Prayer & Praise
Prayer the church’s banquet, angel’s age,
God’s breath in man returning to his birth,
The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,
The Christian plummet sounding heav’n and earth
Engine against th’ Almighty, sinner’s tow’r,
Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,
The six-days world transposing in an hour,
A kind of tune, which all things hear and fear;
Softness, and peace, and joy, and love, and bliss,
Exalted manna, gladness of the best,
Heaven in ordinary, man well drest,
The milky way, the bird of Paradise,
Church-bells beyond the stars heard, the soul’s blood,
The land of spices; something understood.
remember in prayer
filbertz – the week from hell continues: one of my freshman students killed himself this morning. Devastated.
filbertz – One of my students was evidently struck by a car at her bus stop this morning and died. Our school is shocked and grieving deeply. Prayers for her family–she was an only child and was thirteen years old
London- my mom who is two years out from surgery for pancreatic cancer and a week and a half out from back surgery for three fractures in her spine.
Caretaking is hard work at times and it seems that I lose track of time pretty easily
the new Victor – pray for God’s protection and mercy upon my children, who’ve been through a lot, including witnessing domestic violence in the other home, and that I am strong and engaged enough to lead them so they don’t turn out like the sons of Eli. Yes, I always go worst case. I thank and praise God for that which I have been given to steward, especially my lambs.
Bob Sweat =Those who know me are aware of the struggle that I have had over the years regarding returning to pastoral ministry. Just last winter, I asked for prayer because I was being considered by a church in Washington. Shortly after requesting prayer, I removed my name from consideration because my wife and I were not ready to leave family. I asked God then to remove the desire to pastor again and help me be content with teaching at a Christian school, but desire is stronger than ever.
In recent weeks, my wife and I, after much prayer, have agreed that I should spend whatever time I have left doing what God called me to do. We are both on Social Security, and we are asking God to open a door to a small church somewhere in the US who want a pastor to love them and faithfully teach the Word. I have recently applied to churches in Idaho and Montana. My pessimism causes me to believe there are not many places that want a pastor in his senior years, but God knows.
Duane – Saturday night my old best friend, Jim, died of a heart attack at the age of 62 – leaving a wife and three children. I’m heartbroken. Please pray for his family.
My wife’s best friend, Norma, is in Santa Rosa. Her house is burning as I write. Please pray for her.
prodinov – I request prayer, still processing Ephesians 6. Young daughter got baptized recently. Little prayer warrior she is…my other little one, 5 is still is the making. However, this week, Monday after he peacefully went to bed, he was screaming upstairs, he was in a zombie state, curled up in a ball, still in a catatonic state, saying something was attacking him. He did not even acknowledge our initial prayers nor presence. Thinking nightmare, he slept with me for 3 nights. Last night, again in his bed, sound asleep, the attacks came and the wee one was unresponsive until I grabbed him, took him downstairs where he slept peacefully. I am still processing these dark attacks since they are unlike anything I have experienced. Prayers guys…it is unfair for a 5 yr old to be attacked….
Michael, Rick, Joel, Dan, capt. Kevin, Owen – wand to hear from God in their prayer life
JTK- I’d appreciate your prayers for an ongoing back issue. I will say more later.
For now, I have an appointment with the worst kind of doctor early next month.
the new Victor- genetic condition where I have no sweat glands. Hot weather is uncomfortable at best and potentially deadly at worst
Michael – miss kitty respiratory infection
David H – Aunt Ramona.was recently diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma primary lung cancer.
Paige – bella, recovering from surgery
Noelle – Mamma passed away
Victor- chronic back pain
Captain Kevin – really struggling with pain, fatigue, and vertigo right now. fibromyalgia, depression, school load and difficult students
Scooter Jones- son is not doing well
Lurkie Loo -I have a dear friend with inoperable Stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer). She is 44.
surfer51 (david) “stage four” prostate cancer
John 20:29 – cousin Jerry has prostate cancer
Erunner- mom has blocked arteries
Lennea- sister salvation and cancer
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
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
Father, have mercy on each of these requests. Surround each with Your love and grace.
Be with Filbertz as he is dealing with all the death around him….he is still grieving the loss of his son, Drew and now all these students are dying. Comfort him as only YOu know how. Give him the strength to comfort other students. Father show Your love to Filbertz in an amazing way, that he will know it is from You. Hold him close to You.
Father give Bob Sweat the job he has been praying for. He has been listening to Your voice and waiting…..now the timing and the desire to teach again seems to be coming from You…fill this void and allow Bob to teach at a small church as is his desire and dream that he feels is truly from You. move in his behalf and open doors.
Be with Paige as she is praying for her boys/men. Call them unto Yourself! Give them Your hearts desires in their hearts. let them be men after Your own heart. Answer Paige’s prayers for her boys and bring them to saving grace in You.
praying with dusty this morning for all these who are being tested by life’s flow and the hardships that come with it…
praying for You to bless with the strength that dusty described that only comes from You, Lord – a strength that the world can and will see and wonder… replace my desire to be one of Your pampered darlings with a desire to be one of Your victors through these storms
Amen John 20:29
it goes without saying, i know, but praying for the folks of that Baptist church in Texas … especially thinking tonight of the man who lost his 3 children, his wife, his unborn child, his parents … God of all comfort, i plead for this man to experience Your ministry tonight, to find Your comfort, strength and the assurance that his family is with You now… give this man what he needs to carry on in Faith