“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
(Ephesians 3:14-19 NIV)
Who do you know that needs these verses prayed over them today? Let’s resolve to be prayer warriors in 2013 – interceding before the Throne of Grace on behalf of the hurting hearts in our lives. Here are the prayers and praises for this week…
• Jacob, our friend battling Hodgkin’s Disease had another PET scan this past Friday. Hopefully he will hear the results on that in the next few days and will know whether more chemo is needed or whether they can move on to radiation treatments. Jacob’s mom, Lori, reports that Jacob is very weak and tired but that his spirits remain good. Bless his heart! He is also falling behind in his school work, which is rough at the high school level! Please pray that God would give him energy and motivation to keep up with the work and retain the knowledge as he learns. The chemo drugs make it very difficult to concentrate!
• Praise the Lord with me for the birth of this beautiful baby girl! Introducing my niece, Kate Ellyn, born December 19, 2012 to my sister-in-law Shelley. Kate is baby girl #3! Please pray for Shelley as she heals from her third C-section and for a smooth transition this week as her husband goes back to work. My brother-in-law is a fire fighter so when he is at work he is gone for 3 days! Shelley would also love prayer for her middle daughter, Aubree, as she adjust to not being the baby. She has had some difficulty sleeping and is teething, so Aubree is not at her best! 🙂
• Another praise is that after deliberation, the cancer board at our local hospital has decided that my dad’s melanoma appears to be totally removed! He will have a follow-up with the dermatologist soon and then a re-check in about 6 months to make sure everything is looking good. We are thankful for the Lord’s graciousness!
• Pray for some opportunities to share your personal stories of how God has worked in your life this week with a friend who needs to hear God’s Truth. Those opportunities abound, but I think sometimes it is only when we are asking the Lord to bring us those moments that our eyes are opened to see them when they come!
Have a great week! Leave us a comment to let us know how we can be praying for YOU!