Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Prayer Time 10-22-13

Below is one of many prayers I've uttered for my friend Anne and her family in recent weeks. I'm so grateful that God welcomes and longs for relationship with us through prayer. What an overwhelming comfort to know that He doesn't just listen; he cares. What are the requests of your heart that I can bring to the Father on your behalf today? Feel free to leave them in the comments section here. (Comments on this post will not be published publicly for the sake of those concerned with privacy.)

Psalm 121:4-5~
He is always watching, never sleeping. Jehovah himself is caring for you!

{Jehovah HIMSELF! Thank you for doctors, Father, and may you guide the work of their hands, but PRAISE YOU, O LORD for caring for Anne as only you can!}

Deuteronomy 31:8~
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

{Lord, may Anne and Jeff and Mark and Ally and Nick sense your presence in every millisecond of this journey. And not in some vague, warm fuzzy way. But in the MIGHTY POWER that only your Spirit can bring!)

1 Peter 1:3~
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

{Thank you, Jesus, for eternal life with you! Thank you for the promise of glorified bodies that will never suffer pain or disease of any kind. Thank you for making this possible for us through your death, burial and resurrection.}

Isaiah 41:10~
fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

{Lord, may your peace that passes all understanding rest firmly upon this entire family tonight and in the days ahead. Help them to find their strength in you and to cling to you for their help.}

Revelation 21:4~
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

{Father, this is so hard and painful especially for this family, but also for the ones who love them. May we run straight to you in our troubles and look always to the cross and the hope it gives us in you. Help us to fix our eyes on this promise and embrace it with our whole hearts as rock solid truth.}

2 Corinthians 4:7-9~
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

{This is possible only by your grace, Jesus. Lavish it upon this family until they are filled to overflowing with gleaming hope.}

Isaiah 55:8-9~
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

{Lord, help our unbelief when we don't understand. Thank you for your sovereignty. May we rest in the knowledge that you have not been taken by surprise by any of this. You are fully in control. That is difficult for us to understand, but we know that you love Anne far more than any of us could ever hope to and that you will never let her go.}

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