You are our assured keeper of the Word.
No one knows the hour but the Father. Prepare us to be ready.
Light of the world,
You are the pure example. Make straight the Way of the Lord.
Immerse us in bright understanding.
Holy Spirit of the Living God,
Fall afresh on us. Solidify our ground. Fortify our hearts with songs of deliverance. We move narrowed and forward away from all things false.
We are not alone. We possess love divined by grace. Your holiness surrounds us. We will fear no evil. Though our enemy encompass us, You stand in the midst unmoved. Heaven opens and we see Truth shining in glory and majesty. No weapon can stand against us. The small foolish gods are revealed in weakness and fallen character. They exalt themselves crumbling with odious self-deception. Whom shall we fear.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Increase Your wisdom in us. Impart to us wisdom to overcome the enemy’s devices. None shall have me but You O, Lord.
For the Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
We will love one another with genuine love. You shall not fail O, Lord. Your presence cannot be forgotten We are children of Eternal Righteousness. We have begun the new beginning, Finisher of our soul.
Check our seal. Keep us unspoiled from contamination. Preserve the good work that You began in us. Present us to the Father filtered through Your mercy that endures forever and we will forever exalt the Gift that changed our future.
You are worthy of better, but this we give; our day. We will rejoice in it.
Jesus, all for Jesus. ~clean hands pure heart~
Past Prayer Requests
Mary Bullock- I would greatly appreciate any prayers for my son. He is 29 and is heavily medicated for his mental illness, plus he has many health problems also. It is such a struggle dealing with all his mental and health problems, but he is such a blessing to us. You are so right about the stigma and misinformation that seems to abound about mental illness. It is so comforting to know that there are others who really do understand the daily struggle.
Allan- Our nephew’s wife has M.S. and it is progressing incredibly fast. She had what they are calling a seizure yesterday. Twice her jaw has dislocated but yesterday it popped back into place. They have found another new lesion on her brain. Please keep Tiffany, her husband Jeremy, and their two children in prayer.
Dorci- I have two different headaches, one of them every day, (for a little over 3 years) the other at least a few times a week. (for about 8 monhts) It’s very draining physically and emotionally. Sometimes I don’t even go to church on Wednesday nights because nights are when the headaches are the worst.
Dorci- I don’t want to have happen to others what has happened to me. I don’t know if anything will come of this, but I’m going to start praying and asking the Lord if there’s anything He would have me do to reach out to them. I’ve had a break from serving for a year and have recently started praying about what, if anything, the Lord would have me do next.
Shawn Sells- Keep Shawn in prayer for wisdom as he seeks to continue his ministry to those with mental illness in his church.
Anne- Hello Allan – I was very touched by your story as well as Shaun’s reporting of stepping out in faith to find a way to support those struggling.
I am currently in the darkest depths of depression I have yet experienced – can’t imagine things getting any darker. Bringing myself to even type an effort. But you were so kind to think of me that I did not want to leave you hanging without thanking you. May God grant me freedom from my depression and anxiety as He has so mercifully done to you – so much so that you can be a support and comfort to your mom and son.
I am feeling more and more like an inconvenience to everyone.
Pray for me.
Okie Preacher- Please keep Okie Preacher in your prayers. He has been diagnosed with mononucleosis.
Tomorrow, he will be seeing a heart Dr. He has been experiencing shortness of breath, dizziness, and nausea.
Allan- Three days ago Stephen and his girlfriend let us know there is a baby on the way. I was in shock initially and didn’t respond as I would have hoped. We are in a much better place and are supporting them as they move forward. Please pray that this child is born into the best environment possible.
I’m going to be a Grandfather!
Okie Preacher- My wife and I have been going through some very difficult times since we left our last church pastorate. I would rather not go into detail at this time, although I may in the future.
There are many things that are currently distracting and many hurts from the past that need healing. I have been advised by a good friend to perhaps consider taking a sabbatical for a period of prayer and reflection, which I am inclined to do so at this time.
Please pray for us as we wait on God for healing, guidance, and direction.
Dorci- I would love it if people could pray that our son Eric would fall in love with Jesus and would follow Him with all his heart. Thank you.
miniErunner- Please pray for my best friend’s father. He was just diagnosed with throat cancer and will be starting intense chemo within the next few weeks. Please also pray for his wife and 2 daughters. Pray that they will stay strong through all of this. Update – Surgery was done and his voice box was removed. He will now undergo further treatment.
Set Free- Please keep us in prayer we are in need of a place to worship. Things have taken place where we share a building and I believe they are looking for ways so that we can move from there. I know it has to be God who opens the doors to where he wants us to be. I also know that the enemy does not like the progress we have made in spreading the Gospel. Thanks again!
Cash- Hello, friends. May I ask you to pray for me and my family. I just lost my job on Tuesday. It was a good job with really good benefits, so we’re job searching now.
Dorci- I have some weird issues with my lower legs, swelling, pain, etc. They’ve done ultrasounds but haven’t found anything.
Dusty- Continued prayer for deep depression.
Rachel- Continued prayer as she struggles with bi-polar disorder.
Past Praise Reports
Shawn Sells- Their second meeting went well with a few new attendees. Continue to pray for this ministry and for those who have taken the step to attend.
Anne- Praise report:
#1 I’ve been offered a job
#2 My dr’s and counselor had suggested starting part-time if possible.
#3 The position is designed to start as part time and grow gradually
I am so grateful for the encouragement and prayers from all of you!
Holding all the above prayer requests close to heart, that they too will be answered in ways better than anyone could have ever imagined or expected.
Blessings to you all
Allan- The biopsy I had came back negative.
Susan- Allan – I wanted to take this time to express my appreciation to you and your prayer partners in keeping my husband in prayer. This Tuesday is another exciting day for us they will remove the catheter from his chest where he was hooked up for the dialysis treatment. I learned that only 6% make it off of dialysis so with that in mind I know that it was a miracle of God and the prayers of Gods people that he made it to where he is at now. I only share this so that others can have hope that God is on the throne and we don’t always understand his ways which are not our ways. I believe our work is not done here in our ministry and only God knows why he brought healing to my husband. All I know is that I’m so grateful for the opportunity to continue on for the work of God’s Kingdom & to serve God’s people. I’m also happy to hear the news of your Son Steven & your Mother. We will continue to keep everyone in our prayers. Thanks Allan to you and my beautiful Sister.
Susan (Your Favorite Sister In Law)
Allan- My mother’s surgery was successful. She was without pain and walking the following day.
Long Term Prayer Requests
Natalie Tan- She is battling an eating disorder and has a tough battle ahead of her. There is a new article posted that is about her. She puts a face to eating disorders and is a young woman that will need prayer.
Nene - Prayer for her father to be saved and to come to a place of peace. Father and brother have been estranged 27 years.
Dorci- I just have a praise report that in almost 3 years of suffering with daily headaches I am finding some relief. I still have them every day, but I have times during the day when I don’t have one at all, and at night they are usually not as bad as they have been.
anne- Keep anne in prayer as she has moved and struggles with dark bouts of depression and deals with anxiety. There is much trouble with extended family and anne will need a job.
Allan- The wife of our nephew has MS .
Allan- We have a niece who is coming out of ten years suffering with Anorexia. She is now battling depression and would covet our prayers. She is a beautiful young Christian mother with a fantastic husband and two adorable young boys.