Need Prayer?

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.

Michia and her husband Chad were in motorcycle wreck. She is ok with lots of scrapes but Chad was life flighted to Baltimore with two broken arms and multiple fractures. Prayers requested.

Marilyn is undergoing radiation therapy following surgery for cancer. She is experiencing extreme anxiety and is unable to stay alone at home. She needs prayer to find the right people to spend a few hours with her starting Aug. 19.

DeBorah was released from the hospital and has begun working on rehab with the Visiting Nurse Service. Please pray for Divine favor as she navigates through the process of getting better and stronger.

Katie broke her toe this morning. Still smiling and praying.

DeeDee has been suffering from severe indigestion.

Please pray for David. He is very depressed and broken. Pray for healing and strength, in mind, heart, spirit and body.

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.

Andrew inches closer to the end as well with his usual touch of humor dampening the pain. He reported new golf ball-sized tumor in the navel, of all places. Hurts a lot, and worse, it’s UG-LY! He has to wear looser shirts, as the upper abdominal tumors now print through what I wear (say it with me … UG-LY!). He has a constant fever, but at least Barb can truthfully say he’s hot. His throat’s almost swollen shut, so he has to alternate ice-cold sugar-free Rip-Its and light beer (hell on the pancreas) to keep the pain down enough to breathe, swallow, and eat. But any excuse for a beer, yeah?Sleep is sketchy, dreams eerie, and it’s better to be awake. Yet, “God is good, all the time.”

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, Michia, Chad, Marilyn, DeBorah, Katie, DeeDee, David, Kevin, 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

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: In our lives we will go through storms of all kinds. The key is how you handle your storm.


About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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2 Responses to Need Prayer?

  1. Prayers now for the fallen,
    for El Paso, lost in woe,
    but we must be recalling
    that we reap that which we sow.
    We’ve promoted disaffection
    and dystopian narrative.
    In each media selection
    we take more than we give.
    Gentle folk need now pack pistols,
    and perhaps a throwing knife.
    This should be clear as crystal:
    ”armed’ may save your life.
    In kicking out a loving Lord
    we’ve bought what we cannot afford.


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