Prayer Focus week 31 (Sunday-Shabbat)
What do you really believe? Oh, yes, we all believe that Jesus is Lord and that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. But Scripture teaches that our actions testify to what we really believe. Let’s spend a moment analyzing our lives.
Look at your checkbook register. Where does most of your money go: to food? entertainment? clothes? hobbies? church?
Now, look at your calendar. Where do you spend most of your time: work? TV? relaxing? Periodically throughout the day, assess how you are spending your free time.
As we are truly honest with ourselves, we will see what we really believe based off of how we spend our money and time – for where our treasure & our time go, there is our heart! (Jas 2:18; Matt 6:21). If we find we are falling short of walking according to “how” we think we should, then now is the time to confess and make a change.
Remember, our actions confirm our faith. What we really believe is what we do!
Verse to memorize: We are over half way through memorizing this powerful Psalm. Keep going!
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; (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)
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!
“Mighty, Holy, loving Father. You have intervened so mightily in our lives this week. Thank You!! We bless You. Help us to reassess our lives and our actions. Help our actions to match up with the desire of our hearts to please You in all we do. Thank You for Your healing touch on so many this week – we continue to agree for those who still have challenges: physically, emotionally, financially. Bring our soldiers home safe and whole. We pray Your peace for J’lem, in Your most Holy Name we pray.”
Hallelujah: lots are great action THIS week!
o Betty’s biopsy: benign!!
o Bonnie: good report from the doctor, she may return to work on Sat! (Also, her oxygen is much improved – still needs to be a little higher)
o Les’a: good report. The doctor was surprised at how quickly the bone healed.
o Lori: completed her first week back at work with no complications.
o Les’a and Don’s trip went very well: thank you for your prayers!!
o Natan’s unit was successful and had a couple of days with no missions!
o Maxine is getting stronger every day.
o Bobby (Yonah’s husband): great new job!
o Norman G: hand surgery successful
o Unexpected “Family get-to-gethers” are increasing!!
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 Tere: traveling mercies and a memorable time with family.
o Alicia (Tracy’s friend): endoscopy; wisdom for doctors to determine problem.
o Bonnie: oxygen level to increase
o Les’a: swelling in foot to lessen and flexibility in toe to increase.
o Norman G: flexibility in thumb
o Lori: transition to work continues to be good with no physical strain on her body.
o Hurting hearts & bodies would be healed.
o Maxine, Chantell (& boys), 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 Granddaughter (Deb): newborn, healthy & mom’s desire for her mother.
o Financial needs.
o God to continue strengthening and building family relationships!
o God will protectour 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 Request healing of marriage/family breach.
o Health & wholeness of new grandbaby.
o Grandson: favor, protection & a heart like King David.
o Granddaughter: newborn, healthy & mom’s desire for her mother
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.