“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8 )
Holy Spirit, set me daily on the pilgrim’s path where I will ask, seek, and knock at the doors of heaven for more of Jesus in my life.
“Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” (Matthew 7:9-11)
Holy Father, I know that your desire is for me to receive good from your hand — help me recognize the true from the false and choose the good you have for me.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)
Jesus, please help me open the door of my heart to you every day. Thank you.
A word received: Trust me to provide.
Tuesday: 97, 99,  * 94, ; 2 Chron. 29:1-3; 1 Cor. 7:32-40; Matt. 7:1-12; 30:1(2-9)10-27
Wednesday: 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 * 119:121-144; 2 Kings 18:9-25; 1 Cor. 8:1-13; Matt. 7:13-21
Notes from the Front Line
***** From the Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Line yesterday: (Dn. Howard) Prayer for the young man who came into the church office today. His kids mother flushed his drugs down the toilet, and his life has hit rock bottom. Pray that he will allow the Lord to transform his life and the life of his family.
***** Prayer Table Report(s) ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM (Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, 11-12:30 in our Parish Hall during Community Meal. Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart at His table today.) a — anointed with Holy Oil.
t — received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
a — CHERIE — Received prayers that her upcoming medical tests Friday will have good results. She is nervous and anxious about it. We prayed for God to calm her and replace with those fears with the love and peace that comes only from Him.
t — PAUL — Young boy came to the table for a cross … AND we gave him a prayer for good health and to come to know the Lord better.
t — COLE — Second later, Paul’s younger brother came forward for the same prayers.
t — EMILIO — This man is a Navy veteran who served in the Viet NAme War on the same ship as John McCain. He asked for prayer ” … for continued good health. I have been blessed!”
(Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Warm, sunny day. Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table.)
a — REBECCA — Requested prayers for her right knee. She is getting physical therapy and doing better walking with a cane, but she may still need surgery … and she doesn’t want to.
FIRE TRUCKS GOING BY — Three separate trucks zoomed down Route 30 during the hour, obviously on their way to something serious. Prayed for the safety of the firemen/firewomen and for whatever cause they were headed for.
a — GIANNA — This sweet two-year-old girl came to the table with her grandmother. The grandmother and I prayed that Gianna will be safe, healthy and happy and will come to know the Lord and to walk in His ways.
ED — Prayers for safety and good health.He seems to be a man of little means.
WOMAN RUNNER — Just as she did last week, she was running by about the time I was closing the table. I yelled “God bless you!” to her, and she returned the greeting.