Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints– and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (Ephesians 6:10-20)
Father, please put on all of us the shoes of the preparation to share the gospel of peace; gird our loins with your truth; put on us the breastplate of righteousness, and the helmet of salvation. Place on our arm the shield of faith with which to quench every fiery dart of the evil one; and place in our hand the sword of your Spirit which is your word; that having stood all, we might yet stand. Finally, help us to be strong in Jesus and in the power of his might, and cast off from us the chains of apathy that keep us from speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Thank you. (See Ephesians 6:10-20)
Blessing from the Anglican Christian community in Ceylon, Pakistan, and India
May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, who is mightier than all the hosts of Satan, and more glorious than all the angels of heaven, abide with you in your going out and your coming in; by day and by night; at morning and at evening; at all times and in all places.
May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, protect and deliver you from the wrath of evil persons; from the assaults of evil spirits; from foes invisible; from the snares of the Evil One; and from all low passions that beguile the soul and body.
May the Name of Jesus protect and deliver you.
And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with you this day and always. Amen.
“Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been upheld by me from birth, who have been carried from the womb: even to your old age, I am he, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” (Isaiah 46:3-4)
Father, thank you for carrying us in your arms all these years. Help us daily find our rest in you.
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Isa. 46:1-13; Eph. 6:10-24;; Mark 5:1-20
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98 * 103; Isa. 47:1-15; Heb. 10:19-31; John 5:2-18
HC: 113; Nehemiah 8:2-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Luke 4:14-21
Notes from the Front Line
***** From: Nigel Mumford
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013
Subject: Invitation Welcome Home Initiative #20
This weekend we are running the Welcome Home Initiative (WHI) number twenty. This is the first one specifically for female military veterans. We have General Karen Love as the key note speaker for the closing healing service at 10am Tuesday 29th Jan at Christ the King, 575 Burton Road, Greenwich 12834 Please join us to welcome home these veterans. Hope to see you there. If you can’t make it can I count on your prayers please? Thank you so much. Fr. Nigel Mumford+
***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
A Prayer request has come in for a business in East Belfast that may close with the loss of Jobs.
Please pray for the ongoing problems regarding the flag protest and for those businesses (especially in East Belfast) that are experiencing real hardship over these past weeks to the point that some may close if trouble continues. Please remember all those affected by the situation – we ask for peace & God’s rule in this situation
***** From: Susan Plaske
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013
Subject: Prayer Table report, Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, January 23, 2013 Very Cold around 10 degrees, we are inside the foyer, Candy Palumbo, Beth Collum, Sue Plaske, Jana Lingo
Candy and Al Prayers for their family, Timmy healing for his eyes
Denise Continued sobriety for her son Quinlin to get into Equinox
Debbie and Mark – Mark is in end stage kidney cancer prayers for comfort, peace and the Lord’s blessing upon them.
Bonnie – healing from cancer
Bob – healing from cancer
Paul – for Bishop Ball, and for Dave for healing
++Nathasha, Jennifer – for love, that she would find the man of her dreams
for the homeless in this cold weather, Lord provide servants to help and shelter for the cold and hungry. For courage and determination in their lives to keep on going and keep their spirits high.
Otis – for continued blessing – prayers that every think is settled with receiving food stamps.