5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:5-7 (NIV)
This is a great passage to keep in mind. I actually learned it set to a tune by Integrity Music Scripture Memory Songs. They are a great way to hide some Scripture in your heart and mind. Whether you use music or not, it is important to take the time to study and memorize Scripture!
In case you do not have enough to pray for, I am going to let you take a little peek into my list. Feel free to share your prayer concerns in the comment section. Keep it to first names and you can include the state/country if you want. Don’t be too wrapped up in explaining the story because we know God knows and sees the whole picture so a sentence or two will do. I don’t want anyone to compromise anyone else’s privacy.
Sara in Nebraska–scheduled for hip surgery today, 5/12. Pray for accuracy of the medical team, successful surgery, and speedy recovery.
Ken in Colorado–has had several major heart procedures done this Spring following a heart attack. Pray for patience and recovery.
Karolina in Hungary–needs to fix up and sell an apartment in Hungary so she can return to college in August.
Justin in Ohio–is on a great mental and physical growth spurt! Yay! Justin is 8 and has autism. Please keep his whole family lifted up in prayer.
Joe in Texas–is patiently waiting for a full-time job to fully support his family. In the meantime the entire family unit is working together to get through this long bout of underemployment.
A struggling daughter of a dear friend–recently was beat up by her live in boyfriend. Pray for her wisdom, courage, safety, and much better boundaries overall.
Emily in IN–has recently completed all chemo and radiation for breast cancer. Pray for continued cancer-free reports.
May God bless your week!
5 thoughts on “Prayer and Petition”
pray for my kids as they finish the school year, and Luke prepares to go to high school in Minnesota. pray also for our adjustment to divorce, and for growing success of our Christian drug/alcohol treatment center (Lighted Path Recovery Services).
Definitely a time of adjustments for your family. Keeping each of you in prayer!
Pray that our paperwork in Haiti will be complete in 3 weeks so I can have a meeting @ the US embassy to further along our adoption process. We are waiting on 1 piece of paperwork!
I bet your whole family is bursting with anticipation!!!