Are YOU an Overcomer?

Prayer Focusweek 20 (Sunday-Shabbat)

Today, we are being pulled in every direction. We are too busy. We don’t have enough time, money, friends, patience, etc. How can we overcome when we are stressed to the max?
According to the dictionary, “overcome” means to succeed in dealing with a problem or difficulty; to defeat and prevail.
God gave us the tools and ability to be overcome. 1st, we need to meditate on His Word day and night – read and meditate on His word daily. 2nd, obey His Word. 3rd, persevere – do not turn left or right but to press in. And, THEN we will overcome!
Verse upon which to meditate:  
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful,” Joshua 1:7-8 NIV. (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV)
“O mighty God, our redeemer! You have bought us – and all of our ‘issues’ – with Your holy blood. Thank You! We are grateful that You will never leave us nor forsake us – You have given us the victory to overcome ALL these situations in You. We bless You! Help us not to shrink back from the difficulties in life but to press in, because in You we will see Your victory. We lift before Your throne all of the requests below: heal those who are ill, do miracles in the lives of the hurting, bring encouragement to the discouraged, protect those who are in harm’s way. Be with Your faithful intercessors. In Your awesome Name.”
o    Fred (Bonnie’s brother): released from the hospital.
o    Debbie: heart surgery + complications: she has been released to return home.  
o    6-yr old Elijah: severe shaking in one arm. He wants the shaking to stop and the scary people who he sees at night to go away. He is doing better physically. Needs continued prayer.
o    Kristen made the honor roll, and Yolanda has straight A’s!
o    Rhonda’s foot surgery was successful – she was able to come to erev Yom Kippur & all of the festivals!
o    Everyday Phyllis is doing better after her knee replacement – and continues to have an amazing attitude! She was able to attend erev Yom Kippur service. She also was able to come to all of the festivals! She is off of pain medication!
o    Maxine and Joe had a wonderful visit with her daughter and son-in-law, Matt!!!! There has been a marvelous healing of relationships!
o    Bev and Ruben attended her 50th class reunion – and was with her brothers!
o    God has changed Natan’s deployment date has been delayed again from Oct 1 to Oct 31 (Natan and family are together in El Paso! We continue to pray for God’s perfect day for Natan’s deployment! PLEASE pray for God’s timing.)
o    Les’a continues to marvel at how God postponed her foot surgery! Daily, she realizes how MUCH she has needed two feet now, during Natan’s days prior to deployment.
o    Dawn’s therapists were amazed at how quickly she is healing and at the mobility she has. She said: “I believe it is because of our Lord and all the prayers – thank you!”
o    PJ’s back situation: can be improved with pool exercise – doesn’t look like he will need surgery! – now, we can pray for a pool!
o    Deb’s requirements have been fulfilled!
Requests: (please email updates on these situations)… we blessed to be allowed to intercede for these!
o    Bonnie: went to the hospital this week. Pray God removes all blockages and that she will not need surgery.
o    Baby Mackenzie (her mother is Bonnie’s great niece’s friend): born about a month ago and has already had heart surgery and infections from her lines. Normally open-heart is not done until babies are older; in this instance, they couldn’t wait. Her parents knew prior to her birth that she would have these huge life-long medical challenges and were offered abortion as an alternative. They chose life – hallelujah! Please pray for her and her family!
o    As we are enter the Thanksgiving season, pray that family issues will be healed and that they will be able to enjoy one another.
o    Marita: date she is to return to Israel – where she is to live in the meantime.
o    Ray and Sharon (CFI, Jerusalem): fruitful visit to the US and make many quality contacts. Also, that Ray will have no residual effects from his fall.
o    Families (all of our families): to be whole and walk in the ways of the Lord!
o    Kyle: serving in Afghanistan. Pray that he will be protected, and that he will fully yield his heart to the Lord.
o    Yvonne’s mom: taken to hospital while visiting family in Calif.
o    Grandson: pray that his mom and her boyfriend treat him with love.
o    Brother and daughter: recurrence of drug addiction
o    Marriages to be healed.
o    Danielle (Phyllis’ daughter): a safe home for her and her three sons.
o    Jon: That God intervenes and places him where he will be encouraged to make good decisions which will impact his family for good, for Your good. (His court date has been delayed to Jan 4)
o    Brother: heart attack Wednesday and pneumonia.
o    God’s protection over Israel
o    David: return to the God of his youth — that his family will be encouraged.
o    Ruthie: heavy spiritual attack; that she is encouraged and resists.
o    Intercessors on The Call To Prayer: wisdom and tenacity to continue on to see victory!
o    Judy (Georges’ friend): God will intervene in health issues and strengthen Frank.
o    Uncle: radiation procedure
o    Aunt: stabilized and care
o    Lynn: fell and has a large laceration in her head. Pray that there are no further complications. Staples should come out this week.
o    Lynn’s aunt: leukemia. Prayer for assurance of salvation and understanding His forgiveness.
o    Katerina: congestive heart failure; fluid in one lung and kidney problems. Barring a miracle, she won’t be able to attend her granddaughter’s wedding November 10th.
o    The hearts of Americans will turn to God!
o    John: continued health challenges.
o    Rhonda: pain continues to lessen – and that these remaining weeks of healing will pass quickly! Her surgery this week to remove extra tissue went well.
o    God’s power, anointing, and favor on pastors.
o    Dawn: continued prayer for total healing of her knee.
o    Sherri: migraines would permanently leave.
o    Peace of Jerusalem!
o    PJ: back will to return to normal without surgery. Paperwork issues will be resolved ++ JOB!
o    Kasey: kidney and urinary infections. On antibiotics and still feeling very ill.
o    Pima County Sheriff’s department.
o    Deb and others who need jobs will get jobs — God-chosen jobs.
o    Deb: migraines and onslaught of the enemy.
o    Bill: favor at work and with doctors. He and his wife have strong desire to quit smoking and the Lord will restore health.
o    Favor & wisdom in the work force: We would be excellent in the work place – even as Joseph, Daniel, etc. were – blessings to the companies because we are there!
o    Matt (Maxine & Joe): prayer for Matt: much pain and in hospice. Pray for Debbie and their children.
o    Bob: special prayer for physical healing.
o    God will heal our land
o    Food bank (Cynthia’s parents’ ministry). Two of those injured by the accident at the food bank at her parents’ church are trying to sue the church and Cynthia’s parents to recover their medical costs. We are believing God to see this activity stopped and against fear. We know no weapon formed against them will prosper.
(Insurance has made a payment, but lawyers aren’t satisfied.)
o    Three sisters to meet godly men.
o    God will protect our soldiers – that He will give them wisdom.
o    Natan and family (Les’a and Don’s son and his family): the date of his deployment would be God’s date!
o    Anna and IDF (Israeli Defense Force, Israel’s army): safety, protection, and wisdom. Many of the residents of the border areas and soldiers experience 100 enemy assaults/attacks in just ONE week!
o    Children will stop running and will turn to God.
o    Corbin (Jim’s acquaintance): God will open his eyes to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior and that he will accept the word of God.
o    God will supply the needs of those in ministry.
o    A’s daughter in law: her heart would be drawn to her husband; that the Lord would place believers in her path.
o    A’s relationship with his daughter: healing and mending of hearts.    
o    A’s Medicare situation to be straightened out – to his financial benefit. And for doctors to find the right solution to his health issues.
o    T (Les’a & Don’s friend & a man of God): the Lord would bring him the perfect helpmate – to share his life and to be a partner in ministry.