Prayer & Praise

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  1. Paige says:

    Enjoying this today:
    English translation:
    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
    Where there is hatred, let me bring love.
    Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.
    Where there is discord, let me bring union.
    Where there is error, let me bring truth.
    Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.
    Where there is despair, let me bring hope.
    Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.
    Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.
    O Master, let me not seek as much
    to be consoled as to console,
    to be understood as to understand,
    to be loved as to love,
    for it is in giving that one receives,
    it is in self-forgetting that one finds,
    it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,
    it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life. Amen.

  2. Captain Kevin says:

    Amen to both of the prayers above!!

  3. dusty says:

    remember in prayer

    Michael – hear aneurysm and a bad valve, bad back and neck issues.

    The New Victor – I found out yesterday that my mother was moved by adult protective services into a skilled care facility. Her mental acuity had lapsed so far that she wasn’t safe in the strip motel in which they had previously placed her, being kicked off her property (think the worst episode of Hoarders, but worse). I’m going to visit her now at the end of the month now that she’s safe and I’ll be safe from criminal accusations. God is the father to widows and orphans. She was the latter at 12 and 14, emancipated at 16. She was the former in 2003, though not in the biblical sense since she was the provider to her disabled husband.
    They’ve warned me that her mental state has deteriorated significantly. Living in a dank, damp collapsing house filled with black mould and animal waste probably contributed to her decline faster, but that was her choice. I have seen this coming for over 15 years…

    j2theperson – There’s a guy who is, wrongly, accusing our church of gross financial mismanagement if not outright illegality. There is no evidence his accusations are true and we actually seem to be on solid financial footing; however, we’ve already had at least one person leave the church because of him and there are quite a few people concerned about his accusations. Please pray he does not cause serious damage to our congregation, that people will recognise him for what he is, and that we will come out stronger for having gone through this.

    Captain Kevin – Please pray for my oldest daughter. She is separated from her husband. This is probably the 3rd time in the 3 years they’ve been married. I’m not sure who is more at fault or if there is any abuse, so I just pray for God’s will. They are believers, I think.

    brian – Not really asking for prayer just a thought. I will be getting some injections because of a back injury and will be talking with a surgeon concerning a disc fusion. My main prayer use this to help me be a better teacher and Christian, thanks.

    Captain Kevin – Asking prayer for a new pain issue. Something is going on with my jaw. Have seen 2 doctors. Dentist will need to be next. Possibilities include dislocated jaw, muscle cramps, and root infection in teeth. Hurts to chew, swallow and yawn.

    JD – Marshal whose mother told him that she doesn’t love him

    John 20:29- my cousin in barring a miracle he’s entering the final stages of his cancer… prayers have been appreciated and heard. .. They’ve brought him some good months. Jerry married his high school sweetheart and prayer for her and their 3 children (adults with families) would be so welcome now. They’ve been a close couple and now, even tho she is a Believer, she will face growing old without her life partner…

    JoelG -remember my family in prayer as I begin the difficult road of filing for custody of my 2 younger teenagers. I found hundreds of explicit photos of my youngest daughter that I’m sure have been shared. My ex wife is clearly not as concerned as she should be as she is a Narcissist. This will cause strained relationships with kids and ex but I have no choice as I want to prevent whatever my youngest would do next with herself.
    If you have teenagers please be aware of what’s out there. I am shocked and appalled.
    -My ex, daughter and I met to talk, discipline and love on our daughter. We’re all in the same page moving forward and she will be getting counseling.

    John 20:29 – i have a son dealing with a gorgeous 16 year old daughter who is trying to come to terms with womanhood and who is in the custody of her bi-polar mother, so i have some inkling of what you’re dealing with

    Linnea – Jon and Sarah. Please pray that they would know God’s love and would follow Him out of horrible lifestyles to freedom.

    Linnea- John’s wife who is recovering from lung cancer surgery

    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 – 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.

    prodinov –son, 5 having nightmares, 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.

    the new Victor- genetic condition where I have no sweat glands. Hot weather is uncomfortable at best and potentially deadly at worst

    David H – Aunt Ramona.was recently diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma primary lung cancer.

    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

  4. Captain Kevin says:

    I will be meeting in the next couple weeks with representatives of the Arizona State Retirement System. They will be working with me to find out what the payouts would be if I were to roll my previous California retirement and a small 403b into AZ or not, then advise me on what would be my best course of action. I know that I do NOT have enough saved in these systems to actually afford retirement, but my body is beyond ready, and my mind has been ready for a few years now.

    I’m not looking to retire and then lay around and languish. I have other things I want to try, in ministry, teaching music at a local studio, or teaching school online. Please pray that God guide me in this process and that I will be able to glorify Him while bringing some income for my family. Thanks friends.

  5. dusty says:

    praying for JTK and Victor and Michael for chronic back pain.

  6. dusty says:

    praying for you Captain Kevin, may your prayers come true.

  7. Captain Kevin says:

    Another thing to consider, that at first blush sounds fantastic: My school district has an early retirement incentive. I would be able to keep my health plan in exchange for substitute teaching only 20 days out of a school year. It really is a good deal.

  8. Captain Kevin says:

    Thank you Dusty! You are such a blessing! Much love to you and Buster!!

  9. Paige says:

    Thank you Dusty for listing these prayers requests. Lord God, All Mighty, there is so much suffering among Your children… Have mercy, Lord. Lead and guide our friends here who have decisions ahead, many unanswered questions, and many seasons of Job-like sorrows… May all know Your Presence in the fires of these trials… amen.

  10. John 20:29 says:

    Amen, Paige, make it be so, Lord for Your name’s sake – thank You, Lord for Your goodness and mercies promised

  11. Michael says:

    I need prayer today…actually, I need answered prayer today…quickly. 🙂

  12. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    I am praying for you Michael.

  13. Michael says:

    Thank you, MLD.
    My stress level is about mach 10 today…

  14. Duane Arnold says:


    Your in my prayers. If there is anything I can do, just let me know…

  15. j2theperson says:

    I’m praying for you Michael.

  16. Michael says:

    Thank you Duane, J2…

  17. John 20:29 says:

    Praying here also, Pastor N
    Lord those of us who have been in Satan’s crosshairs know we are no match for the evil one… By Your grace and mercy hear these prayers for Michael and give him that peace and strength – You have instructed us to pray for deliverance from evil and so we pray now, Lord

  18. Michael says:

    Thank you…we got an answer.

  19. John 20:29 says:

    Michael, if the answer was delivered by mortal means, praying for God to bless that person(s)

  20. dusty says:

    there is another mass school shooting in FL. …..happening now….

  21. John 20:29 says:

    Been praying , dusty… Know you are also…

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