3 a.m. prayer:
Most gracious heavenly Father,
Proverbs continues to compare right from wrong. WHEN THE COFFIN LID CLOSES! There is no way out; regardless of how powerful during life, with the wicked their hopes die with them; there is no second chance! “When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, and the hope of strong men perishes” (Proverbs 11:7). (A fool’s plans end at the grave; when the coffin lid closes all his hopes are ended. The things he lived for are no longer his, and his expectation of prosperity is gone forever.) For the wicked, there is no hope in his death. On judgement day when the unjust stand before Jesus, He will declare: “I never knew you, depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness” (Matthew 7:23).*****
//Standing Prayer: Always remembering our country, for restoration, our continued peace, and freedom; we ask that You grant wisdom and guidance to those who are in authority, and we pray; and for the protection of our men and women who are on the battlefield, we pray. Lord, heal our land, we pray. There are people in other parts of the world who need protection and relief as they are surrounded by war and poverty; also in need of rescue are Christians who are being persecuted, and we pray.
And so we begin, “Just for Today”: For anyone who is seeking to find a good church home , we pray.
*>NEW Prayer Requests: *> A dear lady asks prayer for herself; she is once again trying to quit smoking, and we pray. *>An elderly lady who has many, many health issues asks prayer for her ‘whole body’, and so we pray. *> A daughter prays for her 80 year old mother who recently fell, and is now in the hospital. There is blood in her stool, and it’s not yet known where it’s coming from or why; hopefully recent blood tests will reveal the cause. We have been praying for this dear one; she has a blockage in her heart and an open wound on her heel; and has been awaiting Bi-Femoral artery surgery which is scheduled for October 17th, and we pray. *> A dear lady is scheduled tomorrow for a needle injection in her back, and we pray. *> A wife continues to watch the sufferings of her very ill, cancer-stricken, husband.. His condition is worsened by frequent vomiting, and we pray.
**IMPORTANT UPDATE: Prayer requests are being updated at this time. Anyone wishing to remain on the prayer line, or wants to request prayer needs, must send a weekly update to this link: https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/KittyeSharron
**<PREVIOUS Prayer Requests: (See above important update) NOTE:< For previous prayer requests refer to the blog of 9-22-18, and we pray. **> A dear mother-in-law requests prayer for her son-in-law who underwent surgery yesterday morning for a broken back. He will be off work for 6 weeks, and unable to drive for at least 2 weeks. This comes at a time when he and his wife are preparing Christmas for orphaned children, and we pray. **> A wife prays for her husband who is expected to have a 4th surgery on his eye. Too, he continues to suffer from Afib, and we pray. **> A busload of veterans is leaving today for a trip out west, and for their safety, we pray. **> A dear lady who has degenerative disk disease is waiting for an appointment with a nerve doctor; also having advanced blood tests for thyroid. She has a sleep study consult coming up on October 29th, and we pray.
//Travel Mercies: **<>This is an ongoing prayer request for all who are on the highways and byways. Lord, we ask that You daily keep our travelers safe from harm, and we pray.
For these and the many unspoken requests we pray all in Jesus name. Lord bless our homes. AMEN