Bowing Our Heads …

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. 

Special prayer requests have been made for orphanages in Kenya, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and right here in the United States. The need is real.

There were also quite a few requests for students and the new school year. We ask, Lord, that You bless the students, teachers, and administrators as they face new learning/teaching challenges this year. Keep them safe.

Financial issues were also high on the prayer lists with millions still out of work. Sustain those who are hurting financially. Give us and them our daily bread.

Andrew was born Aug. 6, but due to some respiratory complications he was admitted to the NICU shortly after birth. He’s has been improving daily and any concerns are being addressed. Please keep him and his parents in your prayers.

Linda’s one year old granddaughter has a very serious and rare neurological issue. It has been determined she needs surgery and the procedure will be done in a couple of weeks. Prayers for the child, the family, the care providers, the surgeons and all others involved for a good outcome.

Andrew touched bases with us. “I’m still here, but the water’s getting high. Both eating and drinking are a trial, [but since] I have a living will, at least I won’t have to face a feeding tube.” Keep him in your prayers as he continues to fight the fight.

Kate is dealing with some pain and discomfort and could use a lift up in prayer.

Charles says he is “… an alcoholic going into a recovery program … I’ve been married for 32 years, I need your prayers. This is to save my life.”

Lyn noted her mom died two months ago and she is hurting. “Life is empty. I am lonely. I need to feel God’s presence.” Let’s show her, and all who are reeling from a loss.

Please pray for Stephanie who has overdosed and is in a coma. And for her young children.

Andy got into a wreck. He seems okay, but his entire body is in pain and his wrist is cut. Prayers requested.

Raven asks for prayers after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

Randlyn is reaching out for prayer. She is sick and says, “It’s ok, I came to grips with it already. I was given less than three months to live with really bad lungs and a bad heart. I outlived cancer, but I can’t on this one, I’m getting worse every day, My heart and lungs are giving out at the same time, it seems.”

Andrea needs prayers. She has a heavy weighted message to deliver and seeks prayer for God’s hand and hedge of protection around her and her kids!

Please pray for Khushi who is suffering from stomach pain.

Germaine missed his back surgery and was admitted to emergency the next day. He has been in ICU since. Prayers requested.

Marc is praying for the Lord’s help with his NMAT test Sunday (Aug. 16).

Ellen had emergency eye surgery to repair a detached retina in her left eye and to strengthen weak areas in her right eye. The detachment was significant and the doctor is not optimistic regarding how much vision, if any, might be restored. Prayers are requested.

Tim is asking the church to pray for him. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June.

Elizabeth seeks prayers to help relieve bone, back, and abdominal pain.

Please uphold Aboli in prayer as she battles high blood pressure, acid reflux, bulging disc with related nerve issues, and asthma problems.

Please pray for Ashley who has neuroendrocin cancer. They also just discovered something going on with her lungs.

Prayers requested for Jesalyn. Doctors discovered a lump in her neck.

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 Andrew, Linda’s granddaughter, Andrew, Kate, Charles, Lyn, Stephanie, Andy, Raven, Randlyn, Andrea, Khushi, Germaine, Marc, Ellen, Tim, Elizabeth, Aboli, Ashley, Jesalyn, 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 is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. – Mahatma Gandhi

About wisdomfromafather

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