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.

As we approach the throne room, let’s remember to respond with faith and not fear, knowing the promises of God and His mighty hand will hold us through any situation!

Dave’s brain cancer is back. He’s home and started chemo. He is keeping very positive but starting to feel some effects from the medication. The family is struggling to get 24/7 care set up for him.

Jim’s recovery outreach was interrupted by a medical issue which required hospitalization. He suspended his Ride Around America for Addition Awareness to return home to get well. The cross country trip by bike took a physical toll on him with doctors recommending the health break, but as a praise, his outreach led 51 into detox, followed immediately into a free six month treatment program.

Nate’s aunt has fallen and hit her already injured neck.

Andrew continues to battle pain and challenges in his struggle with cancer, while Jon faces lung issues and Jim and Joe are battling financial battles. They ask for people to look up with them.

Special prayers for those struggling with PTSD and the victims of senseless tragedies that speckle our news feeds.

We lost a New York high school freshman, Ryan, who took his own life; Rev. Paul, a retired elder in the New England UMC Conference; Sandra’s dad who just died, and her mom, Irene, who is in the hospital from a car accident and lung cancer; Joe’s dad; Jordan who watched her mother Irene take her last breath as she left this world and entered eternity with the Lord; and others known only to You. Please keep the families in your prayers.

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 Dave, Jim, Nate’s aunt, Andrew, Jon, 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

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: It hurts when God has to pry things out of our hand! — Corrie Ten Boom

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4 Responses to Prayers!

  1. Chaste A Rainbow says:


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  2. Catherine Townsend-Lyon ~ Recovery Advocate/Author says:

    Thank you, Joe, for the kind words and uplifting Big Jim Downs and Marisol in prayer. I know he appreciates all you do with sharing his amazing Biking Around America 4 Addiction Awareness and witnessing that recovery is possible through HIS and our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

    God Bless,


  3. Catherine Townsend-Lyon ~ Recovery Advocate/Author says:

    Reblogged this on Gambling Recovery Can Start Here. Sharing Hope, Awareness, and Support. and commented:
    Big Jim Downs is being supported by many like my dear friend and Amazing Author, Joe Siccardi. He shares that he is keeping Jim uplifted in PRAYER as Jim had to come off biking America for now due to a few health issues. God Speed Big Jim!



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