Thoughts and Prayers …

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.

Our world is currently being battered and torn with the coronavirus pandemic. But we know 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.

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.

Floyd is getting ready for open heart surgery. Prayers requested.

Michelle is in the middle of a critical surgical procedure and needs to be lifted up.

Alden was diagnosed with liver cancer. Pray for him.

Shawnda, 13, was hit by a truck while riding her bicycle and has yet to wake up. Prayers needed.

Cindy has a blood clot in her lung and pneumonia. Prayers requested.

Josette was hit by a car. She has no broken bones but is left swollen. Thank you for your prayers in Jesus’ name.

Sherrylyne’s husband left her after 38 years of marriage for another woman. They have six adult children and two grandchildren. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Anna will be taking her real estate license for the second time next week. She asks we pray for the Lord’s favor in helping her pass.

Della has infections in both of her legs. Please pray.

Catrice  is having a biopsy on her thyroid. Please pray.

Allen was involved in a motorcycle accident this afternoon. Please send prayers for a quick recovery.

Don suffered a stroke and has a brain bleed. Prayers needed.

Audrey has been diagnosed with scoliosis and PTSD. She needs prayer.

Scott has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Lift him up.

Lee was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. Prayers requested.

Erica suffered a lot of abuse in her life which produced trauma and PTSD. She is at a point where I no longer believe God cares. Please pray for her.

Misty has lupus , sjogrens syndrome, endometriosis adenomyosis, sciatica, scoliosis, diverticulitis, GERD, pleurisy, severe TMJ, nerve damage, headaches, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and insomnia. She has been  sick for two months straight with rashes on her face. Please Lord, help her.

Jodi lost her home this past week and asks for prayers to find a new home and start a new chapter in their lives.

Four year old Rocco has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He’s an only child . Pray for him and his parents.

Catharina  has a pain on the left side of her neck that hurts every time she moves it or swallows. Please pray for her.

Andrew continues to struggle. He had a few very bad, dark nights this week, but continues to battle through prayer – and a sense of humor.

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 Floyd, Michelle, Alden, Shawnda, Cindy, Josette, Sherrylyne, Anna, Della, Catrice, Allen, Don, Audry, Scott, Lee, Erica, Misty, Jodi, Rocco, Catharina, 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: Pray as you can, not as you can’t. – Dom Chapman

 

About wisdomfromafather

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