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Devotions @ 3 on 11-5-18

3 a.m. prayer:

Most gracious heavenly Father,

Proverbs continues – right vs. wrong. EASY STREET FOOL! “He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who pursues worthless things lacks sense” (Proverbs 12:11). (The man who engages in positive, constructive work, like a farmer, will have his needs supplied. But the man who spends his time in worthless pursuits not only has an empty cupboard but also an empty head!) If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true! Only fools believe those worthless lies; wise men scoff at them. There is no free lunch or easy money! Get-rich-quick ideas typically leads to poverty. But, any lawful, legitimate job pursued diligently, with God’s rules applied, will work! Faithful, hard work is the secret to success! *****

//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 has thoughts of suicide, we pray. Life is precious; don’t throw it away. Call out to Jesus, and pray.
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*>NEW Prayer Requests:   *>A dear lady and her 3 sisters, are praying and keeping vigil at the bedside of their precious mother who has PML Syndrome; a very serious condition which attacks the brain and destroys the myelin sheath. Too, they are trying to help their aged father deal with what is happening with his wife; he is distraught. Presently, the dear mother has trouble swallowing, is unable to move her right side, is blind in her right eye, and has cognitive decline. Sometimes she knows her loved ones and at other times not. Care is also being provided by Hospice, and we pray. >Thankfully, the suffering mother and her husband recently received salvation, and we rejoice, and for this dear family, 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 aggravated 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: **>A friend prays for 4 of her friends who have cancer; 2 have stomach cancer and two have lung cancer, and we pray.**<Remembering the dear man who suffers with progressive kidney cancer. He had a recent PET scan and has consulted with his oncologist regarding treatment options. The treatments which are available are known to adversely affect blood pressure and would make his current medication ineffective; so it is difficult to know how to proceed. A nurse will be coming out for a visit today, the 5th; at which time those concerns and others will be addressed; too, the dear man’s energy level is very low, and we pray. **<We continue to lift up a dear lady who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She has been receiving chemotherapy, but her tumor markers are back up, and we pray. **<Battling Disease:**UPDATE NEEDED:>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 an upcoming doctor’s appointment 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 worries about her 64 year old brother with epilepsy who is lonesome and prone to drinking excessively; however, he is doing well, hasn’t drank for a couple of weeks, and for continued abstinence, 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. **Fur Babies**<A dear lady prays for her beloved fur baby. While chasing butterflies the sweet doggie fell off the deck and broke its leg in two places requiring emergency orthopedic surgery, and for continued healing, 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: **<One among us is having recurring muscle spasms in her leg, and we pray.**<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 continues to have elevated blood pressure, and other symptoms. She has an appointment to see her doctor tomorrow, November 6th. She also 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. Nervously she waits, but 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 with severe degenerative disease. She has begun physical and aquatic therapy; but she continues to have much pain. She has an upcoming sleep study and will be picking up equipment for that this week, November 7th. She has an appointment with a nerve doctor/orthopedic surgeon today, 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 who holds down a full time job prays for her aged father whose implanted defibrillator had been showing his heart getting shocked back into rhythm; however, no evidence of that at present. He cancelled all of his appointments, but has now been rescheduled, and we pray. **<A wife continues to pray for her dear 80 year old husband whose heart function is at only 20%. After a heart catherization the dear man was told by the doctors that nothing more can be done for him. As a result, he is very depressed, discouraged, 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. Two weeks ago she had more tests which showed there is moderate plaque and she has very high cholesterol levels which puts her in danger of a stroke. She was prescribed medication and has to maintain a strict diet, and is to return for more testing on December 15th. Her doctor has also ordered a sleep apnea test. Furthermore, she will be seeing an orthopedic specialist today, November 5th, about her shoulder pain and immobility in her right arm, and we pray.**>UPDATE NEEDED:>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 insurance benefits, and we pray.**<Homebound: **>One among us is disabled due to a previous stroke. Her leg is improving with less blistering; however, she continues to have inflammation and swelling, and for continued healing, we pray. **<Identity Crisis: **Update:>A dear, Christian grandmother continues to pray for her 16 year old granddaughter who is struggling with gender identity; the granddaughter is still wallowing in that lifestyle. However, it has affected the entire immediate and extended family; some have begun, attending Wednesday morning Bible study. The granddaughter’s behavior has worsened, so much so, that her mother’s eyes were opened to her need for You, Lord. That mother has now gone to church twice with the grandmother. The mother had planned to go again to church yesterday, went instead on a family outing; but does say she will go to church next Sunday; unfortunately, her husband has no interest in attending church. For continued healing and restoration of this family, we pray. **<Infections/Injections/Injuries: **UPDATE NEEDED:>A dear wife prays for her husband who has been hospitalized after a bad fall. Tests revealed there was bleeding on the brain; a CT scan showed a mass behind the pharynx. A biopsy was done, but the surgeon has not defined what it might be. The surrounding tissue is swollen and infected. Cultures could take up to 2 weeks for the results. The dear man continues to vomit which is likely a result of the head injury, and we pray. **<A dear lady had to take her 90 year old mother to the ER after a fall. Thankfully, nothing was broken, but the mother was diagnosed as having a bad sprain and needs to rest, and we pray. **<A dear man continues to pray for his 84 year old friend and neighbor who is still recovering at home after suffering paralysis in his right leg, now using a walker, moving very slowly and has to work very hard to move his legs, 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 has taken his entrance exams to get into college;, and for good results we wait, 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 dear man asked prayer after responding to an ad which turned out to be a scam! However, he still needs a job, 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 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. The father has also been having memory problems along with other issues, and he has an appointment today to see the doctor, and we pray.**<One among us has been diagnosed with ADHD. While she manages to hold down a full time job with long hours, it has been very rough on her. She continues to have a heavy workload which is becoming heavier with increased hours, but it’s really taking a toll on her. She continues to suffer from fatigue and mental stress and is unsure whether or not she can hold up under the pressures of her demanding job. Although she would rather not, she may have to consider looking for another job, 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 are pleased to announce that they have seen an increase in their online business, and are hopeful to be able to pay off one of their credit cards before Christmas, and for continued success, we pray. **<Marital Crisis: **<A young, unchurched, married couple, with an infant son, is now divorced, 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. **One of the couples is scheduled to go to counseling this coming Thursday, November 8th, and we pray. **<Marriage Plans: **<A dear couple has set a wedding date which is a year away, and we pray. **<Mental Health+: **Update:>A dear grandmother continues to pray for her 20 year old granddaughter who has had mental problems and is still working at a strip club. The grandmother is a believer and is still trying to build a better relationship with her granddaughter, to hopefully, set up a time to meet with 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 man prays for his friend who is in ICU after a quadruple bypass on Thursday, November 1st, and for continued healing, we pray.**< Remembering the dear 49 year old woman who had a total hysterectomy on Wednesday, October 31st, she is doing well; has a post op appointment today and is hopeful the catheter will be removed; she is expected to be off work for 3-8 weeks, and for continued healing, we pray. **Remembering the elderly lady who had a successful Bi-femoral artery bypass on the 17th; she is doing well; the clinic has been amazed at her progress. She is to continue going back for another month, and for continued healing, we pray. **<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; will see a 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, he remains hopeful that the continued physical therapy will help; but now has a bursa sac on the outside of his knee and is having a difficult time bending his knee. He will again be seeing his surgeon at the end of the month, and for continued healing, we pray.
**<Surgeries/Upcoming: **<A dear lady who has suffered with knee pain and injections is planning to have knee replacement surgery, and has an appointment to consult with a specialist on the 29th, 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. **>This morning a dear lady is traveling out of state on a work-related trip and will be gone almost 2 weeks, and for her safety, we pray. **<Another one among us is also making plans to leave for out of state on the 26th. She and her husband do this every year; last year they had a terrible accident on their way home; we certainly don’t want a repeat!, and we pray.
For these and the many unspoken requests we pray all in Jesus name. Lord bless our homes. AMEN

Devotions @ 3 on 11-4-18

3 a.m. prayer:

Most gracious heavenly Father,

Continuing in Proverbs – righteous vs. wicked. HOW WELL DO YOU TREAT ANIMALS? “A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel” (Proverbs 12:10). (A righteous man’s kindness extends even to dumb animals, but a wicked man is cruel, even when he thinks he is being most gentle.) Although God is transcendent (most high), He is not too high to care for animals, but legislates concerning them (Exodus 20:10, 23:4,5). He even legislates concerning a bird’s nest (Deuteronomy 22:6). A good man is merciful; he is gentle and kind; he is ruled by pity and compassion; he will not be mean or hard. But the wicked are cruel; even their kindness is harsh, for they lack the tender, gentle spirit of the righteous man, who is concerned even for animals. The wicked are not kind and merciful; they are like their master the devil. (The lesson is this: righteous men are tender, gentle, compassionate, and merciful; but the wicked are hard, harsh, inconsiderate, and cruel.) If one wants to be like Jesus instead of the devil, they must learn gentle kindness. One will receive back the same mercy and compassion given, so it is important to show compassion, kindness, mercy, and gentleness to oneself and to others. Oh, Lord, You are compassionate and merciful to us every day. If one is a child of the King, then that one should show tender mercy to all persons, even to the lowly animal. Have a blessed Sunday. *****

//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 has a difficult time controlling their temper, we pray.
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*>NEW Prayer Requests: It’s Sunday and we think of the many pastors who will be ministering to their flocks this day; Lord, keep them safe from harm, we pray. *>A dear man prays for his friend who is in ICU after a quadruple bypass on Thursday, November 1st, and for continued healing, we pray. *> A dear lady prays for her beloved fur baby. While chasing butterflies the sweet doggie fell off the deck and broke its leg in two places. She had to have emergency orthopedic surgery which went well, and we rejoice, and for continued healing, 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 aggravated 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: **>A friend prays for 4 of her friends who have cancer; 2 have stomach cancer and two have lung cancer, and we pray.**<Remembering the dear man who suffers with progressive kidney cancer. He had a recent PET scan and has consulted with his oncologist regarding treatment options. The treatments which are available are known to adversely affect blood pressure and would make his current medication ineffective; so it is difficult to know how to proceed. A nurse will be coming out for a visit tomorrow, the 5th; at which time those concerns and others will be addressed; too, the dear man’s energy level is very low, and we pray. **<We continue to lift up a dear lady who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She has been receiving chemotherapy, but her tumor markers are back up, 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 an upcoming doctor’s appointment 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 worries about her 64 year old brother with epilepsy who is lonesome and prone to drinking excessively; however, he is doing well, hasn’t drank for a couple of weeks, and for continued abstinence, 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: **<One among us is having recurring muscle spasms in her leg, and we pray.**<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 continues to have elevated blood pressure, and other symptoms. She has an appointment to see her doctor this coming Tuesday, November 6th. She also 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. Nervously she waits, but 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. **Update:>Continuing to remember a dear lady with severe degenerative disease. She has begun physical and aquatic therapy; but she continues to have much pain. She has an upcoming sleep study and will be picking up equipment for that this week, November 7th. Prior to that, she has an appointment with a nerve doctor/orthopedic surgeon tomorrow, 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 who holds down a full time job prays for her aged father whose implanted defibrillator was showing his heart getting shocked back into rhythm; however, no evidence of that at present. He cancelled all of his appointments, but has now been rescheduled, and we pray. **<A wife continues to pray for her dear 80 year old husband whose heart function is at only 20%. After a heart catherization the dear man was told by the doctors that nothing more can be done for him. As a result, he is very depressed, discouraged, 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. Two weeks ago she had more tests which showed there is moderate plaque and she has very high cholesterol levels which puts her in danger of a stroke. She was prescribed medication and has to maintain a strict diet, and is to return for more testing on December 15th. Her doctor has also ordered a sleep apnea test. Furthermore, she will be seeing an orthopedic specialist tomorrow, November 5th, about her shoulder pain and immobility in her right arm, and we pray.**>UPDATE NEEDED:>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 was praying for strength to get through a meeting with family after her father’s funeral. The meeting went well; it was a nice closure, and we rejoice; now is praying travel mercies for all her extended family to get back to their homes safely, and we pray. **<Help Needed:**<A dear lady, whose husband has recently passed away, desperately needs to find a job with insurance benefits, and we pray.**<Homebound: **>One among us is disabled due to a previous stroke. She is grateful for the many prayer warriors who have bowed the knee on her behalf. Her leg is improving with less blistering; however, she continues to have inflammation and swelling, and for continued healing, we pray. **<Identity Crisis: **UPDATE NEEDED:>A dear grandmother continues to pray for her 16 year old granddaughter who is struggling with gender identity, and the granddaughter is still wallowing in that lifestyle. However, it has affected the entire immediate and extended family; some have begun, attending Wednesday morning Bible study. The granddaughter’s behavior has worsened, so much so, that the mother’s eyes were opened to her need for You, Lord. That mother has now gone to church twice with the grandmother, and plans to continue  The mother is planning to go again to worship You at church today; and for continued healing and restoration of this family, we pray. **<Infections/Injections/Injuries: **UPDATE NEEDED:>A dear wife prays for her husband who has been hospitalized after a bad fall. Tests revealed there was bleeding on the brain and he was given Vitamin K to counteract his prescribed blood thinner. He had another CT scan which showed a mass behind the pharynx. A biopsy was done, but the surgeon has not defined what it might be. The surrounding tissue is swollen and infected. Cultures could take up to 2 weeks for the results. The dear man continues to vomit which is likely a result of the head injury, and we pray. **><A dear lady had to take her 90 year old mother to the ER after a fall. Thankfully, nothing was broken, but the mother was diagnosed as having a bad sprain and needs to rest, and we pray. **<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, now using a walker, moving very slowly and is doing better, but has to work very hard to move his legs, 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: **Update:<A dear mother prayed for her son who was preparing for entrance exams to get into college; he took his exams yesterday, and for good results we wait, 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 dear man asked prayer after responding to an ad which turned out to be a scam! However, he still needs a job, 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. **Update:>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. The father has also been having memory problems along with other issues, and he has an appointment tomorrow to see the doctor, and we pray.**<One among us has been diagnosed with ADHD. While she manages to hold down a full time job with long hours, it has been very rough on her. She continues to have a heavy workload which is becoming heavier with increased hours, but it’s really taking a toll on her. She continues to suffer from fatigue and mental stress and is unsure whether or not she can hold up under the pressures of her demanding job. Although she would rather not, she may have to consider looking for another job, and we pray.**<Making Progress: **Update:> 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 are pleased to announce that they have seen an increase in their online business, and are hopeful to be able to pay off one of their credit cards before Christmas, and for continued success, we pray. **<Marital Crisis: **<A young, unchurched, married couple, with an infant son, is now divorced, 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. **Update:>One of the couples is scheduled to go to counseling this coming Thursday, November 8th, and we pray. **<Marriage Plans: **<A dear couple has set a wedding date which is a year away, and we pray. **<Mental Health+: **UPDATE NEEDED:>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: **< Remembering the dear 49 year old woman who had a total hysterectomy on Wednesday, October 31st, she is doing well; is expected to be off work for 3-8 weeks, and for continued healing, we pray. **Update:>Remembering the elderly lady who had a successful Bi-femoral artery bypass on the 17th; she is doing well; the clinic has been amazed at her progress. She is to continue going back for another month, and for continued healing, we pray. **<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; will see a 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, while he remains hopeful that the continued physical therapy will help; he now has a bursa sac on the outside of his knee and is having a difficult time bending the knee. He will again be seeing his surgeon at the end of the month, and for continued healing, we pray.
**<Surgeries/Upcoming: **UPDATE NEEDED>**A dear man prays for a friend who has stage 5 renal prostate cancer. He was scheduled for surgery yesterday and was holding onto hope that a donor’s kidney would be available, and we pray. **<A dear lady who has suffered with knee pain and injections is planning to have knee replacement surgery, and has an appointment to consult with a specialist on the 29th, 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. **>Tomorrow morning a dear lady is traveling out of state on a work-related trip and will be gone almost 2 weeks, and for her safety, we pray. **<Another one among us is also making plans to leave for out of state on the 26th. She and her husband do this every year; last year they had a terrible accident on their way home; we certainly don’t want a repeat!, and we pray. **<Remembering the family members who will be traveling back to their homes after a successful family meeting, and we pray.
For these and the many unspoken requests we pray all in Jesus name. Lord bless our homes. AMEN

Devotions @ 3 on 11-3-18

3 a.m. prayer:

Most gracious heavenly Father,

Proverbs continues in contrasting righteous and wicked. ALL SHOW – NO GO; SIMPLE is BETTER! “Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant than he who honors himself and lacks bread” (Proverbs 12:9). One’s image is worth little! (The combination of low rank and food on the table is better than pretended status with starvation.) This is a very relevant proverb in which we see two men. The first is despised by the world, for he does not make the splashy show the world values. He is a simple, hardworking man, who prefers peace and quiet at home to any worldly party or popularity. By hard work he has achieved a modest measure of comfort and success – he has a servant for companionship and labor. The second man is popular and flashy, always seeking the approval and limelight of the world. He moves in the popular circles in town and presents himself as charming and successful wherever he can. But his image is all show, for he is basically broke, especially if his debts were paid! Thinking work is beneath him, he lives mainly for image. The simple, honest man is better than the pretentious fool. So many fall victim to temptations: peer pressure is powerful; easy credit makes it possible to live beyond one’s means; and corrupt bankruptcy laws allow pretenders to start over when debtors claim their assets. True success is working hard, enjoying simple domestic pleasures, and living a contented and godly life. Modest possessions with love, peace, and righteousness are better than even wealth with trouble. Wise men ignore what the world thinks; they will NOT use foolish debt to buy nice things beyond their means. They choose the lower seat in public life. Frequent divorces, substance abuse, and dysfunctional lives expose the lifestyles of the rich and famous. The lie of image does NOT pay; it destroys men. The New Testament says: “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever” (1John 2:15-17). Many persons, especially the young, waste and wound their lives worrying about what others think, though it means nothing in terms of real value. What God thinks of you is far more important than what the world thinks. *****

//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 has a difficult time praying for others, we pray. (This is probably not the website they should be on! 🙂 
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*>NEW Prayer Requests: *>A dear lady had to take her 90 year old mother to the ER after a fall. Thankfully, nothing was broken, but the mother was diagnosed as having a bad sprain and needs to rest, and we pray. *>A friend is thankful for the healing of a man who had prostate cancer, now cured and we rejoice; and she now prays for 4 other friends who have cancer; 2 have stomach cancer and two have lung cancer, 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: **Update:>Remembering a dear man who suffers with progressive kidney cancer. He had a recent PET scan and has consulted with his oncologist regarding treatment options. The treatments which are available are known to adversely affect blood pressure and would make his current medication ineffective; so it is difficult to know how to proceed. A nurse will be coming out for a visit on Monday, the 5th; at which time those concerns and others will be addressed; too, the dear man’s energy level is very low, and we pray. **Update:>We continue to lift up a dear lady who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She has been receiving chemotherapy, but her tumor markers are back up, 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 an upcoming doctor’s appointment 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: **<Update:> A sister who worries about her 64 year old brother with epilepsy and is lonesome and prone to drinking excessively; however, he is doing well, hasn’t drank for a couple of weeks, and we rejoice, and for continued abstinence, 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: **<One among us is having recurring muscle spasms in her leg, and we pray.**<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 continues to have elevated blood pressure, and other symptoms. She has an appointment to see her doctor this coming Tuesday, November 6th. She also 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. Nervously she waits, but 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 with severe degenerative disease. 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 whose implanted defibrillator shows his heart is getting shocked back into rhythm. 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. **>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 tests which showed there is moderate plaque and she has very high cholesterol levels which puts her in danger of a stroke. She was prescribed medication and has to maintain a strict diet, and is to 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 Monday, November 5th, about her shoulder pain and immobility in her right arm, and we pray.**>UPDATE NEEDED:>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. 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, and we pray.**<Homebound: **Update:>One among us is disabled due to a previous stroke. She is grateful for the many prayer warriors who have bowed the knee on her behalf. Her leg is improving with less blistering; however, she continues to have inflammation and swelling, and for continued healing, we pray. **<Identity Crisis: **<A dear grandmother continues to pray for her 16 year old granddaughter who is struggling with gender identity, and the granddaughter is still wallowing in that lifestyle. However, it has affected the entire immediate and extended family; some have begun, attending Wednesday morning Bible study. Much can be said for the shared wisdom, love, and influence of a Christian grandparent; she continued to urge her granddaughter’s mother to begin attending church. It seemed to fall on deaf ears; but as time went on, the granddaughter’s behavior worsened, so much so, that the mother’s eyes were opened to her need for You, Lord. That mother has now gone to church twice with the grandmother, and plans to continue since she now knows You (God), are not punishing her for walking away from You. She now understands, You are a God of grace and forgiveness. The mother is planning to go again to worship You at church this Sunday; and for continued healing and restoration in this family, we pray. **<Infections/Injections/Injuries: **Update:<A dear wife prays for her husband who has been hospitalized after a bad fall. Tests revealed there was bleeding on the brain and he was given Vitamin K to counteract his prescribed blood thinner. He had another CT scan which showed a mass behind the pharynx. A biopsy was done yesterday, but the surgeon has not defined what it might be. The surrounding tissue is swollen and infected. Cultures could take up to 2 weeks for the results. The dear man continues to vomit which is likely a result of the head injury, and we pray. **<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,  now using a walker, moving very slowly doing better, but has to work very hard to move his legs, 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 dear man asked prayer after responding to an ad which turned out to be a scam! However, he still needs a job, 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 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.**Update:>One among us has been diagnosed with ADHD. While she manages to hold down a full time job with long hours, it has been very rough on her. She continues to have a heavy workload which is becoming heavier with increased hours, but it’s really taking a toll on her. She continues to suffer from fatigue and mental stress and is unsure whether or not she can hold up under the pressures of her demanding job. Although she would rather not, she may have to consider looking for another job, 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+: **UPDATE NEEDED:>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: **< Remembering the dear 49 year old woman who had a total hysterectomy on Wednesday, October 31st, she is doing well;  is expected to be off work for 3-8 weeks, and we pray. **<Remembering the elderly lady who 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. He may have to have a 5th surgery since he is still having double vision from that eye; will see a 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.**Update:>Remembering the dear man who had knee surgery on September 11th, while he remains hopeful that the continued physical therapy will help; he now has a bursa sac on the outside of his knee and is having a difficult time bending the knee. He will again be seeing his surgeon at the end of the month, and for continued healing, we pray.
**<Surgeries/Upcoming: **<A dear man prays for a friend who has stage 5 renal prostate cancer. He is scheduled for surgery today and is holding onto hope that a donor’s kidney will be available, and we pray. **<A dear lady who has suffered with knee pain and injections is planning to have knee replacement surgery, and has an appointment to consult with a specialist on the 29th, 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. **<One among us is making plans to leave for out of state on the 26th. She and her husband do this every year; last year they had a terrible accident on their way home; we certainly don’t want a repeat!, and we pray
For these and the many unspoken requests we pray all in Jesus name. Lord bless our homes. AMEN

Devotions @ 3 on 11-2-18

3 a.m. prayer:

Most gracious heavenly Father,

Continuing in Proverbs to compare righteous and wicked lives. YOU are WISE or YOU are FOOLISH! “A man will be praised according to his insight, but one of perverse mind will be despised” (Proverbs 12:8). (People speak well of one who has insight and acts wisely, but they have nothing but contempt for one who has no principles.) Well, what is a perverse person? One who thinks, speaks, and acts wrongly; doesn’t care what others think of him, has a foolish approach to life, is contrary, unreasonable, ignorant of wisdom, obstinate, impulsive, irritating, and offensive; neither fears nor loves God, has no desire or regard for godliness or holiness; that person will be despised. On the other hand, wisdom works and will bring you honor. This has nothing to do with intelligence; education is not the issue. All that matters is wisdom. Well, what is wisdom? The power and ability of good and right judgement, and knowing just what to do in a variety of conditions. One who has wisdom sees a situation and responds the way in which God would expect. He/she has knowledge and understanding, is discreet and prudent, has foresight, is fair and kind, and exalts mercy and truth. Well, just how does one go about obtaining this wisdom? It starts by fearing God, then adding His commandments and His hatred of evil, avoiding even a little folly for it can quickly cause your wisdom to stink! (See Ecclesiastes 10:1.) Wisdom is freely offered in the book of Proverbs and the rest of the Bible. The opportunity is there for anyone who is willing to read and learn. A day is coming when the Lord Jesus will judge all men; every life will be examined by Him and nothing will be hidden. He will commend some and despise others. The wise who obeyed His word will hear Him say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21). Those who have been foolish will hear, “I never knew you, depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:23). On that judgement day, will you be commended or despised? The choice is yours! *****

//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 wisdom, we pray.
NOTE**:>Thank you to those who have already followed through with this: Changes are coming!:> It is requested & necessary for everyone to sign-up HERE, on this page! All who wish to continue having these devotions; and to receive via email, click at the bottom right-hand side of this devotion @: “Follow ”, and put in your name and email address. If you have signed up but still are not receiving these devotions in your emails, please let me know. For prayer requests and/or updates, leave a note in the comment section at the bottom of this devotion, OR, if you are a member, at the Message Center for Devotions @ 3 which is: https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/KittyeSharron
*>NEW Prayer Requests: *>A dear lady who has suffered with knee pain and injections is planning to have knee replacement surgery. She has an appointment to consult with a specialist on the 29th, and we pray.*>A dear wife prays for her husband who has been hospitalized after a bad fall. Tests reveal there is bleeding on the brain and he has been given 4 vials of Vitamin K to counteract his prescribed blood thinner. He had another CT scan yesterday; and a mass was found behind the pharynx. He is scheduled for a biopsy today, and we pray*> One among us is having recurring muscle spasms in her leg, and we pray.*>A dear man prays for a friend who has stage 5 renal prostate cancer. He is scheduled for surgery tomorrow and prays that a kidney will be found within the next 24 hours, 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: **UPDATE NEEDED:>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. **Update:>An aunt prays for her niece who continues to have elevated blood pressure, and other symptoms. She has an appointment to see her doctor this coming Tuesday, November 6th. She also 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 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. **>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 is to 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 Monday, November 5th, about her shoulder pain and immobility in her right arm, and we pray.**>UPDATE NEEDED:>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. 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, and we pray.**<Homebound: **UPDATE NEEDED:>One among us is disabled due to a previous stroke, and we pray. **<Identity Crisis: **Update:>A dear grandmother continues to pray for her 16 year old granddaughter who is struggling with gender identity, and the granddaughter is still wallowing in that lifestyle. However, it has affected the entire immediate and extended family; some have begun, attending Wednesday morning Bible study. Much can be said for the shared wisdom, love, and influence of a Christian grandparent; she continued to urge her granddaughter’s mother to begin attending church. It seemed to fall on deaf ears; but as time went on, the granddaughter’s behavior worsened, so much so, that the mother’s eyes were opened to her need for You, Lord. That mother has now gone to church twice with the grandmother, and plans to continue since she now knows You (God), are not punishing her for walking away from You. She now understands, You are a God of grace and forgiveness. The mother is planning to go again to worship You at church this Sunday, and we rejoice; and for continued healing in this family, we pray. **<Infections/Injections/Injuries: **Update:>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 doing better, but has to work very hard to move his legs, 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:**Update:<A dear man asked prayer after responding to an ad for a job opportunity to partner alongside a fellow Christian; but it turned out to be a scam! However, he still needs a job, 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 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.**UPDATE NEEDED:>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+: **Update Needed:>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 on Wednesday, October 31st and went home yesterday. 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. **<Update:>Remembering the dear man who had another surgery to remove recurring growths from under his tongue; he is now back to work, doing well, even thinking about retiring, and we rejoice. ** Remembering the elderly lady who 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. 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

Devotions @ 3 on 11-1-18

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.
NOTE**:>Thank you to those who have already followed through with this: Changes are coming!:> It is requested & necessary for everyone to sign-up HERE, on this page! All who wish to continue having these devotions; and to receive via email, click at the bottom right-hand side of this devotion @: “Follow ”, and put in your name and email address. If you have signed up but still are not receiving these devotions in your emails, please let me know. For prayer requests and/or updates, leave a note in the comment section at the bottom of this devotion, OR, if you are a member, at the Message Center for Devotions @ 3 which is: https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/KittyeSharron
*>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

Devotions @ 3 on 10-31-18

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.
NOTE**:>Thank you to those who have already followed through with this: Changes are coming!:> It is requested & necessary for everyone to sign-up HERE, on this page! All who wish to continue having these devotions; and to receive via email, click at the bottom right-hand side of this devotion @: “Follow ”, and put in your name and email address. If you have signed up but still are not receiving these devotions in your emails, please let me know. For prayer requests and/or updates, leave a note in the comment section at the bottom of this devotion, OR, if you are a member, at the Message Center for Devotions @ 3 which is: https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/KittyeSharron
*>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

Devotions @ 3 on 10-30-18

3 a.m. prayer:

Most gracious heavenly Father,

Proverbs continues to compare righteous and wicked lifestyles. WHO is in THE REFLECTION WHICH is LOOKING BACK at YOU? “The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful” (Proverbs 12:5). (The goals of the righteous are honorable, and, just as surely, the plans of the wicked are deceitful.) In other words, a man’s aims are a mirror of his character. The New Testament says: “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart” (Luke 6:45). (Your thoughts prove your real character. You make the choice every day to be right or wicked.) One who is morally pure and spiritually healthy can bring forth blessings for others out of the good treasure of his heart. On the other hand, one who is basically impure only brings forth evil. But, like a child, one’s heart needs to be taught right from wrong. We must teach our own hearts and guard our choices, for the world is corrupt and will attempt to lead us toward insane and wicked ideas. To become a man/woman of godly character: pray; confess your sins; and ask God to fill your mind with right thinking. Read the bible daily and make today your best day of thoughts! *****

//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 resolve a conflict, we pray.
NOTE**:>Thank you to those who have already followed through with this: Changes are coming!:> It is requested & necessary for everyone to sign-up HERE, on this page! All who wish to continue having these devotions; and to receive via email, click at the bottom right-hand side of this devotion @: “Follow ”, and put in your name and email address. If you have signed up but still are not receiving these devotions in your emails, please let me know. For prayer requests and/or updates, leave a note in the comment section at the bottom of this devotion, OR, if you are a member, at the Message Center for Devotions @ 3 which is: https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/KittyeSharron
*>NEW Prayer Requests: *> A dear widow is having trouble with her knee and has an appointment with the specialist next month, and we pray. *> A dear mother prays for her son to be able to quit smoking. He has a condition which is further exasperated by smoking, and we pray. *>One among us was recently able to convince many in her extended family to have genetic testing for a highly hereditary condition, and we rejoice, and for those who will be tested, we pray. *>A dear lady whose husband has recently passed away desperately needs a job with benefits. She dreads it, but is going to ask for help from the Social Security office. She asks prayer that the person she talks to will be understanding and helpful, and we pray.
**<PREVIOUS Prayer Requests: <**Addiction: **>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.**Update:>A dear lady prayed for her daughter-in-law’s aged grandfather who was under Hospice care; he has since passed away. Praying now for his devoted wife of 60+ years as she prepares to take his ashes to their hometown, and we pray. **<Battling Cancer: **Update:<A dear wife prayed for her husband who had a rare, aggressive cancer (appendiceal adenocarcinoma), which had spread to his lungs; the dear man has since passed away, and for his family, we pray. **>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. Although she is receiving chemotherapy she was able to travel out of state recently and enjoy a family reunion, and we rejoice, and for continued healing, we pray. **<Battling Disease:**<A stepmother prays for her stepdaughter who has been diagnosed with stage 4 liver fibrosis and may need a transplant, and we pray.** Biopsy/Testing Results: Update:>A son-in-law prayed for his mother-in-law who was awaiting results from a biopsy which was done on the 9th when her gallbladder was removed; good results came back: no cancer, and we rejoice. **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, etc.) all silently missing the presence of their loved ones, and we pray. **<Health Issues/Problems: UPDATE NEEDED**>An aunt prays for her niece who experiences problems with high blood pressure. It has gone down, but 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 has an appointment to have genetic testing today, October 30th. Her father, too, will be seeing his primary doctor for a referral to the same genetic testing center. They want to find out if they have inherited the rare gene, linked to cancer and numerous conditions, which runs rampant in their family, and we pray. **Update>: In that same extended family, two brothers awaited the results of their genetic testing to find out whether or not they had inherited the same mutated gene. Results are in: one tested negative, and we rejoice; however, the other tested positive, and we pray.**<A dear lady prays for others but has multiple health issues herself, and we pray. **Update:< 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 +: **Update:<A dear lady prays for her aged father who has an implanted defibrillator. Recent reports have shown that several times 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, and we pray. **<UPDATE NEEDED: A wife continues to pray for her dear 80 year old husband who has only 25% heart function. The dear man was scheduled for a heart catherization on Thursday, October 25th, 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 is still 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. **<Help Needed**Update:<A dear widow was having trouble with her car and needed to have it repaired; her brother-in-law was able to fix it, and we rejoice.**<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 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 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 lady prayed for her brother-in-law with an infection in his leg. He had a successful surgery, is now home, on antibiotics and doing well, and we rejoice, and for continued healing, we pray.**>Update:> Remembering the dear man who had another surgery to remove recurring growths from under his tongue. Results from the biopsy show benign, no cancer, and we rejoice, and for continued healing, we pray. **>Update:> The elderly lady who battles numerous health problems had a successful Bi-femoral artery bypass on the 17th. Her wound is almost completely healed and she is walking with no pain in her foot, and we rejoice, and for continued healing, we pray. **> A dear 49 year old woman is scheduled for a total hysterectomy tomorrow, October 31st. She is expected to be off work for 3-8 weeks, and we pray. **<Continuing to remember 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 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: One among us recently had safe travels when she went out of state for a family reunion, and we rejoice.
For these and the many unspoken requests we pray all in Jesus name. Lord bless our homes. AMEN