For such a time as this!

Prayer Focus week 38 (Sunday-Shabbat)

This is the week of Purim. It commemorates God’s miracle of changing history thru the actions of one person and her confidant (Uncle/cousin Mordechai). Queen Esther stood up for what was right. How did she stand against peer pressure? She followed the wisdom and counsel of someone older and wiser than she. “For such a time as this” she was placed into the position of being Queen. For such a time as this, what position did God put you in??(I encourage you to follow the advise of the poster on the left. Believe God and follow Him – not what the world would tell us we can or cannot do! Don’t listen to that negative committee. You are special and have been designed for a special assignment. Remember, He created you and me for such a time as this!!)

Verse to memorize:  Meditate on these verses:

o   Hear, O Israel, the LORDOur God, the LORDis One.

o   And you shall love the LORDyour God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. (Deut 6:4-5, ESV)

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!

Awesome and amazing God. How we love YOU! We never cease to be amazed at how You choose to involve us in Your plans – just like You did with Queen Esther: help us to change our world. Help us to turn away from the negative thoughts that so easily flood our minds and to focus on You. Protect our soldiers. Keep them safe and away from the harm that so easily besets them. Give them Your peace – and bring Natan and the other soldiers home spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally whole and stronger than when they left. Give PM Netanyahu Your wisdom and favor. Heal the sick bodies. Heal the hurting families. Lord, we thank You that You say whatsoever we ask in Your Name, You will do it. We ask all these things and that You enable each intercessor to be out of debt by the end of 2012. Holy, Precious Father, we ask these things in Your Name..”

Hallelujah: lots are great action THIS week!

o    Marita’s visa for Israel: arrived THIS week.

o    Tere: the Lord is moving and getting her out of debt – miracles from unexpected sources! A great testimony of encouragement to everyone!!

o    John: feeling better.

o    Don: this week, NO PAIN! Thank you for praying!

o    Pamela: is healing nicely from shoulder surgery!

o    Brother (Phyllis): going to church this week – a Messianic congregation!

o    Joan’s blood pressure: this week: the top number is down from 215 to 139! She is very appreciative for everyone’s prayers!

o    Brooke (Bev and Ruben’s 4-year old grand daughter): released from the hospital, still weak but getting stronger.

o    Joey: no more trips to ER – he is feeling almost 100%.

o    Kyle (Yvonne’s son): returned to US from Afghanistan.

o    Bob (husband of Les’a’s co-worker): colon cancer surgery, no chemo necessary!

o    Marita: is returning to Israel!!!– pls pray for her last weeks in US to be smooth and for everything to be accomplished

o    Lynn (Paul’s wife): nodule on thyroid – not malignant!!

o    Natan’s unit was successful; they detained #1 Taliban in all Afghanistan (who happened to be a Pakistani).

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    Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: Monday meeting with Pres. Obama in Washington DC: favor and wisdom.

o    Call to Prayer intercessors: Debt-free by the end of 2012!

o    Illness: Joe, Topher, and PJ, Tracy, & Josiah

o    Jeannette: total eye healing

o    Paul: knee replacement surgery Monday.

o    Innessa (Yvonne’s friend): prayerfully no re-occurrence of breast cancer.

o    Natan: safety and protection

o    Unspoken various family matters – that God will bring families into a tight bond in Him.

o    Brother (Phyllis): doctor did determine he has colon cancer – prayer for miraculous healing.

o    Tina & Jon (Phyllis’ son): turn hearts and lives to the LORD.

o    Joan (Joan’s friend): collapsed lung.

o    Sister (Norma G): recovery from fire.

o    Phyllis: getting stronger everyday plus prayers for brother (colon cancer) & son (in jail).

o    Pamela: all arm issues will be totally healed with no more pain.

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    Natan: please pray he can enter green-to-gold program.

o    Paul: upcoming total knee 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    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    Marita: plans to return to Israel.

o    Families(all of our families): to be whole and walk in the ways of 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; she will receive info from her father-in-law,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.