Prayer & Praise Monday – February 4, 2013

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes


(from “10,000 Reasons/Bless the Lord” by Matt Redman)

It’s a new week and a new opportunity to serve the Lord with gladness!  May we all be singing when evening comes…or better yet, when weekend comes! This song has been blessing my household lately and I’ve been humming it all morning. If you haven’t heard the song, you can watch a Youtube version with lyrics HERE. Pretty powerful worship!

We’ve got just three prayer requests this week. Please join us at the Throne of Grace as we lift these needs up to the Lord:

• Please pray for my dear friend and former teaching partner, Ree. Ree was scheduled to have hip replacement surgery today but then fell over the weekend and broke her wrist. The surgery has to be rescheduled while she heals. Ree is one of the amazing prayer warriors behind the ministry of Throne of Grace and we are so grateful for her faithful prayers on our behalf! It is a privilege to be able to lift her up in her time of need. Please pray for a quick healing and relief from the pain. Pray for Ree to have trust in God’s sovereignty over the timing of the hip surgery and for the doctors to care for her skillfully. Pray also that God will care for every one of Ree’s needs during this time of being out-of-commission – she is very active in her church, community, and family and has many responsibilities!

• Please pray for my sister, Emmy. As Deb mentioned in her post last week about Surviving Infertility (HERE), Emmy is putting on a 1-day conference this coming Saturday, the 9th, for women (and husbands) who have experienced the pain of infertility and/or the challenges of adoption. Emmy will be sharing her personal story of how God has carried her through this trial. She has a heart to help others learn how they can glorify God through difficult circumstances. Pray for the other speakers, as well, who will be teaching in various break-out sessions on the ethics of infertility treatments, miscarriage and infant loss, international adoption, and more. Many attendees will be coming to the conference from all over the country and we pray that those who do not know the Lord will be drawn into a relationship with Him as they hear the testimonies. You can read more about the conference and get tickets at ChooseJoyEvent.com.

• Throne of Grace will all be in attendance at the conference this weekend, as well. Please pray that God would use our presence and our products to glorify Him and spread His Word! We have created a brand-new set of scripture cards for the event, “God’s Word for Choosing Joy” and will be giving these away to many hurting hearts at the conference. Pray God would allow us to complete production of these gifts (We’ve had many obstacles to getting them done! Seems like spiritual warfare!). Pray that they would be placed in just the right hands of those guests who need the encouragement of God’s Word!

We would consider it a great privilege to be able to pray for YOU! If you have a need we can join you in taking before the Lord, or if you have an exciting praise to share, feel free to email us through the link on this website or at:


And, if we’ve already been praying for you, we’d love to hear an update! Requests received by noon Friday will be posted the following Monday.



  1. Prayers continue…

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