Nov 112017

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might
destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God
and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may
purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again
with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his
eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

  14 Responses to “Prayer & Praise”

  1. Very grateful as my son has been sober for 6 months. He is more than sober he is walking with Christ in a way I could not previously have imagined. I am humbled and thankful to my Lord for he has taken my sorrow and turned it to joy.

  2. BD,

    That’s a great report…and may it be one that gives others hope as well.

  3. Thank You, Lord for the good report of Your mercy and blessings to Pastor Dread’s family

  4. JD, amen! and with all the parents (broadest term of the word) who know Christ, amen again
    III John 1:4 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

  5. remember in prayer

    Dan from GA- Sad note: wife and I had to say goodbye, for now, to our dearly loved and loveable and insanely cute dog Sophie a few days ago. She was 15yrs old and getting ill alot. I know today that somewhere someone far greater than wife and I is caring for her needs.

    filbertz – the week from hell continues: one of my freshman students killed himself this morning. Devastated.

    filbertz – One of my students was evidently struck by a car at her bus stop this morning and died. Our school is shocked and grieving deeply. Prayers for her family–she was an only child and was thirteen years old

    London- my mom who is two years out from surgery for pancreatic cancer and a week and a half out from back surgery for three fractures in her spine.
    Caretaking is hard work at times and it seems that I lose track of time pretty easily

    the new Victor – pray for God’s protection and mercy upon my children, who’ve been through a lot, including witnessing domestic violence in the other home, and that I am strong and engaged enough to lead them so they don’t turn out like the sons of Eli. Yes, I always go worst case. I thank and praise God for that which I have been given to steward, especially my lambs.

    Bob Sweat – we are asking God to open a door to a small church somewhere in the US who want a pastor to love them and faithfully teach the Word. I have recently applied to churches in Idaho and Montana.

    Duane – best friend, Jim, died of a heart attack at the age of 62 – leaving a wife and three children. I’m heartbroken. Please pray for his family.
    My wife’s best friend, Norma, is in Santa Rosa. Her house is burning as I write. Please pray for her.

    prodinov –son, 5 having nightmares, I am still processing these dark attacks since they are unlike anything I have experienced. Prayers guys…it is unfair for a 5 yr old to be attacked….

    Michael, Rick, Joel, Dan, capt. Kevin, Owen – wand to hear from God in their prayer life

    JTK- I’d appreciate your prayers for an ongoing back issue. I will say more later.
    For now, I have an appointment with the worst kind of doctor early next month.

    the new Victor- genetic condition where I have no sweat glands. Hot weather is uncomfortable at best and potentially deadly at worst

    David H – Aunt Ramona.was recently diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma primary lung cancer.

    Noelle – Mamma passed away

    Victor- chronic back pain

    Captain Kevin – really struggling with pain, fatigue, and vertigo right now. fibromyalgia, depression, school load and difficult students

    Scooter Jones- son is not doing well

    Lurkie Loo -I have a dear friend with inoperable Stage 4 glioblastoma (brain cancer). She is 44.
    surfer51 (david) “stage four” prostate cancer

    John 20:29 – cousin Jerry has prostate cancer

    Erunner- mom has blocked arteries

    Lennea- sister salvation and cancer

    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

  6. Thanks for sharing your great joy with us Dixie Dread! Praising God with you.

  7. A friend at work lost his eldest son over the weekend in a head-on collision. The boy had just started college, pre-med. What we do in the Silicon Valley is really a small community. I first worked with him in 1992. In 1993, I remember meeting his then girlfriend, who later became his wife, when he brought the lady to our lab to visit. I left for Oregon in the late ’90s. We all moved on to different companies. We ended up back together in the late ’00s, having worked in the same group since then. I’ve seen his children grow. He has seen mine.

    I was off Friday to watch my kids, and this morning, saw his last email, a technical question. Scrolling down, the email from our boss telling us the news…. I texted him my sorrow, and:

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, Who comforts
    us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those
    who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we
    ourselves are comforted by God.
    2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    He said thanks. The family are Roman Catholic, but my impression is that they follow the faith, rather than “in name only.”

    A year ago, when my daughter was 4, I was out of the room and she came looking for me, wanting to be held (no particular reason). I said, “Can I have just 10 minutes of Daddy Time?” She was in a phase of constantly wanting to be held or carried such that it sometimes interfered with me cooking. She replied, “Daddy, you have Daddy Time when we are with Mommy.” (joint custody) Ouch! Out of the mouths of babes…

    My kids have seen things they shouldn’t have had to in their short lives, and I realize that at 5 and 7, they haven’t seen nothin’ yet. Life is but a vapor, and I pray for God’s comfort be upon my friend, his wife, the younger teen brother and sister, and their whole family and circle of loved ones.

  8. Amen, Victor…

  9. BD…praise God!

    Would you pray for John’s wife who is having lung cancer surgery tonight?

    Also, another friend, whose adopted son committed suicide a month ago, has asked for prayer for two other of his adopted siblings: Jon and Sarah. Please pray that they would know God’s love and would follow Him out of horrible lifestyles to freedom.

    Thank you!

  10. i pray that the surgery went well and Lord grant mercies as she recovers now…
    praying for Jon and Sarah, for their souls to rest in Christ and prosper there

  11. Reading and praying for those whom Dusty has posted here this evening…

    it occurs to me that the place tGod has for Bob Sweat and wife may be in the church of a struggling pastor who desperately needs a friend and counsellor who understands… just felt led to share that – dunno – praying still

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