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 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and he knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if it is your will, take this cup away from me; nevertheless not my will, but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

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***** 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

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