Together in 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)

We received some praises this week! Bethany’s husband has found a permanent job after five months unemployed and six months as a contractor.

Maryann’s husband is home from deployment and we made it to our new location., Now they are house hunting and living in a hotel, trying to find something they love and can close on before Aug 30.

Carol asks prayers for her upcoming mammogram. She has been diagnosed with cancer.

Frances is dealing with anxiety and worry about the family’s living situation and the kids’ school stuff coming up.

David is at the ER with his son.

Arthur is living with pain of another loss.

Kenneth is wheelchair bound and in hospice care, while Andrew inches closer to the end as well.

Sophi asks for prayers her liver enzyme count will be lowered.

Lisa asks for prayers for a strong movement in mental health awareness.

Paula is asking for prayer her house sells.

Mollie starts a new full time job Monday.

Sherene is asking for prayers the size of her thyroid nodules are reduced so she can avoid surgery.

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.

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 thank you for the good news received by Bethany and Maryanne, but 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 Maryanne, Carol, Frances, David and his son, Sophi, Lisa, Paula, Mollie, Sherene, Kevin 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: Salvation is not a reward for the righteous but a gift for the guilty. — Steven Lawson

 

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