Prayer Focus week 35 (Sunday-Shabbat)
A good friend once told me that her husband never had a bad day. How can that be when we continue to hear about the assaults and craziness everywhere we turn – not just here, but all over the world. Does he live a life problem-free? How can we also overcome? Our attitudes can help us to see beyond our situation – to rise above our circumstances. As Proverbs instructs we are to “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life,” (Proverbs 4:23, NASB). KJV tells us to “Keep thy heart”. As we watch and keep our hearts, we will be able to see situations from His perspective because life, His life, will flow from our hearts! Let us watch over our hearts and our attitudes, so that the world will also say about us “that we never have bad days.” No, I am not suggesting we be superficial or fake, but that we force our minds to meditate on His Word so that we can be instruments of His peace on earth. How very true the old expression is: when we change, the whole world changes!
Verse to memorize: Meditate on these verses:
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)
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)
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)
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)
o For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; (Ps 91:11)
o they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. (Ps 91:12)
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)
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!
“Once again, precious Father, You have intervened!! We are truly humbled at how YOU, and You alone protect and heal us. Help us to meditate on Your Word and on Your victory and not on our situations. Help us to see things from Your perspective. We love You and thank You for Your healing all of those for whom we are praying. Thank You for having brought Kyle home safely, and we pray the same for Natan. In Your most holy Name, our Lord and Savior, we ask this.”
Hallelujah: lots are great action THIS week!
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 Brother (Phyllis): he had 8 units of blood & 2 biopsies – no cancer detected. Released from hospital (we are praying the 3rd also comes back negative!)
o Kim (Paul & Lynn): melanoma pathology results: margins clear!
o Kyle (Yvonne’s son): returned to US from Afghanistan.
o Don: yesterday he only had to take pain meds one time! Thank you so much!
o Pamela: shoulder surgery went well and she is healing nicely!
o John: feeling better.
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 Talibanin 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 Unspoken various family matters – that God will bring families into a tight bond in Him.
o Crystal (Paul & Lynn’s friend): 21st surgical cancerous procedure, removing her adrenal gland & a kidney.
o Joe: tests Monday.
o Bev: traveling mercies for weekend retreat to Colorado.
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 Maxine,Marita, & others: bouts of infection. “Satan, we say, enough, in Jesus’ Name!”
o Tracy & others: healing from intense migraines.
o Don & others: total healing from shingles, no pain, and no lingering effects.
o Jeannette: healing from eye surgery and continued complications.
o Diane (Jeannette’s friend): shingles on face and in eyes – very painful!!!
o Natan: granted R&R – please pray decisionwill be made quickly – also, 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 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; 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. Speak the 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.
3. Pray earnestly for the rest of ourWatchmen. We lift up each other’s arms as Moses were lifted by Aaron and Hur.