Prayer Time

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.

Seni reminds us as we start, Father, help me to never be afraid to pray for the impossible.

We had some general requests this week, specifically for discernment after graduation and for those struggling with mental illness and addiction.

Sara asked for prayers for a family friend who found out last night he has stage 4 cancer. He went to the hospital for stomach pain and was told by doctors he won’t be leaving there.

Jim is asking prayers for his wife. Her cancer battle is really wearing her down.

Danny’s condition has turned to not good.

Frank was admitted to the hospital Friday night with the beginnings of congestive heart failure. His kidneys are not functioning properly; he has pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver from all his meds over the years; and kidney stones, which apparently triggered the episode.

Sue shared a request for prayers for a positive mindset and a speedy recovery for an upcoming surgery for a dear friend’s mother who was recently released from the hospital. Also for strength and peace for her friend.

Mandy is asking for unspoken prayers right away for a very special person.

Kellie needs prayers after being badly burned with third degree burns over 50% of her body. She will be in the burn unit for at least seven more weeks, and facing many surgeries. Praise God, she is responding well to the treatments and surgeries and all her organs are functioning within normal ranges! Please pray for this sweet young woman, her parents, her brother, other family, and the staff caring for her.

Jay is having breathing problems again and Andrew continues to battle pain and challenges in his struggle with cancer.

Jim and Joe are battling financial battles. They ask for people to look up with them.

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. Through Christ all things are possible. 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 Sara’s friend, Jim’s wife, Danny, Frank, Sue’s friend’s mother, Mandy, Kellie, Jay, Andrew, Jim and Joe. We pray for the families of all those You have called home. We grieve … You celebrate. 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.  In Jesus’ Name, 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: Do ordinary things in extraordinary ways.

 

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