Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God (Romans 1:1)
Lord, as you separated Paul out to do apostolic ministry, separate us out to reach out to others with the good news of gospel. Give us that willingness to be different.
which he promised before through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures, (Romans 1:2)
Holy Spirit, write the promises of the Holy Scriptures on our hearts.
concerning his son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, (Romans 1:3)
Father, thank you for fulfilling all that you promised to your servant David through your son Jesus.
and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. (Romans 1:4)
Father, let the power of your Holy Spirit come upon us and raise us to new life in Jesus.
Through him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for his name, (Romans 1:5)
Jesus, please help us receive the grace of obedience to the faith and go forth to the nations at your bidding to bring glory to your name.
among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ; (Romans 1:6)
Holy Spirit, help each of us answer the call of Jesus.
To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:7)
LORD God, give us your grace and peace.
A word received: Place your fears in my hands.
A word received: Look to me for help.
Holy Name, Jan. 1: 103 * 148; Gen. 17:1-12a, 15-16; Col. 2:6-12; John 16:23b-30
HC: 8; Exodus 34:1-8; Romans 1:1-7; Luke 2:15-21
Jan. 2: 34 * 33; Gen. 12:1-7; Heb. 11:1-12; John 6:35-42, 48-51
Notes from the Front Line
***** Prayer Table ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM (Sunday, Dec. 30, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in our Parish Hall during our monthly Community Meal. We also gave out many hats, gloves and socks beside prayer offerings for our visitors. Muriel Papura and Myra Andreesen presiding at His table this day.)
LIONEL — For safe travel and good health as they leave for Florida this week.
JEFF — For the Lord’s peace; dealing with anxiety and disappointment.
DONNA — Asked for prayer for good health.
MARY — Sought prayers; recently lost her husband.
ANGIE — She asked that the Lord be present in the coming year.
EMILIO — For provision, and good health.
(Monday, Dec. 31, 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division STreet. Very cold but at least no snow or wind. Muriel Papura, Deb Gerlach, Deacoin MaryCarol Hart and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today. We gave away many hats, scarves, sox and gloves this day!)
a–anointed with Holy Oil.
t–received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
t–BOB — Member of our neighboring Community Crossroads church. He sought prayer for well-being, protection.
DONNA — Wary of the table at first, but then she came and sat down. She asked for prayers ” … to get through the day!” We prayed for her safety and provision, and that she would come to know God bettrer.
a,t — JESSICA — This young woman has a very young child who has special needs. (The Lord knows the details.) We prayed for her at length after she asked for blessings on her whole family, that God would give her strength and a deeper faith in Him.
t–BELINDA — THis woman seemed skeptical but sat down for prayer and we asked the Lord to watdch over her, protect her and give her the things she needs, and that she would draw closer to Jesus,
MARIO — Pleasant young man who gratefully took gloves, out them right on his cold hands and then agreed to prayer for satey, protection, preservation.
MAN and WOMAN — Didn’t give their names, but took warm clothing. The woman is pregnant. They declined direct prayer but we prayed for them and their protection as they were leaving.
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Tuesday evening, December 31, 2012, 5:pm – 7:45 .Torre Bissell, Carol MacNaughton, Deacon Larry Hubert and others. Gave out hats and gloves and New Testaments.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water
H–indicates received a hat
M–indicates received mittens
G–indicates received gloves
S–indicates received Scarf
Sk–indicates received socks
WALTER – New Year’s blessings
+a AMBER – “I’m a little drunk.” Prayed for her mother RHONDA. Prayer God would be dry Amber out.
+a MONTINI (male) – that I will know how to take care of my family.
+a ISAAC – get his life together – get a good job, go to college.
+a FELICIA -college student at Cobbleskill – pray for her success in life. She was driven to meet us by her husband RICHI. He has come to the prayer tables on both Albany and State Streets many times for prayer for her. His brother VEE often comes with them. Richi, Vee and their mother came to the Christmas eve service at Christ Church.
RICHI and his brother VEE – prayers for the family
+a SHAWN – new father of ESHAWNA – blessing of his daughter to grow into the woman God made her to be; prayers for Shawn to be God’s man.
++ HECTOR – prayer for the health of his sister CELINE
AGNES – prayer for joy in her life
MAN ON A BIKE – asked us to pray for peace and the homeless.We prayed peace for him and the neighborhood.
+a TANYA – health, God’s support flow through her
a+ RAYLENE – health; alignment of body with God’s health desire (also given a New Testament)
MATT – prayer for Julie and housing challenges, blesses Matt and his brother Joe
+a STEVEN – came to the table asking for a cross!
+ IONA – bless her in the new year
DIANA – pray for son to make it and love safely
+ RAY – property in the new year
++ LIONEL – prayer for his son NAMILER – who is Georgia in foster care; prayer for his son to join him in New York
+++ SIMONE – asked that we pray for the people who dislike her and are miserable; we prayed for strength for Simone to be strong in the character God gives her
ANTHONY – prayer for his 2 year old son ANTHONY; prayers for Anthony to be a good father
+ TENISHA – blessings for a new year
+++ JENNIFER and her young daughter MAHOGANY – God’s blessing, God help her in 2013
OUT OF CROSSES!!
ANGELA – (one of four young teenage gilrs) – visiting from her foster care – prayed thanks and blessing for true friends
DONOVAN – prayers for housing and to get his Daughter
ANNA – pray for her mother CINDY who is very weak with bad diabetes; pray for healing Anna from her cold