The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ The King of Israel!” (John 12:12-13)
Holy Spirit, please help us join that great throng around the globe that goes forth to meet Jesus with loud Hosannas.
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, “You see that you are accomplishing nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him!” (John 12:19)
But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too. (Acts 17:6)
Jesus, I pray that by our words and deeds we would be worthy of such a charge as well.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
Father, thank you for giving us your Spirit of adoption and setting us free from the spirit of fear. Fill us anew today with your Holy Spirit. Thank you.
The high hills are for the wild goats (Psalm 104:18a)
LORD, from my human perspective, it is the high hills that are important and the wild goats are merely decoration upon them. From your perspective, it is the goats that are important and you have raised up the high hills for them to play on. Help me by your Holy Spirit to see things from your perspective.
A word received: I AM with you in every trouble and every joy.
Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 104; Prov. 8:22-36: 2 Tim. 1:1-14: John 12:20-26
Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; Ecclus. 48:1-11: 2 Cor. 3:7-18: Luke 9:18-27
Last Sunday after Epiphany: 99; Exodus 24:12(13-14)15-18; Philippians 3:7-14; Matthew 17:1-9
Notes from the Front Line
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, Saturday, March 1, 2014, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Steve Evans and Torre Bissell on State St. and Darlene Chesnut and Mark Pasko on Albany St. It was cold with some wind, but God still brought people to the prayer table.
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
199–“199 Promises of God”, a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
g–indicates received gloves (we received lots of hats and gloves from Schenectady City Mission to pass on)
h–indicates received a hat
s–indicates received a scarf
Edwin (young man) — “I need a job.”
+ 199 Charles (man) — “Everything.”
199 Stephen (man) — He has already given his life to Christ. He wanted prayer that God would use his voice and singing. He confessed his sins and accepted God’s forgiveness.
Steve (man) — We prayed for his being able to start his business.
Tony (man rushing by) — “I need a prayer but I’m not stopping.”
+ 199 Will (man) — He confessed his sins and received Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He accepted God’s forgiveness.
+ Raymond (man) — “I’m in good shape with the Lord. I’m never going to take my life back from him.”
+ 199 Tamika (woman) — She asked prayer “for my kids to do the right things and to have good health.” She then confessed her sins to Jesus and accepted his forgiveness.
+199 Marty (young man) — “I need shelter; I’m homelss”. He confessed his sins to God and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He has never known his birth father. I explained to him that when he gave his life to Jesus that he had been adopted by God the Father and that he could now cry out, “Dad, help me.” He did that.
+Tiffany (woman) — She is homeless. She had her two young sons with her. She is obviously doing a good job with them. + g Noah and + g Ryan with both very courteous and thanked us for the crosses and gloves.
Stephen (regular, young man) — He stopped briefly and I prayed a blessing on him.
Osama (Muslim man) — He asked prayer for peace.
Maybe you said this in yours, but it was really cold out!! We had a surprising number of people and a couple of repeats and a couple of people thanked us for being out there in the cold and one added especially in this part of town!! A couple asked us what church we were from.
+ G Brian and Joe stopped for gloves a cross
G H Loudis(woman)- prayers to stop drinking (had a bottle with her)
S H ++ Jeff, Tracy- blessings
S H G Janet-prayers for an apartment
NT 2H Lucia-for peace at home in her family
H S G ++ Tyron- prayers for him and his wife Enola and family
2G H NT 199 Estelle(mother), Angel(daughter)-Prayer for their church and for the people there to get along. For school for Angel a 5th grader
G + Aieshia-prayer for her family
Michelle-healing from a persistent cough
***** Jana Lingo, Saturday, March 1, 2014, St. Francis Mission Prayer table, Candy Palumbo, Jana Lingo, Janice Houston-Little
Jana – wisdom that she may do her job effective and to determine if she needs to find another job.
Margret and Jo Nelle – Margret for healing, and Jo Nelle for wisdom to help Margret
John- for health and his mother who just passed away.
Frank – continued healing and provisions.
Blessing for a man walking by,
Roger – Daily provision and protection.
Kenneth – Daily provisions and protection
Larry – Daily provisions and protection
Dora – Daily provisions and protection
Victor – Court date on the 12th,Daily provisions and protection, and upcoming eye surgery.