Say a Little Prayer …

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, 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.

Maurice is fighting for his life right now. He has been on a ventilator for three weeks (not covid related). Please pray,

Rose is asking for prayer because her back might have arthritis in it.

Andrew touched bases with us. He wrote, “ It’s worthwhile, this ‘witnessing God’s grace while dying of cancer’ gig, but sometimes … when I start with the dry heaves and can’t catch my breath … when ‘death in the dunny’ is a BM that clearly shows my systems failing (sorry, but I promised to be honest) … and the nausea (well, honesty has its limits) … and when a single night seems longer than a year … I think maybeI need a career change.” Keep him in your prayers as he continues to fight the fight.

Sarah experienced a “gas in her chest/hurts to breathe” episode this week. She has had it before and had it checked out. The doctor says so far everything looks normal and it’s a good sign it hurts when she moves. Prayers appreciated.

Jim is recovering from skin surgery. He had the stitches taken out this week. Prayers requested.

Sue has had her share of issues in the past few months. She could use prayers.

Ken is still fighting the effects of his stroke. His left side is partially numb and tingling. Please add to your prayer list.

Dave still has trouble with his hip and knee in addition to lots of aches and pains but he’s trying to get some things done he has been putting off for a while. He could use prayer.

Michael is getting ready for eye surgery number five. Prayers requested.

Marie had oral surgery. She could use some uplifting.

Knox was admitted to the hospital and is in NICU fighting for his life with a virus named adenevirus. He is a very ,very sick little boy! If you can take the time to say a prayer for this little man it would be greatly needed and appreciated.

Please pray for Doug who is a veteran and who is not doing very well mentally.

Two days ago they replaced the cover for Caylie’s central line, but it wasn’t right. She pulled it out. Prayers requested for her as she goes into surgery Tuesday to have it replaced.

Beatriz is fighting bone cancer while also pregnant. Please keep her in prayers.

Prayer asked for Liam to stay strong while fighting off whatever is raising his fever.

Medical staff is starting to get a bit worried about Sam’s oxygen saturation levels which is dipping to the low 80s. Prayers requested.

Prayer requested for Lee’s body to heal after going through gallbladder surgery.

Please pray for Ricky who has pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed almost two years ago but doctors were unable to remove the mass because of its size. They decided to shrink the mass first before attempting removal because it would be much safer that way. He finally was scheduled for a 12.5 hour operation yesterday but the surgery had to be postponed because of large blood vessels which could make the surgery fatal. He is still in recovery today and at this point, the doctors do not have an alternative plan. Ricky also has cancer of the lung but at this time, doctors feel it best to leave that untouched to save his strength for the more serious operation.

Prayers requested for Linda who suffers from dementia, and much needed patience towards her from her caretakers.

Rick is seeking prayers for a much needed kidney transplant.

Catalina is battling cancer and could use prayer.

Anna is battling a skin disorder and could use prayer.

Please pray for Tammy. She has a mass on her liver. Pray her scans come back negative for cancer.

Severino requests prayers for physical healing. He currently has parasite infection and hives spreading all over his hands and body. It appears he was infected from contaminated drinks and food.

Wyatt has a need for healing prayer and guidance as his hospital team attempts to find a diagnosis.

Emily asks for prayers her coughing and congestion subsides.

Please pray Emma’s scalp scabs heal.

Kay asks for prayers God will heal her body from high blood pressure, straighten spine and help her lose 25 pounds slowly and safely.

Back in May, James was diagnosed with liver cancer which had metastasized to his spine. He underwent radiation treatment in June and July. He doesn’t yet know how successful that has been but does know a “dot” was found in his lungs. The oncologist is waiting to see if more spots develop before further treatment takes place. James suffered terribly with post-radiation fatigue, which was exacerbated by a chronic condition myasthenia gravis, characterized by muscle weakness. He developed anxiety and fear about his future which is holding back his healing. Please pray for James to be strengthened, healed and restored to be the man God created him to be.

Derek has been in pain and had a blood test, which also tests for cancer. Please pray for him.

John lives alone and is suffering from Alzheimer’s. He needs to move to some sort of assisted living or memory care arrangement. Prayers requested for that to happen.

Olena is asking for healing prayer for her gastroesophageal reflux disease and blood pressure problems.

Prayers requested for Shalini who has kidney failure.

Kathy received the results of her heart MRI which uncovered a couple of issues. She is being referred to a specialist who deals with adults with heart malformation due to issues at birth. Scary uncharted territory. Prayers appreciated.

Michelle  could use your prayers! She had a CT scan last week which showed multiple nodules in her lungs. She has a consult with a pulmonologist. Please pray the nodules are not cancerous (if it’s His will), for wisdom for the doctors, and for peace for her and her family, no matter the outcome.

Please keep Betty in your prayers. She has been on “in-hospice”, but trying to fight to live. She has been in and out of the hospital for the past two weeks due to pneumonia and being sent to a different hospital as her heart rate is down to 43 and she is going into kidney failure. The doctor is encouraging her to try emergency dialysis to see if that helps bring relief!

Shar will have a total knee replacement surgery Tuesday (Aug. 25). Requesting prayers for a successful surgery and recovery.

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 Maurice, Rose, Andrew, Sarah, Jim, Sue, Ken, Dave, Michael, Marie, Knox, Doug, Caylie, Beatriz, Liam, Sam, Lee, Ricky, Linda, Rick, Catalina, Anna, Tammy, Severino, Wyatt, Emily, Emma, Kay, James, Derek, John, Olena, Shalini, Kathy, Michelle, Betty, Shar, 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 an old woman’s amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. – Mahatma Gandhi

About wisdomfromafather

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