Does craziness seem to be everywhere?

Prayer Focus week 34 (Sunday-Shabbat)

Everywhere we turn we continue to hear of illness, craziness, hurts, chaos, offenses, etc. Why? Could it be that as a nation we have turned our backs on The Answer, the One Who created us. The god of Islam is so different from our God. Islam’s god demands you sacrifice your son; whereas, the God of the Bible gave His Son that we might know Him. What a marked difference! What a privilege we have to serve Him! 2Chronicles 7:14: if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Let us pray for our nation and turn from our own agendas. (Remember, you (and your life) may be the only Bible some people ever read.).

Verse to memorize:  Meditate on the last verses: what wonderful promises our Protector gives us IF we love Him and walk in His ways.
o    Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust (Psalm 91:1-2, NIV)
o    Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge;his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart (Psalm 91:3-4, NIV)
o    You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. (Psalm 91:5-6, NIV)
o    A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. (Ps 91:7-8, NIV)
o    If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the LORD, who is my refuge –
then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. (Ps 91:9-10, NIV)
o    For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; (Ps 91:11, NIV)
o    they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. (Ps 91:12, NIV)
o   You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
 you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation.” (Ps 91:13-16, NIV)
Prayer:we blessed to be allowed to intercede for the needs. Some answers come within a few days, others may take weeks or months. Regardless of what we see with our natural eyes, HE is working. We need to continue to be faithful inintercession!
Holy, precious, Mighty God. We come before Your throne with our requests. Thank You for never being too busy to hear us, to answer us, to intervene. What a wonderful Father You are. Thank You for healing these who are struggling physically, emotionally, mentally. Protect our soldiers. Bring Your peace to Jerusalem and to our country. We love You! In Your Holy Name we pray.
Hallelujah: lots are great action THIS week!
o    Pamela: shoulder surgery went well and she is healing nicely!
o    Rhonda: released from hospital and sounds very good.
o   John: feeling better.
o    Bob (husband of Les’a’s co-worker): colon cancer surgery able to be done laparoscopically, no chemo necessary!
o    Marita: received permission to return to Israel!!! Truly an answer to a 3-year long prayer and the desire of her heart!
o    Don: yesterday he only had to take pain meds two times! Thank you so much!
o    Lynn (Paul’s wife): nodule on thyroid – not malignant!!
o    Paul’s daughter: tumor on arm was not malignant!
o    Bonnie: continues to sound amazing – best she’s sounded in months!!! Thank You, Lord!! Her oxygen level is good!!!
o    Natan’s unit was successful; they detained #1 Talibanin all Afghanistan (who happened to be a Pakistani).
o    Les’a: flexibility in increasing in foot and toe swelling is decreasing.
o    Genevieve Rose (Deb’s granddaughter) and mother: both are doing well. She was born at 7#, 14oz.
Requests: (please email updates on these situations)… we blessed to be allowed to intercede for these!Some answers to prayer come within a few days, others may take weeks or months. Regardless of what we see with our natural eyes, HE is working. We need to continue to be faithful in our intercession!Reminder: Don’t forget to email answers – even baby steps are answers!
o    Pamela: all arm issues will be totally healed with no more pain.
o    Maxine, Chantell and boys (esp Joey, who was in ER Thursday night), Marita, & others: bouts of infection. “Satan, we say, enough, in Jesus’ Name!”
o    Phyllis: pain to be gone.
o    Tracy & others: healing from intense migraines.
o    Don & others: total healing from shingles, no pain, and no lingering effects.
o    Diane (Jeannette’s friend): shingles on face and in eyes – very painful!!!
o    Joan: blood pressure to return to normal
o    Natan: granted R&R – please pray! (no decision was made last week)
o    Paul: upcoming total knee replacement surgery and pre-surgery complications.
o    Les’a: swelling in foot to continue lessening and flexibility in toe to continue increasing.
o    Hurting hearts & bodies would be healed.
o    Maxine, Yvonne (& family): to be totally healed
o    Jeannette: healing from eye surgery and continued complications.
o    Carol (Maxine’s friend): lump in rib
o    2012: wisdom and self-control that we can all achieve financial freedom
o    Jeanne (Bonnie’s friend): stage 4 ovarian cancer. Salvation and healing with the understanding it was God Who healed her.
o    Phyllis & Dawn: continued prayer for total healing of their knees.
o    John: continued health and financial challenges.
o    Jobs (Betty, Rhonda, Deb, and all those who not listed): those who need work. That God will give them fulfilling and rewarding employment where they will have great favor!
o    Keith (Dawn’s grandson): come to the God of his parents and grandmother.
o    Debbie and family (Maxine’s daughter and grandkids): prayer for their healing as they transition to life without Matt. Also, prayer for Frank and family during their transition without Judy. And for Karen and kids with their loss of Fred.
o    Rudy (Les’a’s friend): cracked skull resulting in major mental complications.
o    Financial needs.
o    God to continue strengthening and building family relationships!
o    God will protect our soldiers – that He will give them wisdom.
o    Kyle (Yvonne’s son), Natan and family (Les’a and Don’s son and his family): Pray for wisdom, accuracy, and knowledge. God will bring them home whole: spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally. And God will be with their families.
o    The hearts of Americans: turn to God!
o    Norman K: job interview– with possibility of working at home!
o    Marita: where she is to live.
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 fully yield his heart to the Lord.
o    Grandson: pray that his mom and her boyfriend treat him with love.
o    Marriages to be healed.
o    Jon: That God intervenes and places him where he will be encouraged to make good decisions, impacting his family for good.
o    God’s protection over Israel
o    David: return to the God of his youth — that his family will be encouraged.
o    Healing of family relationships.
o    Intercessors for The Call To Prayer: wisdom and tenacity to continue on to see victory!
o    God’spower, anointing, and favor on pastors.
o    Sheri: migraines would permanently leave.
o    Peace of Jerusalem!
o    Debt-free in 2012!
o    Pima County Sheriff’s department.
o    Those who need jobs will get jobs — God-chosen jobs.
o    Deb: migraines and onslaught of the enemy.
o    Need total & complete healing for hearts of my family that are wounded; forgiveness for offenses; & new found understanding & commitment to family, restoration & unity
o    Need for increased income with wisdom & self-control, in order to pay off credit card/legal fees.
o    Josiah D.: favor, protection & a heart like King David.
o    Favor & wisdomin 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    Bob: special prayer for physical healing.
o    God will healour land
o    Three sisters to meet godly men.
o    Children will stop runningand will turn to God.
o    Corbin (Jim’s acquaintance): God will open his eyes to accept Jesus as his Lord and that he will accept the word of God.
o    God will supplythe needs of those in ministry.
o    A’s daughter in law: her heart, 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.