Prayers for the Week – The Bible

Bible

The Bible is the Word of God!

Hello my friends, and welcome to this week’s Prayers for the Week post.  Today we are going to talk about the Bible, what it is, what it means for us, and why we sometimes can understand it and why we sometimes can’t.

The Bible is…

  1. First and foremost, the Bible is the Word of God.  In it, He tells us how we were made, how the heavens and the earth were made, and what we are to do.
  2. It is our strength when we need it.  Just read some of your verses on strength and you will instantly be renewed.
  3. It is our hope.
  4. The Bible is the ultimate love story, the story of God’s love for us, so much that He sent His Son to die for our sins.
  5. Lastly, the Bible tells us our path to salvation, how we can live forever with God in Heaven.

I could go on and on what the Bible is, but in reality, the simple answer is this: The Bible is the Truth.  When you are down and out on life, when you feel like it is never going to get better, or when you feel like life is the best it has ever been, open the book, read the Bible, and find out that the fallen world we live in is not the end, but just a path on our journey.

Prayer Requests and Praises…

  • My friend Lisa left this update and prayer request on our Facebook page. Here is what she wrote:Wonderful verse! My husband Matt is still undergoing chemotherapy for his second brain tumor. He takes it for 5 days, then off for 23 and that cycle continues through most of 2014. He has a great attitude through it all! Our oldest son, Lake, who will be 16 next week, made two trips to the ER suffering two migraines last week – new for him. His cat scan blood work were normal so we’re helping him with this by making sure he eats properly, stays hydrated and sleeps enough. You can imagine the scare that was with his dad’s illness! Thank you & God bless.

    Please pray for Matt and Lake as they battle their conditions, and for Lisa for her strength, peace, and comfort as she helps out her family. Thanks!
  • My friend Joyce needs prayers. Here is what she wrote:PRAYERS NEED!!!!My husband needs prayers right now. he shows signs of a stroke. he refused to go on rescue squad or let us carry him to hospital. I know it is Gods will not mind but I do want to spends lots more years with him. he is sleeping right now. I prayed over him and I need your help with prayers.

    Please pray with me: Heavenly Father, we know that you know what is going on with Your Servant Joyce. Please be with her and her husband, and heal what ails him. She is scared, Lord, so please let Your Peace descend upon her and her husband, and guide them in their journey forward. Please also grand her and her husband the Strength, Comfort, and Love to get through this, and if it is Your Will, allow him to get the medical treatment that he needs. It is in the name of Your Son Jesus that we pray. Amen!
  • Please continue to pray for my friend Dee and her medical conditions, and please continue to pray for her Father-in-Law Jim.  The mass is cancer, and the medical team is working on treatment options now, so please continue to lift them all up on your prayers for healing, Peace, Comfort, and Strength in the days, weeks, and months ahead.  Thank you all for your prayers!

And now my friends, we close out our prayers for the week by praying the prayer that Jesus taught us all to pray. Please pray with me:

Our Father, who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy Will be done,
On earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our Daily Bread,
And forgive us our Trespasses,
as we forgive those who Trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory,
Forever and ever. Amen.

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9 thoughts on “Prayers for the Week – The Bible

  1. We had a comment left on a past prayer post by Junya — I’m leaving it here so that we can all pray for it. Here is what they wrote:

    im a long haul driver sick of being atktaced through pornographic images every where, it is wearing me down physically and spiritually, it is affecting my prayer life and thus my abilityas a spiritual leader and protecter of my family. this one is not the ordinary daily temptations but all out brazzen attacks that are also manifesting themselfs in physically impossible acts such as beams leaning on the truck lifting up and hitting me . im calling for any prayer warriors on this one

    Please pray for them, for God’s mighty hand to take care of these problems in their life, that they would be able to resist the temptations from pornography, and that they would find the strength within to withstand the physical and spiritual attacks on them. Thank you everyone!

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  2. We have received a prayer request from one of our readers, Kelley, who needs prayers for her son Brandon. Here is what she wrote on Facebook:

    Please lift up prayers for my 9 yr old son, Brandon. We just recently found out he has 2 congenital heart defects.

    And here is my reply to Kelley. Please pray for these things for her and Brandon and all of their family during this time of need:

    Kelley, I’m sorry for your son’s heart conditions, but rest assured that we will pray for God’s Healing touch to come upon him, as well as Peace, Comfort, Strength, and Love to descend upon all of you in your time of need. I’m going to transfer this to the blog so that we can see it and pray for Brandon throughout the week. Please feel free to let me know how he is doing or if there is anything else we can do!

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  3. We have been praying for little Rebecca, the five year old girl who was fighting brain cancer. You may remember reading about her in our Palm Sunday prayer post. Well, I am saddened to report to you that my friend Amy let me know that Rebecca passed away on her 6th birthday. Here is what I wrote back to Amy, and I urge you to continue your prayers along this line please.

    Oh Amy I am sorry for all your loss. It feels as if our children are being taken earlier and earlier in life these days. I will continue to pray for all of you – for God’s Peace, Comfort, Strength, and most of all, His Love to come down on all of you in this most difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that Rebecca is in Heaven, that she knows no suffering and pain any more, and that she is smiling down on you, keeping tabs on you. I’ll post a comment for the family, thank you for sharing with me.

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  4. My friend Michelle is in need of some prayers. Here is what she wrote on Facebook:

    Need prayers please. I’m still in the hospital. Dr. Was just in. News is not good. Sitting here crying. Could use some prayers and positive thoughts…….

    Please pray with me:

    Heavenly Father, we do not know what is wrong with Michelle — but we know that You do, and that you are with her even as we speak. Please have Your Peace descend upon Michelle so that she may know the Comfort that you can provide. Please give her Your Strength to endure the medical issues that she is facing, and please remind her of Your Love for her. If it is Your Will, Lord, please heal her of the issues that are attacking her, so that she may know the Glory of God even more. It is in the name of Your Son Jesus that we pray. Amen.

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  5. My friend Sherry needs our prayers. Here is what she wrote on Facebook:

    ENT says virus has damaged my inner ear. Series of steroid shots in my ear starting tomorrow to try and salvage hearing, but no guarantees. I am quite worried so I could use all the prayers you could send me.

    Please pray for her healing, for her doctor’s skill, for the medicine to do what it needs to do, and for God’s Peace, Comfort, and Strength to descend upon Sherry during it all. Thanks!

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    • Sherry has given us an update, here is what she wrote:

      Hearing has improved and second shot done-it’s progress!!! Thanks so much for all the prayers and support-it means the world to me!

      Please keep praying, thanks for all your prayers so far, it’s making a difference! Keep it up!

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  6. Please pray for my friend Norman. Norman just went through hip replacement surgery. Here is what was written on Facebook:

    I want to share with you that I’ve just talked with Norman’s surgeon, and his total hip replacement went well. He said that Norman is in recovery now and should be in his room in a few hours.

    Please pray for a strong recovery for Norman, that he would be well soon, and that he is up and about again very soon. Thanks!

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  7. Please pray for my friend Brooke, who’s son has been ill. He had to have an unexpected procedure today, and while we don’t know the details, we do know that he is doing better. Here is what Brooke wrote on Facebook:

    We are home. I can’t go into details but he is doing well. Your prayers have been answered and are greatly appreciated. Keep ’em coming, esp. for deep sleep tonight (for us all!) and pain management over the next few days.

    Please pray for their comfort, healing, strength, and for God’s Peace to descend upon their family. Thank you very much!

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  8. Great news regarding my cousin Barb and her husband Tim! You may remember that Tim has been fighting cancer. Here is the latest update on his condition:

    I apologize for the lack of updates, but I finally have great news to share! Tim is Cancer Free! After 8 sessions of chemo, which were pretty rough on him, he is feeling better now, and could not be happier to have gotten this news today! We have an appointment to have the chemo port removed next week! Now, we just have to get rid of the **** drain tube! Yes, he still has the drain tube (since October!). Hopefully, it will be out soon! Thank you all for your support and prayers during the most difficult year of our lives!

    Please praise God for Tim and Barb and for His healing of Tim’s cancer! Also, please keep them in your prayers that there wouldn’t be any setbacks, and also please pray for everyone else that has cancer. Thanks!

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