Prayer & Praise
A Prayer For Hard Times
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Merciful Father, You know how difficult these days are for me.
In Your holy Word You have promised to hear those who cry unto You in the day of trouble.
Listen to my cries for mercy and send me help from the sanctuary of Your grace.
Preserve me from bitterness of spirit and rescue me from every temptation to despair.
Calm my frustration with the knowledge that my life is secure in Your redeeming love, for I am baptized into the death and resurrection of Your Son.
Draw me out of self-centered worry, which stifles faith, and cause me to take comfort in the great and precious promises that You have made to me and all believers in the Gospel.
Sustain and strengthen me under every cross and affliction, that Your grace might be made perfect in my weakness.
Give me confidence to pray without losing heart and to trust in Your mighty deliverance according to Your good and gracious will.
Father, into Your hands I commend myself. Hear me, for the sake of Your Son, who alone is my Brother and Savior.
That is a beautiful prayer, and one that I am praying for myself. For all of us here at the Phoenix Preacher, and for all those we know and love, Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy.
Good morning Puzz. Yes…Amen.
I’d appreciate prayer. I’ve been sick for over a week and they haven’t been able to figure out what it is. Apparently some kind of weird infection I picked up over in Vietnam this month, or somewhere else. Thanks for praying.
Good morning Pastor Dave. Praying for you right now.
Dave and CK:Praying for you now.
Adding my prayers as well. May God be gracious.
Praying for you. For healing, wisdom for the Drs where needful, rapid recovery
and for God to minister to your spirit generously during this time.
Continued prayers for you Capt Kevin
For Sarah, for Dusty, Nomans, BrianD, Michael and Trey
praying for the entire blog family,
For Gods blessing, for boldness, for courage, for increased faith
salvation for loved ones and healings where needful
praying for our love to increase as we minister to others,
and unity in the body in as much as Christ has called us to unity.
that He would lead us in paths of righteousness for His names sake.
Amen to the above petitions to the throne of God.
as the song says: “Be faithful weary pilgrim, you shall My glory see. Just take your cross and follow…”
Not every climb has a resting place, Lord. We need Your hand. We need more of Christ. Oh Lord, we are so needy.We need to hear Your voice of love and encouragement from unexpected places. Suprise us Lord with the sure sweetness of Yourself. Help us to know that we’re moving closer to You even though it seems Satan is throwing everything he’s got at us at times. Father, Son and Holy Spirit, You who are God and worthy to be – we look to You and praise what You’ve shown us of Yourself.
My climb is almost finished, I don’t know what’s over the next rise, but where I sit now He is so real and so sweet that I almost want to “cross over,” to be closer to Him. I pray for all to find a resting place where your minds and bodies allow your spirit’s senses to bring His joy. It can be darn black here, if fact, it is not a wonderful world without Him – almost the whole world is in pain right now; pain or denial of reality.
Thankful to find you all again…searched all week. PP.net…now I know. Joining in prayer. God bless you all.
mk…so sorry, I’ve been distracted! I should have sent you a note…I thought I had!
Psalm…it is really good to have you here.
Praying for Dave..
Check the eosinophils in the WBC’s.
Lab ranges are normal up to 7.
Parasites can be present with 3.
Praying for wisdom
Not a problem, Sarah, not a problem! 🙂
praying for Dave R…..
how is your boy’s hand?
I need prayer. I am at my mother’s 4 hours from home and my back, oh my. I am in PAIN.
“A Prayer For Hard Times” What a beautiful prayer. Amen
praying sister D
praying for DMW. was he released to go home, how is he feeling, how is Debbie doing, praying they are resting in the comfort of the Lord.
Praying for SisterD and for John and Debbie….
jlo…how are you? Are things any smoother this week?
Returned last night from a 4 day trip to San Antonio in Baja Calif. WE have a mission and missionary there to the Oxoacan farm workers there. Have for 10 years. Part of what we do is teach these illiterate men women and children how to read and right. We learned thru the years that many of them are unable to physically see so we took a team of optometrists this last weekend and did eye examinations. We saw 137 people and will make over 50 pair of glasses for them. Children in our SS ministry will be sponsoring a child and buying glasses for the children and the church body as a whole will be covering the rest. We will be going down every 18 to 24 months to do follow up. It was an exciting thing to be a part of
“Part of what we do is teach these illiterate men women and children how to read and right.”
Ummm…you’re not personally the one teaching them how to *spell*, are you? 😉
Praise God for what He’s doing through you guys in Mexico!
Sarah, thanks for asking, we are having good days and bad days, the eldest still refuses to speak with me. Last night was a bad one, I’m waiting on the Lord before sharing any details, I want to give God time to work on each of us.
Steve…very cool. Will be praying.
jlo…I’ll spend some time in prayer for you tonight. Praying for a breakthrough with the eldest and for God’s Spirit to be present in your home. Praying for our good Father to be gracious to you and your husband today and to bring healing and unity….
Thanks Sarah, much appreciated. I’ve come to a place where I’m done worrying about it, which is a good thing, I’ve left it in Gods capable hands. I’m trying to listen as He prepares me for the next leg of my journey.
To Centy and others who might be interested: I want to thank God for making certain that I passed the first Teacher Performance Assessment(TPA#1). I needed a three or four to pass, four being tops. Thanks be to God, I got a 3!!! I’m now nearly finished with TPA#2 and having LOTS more fun with it than with the first one. I am SO grateful!
Steve…..sounds fabulous! I’d love to be a part of such a ministry when I’ve got all the teaching stuff out of the way. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful event. God IS good!
Kat, congratulations!!! You go girl, you should be very proud of yourself.
Wanted to share that our daughter visited the doctor today and her pregnancy seems safe. She had a tubal pregnancy before and lost the baby so her left ovary is no good. The baby is on the right side and the doctor says all seems well. We’re praying for a healthy baby and for our daughter to turn her heart back to God. Praying God would meet every need expressed on this board. God bless!
reading the thread and praising and praying with each post and praying that this night brings God’s presence closer to all and morning brings new mercies to SisterD, Sarah, Dave, the young people in Jlo’s and Erunner’s families (baby, too), Pastor and Debbie Duncan, Michael… oh Lord Jesus, You know… I thank You that I know that is true and we all wait for the Father’s will… strengthen us Lord as we wait…
Good one Tim! 😆
would appreciate prayer as I’ve got to deal with some grown-up, worldly things and when my husband passed on he took my brains with him
I must offer a praise to our loving and faithful Father in heaven, though – He has had my back and blessed me (& corrected me) faithfully this past year and a half – I look back at things that have transpired and, if you ever see me with a silly grin on my face I’m probably thinking about those things…
just to share a grin: He had to break a hot water pipe under the house and flood my crawl space to the depth of 10″ to keep my house off the market this last Spring… but, through it all He poured out blessings … I am a difficult child, but He’s up to it 🙂
still don’t know why He’s got me ‘stuck’ here, but He is Lord and I love that fact, even when I’m not on track with Him
Psalmy, I’ve gotta say you are one tough cookie, and deeply inspire me, (you all do here)Praying for you today as you deal with your “grown up things”. It boggles my mind how the Lord keeps me, and provides in my own wilderness of life.. Unreal.
Just to second Xenia’s comments to you the other day..the “netbook” is definitely user friendly, and I just got one myself… simple and portable.
Kat…WAY TO GO!!! Congrats..,whew!! Off to go walking and will be praying for this family. For London, I mean prating. 😉 maybe it’s a new word for pray and knit..
psalm62, praying for you and praising with you. It’s a blessing to read your postings, you bring much to the table.
nene, God has given me manageable challenges – as long as my bank account and the insurance are there, I’m brave. For me the heroes are the Duncans and Scott and his wife, and Michael and so many of you here that come up against the wall of ‘no way out.’ I’m not there yet and hope I haven’t just given the devil an idea…
thanks for the input on the netbook, too
jlo, thanks, that’s encouraging to hear, too
I pray that God will blind satan and his minions to our prayer needs here. That He will blanket us with holy protection as we call out for one another and petition our deepest needs and requests.
Work in our lives is a mighty way. Encourage us with Your works in our lives and srengthen us to storm the works of evil with mighty prayer that they be turned to good and growth. Lord, Your children who love You are distracted and worn, help us, please. We feel heavy and uncertain. Our children, parents and friends are all pulling at us. Thank You that You are our hiding place. Where we can run and find help and hope. Hover, Lord, closely, please.
Scott said something over on another thread… it is something that I have experienced the last few months also and I have said to myself someone is definitely providing me with prayer cover:
a strong awareness of the abiding love coming from the Father (not as material blessings) – an awareness that almost is breathtaking at times… there is a navigation term for where 2 data points cross, can’t think of it right now… but, since Scott has mentioned the same awareness of His love and I feel it is the result of prayer warrior(s) at work and those data points are crossing here…
it must have something to do with you folks who come here and pray, eh? 🙂
God keep and thanks sweet Saints – may the blessings redound
I’m not feeling well. Lost my dinner yesterday…yuck…major head ache this morning….I feel yucky… 🙁
I could use some prayer….Cash and Captain Kevin as still not feeling well…please pray for them as well.
I love this prayer community. 🙂
Dusty, praying for you now and sending (((hugs))) your way. Praying for Cash and Captain now too, as well as the other requests that have been posted this past week.
prayers for Cach, CK, and Dusty.
praying for the needs.
Praying for our sick 🙁
with you all in praying
trying to remember what the advice was if you catch the swine flu… I do remember “call the doctor if it subsides after 24 hours and then comes on strong again.” (((hugs))) to Dusty
quite today, praying as the Spirit leads.
praying – God keep all of us close – spirits awake and bodies resting tonight
reading the thread with prayer this morning –
amen to SisterD’s petition:
“Lord, Your children who love You are distracted and worn, help us, please. We feel heavy and uncertain. Our children, parents and friends are all pulling at us. Thank You that You are our hiding place. Where we can run and find help and hope. Hover, Lord, closely, please.”
give us joy in knowing You, Lord… strengthen us with faith that You only can provide for us… Father, Son and Holy Spirit thank You for Your gracious provisions.