Hope & Encouragement
Prayer Focus Week 39 (Sunday-Shabbat)
Regardless of what we may see around us – we KNOW that He is on the throne – hallelujah! I love what God declares in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV): For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” And in Romans 12:12 (NIV), Paul instructs us to ‘Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Our responsibility is to hold our heads up and consistently pray. The LORDpromises that He has good plans for us – that we will succeed, because He is at our side. I encourage you not to allow satan to bring in discouragement. Turn your praise music up high, drive the discouragement and heaviness out of your home. Today, someone called to thank me for reminding her of this. She said she felt so much better after listening to His praises and meditating on His Word. The audio Word of God and praise music and are tools He has given us to help us keep our eyes on Him and off of the problems at hand.
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)
o And these words that I command you today shall be on your heartYou shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deut 6:6-9)
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!
“Precious, Heavenly Father. Again we come before Your throne and thank You for helping us to overcome all discouragement. Help us to focus on You and on Your holiness. We have seen You intervene mightily in so many situations. Help us to focus on those miracles and not on the things we do not yet see. Bring Natan and our soldiers home spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally whole and stronger than when they left. We pray that this flu that has attacked across the US will stop. That You will heal Your servants from all these maladies. Thank You for continuously teaching, leading, guiding us. We worship You, our loving, encouraging Father. In Your most holy Name, we ask these things.”
Hallelujah: lots are great action THIS week!
o Marita: she leaves for Israel next week
o Paul: knee replacement surgery went amazingly well.
o Don: this week, NO PAIN! Thank you for praying!
o Pamela: is healing nicely from shoulder surgery!
o Brother (Phyllis): continues 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 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 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 Call to Prayer intercessors: Debt-free by the end of 2012!
o Illness: Phyllis, Joe, John, baby Tommy
o Jeannette: total eye healing
o Innessa (Yvonne’s friend): total healing of breast cancer.
o Prayer for intercessors who are hurting because of the challenges their loved ones are facing
o Prayer for our soldiers and for the hearts of morale for those who have lost fellow soldiers
o Natan: safety and protection – and physical warmth
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 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 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.
o Email me: results & challenges,we want to hear – we love you and are here for YOU!
1. Speakthe Word to these situations.
2. Fast: Wed-Thurs(you choose whether liquid/water/juice fast or no pleasant bread fast (giving up a food or drink that you love) for these two days. Several are fasting longer to break the chains that are ensnaring.
Pray earnestly for the rest of ourWatchmen. We lift up each other’s arms as Moses were lifted by Aaron and Hur.