Jul 292017

Dear Lord, help me to spread your fragrance wherever I go. Flood my soul with your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel your presence in my soul.

Let them look up and see no longer me, but only you, O Lord! Stay with me and then I will begin to shine as you do; so to shine as to be a light to others. The light, O Lord, will be all from you; none of it will be mine. It will be you shining on others through me.

Let me thus praise you in the way which you love best, by shining on those around me. Let me preach you without preaching, not by words but by example, by the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to you. Amen.

John Henry Newman


  12 Responses to “Prayer & Praise”

  1. remember in prayer

    Michael – needs gull bladder surgery, gull bladder stones and kidney stones.

    Captain Kevin – Hi Friends, I’m really struggling with pain, fatigue, and vertigo right now. I have to be back to work officially in 12 days, and have so much to do to get ready for the new school year, but it’s difficult to focus on those tasks. Maybe God could send me a secretary/massage therapist/physical therapist/chiropractor.

    Captain Kevin -I seem to be in a season of great difficulty with my fibromyalgia and arthritis. In addition to the normal achiness, I’m having frequent moments of excruciating pain, especially in my neck and left shoulder. I recently had some injections, which normally work really well, but this time not so much.
    Also, when pain kicks in like this, it triggers depression

    Michael – Calvary Chapel pastor Mike Neglia of Cork, Ireland was struck by a car while running this morning in Orange County. Keep him in your prayers and his family as well…

    JoelG – If you could pray for the guys at The Home in downtown Portland. That they know they are loved by our Lord beyond comprehension.

    JoelG- can no longer do outreach in a certain area because it caused him to infect his home with bedbugs….pray he finds a solution that does not harm his family.

    Michael – Please pray for a young man I just took to the ER from the skatepark,
    20 years old, homeless, drunk, and injured.
    He’s a mess, but he matters.

    JTK – banned from local collage , review is pending

    Scooter Jones- son is suicidal , not doing well

    Lurkie Loo -I have a dear friend who was just diagnosed on Valentine’s day with inoperable Stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer). She is 44.

    Captain Kevin – a childhood friend who unfriended me on FB for my conservative views. This was after referring to me and some of my friends as scum of the earth along with other names I wouldn’t repeat here. I appealed on the basis of an almost lifelong friendship and that I not only respected him for holding well-reasoned views but that we had much more in common than not. He would have none of it. I grieve over a lost friendship as well as my part in the destruction.

    surfer51 (david) “stage four” prostate cancer.

    John 20:29 – cousin Jerry has prostate cancer

    Erunner- mom has blocked arteries

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

    Lennea- sister salvation and cancer My sister has asked me to not contact her anymore as I brought her information about a pending lawsuit against her (from the school district she teaches in). I pray that she would draw near to the Lord and confess her own sins.

    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.

    Erunner- wife RA

    Paige- 4 boys to be pleasing to God

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

    Dan -new direction for he and wife, looking for a new church

    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
    need a safe place to worship, dealing with pain and PTSD
    Dan from Georgia
    Randall slack
    One of the little ones

  2. Victor – chronic back pain

  3. Dear Lord

    Please don’t let the pain pass before we are conformed to Your will. Please guide us through all the temptations to quit, to wander, to do whatever is not in Your will just this once. Help us be in this world not of it.
    True discipleship and turning to You in all situations.

  4. Defender’s prayer – amen … except that pain can be so invasive and relentless that one can’t think, let alone learn… in those times may the pain pass, so that we can learn Your !lessons

  5. About twenty years ago, I cut off relationship with the person who abused me as a child. That person died yesterday. Struggling more than I expected.

  6. Praying with, Josh… it seems some things must wait for Eternity to resolve

  7. Josh,

    That really rough stuff…praying for you, my friend.

  8. So sorry josh, for the suffering then and now. I’m with you in prayer like john 20:29 and Michael
    (((Hugs))) my friend

  9. Em, Michael, and Dusty – Thank you so much. Also imagine that that person was the picture of Christianity to the community, and I have been asked to sing at the funeral on Thursday.

    This is truly unreal.

  10. Oh josh, 🙁 ..

  11. Praying God will provide you with strength and wisdom, Josh …

  12. We are buried in smoke here in Washington on both sides of the Cascades, but praying for the folk just north of us – i read today that over one million acres have burned so far in Southern British Columbia, if anyone stops by here, please join in praying for them and prayer would be appreciated for those of us who live near similar landscapes – we’re worse than tinder dry now… from the Oregon border north we are getting cooked this month (not good for our friend Michael)

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