In those days, the multitude being very great and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said to them, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days and have nothing to eat. And if I send them away hungry to their own houses, they will faint on the way; for some of them have come from afar.” (Mark 81-3:)
Jesus, help us to your compassion on all the poor and those in need who come seeking you.
Then his disciples answered him, “How can one satisfy these people with bread here in the wilderness?” He asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.” (Mark 8:4-5)
Holy Spirit, guide us in sharing what we have with those in greater need.
We really need more gloves to give out at the prayer tables. A woman at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Amsterdam has an arrangement with an Army/Navy store where she can get good quality work gloves that are lined with Thinsulite and are warm. If you would care to donate, send a check to St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 37 Division St., Amsterdam, New York 12010 and mark the memo field “Clothing Fund”. God bless you!
So he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and they set them before the multitude. They also had a few small fish; and having blessed them, he said to set them also before them. So they ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets of leftover fragments. Now those who had eaten were about four thousand. And he sent them away, 1immediately got into the boat with his disciples, and came to the region of Dalmanutha. (Mark 8:6-10)
Multiply our loaves and fishes Father so that your little ones are fed. Thank you.
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Isa. 52:1-12; Gal. 4:12-20; Mark 8:1-10
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; Isa. 54:1-10(11-17); Gal. 4:21-31; Mark 8:11-26
Notes from the Front Line
***** From: Prayerline of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church [mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6:02 AM
To: St. Ann’s Church Prayerline
Subject: Prayer Request
Anne DeGroff: I was at St Mary’s for an x-ray this afternoon. A young woman was there in a great deal of pain. When I was finished she was still waiting (on obvious agony) as she had to drink that horrible “stuff”..3 of them! She was alone and so uncomfortable so I kept her company and prayed for her. Her name is ANDREA, she is 37, previously had a stent in a kidney. I stayed until a nurse came to get her. All I know about her is that she has no family except for an 8 YEAR OLD SON. She seemed very nice and appreciated my company. I left her my name and phone number in case I could do anything. I have not heard anything more. Please keep her in your prayers. Thank you!
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” Ephesians 6:18
***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Hi Guys, Here is a request in from Hannah in Durham,
Could you all please pray for my teacher in school, her name is Trish and she is attending hospital today for treatment of leukaemia. This is the teacher whose class I teach when out at school for work experience. Please pray that todays treatment goes well and that she is healed of this cancer Thankyou.
***** From: Deacon Alan Hart
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2013
Subject: Prayer Table report ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, 10-1040 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. It was extremely windy and cold (22 degrees) today, and for the fourth week in a row very little foot traffic — probably because of the extreme weather. Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today. We cut our hour short because the wind was whipping up the prayer table cover, we had trouble holding down the wooden crosses from blowing away. And we were, quite frankly, very cold!)
t–received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina. (Did not anoint anyone with Holy Oil today.I think the oil might have frozen on the spot!)
OLDER WOMAN — She smiled and thanked us for coming out, but declined prayer, saying “I’m Roman Catholic and I have already been praying a lot today myself. But … thank you!”
t–LISA — She stopped for gloves, a scarf and a hat from our winter clothing table, and also asked for prayer ” … for everything to be better in my life.”
DAVID — This man is a VietNam veteran who served in the Navy and always comes to talk to us. He told us a story of how he taken a pair of gloves he had taken from our table earlier in the winter and in turn passed them on to a homeless person he saw over the weekend — in the same spirit of giving. “He needed them more than I did!” David said. He took a new pair today along with some pairs of socks. He stayed to pray with us with our next visitor.
t–ELSA — This young mother had a little guy named JOSHUA with her, in a baby carriage. ELSA asked for prayer for preservation and safety for herself and her baby son, and she took an armful of warm winter garb for herself and the baby.
(Again, MANY thanks to all of you who have donated clothes or money toward clothes for the poor we see out here each week and on Community Meal Sunday at the end of each month. God bless you!)