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
      OuaSade
      Qualon
      Yanise
      Charlie
      Alexandria
      Precious
      Quinton
      Ivory
      QNiyh
      Joe
      (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


Yemen-bloodlines

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


Yemen–Socotra

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


Luke 10:29-37

July 28, 2013

But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29)
      Lord, our neighbors and the harvest fields are all around us — give us eyes and hearts to see them.

Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?” And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10:30-37)
      Holy Spirit, help us go forth and do likewise: bandage up the wounded and provide for the lost and the least.

      Father, thank you for the innkeeper who was willing to take in the injured man and care for him. Help us do the same.

Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; 2 Samuel 1:17-27; Rom. 12:9-21; Matt. 25:31-46
Proper 12 Closest to July 27: 138; Genesis 18:20-33; Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13
Monday: 56, 57, [58] * 64, 65; 2 Samuel 2:1-11; Acts 15:36-16:5; Mark 6:14-29

Albany Intercessor


Yemenite Jews

July 28, 2013

From Wikipedia: Yemenite Jews are those Jews who live, or whose recent ancestors lived, in Yemen. In 1948, the Israeli Proclamation of Independence flung wide the gates to the immigration of Jews from all countries of their dispersion. In Yemen lived the oldest Jewish community in the world. The overwhelming majority of Yemen’s Jewish population was transported to Israel. Most Yemenite Jews now live in Israel, with some others in the United States, and fewer elsewhere. Only a handful remain in Yemen, mostly elderly.
Yemenite Jews maintain the tradition of reading the Torah in the synagogue in both Hebrew and the Aramaic Targum (“translation”). Each verse of the Torah read in Hebrew is followed by the Aramaic translation, usually chanted by a child. Every Yemenite Jew knew how to read from the Torah Scroll with the correct pronunciation and tune, exactly right in every detail. Each man who was called up to the Torah read his section by himself. All this was possible because children right from the start learned to read without any vowels. The results of their education are outstanding, for example if someone is speaking with his neighbor and needs to quote a verse from the Bible, he speaks it out by heart, without pause or effort, with its melody.
Like most other Jewish communities, Yemenite Jews chant different melodies for Torah, Prophets (Haftara), Megillat Aicha (Book of Lamentations), Kohelet (Ecclesiastes, read during Sukkot), and Megillat Esther (the Scroll of Esther read on Purim). Unlike in Ashkenazic communities, there are melodies for Mishle (Proverbs) and Psalms.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Father in heaven,
Your words, read and sung aloud by the Jews in Yemen for millenia, are living and active.

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

We stand in agreement with Your words over this land. Moreover, since Your words were sung twice, once in Hebrew (the language of Moses) and once in Aramaic (the language of Jesus), we ask for a double portion of Your purpose in Yemen. Your kingdom come, Your will be done in Yemen as it is in heaven. Amen.


2 Prayer Table Reports from today (Please pray for these people)

July 28, 2013

Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:15 – 10:40 a.m. Louise Popa, Darlene Chesnut, Elaine Carrubba, and Torre Bissell on State St.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water
NT–New Testament

+a Chris (alcoholic drug addict) — He confessed his sins to Jesus, accepted him as Lord and Savior and accepted God’s forgiveness.

+a Maxine (woman) — She asked prayer “for my family and my health.”

+a Tobias (regular) — We prayed for steadiness for him and that he set free from guilt-trips. He asked prayer for Pastor Shalmon, Pastor Flowers and Simone.

+a Alexis (woman) — She confessed her sins to Jesus, accepted him as Lord and Savior and accepted God’s forgiveness.

+Michael (man) — We prayed for God’s blessing and protection and that he would be the man God wants him to be.

Ashub (man in a rush and unable to stop) — “I want to become a Christian.”

+a Robert (man) — “That I will be guided in the decisions I make.”

+a Thomas (man from Ghana) — We prayed for God’s provision and protection for him.

+a Joe (man on a bike who rode past us and then came back for prayer) — His grandmother died two weeks ago. We prayed for peace and comfort for him and for protection as he rides his bike.

+aNT Moses (regular) — He is diabetic with severe problems with his pancreas and kidneys. He has lost 5 lbs in the past week. We led him to 2 Timothy 1:7, “God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

+a Shemir (teenage boy) — We prayed that he would keep on a good path.

+a Terrance (teenage boy) — We prayed for God’s blessing on his music making and that he would keep going good and steady.

Connie — She said she now has 5 years clean. She asked prayer for her roommate Dawn who has seizures. She also asked prayer for Martin who has blood clots in his legs.

Steve (regular) — We prayed for God’s blessing on his business and that he would be able to pay his bills and that he would prosper.

Henry (man) — He asked prayer that things would go well for him and that he would finish his community service.

Lisa (from across the street) — He brother Larry is dying of cancer.

+Leshon (young woman) — She and her sister are looking for a place to live.

Prayer Table at the March for Jesus in Jerry Burrell Park 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Torre Bissell

+ Sequan (young boy) — “For everybody in the world.”

+a Raymond (man) — “That everybody has a better life.”

+a Chris (woman) — “For peace at my job and for a better job.”

+ Shanti (girl) — “Jesus”

+a Nequan (early teenage boy) — “That I will make movies.”

+a Miles (young boy) — “That people will be nice to one another.”

+a Angel (young girl) — “For my life.”

+a Tajimere (young boy) — “For all the angels in the sky.”

+a Orlena (big sister) and +a Emily (young sister)

+a Maurice (man) — He is trying to get business back off the ground and that God would take care of his family.

+Alexis (woman) — “For my family’s health.”

+a Rontrell (teenage boy) — “For my family to be safe.”

a Kaysej — “Family”

+ Malay (young girl) — “For my family.”

+a Rashid (young man) — He confessed his sins to Jesus and asked for forgiveness. There was joy on his face when I told him he was now clean.

+ Manard (man) — “For family”

+a Nigel (young man) — “Keep safe”

+a Adam (man) — “For a safe journey for friends driving from South Carolina.” +a Daniel (man) — “For direction in my life. Both men gave their burdens and sins to Jesus and received with joy the news that they were now clean.

+a Sonya — “For my family.”

+a Tony (man) — “Direction in life.”

Luz and Hediberto — I prayed for their marriage and rejoiced that they are back together again.

+ Reece (Older man) — provision and protection

+a Jeremiah (young teenage boy) — I prayed he would grow into the man God wanted him to be.

Tracy (woman) — “For my son Jamal who is sickly and has 3 kids and whose wife just passed away.”

+a Bernice (older woman) — She was hit by a truck back in the 1950s and still has a bad leg.

+a Sherri and +a Drew — They asked prayer for “all the changes” they are going through.

+a Kim (woman) — She said, “My life is in disorder.” She confessed her sins to Jesus, accepted him as Lord and Savior and accepted God’s forgiveness.

a [already had a Dennis Adams cross on] Linda — She has a pulmonary condition. The Lord healed her of last stage cancer years ago and lives in the hope of a present healing.

+a Frances (woman) — “For peace in my family.”


Psalm 55:6-8

July 27, 2013

So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. (Psalm 55:6)
      Lord, help us find that place of rest that you have for each of us. Help us find our rest in your arms of love.

Indeed, I would wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. (Psalm 55:7)
      Holy Spirit, so often I want to hide out from the responsibilities of life — help me to be steady in you.

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.” (Psalm 55:8 )
      Holy Father, there are so many storms in your church and among your people; help us escape from the tempests that blow around us and find our rest in your arms. Thank you.

Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); 2 Samuel 1:1-16; Acts 15:22-35; Mark 6:1-13
Sunday: 24, 29 * 8, 84; 2 Samuel 1:17-27; Rom. 12:9-21; Matt. 25:31-46
Proper 12 Closest to July 27: 138; Genesis 18:20-33; Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13

Albany Intercessor


Yemen–child marriages

July 27, 2013

From The Gospel Coalition: According a U.N. report, 14 percent of girls in Yemen are married before age 15, and 52 percent are married before age 18. In some rural areas, girls as young as 8 are forced to marry much older men. (A three minute video is of one girl recounting her escape.)

Proverbs 31:8 (GNT)
Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless.

Our Father in heaven,
We humbly ask You to raise up advocates for the voiceless and the helpless, the child brides of Yemen. Amen.


Yemen–slavery

July 27, 2013

From Al Arabiya News: Although slavery has been officially banned in Yemen, the laws are not universally enforced. A 2009 report by the human rights ministry found that males and females were still enslaved in the provinces of Hudaydah and Hajja, in northwest Yemen. The authorities do not want to get into a conflict with the powerful tribes, who form the backbone of Yemeni society.

From Yemen Times: In Haja, the Wethaq Foundation recorded a total of 190 slavery cases for 2012.

James 5:1,4 (New Living Translation)
Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. . . . For listen! Hear the cries of the field workers whom you have cheated of their pay. The wages you held back cry out against you. The cries of those who harvest your fields have reached the ears of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

Lord Jesus,
You are the door to freedom for the enslaved around the world. May they open their hearts to You and find themselves in the spaciousness of Your presence, away from the strife of tongues and the hand of the enemy.
O Lamb of God, You have laid down Your life for the poor and oppressed.
O Door of Hope, open a portal in the heavens over them.
O Strong Deliverer, ride forth and rescue Your children from enemies that steal, kill, and destroy.
O Good Shepherd, come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.
Come, Lord Jesus. Come! Amen.
Psalm 31, John 10


Mark 5:25-34

July 26, 2013

Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, “If only I may touch his clothes, I shall be made well.” Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. (Mark 5:25-29)
      Father, please help each of us, help me, to have the faith to reach out and touch Jesus and be healed of our afflictions.

And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that power had gone out of him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched my clothes?” But his disciples said to him, “You see the multitude thronging you, and you say, Who touched me?’ ” And he looked around to see her who had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. (Mark 5:30-33)
      Jesus, I am the one who reached out. I have nothing to plead but my hope in you.

And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.” (Mark 5:34)
      Holy Spirit, please help me hear Jesus speak those words to me: that my faith in him has made me well and that I can go in peace healed of my afflictions. Thank you.

A word received: Be obedient to my word to you.

Friday: 40,54 * 51; 1 Samuel 31:1-13; Acts 15:12-21; Mark 5:21-43
Saturday: 55 * 138,139:1-17(18-23); 2 Samuel 1:1-16; Acts 15:22-35; Mark 6:1-13

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:20 – 6:00 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

+Christian and +Jake (youth workers from Grace Chapel Jonesville) came over and prayed for us. We were really touched by that.

+Jake (group leader for the youth workers from Grace Chapel)

Dan — He asked prayer for safety as he goes kayaking on a week’s vacation this coming week. His daughter Shannon is doing better.

+a Steve (young man) — We had prayed for his father a couple of weeks ago. Steve has given his life to Christ and was baptized while he was in jail for a felony.

+a Sandra (woman) — “For my mother Francis who has cancer.”

+++++Jerry (regular) — God has been keeping him well. He is back at work part time. He asked prayer for his friends: Bob who had a heart attack; Neal who is doing OK; Rich who needs help with his legs; and Pakin who has back problems.

+aBible Harold — We asked him if he had ever given his life to Christ and he said, “Yes.” We asked him if he had taken it back and he said, “Yes, sort of.” We said we thought it was time to give it back to him again and he agreed. He confessed his sins to Jesus, accepted him as his Lord and Savior, and rejoiced that he was now clean from sin. We underlined Ephesians 1:5 and Romans 8:15 which told him he had been adopted as a child of God. He rejoiced in this. His birth father died three years ago and he misses him. He was glad to know that he now had a father he could cry out to in times of need.

Albany Intercessor


Yemen-the Empty Quarter

July 26, 2013

The Empty Quarter is the largest sand desert in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, including most of Saudi Arabia and areas of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and northern Yemen. The region is classified as “hyper-arid”, with typical annual rainfall of less than 1.2 inch. Daily maximum temperatures average at 117 °F and can reach as high 133 °F. In 2006, a scientific excursion explored the Empty Quarter. They discovered 31 new plant species and plant varieties, as well as 24 species of birds that inhabit the region. This fascinated scientists as to how they have survived under the harsh conditions of the Empty Quarter.

Psalm 107:33-42 (AMP)
33 He turns rivers into a wilderness, water springs into a thirsty ground,

34 A fruitful land into a barren, salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

35 He turns a wilderness into a pool of water and a dry ground into water springs;

36 And there He makes the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation,

37 And sow fields, and plant vineyards which yield fruits of increase.

38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly, and allows not their cattle to decrease.

39 When they are diminished and bowed down through oppression, trouble, and sorrow,

40 He pours contempt upon princes and causes them to wander in waste places where there is no road.

41 Yet He raises the poor and needy from affliction and makes their families like a flock.

42 The upright shall see it and be glad, but all iniquity shall shut its mouth.

O give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His steadfast love endures forever. His steadfast loves endures in the Empty Quarter of Yemen.
Father, we see through a glass darkly and do not fully comprehend what spiritual realities led to the desertification of the Empty Quarter. We cry out for the mantle of wickedness over the Empty Quarter in Yemen to be cast off. Like the sparrow in her wandering, like the swallow in her flying, so the causeless curse does not alight. Pour out a spirit of confession and repentance upon this people so that the curse upon this region will be without cause.

O give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His steadfast love endures forever. His steadfast loves endures in the Empty Quarter of Yemen.
Yet even in this vast desert, life survives. You Lord God made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is therein. You made the Empty Quarter. We declare a multiplication of life in the Empty Quarter in Yemen–a multiplication of spiritual life and natural life.

O give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His steadfast love endures forever. His steadfast loves endures in the Empty Quarter of Yemen.
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. You, Lord, keep the truth forever. You, Lord, execute judgment for the oppressed, give food to the hungry, loose the prisoners, open the eyes of the blind, and raise them that are bowed down. You love the righteous. You preserve strangers and give relief to widows and orphans. The way of the wicked You turn upside down.

O give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His steadfast love endures forever. His steadfast loves endures in the Empty Quarter of Yemen.
You shall reign forever in the Empty Quarter of Yemen. We give the Empty Quarter in Yemen a new name–The Full Quarter.
Pour contempt upon the demonic princes that control this desert. Make them wander in trackless wastes.
As the righteous walk through the Empty Quarter in Yemen, may their feet tread upon the lion and the adder, the young lion and the dragon, the arachnids and rodents.
Turn the wilderness into a pool of water and dry ground into water springs. Raise up the poor and needy from affliction and make their families like a flock. Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman wakes but in vain. May they build houses and keep cities through You, Lord God. Amen.
Proverbs 26:2, Psalm 146, 127:1, 91:13

Previously posted December 2012


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