All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. (1 Corinthians 10:23)
Holy Spirit, help us choose only those things that are lawful, helpful, and that will edify us.
Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being. (1 Corinthians 10:24)
Jesus, let this mind be in us which was also in you — to build up your body, the Church, and make it a fruitful garden where we feed, cclothe, build each other up. Thank you.
for “the earth is the LORD’S, and all its fullness.” (1 Corinthians 10:26)
Father, thank you for the bounty you have provided for us. Help us lay aside anxiety and place our trust in you. Thank you.
Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen one stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he destroy them. (Psalm 106:23)
A word received: Stand in the gap with me. Intercede for my people.
A word received: Trust in me.
Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; 2 Kings 21:1-18; 1 Cor. 10:14-11:1; Matt. 8:28-34
Tuesday: , 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, ; 2 Kings 22:1-13; 1 Cor. 11:2,17-22; Matt. 9:1-8
Notes from the Front Line
Diocesan Intercessions: Daily: For our Bishop and for the Lord to raise up missionary minded Deacons October 7 For generosity to the poor; The Rev’d Joseph Caron
***** Prayer requests from Willowfield parish in Belfast, Northern Ireland:
This just in from Liz Fetherstonhaugh: Would you ask the prayer chain to pray again for Cambodia. It has been raining constantly for a week now and over 50 people have lost their lives due to severe flooding. They really need the rains to cease. One of the children sent me a photo of the front of her home and it looks like a new lake has appeared from nowhere. Once again Cambodia’s plight has not been reported in the media and once again it seems to be a forgotten country. God and his people have not forgotten them hence this message for prayer. One good thing to come out of this is that the protesters have been unable to meet. Thanks to all who stand in the gap. God bless
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, October 5, 2013-Mark Pasko, Elaine Carruba, Steve Evans and Louise Popa
+–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
a199 Ray–asked for prayer concerning many problems in his life. Steve gave him some canned food from the food pantry.
John–(Mark’s bus driver)–asked for prayers for drivers who are going through troubles.
Steve–continued prayers for the start-up of his business.
+ a 199 Jose–for a renewed relationship with the Lord.
+ Kathia–for her unborn baby.
+ a Maria–for the Lord’s help in her struggles.
+ Agnes–prayers for her family.
“Hit and Run” Man–blessings and strength.
+ a 199 Anthony–young man with many problems–asked we “just pray”—very appreciative of prayer resulting in a changed countenance.
+ Maureen–for prayers of blessing and direction.
Torre and Jean–for travel mercies and a wonderful time visiting family.
Mark–to make connection with Al regarding their ministry opportunities in the evening.
+++ a 199 Jesu–very young man–prayers for baby due to arrive April 2014. We gave crosses to him, the baby, the baby’s mother Anais. Prayers for the Lord’s help.
+++ Doreen–came as we were packing up. Thanked us for praying every week. She stressed how much prayer is needed in Schenectady. We prayed for her witness in the community and her son and grandson. Gave her crosses for both of them.
***** Dear Torre, Today, Oct 5th, we prayed for you and Jean at the Prayer Table! Viviane is the Egyptian woman to whom I gave the Arabic Bible. She was thrilled to receive it, and a little awed! Viviane is our “tireless leader” of the Schenectady 40 Days for Life campaign. Thanks, Torre!
***** Hi Torre,
I want to thank you again for your faithful ministry with the prayer table and the readings. We in Cooperstown have been doing a prayer table in front of the church every summer, but it is slow going. Today, we did one in the rummage sale, and we had some really good prayer. I feel so blessed and touched by people’s needs and by being able to pray for them. I just need a little courage to approach the Lord’s Table in Oneonta. Love, Anita Born
***** From: Anne Curtin
Sent: Friday, October 4, 2013
Man walking by proudly held out his wooden cross and proclaimed he had had it on for 7 years. What a testimony!