Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, Saturday, March 30, 2013, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Torre Bissell from Christ Church Schenectady, Jonathan Bissell from the The Bridge Church in New York City, and Mark Pasko from St. Michael’s Colonie. The weather was lovely, but there was a quality of “life in the raw” to many of the prayer requests.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water
Mahendra (teenage boy, regular) — He asked prayer for his family.
+a Ocya (19 year olf woman living in a shelter, her mother is a crackhead, her aunt is dead) — “No one cares about me.” (We were really touched by her.)
a Debra (regular) — We prayed a blessing on her prayers and for her daughter Latina to repent of her abuse of Debra.
+John — He wants a “nice prayer.”
+Onika (woman) — “For everything.”
a Jason (regular) — He asked prayer for Lisa and for her sister who is sick in the hospital.
+Alima — She asked prayer for health and a job.
Lisa (she came across the street following a cell-phone call from Jason) — We prayed for a release from her alcoholism (she said she could only go 15 to 30 minutes without a drink). She started cursing at people who wouldn’t stop for prayer (it was quite a scene).
+Ed — He asked prayer for health and for his family.
+Mike (regular) — He asked prayer to shake a cold.
Connie — She asked prayer for her daughter Christina who has given her baby up for adoption. She said Christina tried to overdose.
+a John — He asked prayer for his son Paul (age 17) who has chosen bad friends.
+Joe — He asked prayer for liver problems (cirrhosis).
+James — He asked prayer for his family and how to be God’s man. Torre asked him if he had ever given his life to Jesus. He said once but had backslidden. Torre led him in recommitting his life to Jesus and accepting forgiveness of his sins.
+Thomas — “My street name is ‘Magic’.” He wanted prayer for a job. “My heart is with Jesus.”
Dan — We prayed for his wife Louise and for his sons Matt and Joe.
Steve — We prayed for a blessing on his business.
+Bill (man carrying a heavy box on his shoulder) — We prayed that he would only carry a “day’s share” of problems.
++a Paula (regular) — We prayed for the various members of her family, especially for Tremel her son that he would marry the girl he has gotten pregnant, for Ikay and Tiffany and their daughter Bella, and for Paula’s husband John that he would not trip or fall.
+Sabrina — Her mother, Ruth, had heart surgery and her cousin’s friend’s brother just died.. We prayed for assurance and hope of the resurrection this Easter.