Prayer Warriors …

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.

This week, let’s remember we celebrate the Empty Tomb. Our world is currently being battered and torn with the coronavirus pandemic. But we know through that Empty Tomb, Christ defeats all evil – illness, death, and even Satan himself.

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).

Patricia starts us off today with some praise! “My son is free from drug addiction after praying for years! Praise the Lord Jesus!”

Another praise! Gretchen had leukemia when she was five years old and was wasting away with blood cancer and no hope of survival. At a prayer meeting, the group gathered together and prayed. She was healed and now has a mission, codeofvets.

Thoughts and prayers to all worldwide suffering from the consequences of coronavirus flu – and all other strains. Many – many – of the prayer requests are covid-19 related … people diagnosed … people sick … people dying … relatives worried and isolated. We are in this together – in prayer!

Please keep the victims of household abuse in your prayers. Whether it be physical, emotional, sexual, or neglect, this time in particular is very horrifying for them to be trapped in a house with their abuser(s) and not being able to escape.

Andrew continues to struggle. He is having a tough time breathing and has lost his voice.  Tough times for a tough guy, Barbara reported things were not going well. Prayers – and a sense of humor – are keeping him afloat.

Dave tested positive for covid-19. With an underlying severe heart condition his risks are significantly higher and he’s been living the last couple of years under a cloud — a dark cloud — dealing with the death of his longtime companion, his son’s deployment to Afghanistan, betrayal in another relationship, a very serious auto accident, and, of course, his declining heart health issues. He needs prayer — lots of prayer — as he battles his biggest challenge: loss of hope.

Prayers for Laura. She fell this week and, although hospitalized, is back at the rehab center a little sore but with no broken bones.

Patrick was in a car accident  Saturday and is in ICU. Let’s all be of one voice ask God to look in on Patrick and God’s will be done for His will is righteous.

Christine is having serious health issues. Please pray her.

Lucas just got rocked with the news of having leukemia. Twenty years old and by himself in a hospital. Please pray for him and the family.

Jess is asking for prayer. She has been feeling neurologically off for about 24 hours.

Jeannette has had her breast cancer return after 10 years. Please pray.

Please pray for Randy for physical healing. He is currently experiencing some health challenges.

Please pray for Leslie that God will heal her of a bladder infection and it will not go into her kidneys. Please also pray the kidney stones in her right kidney would liquefy.

Marie loves the Lord with her whole heart but struggles with alcohol for use to sleep at night. She believes He can heal her but need strength. Let’s pray for her!

Howard has cancer and doctors have given him about a week to live. Please pray for him.

Lourdes is asking us to pray for his marriage.

Sandra asks us to pray for her in her workplace. Her three managers constantly give her a hard time. Pray that the Lord would show her favor at her job.

Please pray for Ken. He’s dealing with severe depression as he falls behind in school. He’s on the verge of dropping out.

Brandon needs the Lord to reach His mighty hand and snatch his struggles from him. Let him feel Your love and know there are many people who care.

Reji has been admitted to the hospital and is awaiting surgery on his left hip. He is battling metastasized cancer. Prayers are requested.

Karen has a torn medial meniscus and will require surgery as soon as she can get it done. She also has  an 8 cm mass in the left abdomen that will have to be removed and biopsied  this summer. She noted the family is getting through this trying season with a lot of faith and prayers.

Please hold up in prayer Irma who has had femur surgery more than once in last six month. For some reason one of her legs kept getting blood clots which they took care of, but now they found bacteria (MRSA) and have to go back in to remove it.

Rhonda would love it if someone would pray with her about healing for her marriage, help them to hear each other more deeply than we have before, to bring love back into us as God intended.

Please pray for Jeanne and her family. They have the same issues that everyone has such as health, etc. during this stressful time. She did have a medical test Friday and is awaiting results.

Prayers for Cathie who has shingles. The pain is pretty intense and is making it difficult for her to do normal things, especially sleeping.

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 – including the blessing shared from Patricia and Gretchen. 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 Andrew, Dave, Laura, Patrick, Christine, Lucas, Jess, Jeannette, Randy, Leslie, Marie, Howard, Lourdes, Sandra, Ken, Brandon, Reji, Karen, Irma, Rhonda, Jeanne, Cathie, 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 enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God’s gift of Himself. — Mother Theresa

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2 Responses to Prayer Warriors …

  1. TamrahJo says:

    Dear Father Says & God –
    Please know I have avoided reading these subject titled posts, because, well, I’m a firm believer in what my grandmother’s said – that You answer all prayers….and often…the answer is no….and it is not ours to question why

    I’m a sinner who only ‘turns stuff’ over to your divine wisdom once I realize I’ve done all I can conceive to do, OR it is full out of my hands – and I do not pray for miracles – I pray for the blessing of grace for both me and those I pray for while we walk the paths put before each of us – As a sinner and malcontent and rebel, I have been blessed more times than I deserve by the special grace and miracles that only You and your partner in Universal operations – Mother Nature – have chosen to bless me with – I take these blessings of grace seriously – I hope with all my heart those seeking in prayer, specific results, also, receive this grace –

    In conclusion – While I TOTALLY believe in the power of prayer, I also do not hold in high regard man-made prayer circles or prayer chains or calls to prayer or asking others to pray for me (other than in jest to make fun of my half-hearted attempts and full sinner is a trying attempts – 🙂

    That all said, and pronounced,for I have serious contempt for the money changers at the temple, the disciples who left Jesus alone in the garden/fell asleep, etc, and I remember Jesus praying for ‘the cup at his lips to be withdrawn – to not be drunk of’ – (?) – I did, for unknown reasons to me, but I’m sure will be seen as a ‘sign of my redemption possiblitlities’ or such, for some circles, I did, read this one tonight…

    And so, for all of you suffering with challenges many, high, serious and heart or body felt – I pray for you, as I do for me and all my loved ones –

    “May those suffering from challenges be blessed with the grace to navigate them – may they be blessed in their submission, but no retreat, from whatever the path of All demands of them – may they be given courage to brave that ‘cup’ which is destined for their lips – may they be gifted with compassion for those who fear for them and are of no help or comfort to them. And, may You bless them, in a moment that lasts for an eternity, in that singular slice of space in which, they are completely still….
    and know, You Are –
    Know in every cell of their body – in every neuron of their brain – in every dimension of their heart –
    for once they are blessed with that moment – they will be whole, will face with courage no matter what storms rage about them – they will see with Your eyes, the whole, and find the compassion and love You hold for all – and once experienced – though they may stray – they shall never forget – Amen”

    • Nice prayer based on solid thought. I do not believe in prayer chains or prayer circles either, but I do believe on honest conversation with our Creator. He has given us the resources (nature) and intellect (sometimes for some people, less for others) to work our way through problems. Prayer, for me, focuses my attention from me to Him which allows Him to speak to me and direct my path. The purpose of these weekly posts are not to “solve” the problems of others but to let them know others are standing with and by them so we can see the will of God in our everyday lives. My grandma used to tell me to pray. If my petition was God’s will the prayer will be answered, but, more often it is no, which means I didn’t do my part to make it happen or God has something better planned. Trust Hid judgment — He has mote experience.

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