Psalm 72:1-4

July 31, 2013

Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king’s Son. (Psalm 72:1)
      Holy Spirit, guide the President and the Governors of this nation so that their hearts are turned into your ways and they do your judgments and righteousness.

He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. (Psalm 72:2)
      Father, raise up judges at the Federal, State, and local levels of government who will judge your people with righteousness and your poor with justice.

The mountains will bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. (Psalm 72:3)
      Jesus, bring peace to our land and righteousness.

He will bring justice to the poor of the people; he will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor. (Psalm 72:4)
      LORD, save and rescue the children of this land. We cry out to you for all those children caught up in the foster care system. Break the yoke of their bondage and get them into homes where they can be loved and nurtured. Thank you.

A word received: Find your rest in me.

Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; 2 Samuel 3:22-39; Acts 16:16-24; Mark 6:47-56
Thursday: [70], 71 * 74; 2 Samuel 4:1-12; Acts 16:25-40; Mark 7:1-23

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Prayer Table Report, 7/30 State St., Schenectady 12:05 – 1:10PM, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and his guitar, We were out of crosses, forgot to refill…

Diana – (repeat from last week) – forgiveness, acceptance, love

Rudley – prayers for his health, he has had 2 strokes. We also prayed over his pills he had with him. (He stopped by a 2nd time to say thank you for the prayers)

Maxcine (repeat from last week) with 7 young childrens (ages 4-6) in tow. We prayed for patience for her and the kids to learn patience! We also did a circle prayer where each person asked prayer for one item or gave thanks
      (Maxcine wrote out the names! looks like she included some not with her)

Maria – (only spoke Spanish) – needs a job

Lonnie – (repeat from last week) – needs a job

Roberta – her health, she fell and has a double concussion, brain tumor (cried a little when prayed for)

Tobias (reprt from last week) – encouragement, protection from evil, safety in his walk with Christ

Albany Intercessor


July 31, 2013

Our Father in heaven,

The Canaanite Rahab said,

I know that the Lord has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.

The Moabite Ruth said,

Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.

By her acknowledgement of Your greatness, You brought redemption to Rahab’s bloodline, for her life was spared, she married Salmon, and gave birth to Boaz.
Through her devotion to You, Boaz redeemed Ruth’s late husband’s bloodline, and redemption came to her ancestor Lot’s bloodline. Ruth gave birth to Obed, the father of Jesse, the father of David.
Father, we cry out for the people of Yemen. May they recognize that You are God in heaven above and on earth below. Stir their hearts to acknowledge You and cleave to You. Your Son Jesus paid the purchase price for the land and for their bloodline with His Blood.
Lord Jesus, You are their Redeemer. Just as Boaz bought all that was Elimilech’s and Chilion’s and Mahlon’s from Naomi, just as he purchased Ruth the Moabitess to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, redeem the land and the bloodline of Yemen, we pray. Make her Your bride. Amen.

Previously posted December 2012

Mark 6:30-32

July 30, 2013

Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. (Mark 6:30)
      Jesus, please help us to “touch base” with you day by day and report in to you how the ministry you have given us is going.

And he said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves. (Mark 6:31-32)
      Holy Spirit, help us spend time going aside with Jesus away from the distractions of ministry.

      Father, help us spend time with you as Jesus did — coming to you in prayer and in peace. Help us find rest in your arms Father — to be your children and in your care. Thank you.

A word received: Come to me for my peace.

Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; 2 Samuel 3:6-21; Acts 16:6-15; Mark 6:30-46
Wednesday: 72 * 119:73-96; 2 Samuel 3:22-39; Acts 16:16-24; Mark 6:47-56

      Notes from the Front Line

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN’s OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, July 29, 2013, 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Gorgeous, sunny day … for a change! 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.

MAN WALKING BY — Waved and said “God bless you!”

BROOKE — Prayed for her to be freed from drug addiction and to get her life back on track. The Lord knows the details.

t–JOEL — Asked for prayers for the repose of the soul of his female cousin “Bogie” (nickname) who passed away two days ago.

DAVID — Needed prayers for ongoing financial difficulties he has had all year.

a–REBECCA — One of our regulars. She has had problems with both ears the last month or so. Her ears ARE healing, but now she is having problems with the onset of glaucoma in her right eye. We asked for healing for her eye and gave thanks for the healing that has taken place in her ears, and that it be completed.

Albany Intercessor


July 30, 2013

Socotra is a Yemeni island at the entrance to the Gulf of Aden, one of the most active and strategic shipping lanes in the world. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all tapped the treasures of Socotra’s natural world: aromatic resins such as frankincense, medicinal aloe extract, and the dark red sap of the dragon’s blood tree, used for healing and as an artist’s color. Afterward, the island served mostly as a way station for traders.
Today the island is an important center of biodiversity. The island is very isolated, and monsoon winds make it impossible to reach for half the year. Through the process of speciation, a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as the most alien-looking place on Earth.
Tradition holds that the inhabitants were converted to Christianity by Thomas the Apostle in AD 52. On his way to India Thomas was shipwrecked on the isle of Socotra, and he used the wreckage of the ship to build a church. According to the ancient account of the missionary endeavors of Saint Thomas entitled The Acts of Thomas he did visit a mysterious island while in route to India and preformed miraculous feats there. In the 10th century, an Arab geographer stated that in his time most of the inhabitants were Christians. The islands passed under the control of the Mahra sultans in 1511 by Islamic jihad.

Psalm 24
Of David. A psalm.

1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it;
2 for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.

3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,

who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god.
5 They will receive blessing from the Lord
and vindication from God their Savior.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, God of Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, you gates;
be lifted up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, you gates;
lift them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of glory may come in.
10 Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord Almighty—
he is the King of glory.

Our Father in heaven,
Surely there were heavenly portals with angels ascending and descending when Thomas performed miracles on Socotra. We humbly request that these heavenly portals be opened for the King of glory to come in.
Does not the martyrs’ blood cry out to You from the ground?  We invite the King of glory to go to Socotra, and we claim the promise that Socotra will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Oh, for the wreckage of the centuries to be built into a church! Amen.

Genesis 4:10

PrayWay prayer profile

Psalm 56:3-4

July 29, 2013

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you. (Psalm 56:3)
      Thank you, Jesus, for being trustworthy.

In God (I will praise his word), in God I have put my trust; (Psalm 56:4a)
      Father, thank you for sending your living word, Jesus, to us. I put my trust in you.

I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? (Psalm 56:4b)
      Holy Spirit, perfect love casts out fear — fill me daily with your love and your presence. Thank you.

A word received: Do not prejudge what I or others will do. Wait on me and the work of my Holy Spirit.

A word received: Ask for hearts that are made new by my Spirit.

Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; 2 Samuel 2:1-11; Acts 15:36-16:5; Mark 6:14-29
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; 2 Samuel 3:6-21; Acts 16:6-15; Mark 6:30-46

      Notes from the Front Line

Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Healing Ministry in every parish, July 29 Grace Church, Mohawk -The Rev’d William Wheelerl; The Rev’d Canon Robert Haskell, The Rev’d Nelson Lundberg

***** Christ Church Schenectady, Neighborhood Meal Prayer Table Report, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Chuck Rinaldo and Theresa Rinaldo
+Kay – Moving from Scotia back to Schenectady in Sept. and is very excited about coming back. Praying that God work out all details for the move.
Florence – Asked for God’s provision of a second job.
+David – Pray to have God’s grace to enable him to overcome his daily struggles.
+Emmett – He is Christian, but is struggling to deal with the little things in his surroundings. Prayed for God’s grace and peace in his life.
++Judy – Son, Mike, is in prison. Pray for his protection, and for him to know Jesus as his Lord.
Kevin – to be able to stay straight and to get a job.
+Sharon – Layed hands on her for the painful headache. She also has neighbors upstairs who are dropping things on the floor and making a lot of noise. First we prayed for her neighbors to be considerate.
Rianna – (2nd grader) She loves to sing asked that we pray for her to get a Karaoke machine.
Tianna – Prayed for the memory of her baby cousin, Kailey who just died.
Maryum – Prayed for the memory of her great grandmother who she loved very much.***** Zion Colton Prayer Table, Cold Brook Dr., Jo An Ferris, Fri. July 26,2013 10am –11:30 am, upper 6o’s low 70’s Sunny

lady walking by —no thank you

a—Bruce—- Had slowed as went by then stopped to ask a lady what was going on –I heard her say –“I don’t know” after I had asked her if she wanted prayer. So –i walked down to where he was. He asked if I was taking donations . No just praying for people. Prayed for the house he is building on a pond.

Man on a cell phone as he drove—prayed for safety

Verizon driver —sign of peace as he waved

Ed—tooted and waved, smiling

A neighbor —hearty wave

lady driving by –slowed and looked –didn’t wave

boy walking –no thanks—looked back to see what the cloth said

6 no waves–prayed they would come to know the Lord

Albany Intercessor

Iraqi violence

July 29, 2013

From Fox News: Violence and political instability have increased across Iraq since a coalition of Al Qaeda terrorists freed hundreds of prisoners in a jail break.

Exodus 23:28 (New International Version)
I will send the hornet ahead of you to drive the Hivites, Canaanites and Hittites out of your way.

Dear Lord,
Iraq is suffering chaos and violence. If any persons in that nation start out with evil intent, we beseech You to send swarms of hornets to stop them from carrying out their evil tasks. Commission Your holy angels to protect the innocent from violence. Amen.

Yemen-ethnic people groups

July 29, 2013

From Joshua Project–list of people groups in Yemen
From Joshua Project–description of Yemeni Arab
From Joshua Project–profile of northern Yemeni
From PrayWay–profiles of multiple people groups

Matthew 28:18-20 (MSG)
Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”

Our Heavenly Father,
Did not Ruth come to Boaz at the threshing floor where he separated the chaff from the wheat? Did he not spread his garment over her and take her under his protection because she was a virtuous woman?
Christ Jesus is the kinsman redeemer of the Christians in Yemen. We cry out for Him to spread His garment over them and take them under His protection.
We plead that His garment will stem the flow of blood and heal this land, just as it healed the woman with the issue of blood. We pray that disciples will make disciples who will make disciples across the breadth of Yemen, and we claim the promise that Jesus will be with them to the end of the age. Amen.
Ruth 3:6-14

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