Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Pray, Pray, Pray!

Prayer is powerful. Prayer works. God wants us to pour out our hearts to Him. He cares. He delights in us. He delights even in the little details of our lives. There is nothing about our life that is insignificant to Him. He is our Father, and He loves us. He wants to be intimately involved. We know that Jesus prayed. In Hebrews 5:7 it says, “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.” In John 15, Jesus prayed for us! In Hebrews 7:25 it says that Jesus lives to intercede for us. We are to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for us.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Prayer can be done anywhere and at any time. While doing dishes, driving, in the shower, lying awake in bed, cooking, doing chores, while on hold on the telephone, exercising...we are to pray continuously. Let’s strive to incorporate prayer into every aspect of our daily life. God LOVES prayer, but more than that, He LOVES the heart of the one praying. Give Him your heart and let’s pray!

We want to be covered in prayer while we are in Africa. Everywhere we go, everything we say, everything we do, we want the path to already be paved in prayer. Praying is hard work, but it may be the most important part of this entire trip. Know and believe that the Holy Spirit is alive and working and accomplishing His purposes. There are no coincidences... We want God to be lining up every single person we will come into contact with, at every specific moment. Please join us in praying and let’s wait in excited anticipation for the outpouring of God’s answers. This is for God’s glory, for His pleasure. It is His will.

Pray for...
Katie to be appointed the same court date as Christopher's
Our health—no cold, flu, stomach problems...
Not one mosquito bite
Safe, smooth, and on-time travel whether by plane, car, boda boda, bus, piki…
Safe food and clean drinking water
That our belongings, supplies, money would be kept safe
God would show us who to bless with our supplies and Bibles
God would protect us everywhere we go
Get good sleep and no bad dreams (which can be common with the malaria medicine, stress, etc.)
That there would be unity and a deepened friendship among our team of 4
That we would be filled and led by the Holy Spirit
No fear, worry or anxiety
No contact with bats or snakes
We would be willing and obedient wherever God leads
Powerful times of prayer, worship, devotions, and reading the Bible
We would hear God speak to us
We would come home sooner than 5 weeks
That Katie would be healed of her Sickle Cell Anemia
We would experience God’s presence, comfort, security and strength
We would get a positive court ruling with the exact words that the US Embassy needs
All passports would be ready immediately—no delays, lost, or soiled…
Judge would be feeling well, hear our case and rule favorably
That we would have the opportunity to share the gospel with the officials and citizens of Uganda
Visas would be granted efficiently
Children would be healthy
We would come home with ALL four children
There would be no homesickness
Erryn and Jenny would both get their written rulings on the same day as the court date
We would have electricity everyday
Children would know/recognize me as their Mommy, God would already have our hearts knitted together
We would have time and a place to blog regularly
God would place a hedge of protection around us and defeat the ways of the enemy
Protect, provide, encourage, and love on our families here at home
We would be used by God in the most effective way possible
God would be glorified

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Praying, Praying, Praying!!