From Hebrews 10 and Psalm 40

January 31, 2014

But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after he had said before, (Hebrews 10:15)
      Holy Spirit, be a daily witness to us of the love of Jesus for us.

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” (Hebrews 10:16)
      Jesus, renew in us the covenant you have made with us and cleanse and purify the mind of the church, your people.

then he adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 10:17)
      Father, thank you that by the shed blood of Jesus all our sins that we bring to you are covered over and you remember them no more.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23)
      Jesus, please help all of us in this diocese hold fast to the confession of our faith in you and go deeper in you. Let the light of the gospel shine forth at the Diocesan Convention in June so that all may see by it.

I delight to do your will, O my God, and your law is within my heart.” I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness in the great assembly; indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O LORD, you yourself know. I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart; I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your lovingkindness and your truth From the great assembly. (Psalm 40:8-10)
      LORD, I pray that more and more people in this diocese will declare your faithfulness and lovingkindness to others. Thank you.

A word received: Listen to my word.

A word received: I want you to turn to me.

Friday: 40, 54 * 51; Gen. 17:15-27: Heb. 10:11-25: John 6:1-15
Saturday: 55 * 138, 139:1-17(18-23); Gen. 18:1-16: Heb. 10:26-39: John 6:16-27

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Cathedral Prayer table report 1-29-14, Deacon Sue Plaske and Jana Lingo
No ‘Customers’, but we prayed anyway!
– for the Clergy, esp Bishop Love & Karen, Dean Collum & Beth, & Dcn. Carpenter
– Homeless – protection and provision
– Police, Firefighters, and all those who work outside -protection
– preparation for successful Mission Trip to Haiti, and for bake sale on Thurs and Fri to fund trip
– Daughters of the King classes held on Saturdays thru February.
FHS Jana

Albany Intercessor


Israel

January 31, 2014

An Israeli prayer rally was held at the Western Wall. Thousands of people beseeched G-d to “cancel the decrees” of US Secretary of State John Kerry, whose peace plans would create an Arab capital in Jerusalem.

Exodus 6:25a (ESV)
Eleazar, Aaron’s son, took as his wife one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas.

Aaron-lofty, exalted
Eleazar-God is my help
Putiel-God is my fatness
Phinehas–mouth of brass or the bronze-colored one

Phinehas distinguished himself as a youth at Shittim by his zeal against the Heresy of Peor. He was displeased with the immorality with which the Moabites and Midianites had successfully tempted the people (Numbers 25:1-9) to worship Baal-peor, so he personally executed an Israelite man and a Midianite woman while they were together in the man’s tent, running a spear or lance through the man and the belly of the woman and thus ending a plague said to have been sent by God to punish the Israelites for sexually intermingling with the Midianites. Phineas is commended for having stopped Israel’s fall to idolatrous practices brought in by Midianite women, as well as for stopping the desecration of God’s sanctuary.

Jehovah God,
You are the help of Israel and her provision. Listen to the prayers of the faithful at the Western Wall. Stop any desecration of Israeli holy sites and land. Guard this nation from idolatry. Amen.

Reference: Wikipedia


Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report

January 31, 2014

Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, December 12, 2013, 5:10 – 6:20 p.m.. Torre 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

There were 5 (Ricos, Ilex, Chris, Thomas, and Scott) who gave their lives to Jesus this evening. In each case we led them to 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We also showed them that they have a Father in heaven who has adopted them as his children. Romans 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” We explained that “Abba” meant “Dad” and that they could now cry out, “Dad, come and help me.”

Gary (staff) — We prayed that his finances would be brought under control and that he and his wife would have a common mind in Jesus. He asked prayer for his sons Josh (29) who is a teacher’s aide and is underemployed and Christopher (27) who is a court officer, and for his daughter Becky who is a stay-at-home mom. He also asked prayer for Dennis, a friend, to be set free from addiction. We also prayed for Jean.

Ted (volunteer) — We prayed for his granddaughter Camille to be set free from Lyme’s disease and for Jean who is struggling with light-headedness.

John (young man, regular) — He asked prayer for his sister Veeka.

+++ 199 Ricos (young man) — He had last given his life to Jesus in 2004. He confessed his sins and gave his life to Jesus agian and accepted God’s cleansing grace.

We urged John and Ricos (above two) to support one another in prayer and fellowship.

Chuck and Torre — We prayed for healing for Jean.

+ a Terry (young woman) — She has growths in her lower intestines and is supposed to start chemo. She is frightened. We anointed her for healing.

+Tammy (woman) — Her family has rejected her because she is living with her boyfriend. We prayed that she would be brought into a right relationship with her boyfriend and with Jesus.

+ Rianna (young girl, regular) — We again prayed that her grandmother would get out of jail and would follow Jesus.

+ a 199 Ilex (man) — He is married and has 3 children. His wife is 4 months pregnant. One of their sons, Tyrek has cerebral palsy and cannot walk or talk. They were just evicted from their apartment and need a place to stay. He confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God’s grace and forgiveness. He just got out of rehab from doing drugs.

+ a 199 Chris (volunteer, young man) — He came and sat down for prayer. When we asked him if he had ever given his life to Jesus he said, “Well, I go to church sometimes.” We explained that wasn’t the same thing. He confessed his sins to Jesus and a look of joy came over his face when he heard that he was now clean.

+ a 199 Thomas (man) — He is unemployed and wants to leave drug addiction behind. He needs a job. He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus cleansing him from sin. He spent 13 years in jail.

+ a Janelle (young woman) — Her 3 year old son a Dillon has spina bifida up by his neck. He is due for an MRI February 10th. We anointed him for healing. We also prayed for her 13-year-old nephew + Hunter.

+ a 199 Scott (man) — He confessed his sins and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and rejoiced that his was now clean.


John 5:30, 39 and Psalm 118:1

January 30, 2014

I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is righteous, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the Father who sent me. (John 5:30)
      Jesus, please help us to be true disciples who listen to the Father as you do. Help us lay aside all judgment of others and wait for the discernment that comes from your Holy Spirit. Father, please help us seek your will as Jesus did. Thank you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of me. (John 5:39)
      Holy Spirit, help the Scriptures lead us to Jesus. Help us go deeper with him. Thank you

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! For his mercy endures forever. (Psalm 118:1)
      LORD, thank you for your enduring mercy and goodness.

A word received: Give your life to me; I gave my life for you.

Thursday: 50 * [59, 60] or 118; Gen. 16:15-17:14: Heb. 10:1-10: John 5:30-47
Friday: 40, 54 * 51; Gen. 17:15-27: Heb. 10:11-25: John 6:1-15

      Notes from the Front Line

***** PRAYER TABLE REPORT ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, Jan. 27, 2014; 10-10:45 a.m. Absolutely the worst weather day we have ever had trying to host His prayer table. It was only 14 degrees with a snow squall and heavy wind forcing us to the porch of our church (instead of the sidewalk in front of the church) and even then the snow and wind wreaked havoc. The cloth table cover kept blowing off the table and our supply of winter clothes and non-perishable food was getting wet despite our efforts to keep it dry. On top of all that, hardly anyone was out and about.)

a– anointed with Holy Oil.
f — received free non-perishable food we offer.
c — received free winter clothing we offer.

a,f,c — REBECCA — She asked for prayer for her injured and painful knee. She is seeing a surgeon on Wednesday and may need surgery soon. Also, we asked for prayer for her sister LISA, who recently lost the baby she was carrying. Lord, please bring some peace to this family.

f,c — DAVID — He took food and clothing for some needy friends of his and asked for prayer to remain strong in what has been a tough winter for him.

MAN WALKING BY — Waved and shouted out “God bless you” to us but declined prayer.

Albany Intercessor


Hebrews 9:12-14 and Genesis 15:5-6

January 28, 2014

For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:12-14)
      Jesus, by your blood and Holy Spirit please cleanse my conscience of all dead works. Thank you.

Then he brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And he said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the LORD, and he accounted it to him for righteousness. (Genesis 15:5-6)
      Father, bring us to that righteousness that comes from believing your word to us. Thank you.

A word received: Come into my arms.

Tuesday: 45 * 47, 48; Gen. 15:1-11, 17-21: Heb. 9:1-14: John 5:1-18
Wednesday: 119:49-72 * 49, [53]; Gen. 16:1-14: Heb. 9:15-28: John 5:19-29

Albany Intercessor


John 4:46-54 and Genesis 15:1

January 27, 2014

So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him and implored him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.” The nobleman said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!” Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. (John 4:46-50)
      Holy Spirit, help us believe the word that Jesus speaks to us and act on it as this man did.

And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told him, saying, “Your son lives!” Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household. (John 4:51-53)
      Jesus, we ask that you bring our whole family to faith in you as happened to this man’s family.

This again is the second sign Jesus did when he had come out of Judea into Galilee. (John 4:54)
      Father, we want to see “signs following” as we follow Jesus (see Mark 16:17-18 ).

After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” (Genesis 15:1)
      Help us, LORD, to know this as well. By faith in you write this promise on our hearts and minds. Thank you.

A word received: I know your sorrow and grief. I have come so that you may know my joy.

Monday: 41, 52 * 44; Gen. 14:(1-7)8-24: Heb. 8:1-13: John 4:43-54
Tuesday: 45 * 47, 48; Gen. 15:1-11,17-21: Heb. 9:1-14: John 5:1-18

      Notes from the Front Line

***** From: Ginnie Grupinski Monday, January 27, 2014
This is a bit late getting to everyone as I was out of town, but it’s good news from the Chapmans!
      Thanks to everyone for your prayers! We made it to Huancayo safely last night. It was a beautiful trip (rivers, water falls, mountains and green) amazingly lovely. But it was also an awful trip (long winding skinny roads, no guardrails and a long trip) But we saw hardly any rain along the way and the roads were clear the whole trip! God is so good to us! Thanks again everyone, we appreciate you all! Bishop Mike and Linda

***** St. Francis mission prayer table 1-25-14, Candy Palumbo and Jana Lingo, Cold and snow.
G = Gloves, S= Scarf

Dorothy – Daily Blessing for her and friend on cell phone

Christian – Daily Blessing, loss of Aunt.

Victor(G,S) – Daily Blessing

Carol(G) – Daily Blessing

Matthew(G) – Daily Blessing

Danice(S) – Mother has Alzheimer’s, and that daughter stays on positive path.

Porshce(G)- Daily Blessing

Michael(G) – Daily Blessing

Dora – Daily blessing

Nancy(G) – Blessing for new home, help with Furnishings

For His Service, Jana

Albany Intercessor


Church of England College of Bishops

January 27, 2014

The College of Bishops is currently meeting.

Exodus 4:12 (ESV)
Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.

Let it be so with Your servants, dear Lord. Amen.


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