Prayer Requests 2-28-22

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Psalm 36

Of David the servant of the Lord.

I have a message from God in my heart
    concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:
   There is no fear of God
    before their eyes.

In their own eyes they flatter themselves
    too much to detect or hate their sin.
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful;
    they fail to act wisely or do good.
Even on their beds they plot evil;
    they commit themselves to a sinful course
    and do not reject what is wrong.

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
    your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
    your justice like the great deep.
    You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
    People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
    you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light we see light.

10 Continue your love to those who know you,
    your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 May the foot of the proud not come against me,
    nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 See how the evildoers lie fallen—
    thrown down, not able to rise!

 

12 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 2-28-22

  1. Prayers of thanksgiving for having Chas among us and hearing his wisdom. It was a blessing to see his love and care for Elvera and his family. It is a blessing to know of his prayers for us. Keeping him and his family in prayer.

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  2. Heavely Father, Thank You for being available 24/7 as we have such a time of special heart wrenching needs. We are awash in sadness, and in the counterpart of joy that surpasses understanding, in the restlessness of wanting to do something when we can’t, and in all the indescribable feelings that only the Holy Spirit is geared to express for us. You know our hearts so well. We know You listen.

    Lord, please bless Chas through this time and give him a gentle and peaceful passing. Please help him feel the love of his family near him and our love in the distance even until his final breath if possible even up until he enters the heavenly gates where perfect love abounds.

    I thank You for giving him and all of us the assurance of eternal life where there will be no more reason for tears and where Jesus greets us into the place He has prepared . . . our Best Friend Ever welcoming Chas and us! To top off the welcome, He is our Brother, too, through our adoption into His blood family. Thank You God for making such a sweet way to pass from earthly life to the better life. We immediately know there family and friends in Jesus. What a precious reunion awaits for Chas with Elvera in her perfected form that only Jesus makes possible.

    Lord, I lift up Chuck and Linda and all the family. Thank You that they have been so kind to keep us informed and to share photos and make us feel even more a part of the life of Chas. Please give them and the other caregivers a sense of peace that they have done and are doing the best thing possible for Chas as circumstances progress and decisions must be made. I pray that the love they have for their oldest family patriarch will be fully expressed and known to be received physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Thank You that You gave Chas a long, fruitfil and properous life. Thank You that his goodness has carried forward into the following generations of his and Elvera’s family. Thank You that he lived to see his Christian influence blossom even into the lives of his grandchildren. Please comfort them all through the following weeks as they face bouts with grief.

    Thank You, Father God, for giving me words to pray and time to put them here to share. There is much more that could be said, and wordsmithing is something that can always be improved upon. I pray this prayer is received as a token gift to those who need comfort and might be prompted to use it as a starter for their own yet to be expressed thoughts.

    I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

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  3. And then this through a friend who has been doing ministry in the former USSR, often in Ukraine, for 35 years:

    PLEASE READ! (More than a call to prayer, this post praises God for inspiring, supernatural answers to prayer inside Ukraine.)

    My name is Ekaterina. I am a Christian and serve as an interpreter at a Christian college in Ukraine. This is a letter of thanks for you and your prayers, by which we are still alive.

    In 1880, in Thailand, the queen, who was at that time 20 years old, along with her little daughter, servants and courtiers, sailed on a ship to the summer palace, but their ship capsized. She did not know how to swim, so she began to call the servants for help. Despite the fact that many loyal subjects saw the crash, none of them rushed to save her because they were forbidden to touch women of royal blood. The princess’s guards forbade anyone from helping her. As a result, Queen Sunandha and her daughter drowned in front of everyone.

    On February 23, I felt that this history was repeating itself in the life of my country. Ukraine is sinking while the whole world stands and watches it, not trying to save it, only because we are not in NATO.

    That day, I woke up around 5 AM to the sound of explosions. Thinking that someone was merely trying to scare us, I began to get ready for college. The first call from relatives, however, dispelled my naivety: a voice on the phone said that Russia was bombing airports and aiming at strategic objects – Ukraine is on fire.

    Nobody could believe it. Life turned upside down in an instant. We fell asleep on February 22 in the world, and woke up on the 23rd in a new reality that no one wanted.

    I will not talk about what happened after – you yourself know everything and I believe that you are following events with no less pain than we are here. The purpose of my letter is to ask you to pray and not to allow our pain to just become a part of your news feed over the next days as you return to reading culinary recipes and travel vlogs…

    I sincerely believe that a sovereign God has not lost control of the world, has not become cruel to us, and has not turned into our enemy. I know that His plan is perfect and He does everything in such a way that His glory is above all.

    On the first day of the war, I despaired that no one believed us, no one would help us. But these feelings led me to a new realization – the weaker we are, the greater will be God’s glory. Just as Gideon was once left with only 300 soldiers, so we felt the first days of this nightmare as if we stood armed with only our jugs.

    What has happened since, however, has given us goosebumps.

    My friend’s husband, an unbelieving warrior near the border, wrote that they did not understand how they managed to stop the enemy. He wrote that the soldiers were exhausted, but from somewhere they have an incredible strength, unnatural for them, unfamiliar – and they once again beat off the offensive. The unbeliever writes: “Only the God of the Bible does this!”

    We are amazed how that same God’s hand has stirred the entire world to pray! They believed us and our cries for help … I praise God!

    Yesterday I read God’s plan for the Israelites – “And when you go to war in your land against the enemy advancing on you, sound the alarm with trumpets, and you will be remembered before the Lord your God, and you will be saved from your enemies” (Numbers 10:9). I realized that it is biblical to “trumpet” in our situation. Even more – this is the command of God Himself!

    1. Pray for Ukraine.
    – Pray for our country: we have become hostages, caught in a conflict between two giants (NATO/Russia) who are flexing their muscles. But this is no longer just a game – there are many dying, unbelieving souls going to hell … What is happening here is a great grief, but there could be much worse ahead.

    – Pray for Christians: many cease to be light! People hardly sleep, they are unable to control their emotions. I have read statements by pastors and Christian leaders, and I want to cry from their hatred, aggression, and lost orientation. Where are our beliefs? When did Christ depart from our hearts?! Pray for those who are angry and for those who are in a panic.

    – Pray for the salvation of unbelievers. That they will repent! During these five days, 7 souls repented in our church! Nothing will give peace and salvation either during the war or after it, except Christ. In Him alone is both peace and salvation.

    2. Pray for Russia.
    – Pray for the soldiers. The young soldiers were told that they were traveling to Crimea and the border for military exercises. Many of them have no idea that they are already in Ukraine when they are dropped off.

    When they realize that they have been thrown into a real war, they surrender because they do not want to kill! But many do not have the courage to surrender, and they listen to orders, blindly believing that they are saving Ukraine from nationalists.

    Eventually, they realize that the country does not view them as deliverers from a yoke, but sees them as occupiers.

    Yesterday, two Russian men came to the mayor’s office to ask for gasoline for their car, and were surprised when they were told what was going on.

    There are many videos being posted of Russian soldiers, stalled on the road, who are waiting for help from the Ukrainians, asking what is going on in the world and where exactly the road they are driving leads to. It turns out that they were simply given coordinates, and they blindly followed them…

    These are someone’s children. Thousands of dead children…

    – Pray for civilians. Innocent people suffer sanctions because of their president. Propaganda has filled their minds so much that even when they hear and see the truth, they still do not want to believe in it.

    A great fire is flaring up inside Russia’s country. Pray that they realize the truth and no longer send their children to death.

    3. Pray for Belarus.

    Today the news media is speaking about the serious possibility that the Belarusian army will invade. This is a new blow for us. Stand in the gap for us, please!

    Each of your prayers is like a nugget of gold, like a drop of rain, like another minute of life.

    We greatly appreciate it! We turn to the same God who humbled Nebuchadnezzar, who struck down 185,000 troops with one Angel, and who delivered the faithful from the fiery furnace!

    “My enemies turn back when I call on You, from this I know that God is for me. In God I will praise His word, in the Lord I will praise His word. I trust in God, I am not afraid; what will a man do to me?” (Ps.56:10-12)

    May God bless you all!

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