Luke 6, Hosea 14, and Psalm 106

And he spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch? (Luke 6:39)
      Lord, there is a deep ditch dug for the leaders and teachers of the Episcopal Church and for those who follow them. Have mercy on us.

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. (Luke 6:40)
      Jesus, help us to be teachers who teach as you did and still do.

And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye. (Luke 6:41-42)
      Holy Spirit, please help us see our “planks” for what they are.

O Israel, return to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity; (Hosea 14:1)
      LORD, help the Episcopal Church return to you and forsake its iniquity.

Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the LORD! (Psalm 106:48 )
      LORD, we bless you say, “Amen!” to you.

WORD: Show forth my love to others.
WORD: Look to me for guidance and direction.
WORD: Yield yourself to me today.
WORD: Call my people back to me. I will welcome them with open arms.
WORD: Pray for hearts that desire what I desire.
WORD: I continue to uphold you.

Daily Lectionary
Monday: 106:1-18 * 106:19-48; Hosea 14:1-9: Acts 22:30-23:11: Luke 6:39-49
Tuesday: [120], 121, 122, 123 * 124, 125, 126, [127]; Micah 1:1-9: Acts 23:12-24: Luke 7:1-17

      Notes from the Front Lines

***** Please pray for the thousands of orphans caused Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, and elsewhere. It is decimating whole communities. Extended families are afraid to take in these children because they have been exposed to their dead parents’ illness.

***** PRAYER TABLE, ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM, (Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014; 11-12:30 in our Parish Hall during Community Meal. Deacon Alan Hart and Anne DeGroff presiding at His table today.)

a — anointed with Holy Oil.
t — received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

t,a — SHARON — Asked for prayer for relief of pain she is having because of a serious illness. Also wanted prayer that her home situation will improve. (She is trying to be accepted into a nearby apartment complex.)

t — MARILYN — She is suffering from a gradual loss of eyesight. We prayed for healing.

a — BECKY — Sought prayer for back and leg pain she is having due to moving to a new home.


(Monday, Sept. 29, 20-14; 10-11 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. In addition to crosses, non-perishable food and some clothing items besides winter hats/socks/gloves, we also passed out laundry soap and toothpaste and toothbrushes, paper goods, etc. We also gave out 18 copies of the Gospel of John — 10 written in Spanish, 8 in English. John Banfield, James Bryant and Deacon Alan Hart presiding at His table today.)

a– anointed with Holy Oil.
t — received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

REBECCA — She wasn’t feeling well today. Her throat hurts and she didn’t sleep well. We prayed for healing and for her to get some rest.

t — JAMES — Stopped for prayer and the cross only. He had a serious prayer concern. The Lord knows the details.

a,t — SHARON — This is the same lady who came to the table SUnday. We repeated her prayer desires with a “booster shot prayer.”

a — BIANCA — Comes to the table quite often for prayers to drive away demons she says are always hounding her. She says whenever we pray for them to be driven away, they “stay away” for awhile but always come back. We prayed this time for them to go straight to Jesus to bind up and do with what He will.

a,t — CONSUELA — This older woman with a serious illness comes EVERY Monday now with her caregiver for prayer for healing. We gave thanks for the healing that has gone on already and that God will continue and complete that healing.

ALBERTO — Asked for prayer that everyone in the world who has cancer will be cured. He also asked that a relative of his (PAPEL) who is in jail will be safe and will get free soon.

t,a — CATHERINE — Has pains in her legs and is having trouble walking. (Deacon Alan went to her car parked in the parking lot to anoint her and pray for her.)

NANCY — Got a blessing to be safe and well.

t — FREDDY — Came from the meal across the street at the Masonic Temple and took a cross. He asked about possibly getting baptized in our church. (He has since been in communication with Father Neal.)

a — SHERRY — She is very, very nervous about having a blood transfusion this week. She has never had one before. We prayed for her to be calm and safe during this procedure and for her health to improve.

a — DARCY — This woman comes every Monday to be anointed and blessed for continue safety and provision.

t, a — ERICA — Simply asked for a prayer of blessing.

JAMES — First-time visitor. Asked for prayers for safety and protection.

OLDER MAN IN WHEELCHAIR (no name given; didn’t understand English) — We simply gestured that we wanted to pray for him, and he understood. Then he gladly accepted one of our John’s gospel books written in Spanish.

BOB — This man walks up every week usually just as we are closing the table up for the day. He got prayers for continued healing of his heart.

t,t,t — YVONNE — Came for the second week in a row. This time she took three crosses and got prayer for safety and good health.

***** Prayer Table September 24, 2014, St. John’s Johnstown, NY
(+ denotes cross given)

++ Chelsea and Courtney: for guidance and wisdom
Windy: prayers of thanks for healing of her mom, Eileen. Also protection for Barbara and healing for Lester
+Margaret: for employment. for all members of her family–John, Jennifer and Dorothy and others.
+Lois: more prayers to find Sweetie, her vat.
++ Adam: for grandma Rosemanry and for employment
Peter: for Cassie
+Jinny: for good health
Prayer Table for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bridget: safety and health
+ Bruce: hip operation on Nov 1st
victor: for dogs Ozzie and Buddy
Marc: for the resonance of Christ throughout humanity
+Frances: thanksgiving for healing of leg and for husband’s continued healing (respiratory)

Albany Intercessor


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