Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So he called his disciples to himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.” (Mark 12:41-44)
Holy Spirit, guide us in our giving. Please help us find the freedom to give as this poor widow did.
Jesus, you are our provider — help us daily trust in you for our needed provision.
Father, please give us this day’s bread. Thank you.
A word received: Keep your eyes on me when things are difficult.
Notes from the Front Line
***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM, NY (Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 — 10 to 11 a.m. in front of our church at 37 Division Street. Very warm, sunny day. 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.
a–ETHEL — Prayed for continued healing in the left wrist she broke last winter when she slipped on the ice while delivering meals to friends.
JAY — Has a weight problem. We prayed for him to be able to lose weight in a healthy way.
YOUNG LADY — Prayed for her because she was on her way to the dentist and she was scared.
t–MARIA — Asked prayer for her oldest son JUSTIN, who has been making some bad decisions lately. She wanted prayer that he will start associating with “a better crowd.”
IRENE — Waved at us and smiled. (Two weeks ago she came for prayer to stop hating someone who hurt her.)
t,t –JACOB and JACOB — Two middle school friends with the same name! One of the boy’s grandmother died recently and he had asked for prayer at last week’s table for his mother, LOIS. Both boys got prayer for safety, protection and good health.
t–RAMON — Requested prayer ” … for my life to be blessed.”
DAVID — Prayed for continued help in paying his bills.
***** Warrior Welcome Home Retreat in Australia
From: Rob Sutherland
We are looking to run our next Warrior Welcome Home Retreat in Sydney from 9 – 12 September in Sydney. Prayers from your wonderful network would be greatly appreciated. Please pray that those who God wants to heal through this ministry will come and pray for the team that God will give us wisdom and strength and guidance as we prepare.
Chaplain Rob Sutherland, 0406 767 757, firstname.lastname@example.org