Prayer & Praise

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  1. Linnea says:

    Thanks, Michael…a great devotional indeed.

    Could you all continue to pray for my niece, Danielle? She is back in jail in another state, but I’d like to find her, visit, and let her know she’s loved in a way that is meaningful to her.

  2. Captain Kevin says:

    Linnea, bless your heart! Praying for you and Danielle.

  3. Em says:

    Yes, Linnea, praying and for Karen,too… What a trying year you’ve had
    You, too, Captain

  4. dusty says:

    remember in prayer

    Linnea – niece Danielle in jail in another state. would like to find her to visit and let her know she is loved in a way that is meaningful to her

    Michael – waiting results of echo cardiogram

    David H – I could use a prayer. I was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy Thursday night. Right side of my face is paralyzed. Prednisone and an antiviral.

    Xenia- chihuahua Lilly passed away

    Linnea – Would you please pray for my niece, Danielle? She is living a lifestyle that has landed her in jail several times, is living homeless, and she will certainly die if she is not plucked from this fire.
    Remarkably, a pastor bailed her out of jail the first time and tried to steer her to a Christian rehab program, but she would have none of it.
    Her mother, my sister-in-law, doesn’t know where she is, but when she saw her last could see the physical changes brought on by the drugs. Please pray also for God’s comfort for Danielle’s Mom, Karen. Thank you…

    Duane – friend , Stephen, has passed away

    Vicki McClellan – I’ve been struggling since my husband passed. But I have been angry at God for not answering my prayers and healing him. After all, the kids and grandkids and I still need him here. Help me understand.

    filbertz – we will be marking our son Drew’s death shortly–two years ago May first

    Bart – I was fired from my job last summer. I’m in sales, upon post operative inspection of the 8 inches they removed; a malignant 2mm tumor was discovered and further tests showed the cancer had spread to 1 lymphnode. My prognosis is good, my oncologist is confident, this chemo treatment has a very good success rate
    -finished chemo
    – my wife’s mom has passed into heaven.
    -my wife is diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia, human Neuro virus and because all this is putting stress on the heart, congenital heart failure.

    Xenia -Please pray for my best friend and neighbor who is very weak and sick with some mystery ailment the doctor’s can’t identify. She is fearing for her life. Her name is Susan.

    captain kevin – I’m in dire need of mental and spiritual strength. I’m ready to take a 20 year nap.

    J2theperson – please pray for my church. I can’t go into specifics now, but things are going very wrong right now

    Captain Kevin – My blood pressure is too high, causing my left ventricle to work too hard. Dr. added a second BP med and was genuinely concerned.,fibromyalgia, depression
    Michael – heart aneurysm and a bad valve, bad back and neck issues.

    The New Victor – my mother was moved to icu

    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.

    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 – 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, 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.

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

    London- my mom who had surgery for pancreatic cancer and 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.

    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.

    Michael, Rick, Joel, Dan, capt. Kevin, Owen – wand to hear from God in their prayer life

    JTK- ongoing back issue.

    David H – Aunt Ramona has Adenocarcinoma primary lung cancer.

    Victor- chronic back pain

    Lurkie Loo – dear friend with inoperable Stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer). She is 44.

    surfer51 (david) “stage four” prostate cancer

    Em- cousin Jerry has prostate cancer

    Lennea- sister salvation

    Paige- 4 boys to be pleasing to God

    Captain kevin – new direction for he and his wife

    Dan -new direction for he and wife, looking for a new church

  5. dusty says:

    praying over everyone on Phoenix preacher today. much love to you

  6. Linnea says:

    Thank you all for prayers for Danielle, and her Mom, Karen…

    Em, praying for your cousin Jerry
    CK…praying for you and the thorns in your health
    JTK..praying for your back…met one of your mentees on a shuttle to Convoy of Joy last weekend…he said knew how to keep him on track and really respected you and your family!
    Michael…as always, praying for your health and a long life of ministry!
    filbertz…praying for you and shouldering the loss that only comes with losing a child.

    Will you pray for safe travels for my husband and I and his cousin and her husband? I would really like for God to use us where we’re going…

  7. Michael says:

    Much love to you, Dusty.
    Thank you, Linnea. 🙂

  8. Em says:

    3 hours into a serious fire 2 miles upriver – wind is up and we’d so appreciate prayer for us and firefighters, too. Not easy terrain thanks

    FWIW watch your ATVs and fireworks… just because it is green doesn’t mean it wont burn… Watching beautful evergreens going up like candled

  9. Michael says:

    Keep us posted on the fire, Em…

  10. Em says:

    Prayer heard, wind died down – it has been blowing pretty hard every nite latley – stopped by to say thanks to the pray-ers here…. with no wind it gives the water dropping helicopters a chance for their bucket drops to have some effect… we’re all breathing a little easier right now, but ready to go if need be

  11. dusty says:

    Praying for and with you em. God keep you safe.

  12. Em says:

    thank you, dusty… it is looking better today, but they say it is only 10% contained (Stormy Creek fire is its name now)… it could go either way if the wind kicks up again, but thanking God that they’re doing a pretty good job of containing it… seems more than !0%

    my poor neighbors are on the other side of the mountains at the bedside of his dying mother, not knowing for sure how much danger their home is in… if so inclined a prayer for their peace of mind?

    praying still for all here… Lord, You know

  13. Linnea says:

    Praying for continued fire safety, Em! It’s dry where we are, too– dangerous conditions!

  14. Michael says:

    Chester is sick…have to take him to the hospital at 4. Prayers for my buddy appreciated…

  15. Em says:

    Praying for Michael’s buddy… hope Chester’s disease isnt winning….. Cat people are tender-hearted folk, if my daughter is any example. Lord take care of your son Michael, also please.

    The rescue pitbull my daughter is fostering disappeared last night, came limping back with torn toenail and a seriously “scrubbed” belly. Fortunately, they are tough little dogs and she’ll recover. People make them fighters, but they are a handful. She lives here peacefully with a cat and it was the cat that let us know the dog was at the front door.i find it interesting that my daughter does the work and yet the organization will charge the adopter $500… I am wiped out tired today and doing too much rambling on Michael’s website… I’ll stop…

    So very grateful for the prayers
    They really put effort into fighting our fire this time … evacuation alerts lifted and no sign of smoke this afternoon … if memory serves, Linnea is in New Mexico? My family’s roots are in Colorado and the fires in that part of the world are something new and serious.

    God keep – prayers continue fir all

  16. Michael says:

    Thank you, Em…he’s been my constant companion through some deep water…

  17. Xenia says:

    Lord have mercy on the cat Chester.

  18. dusty says:

    Praying for you and chester, Michael. Hope all goes well.

  19. Michael says:

    Thank you all for praying for Chester and thanks to Best Friends Animal Hospital for their kindness to us both. I don’t handle this stuff with much dignity. Chester is a sick boy…he has a compromised immune system from the FIV and a new infection that we’re treating with antibiotics. The next few days will tell us if he’ll pull through. They thought it best if he was home with me…and Chester and I agreed. I trust the Lord will have mercy on an old fool and his cat…

  20. Em says:

    not an old fool, within the year this house has had to put down an old cat, an old dog and cried over a horse that broke his neck… there are too many pets buried on this property
    pets are a valid and interesting part of God’s design for us…

  21. Linnea says:

    Praying this morning for Chester…and you, too, Michael

  22. Michael says:

    Thank you, Linnea!

    He’s shutting down… still going to keep trying though…

  23. Linnea says:

    Oh my friend, I’m so sorry. Praying for you and that you and he both know the love you share for each other. I had a cat, Opie, a little female calico. She got into poison at the neighbor’s house and died over the course of the next day. I sat with her so that she would know she was loved and selfishly, to spend the last remaining hours with her. May you feel the Lord’s presence as you walk through this sadness, and even better, I pray that the Lord would heal Chester miraculously.

  24. Michael says:

    Thank you, my friend.
    I’m keeping him close…

  25. dusty says:

    Michael, praying with and for you and chester. Praying with em and linnea for a full recovery for chester. Much love.

  26. Michael says:

    I got up early this morning and prayed the Daily Office.

    “O God make speed to save us”

    “O Lord make haste to help us”

    I hadn’t risen early to pray…I’m not that holy.

    I had risen to see if my cat was still alive… to see if Chester had made it through the night.

    He had, but another night is doubtful, barring a miracle.

    So I asked for a miracle.

    I know that the reality is that in a few hours I’ll have to take him somewhere and he’s not going to come home with me.

    That is, unless God changes that reality.

    “O God make speed to save us”

    “O Lord make haste to help us”

  27. Duane Arnold says:


    You know that you are in all of our prayers…

  28. Michael says:

    Thank you, my friend.
    I’m preparing to leave for the vet now.

  29. dusty says:

    Praying your prayers with you Michael. Have mercy Lord,remember Your mercy.

  30. Xenia says:

    Lord, have mercy.

  31. Michael says:

    My beloved friend Chester has passed.

  32. Duane Arnold says:

    Oh Michael, I’m so sorry… We’re with you in sorrow, my brother.

  33. Cash says:

    Michael, my heart is breaking with yours, my brother. Words are not sufficient. I am so sorry for this great and painful loss. May the Lord grant you His mercy and his peace in the midst of this time of your grief. And we grieve with you. With my love to you.

  34. JoelG says:

    I’m so sorry Michael.

  35. dusty says:

    Agreeing with Cash in prayer for you Michael my dear friend. Crying with you… (hugs)

  36. Kevin H says:

    Michael, I’m so sorry.

  37. Michael says:

    Thank you all for your kindness.
    I must go tell Trey now…and tell him of our hope of seeing Chester again.
    I will be gone for a while, I know you all understand.

  38. Xenia says:

    Such sad news. I am so sorry.

  39. Jim says:

    I’m sorry Michael.

  40. Em says:

    Just got here today to find this sad news… Remember how God used Miss Kitty and Chester to teach us all more about ourselves and Him? We all have reason to thank God for Michael’s furry buddies. I have not one doubt that God would have given a miracle of healing if it had been the right thing. He knows and He will comfort Michael, of that I also have no doubt.
    Praying with all here for Michael’s and his family’s loss.

  41. Em says:

    As Chester is finding his way around cat paradise and wondering what the heck that swaggering braggert of a little twerp cat named Axle is all about tonight, my prayers are for the peace that does pass understanding to bless Michael’s house this night

    reading dusty’s list and praying for God’s mercies for all the confusion and pain that tests the saints here tonight

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