John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. (John 3:27)
Father, please help us by your Holy Spirit to receive everything you want to give us.
You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before him.’ (John 3:28 )
Holy Spirit, thank you for those witnesses you sent before us to lead us to Jesus.
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. (John 3:29)
Jesus, help us rejoice in you and what you are doing among us.
He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:30)
Holy Spirit, help us daily decrease so that Jesus may increase in and through us.
He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. (John 3:31)
Jesus, you are above all and at your name every knee should bow.
And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no one receives his testimony. (John 3:32)
Father, please help us daily testify to what we have seen Jesus do.
He who has received his testimony has certified that God is true. (John 3:33)
Holy Spirit, write the testimony of the Scriptures on our hearts.
For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure. (John 3:34)
Jesus, immerse us and fill us up with your Holy Spirit till we are overflowing with his love and grace. Thank you.
Friday: 95* & 40, 54; *; 51; Deut. 10:12-22; Heb. 4:11-16; John 3:22-36
Saturday: 55; *; 138, 139:1-17(18-23); Deut. 11:18-28; Heb. 5:1-10; John 4:1-26
Notes from the Front Line
***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.. Torre Bissell, Kathy Palmatier, and Chuck Rinaldo from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates anointed with Holy Water
DAN — He asked prayer for his daughter SUMMER and her husband BOB who have just had another miscarriage. We prayed that she would soon get pregnant and carry a strong and healthy and normal baby to full term. Bob and Summer will soon be moving to Rotterdam Junction. We prayed for that move to go well.
a RON — Good news! He is to have 2 hours with his daughter ISABEL on Monday. Pray that visit goes well. It has been about 7 months since he was able to see her. Isabel is now 6 years old.
+a JOE — We prayed that God would win the victory in him over all the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil.
KATHY — She asked prayer for SONIA who is a Russian immigrant woman who has stage 4 breast cancer.
+a LINDA — She has left a domestic violence relationship down south and has just moved here. We prayed for healing and provision.
REGGIE — He asked prayer for MIKE who has just stepped down from his job.
+a RICH — He lives at the mission and is trying to get on Medicaid so that he can the medicine he needs. The person at the Department of Social Services was trying to get him to move out of the mission and into a half-way house as a condition for receiving Medicaid. He reported that he was able to spend time with his wife SOPHIA and his son RICHARD JR. on Sunday.
SMILEY — We prayed for his work with the volunteers who serve the meals at the Schenectady City Mission.
KIM (woman) — We prayed that God would anoint her to minister to the people at the mission.
***** From: Susan Plaske
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Subject: Cathedral Prayer Table, Wednesday Feb. 20, 2013 Very Windy and Cold, Beth, Jana, Hilda, Dcn. Sue
JIM – God’s presence
CANDI’S grandson JOSEPH , new born with respiratory problem,in St. Peter’s for healing
TABITHA, PETER and the TEAM IN HAITI on Medical Mission, Thanks giving for safe return and successful trip for Haiti Solar and School Team
HOMELESS MAN SLEEPING IN THE SANCTUARY – prayers for protection and the Lord’s plan for him. FATHER EGAN brought coffee for him.
SHARON, CONNIE – for TERIKA, JIM, ROY JACKIE AND ANNA
HILDA – for relief and direction and intervention for work issues.
PAUL – BISHOP BALL, also for knee surgery next week
***** From: Danielle Bailey
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Subject: Kindle a Flame, Day 21
Isaiah 49: 6c-“I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Thousands of international students-THE NATIONS-study on our campuses in NY/NJ. University of Buffalo, Rutgers, Cornell, Columbia, NYU and others are temporary home to students from countries where missionaries cannot enter or where it is a life-threatening situation to convert to Christianity. Lord, today we pray that you would draw into your fold students who have sought their education here in the States, but who come from places where they have never heard of the name of Jesus. Bring them to yourself, Jesus. May we be a light to the nations, aflame for you.