Luke, Micah, and Proverbs

October 10, 2014

Now it came to pass, afterward, that he went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities–Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for him from their substance. (Luke 8:1-3)
      Jesus, come through our communities. Raise up more women who will minister to you. Raise up vocations for the Sisters of St. Mary.

And when a great multitude had gathered, and they had come to him from every city, he spoke by a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” (Luke 8:4-
      Lord Jesus, please help me to sow seeds that will produce a rich harvest. Whatever it takes, help me go out into the harvest fields that you have prepared for me to walk in.

But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. (Luke 8:15)
      Holy Spirit, help me to have a noble and good heart, keep your word in my heart, and help me bear fruit with patience.

For all people walk each in the name of his god, but we will walk in the name of the LORD our God forever and ever. (Micah 4:5)
      Help me to walke in your name, LORD, forever and ever.

The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. (Proverbs 15:29)
      Lord, help me to be righteous.

WORD: Look to me for blessing.
WORD: Keep coming into my presence and I will bless you.

Daily Lectionary
Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); Micah 3:9-4:5: Acts 24:24-25:12: Luke 8:1-15
Saturday: 137:1-6(7-9), 144 * 104; Micah 5:1-4,10-15: Acts 25:13-27: Luke 8:16-25

      Notes from the Front Lines

***** Please pray for the ill and the dying caused by Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, and elsewhere. It is decimating whole communities. Pray for wisdom and compassion for the governments of the world as they confront this epidemic.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:10 – 6:10 p.m.. Torre Bissell 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
199–“199 Promises of God”, a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible

Ted (volunteer in his 80s) — We prayed for him, for his granddaughter Camille, and for my wife Jean.

Dan (staff) — His kids are doing OK. We prayed for blessing on the whole family.

+ 199 Danny (32) and Tanya (29) — I asked Danny if he had ever given his life to Jesus. He said, “No. That would be a big step.” I challenged him to take it, which he did. He confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted the cleansing of forgiveness. I asked the two of them if they had ever prayed together before and they said, “Once.” They prayed silently together there at the table. I urged them to pray about getting married (they are in a “relationship”).

Gary (staff) — We prayed that his son Chris and his girlfriend Suzy will come to Christ and get married. We also prayed for Gary’s niece Jessica who was arrested for heroin possession.

+ 199 Christian (volunteer) — This teenager made a first-time commitment to Jesus.

Albany Intercessor


Luke 6, Hosea 14, and Psalm 106

October 6, 2014

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.

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(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
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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


Psalm 29:11

August 10, 2014

The LORD will give strength to his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace. (Psalm 29:11)
      LORD, I need your strength, your blessing and your peace.

WORD: Pray for my blessing, peace and strength.
WORD: No matter what happens, praise me.
Psalm 92:14, WORD: Look to me for fruitfulness.
WORD: Seek me; seek my face.
WORD: Pray for a revival among my people as they surrender their hearts to me.
WORD: Remember that I AM your strength–there is no other.
Psalm 80:19, WORD: Come to me and let me restore you.

Daily Lectionary
Sunday: 66, 67 * 19, 46; Judges 11:1-11,29-40: 2 Cor. 11:21b-31: Mark 4:35-41
Monday: 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; Judges 12:1-7: Acts 5:12-26: John 3:1-21
Holy Communion
29; Jonah 2:1-9; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33

      Notes from the Front Lines

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:00 – 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
199–“199 Promises of God”, a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible

Ted (volunteer) — He is suffering from peripheral neuropathy. His granddaughter Camille had her first pain free day last Sunday. Since then she has experienced mild pain from the Lyme’s disease. They have taken the picc out.

Dan (staff) — There was peace this week at the evening meals at the Schenectady City Mission. He is going camping at Lake Sacandaga.

199 Antonio (resident at the Mission) — “I love Jesus. Pray for all God’s children.”

+Sue (woman) — Pray for good weather. She is going to have cataract surgery.

Josh (young man) — His child is still with Child Protective Services. He was arrested which caused his child to be taken.

Tobias (regular on State St.) — He has moved to Cohoes but is still going to Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Schenectady. He prayed for a clear path for him and for his pastor.

Gary (staff) — He asked prayer for his son Chris and his fiancée Suzy and for his other son Josh.

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Steve Evans, Torre Bissell on State St. and Dn. Larry Hubert and Mark Pasko on Albany St.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
199–“199 Promises of God”, a small paperback with encouraging quotes from the Bible
NT– indicates received a New Testament

State St.

Sherry (young woman) — She asked prayer for her kids.

Cynthia (young woman) — She asked prayer that she would “get my kids back.”

+ NT Walter (man) — He was raised as an Anglican in Guyana and is now going to a Lutheran church. He gave his life to Jesus and accepted the forgiveness of his sins.

+Jessica (young woman) — We prayed for her and her baby Aidan.

+Donna (woman) — She was on her way to work.

++Deborah (regular) — She is now back in Schenectady and living with a friend until she can find an apartment she can afford. We prayed for that and that her Social Security payments would get cleared up.

Steve (man) — We prayed for his business to prosper.

+ NT James (man) — We prayed for his one-year-old son Alexia who has been having seizures. James confessed his sins and accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior.

+Liz (woman) — She asked prayer that things “would get better” and that she would be able to get a car.

+ NT Lucas (man) — He is struggling with alcohol addiction. He is in a program. He gave his life to Jesus and accepted the forgiveness of his sins.

+Margie (woman) — She asked prayer for her sister who has had a loss in her family.

+Jackie (older woman) — She asked prayer for “a way out of loneliness”. She asked Jesus to come into her heart.

++Travis (young man) — He asked prayer for his fiancée and for his kids and family. He confessed his sins and accepted God’s forgiveness. “I feel so much better now.”

+David (man) — “Loneliness.”

Albany St.

+Priest (man) — He asked prayer for guidance in his life.

+Beshem (man) — He asked prayer to be rid of the evil spirits in his life and for a closer relationship with God.

+Ervin (man) — He asked prayer for the pain in his feet.

+Angel (woman) — She asked prayer that she would get back to church.

+Estelle (woman) — She wanted peace for Pastor John and for healing.

+Sandy (woman) — She asked prayer for peace and strength.

+Ashante (woman) — She asked prayer for healing of her legs.

Albany Intercessor


Matthew 14, Romans 8, and Psalm 78

August 3, 2014

When Jesus heard it, He departed from there by boat to a deserted place by Himself. But when the multitudes heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities. And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. (Matthew 14:13-14)
      Holy Spirit, move our hearts to compassion for the lost and the least. As Jesus, did, help us heal the sick.

When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.” But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” (Matthew 14:15-16)
      Je3sus, help us heed your words and give what we have.

And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” He said, “Bring them here to Me.” (Matthew 14:17-18 )
      Father, please give us a heart to bring what we have to Jesus.

Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children. (Matthew 14:19-21)
      Jesus, help us look to our Father in heaven as you did and bless what we have to provide for your people. Thank you.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39)
      Holy Spirit, help us take these words to heart when we are weary and discouraged. Thank you.

My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old— things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. (Psalm 78:1-4)
      Father, I bless all those who minister the gospel to children and youths. Give many in this diocese a heart to reach out to the next generation by telling all the wonderful works you have done.

Words received recently:
WORD: Look to me for help in sharing the gospel.
Psalm 75:5, WORD: My people have become stiff-necked and will no longer take my yoke upon them.

Daily Lectionary
Sunday: 93, 96 * 34; Judges 6:1-24: 2 Cor. 9:6-15: Mark 3:20-30
Monday: 80 * 77, [79]; Judges 6:25-40: Acts 2:37-47: John 1:1-18
Holy Communion
78:1-29 or 78:14-20,23-25; Nehemiah 9:16-20; Romans 8:35-39; Matthew 14:13-21

      Notes from the Front Lines

***** Prayer Table Report, Trinity Watervliet, August 2, 2014, Prayer Team: Jeanne Gizara and Donna Hollar

Dan Schultz: He asked for general blessings. He played the harmonica for us and drew a sunshine picture captioned “Smile Watervliet.”

Deborah: for safety on her trip to California; for her friend Tom Healy, who recently died that he is with Jesus.

Steve Dresssel: for God’s grace and that there would be a special gift of love today and that all would have a great future.

Mother, toddler and baby walking by: blessings

Kevin: further improvement on his hurt foot. He was told that he would never walk again, but there he was, walking past us with an orthopedic boot. He gives God the glory.

***** Christ Church Schenectady Prayer Table Report, Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:10 – 10:30 a.m. Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko, Steve Evans, Torre Bissell on State St. and Dn. Larry Hubert and Julie Rickson on Albany St.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

Albany St.

+Carmen — homeless, needs provisions for her life, finances, food.

+Navesha (prostitute) — no job, drinking

+Mooie Desire (prostitute) — For new life

+Dorotyy — for provisions for her life, for children.

State St.

Naru (man, blind in one eye and missing part of left arm) — We prayed for restoration of his eye and arm.

Laurant (man) — “Hit and Run” prayer

Theresa (woman) — She asked prayer for Ralph in Minnesota. Both of them had severe abuse in childhood. They were engaged but that broke up because he was abusive

+Ed (man, drunk) — He had missed his bus.

++Chester (man, 60) — He needs help from God to stop drinking.

+Mark (man) — He fell on his back and is in a lot of pain.

+Mike (man) — He asked prayer for “me and my family.”

Jarret (11 year old boy) with heart problems. He had 3 heart surgeries by the age of 5.

+Danny (man) — “I want to make a new beginning.” He recommitted his life to Jesus.

(woman) — She asked prayer for her mom, Bonmati, who is very sick. The woman said, “I’m a Hindu. I believe in Jesus. There is only one God.”

***** CHRIST CHURCH NEIGHBORHOOD MEAL, July 27, 2014 – Chuck and Theresa Rinaldo

+ – Cross
R – Sharon brought us some of her “Jesus” rocks (which she painted) to give to people as a remembrance that Jesus is our rock solid foundation.

+/R – Shawn asked that he be able to stay straight. Asked for prayer for Alicia who is pregnant and using drugs.

R – Julie asked for prayer for protection for her granddaughter Maria who is in boot camp.

+ – Sharon is seeing a surgeon in August to schedule surgery for her arm which was broken a year ago. Pray the Lord guide, direct and give the surgeon discernment as he repairs the break. She has been experiencing pain all over her body and asked for relief and healing.

Kevin – Sharon sees him collecting bottles on the street, doesn’t know if he is homeless, but asked for us to pray for him.

Albany Intercessor


Matthew 28:9-10 and Acts 2:1

August 1, 2014

[I am recovering now from the right knee replacement in June and am starting the prayer notes again. There are MANY prayer table reports that have come in during the past two months. I am afraid that I just can’t get them all out to you, but I have appreciated them. My Inbox has gotten totally out of control with over 1,900 entries. Serious weeding is necessary. Torre]

And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. (Matthew 28:9)
      Jesus, please come and meet us with your word of joy so that we too may fall at your feet and worship you.

Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.” (Matthew 28:10)
      Holy Spirit, please help us fearlessly go and deliver Jesus’ word to the Brethren.

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (Acts 2:1)
      Father, please bring us to this same accord throughout this diocese. Thank you.

Words received recently:
WORD: Praise me for the many times I have rescued you from trouble.
Psalm 72, WORD: Pray for my righteousness in the public life of the nation.
WORD: Give me your heart.
Matthew 7:24-27 WORD: I have set you on a rock — my son Jesus — do not be afraid.

Morning Prayer
Friday: 69:1-23(24-30)31-38 * 73; Judges 5:1-18: Acts 2:1-21: Matt. 28:1-10
Saturday: 75, 76 * 23, 27; Judges 5:19-31: Acts 2:22-36: Matt. 28:11-20

      Notes from the Front Lines

***** Liz Miller, Diocese of Down and Dromore in Ireland spoke at the Healing Service at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center at the Diocesan Convention. She strongly recommended the following book (which is available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition). I have read it and strongly recommend it myself. Torre
      The GRACE OUTPOURING by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:00 – 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
rock–indicates small rock hand painted by Sharon with the name “Jesus” on it and a cross

Antonio (man) — We blessed him.

Ted (volunteer) — His daughter is still stuggling with Lyme’s disease.

Dan (staff) — We prayed for the blessing of peace at the Schenectady City Mission meals. On Monday evening a new comer to the meals started a fight.

Gary (staff) — We prayed for his witness at a new part-time job and we prayed for his son Chris and his job situation.

+Jeffrey (man) — He gave thanks for the way God has blessed him.

rock Joanie (woman) — She is looking for a safe place to live.

+ James (man) — He asked prayer for his dog Val who died a month ago. He also asked prayer for his fellow soldiers who died in Iraq (he was there 8 months).

rock Matt (man) — He asked prayer for his brother John who is going through “issues”.

Chuck (man) — He has possible prostate problems.

Torre (man) — Speed recovery from knee replacement and relief of pain.

+ rock Tamara (young woman) — She is scared for her mom and asked prayer that her mom would be safe.

+ Jennifer (woman) — She asked prayer for safety.

rock Josh (young man) — He asked prayer that he would get his daughter back from Child Protective Services.

***** We had a family reunion in July:


Albany Intercessor


Jeremiah 31:33-34

June 6, 2014

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. (Jeremiah 31:33)
      LORD, write your Torah on my mind and heart so that I will be a man after your own heart.

No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” (Jeremiah 31:34)
      Holy Spirit, so move at the Diocesan Convention that each person there will come away from the weekend knowing you and our Father in heaven and his son Jesus Christ. Thank you

A word received: Give me your attention so that you can hear my word.
A word received: Trust me; I AM in charge.

Morning Prayer
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Jer. 31:27-34: Eph. 5:1-20: Matt. 9:9-17
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * –; Ezek. 36:22-27: Eph. 6:10-24: Matt. 9:18-26
Eve of Pentecost: –: * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20: 1 Pet. 2:4-10
The Day of Pentecost: 118 * 145; Deut. 16:9-12: Acts 4:18-21,23-33: John 4:19-26
Holy Communion
Pentecost Principal Service: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22: Acts 2:1-11 or Ezekiel 11:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17

      Notes from the Front Lines

***** Liz Miller, Diocese of Down and Dromore in Ireland spoke at the Healing Service at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday. She strongly recommended the following book (which is available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition). I am currently reading it and strongly recommend it myself. Torre
      The GRACE OUTPOURING by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts.

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, June 5, 2014, 5:00 – 6:10 p.m.. Torre 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

3 or 4 people said, “God bless you,” as I walked in the door past the people waiting to enter to get their evening meal.

Herman (man) — He said God has been blessing him.

Ted (volunteer) — His granddaughter Camille is getting a new drug intravenously.

Dan (staff) — He asked for prayer for Joshua who was involved in a fight last week.

+ a Antonio (young man) — “A job.” We prayed for a blessing on his search.

+ 199 Steve and + Sarah (young couple, she is pregnant by him) — Steve just rededicated his life to Jesus two nights ago. A water pipe burst over the fuse box in their apartment house and they are staying at the mission.

+Sonia (woman) — Her son is autistic and getting picked on by other kids. +Justine her finance and their baby Malachi — he wants to be God’s man. They are getting evicted and their finances are in disarray.

+Christina and + Cliff and many nephews and nieces and +children –We prayed for her mother Mary whom they suspect has cancer.

***** Prayer Table, June 5th, 12:15 – 1:15, State Street, Schenectady, Carol MacNaughton, Mark Pasko and guitar
+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

+ Javier (age 10) blessing
+ Boniture – blessing

++ Linda Thanking the Lord for this day. Took extra cross to give away

Jamie – walk by blessing

++ Demita – on her way to see a friend in need (we could see the ambulance)

Roger – safety and happiness for his family

+ Carol – pain in her body, that the masses in her lungs not be cancerous

+ Dominic – God’s blessing

Runner – blessed us!

+Jay (young man) love

+ Raphael – prayers for his grandma in the hospital

Mary – healing of digestion problems

+ Tom – blessing; prayers to battle his borderline dementia, arrival of his first Social Security check

Albany Intercessor


Ephesians

June 5, 2014

[Note from Torre: We are going to the Diocesan Convention and then on Tuesday I will be having my right knee replaced at Saratoga Hospital. I expect to be off the computer for the next couple of weeks.]

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, (Ephesians 4:11-12)
      Holy Spirit, help me be the evangelist you have called me to be so that the whole body of Christ is built up. Thank you.

“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. (Ephesians 4:26-27)
      [Note from Torre: people have asked us what the “secret” is of staying married for 50 years, and our answer is always the same: “Don’t go to bed angry.”

      Holy Spirit, move in the hearts and wills and minds and spirits of the couples of this diocese so that they choose to lie down and be at peace with one another each night. Thank you.

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32)
      Amen.

A word received: Be still and know that I Am God. Be still and listen.

Morning Prayer
Thursday: 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Zech. 4:1-14: Eph.4:17-32: Matt. 9:1-8
Friday: 102 * 107:1-32; Jer. 31:27-34: Eph. 5:1-20: Matt. 9:9-17
Saturday: 107:33-43, 108:1-6(7-13) * –; Ezek. 36:22-27: Eph. 6:10-24: Matt. 9:18-26
Eve of Pentecost: –: * 33; Exod. 19:3-8a,16-20: 1 Pet. 2:4-10
The Day of Pentecost: 118 * 145; Deut. 16:9-12: Acts 4:18-21,23-33: John 4:19-26
Holy Communion
Pentecost Principal Service: 104:25-37 or 104:25-32 or 33:12-15,18-22: Acts 2:1-11 or Ezekiel 11:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 or Acts 2:1-11; John 20:19-23 or John 14:8-17

      Notes from the Front Lines

***** Liz Miller, Diocese of Down and Dromore in Ireland spoke at the Healing Service at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center on Tuesday. She strongly recommended the following book (which is available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition). I am currently reading it and strongly recommend it myself. Torre
      The GRACE OUTPOURING by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts.

***** Prayer Table Report ST. ANN’S OF AMSTERDAM, (Monday, June 2, 2014; 9:45-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. A gorgeous, sun-splashed morning. Lots of people out and about. Today we gave away free T-shirts and slightly-used running shoes from a road race recently held in Johnstown. We also gave away the usual free non-perishable food we offer each Monday.)

t– received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.
a — anointed with Holy Oil.
f — received free non-perishable food.
s, T — received free running shoes and T shirt.

s — ETHEL — This sweet older woman has come to our healing services and even bible study in recent months. She walks all over Amsterdam delivering food to friends and relatives. SHe took a pair of our sneakers. She needs them with all the walking she does for others!

f,s — EDWIN and MARIA — This couple comes nearly every Monday for prayer and food. They said today, as they always do, “God bless you!” to us.

a,t, s T,f — HEATHER — This young woman was driving by and stopped at the traffic light, and she asked “How much do they (shoes) cost?” When we told her they were free, she backed up, parked and came over. She took a couple of pairs of shoes, some food, a cross and asked for prayer. Anointed her with Holy Oil. Then she started to weep and said, “I am having a bad time right now. I asked God for some help while I was driving a few minutes ago, and … here you are! He helped me!” We prayed for her good health and protection and for her boyfriend (no name) who is traveling a long distance today.

s T, f — DONNA — This woman is a runner who stopped a few months ago in the cold and snow and has been coming by ever since for prayer and the free items we offer. We prayed for her to be safe while she is running in the streets.

s T, f — NANCY — She always stops every Monday. She is a woman who lives with her sister and they are grateful for the food she says ” … helps us get by.” We prayed for her to be safe.

f, s T — DARCY — Always asks for a blessing for protection and good health. She tried on a pair of shoes, kept them on and tossed her old ones away!

s T, f — RITA — Requested prayer for healing (no details) and safety.

a, f, s T, a — BIANCA — This older woman has been asking for protection from demons who she says are always lurking around her. She said since we have been praying for her, the demons have stopped bothering her and can’t “get to her” anymore. But we again asked God the father to keep these evil spirits away; to send them to Jesus to bind and do with as He will.

f, s T, a — MARCIA — This woman from Altamont has become a regular at the Monday free meal across the street at the Masonic Temple and also at the table. She said she came to our last Community Meal at St. Ann’s. She is extremely needy. She has three teen-aged children and one of them (son, ADAM) was recently beaten up and robbed and has needed medical attention she said she cannot afford. We prayed for her to be delivered from the financial woes she is having and for her family to be safe and well.

a, f, s T — JENNY — This young woman said she fell last night and is “hurting.” We prayed for healing for Jenny.

s T, f — ED — Semi-regular who stops sometimes. This time he asked for prayer “to be well.”

s T — MARSHALL — Young man with obvious behavioral problems he cannot always control has sometimes cussed at us and made gestures. Today he was as calm and polite as can be. He said “Thank you very much” and smiled after taking a pair of shoes.

Albany Intercessor


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