May these words …

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.

Let’s remember to approach the throne room and respond with faith and not fear, knowing the promises of God and His mighty hand will hold us through any situation! Sometimes, all it takes is just one prayer to change everything. Something extraordinary happens when two or more agree together in prayer.

What is one of the most important things we should do as Christians?

Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, (Ephesians 6:18)

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer as I take the pulpit tomorrow.

Cat was scratched by a cat with the infection quickly spreading to both hands, necessitating surgery and causing a lot of pain.

We heard of a few kids who suffered dog bites, pneumonia and a harsh cough. Pray for them.

Victoria has colon cancer and is having surgery in three days to remove tumor and stage cancer.

Joni is waiting for her cancer surgery on her face for Bessel Cell Cancer.

Edwin just went to ER. Pray God heals and restores his legs completely and removes any pain.

Kevin is still facing the toughest challenge of his life with chronic kidney disease, crippling arthritis, neuropathy, a totally pinched sciatic nerve, and extremely painful bone on bone in his right hip.

Jim is asking for prayer as he was given the opportunity to seed a church in Tennessee to reach the sick and suffering lost and hopeless souls afflicted with addiction, giving them hope and real help while ministering the love of Jesus Christ into their life.

DeBorah has been hospitalized for acute colon disease and an autoimmune disorder affecting her digestive system. In addition, she needs to pay rent and phone bill.

Andrew inches closer to the end as well. He reported bleeding from places that really should not bleed, breathing off the top of his lungs, and swellings along his neck and collarbone that make it hard to swallow anything more than a cold drink.

There were a host of unspoken prayer requests and we heard of a number of deaths this week. Prayers for their families as they go through this earthly trial. We grieve … heaven rejoices.

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 Joe, Cat, the kids, Victoria, Joni, Edwin, Kevin, Jim, DeBorah, and Andrew and all those needing Your healing touch. 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: You lose hope when you don’t focus on the right thing.

 

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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2 Responses to May these words …

  1. Lord, I ask one thing of You,
    and I know You’ll understand.
    At the end let my aim be true,
    and give me, Lord, a steady hand.
    I am surrounded and beset
    and will not survive this night.
    I ask Thee, Lord, do not forget
    to give me strength for the fight.
    My foe would drive me to my bed
    where a loathsome fate I’d meet.
    Grant me, God, the will instead
    to stand, and die upon my feet.
    To belittle weakness, yeah, it’s wrong,
    but let me die among the strong!

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