Let’s Bow 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.

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.

Natural disasters continue. Keep those in the path of fires and storms safe and focused on You, Lord.

Fran is recovering from a partial hip replacement surgery. She is doing well, but needs prayers as the next steps in the process unfold.

We also received a number of praise reports from Prayer Harbor Ministries. Everything went well with Naomi’s eye procedure; Hunter’s medical procedure; Joy, her family, all of her animals and property, and everyone else in her area are safe as the fires threaten; and Charles ‘ heart surgery went well. To God be the glory.

Little Elliot, 16 months with a run away heart, is better and out of ICU. Hoping he can go home tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers.

Kaleb can now eat anything after jaw surgery.

Darlene is asking for prayer. She needs dental work but doesn’t have the finance for the work. She wants  to save her teeth.

Flora remains in the hospital until doctors are able to get her pain and anxiety/depression under control. Prayers requested.

Keep Andrew in your prayers as he continues to fight the fight. He contacted me the other day. Things continue to deteriorate. Prayers. Prayers. Prayers.

Irene admits her depression is getting bad again and she feels like she is slipping into a dark place. “I hate asking but would y’all be able to say a prayer for me?”

Please pray for James and his family.

Please pray for Simon who had a stroke.

Please pray for SV who is going in for extremely invasive surgery tomorrow.

Please pray for Sean who is in severe pain.

Alicia is asking for prayer over her family.

Please pray for Tia who is struggling with cancer, covid, pneumonia, and several other health conditions.

Please pray for Meche who is going in for spinal surgery tomorrow.

Please pray for Tomi, a paralyzed woman struggling with infections and sepsis.

Please pray for Jonathan. The Lord knows the details.

Please pray for Terry who is struggling with illness and poor health. The cause is unknown.

Please pray for Sean as he sees his children tomorrow.

Please pray for Miranda, 28 and pregnant, who is suffering serious health complications and issues.

Please pray for Brianna who had a cardiac episode which required major invasive procedures.

Please pray for Mike who has cancer.

Please pray for Wayne who is 81 and in hospice. Please also pray for his family and loved ones.

Please pray for Nikki who has been unconscious for at least 72 hours.

Please pray for Danielle. She was diagnosed as bipolar at just 13 years old.

Cindy’s depression is back – big time. Prayers sought.

Craig is also battling depression, anxiety, and insomnia and could use some prayers.

Prayers are requested for Ebony to start eating again and for her stomach issues to be healed.

Wayne asks for prayers the skin condition below his eyes will clear up soon.

Please pray Diane gets good, normal bloodwork results at her appointment and nothing is wrong with her.

Deborah was diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver and the pain is unbearable sometimes. She asks the Lord to restore her back to better health and asks we please join her in prayer.

McKenzie is pregnant but has had bad headaches for more than a week. They are starting to become a concern and she requests prayers.

Please pray for Joe. He suffers from depression, anxiety, and self medication as he battles loneliness and isolation.

Please pray Viviane’s neuropathy does not get any worse and she can walk.

Deb is four weeks out from surgery and still struggling with getting back the function of her hand and finger. She is going to physical therapy but things are not moving as fast as expected. Her hand and fingers are still very sore. She is  requesting prayers.

Nader is dealing with liver issue and could use your prayers.

Doctors discovered spots in George’s bone marrow, hip bone, and thigh muscle. Prayers are requested.

Prayers requested for George’s his diabetes and pain that is hindering his sleep.

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 especially thank You for standing with Fran, Naomi, Hunter, Joy, Charles, Elliot, and Kaleb. 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 Darlene, Flora, Andrew, Irene, James, Simon, SV, Sean, Alicia, Tia, Meche, Tomi, Jonathan, Terry, Sean, Miranda, Miranda, Brianna, Mike, Wayne, Nikki, Danielle, Cindy, Craig, Ebony, Wayne, Diane, Deborah, McKenzie, Joe, Viviane, Deb, Nader, George, George, 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 value of persistent prayer is not that God will hear us, but that we will finally hear God. — William McGill

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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1 Response to Let’s Bow Our Heads …

  1. Yes, my body’s aching,
    and the lights are going red;
    yes, my knees are shaking
    for the fear I’ll soon be dead,
    but recall that ‘soon’ is not today,
    and today I am still here,
    so I’ll keep my steps along the way,
    and I’ll keep my vision clear
    to carry on regardless,
    for it’s God who counts my days,
    days that I must live in kindness,
    and in singing songs of praise
    for the Lord that made the wind and sea,
    and for the Arms that shelter me.

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