Prayer & Praise
Christ my Saviour,
Saviour of sinners, of whom I am chief, despise me not,
despise me not, O Lord,
despise not the cost of Thy blood,
who am called by Thy Name;
but look on me with those eyes
with which Thou didst look upon Magdalene at the feast,
Peter in the hall,
the thief on the wood;—
that with the thief I may entreat Thee humbly, Remember me, Lord, in Thy kingdom;
that with Peter I may bitterly weep and say,
O that mine eyes were a fountain of tears that I might weep day and night;
that with Magdalene, I may hear Thee say, Thy sins be forgiven thee,
and with her may love much,
for many sins yea manifold
have been forgiven me.
Remember in prayer
Michael – Please pray for a young man I just took to the ER from the skatepark,
20 years old, homeless, drunk, and injured.
He’s a mess, but he matters.
Jean – For the survivors (and their families) of violence in Manchester, Egypt, and Syria, for the readers here, and for all people according to their needs:
JTK – banned from local collage , review is pending
Michael- recovering from colonoscopy. waiting results
Scooter Jones- son is suicidal , not doing well
Lurkie Loo -I have a dear friend who was just diagnosed on Valentine’s day with inoperable Stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer). She is 44.
Captain Kevin – a childhood friend who unfriended me on FB for my conservative views. This was after referring to me and some of my friends as scum of the earth along with other names I wouldn’t repeat here. I appealed on the basis of an almost lifelong friendship and that I not only respected him for holding well-reasoned views but that we had much more in common than not. He would have none of it. I grieve over a lost friendship as well as my part in the destruction.
Captain Kevin – Strep, sinus infection, inflamed ear canal, and the pain that comes when the fibromyalgia flares up in response.
surfer51 (david) “stage four” prostate cancer.
John 20:29 – cousin Jerry has prostate cancer
Erunner- mom has blocked arteries and COPD
Michael- upcoming surgery, tumor on his thyroid and spot on his lung, very ill,
Lennea- sister salvation and cancer My sister has asked me to not contact her anymore as I brought her information about a pending lawsuit against her (from the school district she teaches in). I pray that she would draw near to the Lord and confess her own sins.
filbertz – nephew’s 16-year-old son who evidently accidentally shot himself new year’s eve, still in pain over drew’s death.
JD – young step nephew shot himself in the head the day after Christmas 2016.
Linnea – Dannie is out of her back brace and is starting to move normally. I know as she ages, all these broken bones could cause her trouble. Thank you for your prayers for her recovery. Would you pray that the Lord would minimize the lifelong affects of this skiing accident to her 16 year old body?
Erunner- wife RA
Paige- 4 boys to be pleasing to God
Captain kevin – new direction for he and his wife, work load, health
Dan -new direction for he and wife, looking for a new church
E munro- sadness,concern and confusion over major changes at cccm and seemingly lack of concern on pastors part
UnCCed- still hurting over treatment from her church
Luisa- hurt by church
the least of these-hurt by church
Disillusioned-hurt by church
Bart- hurt by church
need a safe place to worship, dealing with pain and PTSD
Dan from Georgia
One of the little ones
Thank you, Dusty, for remembering us on this prayer thread.
A praise today! Interestingly, and surprisingly, I attended three churches today – all from my past – had only planned to go to two, then had a text message to join a third.
The first church felt like a precious reunion – over the past week, I’ve been assisting with VBS props…painting and drawing. Today this church introducing to their congregation the theme for this year and the children sang their sweet songs. Lol, one little girl, not much older than 5 years, kept yawning while singing, but she was determined to keep up with the older kids. The sermon was insightful – much learned, then afterwards had the pleasure of saying hello to the pastor as he stayed and greeted anyone who wanted to say hello.
En route to the second church, I received a text from the third church to help with their VBS. Glad I went – had fun working with others and the youth to finish setting up for their week.
The second church – the worship and teaching really good – much learned. All in all, a spectacular day. The best part…all of it! Especially reconnecting with people I haven’t seen for years – people of faith – who matter to me.
So all this “wonderness” (maybe a Sarah term?) 🙂 got me thinking — how enjoyable it would be, from time to time, to visit each church to reconnect with the people. I’m thinking I’d call one of these my church “home”.
Perhaps this seems “unconventional”. Yet it creates an avenue to connect and fellowship with friends/acquaintances (in the faith) throughout my community instead of being separated from them for months and often years.
Thoughts? Feedback appreciated. 🙂
Oh mk, I’m so excited for you! So glad you had a wonderous day!
Linnea, still praying for you and your family. (((Hugs)))
mk, you have me thinking… isn’t it sad that a Believer can’t go into any church and feel like they’re with family? i think your heart is following God’s leading 🙂
praying the list and thank you, again faithful dusty
Thanks, Dusty! Yes…that was the word I was thinking. 🙂
Em – I do think so. Yesterday was pretty cool and refreshing. I look forward to God’s leading on this new journey. 🙂
Thanks, both of you.
Hi em, still keeping jerry in prayer…i pray for you too.
Mk im happy for you that they called you and invited you. That always makes one feel wanted and loved!
thanks, dusty – Jerry loves the Lord and is strengthened by the prayers, but the outlook is pretty poor now… as least from our view, but God’s will is never not good for His children, eh?
Joining in the prayers that must be going up to the Throne of God for those who are tasked with running the affairs of this nation today