Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. (James 5:13)
Jesus, help us bring all our sorrows and joys to you.
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. (James 5:14)
Move the elders of the church to step forward with a ministry of healing. Holy Spirit, move the hearts of the people to seek out the healing you offer through this ministry.
And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (James 5:15)
Father, move us all to prayers of faith so that we confess our sins and receive the forgiveness you are offering.
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (James 5:16)
Holy Spirit, please help us minister forgiveness of sins and reconciliation to one another.
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. (James 5:17-18 )
Jesus, raise up Elijahs in our generation who will lead our government and people back to you. Thank you.
A word received: I Am your rock and your fortress.
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; 1 Kings 12:1-20; James 5:7-12,19-20; Mark 15:33-39
Sunday: 63:1-8(9-11), 98 * 103; 1 Kings 12:21-33; Acts 4:18-31; John 10:31-42
Proper 18 Closest to September 7: Ps.1; Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Philemon 1-20; Luke 14:25-33
Notes from the Front Line
***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, September 5, 2013, 5:10 – 6:10 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
199–“199 Promises of God”, a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
Ted (volunteer) — His daughter Camille has lyme disease and is not doing well.
+Will (young man) — He asked prayer for “housing and provision”.
Gary (regular) — Pastor Jay’s mother has contracted and infection. K. (14) is still out missing. We prayed that she would come to Christ.
Vicky (volunteer) — She asked prayer for her son Calvin that he would come to know Jesus.
Smiley (regular) — He asked prayer for guidance in giving the evening devotion at the start of the meal.
Stephen — We prayed that he will hear something during the High Holy Days that will soften his heart.
+Angel — She asked prayer for Sapphire who is still in the burn unit in Westchester County. She is the victim of an arson fire last May 2nd. She now has the MRSA virus.
+a199 Jamayal (young man) — “A lot of tragedies in my life.”
++ Ken (Older man) — He asked prayer for provision and prayer for a friend who is a schemer.
Bill (man) — For God’s provision.
***** Zion, Colton–Mission Prayer table–South Colton, Prayer table Cold Brook Dr. S. Colton, Fri. Aug. 30, 2013 10am to 11:30 am, Partly cloudy, light breeze, low 70’s pleasant, Joann Ferris
Boy walking —no thanks
Man and wife in truck –stopped –she said “yes” to prayer and he said “no” –so he drove off.
Awomen on her cell–driving
Kevin –big smile and wave.
A man and wife in truck pulling a boat–waved— slowed –saw what I was doing and tooted twice.
A truck slowed —I motioned —he shook his head “no”
two ladies in a car together—driver answered —“love prayer –but we will have to come back”
a truck slowed –but didn’t stop—a man .