Keep Praying … He’s Listening

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).

I will lead this week’s charge. Lord, may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight  as I take the pulpit tomorrow at Howland (ME) United Methodist Church.

Prayers go out to the people of the Bahamas as they literally rebuild their island and for all who were affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Mark is stable after surgery earlier this week for triple bypass with three arteries blocked, including an occluded aorta.. He has been transferred from CVICU to a regular room and is off all IVs and doing more PT. Praise God. The miracle continues.

Donna’s  father-in-law is in a Cleveland hospital with many life-threatening complications from a routine procedure. Pray for mother-in-law Loretta and Donna’s husband James as they have conversations, make decisions, and imagine scenarios none of us ever want to conceive. Please lift them up … prayers for healing and peace.

Nel’s husband has been put on the ventilator again. He can’t breathe.

Bettina is facing a series of operations that will sideline her for six weeks.

Jeff’s wife will be making the toughest decision of her life as she take him off life support as soon as his family arrives.

Carol is battling stage 4 cancer.

Aamir is having very bad lower back pain that goes into both thighs. After X-ray, the doctor said it is a nerve problem. Need your prayers.

Kate was born with a bad kidney and is expecting her first child (a little girl). She is going to be induced Tuesday. Prayers the Lord watches over both mother and child.

Andrew continues to stare down death. He can see the other side of the Jordan through his pain and could use all the prayers that can be mustered.

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, the people of the Bahamas, Mark, Donna’s father-in-law, Nel’s husband, Bettina, Jeff’s wife, Carol, Aamir, Kate, 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: Prayer is not a “spare wheel” you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout.

 

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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3 Responses to Keep Praying … He’s Listening

  1. I see the other side from here,
    but it’s not a bathos-wallow.
    Harbingers, though, are very clear,
    and it’s really tough to swallow.
    Nonetheless, there’s no despair,
    for death is life’s obverse.
    I put my heart into God’s care,
    and cancer’s not a curse.
    It’s a platform that has raised me high,
    seeing pasage of future, and of past.
    The day of ending’s surely nigh,
    when I do go home at last.
    In going, I’m gifted to understand
    that I was always in His hand.

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