From the Lectionary for 2016 01 29

January 29, 2016

John 6:5-7 (NKJV)
Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do. Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.”
      Thank you, Jesus, that my resources are inadequate for the task at hand and I will have to look to you to provide.

John 6:11 (NKJV)
And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.
      Jesus, thank you that I get to be in the supply chain of your work and ministry.

Hebrews 10:17 (NKJV)
then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
      Father, thank you that my sins are covered by the blood of Jesus and that you remember them no more.

Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV)
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
      Holy Spirit, help me hold fast to my confession of faith.

Psalm 51:3 (NKJV)
For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
      Holy Spirit, help me acknowledge my transgressions to you.

Psalm 51:10 (NKJV)
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
      Bring me to lasting renewal, Jesus.

Psalm 51:17 (NKJV)
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart — these, O God, You will not despise.
      Jesus, give me a broken and contrite heart.

Word: I will comfort you in your day of sorrow.

Schenectady City Mission prayer table, Chuck Rinaldo and Torre Bissell, 1/28/16
Ted (volunteer) — That he can live independently, help with his walking and ofr his son and granddaughter Camille.
Charlie (volunteer) — For healing of the palsy in his right arm.
Tony (volunteer) — Blessing
Jordan (staff) — He feels good and has recovered from the 5th chemo treatment. Prayed that he will regain weight he has lost and for energy.
+ Elaine (volunteer) — A friend died that morning. Prayed for peace and comfort and the hope of the resurrection. Elaine is now 4 years cancer free.
Devon (man) — Blessing
Chuck (volunteer) — his sister Fran had an MRI at the end of the 2nd round of chemo, hasn’t heard the results yet. Going on a Mediterranean cruise with her husband. Prayed for protection, sight seeing and enjoyment.
+ Josh (young man) — He is about to start basic training in the Army. Prayed for protection and strength.
Dan (staff) — We prayed for his daughters Julia, Summer, and Shannon.
+ Robert (man) — He asked prayers for a friend named Florence who is in recovery from crack.
+ Priest (man) — He is homeless. Prayed that he will get his life back together.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 22

January 22, 2016

John 4:23-24 (NKJV)
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 2God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
      Father, please help me worship you in spirit and in truth.

John 4:26 (NKJV)
Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”
      Jesus, help me know and acknowledge who you are.

Genesis 12:1-3 (NKJV)
Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
      Holy Spirit, help me enter into the blessing you have given Abraham. Help me leave behind anything that hinders that call of yours.

Psalm 34:8 (NKJV)
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
      “It doesn’t matter how much water flows over us; if we don’t open our mouths to reeive it, we will have gained nothing.” Jean in a Cursillo talk 12-6-97

Word: Open your mouth and receive what I have for you.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 20

January 20, 2016

John 4:10 (NKJV)
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
      Jesus, help me know the “gift of God” and who you are and the “living water” you promise.

John 4:12-14 (NKJV)
Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
      Well up, O Fountain, and bring me to everlasting life.

Hebrews 6:18 (NKJV)
that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
      Jesus, I ask for the consolation that comes from fleeing to you, and to lay hold of the hope set before me.

Hebrews 6:19 (NKJV)
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,
      Holy Spirit, anchor my soul with hope in Jesus.

Genesis 11:7 (NKJV)
Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
      Father, thank you for confusing us in our folly in thinking we could reach heaven without your help.

Word: Look to me for direction and hope.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 19

January 19, 2016

John 3:16 (NKJV)
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
      Father, plead help me share with others how much you love them.

John 3:17 (NKJV)
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
      Holy Spirit, help me share a message of salvation and not condemnation.

John 3:21 (NKJV)
“But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
      Jesus, help me expose my deeds to the light of the gospel.

Hebrews 5:8 (NKJV)
though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
      Father, help me learn obedience.

Genesis 9:13 (NKJV)
“I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.”
      Father, thank you for the signs of your covenant love for us.

Word: You are in my care — trust me for each day’s bread.

Schenectady City Mission, Prayer Table, January 14, 2016, Chuck Rinaldo and Torre Bissell

Charlie (volunteer) — Palsy in right arm
+ Andrew — For steadiness in the program
Ted (volunteer) — To be able to continue to live independently and for Camille who had a panic attack
Jordan (staff) — That he will regain weight and his body cleansed of all cancer
Dan (staff) — For the graduates of the Freedom Academy that they will give a good testimony, and for his daughters Julia and Summer
Helen (volunteer) — For strength and blessing
Davon — for steadiness and provision
Chuck — For Teresa who had a tooth extraction and bone graft (much pain)
Matt — He gave thanks for last weeks provision from God and prayed for this weeks help

Albany Intercessor

Praise report–Pastor Abedini released

January 16, 2016

From a news release from International Christian Concern: American Pastor Saeed Abedini was among four Americans released by Iranian officials at the same time as sanctions were released as part of the nuclear agreement.

Lent & Beyond had joined their voice to many around the world praying for Pastor Abedini’s release.

Jude 25 (NLT)
All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 15

January 15, 2016

John 2:1-2 (NKJV)
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
      Holy Spirit, help us invite Jesus and his disciples into our weddings and marriages.

John 2:10 (NKJV)
And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”
      Jesus, help us expect that you will do more in our marriages at the end than at the beginning.

Genesis 6:8 (NKJV)
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
      LORD, help us find grace in your eyes.

Psalm 22:8 (NKJV)
“He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”
      Jesus, I trust in you to deliver me.

Psalm 22:19 (NKJV)
But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!
      Lord, I look to you for strength and help.

Word: Look to me for help and strength.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 14

January 14, 2016

John 1:43 (NKJV)
The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.”
      Jesus, please help me hear your “Follow me.”

John 1:45 (NKJV)
Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote–Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
      Holy Spirit, help us share what we have found in Jesus.

John 1:47-48 (NKJV)
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!” Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
      Jesus, you know us better than we know ourselves. Speak your truth into our lives.

Hebrews 3:11 (NKJV)
“So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ”
      Father, please help me find my rest in you.

Genesis 4:26 (NKJV)
And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the LORD.
      LORD, help me join with those who call upon your name.

Psalm 18:23 (NKJV)
I was also blameless before Him, and I kept myself from my iniquity.
      Jesus, I am blameless only because of your cross, blood and resurrection. Keep me from my iniquity.

Psalm 18:28 (NKJV)
For You will light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
      Jesus, be my light in the darkness.

Psalm 18:36 (NKJV)
You enlarged my path under me, so my feet did not slip.
      Lord, keep my feet from slipping. Thank you.

Word: I AM with you in all your troubles and burdens.
      Thank you.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 13

January 13, 2016

John 1:29 (NKJV)
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
      Jesus, thank you for taking away my sin.

John 1:39 (NKJV)
He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).
      Holy Spirit, help me answer Jesus’ invitation to “Come and see.”

Hebrews 2:18 (NKJV)
For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
      Jesus, thank you for helping us when we are tempted.

Genesis 4:7 (NKJV)
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”
      Father, please help me rule over the sin which stalks me.

Psalm 12:1-2 (NKJV)
Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
      LORD, transform the political campaign and rhetoric.

Psalm 12:6 (NKJV)
The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
      LORD, purify my words.

Psalm 14:4 (NKJV)
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call on the LORD?
      Holy Spirit, move the hearts of the rich and powerful in the land who eat up your people like bread.

Word: Pray that my people will place their confidence and hope in me and not in lotteries.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 12

January 12, 2016

John 15:1-2 (NKJV)
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”
      Father, prune away every unfruitful branch in my life.

John 15:4 (NKJV)
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.”
      Jesus, help me abide in you.

John 15:7 (NKJV)
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
      Holy Spirit, let Jesus’ words abide in me.

John 15:10 (NKJV)
“If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.”
      Jesus, please help me keep your commandments.

John 15:12 (NKJV)
“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
      Jesus, help us love one another as you and the Father and the Holy Spirit love one another.

Galatians 3:28 (NKJV)
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
      Father, thank you for adopting me. Help all my children and theirs enter into this adoption.

Isaiah 61:1-3 (NKJV)
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our god; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.”
      Holy Spirit, help me to be a disciple of Jesus and do the works he has done.

Isaiah 61:4 (NKJV)
And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.
      Lord, repair this city.

Word: Pray for my righteousness in your city government.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 11

January 11, 2016

John 1:1 (NKJV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
      Father, help me make all of my beginnings in Jesus, the Word.

Genesis 2:3 (NKJV)
Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
      Father, help me enter into the rest and blessing of the seventh day.

Genesis 2:7 (NKJV)
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
      LORD God, breathe new life into me and into your church.

Genesis 2:15 (NKJV)
Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.
      Holy Spirit, help me discern and do the work you have set for me to do.

Psalm 4:5 (NKJV)
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
      Jesus, please help me daily trust in you. I pray for your “Peace, be still” to calm the storms in my life.

Word: Look to me with hope and expectation.

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 10

January 10, 2016

Luke 3:16 (NKJV)
John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
      Jesus, baptize me anew with your Holy Spirit and fire.

Acts 10:34-35 (NKJV)
Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
      LORD, we live in a time when showing partiality is “the name of the game.” Have mercy on us and lead us into works of righteousness so that we may be acceptable to you.

Isaiah 42:1 (NKJV)
“Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
      Jesus, bring forth justice in our land.

Isaiah 42:6 (NKJV)
“I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles,”
      Jesus, hold my hand and lead me.

Isaiah 42:7 (NKJV)
“To open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house.”
      Lord, give sight to the blind (both physically and spiritually blind) and lead prisoners forth to freedom in you.

Psalm 89:1 (NKJV)
I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.
      Father, please help me sing of your mercies and make known your faithfulness.

Psalm 89:9 (NKJV)
You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, You still them.
      Jesus, speak your words, “Peace, be still,” to the raging seas around us.

Psalm 89:15 (NKJV)
Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance.
      Holy Spirit, help me know the joyful sound and walk in the light of Jesus’ countenance.

Word: Walk in my ways.

***** Christ Church Schenectady prayer table, January 9, 2016
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
w–indicates received hat and/or cloves
199–“199 Promises of God”, a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
B–indicates received a Bible

w Shata (woman) — prayers for her pneumonia
+ Ryan (man) — for my father
+ 199 w Antonette (woman) — my health
Chuck — for the women’s retreat
+ w Tamira and + son
+ w Sean (man) — shelter and provision
w Scott (young man) — to be safe and warm
The Bus Driver — slowed, honked, and waved to us.
++++ 199 w B John and Rosa (young couple)

I have handed over the prayer table ministry on Saturday mornings to Deacon Larry Hubert who originally started it at Christ Church. At 77 I did not feel up to sitting out in the cold and snow for another winter. I will continue doing the Schenectady City Mission prayer table on Thursdays (which is inside). Also, I want to visit my family more.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 09

January 9, 2016

Colossians 1:27 (NKJV)
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
      Holy Spirit, help us know the hope of glory in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 45:14 (NKJV)
Thus says the LORD: “The labor of Egypt and merchandise of Cush and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to you, and they shall be yours; they shall walk behind you, they shall come over in chains; and they shall bow down to you. they will make supplication to you, saying, ‘Surely God is in you, and there is no other; there is no other God.’ ”
      Father, help all peoples know and acknowledge that there is no other God but you.

Psalm 131:1-3 (NKJV)
LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forever.
      LORD, help me give all my burdens to you and quiet my soul. You are my hope and my strength forevermore.

Psalm 132:9 (NKJV)
Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And let Your saints shout for joy.
      Jesus, let your priests be clothed with righteousness and your people shout for joy.

Psalm 132:15 (NKJV)
I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
      Lord, provide for the poor in the land and those who have no home.

Word: My son was a refugee in Egypt. Pray for my people to have compassion on refugees.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 08

January 8, 2016

John 7:37 (NKJV)
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.”
      Jesus, I thirst and I come to you to drink.

John 7:38 (NKJV)
“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
      Lord, let your living waters flow out of my heart.

John 7:45-49 (NKJV)
Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?” The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this Man!” Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.”
      Father, preserve us from the arrogance of leaders who do not believe in Jesus.

Colossians 1:19-20 (NKJV)
For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
      Father, I pray that through the fullness that dwells in Jesus that I will be fully reconciled to him.

Exodus 17:1-7 (NKJV)
Then all the congregation of the children of Israel set out on their journey from the Wilderness of Sin, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink. Therefore the people contended with Moses, and said, “Give us water, that we may drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you contend with me? Why do you tempt the LORD?” And the people thirsted there for water, and the people complained against Moses, and said, “Why is it you have brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?” So Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me!” And the LORD said to Moses, “Go on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. Also take in your hand your rod with which you struck the river, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. So he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?”
            A Watered Garden, by W. B. Anderson, 1919
      I have a precious memory. It is the memory of a garden that I happened upon one tired midsummer’s morning, in the midst of a torrid plain in India. I was weary, and travel-stained, and thirsty, when over the drooping head of the horse, I saw a clump of trees on the far horizon. I hoped it might be a garden. It seemed ages until we should reach it. When we did arrive under the spreading branches of great mango trees, a cool zephyr, as grateful as the fanning of angels’ wings, rippled over my parched cheeks. It was still early in the day, when, swinging myself wearily from the hard seat of the springless yekka, I walked straight into the heart of the garden, down the shady aisle of mango and loquat trees. Before dawn there had been a shower of rain, and now the gardener was running the clear, cool water from the irrigating well all about among trees and shrubs. Everywhere leaves were green and flowers were bright. Parrots circled through the cloudless blue, swung upon the swaying branches, calling merrily to one another. The air was ladened with the intoxicating odors of roses and jasmine. The fountain sparkled laughingly in the shaded center of the garden. I stooped to bathe my hands and face in the cool waters of the fountain’s basin. Then, from its joyous spring I drank until satisfied. I sat for a few precious moments upon the marble edge of the fountain and reveled in the refreshment of a watered garden. The driver called, and I hurried out again across the stifling, heated plain. I had tarried for so short a time, but I was a new man. I carried away the song of the garden in my heart, and its echoes shall never die from my life.
      I was making the same journey in another year. The road was more uninviting than before, the weather was hotter, and I was not only weary, but ill. But I had a memory! For hours I looked and longed for the place of the garden of refreshing. At last we came to the shade of its trees. Wearily and weakly, but eagerly, I climbed from the seat of the torturing, springless cart. With unsteady steps I entered the door of the garden. The trees were gray with dust. The flowers drooped in the heat. The little water courses were parched and dry. The fountain was stopped. My soul sank with weariness, and I turned away sick at heart to finish the torturing journey unrefreshed. At the door I met the gardener. I asked him why his garden languished so. He explained with guilty look that he had been absent attending to affairs of his own for a week. I asked him if the raja would not be vexed at the neglect of his garden. He explained that the raja had gone to the mountains for a month. Then I knew that the garden had been neglected because the master’s orders had been disobeyed. He intended that every traveler might be refreshed; but his gardener had not been faithful.
      I have a precious memory. It is a memory of a friend. Sin-stricken and weary, and far from God, I was traveling one day when I came into his life. His whole life was wet with the dews of Heaven; his garments were redolent with the odors of Paradise; he just breathed the very life of God. I sat and communed with him, and from within his life there flowed into mine rivers of living water. I walked with him through lovely avenues of restful shade in his friendship, and saw heavenly vistas, and drank from life-giving springs. I went out to my life renewed and refreshed. I was a new man, and there rang through all my being a song of the memory of that blessed life. All through eternity shall the echoes of that friendship call from peak to peak for me.
      In time of need and anguish I came again to that friend. I ran to meet him as a shelter from my sore distress. I found him and entered into communion with him. But the fountains of his life seemed dried up. The refreshment seemed to have vanished. His own life seemed parched and drooping. His speech was as the speech of other men. I struggled back to my own life as I came. Later he told me that the King of his life was not being obeyed, and the garden of his heart was not being watered.. The trees and the walks of his friendship were still there, but they no longer soothed and strengthened. The fountain of his friendship was still there, but its waters had been hushed. The King had intended that this garden, this life, should be kept perpetually refreshing for the souls of all who might come to it, but the King had not been obeyed, and the living water had not been kept flowing, and I went away unrefreshed.
      Then I prayed, “Oh God, keep flowing into me, and within me, and from within me Thy rivers of living water for the health and joy of other men! Oh, King of life, make my life a watered garden!”

Psalm 114:7-8 (NKJV)
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
      LORD, you have lifted me up; thank you.

Word: I want you to find your joy in me. Keep looking to me for what only I can supply.

***** Schenectady City Mission prayer table January 7, 2016
Rich (volunteer) — for his walk with Jesus and his family.
Ted (volunteer) — For his granddaughter Camille who is getting better and that he will continue to be able to life independently.
Charles (volunteer) — for healing of the palsy in his right arm
Chuck — for his son Christopher and his famly that they will be drawin to Jesus.
+Bill — for a decision he has to make
+Matt — for provision and for favor with DSS.
Dan (staff) — for his daughters Julia and Summer, and for sound sleep.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 01 07

January 7, 2016

John 6:31-33 (NKJV)
Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ” Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
      Jesus, help me feed on you with more joy.

John 6:45 (NKJV)
It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.
      Father, please teach me and help me teach others.

John 6:51 (NKJV)
“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
      Jesus, you are the living bread which has come down from heaven. Thank you for giving me new life.

Colossians 1:3-6 (NKJV)
We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints; because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel, which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;
      Holy Spirit, let the hope I have in Jesus and the resurrection bring forth good fruit in my life.

Colossians 1:12 (NKJV)
giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
      Father, thank you for letting me partake of the in heritance of the saints.

Deuteronomy 8:3 (NKJV)
So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.
      Father, please help me live by your word.

Psalm 114:8 (NKJV)
Who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
      Holy Spirit, turn my stony heart into a pool of living water.

Word: Bless me for my faithfulness to you.

Albany Intercessor

Diocese of South Carolina

January 6, 2016

Proverbs 1:33 (VOICE)

But those who listen to me now will live under divine protection; they can rest knowing they are out of harm’s way.

Our Father in heaven,

We thank You that You are a covenant God, not a capricious God.  We thank You for the many promises of Holy Scripture.  We claim this promise for the Diocese of South Carolina.  Amen.

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