Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

February 2, 2013

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, February 1, 2013, 9:10 – 10:35 a.m. Louise Popa, Darlene Chesnut, Tonie Loveless, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Candy Palumbo and Mark Pasko on Albany St. Cold, about 20 degrees, our pens kept freezing up.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water
H–indicates received a hat
G–indicates received gloves
Sk–indicates received socks

Albany St.

++HH Sk GG MARIO baby sister, ANGEL, VICTORIA-DAISEY — Asked for blessing for family. Alcohol addiction for Angel.

JACK — “Hit and Run” prayer, blessings.

G JOSIE — Daily blessings

G NATASHA — daily blessings

+HG CAROLYN, +HG JOSEPH — Daily blessings, driving by, stopped car and asked for prayer — prayer for cousin getting married today (his name is MICHAEL and he is terminally ill — 3 months to live)

G FAMILY walking by: MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, LITTLE GIRL and BOY — prayed for daily blessings.

3Sk 3G 2H JAMAR — Daily blessings, health, alcohol addiction.

+G JAMES — Housing — meeting with DSS on February 5th

State St.

TAILIA (young woman) — We prayed that she would be a shining light for Jesus at work.

+MATTHEW — He wanted prayers for general blessings on his life.

+ALEXIS — She wanted prayers for general blessings on her life.

+DECHELLE (young woman) — I prayed that she would grow into the woman God wants her to be.

LISA (from across the street) — She said that JASON broke into her apartment and stole things from her. She was getting an order of protection and changing the locks on her doors.

COREY (man) — He recommitted his life to Jesus. When he had asked forgiveness of his sins and been told that he was now forgiven and “clean”, he just sat there with an expression of quiet joy and wonder.

KELLY (man) — He is trying to stay away from drugs and alcohol. I urged him to ask Jesus for help EVERY time he was tempted. We prayed for strength to stay clean.

+a LOUIS — He accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior.

a TOBIAS (He drove up) — He asked prayer about what he should do: stay in Schenectady or not, stay in his church or not. He asked peace for his friend LISA.

+ZAIRE (teenage boy) — He made a first-time commit to Jesus as Lord and Savior and accepted forgiveness of his sins.

+New Testament PATRICIA (Christian woman in her 50s) — She has started back to school. We prayed for her study skills and quickness and aptness of thought.

+NEAL (man) — He asked prayer for his kids.

+RANDY (teenage boy) — He asked prayer for his family and school. He is at Schenectady High School.

+JOHN — He gave his life to Jesus and accepted forgiveness of his sins.

+JUSTIN — He is a student at Hudson Valley Community College.

TONIE (woman) — She asked prayer for her son DINO who has mental illness.

+G MADELYNN — Peace

Last night LOUISE and MARY prayed that many would come to the prayer table — much answered prayer today.

+a MIKE — He asked prayer for his family and for himself.

+BRYAN — He asked prayer for his family and for health.

+SELINA (woman) — She parked her car in front of us and said she saw a man walking up the street with no coat on. She had an extra jacket in her car and asked us to give it to him when he reached us. When +G THOMAS reached us he was so cold we had to work the zipper on the coat for him.

KATHY — We prayed that she would be able to keep warm.

PAULA (regular) — We prayed for the whole family and especially for her daughter TIFFANY who is very tired out with a young baby BELLA.


King James Version of the Bible

February 2, 2013

In 1604, King James I of England authorized that a new translation of the Bible into English be started. It was finished in 1611, just 85 years after the first translation of the New Testament into English appeared (Tyndale, 1526). The Authorized Version, or King James Version, quickly became the standard for English-speaking Protestants. Its flowing language and prose rhythm has had a profound influence on the literature of the past 400 years.

Glen Scrivener at The King’s English blog has listed phrases with scriptures.

Reference: biblegateway.com


Lancelot Andrewes, bishop and scholar

February 2, 2013

Lancelot Andrewes (1555 – 25 September 1626) was an English bishop and scholar, who held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. During the latter’s reign, Andrewes served successively as Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester and oversaw the translation of the Authorized Version (or King James Version) of the Bible. Andrewes’ name is the first on the list of divines appointed to compile the Authorized Version of the Bible. He headed the “First Westminster Company” which took charge of the first books of the Old Testament (Genesis to 2 Kings). He acted, furthermore, as a sort of general editor for the project as well.

From Devotions of Bishop Andrewes, Vol. I:

PRAYER FOR GRACE

My hands will I lift up
unto Thy commandments which I have
loved.
Open Thou mine eyes that I may see,
incline my heart that I may desire,
order my steps that I may follow,
the way of Thy commandments.
O Lord God, be Thou to me a God,
and beside Thee none else,
none else, nought else with Thee.
Vouchsafe to me, to worship Thee and
serve Thee
1. in truth of spirit,
2. in reverence of body,
3. in blessing of lips,
4. in private and in public;
5. to pay honour to them that have the
rule over me,
by obedience and submission,
to shew affection to my own,
by carefulness and providence;
6. to overcome evil with good;
7. to possess my vessel in sanctification
and honour;
8. to have my converse without
covetousness,
content with what I have;
9. to speak the truth in love;
10. to be desirous not to lust,
not to lust passionately,
not to go after lusts.

(THE HEDGE OF THE LAW, i.e. PRECAUTIONS)

Father in heaven,
May the members of the House of Bishops of the Church of England be likewise informed, molded, and protected by Your holy law. Amen.

Reference: Wikipedia, Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Other L&B posts on Andrewes here and here.


Mark 7:6-7

February 2, 2013

He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. And in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'” (Mark 7:6-7)
      Holy Spirit, please help us repent of setting our agenda in place of yours and teaching others to do our agenda. Help me at the prayer table to pray according to your mind and not my own.

      Jesus, we all too easily set up our traditions as the only and right way to do things. Help us repent of this and abide in you and your Spirit and word.

      Father, we confess that we have often turned your commandments on their heads and not done what you have called us to do. Please help us abide in you and your love for us and share that with the next generation.

      Holy Trinity, One God, please help us recognize and repent of any hypocrisy on our part. Thank you.

Saturday: 55 * 138, 139:1-17(18-23); Isa. 51:1-8; Gal. 3:23-29; Mark 7:1-23
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; Isa. 51:9-16; Heb. 11:8-16; John 7:14-31
HC: 71:1-17 or 71:1-6, 15-17; Jeremiah 1:4-10; 1 Corinthians 14:12b-20; Luke 4:21-32

      Notes from the Front Line

***** From: http://radiantfaith.blogspot.com/
Baby Steps Toward Joy
      Have you ever experienced a powerful time of worship and clearly heard the voice of God? I remember when I was about 14 years old hearing God calling me to go up to a microphone at a Christian camp during our campfire. I heard him insistently calling me, but I had no idea what he wanted me to say and was terrified of responding. I remember sitting there with my heart pounding, saying, “I can’t” to God. This would be the first of many times that I would say to God, “I can’t” or “I don’t want to God.” For many years I have felt that because I have closed my ears to God, afraid of what he might tell me, that I don’t hear him as clearly as I might. It all boils down to something I remember saying to someone in my youth group in high school, “I want to be a Christian, but I don’t want to be THAT kind of Christian.” By “that” I meant sold out, which in my mind meant “a little crazy” because even at that time I knew that not only was God real, but that he would sometimes show up and do things and ask things that were scary and unpredictable.
      I wrote several blogs ago about meeting Kenny, a homeless man that I had known many years ago. It might seem from that blog that I am a bold or super spiritual person. Well, I’m not. For that one time I stopped and spoke with Kenny, there were probably hundreds of times in New York City that I have walked by a homeless person saying, “Please God, please don’t tell me to talk to that person.” It’s the honest truth.
      So, where am I getting with all this? Well, listening to the voice of God AND responding is a journey I am on. The more I listen AND obey, the more I hear. In my heart I want to say, “God you can count on me. I’m listening.” But there are a lot of “but”s…”but not if…”, “but not now….”, “but I don’t feel like it”. How about you? I suspect if you are reading this that I am not alone. Now that this is established, I want you to know that you are not alone either.
      What now? Well, how about trying baby steps? That’s the path I’m on. I take a small step of faith with other believers. I might think, “That person seems like she might need prayer. God, do you want me to ask her if she would like prayer?” I might hear “Yes.” and ask the question again and receive another “Yes.” Then, I might ask her, “Would you like me to pray with you?”. She may or may not answer ‘”yes”, but most times, I do find that there is confirmation that I was hearing correctly. Other times, I have to have faith and trust God and leave it. It’s scary, yes, but the more I take these baby steps instead of finding rejection, anger, or confusion, I find great unpredictable joy. It’s not just happiness, but deep, deep joy in being used by the Father.
      What about you? How might God be calling you? Are there small opportunities for you to take a baby step of faith and respond to the voice of God? If you don’t know, ask God and be ready for what he wants to tell you.
      Posted by Liz Bissell at 9:34 AM, Monday, January 28, 2013

***** Awesome….Beautiful….Peaceful. [From my brother-in-law, Dick Robe] http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=nr9KrqN_lIg

***** Check out http://www.hart-us.org/ which supports the work of Baroness Cox.

Albany Intercessor


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