Apr 212018
 

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

  7 Responses to “Prayer & Praise”

  1. My Praise Is that the Phoenix preacher has been here for over 16 years. To serve the broken and wounded brothers and sisters here. Thank you big brother for all you have sacrificed for us!

  2. What Dusty prayed.

  3. remember in prayer

    Duane – friend , Stephen, has pass away

    Vicki McClellan – I’ve been struggling since my husband passed. But I have been angry at God for not answering my prayers and healing him. After all, the kids and grandkids and I still need him here. Help me understand.

    filbertz – we will be marking our son Drew’s death shortly–two years ago May first

    Bart – I was fired from my job last summer. I’m in sales, it happens. By September I had another gig lined up, we were just finishing the details of salary, commission, start date, etc
    Then I go in for a colonoscopy, 56 and hadn’t had one yet, wife made me go. Good thing. I had a 4cm, that’s like an inch and a half polyp in my large intestine. Two biopsies and no cancer. But I have to have major abdominal surgery to remove it. That’s scheduled late in October, and recovery will take me to at least Thanksgiving. There goes my new job. They aren’t going to wait for me that long.
    Five days after the last biopsie (end of September), I start bleeding internally and spend the next 4 days in the hospital.
    Laying in the hospital is where I first said, “Really Lord?”
    Then I had the surgery. Very successful and I’m healing nicely. I go in for my 2 week after surgery follow up and the surgeon tells me upon post operative inspection of the 8 inches they removed; a malignant 2mm tumor was discovered and further tests showed the cancer had spread to 1 lymphnode. My prognosis is good, my oncologist is confident, this chemo treatment has a very good success rate.
    “Really Lord?”
    I start a six month chemo treatment regimen the week before Christmas.
    Three days before Christmas we get a call from Washington State, where my wife’s mom lives and is in the last stages of mesothelioma. It’s hospice and they say if you want to see your mom you better come. I can’t go because of my chemo treatment, so our oldest daughter takes her and they spend the Christmas holiday there. Her mom makes a come back and is stronger when they left than when they arrived.
    They return the day after Christmas, also my second chemo treatment.
    Then by New Year’s weekend my wife feels like she is getting a cold. By New Year’s day she is running a 101 degree temp and is having a hard time breathing. A trip to ER, where she is admitted while still trying figure out what’s wrong. She is diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia, human Neuro virus and because all this is putting stress on the heart, congenital heart failure. A week in the hospital, she is sent home with oxygen and can’t work the rest of the month. My unemployment ran out the end of December and she was our only other source of income.
    “Really Lord?”
    My three kids step up and if it weren’t for them and a couple of friends, I don’t know where we would be right now.
    My wife is now off oxygen completely and is working full time from home. I just finished treatment 10 out of 12 and the end is in sight.
    Then we get the call Sunday that my wife’s mom has passed into heaven.
    “How much more Lord?”
    Throughout this whole ordeal, right after I think, “Really Lord?”, I then pray, “It’s all in Your hands and I trust that You will provide just what we need when we need it.
    Rent and utilities get paid and we have food on the table. How? Sometimes I just don’t know.

    Xenia -Please pray for my best friend and neighbor who is very weak and sick with some mystery ailment the doctor’s can’t identify. She is fearing for her life. Her name is Susan.

    Linnea – – getting over shingles, which in and of itself was a trial, but remain exhausted and now depressed. This coupled with a much expanded role in my job leaves me…well, more exhausted and depressed. Please pray that God would enable me to handle the new responsibilities or move me to another position.

    captain kevin – I’m in dire need of mental and spiritual strength. I’m ready to take a 20 year nap.

    J2theperson – please pray for my church. I can’t go into specifics now, but things are going very wrong right now

    Captain Kevin – My blood pressure is too high, causing my left ventricle to work too hard. Dr. added a second BP med and was genuinely concerned.,fibromyalgia, depression

    Michael – heart aneurysm and a bad valve, bad back and neck issues.

    The New Victor – my mother was moved to icu

    j2theperson – There’s a guy who is, wrongly, accusing our church of gross financial mismanagement if not outright illegality. There is no evidence his accusations are true and we actually seem to be on solid financial footing; however, we’ve already had at least one person leave the church because of him and there are quite a few people concerned about his accusations. Please pray he does not cause serious damage to our congregation, that people will recognise him for what he is, and that we will come out stronger for having gone through this.

    Captain Kevin – Please pray for my oldest daughter. She is separated from her husband. This is probably the 3rd time in the 3 years they’ve been married. I’m not sure who is more at fault or if there is any abuse, so I just pray for God’s will. They are believers, I think.

    brian – Not really asking for prayer just a thought. I will be getting some injections because of a back injury and will be talking with a surgeon concerning a disc fusion. My main prayer use this to help me be a better teacher and Christian, thanks.

    JD – Marshal whose mother told him that she doesn’t love him

    John 20:29- my cousin in barring a miracle he’s entering the final stages of his cancer… prayers have been appreciated and heard. .. They’ve brought him some good months. Jerry married his high school sweetheart and prayer for her and their 3 children (adults with families) would be so welcome now. They’ve been a close couple and now, even tho she is a Believer, she will face growing old without her life partner…

    JoelG – filing for custody of my 2 younger teenagers. I found hundreds of explicit photos of my youngest daughter that I’m sure have been shared.
    -My ex, daughter and I met to talk, discipline and love on our daughter. We’re all in the same page moving forward and she will be getting counseling.

    John 20:29 – i have a son dealing with a gorgeous 16 year old daughter who is trying to come to terms with womanhood and who is in the custody of her bi-polar mother,

    Linnea – Jon and Sarah. Please pray that they would know God’s love and would follow Him out of horrible lifestyles to freedom.

    London- my mom who had surgery for pancreatic cancer and 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.

    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.

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

    JTK- ongoing back issue.

    David H – Aunt Ramona has Adenocarcinoma primary lung cancer.

    Victor- chronic back pain

    Lurkie Loo – 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

    Lennea- sister salvation and cancer

    Paige- 4 boys to be pleasing to God

    Captain kevin – new direction for he and his wife

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

  4. Sixteen years! Yes, praise God and thank you so much, Michael.

    Would you please pray for my niece, Danielle? She is living a lifestyle that has landed her in jail several times, is living homeless, and she will certainly die if she is not plucked from this fire.

    Remarkably, a pastor bailed her out of jail the first time and tried to steer her to a Christian rehab program, but she would have none of it.

    Her mother, my sister-in-law, doesn’t know where she is, but when she saw her last could see the physical changes brought on by the drugs. Please pray also for God’s comfort for Danielle’s Mom, Karen. Thank you…

  5. praying for your family Linnea!!!

  6. Joining in praying for the listed and for Linnea’s niece and family

  7. Thank you dusty and Em! As a mother, I am devastated for Danielle’s mother and very concerned for her…

    So glad Michael’s out of the hospital and doing better.

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