Jan 282017
 

Father God, Free me: From the unbelief in the truth that the only way to You is through Jesus Christ;

From the distaste of stating Your truth about this one way;

From the timidity that worries more about what others will think of me;

From the fear of rejection;

From the isolation that keeps me far from those who are far from You;

From the veiled eyes that no longer see the need around me;

From the uncertainty about my words and my credibility;

From the selfishness that doesn’t want to invest the time or energy in other peoples’ lives;

From the spiritualization that says it isn’t my calling or my season;

From the grand plans that tries to share with hundreds while ignoring the one before me;

From the indifference that affirms truth but doesn’t act;

From the busyness that dominates my life with non-essential things;

From the good and legitimate things that dominate my time;

and replace these emotions and realities, I pray, with a passionate love of one beggar pointing another to where bread may be found. Amen.

KURT BJORKLUND, American minister (1968–present day)

Bjorklund, Kurt (2011-09-27). Prayers for Today (Kindle Locations 685-694). Moody Publishers. Kindle Edition.

  25 Responses to “Prayer & Praise”

  1. sadly, i must confess that i must say amen to every line of this good prayer… God give me wisdom and courage

  2. 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

    filbertz – nephew’s 16-year-old son who evidently accidentally shot himself new year’s eve, still in pain over drew’s death.

    JD – young step nephew shot himself in the head the day after Christmas 2016.

    Linnea – Dannie, hit a tree , home from the hospital yesterday and has a year of rehabilitation. Your prayers for her and her family, including their financial situation, are coveted… Thank you!

    Mk- mom has passed away

    Erunner- wife RA

    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

    Luisa- hurt by church

    the least of these-hurt by church

    Disillusioned-hurt by church

    Bart- hurt by church

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

  3. Found out mom has COPD. Doctor is placing her on oxygen. Tests on Wednesday to determine severity. Several issues she’s dealing with. Thank you for your prayers.

  4. Praying for all on the list and E and his Mom.

  5. Praying for you and you mom , erunner

  6. Surfer51 says:
    January 31, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Dusty,

    My urologist told my wife and I yesterday, that I have prostrate cancer.

    I want to request to be put on your prayer list.

    Much appreciated,
    David Sloane

  7. Surfer51, David, I am praying….Father God please bring healing to David, show him Your mercy, show the doc. that You have the power over cancer and can take it away. Have mercy Father, remember Your mercy….

  8. Father hear our voices calling up to You, calling out to You, begging to touch the hem of YOur robe for healing for so many loved ones.. We boldly come before You and lay at Your feet begging for healing for our loved ones. Please show us Your power, and glory. Please touch our loved ones with the balm of Gilead, for You are the balm of Gilead. show mercy Father show Your mercy and love.

  9. Surfer51,

    We’ll be praying…keep us posted as you go through the process…

  10. Surfer – I usually don’t comment on the prayer thread – but for this all I can say is this must be a tough blow. You will definitely go on my prayer list. Blessing buddy.

  11. thanks guys! thought you should know

  12. I appreciate you both!

  13. Surfer51, you’re in my thoughts and prayer. You’re in good hands.

  14. I appreciate the regular prayer warriors John 20 :29 and Linnea and those unseen….thank you for your prayers

  15. i suspect there are many unseen praying with you, dusty… thank you so much for keeping us updated … and your lovely prayers to the Father also

  16. Surfer,

    I was just thinking about you today wondering where you’ve been. Now I know, and I wish your absence was for a better reason. On the other hand, I know you as a man of faith, and Christ will deliver you from your suffering. Lord have mercy.

    Love,
    Jean

  17. Lord, have mercy.

  18. reading the thread with prayer this a.m.

    #19 – this is the very reason that i fear mob violence being the fruit of the movement that so many good folk are now blessing as free speech – peaceful protest marches – we think that all who participate are just “concerned citizens” of the Republic, but crowds can turn into mobs and mobs can turn ugly…
    Lord, deliver us from evil… we’re no match

  19. Praying for you, David..,

  20. it is worth a moment of reflection today… a 21 year old Illinois woman named Shelby, trapped in a house fire managed to strap her newborn into his car seat, tossing him from the second story window, saving his life, just before she, herself died in that fire…
    and a moment of prayer for that family – no mention of the child’s father – God bless and keep the lad whose mother died to save his mortal life

    or so it seems to me today… God bless and strengthen the women here who are praying for their children, praying for their eternal lives

  21. Linnea, praying for you and your sister today….praying also for Dannie….love you

  22. praying with you today em…..love you too

  23. John 20:29 says:
    January 31, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    #3-going through this now with a dear cousin (i’m blessed with a large family of cousins) – will remember surfer David and family when i pray for Jerry…

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