Prayer & Praise: April 4-10

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  1. Erunner says:

    Today we had family over for Easter dinner following a beautiful day at church. Followed by an earthquake!

    The anniversary of my re-birth is this week and I am so grateful that I am counted among those who belong to almighty God through the finished work of Jesus as He conquered death and the grave by physically rising and kicking the devil in the teeth as nothing could have ever kept Him in that tomb!

    I’m thankful for the family God has given me and how He is teaching me to love them unconditionally. I thank Him for the roof over my head and the clothing I wear. I thank Him for every provision He brings my way and reminds me it is all from Him.

    When I think of the beauty of Jesus I often think of my unworthiness. Yet God reminds me that through Christ He sees me as a precious jewel.

    As the world shakes beneath us and the world shakes its fist at God I am thankful for my brothers and sisters who have been chosen from before the foundation of the world who God has given to me to help me through my journey.

    I pray for the desire and the strength to be the living sacrifice God has called me to be. My flesh and the devil are too strong for me and I ask that God would guide me in the path of a life that is pleasing to Him. I ask for the chance to make a difference in those He sends my way.

    I thank Him for this family at PP that has been a haven for several years. I have grown to know and love so many here. May God bless you above and beyond what you might dare ask. He is worthy of our praise and our lives. God grant us the strength to accept no substitutes.

  2. Believe says:

    E…that was very encouraging.

  3. Michael says:

    E,

    You’re awesome and much loved, my brother.

  4. Dusty says:

    Ebrother, an earthquake?!? Is everyone ok?

  5. Nonnie says:

    Thank you E for your comments. That was beautiful and blessed me this morning when I read it. You have the gift of encouragement.

  6. Tim says:

    Please pray for Mike Macon. He just tweeted that he’s getting laid off from his day-job. Twitter’s having issues right now, so I can’t get on with the link.

  7. Michael says:

    We’ll start praying for Mike today…

  8. Michael says:

    On a personal level, Mike Macon has been a great encouragement to me.
    Please pray that God do exceedingly above all he could ask or think in providing him new employment.

  9. Nomansapologist says:

    Father, You are a perfect provider. Even in our physical lacking You supply such great wealth. I am especially burdened to to ask you to intervene in the lives of those who can’t find work or are struggling to make ends meet. Please make a way for us when we feel like we have exhausted every resource, every opportunity, every lead…
    Build an undeniable testimony of your faithfulness in our lives.
    Make a way where there is no way. Open doors no man can shut. Be our sustenance, our breath, even our very being.
    You are only good.
    ~Selah

  10. Michael says:

    AMEN!

  11. Erunner says:

    Dusty, We are all fine. It did catch our attention though!

  12. London says:

    Things might be looking up a bit on the job front.
    At least now, I’m getting responses from people that aren’t automatic rejection letters.
    Have interviews scheduled 3 times this week.

    Just finished one that would be an awesome and fun opportunity working in with homelessness. Not sure if I talked myself into the job or out of it 😉 but it would be fun that’s for sure.

    The other thing is that my mom is having a heart cath tomorrow. Prayers would be appreciated for that as well.

  13. Nene says:

    London, praying for your mom this evening, and your job.

    I am just so sorry to hear about Michael Spencer….lifting up his family in prayer.

    Dusty is you are around…the next time there is a day of fasting and prayer, could we have an early heads up prior? Maybe I missed the post, but was unable to participate in the last one. Goodness, I hope this is coming across the “right way”. 🙂 🙂 Blessings this evening!

  14. Dusty says:

    Nene, it did come across the right way. 🙂 Giving a heads up is what I should have done, not sure why I did not… you’ve seen my comments lately, I seem to be a bit scatter brained. lol 😉

  15. Dusty says:

    London, praying for your mom today. Praying also about your job situation.

  16. Dusty says:

    joining you in prayer for Mike.

  17. Sarah says:

    There seems to be a deep awareness this morning of how life can change. I have a friend who was supposed to be aborted…she was burned alive for 18 hours in the womb during a saline solution abortion. She was born alive in an abortion clinic. Today is her 33rd birthday. They told her mother she would never hold her head up, never walk, never be anything. She is a force to be reckoned with…joyful, vibrant and fierce. Oh, and I had to chase her through the airport to catch her a few weeks ago 😉

    Another friend is just finishing intense chemo and radiation on their 6 year old son who had a tumor in his pelvis.

    Michael Spencer’s family awakens to a world very different this morning.

    Just after celebrating the extreme of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, everything seems a little more vivid.

    God, You who have made everything.

    By a simple word. Light.

    Horses.
    Birds.
    Fish.
    Lions.
    Penguins!
    Flowers.
    Colors!

    Man.

    By a simple word from Your mouth. You who have created all things. Jesus.

    You Who have invaded our world. Walked on dusty paths. Felt hunger and thirst. Known the sound of our voices in laughter and in fear. You who have endured suffering for us to be free.

    Enliven our world today. In grief we pray for Michael Spencer’s family, while knowing that he is seeing for the first time with clarity. He is seeing with no veil. Still, be present with his family. Speak peace, keep those far from them who would invade their mourning and keep those close who will mourn with them. Comfort their hearts. Give them room to mourn and to weep, but wake them with joy eventually.

    Amen to Nomans prayer above for all those seeking work. Do something wondrous in our midst.

    Do more than we can imagine in these situations of failing…we dont stop praying for Kempner and that congregation this morning. I still believe You can work something amazing there. Do not let go of Your child, do not let him get away with ignoring Your Spirit. Do not let go of Your children in the congregation…speak confidence and peace and conviction.

    Father. Enliven this day. With the sound of celebration from Easter still ringing in our ears, may the world look a little different this morning. Lift our heads, keep us from looking only at the dust. Breathe life into our day, into our actions…do with this day something that brings You glory and amazes us.

  18. jlo says:

    Dusty, praying for you this evening, not sure why, just felt lead to pray for you and yours.

  19. Dusty says:

    jlo, thank you that means a lot to me.

  20. Nene says:

    Well, I could use some prayer again regarding my job.

    I have been working since early March, but took off some days due to my foot without pay. What I never knew was that I was supposed to report my absence in a “block,” rather than day to day. It’s hard to explain. The day to day absences were counted individually, rather than a block of time would of been considered as only one day of “missed work”. Confusing I know..ugh

    Now I am at the bottom of the call list, and I had no work today. Up until Monday, it was non stop calls, I really need prayer to get through April, May and June. Many, many thank yous, Nene

    Sarah, just beautiful..your 6:16 post.

    Dusty 🙂

  21. Dusty says:

    Nene, what a beautiful smile you have. 😉 I will keep you in prayer about your job…

    how is your foot feeling? Has the injury increased or aggravated the arthritis?

  22. Nene says:

    Hi Dusty! Thank you so much! Yes, the injury really did aggravate my foot so much more. That is why I took the time off, I know how much my feet can take.

    Since I had used up all of the unemployment, I don’t know if I worked enough to to open a new claim if needed. You can see I am not too knowledgeable with this. I’ll have to check online. It will be interesting to see what the Lord has in store…I did go visit a few contacts today in person. Thanks for letting me vent here!

    Have a peaceful sleep tonight! 🙂

  23. Dusty says:

    Thank you Nene, you too…

    I will keep the medical stuff in prayer as well as your feet…pain…job…peace of mind. Still praying for your dad as well.

    night all…

  24. jlo says:

    Praying, Praying. So many needs.

  25. London says:

    My mom’s procedure went really well.
    Thanks.

    Had an interview today with a company that sounds interesting. Seems like it would be a good fit. Should hear something next week.

    Have another one with a different place tomorrow.

    Not sure where I’ll land yet, but at least things are looking up.

    Thanks for the prayers.

  26. Sarah says:

    Nene…thanks 😉

    Praying here as well, for jobs and provisions and for healing.

    I have a praise! 🙂 About 6 weeks ago I had a horrible stomach virus that lasted about a week. I couldn’t take my meds that I’ve been on for my headaches (all 7! of them). At the end of the week I thought I’d just stay off them awhile and see what happened. (I know, not the wisest decision medically)….well, my headaches have subsided significantly. Over the past four weeks I have only had one major headache each week, and have had many days with no headaches. Prior to that I was having three or four major headaches (at least an 8 on the migraine scale of 1-10) and some type of headache daily.

    Sooooo…..I’m staying off the meds, will see my regular dr in a few weeks and am holding on going back to the neurologist who seems a little medicine happy. I’m thankful that God seems to have lifted these headaches that have lasted almost 3 years.

  27. Erunner says:

    My sister’s husband remains in a coma. She has connected with people who have come through comas and her spirits are bolstered. Jeff opens his eyes a bit and is responsive to my sister. Her faith in God is a light to all around her.

    My mother had a small accident at the hospital. She left the area not knowing she had hit another car. Turns out she had let her insurance lapse. Her tags are also 2 months behind but in the mail.

    I went to the pharmacy and it turns out she’s not been taking her meds. I explained to her she couldn’t do that in light of her 4 surgeries last year. She didn’t remember them. Her mother and aunt died with dementia. I’m taking her to her doctor next week for blood work and to try and set up a test for dementia or alzheimer’s.

    My sister lives with my mother. She has pretty much given up on things and is without money, a job, or any type of income. My mother takes care of all of her needs. My sister is making life difficult for my mother and my mother is not comfortable being at home. I am looking into options re my sister staying there.

    My family needs much prayer. I’m making calls to get much needed advice. Thanks for praying.

  28. jlo says:

    Erunner, praying

  29. Erunner says:

    I’m going to the ER as I think I have a kidney stone

  30. Sarah says:

    Praying Erunner…..may God take care of you tonight, physically and emotionally and spiritually. Praying that God covers you under His wings and ministers to you tonight.

  31. Nene says:

    so many people are hurting here…praying tonight.. I hope Erunner is ok.

    Sarah, thanking the Lord for less headaches..may you continue to feel better.

    London, your job interviews…

    Erunner’s family….praying.

    today my dad’s home was “inspected” to see if he and his brother could continue to live their. Since they are in poor health, social services is concerned. The Lord knows, and my dad is very much at peace if he has to move. Thank you Lord for a big relief.

  32. Nene says:

    London, Great news about you mom!

  33. Erunner says:

    Thank you for your prayers. I was laying there in a bed and at 8:30 my symptoms disappeared. I used the restroom after that and passed a stone. This was before anyone saw me as the ER had some serious issues going on. They did tests and determined I had kidney stones after the fact. They ran other tests and now I’m home. I’ll follow up with my urologist. Hopefully no more stones. God has been good to me.

  34. Sarah says:

    Erunner…glad to hear that. Hope you get some rest today, and will continue praying for the rest of your family.

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