Lord, Hear Our 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)

First, a thank You for my wife. Although she has been gone for almost 11 years, I thank You for the 40 years You gave us. I miss her … but I’m daily reminded of her in the little things that surround me. I was blessed to have her in my life … to guide me … to strengthen me … to love me. Happy, Happy Anniversary Red! Yesterday … Today … Tomorrow … For All Eternity.

Prayers of safety for all those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Scott  has been suffering with liver disease for several years and has had cancer of the liver.  Recently he had to have exploratory surgery to visually see if the cancer was completely gone and it is. He was put on the liver donor list and is very near the top, but developed a fever and ended up at the Cleveland Clinic where he has been treated for his problems. After a CAT scan they determined he had an infection in the incision from the surgery where they removed the scab on the incision. They have cleaned everything and put him on two antibiotics until things clear. He is hoping everything will clear up and he will be able to remain on the donor list. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Jaime is a retirement community manager led by the Lord who needs prayer for an interview for a new position. He is a maturing believer of 30 plus years … and still learning.

A number of people are asking prayers for discernment, including Cindy, Carol and Joe.

Mandy’s Dad, 84, is beginning to fail. Angiogram showed no native arteries are working and only three of four bypass arteries doing the work. Diagnosed with Stage 3 congestive heart failure. Not much can be done for him … except prayer.

Brenda asks for prayers. She has kidney stones.

Stacey is recovering from major surgery.

The days are getting harder for Andrew as continues to battle.

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 Ruth, 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 those affected by Hurricane Dorian, Scott, Jaime, Cindy, Carol, Joe, Mandy’s dad, Brenda, Stacey, Andrew and all those needing Your healing touch and guidance. 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: We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. — Corrie ten Boom

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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4 Responses to Lord, Hear Our Prayer

  1. God, why is this happening?
    I call, but do You hear?
    Every day is shattering;
    do You care about my fear?
    I see it now with horror,
    what’s happening to me.
    In the mirror I see Mordor,
    and I can no longer flee.
    In quiet comes the answer,
    deep tolling of a bell.
    “Yes, boy, it’s cancer,
    but I sent my Son to hell.”
    Don’t know about the strength to pray,
    but I’ll hang on or one more day.

  2. Hopeful50 says:

    Joe, this is beautiful – the way you rally the call to pray. I just prayed in agreement for all. Andrew is a special friend whom I met IN PERSON last year. What a blessing for sure.

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