3 a.m. prayer:
Most gracious heavenly Father,
Proverbs continues. WATCH YOUR MOUTH! “The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright will deliver them” (Proverbs 12:6). (By their speech sinners seek to lay fatal traps for the innocent and unsuspecting person. Upright men deliver themselves and others by speaking the truth.) The wicked want to destroy the helpless, oppressed, or the righteous, through confusion, enticement, slander and/or entrapment; by conspiring to steal their assets, and pursuing them to death. The wicked person feeds on greed, envy or malice. But the upright men/women use their mouths to deliver the helpless, the oppressed, and the righteous from trouble. They only want to speak the truth and help those who are being persecuted. One should always use their words to help those who are in trouble, because the holy and just God rewards or punishes accordingly. Is there someone walking along your pathway today who may need encouraging words from your mouth? *****
//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 attempting to restore a relationship, we pray.
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*>NEW Prayer Requests: *> A dear mother prays for her adult son who is preparing for entrance exams to get into college, and we pray.
**<PREVIOUS Prayer Requests: <**Addiction: **<A dear mother prays for her son to be able to quit smoking. He has a hereditary condition which is further exasperated by smoking, and we pray. **>A dear mother prays for her son who is an alcoholic and is 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 has moved to a temporary unit; she is hopeful to be in her permanent apartment before Christmas, and we pray.**<Battling Cancer: **>Continuing to remember a dear man who suffers with progressive kidney cancer. He will be consulting with his oncologist to explore other treatment options, and we pray. **<We continue to lift up a dear lady who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, is receiving chemotherapy, and we pray. **<Battling Disease:**Update:>A stepmother prays for her stepdaughter who has been diagnosed with stage 4 liver fibrosis and may need a transplant. She had a biopsy done on Friday, and has a doctor’s appointment this week ,to find out the treatment plan, and we pray.**Caregivers:**<A dear lady holds down a full time job and often has to rearrange her work schedule, including travel plans, in order to help her aged parents, 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.**<Epilepsy: **< A sister continues to worry about her 64 year old brother with epilepsy who is lonesome and prone to drinking excessively, 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, and we pray. **//Grieving:**>This is a standing prayer. Although much time has passed, many continue to grieve over the deaths of their dearly beloved, departed family members. (Widows/widowers, parents, grandparents, siblings, and/or extended family) all silently missing the presence of their loved ones, and we pray. **<Health Issues/Problems: **<A dear widow is having trouble with her knee and has an appointment with the specialist next month, and we pray. **<Update**>An aunt prays for her niece who experiences problems with high blood pressure and headaches. Although not as bad as before, she is still having spikes in her blood pressure. She has an appointment to see the specialist on December 4th, and we pray. **<A dear lady had genetic testing yesterday, October 30th, to find out if she has inherited the rare gene, linked to cancer and numerous conditions, which runs rampant in her family. It takes about 3 weeks for the results, and we pray. **<A dear lady prays for others but has multiple health issues herself, and we pray. **< Continuing to remember a dear lady who was recently diagnosed with severe degenerative disease. She was also having leg cramps but has had relief from drinking V8 juice! She has begun physical and aquatic therapy. Yesterday she had a pre-appointment for an upcoming sleep study and will be picking up equipment for that on November 7th. Prior to that, she has an appointment with a nerve doctor/orthopedic surgeon on November 5th, and we pray. **<Among us is a widow who continues to suffer from loneliness and chronic bouts of Diverticulitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and has difficulty sleeping, and we pray. **<Heart Related +: **<A dear lady prays for her aged father who has an implanted defibrillator which shows his heart is getting shocked back into rhythm. He was scheduled for a chemical stress test last week; however, he cancelled all of his appointments, now has to be rescheduled, making it difficult on the dear woman who is working every day, and we pray. **<Update: >A wife continues to pray for her dear 80 year old husband whose heart function is at only 20%. The dear man had a heart catherization on the 25th; but was told by the doctors that nothing more can be done for him. As a result, he is very depressed, discouraged, and we pray. **>UPDATE NEEDED:>A dear lady has been diagnosed with some heart abnormalities, and is facing more testing to determine if there are any blockages. Two weeks ago she had more testing and was to see her doctor yesterday for the 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. **<Help Needed:**<A dear lady, whose husband has recently passed away, desperately needs to find a job with benefits. In the meantime, she is seeking help from Social Security, and we pray.**<Homebound: **<One among us is disabled due to a previous stroke, and we pray. **<Identity Crisis: **>A dear grandmother prays for her 16 year old granddaughter who is struggling with gender identity. Hopefully, a weekly, Wednesday, Bible study group will help to bring restoration and togetherness to those in the family who are hurting, and we pray. **<Infections/Injections/Injuries: **<A dear man continues to pray for his 84 year old friend and neighbor who is recovering at home after suffering paralysis in his right leg, and is now using a walker, moving very slowly, and for continued healing, 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, but is not a candidate for risky surgery. Her only relief is through medications and physical therapy. Much of her treatment is not covered by insurance which puts a financial strain and adds more worry on this dear lady, and we pray. **Life’s Needs: **<A dear man asks others to pray for him as he humbly strives to transform into a better person, and we pray. **<Life’s Problems: **<A teenage boy is struggling with stress at home because of his father’s anger issues, which are also, adversely, affecting his mother and his girlfriend, and we pray.**<One among us has recently been diagnosed with ADHD and has been put on medication. She manages to hold down a full time job with long hours, has a heavy workload, but it’s really taking a toll on her, she is suffering from fatigue and mental stress, and we pray.**<Making Progress: **> The dear couple who stepped out on faith, to ‘begin again’ continues in remodeling their newly acquired older home. They have also been working hard to build up their online business, and for continued success, we pray. **<Marital Crisis: **<A young, unchurched, married couple, with an infant son, has decided to divorce, and for that situation, we pray.*<A dear man is having issues with his wife in deciding what to do about his current job situation; therein exists some unspoken needs, and we pray.**> There are at least 7 couples who are having difficulty in their marriages, and, we pray. **<Marriage Plans: **<A dear couple has set a wedding date which is a year away, and we pray. **<Mental Health+: **< A dear grandmother continues to pray for her 20 year old granddaughter who has had mental problems and now works at a strip club. The grandmother is a believer and is trying to build a better relationship with her granddaughter, to hopefully influence her, 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. **<Respiratory: **<Many are suffering with symptoms from colds, flu, and/or allergies, and we pray.
**<Surgeries/Prior: **<A dear lady prayed for her brother-in-law with an infection in his leg. He had a successful surgery, and for continued healing, we pray. **<Remembering the dear man who had another surgery to remove recurring growths from under his tongue, and for continued healing, we pray. **< Remembering the elderly lady who battles numerous health problems. She had a successful Bi-femoral artery bypass on the 17th, and for continued healing, we pray. **<Remembering the dear man who had a 4th surgery on his eye on the 15th, and for continued healing, we pray.**<Remembering the dear man who had knee surgery on September 11th, remaining hopeful physical therapy will help, and for continued healing, we pray.
**<Surgeries/Upcoming: **> A dear 49 year old woman is scheduled for a total hysterectomy today, October 31st. She is expected to be off work for 3-8 weeks, 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. **Praises: **>For the safe travels yesterday of a dear lady who had to drive many miles for an appointment, and we rejoice.
For these and the many unspoken requests we pray all in Jesus name. Lord bless our homes. AMEN