Our Father …

The weekend’s snow bomb cyclone killed power and hence Internet connectivity for 22 hours — just as we were getting ready to post this week’s Prayer, Care, Share. I placed these names on my prayer plate, and I hope you include them as well.

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.

Be with Kathy, Lord, as she prepares for surgery Dec. 14.

Prayers asked for Marie’s recovery from carpal tunnel surgery.

Please keep Bill in your prayers as he recovers from shoulder surgery.

Please pray for Debby who is also on the mend from surgery.

Please lift up Christopher who is facing surgery.

Please pray for Marie who fell and broke her arm and leg.

Prayers requested for Jen as she awaits cancer tests,

Virginia is home from the hospital but still needs prayers.

Please pray for Fred who has a battery of medical; tests scheduled.

Keep Andrew in your prayers as he continues to fight the fight. He continues to physically fail, so prayers would be appreciated.

Say a prayer for Gunny. This is getting so unbearable.

Lynnie would appreciate prayers for a job situation.

Monica is seeking urgent prayer.

Please pray for Charlie who is sick and in the hospital.

Bebe is seeking prayer for her family. The Lord will know the details.

Meg is seeking prayer for her family. There are multiple difficult circumstances requiring a major touch from the Lord.

Please pray for Gretchen to have her health restored.

Please pray for Patrick who is in a constant battle with his health.

Donn is back home after a very serious heart issue. Prayers still requested for recovery.

Please pray for C. The Lord will know the details of her needs.

Please pray for Cass and her family who have a multitude of requests.

Please pray for Daneli. The Lord will know the details.

Please pray for Craig who has cancer.

Please pray for Stacey who is struggling with health and with managing pain.

Please pray for Rudolph who is in the hospital but not doing well.

Prayers requested for George as he awaits reports from his ear, nose, and throat doctor.

Susan really needs prayer. God knows.

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 Kathy, Marie, Bill, Debby, Christopher, Marie, Jen, Virginia, Fred, Andrew, Gunny, Lynnie, Monica, Charlie, Bebe, Meg, Gretchen, Patrick, Donn, C., Cass, Daneli, Craig, Stacey, Rudolph, George, Susan, 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: If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. — Meister Eckhart

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