3 a.m. prayer:
Most gracious heavenly Father,
Proverbs continues to contrast right and wicked lives. INVEST IN GOD’S PROMISES! “The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand” (Proverbs 12:7). (When justice catches up with the wicked, that’s the end of them. Godly people have a good foundation, they are not swept away by calamity.) Sin has natural consequences which destroy the wicked. (Foolish spending reduces the rich to rags; pride costs kings battles, even wars; sexual indulgence brings terrible diseases; drunkenness causes accidents and destroys families; murder can bring capital punishment. Disrespectful speech, excessive sleep and laziness can cost one their job.) God is on the side of the righteous man. For one who may not understand: seek the Lord while He may be found; repent of your sins; beg God for forgiveness; make restitution for wrongs; learn righteousness from the Bible. (Look at Psalm 112 and make it your prayer.) God gives righteous men and women peace, protection and prosperity. There is a reward for the righteous. Let God’s holy word, the Bible, be the constant and only roadmap for your life. *****
//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 trying to be patient, to patiently wait on You, Lord, and we pray.
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*>NEW Prayer Requests: *>A dear family watched from inside the courtroom as a man received sentencing for causing the death of his baby girl, and we pray. *>The parents of a precious 2 1/2 year old girl are concerned that she is not yet talking. They are consulting a specialist, and we pray.*>A dear man asks prayer for a possible job opportunity to be able to partner alongside a fellow Christian, 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 sold her house and has recently 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:**:>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. **<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 on 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. Tuesday she had a pre-appointment for an upcoming sleep study and will be picking up equipment for that next week, November 7th. Prior to that, she has an appointment with a nerve doctor/orthopedic surgeon this coming Monday, 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 daughter who has a job and is trying to work; as well as helping her parents, and we pray. **<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 and 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:>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; saw her doctor on Tuesday for the results. There is moderate plaque and very high cholesterol levels which puts her at danger for a stroke. She was prescribed medication and has to maintain a strict diet, and return for more testing on December 15th. 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. **Update:<A dear lady endures much verbal abuse from her fatally ill husband who has a bad heart. Too, her father died recently and she is meeting with family so as to have closure for her father’s funeral, and asks for strength to get through it, and we pray. **<Help Needed:**<A dear lady, whose husband has recently passed away, desperately needs to find a job with insurance 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 mother prays for her son who is preparing for entrance exams to get into college, and we pray.**<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: **<Update> A dear 49 year old woman had a total hysterectomy yesterday, October 31st. During the surgery there were some complications involving the bladder; a catheter was put in place until her pre op on Monday. Last night she was very nauseous; was kept in the hospital; hopefully going home today. She is expected to be off work for 3-8 weeks, and we pray. **<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. **Update> Remembering the elderly lady who battles numerous health problems. She had a successful Bi-femoral artery bypass on the 17th. She is now at home and has been instructed to take it easy and not over do; and for continued healing, we pray. **Update:>Remembering the dear man who had a 4th surgery on his eye on the 15th. He may have to have a 5th surgery since he is still having double vision from that eye. He has an appointment with the specialist on November 12th. Too, the dear man has Afib and will be consulting with the heart doctor and the end of the month. For answers and 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 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