God’s Prayer Closet …

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. 

Stacia went to the cardiologist and they think her problems are being caused by a thyroid/ hormone issue. She has a doctor’s appointment and labs scheduled prior to an ECG. Thank you for all the prayers and please continue to pray until this is finally figured out.

Diane has cancer and has already gone through surgery, chemo, and radiation. They just found another mass. Please pray for her.

Judy has some medical tests coming up. Prayers requested.

Cole is extremely depressed and could use a hedge of protection.

We didn’t hear from Andrew this week as he continues to fight the fight. Keep him in your prayers.

Des is asking for prayer s she starts nursing school. Prayers lifted up for all students returning to classes, whether in person, online or homeschooled. Lord, we ask for Your blessing for a safe and normal school year,

Drazen would appreciate some prayer because hr is having heart palpitations since waking up, a heavy tightness in his chest.

Brycen was life-flighted to the trauma center with extremely low platelet count and is in the NICU. He needs prayers.

Deborah is raising her two young grandsons and caring for her elderly father. She was laid off in March and now may lose her home. She could use prayers.

Diana injured a muscle in her hip area and doctors are hoping for the best at this time. Good news is it doesn’t appear to be her back, which was surgically repaired in the spring 2019. Prayers requested.

Tim is asking for prayers please for a clear series of pre-surgery tests. He has a large hernia and ileostomy reversal surgery coming up Aug. 19.

Please pray for Tatiana who had a head injury/fracture and hemorrhage.

Prayers requested for Arianna who had her baby early via c-section three weeks early. The baby had to be sent to a different hospital since lungs we not fully developed.

Please pray for Holly who is expecting twins and has been put on bed rest to try and prevent a premature delivery!

Joscelyn was rushed to the ER with left side of lip and gum swollen. Doctors say it is a complication from dental surgery last week or an allergic reaction. Asking for prayers.

Please cover 20 year old Katie. She has survived four battles with neuroblastoma cancer in her young life but most recent scans revealed cancer in both her liver and lymph nodes!Prayers requested for her battle weary family as well!

Judy’s prayer request for today is for favorable results of a scan schedule Aug. 13 to see if cancer had shrunk more. She has had 10 treatments this round of cancer. After five treatments it had shrunk over 50%. She has been also hurting from a cracked vertebrae for over six weeks. No fall just her age. She’ll be 80 in a few days, so overall she’s doing pretty good.

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 Stacia, Diane, Judy, Cole, Andrew, Dez, Drazen, Brycen, Deborah, Diana, Tim, Tatiana, Arianna, Holly, Joscelyn, Katie, Judy, 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: The wish to pray is a prayer in itself.
­­– Georges Bernanos

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