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).

Philip’s request was for prayer that he sleeps OK tonight and his tummy, which has been a little wobbly the last few days settles back down.

Paul had a cardiac event. He is currently awake and breathing okay, but remains on a ventilator.

Gehana was moved from a ventilator to oxygen. She is under heavy medication and needs bed rest for at least the next two days. She is currently quarantined

Santos and Regina are in the hospital and very sick.

This week has been rough for Andrew. Bad things got worse (the golf-ball-size lump in his navel is now the size of a billiard ball … and it hurts); new things got bad (the “necklace” of swollen lymph nodes around his neck is spreading); and old things got scary (is it possible to live without sleep? … ’cause the oh-crap-I-can’t-breathe-thing is getting BO-RING!). Lift him up!

Charles needs prayer to be free from anxiety and depression and want to go back to school and go out with friends.

Kimme found another node in my breast, so back to the doctor she goes.

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 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 Philip, Paul, Gehana, Santos, Regina, Andrew, Charles, Kimme, 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: I The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer. — F.B. Meyer

 

 

 

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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3 Responses to Prayer …

  1. If I may offer this as prayer,
    it’s that You pass my grace along
    to hurting people everywhere;
    as for me, well, hell, I’m strong.
    I can meet my fading days
    with will that conjures up Your light,
    and in that glow I’ll offer praise
    and thanks that I am in this fight.
    You set me here to write a story,
    and by God, I will not fail
    to match my pain unto Your glory,
    and mercy to mine own travail.
    Let me fully meet my cancer,
    and through my words, express Your answer.

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