From the Lectionary for 2016 02 15

February 15, 2016

Mark 1:1 (NKJV)
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
      Holy Spirit, help me begin each day with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Mark 1:8 (NKJV)
“I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
      Jesus, please baptize me afresh with your Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:1 (NKJV)
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
      Jesus, help us answer your call as Paul did.

1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV)
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
      Father, help me embrace the cross of your son Jesus.

Genesis 37:11 (NKJV)
And his brothers envied him, but his father kept the matter in mind.
      Holy Spirit, please help me keep in mind as Jacob and Mary did what you have said and done.

Psalm 44:26 (NKJV)
Arise for our help, and redeem us for Your mercies’ sake.
      I look to you for help, redemption and mercy. Thank you.

Word: You are in my care.

A word received (10/8/06): Keep asking for eyes to see.

A word received (10/9/06): I Am calling my church back to me. I Am calling my bride to me. Pray for listening ears. Pray for this day by day.

A word received (11/9/06): Listen, listen my people for my word to you. Listen as you read scripture. Listen, listen to what I Am saying to you.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 02 11

February 11, 2016

John 17:9 (NKJV)
I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.
      Jesus, thank you for claiming me as your own.

John 17:17 (NKJV)
Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
      Holy Spirit, make me holy by your word of truth.

Philippians 3:12 (NKJV)
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
      Father, help me press on as Paul did.

Habakkuk 3:2 (NKJV)
O LORD, I have heard your speech and was afraid; O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.
      Revive your people, LORD.

Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NKJV)
Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls — yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
      Father, help me joy in you no matter what happens.

Psalm 37:24-25 (NKJV)
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the LORD upholds him with His hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.
      Jesus, you have held me and blessed my children.

Psalm 37:40 (NKJV)
And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.
      LORD, I trust in you and your saving work in my life. Thank you.

Word: I AM your blessing and your eternal reward.

Albany Intercessor

From the Lectionary for 2016 02 01

February 1, 2016

John 6:29 (NKJV)
Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”
      Jesus, help me do the work of God by believing you and believing in you.

John 6:35 (NKJV)
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. “
      Holy Spirit, help me feed on Jesus.

Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
      Father, help me live a life of hope and faith.

Psalm 65:3 (NKJV)
Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You will provide atonement for them.
      Jesus, thank you for providing the atonement for my iniquities.

Psalm 65:13 (NKJV)
The pastures are clothed with flocks; The valleys also are covered with grain; They shout for joy, they also sing.
      LORD, clothe our land with your bounty and help us rejoice in your goodness.

Word: Let me be your guide today.

I had a wonderful weekend visit with my brother Bret and his family in New Haven, CT. Our son Brett and his wife Sandra came over from Stamford. It was a great time. The cat was glad to see me back and almost immediately led me to the bag of Kitty Treats.

Albany Intercessor

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