3 a.m. prayer:

Most gracious heavenly Father,

INHERITANCE BENEFITS as WORTHLESS as the WIND! Besides the obvious, sinfulness, there are many ways to trouble one’s own house: Selfishness, fretfulness, idleness, laziness, a hasty temper, violence, irritableness, recklessness, perpetual assertion of authority, wastefulness, ill-natured, impulsive, falsely accuses, just to name a few. To trouble one’s own house is evil and it breaks the peace of the domestic circle. A child generally bears the same image as his/her parent. “He who troubles his own house will inherit wind, and the foolish will be servant to the wise hearted” (Proverbs 11:29). (There are several types of men who trouble their own house. For instance: the drunkard, the crank, and the adulterer. But in this passage, in his mad quest for wealth, it is the man who is greedy of gain and who loses sight of the worthwhile values of life . He will inherit the wind, and what used to be his will blow through his fingers; that is, he will gain only trouble and will end up empty, with nothing tangible to satisfy his greed. His penalty is being a servant to a wiser man.)  A man’s primary obligation is to be a blessing to his family, but by troubling his own house, a man brings poverty on himself as well as his family. Such a troubler is a fool. Nothing can be gained by inheriting the wind. The same is true with one who lives without the gospel, denies God, just to accumulate worldly benefits. His inheritance is blowing in the wind. *****

//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 may be at odds with another, we pray.
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*>NEW Prayer Requests: *>A dear lady asks prayer for her brother’s granddaughter who recently gave birth. She was at the hospital yesterday undergoing tests due to high blood pressure and low pulse rate, and we pray. *>Today, a dear lady is saddened, she will be saying goodbye to her beloved dog who has internal bleeding from an abdominal mass; putting him to sleep is the only thing which can be done by the veterinarian. Anyone who has ever had to watch a pet suffer knows what this dear lady is going through, and we pray.  *>A little girl was sexually abused, and we pray. *>A friend prays for a friend who has cancer, and we pray. *>A dear lady who has been having adverse symptoms is nervous about a colonoscopy she is having today, and we pray. *>A family faces a crisis situation because of a robbery which recently occurred. Not only did they endure much financial loss, it’s now questionable as to whether or not an extended family member was responsible, and we pray.
**<PREVIOUS Prayer Requests: <**Addiction: ** <A dear lady is trying to quit smoking, and we pray. **>A dear mother prays for her son who is an alcoholic, struggling to stay sober; he is also battling drug dependency, and we pray. **Aging:**>A friend prays for a friend’s 90 year old mother who recently sold her house and will be moving to a temporary unit on October 27th; she is hopeful to be in her permanent apartment before Christmas, and we pray.**<A dear lady prays for her daughter-in-law’s aged grandfather who is under Hospice care. Praying, too, for his devoted wife of 60+ years, and we pray. **<Battling Cancer:< **>A dear 32 year old, mother of three, whose colon cancer is in remission, now is suffering with pneumonia, and we pray. **< A dear wife continues to pray for her husband who has a rare, aggressive cancer (appendiceal adenocarcinoma), who is suffering beyond words. The cancer has now spread to his lungs, and we pray. **> Continuing to remember a dear man who is very fatigued and suffers with progressive kidney cancer. His scan will be this week; then on October 30th, will be starting clinical trials. Hopefully, the man and his wife will be able to take a trip in the coming weeks to visit their son. He is scheduled for another PET scan in November, and we pray. **<We continue to lift up a dear lady who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and we pray. **<Chronic Pain: <** Some have overall, unexplained pain, others have pain in specific areas of their bodies, and we pray. **<A sister prays for her sister who gets little or no relief from medications for her chronic pain, and we pray.**<Divorce is so bitter:< **A dear grandmother continues to pray for her grandchildren who are being exposed to an immoral living arrangement, and we pray. **<Epilepsy: **< A sister continues to worry about her 64 year old brother with epilepsy who is lonesome and prone to drinking excessively; there have been no changes, and we pray. **<Family Affairs: **< A dear mother is experiencing problems with jealousy issues between her two adult daughters, and we pray. **Financial +:**<Continuing to remember the elderly couple whose life-savings account is in jeopardy, they have ongoing problems with dementia; efforts are being made to help them handle their finances which is becoming extremely difficult due to the progressive dementia, and we pray. **Grieving:**>Although much time has passed, a dear widow continues to grieve; she is still missing her dearly beloved husband, and feels very alone, has no ambition, and we pray. **<Health Issues/Problems: **>An aunt prays for her niece who has experienced problems with high blood pressure. It has gone down, but continues to occasionally spike, so now a monitor is being used to determine if anything is going on with her heart. She is also having bad headaches, and we pray.**>A dear lady and her father are awaiting appointments to have genetic testing to see if they have inherited the rare gene, linked to cancer and numerous conditions, which runs rampant in their family. First, lengthy forms need to be completed and mailed; and referrals sent in from the primary doctor, and we pray. **<In that same extended family, two brothers await the results of their genetic testing to find out whether or not they have inherited the same mutated gene. It’s a lengthy process, and we pray.**<A dear lady prays for others but has multiple health issues herself, and we pray. **< A dear lady who was recently diagnosed with severe degenerative disease has a sleep study on October 29th, and an appointment with a nerve doctor on November 5th, and we pray. **<Among us is a grieving widow who continues to suffer from loneliness and chronic bouts of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and has difficulty sleeping, and we pray. **<Heart Related +: **>UPDATE NEEDED:>A brother-in-law prays for his 79 year old brother-in-law who has been hospitalized with a heart aneurysm, and has growths on his kidney. The medical team is trying to stabilize his blood pressure, so that, hopefully they can still do his operation today or tomorrow. There are some extenuating circumstances here involving the insurance company, and we pray. **<A wife continues to pray for her dear 80 year old husband who has only 25% heart function. He is having a nuclear stress test tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16th, and we pray. **>A dear lady has been diagnosed with some heart abnormalities, and is facing more testing to determine if there are any blockages. Last Tuesday she had more testing and is awaiting results. Her doctor has also ordered a sleep apnea test. Furthermore, she will be seeing an orthopedic specialist on November 5th about her shoulder pain and immobility in her right arm, and we pray.**>A sister prays for her brother who has an inoperable tumor near his aorta, and we pray. **<A dear lady endures much verbal abuse from her fatally ill husband who has a bad heart, and we pray. **<Homebound: **<One among us is disabled due to a previous stroke, and we pray. **<Hurricane:<**Remembering those who are suffering the effects of the hurricane, and we pray. **<Identity Crisis: **>A dear grandmother prays for her 16 year old granddaughter who is struggling with gender identity. The grandmother is prayerful that her granddaughter’s parents would begin applying tough love instead of giving in and enabling the young lady to make bad choices. Hopefully, a weekly, Wednesday, Bible study group will help to bring restoration and togetherness of these hurting hearts, and we pray. **<Infections/Injections/Injuries: **<One among us is suffering with a rash on her arms from poison ivy, and we pray.**>UPDATE NEEDED>:A dear man continues to pray for his 84 year old friend and neighbor who took a bad fall fell a few weeks ago when he suffered paralysis in his right leg. He remains hospitalized in assisted living, receiving physical therapy. He’s hoping to be able to soon go home, and we pray.**<An elderly woman who has many health problems asks prayer for her ‘whole body’, and we pray. **>One among us continues to have much back pain, difficulty walking, suffers from high blood pressure, and is not a candidate for risky surgery. She has a difficult time getting to sleep because she cannot get comfortable, and she worries. Her only relief is through medications, physical therapy, and laser treatments twice a week. Much of her treatment is not covered by insurance which puts a financial strain and worry on this elderly lady, and we pray. **<Making Progress: **> The dear couple who stepped out on faith, to ‘begin again’ continues in remodeling their newly acquired older home. The dear wife recently cleaned out the flower beds in the front yard and got into some poison ivy. Her arms have a bad rash; the doctor prescribed an oral medication which seems to be helping. They have also been working hard to build up their online business, sales are expected to increase over the next two months, which will keep them very busy, and for continued success, we pray. **<Marital Crisis:**> There are at least 5 couples who are having difficulty in their marriages; one couple is seeking Christian counseling, but still having lots of ups and downs. As they work through anger issues, we pray. **<Marriage Plans: **<A dear couple has set a wedding date which is a year away, and we pray. **<Mental Health+: **> A grandmother continues to pray for her 20 year old granddaughter who has had mental problems and is now working at a strip club. However, the lines of communication do seem to be opening. The grandmother is a believer and is trying to build a better relationship with her granddaughter, and for continued communication between the two, we pray. >Also the grandmother asks prayer for the young lady’s parents who are involved in a cult, and we pray. **<Pregnancy &: **> A dear grandmother is awaiting the birth of a grandchild, expected to arrive October 16th when labor will be induced, but it could be sooner as the expectant mother is already dilated 2-3 centimeters, and we pray. **<Respiratory: **<Many are suffering with symptoms from colds, flu, and/or allergies, and we pray.
**<Surgeries/Prior: **Update<A dear man who had knee surgery on September 11th, is feeling discouraged, doesn’t think it did any good. He is hopeful physical therapy will help, and for continued healing, we pray.
**<Surgeries/Upcoming: **> A wife prays for her husband who has to have a 4th surgery on his eye, today, October 15; he also suffers from Afib, and we pray. **> A dear 49 year old woman is scheduled for a total hysterectomy on October 31st. She is expected to be off work for 3-8 weeks, and we pray.  **>Continuing to remember the elderly lady who is battling numerous health problems, and is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday, October 17th, for a Bi-femoral artery bypass, and we pray. **< A dear lady suffers much pain due to bone on bone in her hip, also has severe curvature of the spine. Surgery for hip replacement is scheduled for November 28th, 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

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