Saturday, May 2, 2009
Saturday Morning Prayer List and Request
I have decided to start a Saturday Morning Prayer List and/or Request. I have thought about doing this for some time and I believe it to be a very big responsibility so I had been putting it off - but you know what? It's something that has been on my heart and mind so much that I have decided today is the day.. Today is the day - I say I'm going to pray -
"Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. "Or what man is there among you, when his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone? "Or if he shall ask for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:7-11)
Maria - pray for peace in her last days here on Earth and pray for her family
Debbie - pray that her brain tumor and MS symptoms lessen and go away
Brooke - pray the Leukemia leaves her body and let her be a healthy 16 year old
Zaida - pray that her dreams of the mission field become a immediate possibility
Rox - pray that her back pain goes away
Our Nation - pray for peace and understanding
The Unreached People Groups - pray that they are reached and meet their savior Jesus Christ
Pat - pray that her hip and fractured pelvis heal quickly so she can go back to work
Tammy - pray for her hands and feet to no longer hurt.
Dusty - pray that his gout goes away...
Pray for my friends who are going on a Missions Trip to Peru soon
Pray for the Missions Trip to West Africa.
Pray for Nikki's Missions Trip to San Diego
"God promised to answer our prayers and give us everything we need and more (Mark 11:24, John 15:7). But a wise parent will not give a child everything he or she wants. Similarly, prayer is not a magical trick to get anything we want or a "quick fix" for problems that we should be solving ourselves. God answers prayer requests in His own way in His own time (Psalms 40:1-3), and will not grant requests that are against His holy and wise purposes (1 John 5:14-15), are selfish in nature, are not in our best long-term interest, or those made with impure motives (Psalms 66:18, Proverbs 28:9, Isaiah 29:13, Isaiah 59:2, Hebrews 11:6, James 4:3). Often, we must be persistent in prayer (Luke 11:5-13, Luke 18:1-8). The answer, when it comes, may be in a form radically different than we expected, and we must be alert to that possibility (Deuteronomy 3:23-27, 2 Corinthians 12:7-9). Sometimes, the answer must come from within ourselves and persistent prayer will help us find that answer. We may need a new attitude or a different way of looking at things, or we may need to make amends with somebody." (taken from Nelson Thomas Publishers)
Please join me in prayer. If you have a prayer request you can leave a comment or if you want it to be just between you and me that's okay too...you can email me at KMLDRL@aol.com and in subject type Prayer Request....
Just received a call from Maria's son - Maria went to Heaven today at 12:30 PM my time. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.. You are free, Maria from all your pain and you are in the Presence of God..Thank you for loving me and being a woman who I could always look up to and strive to be...