Various Scriptures Prayed

March 1, 2014

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

State St.

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.

+ José

g Edward

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.

Albany St.

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.

Ruiz- health

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.

Albany Intercessor

Syrian martyrs

March 1, 2014

From CBS News: Reported cases of Christians killed for their faith around the world doubled in 2013 from the year before, with Syria accounting for more than the whole global total in 2012, according to an annual survey.

Open Doors, a non-denominational group supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, said on Wednesday it had documented 2,123 “martyr” killings, compared with 1,201 in 2012. There were 1,213 such deaths in Syria alone last year, it said.

Psalm 9:7-8 (ESV)
But the LORD sits enthroned forever;
he has established his throne for justice,
and he judges the world with righteousness;
he judges the peoples with uprightness.

Our Father in heaven,
We praise You for You are a holy God. We thank You for Your steadfast love and for Your Son Jesus Christ who died to set men free.
We put our trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. Do not forget Your children who have been martyred in Syria. Does not the blood of Fathers Nassar, Haddad, Mourad, and Nasri and all the other martyrs cry out from the ground? Do You not hear the cries of the persecuted Christians today? Make haste and give aid to the church in Syria.
Open portals into the heavens where the angels can ascend and descend, where anointings can flow from the realms of glory, even supernatural visitations. Let the praise of the faithful create a habitation for You in Syria, Almighty God.
Blessed in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His saints. Bless the shed blood of the Syrian martyrs to be the seed of the church!
By grace, we are seated in Christ Jesus in heavenly places. We stand in agreement with His prayers for Syria. Come, Lord Jesus, come. Enter Syria. Rebuke the evil and protect the oppressed. Amen.
Psalm 116:15

Reference: Twitter list of martyred priests


March 1, 2014

From Breaking Christian News: The interim president Oleksandr Turchinov—a Baptist pastor–has asked for prayers as Ukraine forms a new government.

From Fox News:

U.S. officials told Fox News they see “evidence of air and maritime movement into and out of Crimea by Russian forces” although the Pentagon declined to officially “characterize” the movement.

Isaiah 61:1-4 (ESV)
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.
They shall build up the ancient ruins;
they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,
the devastations of many generations.

Oh, Jesus,
May this be the year of the Lord’s favor in Ukraine. Beauty for ashes and joy for sadness. Favor! Favor! Favor! Amen.

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