Prayer Changes Things …

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.

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.

We also need to pray for colorblind peace. Racism will remain a plague until we stop looking at people as black and white, but as human beings created by the same Creator. We pray for new eyes, calmer heads, and softer hearts. 

Prayers requested for Kendall who was injured in a ball game last weekend. She had a MRI and a torn ACL .

Stacia needs your prayers again. Same stuff with her heart and breathing … going on three days straight this time.

Please pray for Rene. She is fighting an aggressive cancer.

Andrew can’t keep food in at either end, is very tired, and has massive swelling in the neck and chest, but he continues to fight the fight. Keep him in your prayers.

Prayers up for Sabrina with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain and needs to be re-evaluated.

Joe asks for prayers for a CT scan scheduled Wednesday.

Astrid and Betty ask for prayers for their health.

David’s MRI showed he doesn’t have a blockage and did not have a stroke. His condition was diagnosed as viral Bell’s palsy. He’s still in hospital though and being treated. Prayers requested.

Randy is preaching the Stoning of Stephen (Acts 7:51-8:1) tomorrow. Please pray for him as I make much of the Sitting Lord who Stands. Pray for all pastors bringing the gospel to life.

Antonio is asking for prayer his eyes get better and he doesn’t go blind . For the past month he has been dealing with inflammation in his cornea which could lead to scarring and possibly blindness.

Please pray Pam recovers from her brain cancer.

Please pray God will heal Maddie’s eyes. She’s only five and has serious problems.

Please pray for Kathy whose retina detached recently.

Healing prayers requested for Patricia who has early dementia.

Please pray for Sheila, newly admitted (during hurricane warnings) to the hospital with respiratory issues.

David has a health issue that is causing him great anxiety. Please pray for a speedy healing and peace of mind.

Please pray for Clifford. Previously he was able to get around with his walker. Now, he can’t even stand.

Andrea is asking for prayer the nodule in her lung is not cancer.

Please pray for Jackie, recovering from hip replacement but facing a heart procedure.

Please pray for Mary, who has leukemia.

Prayers requested for Rebecca, Linda, and Linda, all dealing with recurring breast cancer diagnoses.

Duarte’s colon test came back positive and surgery is scheduled to see if the polyps are cancerous. Please pray for him.

Debbie is asking for prayers for her finances.

Please pray for the health of Kuriakou to improve, especially her legs and heart.

Prayers requested for Florence who has non-hopkins lymphoma and is experiencing severe pain in her right arm.

Bill and Janet were in a bad car accident and have back and neck injuries. Prayers requested.

Please pray for Brandon. He was driving and had a seizure, totaling his work van and several cars.

Please pray for John who is struggling with excessive cholesterol problems and diabetes.

Christylin asks for prayer for gallstones, gallbladder, and lover problems.

Prayers requested for Betty whose white blood cell had dropped dangerously low.

Prayers requested for Bebelin who has not been able to sleep for two months.

Please pray for Shalini, who has had a high fever the past two days.

Greg’s tests confirmed he does have esophageal cancer that spread to a lung. He is on chemo. The cancer is not curable, but manageable. Prayers requested.

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 Kendall, Stacia, Rene, Andrew, Sabrina, Joe, Astrid, Betty, David, Randy, Antonio, Pam, Maddie, Kathy, Patricia, Sheila, David, Clifford, Andrea, Jackie, Mary, Rebecca, Linda, Linda, Duarte, Debbie, Kuriakou, Florence, Bill, Janet, Brandon, John, Christylin, Betty, Bebelin,  Shalini,Greg  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 generous prayer is never presented in vain; the petition may be refused, but the petitioner is always, I believe, rewarded by some gracious visitation. – Robert Louis Stevenson

 

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