Prayer Time

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 just celebrated 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).

And, so, Lord, we come to You with our petitions, knowing and expecting Your will to be done.

Please bless and comfort mothers, Lord. Help their loving hearts to continue to love and give of themselves to others. Strengthen them when they are down and give them hope when they are discouraged. Most of all, Lord, on this Mother’s Day, give them the graces they most need and desire today. For us whose mothers have departed to live for eternity with You, Lord, we thank You for the memories we have. We thank You she was made in Your image and reflected Your love.

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.

Ray is recovering from a triple bypass. Pray he continues to heal.

Isaac underwent brain surgery Monday, but was released today. Prayers needed for continued improvement.

Prayers for Baby Calvin, who was born 10 weeks early, and is in the NiCU. He weighs just 3 pounds.

We were asked to pray for Alice’s job situation.

Andrew continues to struggle. He is having a tough time breathing and was down almost for the count Thursday. Tough times for a tough guy, Prayers – and a sense of humor – are keeping him afloat.

Dave continues to need prayer — lots of prayer — as he battles his biggest challenge: loss of hope.

Fayth is resting after being rushed to the hospital with chest pains. She was diagnosed with stress from carrying a baby with a suspected kidney disease and acid reflux.

Ariel pulled or strained some muscles around the ribs of her right lung and now it’s painful to phlegm out. Prayers welcomed.

Please pray for Noah, a young man who has been prodigal and distant to his Christian mother. Please pray for him to return to the Lord wholly and completely and please pray for her not to be discouraged.

Alec is battling a medical battle. Wednesday (May 6), Alec was diagnosed with brain aneurysm. He has become paralyzed but continuously fights with a positive spirit. According to his doctors, Alec needs an urgent surgery … and lots of prayers.

Prayers are urgently needed for 15 year old Holden who has fallen into a coma.

Joe admitted he was breaking down and asks for somebody to pray for him.

Alexis’ angina pectoris is back. Pray for her.

We also lift up the congregations still struggling with whether to reopen church buildings, use alternate services or continue with online worship. It’s not a building, we know Lord. But it is a fellowship that has been strained.

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 Griffin’s Mom and we welcome Bo and Samuel. 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 Ray, Isaac, Baby Calvin, Alice, Andrew, Dave, Fayth, Ariel, Noah, Alec, Holden, Joe, Alexis, 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: … a vital and personal relationship with the living and true God. This relationship is prayer. – para. 2558, Catechism of the Catholic Church

 

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