Prayer & Praise
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:
“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter
and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he opens not his mouth.
In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth.”
And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.
Be joyful in God, all you lands; * sing praises to the honor of his Name; make his praise to be glorious.
Say to God, “How wonderful are your works; * through the greatness of your power shall your enemies cower before you.
For all the world shall worship you, * sing to you, and praise your Name.”
O come and see the works of God, * how wonderful he is in his doing toward all people.
He turned the sea into dry land, so that they went through the water on foot; * therefore in him let us rejoice.
He rules with his power for ever; his eyes keep watch over the nations; * let not the rebellious exalt themselves.
Bless our God, you peoples, * and make the voice of his praise to be heard,
Who holds our soul in life, * and does not allow our feet to slip.
1 John 3:18-24
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
April 27, 2021 at 1:25 pm
please remember in prayer…
Michael – Miss Kitty has gone home to Jesus
bob1 – I’m having a procedure done this week because I’ve been having swallowing and coughing issues. I’m kinda nervous.
Michael – Tom Stipe has gone home to the Lord. Pray for his family and friends. We will all miss him.
Em – my daughter on City Council – the hassling continues… She supports the maintenance of their police dept. not a popular stance in much of the Puget Sound area these days, but i confess that i don’t see the benefit in eliminating law enforcement.
Linnea – every joint in my body in pain. It continued to get worse and initial blood tests show I may have an autoimmune disorder. I can’t get in to see a rheumatologist until the end of March and the pain has almost rendered me non-functional. Will you pray God relieves the pain? I can’t get in to see a rheumatologist until the end of the March. Please pray for my husband, too, as he’s taken over all my work.
Captain Kevin –Had a colonoscopy. Dr. found and removed 9 polyps. Follow-up with dr this coming Thursday to find out the pathology… job related difficulties, housing situation, pain everywhere, depression, I’ve lost 26 lbs in the last 5 months, and not because I’m trying. I had been wanting to lose weight, but not this way. Honestly, I’m afraid.
Michael – My heart is acting up
Everstudy – Update on my request…The daughter has been located, but told the police that she is not a missing person and does not want to be looked for. Because she is 18, the missing person case is closed. Understandably, the family is heartbroken, so prayers for all appreciated
Em – So me, big decisions loom calling for wisdom beyond my ken – if you think of it prayer for God’s guidance would be gratefully accepted
Bob Sweat – a church in Iowa has contacted me about a pastoral position. They have watched me teach via a Zoom session where I told them that the basis for me to accept a call to pastor them would not only be based on God’s direction but also the opportunity for my wife and me to meet the people. Their committee met and have unanimously agreed to fly us to Iowa. I am feeling both blessed and scared. I am posting this on PP because many of you have faithfully prayed and encouraged me over the years. Please pray that my passion to serve the Lord in this capacity would not cloud my judgement.
Em – Need prayer cover up here in the mountains – my daughter (nurse) went out to go to work and noticed what looked like oil on the ground. Someone had drained all the oil out of her car AND her truck She going to work in my car which just had a new engine installed – hoping they didn’t empty it also. We’ve got people moving up here now that aren’t good folk, to put it mildly… and we do need prayer for protection now
Duane Arnold – my mother is in assisted living.
Martin Luther’s Disciple – my 96 yr old mother in law is in a similar situation in SoCal.
Jlo – my niece’s husband Aaron is having a tougher time of it. Has a persistent cough and fever. He has new meds today so hopefully he has a breakthrough.
Em – Victoria, homeless with a cat, shelters won’t allow the cat in and the cat is all she has.
Erunner – Our brother in law who is in his early 50’s has learned that his carotid artery is 70% blocked. It appears he will be undergoing surgery. They have also found an issue with his heart. He’s a believer with a gentle and wise spirit.
Please pray for him, his wife, and their three grown children.
Raina R. – my sister-in-law. having horrible headaches and recovering from surgery
jtk – for our outreach to the university.many have considered suicide. This is so urgent in my heart and spirit.
Kelly -I have a real need to continue to see my counselor. In addition to the other reasons I see him for I have been having day long panic attacks, on top of the depression and PTSD-C symptoms.
Alissa -My sweet husband has Autism and was let go from his job.
Patrik -Pray for me, an ER nurse in Indianapolis.
Dan form Georgia – I work in aviation/transportation. We are getting hit HARD as many of you know. I am not even confident when I go into work everyday that it will be my last day (layoff or termination). Also struggling a lot with anxiety.
Chris -My wife started her second career as a nurse on the hospital floor that they treat the Covid patients.
Nancy – discernment of an unexpected opportunity to become a more public advocate for the homeless,
Em – daughter is healing from fracture spine
Linnea – for Greg, treated for an aggressive brain cancer and thought he was clear, but it has roared back. healing and that he and his wife come to know the Lord.
Paige – a family issue and the silencing of a lying gossip who is spreading slander about me to family members and others. It’s an on going issue that is quite perplexing, and apparently demonic. Twisted, delusional and strange.
cash – depression , PTSD
David H – Bell’s Palsy . Right side of my face is paralyzed. Prednisone and an antiviral.
Michael – heart aneurysm and a bad valve, bad back and neck issues.
JD – Marshal whose mother told him that she doesn’t love him
Linnea – Jon and Sarah. Please pray that they would know God’s love and would follow Him out of horrible lifestyles to freedom.
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
Linnea – sister salvation
Paige – 4 boys to be pleasing to God
I’m headed To the Oregon Health Sciences University today to have tests on my heart tomorrow. They will be determining if I can have non invasive valve replacement surgery or if I must have open heart surgery.
Friday night I had a major scare and I have to make some decisions quickly.
It’s a long drive…I ask for prayers that I’ll hold up on the journey and will get wise counsel.
I’ll be MIA for a while here…
Wish i were there to help – praying for you Michael
Hope someone keeps us all posted on how it goes…
Lord have mercy on our brother Michael.
Hope all have Michael in our prayers today….. Hardest of all, “not my will, but Thine be done, Father! ”
Michael…praying for your tests, wise counsel, and the energy to get through it.