Prayer in Community …

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).

For the second time in a week, Issac is back in the hospital facing some very difficult challenges ahead. There have been some developments in his recovery that has had him step back a few. Right now Issac is resting comfortably and really wishing he could go home. It’s hard for Issac to grasp the severity of the situation when he had been doing so well. They are running numerous tests and moving quickly on Issac.

Eddie has an awful lot going on in his little life right now. Ongoing prayers deeply appreciated.

Ellie has two prayer requests for Monday events. Her daughter flies to Asia for work; prayer for safety. She has a VIP interview with a major investigative journalist team; prayer for God’s will.

Geska experienced a typical ovarian cancer day with another pretty much sleepless night. She woke up in so much pain and spent the day at the hospital between appointments. Please pray for and with her, so she can have a better night.

Mark needs healing prayer for his liver. Heal him and keep him and his family safe.

Kathy had a bad fall while visiting Atlanta with family, hit her head, and  has been rushed to hospital.

Joe is seeking discernment.

Andrew continues to struggle. He is having a tough time breathing and has lost his voice.  Tough times for a tough guy. Prayers are keeping him afloat.

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 Issac, Eddie, Ellie, Geska, Mark, Kathy, Joe, Andrew, 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: Prayer is where the action is. — John Wesley

 

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