Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Prayer requests

I don't believe it is a coincidence that God has led our studies in the past week and this, to focus on the Holy Spirit, and the bird that symbolizes His presence.

I would like to encourage you to read these verses about the Holy Spirit: His work, His identity, and His caring for us.
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. (Matthew 3:16)
If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. (John 14:15-17)
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John 14:26)
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (Romans 8:26)
for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say. (Luke 12:12)

What an awesome gift Jesus gave to us, when He asked the Father for the Spirit to be with us and in us. He will guide us, teach us, and comfort us.

I would like to ask everyone to pray today, and share your prayer requests with all of us, so that we may pray alongside you. Several of our faithful readers have been experiencing health problems, and I know that the cares of this world can overwhelm us, too. Let us bear your burdens along with you.

Please let us know, too, if a prayer has been answered -- we can all praise God together!


Cathy said...

It has been a horrible winter for so many people with health problems. My husband and I are finally back to normal, and praying that we stay that way. It seems like the older we get, the less immunity we have to whatever is going around.

ckrut said...

I want to praise the Lord for an answered prayer. My breast biopsy came back great. This is the 3d time in 5 years I've had to have one and I should know by now not to worry. He's got this and me in His hand! Praise ye, praise ye, tell of his wonderful greatness!

Katie Isabella said...

Please pray for my dear oldest son. He goes for a CT scan in a week and this time, I am concerned again but keeping him in prayer as well as myself so that I do not flag.