What can be more encouraging to me than to have believers coming together to figure out more ways to gather together to pray? What an amazing bunch you are!
Please realize that tossing around the ways to gather together is not meant to be burdensome but to have more opportunities. Right now, there are some of us that meet in our own home at the same time - Mondays at 2:30 PM CDT. To expand those options does not mean more groups to join but to see one as fitting into your schedule. As it is, many cannot make it at that hour. Than add to that the opportunity to literally pray together by a conference call. Once again, multiple options does not mean we sign up for all of them so now we have more commitments. Rather, it just gives more options.
Luna had asked if we could do more than one. I think it’d be best if the conference call that Catherine offered would be at a time and day that she would suggest. It would be great if we could have another option depending on the time or day of the week. Someone else who would know how to handle conference calls could do another time. With any suggestions, it’d be good if those interested would say what would work for them and make an effort to follow through to day & hour, but not feel that it is a burden. There will be times that it doesn’t work - we are gone, sick, an appointment etc. I am wordy and yet I feel that I’m still coming off a little fuzzy.I hope I am adequately conveying what we have discussed.
Having said this, a very, very critical thought was emailed to me. What was conveyed to me was this important reminder: “One thing I would like for us to keep in mind is that the prayer team is assaulting the enemies kingdom. The enemy is going to do all he can to cause division… Praying God’s protection and covering. Must mean we are impacting our enemy!!” Excellent point dear saint!
So please, let’s get moving accordingly, OK?
My prayer for the week:
-The lodge is in a critical state where we have found it necessary to not having any option but to shut down offering daily breakfast because of a lack of staff. We have not been able to find any more qualified people available. Nancy and I are very tired and still sorting out where the Lord is leading us after 40 years of running our lodge on Lake Superior.
-We still desire prayer for two of our children - Jonathan & Kara’s relationship with Jesus. However see the praise below!!
-Kara has found a job that she loves in the LA area and she and her boyfriend are beginning to go to a Free Church! Jesus is not on the tip of her tongue but I praise God that He would envelop her heart and also her boyfriend’s whom she is serious about.
-For the fact that Jesus chose me and He has become my best Friend. I really love my Jesus so much! Memorization was so instrumental to this relationship.That love could always grow in its intensity until I see Him face-to-face!
-I need to say how grateful I am for Kelly, who has been in prayer with me since this group’s beginning two years ago. I hate to single any one out but she has been a faithful sister through dry times. There is also another precious sister that I Skype with to pray. I could not have any closer friends, except for my life partner and dearest mate, Nancy. And with marriages crumbling around me, I thank Jesus for my Nancy, who sat by my bedside for 7 months when I was in my firefighting accident that paralyzed me. She has been one with me for 46 years. We are getting old but we feel like spring chickens!