Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

January 12, 2013

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Mark Pasko, and Torre Bissell on State St.

a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water

WAMER (young man) — He asked for a blessing on him and his family.

a STEVE (regular) — He is still without medical coverage.

a MARK — He crossed the street to ask, “For salvation for my family.”

a CALEB — “Work.”

a WILLIAM (young man) — “I just got out of prison.” We prayed for the Holy Spirit to guide him.

a ANDREW — We rejoiced and gave thanks that he is still “dry”. We prayed against his starting to drink again.

MARK — He ask prayer for young girl (10) with Spinal Bifida whose spine is twisting. If she has surgery, she could lose all mobility. We prayed for wisdom for her, her parents, and the medical people.

a SHELDON — He asked prayer, “For my kids, Jaequan and Jasinta.”

a BILL (regular) — We prayed for protection from seizures and for companionship. He crossed the street to get prayer.

MARIEL (young woman) — General blessing.

TONY — “Hit and Run” prayer.

JOE (Older man, not much English) — General blessing.

VALERIE (young woman) — She asked prayer that “There would be no more cancer in her family.” (A relative had just died of it.)

JESSICA (young woman) — She asked for “Speedy recovery for her friend ANGELICA.”

LUIZ (man) — “Hit and Run” prayer

MARVINA — She is mourning the death of a friend. She asked prayer for good health.

JOE — “Hit and Run” prayer

ANGELINA (young woman who looked troubled)

TOM — He asked prayer for MICHELLE who is currently in his apartment. She came there after a bad beating by her boyfriend.

LUZ (woman) — We prayed for God’s blessing on her.

Rev. 3:14-22

January 12, 2013

“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:14-16)
      Lord Jesus Christ, we cry out to you for all those who are lukewarm — those who say they are Christians but never put their faith on the firing line.

      Holy Spirit, put your fire in their hearts and guts so that they will reach out to their communities with the Father’s love.

      Father, bring all the Laodiceans among us to a saving knowledge of Jesus and to the choice of making him Lord of their lives.

“Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’–and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked–“ (Revelation 3:17)
      Holy Spirit, please help all of us recognize our true condition in your sight.

“I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.” (Revelation 3:18-19)
      Jesus, help us heed your rebuke and chastening so that we may draw close to you.

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)
      Holy Spirit, help us daily open the door of our heart to Jesus and his Father’s (our Father’s) love.

“To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with me on my throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘ “ (Revelation 3:21-22)
      Father, please help us overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil so that we may sit with Jesus. Give us ears to hear what you are saying to us through your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

Jan. 12: 98, 99, [100] * –; Isa. 66:1-2, 22-23; Rev. 3:14-22; John 9:1-12, 35-38
Eve of 1 Epiphany; — * 104; Isa. 61:1-9; Gal. 3:23-29; 4:4-7
Sunday: 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; Isa. 40:1-11; Heb. 1:1-12; John 1:1-7, 19-20, 29-34
HC: 89:1-29 or 89:20-29; Isaiah 42:1-9; Acts 10:34-38; Luke 3:15-16,21-22

Albany Intercessor

Celtic hymn

January 12, 2013

The will of God be done for us, The law of God be kept by us, Our tongue in cheek be held by us, Repentance timely made by us, Christ’s passion understood by us, Each sinful crime be shunned by us, Much on the End be mused by us, And death be blessed found by us, With angel’s music heard by us, And God’s high praises sung by us, For ever and for aye.

Hat tip: Anglicans for Life

Our pagan roots–nature worship

January 12, 2013

The Celts used many animal images in their nature worship. Cernunnos, the “Horned Sacred One,” was associated with a forest-dwelling stag and a ram-horned snake. The snake is a fertility symbol. The goddess of death, Badhbh is associated with a crow. Epona is the goddess of horses. Artio is associated with a bear, Sirona with a serpent, the sun god with an eagle, Mars Lenus with doves, Rhiannon with birds. Celtic mythology includes shape-shifters, magical hounds, hybrid creatures, a fish of wisdom. Idris was a giant. A goose was a symbol of battle, and a three-horned-bull was worshipped in Cambridgeshire.

O Lord,
We confess that our Celtic ancestors worshipped animals. We leave them to Your judgment and mercy.
We also confess our own sins of seeking supernatural power and knowledge from any source other than You. (Ask the Spirit to bring to mind any occult activities.)
Christ Jesus, You are the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Should there be any residual hold that these spirits have on the land of Great Britain, its government, the Church of England, and the Anglican Communion, break it. Devour the pagan spirits of animal worship.
If the past history of pagan worship is negatively influencing the institutions of the House of Windsor, the Church of England, and the Anglican Communion or is the source of a generational curse on any of its leaders, in Your name we ask You to render it null and void, to bless those leaders, and to make Your face to shine upon them.
Lamb of God, have mercy upon us in our ignorance and spiritual blindness and in our pride and willfulness. You take away the sins of the world. In Your tender mercies, take away these sins, and any vestiges of these sins that we are oblivious to, within the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. Amen

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