Joys and Concerns

This is a special  Sunday — the day we celebrate the cornerstone of our faith, the Resurrection of Our Lord! He paid the price on Good Friday so we might have life everlasting in communion and fellowship with Him.

As we build this community prayer platform, with help from the #PrayerWarriors team, 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.

Of course we can’t begin our petitions without expressing the greatest joy. He Is Risen! He Is Alive! He Is With Us!

We thank You God for giving us the greatest gift, Your Son. Why? Because You so loved us!

But amid the joy, there are some sorrows facing us mortals as we battle our own demons and illnesses. They can wear us down, but we know — because of Jesus — we’re not alone. You walk along side of each and every one of us. Or as Fatima notes, the happiest moments of her life are called “answered prayers”.

Lord, Erica noted today is an on the sofa day though it’s beautiful as ever outside. She notes she has to listen to her body and physically, mentally, and financially is just drained. Still, she trusts fully in God with all her mind and heart for answers/provision.

Germaine asks for prayer for our Christian family in France.

Grandma is refusing medication and walking a thin line. If she doesn’t take this medicine she will go into a coma and possible never wake up.

MaryLee asks for prayer for someone very close who has just been hospitalized, and in the CDU ward. She is asking for big healing prayers, positive vibes, and anything else that will help her get better and out of the hospital.

Kari’s mom is fighting for her life right now. She is a mother of six and a grandma of five. She’s been battling this for almost tree years and doctors say she doesn’t have a lot of time. She is in ICU on life support and in need of a liver.

Bentley is battling a very rare cancer called neuroblastoma for the third time. He just had emergency surgery done to his spinal cord after his tumor was growing larger and larger and now Bentley’s insurance company has denied their third appeal for possible life-saving treatment recommended by his doctors because “the service is not medically necessary.” Bentley’s mom said the treatment would cost $85,000 a dose and he would need two doses. With tears in her eyes, Krystal , his mom, explained they are running out of time and options.

Andrew continues to battle pain and challenges in his struggle with cancer, while 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 Erica, the people of France {and throughout the world}, Grandma, MaryLee’s friend, Kari’s mom, Bentley and his family,  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: Never let go of your hope.

 

 

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