Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

August 2, 2013

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, August 1, 2013 5:15 – 6:00 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

a Smiley (regular) — He came to give thanks to God for all his blessings and that they had handled 230 people coming for dinner on Tuesday.

Vicky (woman volunteer) — She asked prayer for her son Calvin in Boston that God will raise up a witness he can hear.

+a LuAnn (woman near tears) — She has more burdens than she can handle. She gave them to Jesus.

+a Gwen (woman) — She is going to have surgery on her ankles.

+a Tammy (mother) — She has just been told that she is a border-line diabetic and her son +Anthony

++ Tess (woman volunteer) — She asked prayer for an 82 year old woman named +Joan that she had pulled from a ditch. She also asked prayer for Christian and Jake (who prayed for us last week) who are at SoulFest in New Hampshire.

Luke 7:31-37

August 2, 2013

Again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon, he came through the midst of the region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee. Then they brought to him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put his hand on him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers in his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then, looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. (Mark 7:31-35)
      Jesus, open our ears and our hearts to your word.

      Holy Spirit, please help us speak your words. Remove the impediment that keeps your people from sharing the gospel freely.

Then he commanded them that they should tell no one; but the more he commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it. (Mark 7:36)
      To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; (Ecclesiastes 3:1,7b). Father, there are times for speaking and times for keeping silent. Please help us by your Holy Spirit to recognize each time for what it is and act accordingly.

And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” (Mark 7:37)
      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) 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 ) Lord, I pray that you will send more laborers out into the harvest fields. Here am I, send me.

A word received: Surrender your choices to me.

A word received: Bring your problems to me. I love you.

Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73; 2 Samuel 5:1-12; Acts 17:1-15; Mark 7:24-37
Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; 2 Samuel 5:22-6:11; Acts 17:16-34; Mark 8:1-10

Albany Intercessor

Yemen–righteousness and justice

August 2, 2013

Our Father in heaven,
The people of Yemen deal with so many injustices, and they try to solve these problems with violence. Teach them Your ways. Turn their eyes to solving problems for their families by walking in You, walking in the light of the Lord. Guard them from worshipping their tribal identity and the work of their hands. Help them to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Grant the men of this nation the wisdom to walk in humility.
We pray that Your name will be exalted over Yemen. May her leaders come to know Christ and rule their land in righteousness and justice.
We pray that aid opportunities for Christian workers will open up. May there be new means and methods for the nation to meet the economic needs of its people. Teach them how to farm. Reveal to them new crops for the nourishment of their children. We bless the land and their agricultural production. Amen.

Micah 4, Isaiah 2

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