So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple. Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ” And the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy Him; for they feared Him, because all the people were astonished at His teaching. When evening had come, He went out of the city. (Mark 11:15-19)
Holy Spirit, give us the courage of Jesus to drive from your church all that corrupts it and keeps it from being a house of prayer for all nations.
Jesus, give us your passion for a life of prayer in your church.
Father, put on us your full armor as we do battle with all that corrupts the church and your people. Thank you.
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)
A word received: Pray for my people to desire my Holy Spirit working in their lives.
A word received: No matter what happens, I AM with you.
A word received: Cry out to me for my cleansing Holy Spirit.
Tuesday: 6, 12; *; 94; Jer. 15:10-21; Phil. 3:15-21; John 12:20-26
Tuesday in Holy Week: 71:1-12; Isaiah 49:1-6; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; John 12:37-38,42-50 or Mark 11:15-19
Wednesday: 55; *; 74; Jer. 17:5-10, 14-17; Phil. 4:1-13; John 12:27-26
Wednesday in Holy Week: 69:7-15,22-23; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Hebrews 9:11-15,24-28; John 13:21-35 or Matthew 26:1-5,14-25
Notes from the Front Line
***** From: Deacon Alan Hart
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013
Subject: PT report ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, March 25, 2013; 10-11 a.m., in front of our church on Division Street. Very nice morning in the low 40s, and a lot of people walking on the street today. We had eight people stop for prayer. Not that numbers are THAT important, but the fact is .. eight is the highest number of people we have had come for prayer at one time since we first started our table last July 9th. Becky Hadley and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)
t– indicates received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
r– indicates took one of our red event cards showing all the services being offered at our church during this Holy Week.
w– indicates took some of the winter clothing we offer for free (hats, gloves, socks, scarves, etc.)
t,w — RON — Man passing by at first was not going to stop because he said he was in a hurry, but then he noticed the clothing and came back and received our prayers for preservation, safety and good health.
t,r,w — BETSY –She asked prayer not for herself but a thanksgiving … “Let us thank God the father for giving us His son who died on a cross that we may live!” Amen to that, Betsy!
ETHEL — This older Roman Catholic woman always stops to thank us for ” … being out here for the people.” We prayed for her for continued good health overall, and for healing for her wright wrist which is giving her trouble.
r–DAVID — We prayed for David to become healthier. (He said he is “OK” but hasn’t been feeling well the last month or so.)
r,w –REBECCA — She is a regular at our table. In fact she was the very first person we had come to our table back last July when she sought prayers for her godfather, who has since passed away. Rebecca asked for prayers for general good health. We also thanked God for her being able to celebrate her 39th birthday yesterday.
t,w — ED — He has stopped at the table a few times. He asked for prayers for “good health for myself and for my whole family.”
r,w –SHERRY — Another repeat visitor from a few weeks ago. She had delicate surgery on her neck recently and is recovering. She is anxiously awaiting results of an MRI.
w– WOMAN (no name given) Just as we were closing down the table, she stopped for clothing. We prayed for her as she selected a pair of gloves.