Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

February 16, 2013

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, February 16, 2013, 9:05 – 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Salvatore Zarrelli, and Torre Bissell on State St. and , Darlene Chesnut, Bob Bake, 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

State St.

It was often non-stop and very intense at the State St. table this morning and so there often wasn’t a lot of time to record details of people’s requests.

+MIKE (man) — His friend DAN had won a huge amount of money on the lottery. We prayed that Dan would use the money wisely.

BILL (regular) — We prayed for protection from seizures and for good companionship for him.

a ROBERT (man) — “That I will get it right.”

+a JOE (man) — We prayed that he would be God’s man and he asked for prayer for guidance for a friend of his.

+a DANNY (man) — “I got laid off from my job.” We prayed that God would quickly lead him to a new job.

DARLENE (woman) — We prayed for CHERIE who had had a stroke, that she would quickly recover.

BRANDEN — We prayed for provision for him.

+MARY JOE, +RICH, +VICTORIA, and +EMILLY — They were all going to the 30 Days for Life demonstration at Planned Parenthood.

a RICHARD (man) — He was on his way to an AA meeting at the convent. We prayed for continued sobriety for him.

+ARTHUR, +BRE, and +ROSA (early 20s) — They were on their way to a City Life (Youth for Christ) program, spotted us and stopped for prayer and to greet us.



LISA and + JASON — She might be pregnant by Jason. Jason is going into a 30-day rehab program on Tuesday. They are both alcoholics. We prayed with Lisa and urged her to stop drinking because of fetal alcohol damage to the baby. We urged her to go to AA and to the Alpha Pregnancy Care Center at Christ Church. At the end of the prayer table Salvatore led us in prayer against the demonic strongholds in Lisa’s life.

+DEBRA (regular) — She has been suffering from depression and there has been no improvement in her relationship with her daughter LATINA.

+LISA (mother) and +MIA (little girl) — Lisa asked for prayer for good health.

+a CHRIS (young man) — He asked for and accepted forgiveness of his sins. He is a believing Christian.

+LIZ (mother), +ANDREA, and +ALICIA

+MALORY (young woman) — She asked prayer that she would find a place to live.

JUAN (no English so we prayed a general prayer for protection and provision)

+SHAWN (young man)

+a JOE (man, 57) — He has never been married. He asked prayer that he would find a good Christian wife.

Albany St.

+BREMNAUTH — Speed up process to get money from Social Services.

+++ JULIO — He has a wife and 5 kids. Prayed for protection and blessing as a father.

++JANET — Health

+SCOT and +IRVING — Prayer for [can’t read notes]

ANGEL and MARIO — Prayer for father and son.

JEROME “Hit and Run” prayer
LITISHA “Hit and Run” prayer

++TOBIAS (regular) — He asked prayer for a job and his church, discernment and protection. He also asked prayer for the following friends: KEVIN who was fired from his job, LISA who is friend of daughter, SHIESHA daughter, DIWLA, SHARON, BRIDGET, MAIWANE granddaughter.

Deuteronomy 7:17-

February 16, 2013

“If you should say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I; how can I dispossess them?’– you shall not be afraid of them, but you shall remember well what the LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt: (Deuteronomy 7:17-18 )
      Holy Spirit, please help us set aside all fear and place our trust in our Father’s provision for us.

the great trials which your eyes saw, the signs and the wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm, by which the LORD your God brought you out. So shall the LORD your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. (Deuteronomy 7:19)
      Thank you for all the wonderful things we have seen you do, Jesus. Help us daily remember that you can deliver us out of the hand of all who would harm us.

Moreover the LORD your God will send the hornet among them until those who are left, who hide themselves from you, are destroyed. You shall not be terrified of them; for the LORD your God, the great and awesome God, is among you. (Deuteronomy 7:20-21)
      Father, set us free from terror and fear and help us lean on you.

And the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you little by little; you will be unable to destroy them at once, lest the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. (Deuteronomy 7:22)
      LORD, thank you for your “little by little”. Thank you for leading us and providing for us for all these years.

But the LORD your God will deliver them over to you, and will inflict defeat upon them until they are destroyed. And he will deliver their kings into your hand, and you will destroy their name from under heaven; no one shall be able to stand against you until you have destroyed them. (Deuteronomy 7:23-24)
      Father, thank you that you hand of protection is upon this diocese and all your faithful people.

A word received: Look to me for hope and strength.

Saturday: 30, 32; *; 42, 43; Deut. 7:17-26; Titus 3:1-15; John 1:43-51
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98; *; 103; Deut. 8:1-10; 1 Cor. 1:17-31; Mark 2:18-22
HC: 91 or 91:9-15; Deuteronomy 26:(1-4)5-11; Romans 10:(5-8a)8b-13; Luke 4:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

***** In Belfast, Northern Ireland
Hope you’re well!
      I think I’ve just made the best-ever Dock movie… It’s the traditional Dock day-in-the-life snapshot of Titanic Quarter at the beginning of each new year.
      Most of the footage was actually recorded back at the beginning of January (honest!) – but as a sign of how busy life has become here in the TQ, I didn’t finish editing the movie until Valentines Day. Which is appropriate really – as it turned out to be a bit of a love letter to the TQ – the place that gives me hope for Belfast city.
      I found myself getting quite emotional as I edited the footage together – interviews with people in the TQ about their memories of 2012 and their dreams for 2013, and some clips of the unprecedented, unmatched joy of being part of the Titanic Year in the Titanic Quarter.
      It made me realise how quickly even I (with my pathological inane positivity) had started to forget or discount those memories of joy and optimism in the dark days at the start of 2013. It’s really important that we keep telling the stories of life. So I’d love you to make the time to click the link and watch the vid:
      A Day In The Life of TQ – January(ish) 2013
Albany Intercessor

Hail, Gladdening Light

February 16, 2013

By John Keble–

Hail, gladdening Light, of His pure glory poured,
Who is immortal Father, heavenly blest;
Highest and holiest—Jesus Christ our Lord!
Now are we come to the sun’s hour of rest;
All times are ordered in Thy Word alone,
Therefore the day and night Thy glories own.

The lights of evening now around us shine;
We hymn Thy blest humanity divine;
Worthiest art Thou at all times to be sung,
By grateful hearts, with undefilèd tongue,
Son of our God, Giver of life, alone!
Therefore shall all the worlds Thy glories own.


Edward Bouverie Pusey, priest and scholar

February 16, 2013

Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800 – 1882) was an English churchman and Regius Professor of Hebrew at Christ Church, Oxford. He was one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement.
He became a close student of the Church Fathers and the Caroline Divines who revived traditions of pre-Reformation teaching. A sermon which he preached before the university in May 1843, The Holy Eucharist, a Comfort to the Penitent, so startled the authorities by the re-statement of doctrines which, though well known to ecclesiastical antiquaries, had faded from the common view, that by the exercise of an authority which, however legitimate, was almost obsolete, he was suspended for two years from preaching. The immediate effect of his suspension was the sale of 18,000 copies of the condemned sermon; its permanent effect was to make Pusey for the next quarter of a century the most influential person in the Anglican Church. He was not only on the stage but also behind the scenes of every important controversy, whether theological or academic.
The practice of confession in the Church of England practically dates from his two sermons on The Entire Absolution of the Penitent, in 1846. The sermon on The Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist, in 1853, first formulated the doctrine which revolutionized the practices of Anglican worship.
After his death, his friends purchased his library, and bought for it a house in Oxford, known as the Pusey House, which they endowed with sufficient funds to maintain three librarians, who were charged with the duty of endeavouring to perpetuate in the university the memory of the principles which he taught.

Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for the piety and scholarship of Edward Pusey. Bestow upon the Church of England, we pray, academic scholars whose godliness is pleasing in Your sight. Amen.

Reference: Wikipedia

Lent Quotes: Pope Benedict XVI – Returning to the Lord “with all your heart”

February 16, 2013

“Thus says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning” (2.12). Please note the phrase “with all your heart,” which means from the very core of our thoughts and feelings, from the roots of our decisions, choices and actions, with a gesture of total and radical freedom. But is this return to God possible? Yes, because there is a force that does not reside in our hearts, but that emanates from the heart of God and the power of His mercy. The prophet says: “return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love, and relenting in punishment” (v. 13). It is possible to return to the Lord, it is a ‘grace’, because it is the work of God and the fruit of faith that we entrust to His mercy. But this return to God becomes a reality in our lives only when the grace of God penetrates and moves our innermost core, gifting us the power that “rends the heart”.

From Pope Benedict’s 2013 Ash Wednesday Homily

H/T TitusOneNine

%d bloggers like this: