Things have evolved in these threads that make many of you in this prayer thread wonder what does Colossians 3 & 4 have to do with it. Let me just take a moment to explain in order to solve the mystery.
Initially, we had a memorization thread. It still exists under the same title as this post without the word “Prayer.” Out of that close group, as we memorized together, we began being interested in each other’s lives and so began this thread with the same post name but having the additional word “prayer” added to it to make it a prayer thread and not a memorization thread. Hence, some are memorizing or following along with these chapters and are also praying in this thread. Others are only in the memorization thread while others just in this thread.
The intention of this thread is to pray but not where prayer is dropped down and the author of it disappears. Rather, we are sustained in prayer for each other. Thus, we need weekly updates or prayer requests just evaporate - we never knew what happened. If we have to post and re-post the same requests, we will as we desire sustained, focused and concerted prayer.
Please join us but please stay with us. We will pray for you. This group is exceptional in that regard. I’m not being facetious but, say you write saying that you needed a job. We don’t chant, “Oh Lord, please give Ebenezer a job. Amen” Done. No, we go into our prayer closets with your needs and ask the Holy Spirit to guide us as we pray for you.
We also need you to pray. The church needs prayer. I guarantee that if all 96 of us prayed for these prayer requests listed each week - for as long or as short as you feel led to pray for the requests weekly - this list would dwindle. Prayer is not my idea. I still don’t even know exactly what it is. All I am sure of is that Jesus commands it. This is not just me or my thing, but it is for all believers. So please join me in prayer as I ask you for the following:
-One of my sons Jonathan, who has gotten sarcastic about Christianity, as well as a daughter Kara, who doesn’t know Jesus, but because of prayer, is beginning to go to church, are coming home for a week from California on Monday. Please pray for our time together. That we wouldn’t preach but rather, move out of the way and let the Holy Spirit speak.
-Jun & Regina have had another earthquake in the Philippines where they live in Mindanao. The enemy will not quit because their variety of ministries are so vital.
-That Jesus would deepen my prayer life and that I would hear Him more definitely in so many areas regarding my life.