In Need of 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).

We’re a little light on requests because I’ve been on the road all day. Most of the requests received were unspoken. Those shared include:

Emma, 15, was found and is safely home again with her family! Praise God ! Now please continue your prayers for her mental health and the well-being of her entire family. They are in a critical battle

Joe seeks prayers of discernment.

Rocco, a great-grandson of one of my group’s members, and his family need prayers. The 14 month old baby boy fell in a pool, drowned, but was revived. However he did not make progress on his swallowing or breathing, and has gone into hospice care. This is so difficult for his big sister, parents, family, church family, and friends. Please pray for comfort and strength God for Rocco’s family.

Dave is dealing with a roving blood clot. Doctors can’t figure out why since he is on heavy duty blood thinners. Last week he was hospitalized with bacterial pneumonia. He is staying positive but can use some prayerful uplifting.

Andrew continues to struggle. This week there were high fevers, hallucinations, and “something” the size and hardness of a skillet behind his navel (behind something the size of a billiard ball in his navel).  Tough times for a tough guy. Prayers are keeping him afloat.

Cilla is asking for prayers. She is going into hospital for kidney failure.

Please continue remembering Jim in prayer. He is still battling anxiety, depression and panic attacks after a lot of suffering the past 1 ½ years. Please continue lifting him up.

Julie asks us to pray for her healing from mental illness and her deliverance from an addiction to smoking.

Scarlett was able to go home with Mom and Dad. Her numbers are up but she’s still not feeling good. If all goes well the new surgery date is January 30.

They are threatening to re-admit Emily into hospital. Please pray she is well enough to remain home with Luke and their baby. She has already been apart from her for so long and is finding it really hard!

Greg, one of the original members of The Wiggles, suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed while performing at a bushfire relief concert in Sydney Thursday night.

Cheryl had been in the hospital, was released, but she has been readmitted. She can’t hold anything down and is really weak.

Five year old Jeffry is battling for his life in the ICU.

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 Emma, Joe, Rocco, Dave, Andrew, Cilla, Jim, Julie, Scarlett, Emily, Luke, Greg, Cheryl, Jeffry, 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: The fruit of Silence is Prayer. The fruit of Prayer is Faith. The fruit of Faith is Love. The fruit of Love is Service. The fruit of Service is Peace. – Mother Teresa

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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