Dec 312016
 

There is a long list of threats around us: terror, cancer, falling markets, killing, others unlike us in all their variety, loneliness, shame, death-the the list goes on and we know it well.

And in the midst of threat of every kind, you appear among us in your full power, in your deep fidelity, in your amazing compassion.

You speak among us the one word that could matter: “Do not fear.”

And we, in our several fearfulnesses, are jarred by your utterance. On a good day, we know that your sovereign word is true.

So give us good days by your rule, free enough to rejoice, open enough to change, trusting enough to move out of new obedience, grace enough to he forgiven and then to forgive.

We live by your word. Speak it to us through the night, that we may have many good days through your gift.

Walter Brueggemann. Prayers for a Privileged People (p. 83). Kindle Edition.

  42 Responses to “Prayer & Praise”

  1. Amen

    Speak to us in the night! Help us to fear not! Heal us Father, through Your Spirit, in the Holy name of Jesus

  2. beautiful prayer, dusty – amen…

    Lord Jesus, your servant Michael needs grace and mercy now… praying for strength and healing…

    for all who are being tested now inspire praise and give strength for the day i pray

  3. “And in the midst of threat of every kind, you appear among us in your full power, in your deep fidelity, in your amazing compassion.”

    Powerful.

    Amen and amen to Dusty’s prayer.

  4. And joining in prayer for Michael to get well and be healed.

  5. Amen, and amen to Dusty’s prayer.

    mk– keeping you and your family in my prayers, too.

    Michael–praying for wellness and comfort…

  6. Thanks so much, Linnea.

  7. Help Lord just help! So many are sick and need the Great physician to heal them. We know onlu by Your hand and Your will that this will and can happen. Please i beg at the foot of Your robe be willing to heal oir friends, families and loved ones

  8. Remember in prayer

    Erunner and his mom who has artery blockage

    Erunners wife who has RA

    Nene

    Mk

    Paige ‘s boys

    Michael who is very sick and upcomimg surgeries, a tumor on his thyroid and spot on his lung

    Linnea-salvation for sister and she has cancer

    Captain kevin -health issues and work load

  9. Lord help us to know You better. Help us to walk in Your ways. Help us wth our faith. Help us to not be afraid. Help us to be Your children.

  10. Give us the courage to touch the hem of Your robe and to come boldly before Your throne.

  11. Joining in prayer here this New Years Eve…

  12. Please heal Michael! Take this bug from him and all illness. You are the balm of Gilead. Please

  13. ((((Hugs nene)))))

  14. Restore nene’s broken heart. Give her reasuance and peace

  15. Please hear the cry of paige for her boys. Restore their faith in You. Mend their broken hearts and bring them back to Your feet.

  16. Great are You Lord! Great is Your love for us though we don’t know why. You made us in Your image but we are weak and sinful, we have distroyed Your image. Only You can make us whole, and pure. Only by Your blood are we saved. We need Your saving grace.

  17. We live in a dark and fallen world,Yet You shine brightly upon us so that we may see Your glory and praise You. It is such an awesome amazing honor to be able to call You Farher, to praise You, to call Your name. JESUS . Only by Your love and sacrifice can we do these things. OhHolyGod! Oh Mighty Savior! Thank You!

  18. Jesus You suffered so much for me…but why? I am but a sinner dressed in filthy rags. You are merciful Son of God!

  19. Do You hear the cry of my heart oh Lord of my soul? Do You hear the tears that i cry? Do You hear my heart break for each request here? Please hear me.

  20. remembering the parable of the prodigal son… Lord, You love us because You created us in Your image and, like a father, You wait at the gate for us to come home… praying that God the Holy Spirit will visit each of us with realization and repentance – bring us back home to Your love…

    amen, to each thoughtful, reverent prayer of dusty’s that i’ve read here this morning… Lord, have mercy indeed… we are a sinful people in a fallen world of confusion and rebellion and yet we CAN see Your beauty and Your plan and promised outcome… the Kingdom, the power and the glory… they’re all yours Father, Son and Holy Spirit – God above all gods – Thy Kingdom come … amen

  21. Amen, John 20:29

  22. Still praying for everyone

  23. Remember in prayer

    Erunner- mom has blocked arteries

    Michael- upcoming surgery, tumor on his thyroid and spot on his lung, very ill

    Nene- dad passed away

    Lennea- sister salvation and cancer

    London-mom recovering fr spinal surgery and pulmonary embolism

    Mk- mom has passed away

    Erunner- wife RA and platelets out of control

    Paige- 4 boys to be pleasing to God

    Captain kevin – new direction for he and hit wife, work load, health

    Dan -new direction for he and wife

    E munro- sadness,concern and confusion over major changes at cccm and seemingly lack of concern on pastors part

    UnCCed- still hurting over treatment from her church

    Cc boise
    Bart
    Tam nal
    J keller
    S miller
    Oh no
    Alice
    Believer in boise
    Duel citizen
    Sad news

  24. Linnea, I know you have another request, but for the life of me I can’t find it…. Im so sorry!

  25. dusty…I hope you feel better! To be honest, I don’t know what else I asked for prayer for, but in the last week, family relationships have crumbled. My prayer is that God can make something beautiful of the rubble…

    Thank you, dusty, for your faithfulness.

  26. praying Michael’s name before the throne tonight… pneumonia? not a good report

    you, also, dusty and echoing Linnea’s #25

  27. Thank you, John 20:29…

    Lord, we pray for Michael’s health to be made whole, for your healing touch, for your angels to comfort him, and for friends to support him. Lord, you are before all things, and in you, all things hold together. Hear our prayers… Amen.

  28. love you ladies!

  29. I’m taking mom to a cardiologist today. Her dementia is about the same as far as memory goes but she has some real tough physical issues. My sister has decided she doesn’t want to go so I’m gonna face what seems to be a decision to place stents in her legs due to no circulation. I’ve learned there can be real risks due to my moms frailty. I’m also working on figuring out her finances. Please pray I make good decisions as mom’s not aware of much of anything. Thank you.

  30. With you in prayer Ebrother!! Not an easy task for you I know.

  31. reading thru this thread and joining in prayer again
    one can only do the best one can – and pray, because ultimately it is all in God’s wise and gracious hands, eh?

  32. ERunner, are you home yet? how did things go? and for you how did things go? Buster says he is with you in prayer as well.

  33. Lord we know our bodies are not our own. Our souls are not our own. They are Yours, to do with as You see fit. But I ask that You have mercy on those who have requests here. Healing is what they are seeking. From illness and pain. we walk boldly before Your throne and lay humbly at Your feet begging for mercy, mercy please Lord remember Your mercy.

  34. Be with Ebrother as he is with his mother. This is no easy task for him as You know. Keep his anxiety and his agoraphobia at bay as he is there. Be with his mother as she has surgery and keep her mind alert. Father be with them today!!!!

  35. Father take control of Linnea’s family as it seems to be in chaos. Be the whisper in Linnea’s ear that calms her spirit when things get crazy. We ask for healing of mind, body and soul of her sister. Guide the doctors in her treatments. Wrap Linnea in Your warm embrace and give her the strength to be Your ambassador. .

  36. Thank You for David H’s healing and his contributions here. Thank You that he found our corner of the web and stuck around. Continue to bless he and his family.

  37. ERunner- I hope things went well today and that the Lord makes clear the decisions regarding your Mother’s health and finances. Praying for you and your family in the midst of this.

    dusty..thank you so much!

  38. Bring healing to Disillusioned, Luisa, and the least of these. Help them see past their pain, past what the enemy wants to steal from them and to see what lay ahead with You Lord. The mighty plans You have for each of them. They each seem so bright and intelligent that I know You have something big in store for them. Hold them in Your mighty hand and guide them to the Truth. The real You. Erase the god they have been taught and show them the Ever Lasting God the True God. The Loving God. The God who loves them so very much.

  39. Praying for MK and the loss of her mother. Give her special blessings as this is a difficult thing. be her Rock her strong tower. Help her remember funny memories and to be able to smile at them. Hold her when she cries and when she can’t stand.

  40. I took my mom to the cardiologist and he said her echo-cardiogram went well. When I asked him why she can’t breathe in the cold or why she can’t breathe in the shower he said he had no idea why. Even though there’s no circulation in her legs he’s happy as she can do some exercise at nifty after fifty.

    Every other question I asked as far as if she could hold up for certain procedures he said to ask another doctor. He wants to see her again in four months.

    My sister dropped the f bomb on me before my mom and I left which isn’t surprising. She has her own ideas and they don’t align with what I believe is best for mom. My sister has real issues and she’s the one living with mom. That’s difficult as she’s destitute with no money and no assistance coming in. She needs prayer.

    I’m still gathering information on her finances.

    I’m doing okay but this situation with my sister is a mess. She’s really torn the family apart and seems oblivious to it. I’m wanting to do the best for mom and do not want to make things worse in any way.

    Oh yeah been passing a few kidney stones the last few days and have a renal ultrasound tomorrow! πŸ™‚

    Thank you Dusty and Linnea for your prayers. God bless you.

  41. Today my wife put in for a four month leave from work due to her R.A. She’s pushed for forty years with R.A. but her body needs a lot of attention. It’s amazing what she has pushed through but for her to do this has hit her harder than the illness itself.

    I now know my mom’s financial status and for right now things are quiet. She needs to be out of the cold as it just overwhelms her.

    Thanks again for your prayers. Allan

  42. Erunner – my prayers continue for you and yours.

    Dusty – thank you for your prayer @ 39. My mom’s memorial service was a few days ago Tuesday. The service was absolutely beautiful – many friends showed up and the priest noted that my mom was a beatitudes woman and she exemplified the fruits of the spirit. He thought her most powerful quality was her gentleness. The gospel message was preached and my family and we were blessed by it.

    I’m doing well – I’m truly at peace and feel strong (spiritually); however, physically, my body feels wiped out. When I look back at the past month since early December, I can see why – flying back and forth three times, sleeping at times at the hospital, not eating well nor staying hydrated, and the worry I carried seeing my mom’s decline — all add up at some point. The past two days I feel like I’ve been hit by a freight train! All in all though, I am moving through the grief and expect the days and months ahead to experience a variety of emotions as I move through this process.

    Thank you all for your prayers – I am thankful for this community of believers. πŸ™‚ You guys and gals are amazing!

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