Stay the course!!!

Prayer Focus week 24 (Sunday-Shabbat)

In the last couple of weeks, the Lord has answered many, many prayers about strained family relationships. Every day we hear one testimony after another of how God is opening communications and bringing families together – hallelujah!
NOW is the time to stay the course. Continue walking according to His ways. Be proactive and act according to His Word, rather than reacting with emotion. These answers are coming because of persevering saints – no storm is too strong to hold them back. Together, as a team of intercessors, we will continue praying and believing for total restoration of relationships. We’ll hold up each other’s arms in prayer until we see His miracles.
Verse upon which to meditate:
o   “ Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God,” Ephesians 5:1, NIV.
“Magnificent, omnipotent Father. You have brought those who were far off closer to us! Thank YOU! We pray that You continue enhancing these relationships. We praise You for the mighty work You have begun. Help us to walk according to Your ways – help us to love even in difficult circumstances. We pray You move mightily during Lori’s surgery; You continue healing Bonnie, Judy, Yolanda, & Jeannette; protecting and guiding Natan, Kyle, and our soldiers, be with their wives and families during their deployments; You give jobs and favor to those who are in the workplace. Bring Your peace to Jerusalem. In Your holy Name, we pray.”
o    Family relationships are strengthening. Countless reports of wonderful beginnings of healings in interfamily relationships!!!! One testimony after another!! Hallelujah!
o    Yolanda continues healing from the serious accident. (A car hit her as she was walking across a very busy intersection -– pray she will regain complete use of her right leg and right arm.)
o    Soldiers in Afghanistan are on intense missions. God is protecting our soldiers.
o    Everyday Phyllis is doing better after her knee replacement – and continues to have an amazing attitude! She is off of pain medication!
o    Rhonda: healing in her foot is going very well – final follow-up from surgery is this week.
o    Deb’s brother: able to continue with classes until decision is made – and semester is almost over!!
Requests: (please email updates on these situations)… we blessed to be allowed to intercede for these!
o    L’s surgery Monday at 1:30: prayer for doctor’s wisdom and guidance; and her total healing.
o    Judy (Pamela’s friend): serious condition in hospital.
o    Bonnie: health complications
o    Rudy (Les’a’s friend): cracked skull resulting in major mental complications
o    God to continue strengthening and building family relationships!
o    Jeannette (Maxine’s & Les’a’s friend): healing from eye surgery.
o    Gilad Shalit (the Israeli soldier who was kidnapped for over five years): pray for his emotional healing. It is an awesome thing that Israel did in trading 1000 convicted terrorists for ONE soldier – but imagine being the one and how you would feel knowing all of these were released into your country!
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): deployed 12 days ago. He has requested prayer support that God will protect them on these very dangerous missions (also that he will be able to have an R&R during this deployment.).
o    The hearts of Americans will turn to God!
o    John: continued health and financial challenges.
o    Norman: job interview this week – with possibility of working at home!
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    Pray that family issues will be healed and that they will be able to enjoy one another.
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 that he will fully yield his heart to the Lord.
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    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    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    Ruthie: heavy spiritual attack; that she is encouraged and resists.
o    Debbie: heart surgery + complications: she has been in and out of the hospital several times. She needs our continued prayer.
o    Intercessors for The Call To Prayer: wisdom and tenacity to continue on to see victory!
o    Piggie (Pamela’s friend) “I have an urgent prayer request for my mobile home. The short of it is that there was quite a bit of fraud in the sale of my home, and the purchasing of my little mobile home. I have worked on this issue for three years, trying to beat the clock. I have not been able to find the right attorney. Now, the D.A. is deciding if this is a civil case, or bad enough to be a criminal case. Meanwhile, it is the start of the rainy season here. My roof was to have been new, but is 33 years old and leaking. The termite inspection was never done, and there is blackish mold behind my walls, and much wood rot everywhere. The walls fill with water and are spongy… and on, and on….”
o    Aunt(Paul & Lynn’s aunt): leukemia. Prayer for assurance of salvation and understanding His forgiveness.
o    God’s power, anointing, and favor on pastors.
o    Dawn: continued prayer for total healing of her knee.
o    Sheri: migraines would permanently leave.
o    Peace of Jerusalem!
o    Healing and preparation for surgery to go smoothly.
o    PJ: back will to return to normal without surgery. Paperwork issues will be resolved ++ JOB!
o    K: kidney and urinary infections. On antibiotics and still feeling very ill.
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    Bill: favor with IRS and school loans that he can complete his studies. He and his wife have strong desire to quit smoking and the Lord will restore health.
o    Friend (Tere): family emotional and spiritual restoration.
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 and Joe): prayer: much pain and in hospice. Pray for wife and their children.
o    Traveling mercies and God’s timing for each stop along the way!
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    Children will stop running and will turn to God.
o    Lori: surgery on Monday
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.