WHEN GOD IS PRAISED, when CHRIST is LIFTED UP IN THE HEARTS OF ALL BELIEVERS, THE TRUE ETERNAL LIGHT OF GOD BREAKS THROUGH THE DARKNESS!
Fires -- God, who came to this earth and who, in the form of Jesus, calmed the wind and waves -- You can calm the wind and flames as well. Look at Your people, struggling to fight off the spread of fire, working so hard to save lives and homes -- hear our prayer, step in, quell the fires, in Jesus' holy Name, You have the power to do this!
For all the young people in this world who it seems are bearing troubles beyond their ability to carry -- YOU are our burden-bearer, YOU are the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Lover of our souls...the weight, the despair, upon the hearts of so many young people needs to be broken up and YOU are the only one who can bring instead Your light load and easy burden to the emotional, mental, and spiritual backs of our young people. We place them in Your loving, living hands to shed new light in each life. We pray specifically for Daniel, Jesse, Kyle, Thomas, Daniel, Doug, Ray, Jody, Alan, Chris, Sam...God, You know how to reach and nurture each one.
We lift up our Kyra before you, asking that you move her forward in academia, in fellowship, in health and safety, and in faith as she moves from the home of her childhood to college. Hold her close, God, and bring out the very best in her!
Our own Bessie -- God, by Your Holy Spirit position Youself in the minds and hands and eyes of the medical folks who will bring treatment to her for the swallowing issue. It just doesn't seem right that taking in nourishment should be a challenge to any temporal creation of Yours; we know there are attacks on our physical bodies but we also know Your healing power is greater. We lift Bessie up before You pleading for Your healing power to resolve her troubles!
Bless Andrew as he closes on the new house; let this chapter in his life be long and wonderful!
This is the season when school starts again. God, guide, bring discernment and wisdom to the administrators; DON'T let this become an experiment to determine COVID spread results! DON'T let this be a time of such danger and apprehension that learning falls apart. YOU know the details, YOU know what's necessary, YOU know how to eradicate this life-stopping attack on the world. We appeal to You in the holy name of Jesus Christ -- Lord have Mercy! Lord be glorified!
Through Christ our Savior, Redeemer, Messiah, Healer, Forgiver, Brother, and Friend we pray.