August 20, 2013

From The Times of Israel

Israeli and Jewish targets all over the world are likely to be sought out by terrorist organizations in the coming weeks, the Israeli government’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned in strikingly strident tones on Monday, listing dozens of countries where it said it had “concrete” indications of a terrorist threat.
It cited concerns about terrorist acts timed to coincide with the forthcoming Rosh Hashana (New Year), Yom Kippur and Succot festivals, and also said that the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US was likely to be “a favored period” for al-Qaeda and other global jihadist groups to attempt to carry out acts of terrorism.

Nehemiah 8:10b (KJV)
. . . for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Our Father in heaven,
We join our voices with the six-winged seraphim and cry, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” Your glory is manifest in the land and seas of Israel. The heavens over Israel declare Your glory, and the firmament proclaims Your handiwork.
We join the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders, ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” May our praise be heard in the heavens over the nation of Israel and the children of Israel around the globe. Amen. Amen. Amen.
Psalm 19:1, Revelation 5:11-14


Mark 11:27-33

August 20, 2013

Then they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to Him. And they said to Him, “By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority to do these things?” But Jesus answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one question; then answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things: The baptism of John–was it from heaven or from men? Answer Me.” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘From men’ “–they feared the people, for all counted John to have been a prophet indeed. So they answered and said to Jesus, “We do not know.” And Jesus answered and said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.” (Mark 11:27-33)
      Holy Spirit, convict the hearts and minds of the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church and help them acknowledge Jesus’ authority over them.

      Father, we live in a generation where everyone does what is right in his own eyes (Judges 21:25). Have mercy on us.

      Jesus, please help the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church accept the authority of the Scriptures over them. Thank you.

Tuesday: [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127]; 2 Samuel 18:9-18; Acts 23:12-24; Mark 11:27-12:12
Wednesday: 119:145-176 * 128, 129, 130; 2 Samuel 18:19-23; Acts 23:23-35; Mark 12:13-27

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Christ Church Coxsackie Prayer Table Report, Saturday, 8/17, 2013, 12pm- 6pm, Carol MacNaughton, Tony Humler, Dianne Roosa and Gary Roosa at Riverside Park, Coxsackie.
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***** Prayerline of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Monday, August 19, 2013 5:25 PM
Please pray for all the people in Egypt and particularly the Christians who are under attack.

Albany Intercessor

Honduras–drug trafficking

August 20, 2013

From Wikipedia: When the US Drug Enforcement Administration set up its first office in Tegucigalpa in 1981, its resident agent “rapidly came to the accurate conclusion that the entire Honduran government was deeply involved in the drug trade.”…

In December 2009 the head of Honduras’ anti-drug smuggling operations, Gen Julian Aristides Gonzalez, was assassinated in Tegucigalpa. Journalist David Meza was assassinated in March 2010; he investigated drug trafficking within Honduras, and reportedly received death threats in 2010, according to the El Tiempo newspaper. Another reporter, Nahúm Elí Palacios Arteaga, was also assassinated in March 2010.

Christ Jesus,

You cleansed Mary Magdalene of seven demons, and her name is Your first recorded word spoken after Your resurrection. What a high privilege to be the first witness!
For millennia, the land of Honduras has known paganism, human sacrifice, political exploitation, slavery, violence, poverty, and now drug trafficking. Lord, have mercy! Redeemer, Savior, Risen Lord, have mercy and cleanse this land. We yearn for Honduras to have a place of honor at Your second coming. Have mercy, Lord. Have mercy. Amen.

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