Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus: (Ephesians 1:1)
Holy Spirit, help me to be faithful in Christ Jesus.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:2)
Father, done of us deserve your love, especially after the way we treated your son Jesus. Thank you for loving us while we were (and are) still sinners.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (Ephesians 1:3)
Father, we bless you and thank you for sending Jesus to us.
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, (Ephesians 1:4)
Holy Spirit, bring us to that state of holiness that God our Ather and the Lord Jesus Christ have chosen for us.
having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, (Ephesians 1:5)
Dad, thank you for adopting me as your child through your son Jesus Christ.
to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved. (Ephesians 1:6)
Jesus, help us bring glory to your Father (and ours) by the choices we make as his adopted children.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7)
Jesus, thank you for making me clean by being washed in your blood.
which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, (Ephesians 1:8 )
Lord, we need this day’s wisdom and prudence. Help us live out our lives as redeemed children of your Father.
having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, (Ephesians 1:9)
Father, thank you for making your will known to us. Help us to live it out day by day.
that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth–in Him. (Ephesians 1:10)
Jesus, thank you that when the fullness of time has come we will be gathered in to our Father’s arms and find peace there.
Father, I long to rest in your arms as a child just as my son rested mine so many years ago. Thank you.
Psalm 31:1-2, A word received: I AM your rock and your fortress.
Friday: 31 * 35; 1 Kings 11:26-43; James 4:13-5:6; Mark 15:22-32
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; 1 Kings 12:1-20; James 5:7-12,19-20; Mark 15:33-39
Notes from the Front Line
***** prayer table report for ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, September 2, 2013, 10:15-11 a.m. in front of our church at 37 Division Street. Kitty and Jeff Newell and Muriel Papura presiding at His table today.)
Joe: who is a Christian, wanted prayer for his daughter Maria who is walking down the wrong path, she is 19, the police have a warrant for her arrest for selling pot, so we all prayed for both of them. ( we Invited him to the Men’s breakfast and the healing service.
Tammy- wanted prayer for herself and her boyfriend and we gave her and invitation to church and one of our bulletins for her to look at and told her that is she was interested she was welcome to whatever she could attend.
Jill- did not want prayer but she did pray with us when praying for Tammy, I knew Jill so I would just like to add her to our prayer chain as she has a long history of alcohol and drugs, she is very lost. but she also took our bulletin and I told her she was always welcome here and to not be afraid to reach out.
Brian- received prayer for his MS and Seizures
Thomas- Did not want prayer because “he is a christian and GOD is always with him and hears his every prayer. However is going for surgery and has Alzheimer’s disease and he is only 55. we also invited him to visit our church because he said when he walks in a church he looks forthe Holy Spirit and we said well, you will find him here.
***** From: Jana Lingo
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 8:43 PM
Subject: All Saints Cathedral Prayer Table 9/4, Gorgeous day! Deacon Sue Plaske, Jana Lingo
Kendra and Kyesha- Prayer for family, for health, peace & Relationships
Sharon and Connie Terika, Ray, Jackie, Jim, and retirement blessing for Sharon
People of Syria & world leaders, especially President Obama and Congress.
Betty + – Relief from Shoulder Pain,
Paul – Conditions in Syria, Guidance for President Obama, Bishop Ball, Janower Family, and Tripp.