And they were all amazed at the majesty of God. (Luke 9:43a)
Jesus, bring us to that same awe of God’s majesty.
“Let these words sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.” (Luke 9:44)
Lord, you are still being betrayed into the hands of sinful people.
Then a dispute arose among them as to which of them would be greatest. And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him by him, and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all will be great.” (Luke 9:46-48 )
Holy Spirit, please help us come to Jesus as little children.
Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him. (Acts 28:30-31)
Father, help us receive all who come to us, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching all that concerns the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence as Paul did.
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call upon him as long as I live. (Psalm 116:1-2)
LORD, I love you — thank you for hearing me when I cry out to you.
WORD: Come to me and know me.
Saturday: 20, 21:1-7(8-14) * 110:1-5(6-7), 116, 117; Ecclus. 3:17-31 or Jeremiah 38:14-28; Acts 28:17-31; Luke 9:37-50
Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; Ecclus. 4:1-10 or Jer. 29:1,4-14: 1 Cor. 10:1-13: Matt. 16:13-20
Notes from the Front Lines
***** Please pray for the ill and the dying caused by Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and elsewhere. It is decimating whole communities. Pray for wisdom and compassion for the governments of the world as they confront this epidemic.
***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Steve Evans, Toni Loveless, and Torre Bissell on State St. and Dcn. Larry Hubert and Mark Pasko on Albany St. Rain, heavy at times.
+–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
B–indicates received a Bible
Mark (man) — “healing for Mary”
Coretha (blind woman) — We prayed for protection and that she will reach her destination.
(Muslim man) — “I already prayed.”
Torre & Steve (men) — We prayed for Steve’s business and for Jean.
Toni (woman) — She has an infected tooth which is causing her pain. We prayed for healing and guidance for the dentist.
Will (man) — We prayed that he would be the man and father God is calling him to be. We also prayed for his sons Will, Jr. and Raymond.
a Lincoln (man)
Moses (regular) — He had an operation on his pancreas.
a 199 + Alex (young man) — He gave his burdens and his sins and life to Jesus and accepted his forgiveness and cleansing.
+ 199 B Ishmael (young man) — He confessed his sins to Jesus and asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior. He was thrilled to know that he had a Father in heaven that he can cry out to. I showed him Psalm 130 as a model for crying out to God.
Eric — for provision and protection for the dog.
Teligza and Tibel (son) –for protection
Tinia — Protection in his life.
Rodney — “Hit and Run” prayer on way to work.
Mike (mailman) — Protection on the street
Kasie — Asked prayer for Mary her sister who is having a baby.