done. . .
The LORD is God,
and he has made his light shine upon us.
With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession
up to the horns of the altar.
You are my God, and I will give you thanks;
you are my God, and I will exalt you.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.

O Lamb that was slain, with head full-crowned, worthy are You.
May all of creation in Charleston proclaim, Worthy are You. The wildflowers and the trees, the meadows and the sea sing of Your glory.
May the atmosphere be filled with angelic voices proclaiming, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
May every creature in Charleston say, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever.
May the affirmations of the four beasts and the twenty-four elders fill the air.
We join our voices to theirs and say, O Lamb that was slain, with head full-crowned, You are worthy to take the book sealed with the seven seals. You are worthy to open the seals, for You were slain and have redeemed the saints by Your blood out of every kindred and tongue and people and nation. You have redeemed the Diocese of South Carolina. Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lamb.


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