Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Prayer requests

Today we again have the opportunity to pray with each other about things that trouble us. We are privileged to seek His face and ask on behalf of others.

We've talked before about praying when we are broken-hearted, or when we are desperate. Sometimes the requests left in the comments concern the physical or mental health of others. Clearly, God wants us to come to Him with these requests. The gospel accounts are filled with situations of people coming boldly to Jesus for healing.
He delights in our showing our faith in this way.
Remember the friends who lowered the man into the house where Jesus was teaching, after making a hole in the roof? How about the two blind men sitting by the roadside, who called out to Him?

              "Jesus stopped and called to them. "What do you want me to do for you?"
               He asked. "Lord," they answered, "we want our sight." Jesus had compassion
               on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and
               followed Him.   (Matthew 20:32-34)

We have faith in God; we can be bold and persistent. Ask Him. If for His own reasons, God does not heal our illness, He will surely answer our prayers for His strength to endure it.

Please feel free to share your requests today.


Belinda said...

I'm so thankful for this study and the work you put into it Snoodles! And thankful I can ask for prayer here.

1. My father-in-law's health is so bad now (Alzheimer's) that he can't be left alone any longer. Frequent falls, and frequent melt downs. My mother-in-law and my husband are exhausted mentally and physically and there is no relief in sight. We had to cancel our vacation because we just couldn't be gone. Names are Jack and Peggy and my husband is Steve.

2. Some dear friends of ours are going through a terrible trial. Their son, Mark, was in a horrific auto accident. Praise God he was spared and it could have been much worse, but he is looking at facial surgery and has a compound fracture of his lower leg, and the other leg has been broken up pretty badly. Please pray for their strength to deal with the days ahead and for healing for Mark and his parents, Laura and John.

Thank you all for your prayers and concern. You are a blessing to me!

Carrie P. said...

Praying for your requests Belinda. Please pray for my husband. We just found out he has cancer. Pray that he doesn't suffer the bad side effects from radiation treatments.

Cathy said...

Belinda, I used to work as a nurse with Alzheimer's residents. It is one of the most difficult things to have to live with. Praying for them, and also the young man and family.
Carrie, I pray that you and your husband will know the Lord's peace and comfort during your husband's treatments.
My request isn't anything to do with crises or illness, but a request for prayer for our son Noel as he tries to establish himself with employment of some sort, come September when his current job ends. He is a talented photographer and carpenter, and will be looking to employ those skills. Along with this, my mother's heart needs prayer that I will trust in the Lord to provide for him, and that I may leave providing for our son in God's, and not worry and fret about it.

cleta said...

Please pray for me. I've gotten sick but realize God can do all things but fail. Thanks so much for this awesome bible study. I am learning so much. My life has changed for the better getting to really know his word through study. Blessings

Belinda said...

Thanks Ladies!! I will add your concerns to my prayer list. Cathy, I wonder if you would be willing to give me any advice or suggestions in regard to dealing with my father-in-law. If so, we might correspond privately. If you are uncomfortable with that, I will certainly understand.

God bless you ladies!!

Jacque said...

Thank you, each and every one....my heart is full as I read these and see the compassion and unity of Christian sisters coming alongside one another, truly bearing each others' burdens. I know that God will bless us as we try to help each other. May His peace enfold each of you.
Love, Jacque