Prayer & Praise: May 30-June 5
Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly,
Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision,
where I live in the depths but see Thee in the heights;
hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold Thy glory.
Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up,
that to be low is to be high, that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all, that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive, that the valley is the place of vision.
Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells,
and the deeper the wells the brighter Thy stars shine;
let me find Thy light in my darkness, Thy life in my death,
Thy joy in my sorrow, Thy grace in my sin, Thy riches in my poverty,
and Thy glory in my valley.
Amen. If I see Him in the heights I will sense Him in my depths. This prayer gives me the vision to gain hold of the Lord and find His hold upon me.
Lord may you open the eyes of my heart and of my beloved brothers and sisters hearts to see that the riches of your grace are fitted for and bring joy , hope and comfort to your people in our sorrows, struggles and depths.
Psa 27:13 [I had fainted], unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living…
i don’t know what goodness of the Lord David saw in his mortal life … but, right now, this is a mean old world … thank You, Lord for the glimpses of goodness, for showing us our need of You and the hope that Your Son offers us … Lord Jesus have mercy on our weakness … we need You so badly.
Glenn – caring for his mother
Captain Keven – pain, health
nonnie – mother has cancer
Steve H – cancer
“Madison Bella Be praying for Holly and the kids as they had to say good-bye to their dog Buster on Tuesday.”
Wasn’t it Barney?
I sure can use the prayer as time goes on.
praying also for SisterD, Concerned, Sister Christian, Linnea…for on going spiritual attacks
Please pray for my church family to be healed from our former church Pastor’s transgressions and betrayals against us. Please help us to continue to forgive and move on. please pray that those left in that church are drawn to the Lord and this His Will will be done.
We will, NA. Praying not only for your church, but for the many we have witnessed through Michael’s work of bringing things to our attention. There is so much weight out there. We had a man in our church share today about the work Compassion is doing in a little village in Guatemala. He talked about how enormous need is, and how we can be overwhelmed (made me think of Holly’s comments). Anyway, he said we cannot change the world, but we can change the world for one.
Our church has given over $10000 to a church in this little community, and we sponsor something like 50 kids. This man is in our congregation and he came to tell us he had 13 more kids that need sponsorship. The need was fulfilled by the end of the second Sunday morning services, plus sponsorship of a young man who is going to college. So very cool.
Also got a chance to pray with three women who were together; one of their husbands is in the final stages of cancer. Two more women, visiting from the UK came to ask for prayer for two of their friends who were also in last stages of cancer. So tough….but so glad to be able to pray together.
A friend who used to post here has gone home to be with the Lord. Kevin Thompson will be missed. His brother left this on Facebook.
My Big Brother, Kevin Benjamin Thomson, bass player of the Sweet Comfort Band, went home to be with the LORD yesterday, 5-29-10 at about 2:10 pm, after a four year struggle as a quadriplegic and many health issues. He leaves behind his wife of 38 years Robin, their two sons, Joshua and Elijah, 4 grandaughters and 2 brothers. Please pray for the Thomson family as we grieve this great loss. Love you all, Rick.
A memorial service for my brother Kevin is being planned at Calvary Chapel Costa
Mesa, however, a date has not yet been confirmed. I will post this
information as soon as I can.
Erunner, my condolescences. You have spoken quite well of him in the past. You and everyone else who loved Kevin grieve, but Kevin is with the Lord and one day you will reunite with him.
Oh, wow, that’s really sad. I was hoping there might still be a chance to meet him next week. I guess I’ll have to wait a while…
My condolences to you as well, Erunner.
Kevin attended our first E-Fest and was in a wheel chair. I had this wrong impression prior to our getting together that Samer Khoury was a mean dude. He was the first to arrive and we got to talk and nothing could have been further from the truth.
It turns out that Samer and Kevin had a history and to watch them interact that day is something I won’t forget. Samer showed such love and concern for Kevin. That to me was Christianity in the flesh.
Kevin was a unique guy. We got to know each other quite well as I explained to him how to navigate the blog. We got to be friends as we spent so much time talking on the phone. E-Fest was the only time I got to meet Kevin. He’s home now and his body is functioning perfectly. Thanks for your kind words Brian and Buster.
Just catching up here.
Will be praying for Kevin’s family. So many needs here.
It is wonderful to read the praises and these encourage me to pray and pray with great expectations. To know that when we whisper our friends’ names to the Lord, He hears and He cares.
Thank you all who prayed for my mom. I wrote the following in our last newsletter and wanted to share this little praise with the family here.***
“On May 2 Mom and Dad celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Over the years I have shared in my testimony of how my parents’ marriage was very rocky for many years. They were divorced once and then remarried and were separated a few times. My mother came to Christ back in the early 1970’s and prayed for her entire family. One by one, each one of her children came to Christ and then finally, after over 20 years, her husband came to Jesus. All those pain-filled years of un-forgiveness, bitterness, anger and depression had been brought to the cross of Christ and healed!
After the heartache of such a tumultuous marriage for so many years, today in their golden years, my parents are celebrating a genuine and gentle love and commitment to one another. It is very precious to behold and we rejoice with them over the wonders of His love being worked out in their lives. ”
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? Jeremiah 32:27 ***
Praises like this give me courage to pray for needs that seem so overwhelming. Truly, nothing is too hard for our God!
Looking for prayer regarding a work situation, and a meeting relating to it tomorrow afternoon or tomorrow evening. I know very little about it, so I need wisdom on how to proceed and what to say. I also need direction on what to do short-term and long-term about the job situation in general. Thanks.
BrianD, I pray that the Lord will grant you peace and guidance.
Don’t say anything in the meeting that I wouldn’t. Hmmm… You probably shouldn’t say anything that I would, either.
praying for you big guy.
thanks, Buster and Dusty.
Oh Erunner..I just read about Kevin. My heartfelt condolences…I am sad inside me upon hearing this. If there is an address to send cards, maybe you can let me/us know?
Brian D. Praying for you in this meeting. May God give you the words to speak, wisdom and peace. Keep us posted.
Thanks for remembering me in prayer. One of the two dates you listed for surgery has changed. June 23rd IS the biopsy; the actual removal of the kidney was moved up to June 30th from July 9.
I would appreciate the continued prayers of the PP folks.
off to walk and pray……
“Can I add another prayer request? My pneumonia got better yesterday and then crashed in severity today. So far today I’ve thrown up blood 4 times, my dr prescribed antibiotics so I am taking those now but so far still very sick. 🙁 My chest really, really hurts. And I have alot to ge done today at work after I finish my lunch and need to feel better so I can get everything done.
Also, please pray for our hearts again today — Tuesday (today) is the one week anniversary of Barney’s untimely death and the dark clouds are descending again. Please pray for God’s comfort … for my daughter especially and for me. I just don’t know why she had to die and it really makes me so sad (and upset) that God didn’t care and didn’t hear our prayers. He chose not to help her–an innocent swet animal. Thank you….”
Praying for you, Holly…
I would like to ask for prayer for Karen, she has taken a down turn, she is retaining fluid, her blood pressure is low, she is having difficulty eating, hospice is bringing a hospital bed, which I am hoping will help her to sit up & eat……..if Jesus is calling her home now please pray for me and the kids…thank you guys
Praying, Jeff. So sorry.
I believe I forgot to mention our Grand daughter was born on the 29th. Her name is Mikaela Paige Acosta. She is going into the hospital tonight as she has a case of jaundice. They expect to keep her one or two days.
Nene, I have no information other than the memorial will be held at CCCM.
Holly got called back for a chest xray…and she’s very stressed.
Praying for Karen and for Holly…
praying for Holly and all the above
Erunner, our family has a little Mikaela, too – congratulations
Keeping these requests in my prayers. Gosh, life is brutal at times (more often than not),
but the Lord is constant, faithful and kind, even in the Valley of the Shadow. he really is.
God bless you dear friends with the peace that surpasses understanding.
Mikaela was sent home last night so hopefully this is the end of her jaundice. Thank you for praying.
reading through, and joining in prayers…
so much happening
May God so comfort and provide according to the needs that have been expressed
Not feeling well today, could use some prayer. Nauseas, dizzy, sinus headache.
Jlo….praying for you now, sorry I didn’t see this earlier! Praying for rest and healing….
praying – particularly for jlo and MB’s speedy healing to good health
Thanks Lady’s, feeling much better.