Luke 22:39-42 and Galatians 5

June 30, 2013

Coming out, he went to the Mount of Olives, as he was accustomed, and his disciples also followed him. When he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and he knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if it is your will, take this cup away from me; nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:39-42)
      A word received: Make the choice to desire my Father’s will above your own.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize every yoke of bondage for what it is and reject it.

For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (Galatians 5:13)
      Jesus, help us show forth your love to one another.

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:14)
      Father, as you did with the Good Samaritan, give us eyes to see those in need around us and love them with Jesus’ love.

But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another! (Galatians 5:15)
      (Blessing adapted from the Anglican Christian community in Ceylon, Pakistan, and India:)
      May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, who is mightier than all the hosts of Satan, and more glorious than all the angels of heaven, abide with us in our going out and our coming in; by day and by night; at morning and at evening; at all times and in all places.
      May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, protect and deliver us from the wrath of evil persons; from the assaults of evil spirits; from foes invisible; from the snares of the Evil One; and from all low passions that beguile the soul and body.
      May the Name of Jesus protect and deliver us.
      And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with us this day and always. Amen.

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16)
      Jesus, please help us daily walk in your Spirit. Thank you.

A word received: Don’t be afraid. I have you in my hand.

Sunday: 118 * 145; 1 Samuel 10:1-16; Rom. 4:13-25; Matt. 21:23-32
Proper 8 Closest to June 29: 16 or 16:5-11; 1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21; Galatians 5:1,13-25; Luke 9:51-62
Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; 1 Samuel 10:17-27; Acts 7:44-8:1a; Luke 22:52-62

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
      As you may be aware, the social and political situation in Egypt is filled with unrest. Archbishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, Bishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa and President Bishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East has issued a letter to all in the Anglican Communion to pray against violence in Egypt. I would like to encourage all of you in the Diocese to pray for peace in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, that the tensions would ease and the love of Christ prevail.
      The letter from Archbishop Anis is below, or you can read it by clicking .
      Faithfully your Brother in Christ, +Bill

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Darlene Chesnut Torre Bissell on State St. and Carol MacNaughton 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
199–“199 Promises of God”, a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
NT–New Testament

State St.

Steve (man) — We prayed that the Lord would prosper him and lead him in starting up his business.

a Tobias (regular) — He keeps trying to live the Christian life on his own and needs to be steady in some Christian fellowship. We prayed for steadiness for him.

+aNT Joe (young man rode up on his bicycle) — He confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God’s cleansing forgiveness. We showed him Romans 8:15 and Ephesians 1:5 which speak of the adoption as sons that God has prepared for this. He got a huge smile on his face at this good news.

Deacon Alan Hart — He came by to anoint Torre as Torre prepares for retirement. July 3rd is my last regular day at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and July 4th is Independence Day!

+a James (man) — He was on his way to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.

+a Charlie (young man) — He asked for prayer about his anger issues.

+a199 Corey (young man) — He came and prayed for us and prayed for forgiveness of his sins. He accepted the cleansing from sin that Jesus offered him.

+a Latara (young woman) — She had just had a wisdom tooth pulled Friday and was still in pain.

Darlene — She asked prayer for travel mercies for her family as they come for a visit.

+++ Sherry and 2 children — She asked for prayer as she visits her children and for a good visit.

+a Moses (regular) — We gave thanks for his continued sobriety.

+ Terry — Has a job interview Monday at 11:00.

+a Eric — Engineer in need of employment. We prayed that he would release his problems into Jesus’ care.

+a Donny (man, drunk) — We prayed that God would provide help and bless him and bring him to sobriety.

a Paula (regular) — We prayed for her whole family, children and grandchildren, and for her husband John that he would not fall.

Lomai — Asked prayer for Carrol who has possible cancer.

Mike — Prayer for God’s priorities.

Ken (man) — We prayed that he would be steady in God.

Albany St. 9:35 – 10:40, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and his guitar

+ Randy – he said “Everytime I pray, it comes true!” We blessed him.

Anonymous walk by.. “boy, do I need prayer” but did not stop. Please do pray for him!

++ Estelle – an apartment, also prayers for her son Isaiah to come home

+ Bishon (been to the table before) admitted he had already been drinking today – prayers to reform his life, help with his struggles with alcohol, pray that he sleep well (he got goose bumps on his arms as he was prayed for)

+ Alfredo – a van was driving by, pulled over to get a cross – we blessed Alfredo the driver and his friends who jumped out to get the cross.

+++++ Jessica – prayers for her family (husband Peter and 3 children) and the neighborhood

++ Ricky – prayer for his pastor Felicia and her family as she returned to their church, all his his family (wife Adrianne), and the community

++ Tashina – was past talking on the cell phone but turned around and came back) prayers for her to be strong, successful, and to stay focused on her life with Christ, also her cousin Shabar who was shot 9 times this monring in NYC,

+ Kamil – (young man) – his health, removal of a fever

+ Scott – (very young man – about 10) – his school

+ Emmanuel – strength, courage, and wisdom

Anonymous – asked us to pray for the Terry family – (family with 4 killed in the fire several weeks ago and 1 child severely burned)

Albany Intercessor

Pray for Egypt

June 28, 2013

Thanks to Kendall Harmon for posting this prayer alert from Abp. Mouneer Anis about the increasingly inflamed situation in Egypt.

Please pray for Archbishop Mouneer and all the Christians in Egypt. May the Lord give them great wisdom and grace in the midst of this “storm” and keep them safe.

Read the update from Archbishop Mouneer.

Psalm 102:1-7

June 28, 2013

A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come to you. Do not hide your face from me in the day of my trouble; incline your ear to me; in the day that I call, answer me speedily. (Psalm 102:1-2)
      Father, hear the cries of your children; hear the cries of the lost and the least. Answer us speedily.

For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned like a hearth. My heart is stricken and withered like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread. (Psalm 102:3-4)
      Holy Spirit, let your river of living water flow through us.

Because of the sound of my groaning my bones cling to my skin. I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert. I lie awake, and am like a sparrow alone on the housetop. (Psalm 102:5-7)
      Jesus, come to us in the night times when we lie awake and remind us of your love for us. Thank you.

Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; 1 Samuel 9:1-14; Acts 7:17-29; Luke 22:31-38
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; 1 Samuel 9:15-10:1; Acts 7:30-43; Luke 22:39-51

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, June 27, 2013, 5:15 – 6:30 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

John (young man from last week) — His bronchitis is now healed.

+a Anthony (young boy) — When we asked what he wanted, he said, “Jesus.”

+a Joann (teenage girl) — “headaches and pain”

+a Charlie (man) — He has a job now and his 1-1/2 year old grandchild is doing well.

Josh (young man) — He wants to come to the City Life program of Youth for Christ.

Peter (man) — He is trying to find a new apartment. He just bought a car for his 17 year old daughter. He hasn’t had a drink in 32 years. He plans to have a glass of wine on his hundredth birthday (he is now 68 ).

++a Lisa (woman) — Her son age 17 died 3 years ago and she is still mourning her loss. She has been sober for 11 days. We also prayed for her neice +a Josephine.

+Kathy (woman from last week) — She is still grieving her father’s death, was weeping in Jean’s arms.

John (man) — He lost his job, depressed, he has learning issues.

++++++Janice — She took 6 crosses to hand out to others and asked prayer for her foster son Stephen.

Albany Intercessor

Luke 22:24-27

June 27, 2013

Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves. (Luke 22:24-27)
      Holy Spirit, give us all servants hearts. Bless all those who are called to the deaconate, but help us all hear your call to go forth into the harvest fields as your servants.

A word received: Pray for ears that listen to me and hearken to my word.

Then he said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Luke 10:2)
      Holy Spirit, move our hearts to pray daily that you will send forth laborers into the harvest fields. 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 )

Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; 1 Samuel 8:1-22; Acts 6:15-7:16; Luke 22:24-30
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; 1 Samuel 9:1-14; Acts 7:17-29; Luke 22:31-38

      Notes from the Front Line

***** All Saints Cathedral Prayer Table report 6/27/13 A bit cloudy, but so far no rain. Dcn. Plaske, Beth Collum, Jana Lingo
Jana – Kay, who broke her collar bone
Nelson Mandela – peaceful time
Beth – Peter, recovering from cancer surgey.
Sue – Deb, husband’s peaceful passing from cancer.
Paul – Bishop Ball, David J, Tripp, and Mick Montinio – heart transplant.
FHS, Jana

Albany Intercessor

Luke 22:19-20

June 26, 2013

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” Likewise he also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you. (Luke 22:19-20)

      We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord whose property is always to have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. (BCP)

      Jesus, please help us throughout this diocese find new life in your word and sacraments. Help us go forth into the harvest fields proclaiming the cleansing power of your blood. Thank you.

A word received: Give thanks with a grateful heart.

Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; 1 Samuel 7:2-17; Acts 6:1-15; Luke 22:14-23
Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; 1 Samuel 8:1-22; Acts 6:15-7:16; Luke 22:24-30

      Notes from the Front Line

***** 6/25 Prayer table report, State Street Schenectady 2:15 – 3::25 pm, Carol MacNaughton and Mark Pasko
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

++++ Stefanie and her 3 children – Breasia, Lorriona, Jasen, Jayieen – we blessed the family, with safety, God’s love and a wonderful loving summer.

+ Shanoah – needs a job, financial stress, anxiety

+ Tedric – general overall prayer

++Xavier (young man) – he asked prayers for Delores a 70 year old woman in the hospital with heart issues

+ Alexis – financial security and she is fighting depression. (She had ridden in a taxi, saw us give a friendly wave, and knew she had to come back for prayer. You could see a change in her face after we prayed for her!)

++ Holly – asked prayer for her young cousin Caleb who was in an accident and broke his tibia and fibia in one leg. (Was excited when we told her Caleb was a might man of God in the Bible)

+ Steven – prayers for his finance Jojonna to be saved. (Asked about service times at the church)

Priest and Theresa – prayers for housing and mental health

+Orlando – two requests – 1) for his family fighting over an earthly inheritance 2) the children of our nation

Anonymous – “No, I don’t want a prayer… but God knows I could use one.” So we blesed his remotely Please pray for him.

Young man (almost 12) – depression, helplessness, removal of spirit of suicide

***** Prayer Table report ST. ANN’s OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, June 24, 9:45-10:45 a.m.; in front of our church on Division Street. Warm, muggy … not a lot of people around today. Becky Hadley, Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)

a– anointed with Holy Oil.
t– received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
b– received one of our leftover church bulletins of Sunday.

RENEE — For relief of pain she has been having from recent operation.

b, t,t,t — DASHAN and young son DAMIEN and even younger daughter (no name given) — This young mother and her two children stopped, and the mother gratefully sought prayer for safety and protection for her and her family. She took a church bulletin and said she was interested in coming to our 8 o’clock service next Sunday.

t,t — HECTOR (son) and DAVID (father, 70-ish man) — This pair of primarily Spanish-speaking men were surprised but happy to find out that we wanted to pray for them. We all joined hands and bowed our heads and we prayed for health, safety and preservation for these men. They then gratefully took crosses and put them on!

JOHN — He was with a woman walking with a cane. He nodded his head as we asked if we could pray for them for anything, but he said “We can’t stop now. we’re on our way to the doctor’s office for her appointment.” We prayed for both of them as they continued down the street.

b,t,t — MELISSA and STEVE — This very serious and sad-looking couple stopped and asked where it was that ” … they are giving out a free meal.” We directed them to the Soup Kitchen across the street. (The Masonic Temple across the street has it every Monday, which is why we chose Monday to have the prayer table out on that morning.) When we asked if they wanted prayer as well, they gladly accepted our offer. Melissa said, “We’re homeless right now.” We prayed for them to get a roof over their heads as soon as possible and that the Lord will provide for them.

a,b — REBECCA — She asked for continued healing in her ears. She came last week for prayer because of pain she was feeling in both ears. She saw a doctor on Friday who helped relieve the pain, but it has not cleared entirely. We anointed her ears with Holy Oil and prayed for continued and complete healing.

As we closed the table, we also prayed for KARI, DAVID and ETHEL. The Lord knows the details.

Albany Intercessor

Acts 5:27-29

June 25, 2013

And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them, saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood on us!” But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men. (Acts 5:27-29)
      Holy Father, I pray that such an accusation can be brought against every parish in this diocese: that we have filled our community with the doctrine of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of sins and the victory over death and the grave.

      Holy Spirit, make Jesus my daily light and my salvation so that I shall fear no one. He is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? (See Psalm 27:1)

      Jesus, please help us in all things and in every situation to find the freedom to make you known to others. Thank you.

Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; 1 Samuel 6:1-16; Acts 5:27-42; Luke 21:37-22:13
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; 1 Samuel 7:2-17; Acts 6:1-15; Luke 22:14-23

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Prayer Table , Zion ,Colton on Cold Brook Dr. Tues. June 17, 10-11:30am Jo Ferris

Ed— reitired pastor —toot, tooot, toot and toot as he passed

a —Jackie—-sure–asked for prayers for a friends Great Dane that has cancer and it’s owners –the dog has about 3 months.

Sally –stopped to say “Hi”—it is good what you are doing. “no thanks for prayer” then said she would like prayers for a plant she had put in the ground. She asked that it would survive –it seems like it is drowning.

A lady walking—waved and went to the other side of the road— When she returned I aske d”would u like prayer” –no thanks.

2 on bicycles— Just said “hi ” to me and kept peddling. I prayed for their safety as they cycled.

Albany Intercessor

Psalm 89:1-9

June 24, 2013

I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 89:1)
      Father, help us make known your faithfulness to the next generation.

For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up forever; your faithfulness you shall establish in the very heavens.” (Psalm 89:2)
      Jesus, you are faithful and true — let your love and mercy follow us all the days of my life.

“I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn to my servant David: (Psalm 89:3)
      Holy Spirit, thank you for calling and anointing your servant David.

‘Your seed I will establish forever, and build up your throne to all generations.’ “ (Psalm 89:4)
      Jesus, your throne is established forever to all generations.

And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints. (Psalm 89:5)
      Jesus, help us praise you in the assembly of our people.

For who in the heavens can be compared to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD? (Psalm 89:6)
      Father, there is no one else like you, showing love and mercy to a thousand generations.

God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him. (Psalm 89:7)
      Father, help us truly hold you in awe and reverence.

O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty like you, O LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds you. (Psalm 89:8 )
      LORD God of hosts, mercy surrounds you and your faithfulness. Thank you.

You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them. (Psalm 89:9)
      Jesus, when the oceans rage around us, we hear your words, “Peace, be still.” Thank you.

A word received: Look to me with trust and hope.

A word received: Cast aside whatever gets in the way of knowing me.

Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; 1 Samuel 5:1-12; Acts 5:12-26; Luke 21:29-36
Tuesday: 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95]; 1 Samuel 6:1-16; Acts 5:27-42; Luke 21:37-22:13

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Check out The Jesus Film Project link: Here is a part of our ministry that uses short films to reach younger adults

***** All Saints Cathedral prayer table report
From: Jana Lingo
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 8:24 PM
Torre, Deacon sue asked me to take over the reporting 6/19/13, Dcn Plaske, Candy P, Jana Lingo, Hilda H. Sunny, but Windy and 72 Degrees
Connie – a regular Roy,Tarika,Jim, and Jackie (accident)
Greg- prayer for brother mark -brain tumor with symptoms of regrowth
Hilda – dealing with co-workers
Candy – Blessings for her family and provisions – thank you for many answered prayers!
FHS, Jana

Albany Intercessor

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report

June 22, 2013

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 22, 2013, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Louise Popa, Terry Volpe, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Tonie Loveless 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
199–“199 Promises of God”, a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible

State St.

+Derrick (young man) and + Najeera (young cousin) –“for my family”

+a Tobias (regular) — “I want to stay firm with God.” He has a battle with loneliness. He confessed his sins and accepted God’s forgiveness. He asked prayer for Dianne, Lisa, Ragena, and Sharon.

+a New Testament Bartholomew (man) and also got a cross for his girlfriend +Llyasaia — He confessed his sins to God and accepted God’s forgiveness.

+Pick (man) — He asked a blessing for protection and guidance.

+Tonie — Her daughter was badly beaten by a young man who came to the prayer table a couple of weeks ago.

++199 Halia (daughter) — She asked prayer for her sisters; and +Florence (mom) — “My husband works 3rd shift and gets angry when the children make noise.

+a199 Jason (regular) — Continued prayers for sobriety and for a job.

+a199 Pria (young woman) — “for my family”

+a199 New Testament Carlton (man) — “I have diabetes, lung cancer, and heart disease. As we were praying for him his son +a Albert came along and we prayed for him as well. Carlton and Albert went away together.

+a Shawn (young man) — Very fatigued — he was up all night with his daughter Cameron who is sick.

a [He already had a Dennis Adams cross on.] Andrew (man) — He needs an apartment. He told us his church (First Methodist on State St. below the MVP Building) serves free breakfasts every Sunday morning from 8:30-9:30. Their service is at 10:00 and many stay for the service.

Patricia — She needs to get her Social Security check and a place to get a shower.

+a199 Chris (young man) — When he came to the table he was VERY down. We led him to confess his sins to the Lord and accept God’s forgiveness. Then we told him he was now clean. He went away with a radiant smile.

Albany St.

+Calvin — Drugs

+John — Life problems with the world (+his baby and job/protection)

+James — He asked prayer for his daughter Jaleen.

++++Joyce — Asked for crosses

+Sonny — Drinking and drugs

+Marquis — money problems

Janet — Health and that she would stay clean

++Natalie — Prayer for her son CJ who just dropped out of school.

[As Mark was play his guitar the birds enjoyed him.]

Psalm 90:1-6

June 22, 2013

LORD, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. (Psalm 90:1)
      LORD, please help us daily find our dwelling place in you.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God. (Psalm 90:2)
      You are our God — you formed us from the dust of the earth. We shall return to dust, but you are everlasting and on the Day of Resurrection we shall arise to be with you forever.

      “I know that my redeemer lives, and he shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me!”

You turn man to destruction, and say, “Return, O children of men.” (Psalm 90:3)
      Jesus, all our ways are in your hands. Help us daily surrender our wills and agenda to you and your purposes.

For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night. (Psalm 90:4)
      Father, each day we receive from you is another day of blessing. Thank you.

You carry them away like a flood; they are like a sleep. in the morning they are like grass which grows up: in the morning it flourishes and grows up; in the evening it is cut down and withers. (Psalm 90:5-6)
      Holy Spirit, please help us grow up and flourish for your purposes. Thank you.

A word received: Listen, listen to me — I AM speaking to you.

Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; 1 Samuel 4:1b-11; Acts 4:32-5:11; Luke 21:20-28
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; 1 Samuel 4:12-22; James 1:1-18; Matt. 19:23-30
Proper 7 Closest to June 22: 63:1-8; Zechariah 12:8-10; 13:1; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 9:18-24

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Check out The Jesus Film Project link: Here is where you can watch all of the finished languages Just scroll down and click on the map to see the names of countries then click on the languages.

***** Dear Torre et al,
      After nine years and two months of ministry at Ctk, the Lord has moved us on. It has been a privilege to serve the Lord in the capacity of director of the healing ministry. Lynn and I certainly have met, known and watched God at work in so many of you. It has been a wonderful experience exploring, and being a witness to, the healing presence of God with you all.
      It has also been very humbling to be on the receiving end of your prayers. As you know, October 23rd 2009, was the night I very nearly died of H1N1 swine flu. I have no doubt whatsoever it was your prayers that brought me back from the brink of death. It feels like that whole experience has filtered down to two words: to God, to doctors, to nurses, to my bride, and to you, “THANK YOU.”
      “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
      We certainly have met some amazing people in the last “sixth” on my life!
      Please pray that Lynn and I will continue in the Lords work of healing, a mission and calling one really does not retire from! We are being led to move south. Thank you for your prayers, love and support. We have very fond memories of the diocese. We missed you at the convention after attending the past thirteen of them!
      Please keep in touch and pray for the new ministry of “By His Wounds, Inc.”
      Be well, do good works, and for the sake of God, love one another.
Much love and healing blessings. Thank you and God bless us, one and all. Fr. Nigel+ and Lynn.
(757) 716-7812

***** From Dennis Adams of North Carolina who makes our crosses for us: my friend Jim Bernier has cancer again. Help us pray for him

Albany Intercessor

Luke 21:1-4

June 20, 2013

And he looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and he saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So he said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.” (Luke 21:1-4)
      Holy Spirit, please help us give of ourselves and our resources as this poor widow did. Help us to hold nothing back from serving Jesus.

      Jesus, move in our hearts and help us give as this widow did — trusting our Father in heaven will provide all that is truly needed.

      Dad, thank you for providing for us and our children and grandchildren and theirs all these years. Thank you for your faithfulness. Help me to be a faithful father just as you are. Thank you.

Thursday: [83] or 34 * 85, 86; 1 Samuel 2:27-36; Acts 2:22-36; Luke 20:41-21:4
Friday: 88 * 91, 92; 1 Samuel 3:1-21; Acts 2:37-47; Luke 21:5-19

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Check out The Jesus Film Project link: Here are all the languages we have finished

***** Christ Church Gilbertsville Weekly Announcements: “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. (Luke 8:39)
      Jesus, please help us do the same.

Albany Intercessor

Acts 2:16-21

June 19, 2013

But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: (Acts 2:16)
      Help us, Holy Spirit, hear and receive the words of this prophecy.

‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh; (Acts 2:17a)
      Jesus, pour out your Holy Spirit upon all of us.

Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, (Acts 2:17b)
      Jesus, we pray that our sons and daughters will hear and speak your word.

Your young men shall see visions, (Acts 2:17c)
      Father, we ask that the young men of this diocese will see visions of you and your kingdom.

Your old men shall dream dreams. (Acts 2:17d)
      I have been young, and now am old (Psalm 37:25a). Help me, Lord, dream and speak of you and your work among us.

And on my menservants and on my maidservants I will pour out my Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. (Acts 2:18 )
      Father, pour out your Spirit upon all your servants so that they speak your word. Renew in our day the wonders of your Pentecost.

I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapor of smoke. (Acts 2:19)
      Holy Spirit, help us see and recognize the signs and wonders you are doing among us.

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. (Acts 2:20)
      Come soon, Lord Jesus; come soon!

And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.’ (Acts 2:21)
      Jesus, send us out into the harvest fields where we will help many to call upon your name and be saved. Thank you.

A word received: Give thanks for my “Nos” as well as my “Yeses”.

A word received by a friend: While reading Acts 2, the Word: “Lord fill me with Your Spirit,” just jumped off the page at me.

Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; 1 Samuel 2:12-26; Acts 2:1-21; Luke 20:27-40
Thursday: [83] or 34 * 85, 86; 1 Samuel 2:27-36; Acts 2:22-36; Luke 20:41-21:4

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Check out The Jesus Film Project link: If you want to go on a Jesus Film Project mission trip here is that website

***** 6/18 Prayer table report, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and his guitar on State St., Schenectady, 12:15 – 1:45. +–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

Sabita – more Jesus!

+ Sean – (Sabita’s son) – more of Jesus in his life and peace in his life

+ Boogie – seeking God, we prayed for God to be in his heart

++ Wanda – prayer for her grandkids who have been taken from their mom, Also prayers for her boyfriend Tito who was hit by a car

++++ Loretha – pain in her body, her son Robert who in prison, and her son Jesse – who is currently homeless with a girlfriend and 2 children.

++ Luz – be to be healthy, resolution of her acid reflex (had her nephew with her)

++ Melissa (came with Luz, had a young girl on a stroller) – needed help with her rent. We sang “Jesus Loves Me” to the little girl who then gurgled happily and waved at us as they left.)

+Tamieka – her financial situation, she is about to lose her house, and needs a job

+Amanda – she was in a rush to work but was really looking at the crosses so we did a very quick blessing.

+ Art – (came up on his bicycle and joined in the singing of the chorus to Alleulia) – prayed for Mark! Then stayed to sing, pray and speak with a few people until we left.

++ Priest – (yes, that is what the young man said his name was) We prayed for housing for him and his fiancee Theresa

+++ Ruth, Marcos, and their young son James – we prayed for family and provision

++Shamell – he initially asked prayer for family, then part way into the prayer he explained he and his wife want a baby. So we became more specific.

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, June 17, 9:45-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Absolutely gorgeous warm, sunny morning … for a change! Lots of foot and vehicle traffic. We had our highest number of visitors come to His table since we started this Monday ministry back on July 9 of 2012. We do not measure success in numbers, but it is still gratifying to see more and more people come. Becky Hadley, Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)

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

a–ETHEL — This 80-ish woman is a regular. She has a bad left thumb and wrist which she sustained over the winter falling on ice as she was delivering food to friends she visits every day. She walks all over downtown Amsterdam doing this! We prayed for healing for her wrist and anointed her wrist and thumb.

t,t — FRANK and KASHAON — This was a father and his stepson who stopped for prayer for Frank’s mother MYRA, who is having heart problems lately. We prayed for healing for Myra and for protection and preservation for Frank and Kashaon.

RENEE — We prayed for successful back surgery for her.

a–REBECCA — This young lady is a regular. In fact, she was the very first-ever visitor to the table last July 9th. She asked for prayer for her left ear, which is stopped up and giving her pain. She has a doctor’s appointment for this Friday to have it flushed out. In the meantime, she is very uncomfortable and is not tolerating the medicine she was prescribed to take. We also prayed for protection and safety for MICHAEL, the infant she takes care of every afternoon.

JAY — Requested prayers for his ex-girlfriend — but still a dear friend to him — TERI, who is experiencing ” …severe job discrimination” where she works Jay said she is “not respected” by the men she works with. (She is the only woman employee in the office.) We prayed that Teri would either find peace in this workplace or else discern that is time to go somewhere else, if possible.

t–MARCUS — This pleasant man stopped by and asked for prayers for “… things to keep going well” for him. We prayed for continued happiness, good health and protection/preservation for Marcus.

t,t — ANGELA and CHASTITY — Angela (young mother) asked for ” … just a blessing for each of us!” for herself and her teenaged daughter Chastity. We thanked God for their good health and prayed that it would continue and they would both come to walk in His footsteps and come to know the Lord in an exciting, new way!

JOHN — This Irish gent (“My name’s McNally!” he said to us as he greeted us cheerily) wondered why we were out there. When told it was to pray for anyone who came by and wanted prayer, he said “Well, count me in!” he said, and we prayed for his general good health and well-being.

a, t — CLARA with three young boys (no names) — She was very worried and sad but also very eager for prayer for ANGEL, a young man who Clara said is in some kind of trouble. “He needs protection and all our prayers because of where he’s going.” She did not elaborate; the Lord knows the details. We prayed for Angel to be safe and to come to know God better, and for peace of mind and for strength for Clara and the boys.

***** TheShaws -Kazakhstan, Check out their blog:
Prayer Focus Update-The Abayev Family Hear ” The Story”
      This past sunday was fantastic. We’ve been praying as a family and had you praying for some of our focus relationships here. A family day was planned with the “ABAYEV Family ” at our home for swimming, cherry picking, and time together. Saturday, I found myself having day dreams of sharing “The Story” with the husband of the family. Instead of reasoning with myself of why it wasn’t a good idea, boldness and confidence filled my heart. Sundays, we typically have a family worship and study time in the Word using Julia’s Kid’s Picture Book. Our past week’s memory verse for her was John 3:16. We all know it, ” God so loved the world that he gave his only son”.
Spirit Of Liberty
      When The Abayevs arrived we invited them to join our family worship time and they agreed. The kids and moms were quickly obsorbed into a nearby play room and I found myself sitting with the husband, the Book in Russian, the Book in English, and the Kids Picture Book. There was a spirit of liberty and I was able to freely share about what Jesus has done over the next hour as well as my personal experiences with Christ. His heart was open and agreeable. Our time ended with me sharing that I believed what Jesus did for me is for every person in the world including him. That Jesus reveals this truth through people, dreams, and miracles.
A family Member Healed
      I was able to share a miraculous story from last week. Ella’s twin sister was very ill this past week experiencing sever stomach and back pain. She was growing worried unaware of the cause and the symptoms were worsening quickly. Traveling to the cafe with Julia I called to see if she would like me to drop off Julia. I wasn’t aware of the serious condition she was in. She explained that she was growing worse and unable to do anything needing to seek medical attention. I told her Julia and I would pray for her and I hung up the phone. We said a short prayer in the car for her and continued with our day. The next day she testified of how she was instantly relieved of the symptoms and healed at the very moment we were praying! What a powerful testimony of the real living God, Jesus Christ at work right now.
Prayer Focus:
      We are praying that this story and the words we shared about Jesus would bring revelation of the Truth to this family! Please join us in praying that this week, Jesus would reveal himself and bring deeper revelation to them. Be encouraged, God seeks his children like a father would for his lost son in a crowd. I believe this past Father’s day, Papa God was seeking for these lost kids of his, longing for them to be found.
      The Shaws – Preston, Ella, Julia, James.

Albany Intercessor

Psalm 78:1-4

June 18, 2013

Give ear, O my people, to my law; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength and his wonderful works that he has done. (Psalm 78:1-4)
      Holy Spirit, raise up in every parish in this diocese men and women who will have a heart to share the gospel with the next generation.

      Jesus, please help us recognize the opportunities you give us to share with the next generation what you have done.

      Father, we pray that you will pour your Holy Spirit into our hearts and empower our witness to the next generation. Thank you.

But he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him. Psalm 32:10b (NKJV) A word received: My mercy surrounds you.

Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; 1 Samuel 1:21-2:11; Acts 1:15-26; Luke 20:19-26
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; 1 Samuel 2:12-26; Acts 2:1-21; Luke 20:27-40

      Notes from the Front Line

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Albany Intercessor

G8 summit

June 18, 2013

June 17-18

In the beginning God separated the Light from the darkness (Gen. 1:4), and He continues to desire to turn our darkness into light (2 Samuel 22:29). We once were darkness but now, as we believe in Christ, we are Light and we are to live as children of the Light. The fruit of the Light is found in all that is good and righteous and true, causing us to seek those things that please the Lord (Ephesians 5:8).
God is all Light. In Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the Blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. (I John 1:5-7).

Dear Heavenly Father,
How breathtaking is Your generosity. Your gifts reach beyond our comprehension through time and space. We thank You for the gift of light and life, for the sunlight, moon, and stars, for the gift of Your Son, the Bright Morning Star.
Jesus is the Light of the world. His righteousness fills the skies. May we worship Him as long as the sun shines and the moon gives light for ages to come.
We confess that in ages past, our Celtic, Roman, Viking, and tribal ancestors worshipped sun gods and sky gods. We leave them to Your judgment and mercy, dear Lord. If there be any residue of evil in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland from the pagan worship of our ancestors, let it fly as darkness from light.
Bright Morning Star, come forth to Northern Ireland, cast out devils and put sickness to flight. Cleanse the G8 summit from all uncleanness and all evil, so that no pestilence may abide, no hidden wiles of the enemy may remain, and so that they may work in peace and safety.
Arise, Sun of Righteousness, with healing in Your wings. Arise. Amen.

Acts 1:4-8

June 17, 2013

And being assembled together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” he said, “you have heard from me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” (Acts 1:4-5)
      Jesus, baptize us anew with power and fire of your Holy Spirit. Give us the strength of character to wait on you and your timing. Thank you.

Therefore, when they had come together, they asked him, saying, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And he said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in his own authority. (Acts 1:6-7)
      Father, thank you that you are the only one who knows the day and the hour of the restoration — such knowledge would be too heavy for us to bear.

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 )
      Holy Spirit, as you give your power, also give us your guidance so that we will know the harvest field you have for each of us to enter. Thank you.

Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; 1 Samuel 1:1-20; Acts 1:1-14; Luke 20:9-19
Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; 1 Samuel 1:21-2:11; Acts 1:15-26; Luke 20:19-26

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Check out The Jesus Film Project link: Here is a video that explains the process of doing a language in the Jesus Film

Albany Intercessor

Jesus the Homeless (statue)

June 17, 2013

New bronze statue of Jesus as a homeless person.

Deuteronomy 15:11
For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’

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