Genesis 14:14-20

May 31, 2013

Genesis 14 is the only time Abraham went to war. Scripture in boldface, meanings of words in parentheses.

Genesis 14:14-20 (YLT)

14 And Abram heareth that his brother hath been taken captive, and he draweth out his trained domestics, three hundred and eighteen, and pursueth unto Dan.

15 And he divideth himself against them by night, he and his servants, and smiteth them, and pursueth them unto Hobah, which [is] at the left of Damascus;

16 and he bringeth back the whole of the substance, and also Lot his brother and his substance hath he brought back, and also the women and the people.

17 And the king of Sodom goeth out to meet him (after his turning back from the smiting of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings who [are] with him), unto the valley of Shaveh, which [is] the king’s valley.

18 And Melchizedek (my king is righteousness) king of Salem hath brought out bread and wine, and he [is] priest of God Most High;

19 and he blesseth him, and saith, `Blessed [is] Abram to God Most High, possessing heaven and earth;

20 and blessed [is] God Most High, who hath delivered thine adversaries into thy hand;’ and he giveth to him a tenth of all.

Christ Jesus, You are righteous. You are priest forever in the order of Melchizedek. You are the Prince of Peace and Son of the Most High God. Holy is Your name. Amen.

Luke 16:10-13

May 31, 2013

“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.” (Luke 16:10)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily to be faithful in the small things so that we can be faithful and steady in the the bigger things.

“Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?” (Luke 16:11-12)
      Jesus, please help us to be faithful stewards of all that is placed in our care.

“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13)
      Father, help us byour Holy Spirit to be steady in serving Jesus. Don’t let us be distracted by the world, the flesh, or the devil. Thank you.

Word Received After City Mission Prayer Table: You have seen what I can do — rejoice that you are part of it.

Friday: 31 * 35; Deut. 5:1-22; 2 Cor. 4:1-12; Luke 16:10-17(18 )
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Deut. 5:22-33; 2 Cor. 4:13-5:10; Luke 16:19-31

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell 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 (man) — Pray for his intercessions for repentance and reconciliation in a family relationship.

+a Ricos (young man) — We prayed that he would find the power of the Holy Spirit to keep from going back to the old ways and that he would share the blessings he has received.

+a Smiley (man) — We prayed that he would share the joy of Jesus with others.

a Josh (young man who has come for prayer for 4 weeks now) — He has never known his father. He was abused as a child. He has problems with authority and got into “another altercation” this week. We prayed that he would receive the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15) and come to know God as his Father. While we were praying he pulled his Dennis Adams cross out of his shirt and clutched it and made the sign of the cross. He asked about Bible study groups. We invited him to come to the Youth for Christ City Life program on Wednesday evenings. We will pick him up and take him. He once again confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God’s forgiveness.

++++ Janice (woman) — She asked prayers for her friend BeeBop. She immediately gave two of the crosses away to men at other tables.

Jerry (man who has had brain cancer) — He saw the cancer specialist this week who told him that all his numbers were improving. He had a reaction to medicine via patch so he will receive the medicine by injection instead. Jerry asked prayer that he would be able to keep his pain under control. His grandson Jarret is doing well. His “honorary niece” Christi has lupus. Neal is doing well with the artificial leg. His World War II veteran friend Nelson recently died. Nelson still had the telegram sent to his parents stating that he was missing in action. Nelson was about 90.

Carrie (woman) — We prayed that she would be the woman God wants her to be.

A whole family then came up for prayer, one by one: +Paige (9) and +Alexis (6), +a Joe the father and then the two girls brought the mother +a Betty for a cross and prayer.

Then four children came for prayer, one by one — each one bringing the next one for prayer: +a Tiashonai (girl 8 ), +a Julianna (10), +a TyJon (boy 14), and +a Aolmin (boy 12).

Albany Intercessor

A potpourri

May 30, 2013

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
      Jesus, please help us receive your Holy Spirit more and more into our lives. We want to find the liberty your Spirit has for us.

“Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren,” (Deuteronomy 4:9)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize and seize the opportunities you give us to share with our children and grandchildren the things we have seen you do.

But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29)
      Father, please help me seek you with all my heart.

Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and he shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:1-4)
      LORD, you are my delight and my hope. I lay aside all anxieties and fears and choose to place my trust in you. Help me to do the good you have planned for me to do. Thank you.

A word received: Be at peace — I AM with you.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Deut. 4:32-40; 2 Cor. 3:1-18; Luke 16:1-9
Friday: 31 * 35; Deut. 5:1-22; 2 Cor. 4:1-12; Luke 16:10-17(18 )

Albany Intercessor

Genesis 14:8-13, warfare continued

May 30, 2013

Genesis 14 is the only time Abraham went to war. Scripture in boldface, meanings of words in parentheses.

Genesis 14:8-13 Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

And the king of Sodom goeth out, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which [is] Zoar; and they set the battle in array with them in the valley of Siddim,

with Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goyim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with the five.

And the valley of Siddim [is] full of bitumen-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah flee, and fall there, and those left have fled to the mountain.

And they take the whole substance of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the whole of their food, and go away;

and they take Lot, Abram’s brother’s son (seeing he is dwelling in Sodom), and his substance, and go away.

And one who is escaping cometh and declareth to Abram the Hebrew, and he is dwelling among the oaks of Mamre (strength, fatness) the Amorite, brother of Eshcol (cluster of grapes), and brother of Aner (boy), and they [are] Abram’s allies.

Our Father in heaven,
Your wisdom is manifold, and the riches of Your Son Jesus Christ beyond measure. We praise Your holy name with stringed instruments and many voices. May Your name be magnified in heaven above and earth below. Holy is Your name.
Answer us when we call to you, O righteous God. Give us relief from our distress; have mercy on us and hear our prayer. Amen.

Psalm 4:1, Ephesians 3:8,10

Psalm 38:15-16

May 29, 2013

For in you, O LORD, I hope; you will hear, O Lord my God. (Psalm 38:15)
      Thank you, LORD, for hearing the cries of my heart.

For I said, “Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.” (Psalm 38:16)
      If I say, “My foot slips,” your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up. (Psalm 94:18 )

Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! (Psalm 38:21-22)
      Jesus, I look to you day by day to hold me up — you are the God of my salvation. Thank you.

A word received: Trust me and my Spirit. Continue to seek me and cry out for the work of my Spirit.

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Deut. 4:25-31; 2 Cor. 1:23-2:17; Luke 15:1-2,11-32
Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Deut. 4:32-40; 2 Cor. 3:1-18; Luke 16:1-9

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Prayer Table Report Tuesday 5/28 11:45 – 1:15PM State Street, Mark Pasko and Carol MacNaughton from St. Michael’s Colonie in front of Christ Church Schenectady, Mark brought his guitar, He played and sang praise music between prayers.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

++Jackie (man) – for his family, to prosper, and his grandmother’s health

+ Susan – (initally said no, but changed her mind after we prayed for Jackie) – to see her son Julius again.

Sabita – (lives next door and comes over when she sees the table go up) – more Jesus for her, for us, for the neighborhood

Tommy – came over when he saw Mark’s guitar.. he wanted to prayer for direction in life. He is splitting up with his wife. He stayed at the table while we prayed for other people. Mark let Tommy play his guitor – he played and sang “Turn, Turn, Turn” based on Book of Ecclesiastes. We encouraged him to come to Christ Church to hear the praise band.

+Roy – for everyone to be happy

Lee – addiction

+++ Jackie – (young mother with young boy and a baby in a stroller) – prayers for her brother Neal, a Marine, currently stateside, possibly going to Afghanistan. Recommended Psalm 91. (She had Carol write it on a piece of paper)

Van pulled up – home care provider looking for Albany street. Life Application Bible was on the front seat with her! Quick blessing.

+Kenya (young pregnant woman) – prayed blessing on the mother and unborn child.

Richard – walkby blessing while he was on his way to the doctor

++Mark – His children, his 16 year old daughter still struggling with the death of her mother, all children. He had an ear infection so we also prayed for that.

Patricia – Her health, the Church

Chakira – financial stability and a home

+Laura – healing all over

++ Enola – healing of her back and leg, addiction

+ Dina – seeking God, scared because she will be going to jail

Albany Intercessor

Genesis 14:4-7, warfare continued

May 29, 2013

Genesis 14 is the only time Abraham went to war. Scripture in boldface, meanings of words in parentheses.

Genesis 14:4-7 Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

twelve years they served Chedorlaomer (servant of Lagamar, goddess of the underworld), and the thirteenth year they rebelled. And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings who [are] with him, and they smite the Rephaim (Gentiles of enormous stature or shades, inhabitants of the netherworld) in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzim (restless, roamiing) in Ham, and the Emim (terrible ones, a numerous race of giants) in Shaveh Kiriathaim, and the Horites (cave-men) in their mount Seir, unto El-Paran, which [is] by the wilderness; and they turn back and come in unto En-Mishpat, which [is] Kadesh, and smite the whole field of the Amalekite (the first foe to attack the people of Israel after they had come out of Egypt as a free nation), and also the Amorite (mountain people, renown) who is dwelling in Hazezon-Tamar.

O Lord,
How many spiritual foes there are in the world.
But you, Lord, are a shield around us,
our glory, the One who lifts our heads high.
We call out to the Lord,
and he answers us from his holy mountain.

We lie down and sleep;
We wake again, because the Lord sustains us.
We will not fear though tens of thousands
assail us on every side.

Arise, Lord!
Deliver us, our God!
Strike all our enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.

From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.

Adapted from Psalm 3

2 Corinthians 1:21-22

May 28, 2013

Now he who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, (2 Corinthians 1:21)
Thank you, Father, for establishing us in Christ and anointing us to serve you.

who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. (2 Corinthians 1:22)
Father, thank you for giving us your Spirit of adoption whereby we can cry out to you, “Abba, Dad.”

A word received: Continue to pray for the work of my Spirit. See what I will do.

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Deut. 4:15-24; 2 Cor. 1:12-22; Luke 15:1-10
Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Deut. 4:25-31; 2 Cor. 1:23-2:17; Luke 15:1-2,11-32

Notes from the Front Line

***** Remember those who gave the last full measure:

The Malinta Tunnel Corregidore, The Philippines.

***** Prayer Table Report ST. ANN’s OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, May 27, 2014; 10-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Very little foot traffic due to Memorial Day holiday and the soup kitchen being closed across the street at Masonic Hall. But … some people showed up, and so did God! Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart at His table today.)

a– anointed with Holy Oil.
t– received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

GARY — He stopped for prayer for his wife JUDY, who he described as “not saved yet.” He is an elder from a church of another denomination and said he was delighted to see us ” … out here for the people.” He also asked for permission to pray for US, and we happily agreed.

YOUNG SPANISH=SPEAKING WOMAN — This young lady had expected the soup kitchen to be open and was disappointed not to get a meal for her daughter and son (no names), but we prayed for them and anointed the little boy and gave him a cross. The daughter and mother seemed surprised that we would want to pray for them, which is something that makes us prayer persons at the table feel badly. But … we are working on trying to change that mentality in our street culture here on the street and also in our congregation. For many people on the street, we are the only “church” they see and know.

Albany Intercessor

Genesis 14:1-3 warfare

May 28, 2013

Genesis 14 is the only time Abraham went to war. Scripture in boldface, meanings of words in parentheses. The alliance that was with Amraphel was composed of the combined armies of Babylon, Assyria, Persia and the Hittite Empire.

Genesis 14:1-3 Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

And it cometh to pass in the days of Amraphel (“sayer of darkness”, “The god Ammu is great”) king of Shinar, Arioch (“lion-like”) king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer (the Kudur-Lagamar, or ‘servant of the goddess Lagamar,’ goddess of the underworld, possibly counsel for prosecution of the newly dead in the underworld) king of Elam, and Tidal (“great son”) king of Goyim,

they have made war with Bera (son of evil) king of Sodom, and with Birsha (with iniquity) king of Gomorrah, Shinab (splendour of the father, father of changing) king of Admah, and Shemeber (lofty flight, name of force) king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which [is] Zoar (small, insignificance).

All these have been joined together unto the valley of Siddim, which [is] the Salt Sea;

Our Father in heaven,
We thank You for the gift of Your Son Christ

Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father

We thank You that the principalities represented by Amraphel, Arioch, Chedorlaomer, Tidal, Bera, Birsha, Shinab, Shemeber, and Zoar must bend their knee to Jesus and acknowledge that He is Lord.
O Father, You have installed Your king on Zion, Your holy mountain. He is Your Son. The nations are His inheritance. The ends of the earth are His possession. He will break the prinicpalities of evil with a rod of iron and dash them to pieces like pottery. Holy is His name. Amen.

Philippians 2, Psalm 2


May 27, 2013

Taps is a musical piece sounded at dusk, and at funerals, particularly by the U.S. military.

2 Corinthians 1:1-7

May 27, 2013

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: (2 Corinthians 1:1)
      Father, thank you for the apostolic witness of Paul and Timothy to the Church in Corinth. Thank you for the apostolic witness of Bill, Dan, and David to the Diocese of Albany.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:2)
      Holy Spirit, help us daily receive grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, (2 Corinthians 1:3)
      God of all comfort, in your mercy send your comforter, the Holy Spirit, upon all those who sorrow or are afflicted.

who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:4)
      Jesus, thank you that we can use the times of tribulation we have experienced to comfort others with the comfort we have received from you.

For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:5)
      Jesus, please help us receive your sufferings into our hearts so that we may also receive your consolation.

Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. (2 Corinthians 1:6)
      Father, thank you for our present afflictions, because we live in hope of Jesus’ transforming work in our lives.

And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation. (2 Corinthians 1:7)
      Holy Spirit, let our hope in Christ be steadfast. Thank you.

A word received: Pray for the work of my Spirit.

Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Deut. 4:9-14; 2 Cor. 1:1-11; Luke 14:25-35
Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Deut. 4:15-24; 2 Cor. 1:12-22; Luke 15:1-10

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Remember those who gave the last full measure:

The American Cemetary in Manila, The Philippines.

***** Christ Church Schenectady, Neighborhood Meal Prayer Table Report; Sunday, May 23, 2013. Chuck Rinaldo, Theresa Rinaldo and Larry Hubert
1. Judy – Son, Mike, is in prison. Pray for his protection, and for him to know Jesus as his Lord.
2. Kristian – He is on dialysis and has other medical problems. Pray for the Lord’s healing grace in his life. Pray for strength and peace; protection of his daughter Xianya.
3. Brandin and Jessica – His grandmother has cancer and is dying. He doesn’t know how to locate his Mom and Dad to let them know, and asking the Lord to help him find them. Pray for God’s strength and peace. Asked that the Lord will be with them in their relationship, and that he provides jobs for both of them.
4. Jessica’s friend Stephanie had her 4 children taken away. Pray the Lord will work things out in her life so that she is able to have them returned to her, and for His protection and provision of the children.
5. Devon and Emily are expecting a son in July. Pray the baby will be healthy and it will be a safe delivery. Lord’s provision for an apartment and steady work. God’s strength.

Albany Intercessor

Isaiah 6:1-8 and Psalm 78:1-4

May 26, 2013

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1)
      Father, please help us as you did Isaiah to come into your presence and encounter you.

Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:2-3)
      Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify your glorious name, evermore praising you and saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Glory be to you, O Lord most high. Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. (BCP)

And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. (Isaiah 6:4)
      Holy Spirit, shake us out of our lethargy and give us both a passion for Jesus and a passion to share Jesus with others.

So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts.” (Isaiah 6:5)
      LORD, we live in a culture filled with profanity and blasphemy — we are a people of unclean lips. Help us repent of this, help us recognize our need for your help.

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. (Isaiah 6:6)
      Holy Spirit, come with your cleansing fire.

And he touched my mouth with it, and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.” (Isaiah 6:7)
      Jesus, help us daily bring our sins to you so that you can make us clean again.

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8 )
      Here am I, LORD. Send me.

O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old — what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. (Psalm 78:1-4)

A word received 8/5/2012: Make this your prayer each day and make the choice to share my good news with the next generation.

A prayer received 8/5/2012: Help us to recognize the opportunities you give us.

A word received 1/1/2013: I want my people to reach out to the community.

Trinity Sunday; 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; Ecclus. 43:1-12(27-33) or Rev. 19:4-16; Eph. 4:1-16; John 1:1-18
Trinity Sunday: 29 or 13; Isaiah 6:1-8; Revelation 4:1-11; John 16:(5-11)12-15
Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Deut. 4:9-14; 2 Cor. 1:1-11; Luke 14:25-35

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Remember those who gave the last full measure:

Albany Intercessor

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

May 25, 2013

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa and Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko on Albany St. It was cold, raining, and miserable, but still the people came for prayer.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water

State St.

+Dave (man doing community service at Christ Church) — Prayed for protection and blessing.

a Tobias (regular) — He is struggling with depression and the need to be steady in Christ. He asked prayer for his church, One Body of Christ and for Lisa and Denise.

+Rob (man) — He asked prayer that he could find a good job and that his girlfriend would get off drugs.

+Richard (man) — He asked prayer for “faith”. When asked if he had ever given his life to Jesus, he said, “How do I do that.” I showed him how and he did. Later he passed us again and gave us a great big grin.

+Sabita (mom) and +Sean (teenage son) — She asked prayer for more of Jesus and he asked prayer for his mom.

++Kenny (man) — He asked prayer “that I will do what I am supposed to do each day and for world peace.” We also prayed for peace on the streets of Schenectady.

+Elijah (man) — He asked prayer “for this day,” and then added, “You have made my day.”

+Mike (man) — “for me and my family and that I will stop drinking.”

Anthony (man) — “that it will stop raining and for my girlfriend.”

+a David (young man) — He said that he had already given his life to Jesus and that he would never take it back again. He asked prayer for his money problems.

Will (regular) — He brought his two sons for prayer and for a blessing.

Debra (regular) — We prayed for her family and for Miss Mary and Mr. Willie.

Katy (regular)

Albany St.

Walk by – pray for the next generation

++ Michael (young man) – Christ to be in his heart, protect him, guide him. He also asks prayers for his mom, Yvette and took a cross for her.

+Leonard – When asked what he would like prayer for he simply said “I am an alcoholic”. We prayed for God to encourage him, help him break his addiction. He said he is a Christian. We encouraged him to speak with his social worker and pastor about getting into an AA program.

+Sesone – protection, success

++++++Desiree’ – we blessed her, her son, her nephew, her sister, her mom

+Raymond – prayers for everyone, ALL people

+Charles – his family, sobriety. He is not any recovery program, did not know where there were any so we pointed him to the Monday programs at Christ Church. After prayers he told us his wife and children had left him because of his problem with alcohol.

1 Timothy 6:6-12

May 25, 2013

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Timothy 6:6)
      Holy Spirit, bring us to that godliness which brings contentment.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. (1 Timothy 6:7)
      Jesus, help us lay up treasure in heaven by our words and deeds and faith in you, for it is certain we can take nothing with us.

And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. (1 Timothy 6:8 )
      Father, thank you for the food, clothing, and shelter you provide for me. Help me to reach out to those who lack these things.

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
      Jesus, I see that many are rushing to destruction by their desires for more possessions. Have mercy on them and on us.

But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. (1 Timothy 6:11)
      Holy Spirit, please help us flee what is harmful and pursue those things which will build us up in Christ.

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12)
      Jesus, please help us fight the good fight of faith. Clothe us with your full armor so that we will be equipped for the battle.

      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)

      Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, help us daily share the gospel with the next generation. Thank you.

Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; Deut. 1:1-8; 1 Tim. 6:6-21; Luke 14:12-24
Eve of Trinity Sunday; –; * 104; Ecclus. 42:15-25; Eph. 3:14-21
Trinity Sunday; 146, 147 * 111, 112, 113; Ecclus. 43:1-12(27-33) or Rev. 19:4-16; Eph. 4:1-16; John 1:1-18
Trinity Sunday: 29 or 13; Isaiah 6:1-8; Revelation 4:1-11; John 16:(5-11)12-15

Albany Intercessor


May 24, 2013

My husband, Rev. George F. Woodliff III, delivered this invocation at a dinner honoring the judiciary.–JW

Father in heaven,
You have created a world of beauty and order. You have given Your people Your holy law by which to live. You have raised up particular men and women to be judges of Your people. You have sent Your Son to be our Advocate and, on the Last Day, to be our Judge.
We ask Your blessing on this evening honoring the judiciary, and we ask Your special blessing on those judges here present. We thank You for their willingness to serve their community in this critical role. We ask now that You will grant unto them all of the gifts they will need to fulfill their duty. We ask that You give them the fidelity to the law possessed by Moses, the wisdom of Solomon, the courage of Deborah and Gideon, the righteousness of Samuel, and the heart of David. We ask that You protect them and their families from all harm. We pray that all of their judgments will be honest and true. And we ask Your blessing on everyone present here at on this dinner. We ask in the name of Jesus, our Advocate and Judge. Amen.

Psalm 16:1-3

May 24, 2013

Preserve me, O God, for in you I put my trust. (Psalm 16:1)
Father, help me daily place my trust and confidence in you.

O my soul, you have said to the LORD, “You are my Lord, my goodness is nothing apart from you.” (Psalm 16:2)
Jesus, you know all my sins and failures — I have no goodness or righteousness apart from what you do in me.

As for the saints who are on the earth, “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” (Psalm 16:3)
Holy Spirit, please help me daily delight myself in the fellowship you give me in the Body of Christ. Thank you.

A word received: LET my love have its way. LET me cast out your fear.

Friday: 16, 17 * 22; Ruth 4:1-17; 1 Tim. 5:17-22(23-25); Luke 14:1-11
Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; Deut. 1:1-8; 1 Tim. 6:6-21; Luke 14:12-24

Notes from the Front Line

***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Dear friends,
This Friday 24-7 Prayer Ireland and others host #TheBigAsk at St. Anne’s Cathedral with a special focus on the CHURCH. This is an evening when people from all over our nation will join to pray, worship and tell stories that we hope will equip, inspire and reignite the church in Ireland again.
FRIDAY 24 MAY, 7.30PM at St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast
We encourage you to be part of it.
Yours in Christ, David
Canon David A McClay | Rector of Willowfield Parish Church

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 23, 2013, 5:10 – 6:10 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell, 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

Two people came up and asked for “the wooden cross”.

+a Louis (man) — “for a job”

+a Jodi (man)

+a Josh (young man from the previous 2 weeks) — He got into a fight at school, had a black eye and a bruise on his forehead. We prayed for healing, protection, and wisdom.

+Vadic (man) — [He talked to us for several minutes and none of the 3 of us could understand a word he said.]

Gary — Steve and Becky (Gary’s daughter) and their new daughter, Molly Jean, are all doing well. They are coming East in June to go house hunting.

+a Bruce — He gave thanks for the healing of his thumb. He asked prayer for his father Norman who is 92. Norman’s wife Leila recently dided. They would have been married 70 years in July. Norman is home alone.

+Sharon — He son Andre just graduated from college with a degree in Electrical Engineering and is looking for a job. Sharon needs healing of her right knee and healing of her relationship with her other son Mark. She also struggles with depression.

+a John (young man) — His girlfriend Javena is locked up. We prayed that she would find freedom in Christ.

+a Kenny (man) — He was released from prison a couple of weeks ago. He has been clean of drugs for four years. We prayed that he would stay clean of drugs.

+a Carrie (woman) — She asked for healing of her left arm and relief of pain so that she can sleep at night.

++a Vika (young woman) — Her mom, Judy, is really sick and Vika is going to visit her. We prayed for an anointing on Vika’s ministry to Judy.

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