Instant 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).

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.

The family and I were blessed by arrival of Ivy Lynn, 6 pound, 4 ounce, 18 1/2 inch long, daughter of Taylor (my granddaughter) and Michael. She made her appearance at 3:13 p.m. Lord, I thank you for this gift. Give my grandchildren the same strength and wisdom You blessed me and my children with to raise her as Your special child, with potential and possibilities way beyond their belief. They will not be perfect and neither were we. She will not be perfect and neither were we. But, let us all remember whose child she is … Yours. May Ivy Lynn grow as a reflection of the One who made her all the days of her life.

Annie reported she was pain free in her right ankle and foot first time in 10 months! All glory to ADONAI!

Nerve testing revealed severe carpel tunnel in both wrists for Helen. Surgery on both in future.

Amanda fell off a horse broke her hip. Surgery was performed and she has to be off her feet 6-8 weeks.

Daniel is in the hospital, quarantined due to meningitis.

Jordyn, 15, suffered a spinal cord injury during a football game at Fort Bend’s Austin High School two weeks ago and remains hospitalized.

A family in Thomson, GA, lost three children in a car accident Thursday morning, ages 16, 14, 12. Prayers for the family.

David headed to the hospital! Prayers requested.

Michele is feeling overwhelmed with emotion as God closes a six year chapter of his life and the family  moves to a totally new location. “The door is open … now I have got to walk forward in faith, leaving behind me everything that is familiar and secure. Please help me Lord Jesus.”

Jayce is doing well, although doctors haven’t set a day yet for surgery to open him up, shut him off, and sew his pipes together in different places but it will be in October. Mom and pappy are stressed.

Jennifer needs prayers for God’s peace and emotional healing.

Roger has been moved to a rehab center after 24 days in hospital. He could use prayers.

Andrew continues to fight the fight.

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. I ask for Your blessing as I minister to the Howland (ME) congregation. Please be with me, Lord. 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 blessing of Ivy Lynn and all newborns — Your promise of a future. We thank you for Annie’s recovery . 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 Helen, Amanda, Daniel, Jordyn, David, Michele, Jayce, Jennifer, Roger, Andrew and all those needing Your healing touch. We pray for the families of all those You have called home, including the three lost in a traffic accident n Georgia. 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: An Unfailing Blessing

All of our errors and failures that we made in the course of the day

Are freely forgiven at nighttime when we kneel down and earnestly pray,

So seek the Lord in the morning and never forget Him at night,

For prayer is an unfailing blessing that makes every burden seem light.

— Helen Steiner Rice

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2 Responses to Instant in Prayer

  1. Lord, by grace I might be healed,
    or not, but if it’s all the same,
    let my wishes be revealed,
    and guide my prayers to Notre Dame.
    Cheer, now for the mighty school
    of Hesburgh and the glorious Irish,
    whose colours are far more than cool,
    the blue and gold, forever fresh.
    The Gipper’s speech is everlasting,
    and the Horsemen are the inspiration
    for the vict’ry, so Lord, I’m asking
    that you fold me in that noble station.
    I may die, but there’s no real death
    so long as an Irishman draws breath!


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