Let’s Pray …

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.

Prayers requested for Debby who is recovering from cancer surgery.

Kaleb underwent jaw surgery last week and needs prayers during his recovery.

Keep Andrew in your prayers as he continues to fight the fight.

Terri asks for prayer for her eyesight. It is really diminished. She is on a steroid called salumedrol which stays long in the bloodstream but raises her sugar and could lead to glaucoma. It’s not a good combination but the steroid helps her lungs to open to breath better.

Bridget has had double vision since Aug. 28. She went to the doctor Monday (Aug. 31) and he immediately put her in the hospital. Prayers requested.

Janel is requesting prayers. She has had some issues for the couple of weeks with the upper left side of her body. Several times a day her neck “catches” and pinches something causing the side of her face to hurt and feel like her head is full of air like a balloon. It’s alarming even though it only lasts for a couple of minutes at a time.

Kate is recovering from surgery. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

Josh is still is experiencing loss of hearing and partial loss of vision in his eyes, while his sense of touch is gone and his mobility is limited due to swelling in his brain. His brain is too swollen to handle a spinal tap so the doctors and specialists are looking at alternate treatments Josh wants us to pray he retains his ability to swallow and breathe on his own. He is in God’s hands which is the safest place for him to be and he is receiving good care from his nurses and doctors.

Rob is scheduled for his second cochlear implant and asks for prayer.

Dean is in excruciating pain and asking for healing prayers. He is alone in the hospital.

We are seeking divine peace for Dean, a disabled vet forced into retirement with head injuries and feeling overwhelmed by his injuries. He is feeling worthless as he struggles with memory issues and feels like he can’t do what he used to do.

Prayers requested for Martha who is in the hospital suffering from a-fib.

Kenzella is in need of prayer for a financial breakthrough. She is facing eviction with my kids and is in need of a job since she lost her source of income and is in need of a better house.

Kindly pray for Shalini who has kidney failure and breathing problems with high blood pressure.

Shereese is seeking healing prayers for her thyroids and throat.

Pray for Pill suffering from throat and nerve problems for long time.

Please pray for Kathleen who is struggling to bring her sugar level down, lose weight, and have clear lungs.

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 Debby, Kaleb, Andrew, Terri, Bridget, Janel, Kate, Josh, Rob, Dean, Dean, Martha, Kenzella, Shalini, Shereese, Pill, Kathleen, 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: God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer. – Mother Teresa

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