Please remember that RZIM Connect is a public website available to anyone. Any prayer requests you mention could easily be found and read by your employer, family members, and/or friends. Therefore, please be especially careful and respectful in how you mention prayer requests for yourself or other people.
Carson & I dialogued on the issue of privacy for others who may be reading your post and it could get back to the person - the jerk or the creep or the ungodly creature that we are praying for. For them to hear that kind of terminology in describing them would be devastating and could implode upon all of the prayer for that individual. Thus, we agreed that I would post this privacy reminder as the preface of each prayer thread.
Having said that, I hope this does not inhibit us to post prayer requests or to give more details to enable effective prayer. Prayer is so badly needed. Please don’t let me stop you from posting.
I’m not sure how Carson and others would feel about this but even when I am talking with another about an individual, a way that the Lord has protected me from gossiping is that, in my mind, I envision the one being talked about sitting in the chair next to me, hearing every word that I am saying about them. Could I be justified in explaining to them my comment?
Brothers and Sister, this sounds like a terribly judgmental statement, but I think that Christians can be guilty of gossip in the name of prayer. We get into the dirty laundry because we want to hear more. “I’m telling you this because I know that you will pray” we say as we use prayer as our tool to gossip. I am not pointing the finger at you - it includes me or I would not need my device I created to be careful what I say about others.
Please remember about the prayer conference calls this afternoon and Thursday mornings. For exact details please refer to last week’s prayer thread entitled "Colossians 3:13-14 Prayer. Maybe I should just have a post weekly of what options we have to pray together. Any thoughts on that would be helpful.
-For direction for Nancy & I with our lodge as well as the Philippines and other ministries.
-For Jun & Regina. Jun is tired, discouraged and I know, financially tight.
-Nancy & I are going this week to Israel for two weeks
-Poor, depressed Jonathan, one of our sons, who so needs Jesus as well as one of our daughters
Kara, who we have been praying for and is beginning to go to church and is surrounded by Christians
at work (PRAISE!) but needs to see for herself that Christianity involves a relationship with Jesus.