Our Father

I hope this becomes a Saturday fixture. I know the requests are on my prayer list and I hope you consider putting them on yours as you place your petitions before the Lord Sunday.

Specifically, we heard Billy needs prayers to get through his addictions. He’s caught up in the dope trap shooting meth. His family needs prayer as well, who are always fearing that call — either he’s in jail again or he’s dead.

Stacia asked for prayers. While she is getting better, she has been battling blurry vision, racing heart, shortness of breath and weakness.

Amanda asked for prayers for her co-worker and her family who lost everything in a house fire.

Julianne asked prayer warriors to gather for Jay, who is battling late stage colon cancer and in high pain.!

Elsie asked for prayer for her grandson Brice. He is gravely ill and almost died last week before being diagnoses with Addison Disease. He is under treatment, but there have been complications from ongoing juvenile diabetes.

Sue is placing her best friend Barbara before the Lord. Barbara is suffering from severe depression. Sue added, Barbara rescues dogs and is the kindest person she knows.

Babies Marcus and Joseph are battling the stomach bug and a cold, respectively, both with fevers.

Andrew will lead us into prayer time.

I love this father’s wisdom,
such a blessing of warm grace
that points me to the Kingdom
where I can touch God’s face.
Not mere words, this inspiration
that lifts my eyes unto the Light;
I take the hand, the invitation
to rise again into the fight.
This place of wrath and tears
is my holy destiny,
and the answer to my fears
is the God who died for me.
Cancer may yet win this game,
but on my dying lips, God’s name.

We come to You, Lord, because You reign and we trust You! We may be broken and battered but know You heal and quiet the soul. You are the source for all that happens in our lives. We thank You for the many blessings we have received this week — some we unfortunately didn’t notice. Nonetheless, those blessings are ever-present in our lives. We thank You for healing. We thank You for slowing us down. We thank You for providing us our daily needs — no more and no less. We thank You for being with us, listening to us, walking with us on this journey. We thank You for the support of our family and friends … for seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary — sunrises, sunsets, flowers, kids laughing, adventures, good news amid the bad news from Billy, Jay and Brice. We also know we can come to You with our concerns and they will be heard. We lift up those family members and friends who are battling various physical, emotional, financial, career or spiritual issues and ask not for Your guidance and healing (although that would be welcomed) but to keep reminding us we are not alone in our battles. Specifically we lift up Stacia, Amanda’s friend, Barbara, Marcus, Joseph, Andrew and the family and friends of Grace and all those You have called home. We grieve … You celebrate. We pray for obedience to Your Will so Your Light shines through us. And we come to You in the confidence of the words taught by Your Son Jesus. Amen.

Keep your joys and concerns coming. They have been and will be included during my prayer time and I trust they will be on the lips of my followers as well as they approach the altar. All it takes is a couple of keystrokes under the “Contact Me” button on the top bar {or to the right if you’re not a follower yet}. I hope it becomes your best friend as you navigate around the site so we can all be viable prayer warriors. You can also comment or reach me at wisdomfromafather@gmail.com.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: He who keeps a cool head stays out of hot water… — Vern McLellan, Proverbs for People

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About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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