... to God be the glory!
... to God be the glory!
PRAYING FOR OTHERS – ASK, SEEK, AND KNOCK
Prayer Warriors, let’s pray for one another today! Let’s lay it out there, what do you need prayer for today? I like to encourage prayer because it is our opportunity to have a conversation with God about things that matter to us, to others, and most importantly to Him.
I want to get us started with a couple of verses below, but first, you should know that these verses are not just any verses – they are verses one of our “Prayer Warriors” wrote out for us. She chooses to stay anonymous, but the amount of love and care she took needs to be shared. She wrote out 60 handwritten scriptures, then prayed over us with each one, and then placed each one in a separate sealed envelope for us to open each day. We are like little kids at Christmas as we select one each day to see what encouragement God has for us.
Luke 11:9-10 NIV, “I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Let me summarize these verses … Jesus is telling us to never, never, never give up in pursuing God. Sometimes we make it too easy to give up. We throw down a couple of halfhearted prayers and conclude that God cannot be found. Then we quit. If anyone knows me, they know it is not in my vernacular to quit. It isn’t over until it’s over … and that’s never. My mode of operation in everything I do is to strive on with resilience. Resilience means the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. To know God takes faith, focus, and follow-through, and Jesus assures us that we will be rewarded. How is your follow-through? Mine isn’t always the best, but it is certainly getting better as I submit to the Spirit. It causes me to pursue Him, praise Him and give Him thanks. Sometimes, I never get around to sharing my needs and desires. How crazy is that? Taking time with Him draws us into Him and builds our relationship with Him. Keep pursing Him. Never cease.
I would like to suggest and call us to prayer for others. List their name and a summary of their situation; if you have their approval and let us all join in!
LET’S PRAY FOR OTHERS
Meg Muhlinghause & Family
Stephanie and I have known Meg and Greg since they moved here from Midland, Tx. Our daughter, Heather and Janie were one of 10 that ran around together throughout high school and college and still do today. Our son Ryan and Matt were tied at the hip for so many years and are still friends today.
Meg Muhlinghause was diagnosed with a brain lesion which is glioma. Meg had been experiencing numbness on the left inside of her mouth and assumed it was either a sinus infection or TMJ. She had an MRI on December 23rd and the pre-biopsy opinion was that it was a glioma. The biopsy on February 15th confirmed the diagnosis. Meg started radiation treatment on March 8th and chemo on March 9th. She has radiation Monday – Friday and chemo every day for six weeks.
Meg is married to Greg and they have been married for 33 years. They have two children, Janie, last year residency in pediatrics and Matt, engineering student at OU.
Janie stated, “Even though this has been one of the hardest things our family has ever gone through, it has truly been one of the greatest faith building things that we have ever gone through and has brought us even closer to God. We can't imagine going through this without God holding us every step of the way. God has always been a big part of our lives, but it doesn't even compare to how much now. We are all very positive and optimistic about this and every day is truly a treasure, but we have all the confidence in the world that Mom is going to be okay.”
Prayer: Father God, I pray for complete healing over Meg. I pray that her body is generating good cells at a rapid rate and heal her. I pray for the glioma to be eliminated and non-existent. I pray for her endurance while taking treatment. I pray for her dependence on you during her healing. May her spirit be quieted and at peace. I also pray for Greg as a husband and as a father. May he be comforted and know that you are with him as he leads this charge with Meg. May he trust God with Meg’s healing. May he also be there for Janie and Matt to encourage them and build them up. May his thundering laugh be at the center of every get together. May the joy ring out loudly for all to hear as they celebrate their trust and love for You. May they know that they are all loved greatly and that many Prayer Warriors are praying for them. #PrayerWarriorsMatter! Calling all prayer warriors to pray for Meg, Greg, Janie, and Matt.
Post your prayers for others by hitting reply. Please note, you do not need to put your email address or a website, your name and prayer are all that are needed.
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