Dear Father …

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).

Isaac needs continued prayer as he rehabilitates, as does his family.

Tyler’s life took an unexpected turn today. H lost his job.

Jazzy is suffering from severe knee pain.

Meggs has Marfan Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that affects the heart, eyes, lungs, etc. For all of her life her heart has been stable, but she learned this week her aorta has grown a lot in the last year and she may need to have surgery to prevent sudden rupture. Please pray.

Rae is asking for prayer for a full recovery from a very serious (potential deadly) illness!

Theresa is in the hospital with internal bleeding. She is losing blood as fast as she receives it.

Tim was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma. He was able to take the four double treatments, but has been having side affects since the fourth treatment about four weeks ago. PET Scan done several weeks ago showed very good progress in shrinking the melanoma, but he was admitted to the hospital Friday with pancreatitis. Doctor said his pancreas is very swollen and angry. Evidently the treatment that was killing the cancer cells has attacked his pancreas. Please pray they will be able to get this treated quickly and without permanent damage to any organs.

Diana has been struggling with some uneasiness and her heart is feeling a little heavy. Prayers for peace would be welcomed.

Leah has the stomach flu … along with loads of others.

Joe seeks prayers of discernment.

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 Isaac, Tyler, Jazzy, Meggs, Rae, Theresa, Tim, Diana, Leah, Joe, and all those needing Your healing and guiding 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: Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?

 

 

 

 

About wisdomfromafather

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

  1. My wife, she has a funny bone,
    and a way with words, it’s true.
    “My, how has that tumour grown,
    and it’s turning purple, too!”
    Then, she said, backfilling fast,
    “The colour’s maybe quite the good,
    for it’s rising really fast,
    like it’s filling up with blood.”
    Not exactly what is wanted
    more than the riches of the world,
    but I admit, it can be vaunted,
    blood-blister bigger than a squirrel!
    Not, perhaps, the worst of fates
    to die laughing as one waits.

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