On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever he says to you, do it.” (John 2:1-5)
Holy Spirit, please help us follow Mary’s direction and do whatever Jesus tells us to do.
Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. (John 2:6-7)
Jesus, please help us follow your directions even if the reasons for them are not immediately clear.
And he said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him. (John 2:8-11)
Father, help us all enter into that “good wine” that you have reserved for us: walking with Jesus and being filled with your Holy Spirit. Thank you.
Jesus, help us as we see your works and believe in you as your disciples did. Thank you.
Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; Isa. 43:14-44:5; Heb. 6:17-7:10; John 4:27-42
HC: 96 or 96:1-10; Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11
Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Isa. 44:6-8, 21-23; Eph. 4:1-16; Mark 3:7-19a
Notes from the Front Line
***** From: Nigel Mumford
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013
Everyone is healed, some are cured; because something always happens when we pray, of this I have no doubt. ~ Fr. Nigel Mumford+
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, December 19, 2012, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Darlene Chesnut, Bob Baker, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Candy Palumbo and Mark Pasko on Albany St.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water
++ James — Daily provisons, blessings
Candy and Al’s family — Spiritual growth, daily blessings, financial help
Heather — weight loss
Michael & Stephanie — Michael’s job and financial provisions
Timmy & Vanessa — healing for their eye sight
Kevin — Daily blessings
++ Antonio, Richard, and Allen — A group of men who are walking with the Lord. Pray for continued blessings and for spiritual growth.
Thomas — Continued spiritual growth, victory over addictin and anxiety (was listening to Joyce Meyers)
Premnauth — Cold and flu, daily provision
Angel — “Hit and Run” prayer, man going to work.
+ Quiana (young woman) — “I just had a baby 2 days ago.” Prayed she would be the woman and mon God was calling her to be.
+ Mike (young man) — “For my daughter, Promise.”
Candy — For Denise, she is clean a year but is going through rough times now. Pray for sobriety. She knows the Lord. Pray for her son, Quinlen, that he gets into Equinox.
+a Arturo — He asked prayer for his 15 year old son Edwin who is stealing from him.
+ Orlando — He is from Puerto Rico. He asked if I was a priest and I said, “No.” Then he said that he would pray for us. We also prayed for him. He is a preacher.
Lisa — She showed us a list of AA and NA meeting for the whole region and suggest we have copies available for people as they need them. She has thrown Jason out, he was constantly bring alcohol into the apartment. She has been sober all week.
Will (regular) — He came and brought his two sons for prayer again, William and Grayson. We prayed he would be a good father.
Steve — His medicine and medical care issues are still not resolved.
+Angel (young teenage boy) — He said there was trouble in his family. We prayed for him and his family.