And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son. Hear him!” (Mark 9:7)
Father, help us by your Holy Spirit to hear your beloved Son, Jesus, when he speaks to us. Thank you.
Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. So God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them. (Exodus 2:23-25)
Holy Father, even now hear the cries of your afflicted children and acknowledge them.
He sent his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. (Psalm 107:20)
Jesus, Word of God, come and heal us and deliver us from what destroys us.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! (Psalm 107:21)
Thank you, LORD, for all that you have done for us.
Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works with rejoicing. (Psalm 107:22)
Holy Spirit, help us daily give thanks for all that you have done for us.
A word received: I have blessed you; bless me.
And the LORD said: “I have surely seen the oppression of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. (Exodus 3:7)
Father, hear the cry of all those among your people who are under harsh taskmasters and are oppressed in this land.
So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, (Exodus 3:8a)
Jesus, come and deliver your people who are oppressed by harsh taskmasters, and bring them into a fruitful place. Thank you for guiding your people by your Holy Spirit to that good place.
Prayer request from Jesus: Then he said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. (Luke 10:2) Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8 )
Lord, I pray that you will send more laborers out into the harvest fields. Here am I, send me.
A word received: Take my hand and I will lead you into the harvest fields.
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * 33; Exod. 2:23-3:15: 1 Cor. 13:1-13: Mark 9:14-29
Sunday: 118 * 145; Exod. 3:16-4:12: Rom. 12:1-21: John 8:46-59
Fifth Sunday in Lent: 130; Ezekiel 37:1-3(4-10)11-14; Romans 6:16-23; John 11:(1-17)18-44
Notes from the Front Lines
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:10 – 10:40 a.m. Louise Popa, Steve Evans, Sharon Scheenstra (from Bellevue Reformed Church), and Torre Bissell on State St.
+–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
Steve (man) — He has finally started his business and had his first customer yesterday!
+ a Yelsin (man) — We prayed for protection and blessing. Yelsin had little English.
+ a Naru (man, blind in one eye and only one arm) — We prayed for restoration of sight. He was taking cans to the redemption center up the street.
+ a 199 Tony (man) — His mother Alice (85) has breast cancer and is in remission. We prayed for her and for him.
+ Jacquelyn (woman) — She parked in front of us and got out for prayer. She was on her way to a meeting of ladies to pray about what goes on in the streets of Schenectady and how to reach out to the the youth of the community.
+ a 199 Boogie (man — not the same “Boogie” who has come before) — He asked prayer for protection. He has given his life to Jesus and is current with that.
“Hit and Run” prayer
+ Sid (Older man) — He has been divorced for 14 years but is still praying for restoration of his marriage. We prayed for “open heart surgery” for his former wife.
+ 199 Ken (regular) — He confessed his sin and asked for and accepted God’s forgiveness.
Lloyd (man) — He asked for prayers to for health and provision for himself, his children and grandchildren.
+ Kathleen (woman) — She asked prayer for +Karen her sister who has heart trouble and pneumonia.
Shadhu and husband (semi-regular) — We prayed for their family.
+ Mariano (man) — [No English]
+ Eddie (man) — Prayed for protection (he had a can of beer in his bag)
+ Sam (man) — He lost his car yesterday.
+ 199 Diana (woman) — She is homeless and living in the hotel shelter down the street.
Emmanuel — He confessed his sin and accepted God’s forgiveness and is going to try to follow Jesus as his Lord.
Jason and Lisa (they used to live across the street) — We prayed they would get an apartment and for their lives to come into order.