Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. (Mark 16:14)
Holy Spirit, rebuke us whenever we slip into hardness of heart and disbelieve the teaching of those who have been touched by Jesus and seen him.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)
Also I heart of 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 )
So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the signs following. Amen. (Mark 16:19-20)
Jesus, confirm your word and your work in our lives by “signs following”. Thank you.
“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” (Matthew 7:24-27)
Father, we are in the midst of a great storm and much that seemed solid that was not built on the rock is being swept away
Jesus, you are the rock; help us build only on you. Help us by your Holy Spirit to recognize and embrace that which is solid and enduring and to shun that which is merely fashionable and is passing away.
Holy Spirit, revive your people and your church. Come with power upon the Diocesan Convention and show us the way forward. Thank you.
A word received: Pray for my Holy Spirit to refresh you.
A word received: Turn to me.
A word received: I have set you on a rock — my son Jesus — do not be afraid. (Matthew7:24-27)
Friday: 85, 86 * 91, 92; 1 Sam. 2:1-10: Eph. 2:1-10: Matt. 7:22-27
Saturday: 87, 90 * 136; Num. 11:16-17,24-29: Eph. 2:11-22: Matt. 7:28-8:4
Notes from the Front Lines
***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:10 – 6:10 p.m.. Torre and Jean 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
Ted (volunteer) — We prayed for his granddaughter Camille. She has changed her meds fighting the Lyme’s disease. He meds are very expensive.
+ a 199 Ross (young man) — He came over and recommitted his life to Jesus, confessing his sins and accepting God’s forgiveness and adoption. We prayed for him as he works at making music. We prayed for a blessing on his hands.
Gary (staff) — Saturday he is taking an 8 or 9 day cruise on the Onrust. He asked prayer for his son Josh to find a Christian woman. He also asked prayer for a part-time job to help with finances.
Susan (woman) — We prayed for provision and protection for her and her children.
Leroy (man) — He was beaten up and had to have surgery to repair his rotator cuff because of the beating.