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Open to me the gates of righteousness,
    that I may enter through them
    and give thanks to the Lord.
This is the gate of the Lord;
    the righteous shall enter through it.
I thank you that you have answered me
    and have become my salvation.
The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone.[b]
This is the Lord‘s doing;
    it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:19-24 (ESV)

This was a day of celebration, thanks, and praise. Because it was Thanksgiving, we decided to meet in the morning instead of at night and have a meal together—communion. Along with our usual band of intercessors and prayer warriors, we welcomed friends, family, and a group of guys from Redeemer Church on Schoolhouse Road. The morning air was crisp, but unseasonably warm and sunny.

Around 9am, we opened in prayer together and broke into the donuts, pumpkin pie, breakfast casserole and fruit. We finished with bagels and grape juice for our communion meal. Jeff asked us to think of the Lord’s supper not just as a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice for us on the cross, but also a symbol of His present provision for us, and a taste of the great marriage supper of the Lamb that is to come.

We left our food and beverages at the monument and hiked to the top of the stairs. Josh led us in worship with songs like “Great are You, Lord,” “Holy Spirit,” and “Good, Good Father.” We read some scripture and Christopher shared some of his visions for revival. Lila talked about the holiness of God, and His great mercy. We prayed for safety for the parade in NYC and for everyone in the City given the recent terror attacks. We worshipped in song a bit more and then broke into small groups and prayed as we looked out over the Albany. Jeff had a vision of foundations of stone being split as we prayed. When we finished, Josh led us in a few more songs, and we sang praises to our King from the steps of the New York State Capitol. As we packed up, a lady walked by and said she heard us singing and it was beautiful 🙂

Our prayer group was blown away by the energy and sincerity of the new hearts that joined us. We have so much to be thankful for, and so much to look forward to. Revival is coming!

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord

All the earth Albany will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing
Great are You, Lord

 

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