Psalm 20:1-5

August 31, 2013

May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you; (Psalm 20:1)
      Jesus, we look to you to defend us.

May he send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion; (Psalm 20:2)
      Holy Spirit, you are our helper.

May he remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. (Psalm 20:3)
      Father, we offer our lives to you and all that we possess.

May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose. (Psalm 20:4)
      Jesus, we pray that our heart’s desires will line up with your kingdom purposes.

We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions. (Psalm 20:5)
      Father, we rejoice in all that you are doing for us through your Holy Spirit. Thank you.

A word received: I AM in charge. Keep looking to me for direction.

Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; 1 Kings 7:51-8:21; Acts 28:17-31; Mark 14:43-52
Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; 1 Kings 8:22-30(31-40); 1 Tim. 4:7b-16; John 8:47-59
Proper 17 Closest to August 31: 112; Ecclesiasticus 10:(7-11)12-18; Hebrews 13:1-8; Luke 14:1,7-14

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Book Recommendation from a friend [which I concur with, Torre] I just finished an AWESOME book on the persecuted church and the power of prayer. It’s a novel called Safely Home, by Randy Alcorn. I very very highly recommend it!!!

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, August 31, 2013, 9:15 – 10:35 a.m. Louise Popa and Torre Bissell on State St. and David Haig and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates was anointed with Holy Water
199–“199 Promises of God”, a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible

State St.

A car stopped in the street in front of us and the people waved to us and said, “See you tomorrow.”

+Letitia (young woman) — “provision and protection”

+Ellis and Patricia — Ellis stopped and asked for a cross.

+a Stephen (young man) — He gave his life to Jesus when he was baptized in prison. He asked prayer for a job and for his father’s health. We have prayed for Stephen at the Schenectady City Mission several times.

+a Luis (bottle guy) — We prayed for provision for him.

Dave — He asked prayer for his daughter Shelly (17) who has Graves disease. We prayed for correct diagnosis, treatment, and healing.

+ Keith (bottle guy) — He asked prayer that he would find enough bottles to make his rent payment.

+a Tamara (woman) — She “returned to give God thanks”. She asked prayer for an elderly man she is caring for: Michael (73) who has had a brain injury and for his daughter Cheryl.

+a Emmanuel (regular, man) — He was rejoicing because he got a job which starts this coming Tuesday. We prayed he would be a success at it.

Steve (regular) — Still trying to get insurance to start his business.

Richi (a long-time regular) — He asked prayer for his wife Felicia who works in an animal shelter and is trying to save the lives of two kittens that were abandoned by their mother in the park. He also asked prayer for his brothers Vee and Ravi (Ravi’s wife just had a baby)

+199 Kathy (woman) — She is having issues with heart problems. Prayers for restoration of relationship with ex-husband.

a Paula (regular) — Her mom Patsy passed away this summer.

+a Jamal — He received the Lord two weeks ago when we prayed with him. He said that yesterday a man held a gun on him and he was not afraid because he knew that if he died he would go to heaven. Jamal was overflowing with joy.

+a199 Rose (woman who parked across the street and came across the street for prayer) — Her mom, Helen had a mild stroke. We prayed for Helen’s healing and for Rose’s daughter and grandchildren. When she crossed back over the street she showed the man who had driven her the book “199 Promises of God” we had given her.

Ron, The Bus Driver — slowed, honked, and waved to us.

+a199 Elaine (woman) — She asked prayer for good physical health and more of Jesus in her life. She come to NA meetings at Christ Church.

a199 John (Paul’s husband, see above) — We prayed for healing of his shoulder, neck and knees, healing throughout his body.

a Tobias — We continue to pray for steadiness in the Lord for Tobias. He wants to be baptized with water. We prayed that he would also be baptized with the Holy Spirit. He asked prayer and healing for the following people: Pastor Randal, Pastor Sanders, Pastor of Covenant Community, Dianna, Lisa, Ragena, Theresa.

+a199 Chris (man) — He asked prayer for his mom who recently passed away and for his hangover.

+a199 Jerry (man) — He is looking for a place to live for him and his family, provision.

+199 Felicia (woman, see Richi above) — for the kittens who are in need that she is try to save.

Albany St.

+++++++ Richard (for God’s blessing), Desire (for living needs), Said, and Latisha

+LaVaya and Tenera — For a good day, blessing, and protection.

Andrew and Andrew Jr. — “Hit and Run” prayer for God’s blessing.

Manny and Sal — “Hit and Run” prayer for God’s blessing.

++++James, Jason, Casandra, DeQuann, Tamika — for the family, for there to be loving.

++Casar and husband — She asked prayer for her husband’s heart.

Albany Intercessor


Honduras–poverty

August 31, 2013

From Wikipedia: The people of Honduras are among the poorest in Latin America; Gross national income per capita (2007) is $US 1,649; the average for Central America is $US 6,736. Honduras is the third poorest country in the Western Hemisphere; only Haiti and Nicaragua are poorer. As with most Latin American countries, Honduras’s economy is closely tied to the United States. The United States is Honduras’s primary trading partner and the source of about two-thirds of the country’s foreign direct investment. United States multinationals Dole Food Company and Chiquita control a large portion of Honduras’s agricultural exports. Hondurans working in the U.S. send more than US$2 billion each year to their families in Honduras; these remittances account for 28.2% of Honduras’s GDP.

“But Lord , ” Gideon asked, “how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”
The LORD answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together.”
Judges 6:15-16

O Father in heaven,
Your strength is made perfect in our weakness. The Midianite raids at harvest time created a cyclical devouring of Israel’s wealth. It was not Your intent for the seasons of Israel to be devoured, and it is not Your intent for the seasons of the Hondurans to be devoured.
Open the eyes of Your children in Honduras to renounce the spirits of control, sloth, comfort-seeking, and faithlessness in their lives and in their bloodlines. Teach them to recognize and repudiate the deception of the enemy. At every point where Satan cursed them, where You desire to release blessings, let Your will be done. Amen.


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