On Our Knees

As we build this community prayer platform, we ask the Lord to listen to our petitions with full confidence they not only are heard but acted upon by God according to His holy will. These requests are on my prayer list and I hope you consider putting them on yours as you place your petitions before the Lord Sunday.

We actually have thank yous to kick off our prayer time.

Gavin was discharged this week. The family thanks God and us for the prayers. There is still have more recovery but they get to do it at home.

Mary Beth is battling cancer and needs prayers for calmness and peace.

Baby Maren has been moved to Neonatal ICU. The family — Sunnie, Jeff and Maren — asks to be included in our thoughts and prayers.

Beverly is asking for prayer. She is going through some trials with work, home and health and needs healing and deliverance in Jesus. Kelley, too, would appreciate prayer. She’s been struggling all week and just can’t seem to get back in balance.

The wound on Kevin’s leg opened and is infected again after cutting his leg on a jagged board two months ago. He also asks prayers for his brother and family and his father was rushed to the hospital with pneumonia.

Jim and Joe are battling financial demons and attacks and Andrew continues to have more pain and challenges.

We come to You, Lord, because prayer is the least yet the greatest thing we can do for each other. When two or more are gathered in Your name, we confidently know You are with us. What better company can we have? 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 progress being made. 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. 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 Gavin, Mary Beth, Maren Sunnie, Jeff,  Beverly, Kelley, Kevin, Jim, Joe and Andrew. We pray for obedience to Your Will so Your “Son” Light shines through us through the power of the Spirit. And we come to You through 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 your lips as well as you 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: Life has a delicate beauty that is often lost in the perceptions of the world around you. When you look at life, do you see beauty?

About wisdomfromafather

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