Friday, August 20, 2010

Sweet P's -- Praying for those facing trouble

Sweet P's are: Prayers, Petition, Praise!, Courtesy of teawithtiffany.com

Each Friday, Tiffany (Tea With Tiffany) hosts a meme requesting that other bloggers join her in a round of sweet P's (Prayers, Petition, Praise!). I'm appending my Sweet P's along with her's and others in a offering to our Lord. I invite you to please join with us.

Our Father in heaven,

So many people feel alone, helpless, hopeless, discouraged, defeated, beaten down, bruised, neglected and lost; they feel like giving up. They may not even realize it but they are standing at the altar of deliverance and salvation. The enemy has assaulted them thinking that their lives can be taken but NO LORD! The enemy is a created being, just like me. There is only One God over all heaven and earth. The enemy doesn't understand that all those scheming, conniving and cunning efforts only steer us to the altar of Your deliverance.

I remember what Jesus said about the daughter of Jairus, "The child has not died, but is asleep." People laughed at Jesus. But Jesus spoke to that child, "Little girl, I say to you, arise!" And right now the devil is mocking, believing he has a stronghold in someone's life but it's time to hear the word of the Lord speaking deliverance from anxiety and fear.

Jesus wants to speak life into someone's life, just as He did with Lazarus when He told Martha, "Your brother shall rise again." Jesus is the resurrection and the life; we live because of Christ, "in Him we live and move and have our being". Someone struggling needs the resurrection power of Christ in their life right now, enabling them to rise up from their circumstances. Oh my God, let them hear You say, "arise!"

The centurion said to Jesus, "Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed." Our Father, we have been made worthy by the blood of Jesus Christ, I ask You to say the word Lord, that healing and deliverance would be experienced in the lives of many who think all hope is gone.

People are facing disaster in their lives, whether it's because of flooding, oil spills, sickness, death, loss of work, loss of family, loss of hope; You're the God of redemption. Lord God, let the power of Your words speak life into their lives, speak deliverance and healing from circumstances. Lord speak the words of peace that exceeds all human understanding and comprehension because You are "able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think"; Your power "works within us" Lord God.

I thank You Father that so many are calling on You right now; interceeding for others. Your love encourages us to seek You, to send You our petitions; to call on the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ.

Thank You for hearing us and answering the needs of so many. I lift up my hands in praise of such a mighty God. You are the God of compassion and love. I believe that today, many will experience a breakthrough in their life, shouting victory and sending up praises to You. Thank You for the richness and abundance of Your grace. Bless Your holy name. Amen.

14 comments:

sarah said...

MTJ...your faith always inspires me..Have a great weekened.

Jane said...

MTJ, thanks for being such a caring and thoughtful brother-in-Christ. Thank you for your constant encouragement and frequent visits to my blog to uplift me. Much appreciated.

Sharon Kirby said...

What an inspiring message. Today I am claiming the words of Jesus, "Little girl, I say to you, arise!" That is my greatest hope for today - while in the midst of the anxious attacks of "the enemy," that I will experience a breakthrough of peace.

God Bless you, MTJ - you are a friend most cherished.

Denise said...

Thank you for your prayers for others.

Tea with Tiffany said...

I feel the power of your prayer deep in my heart. I'm believing and receiving these words as my own. I hear "arise" for the wounded little girl in me.

Thank you for standing in the gap to pray for those in trouble. I so appreciate your prayers.

I may have to print your entry as a reminder of the truth in prayer, if you don't mind.

Nelj said...

Yes indeed God is really an awesome God!So inspiring thought you've shared..thank you for sharing..

Karen said...

Amen! Praise the Lord!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. Thanks for your inspiring writing.


Blessings.

Doris

Sashindoubutsu said...

Another inspirational post, MTJ. Thank you for continually being a blessing to your readers. Thank you for sharing such wonderful words.. and prayers.

God bless you more.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

MTJ, Intercessory prayer is truly a gift from God. You seem to be gifted in that area. Keep up the good work for Jesus.

~Ron

MTJ said...

Everyone: I appreciate all your responses to this prayer and I send them up to our Lord. So many have prayed for me, so many times and because of Christ, them and each of you, I stand ready to pray for others.

May the blessings of our Lord and Savior shower down on you.

Tiffany: Feel free to extract whatever you want to use.

Peggy said...

Amen and many rich Blessings MTJ...
beautiful prayer and very inspiring!

I humbly come along with you and pray to Our Father for

"So many people feel alone, helpless, hopeless, discouraged, defeated, beaten down, bruised, neglected and lost; they feel like giving up. They may not even realize it but they are standing at the altar of deliverance and salvation."

WOW!!! believing in Our Deliverer!

Praying for captives to be set free in Jesus name!

Thank you MTJ for your powerful, well though out prayer!

Deborah Ann said...

Thank you for the beautiful encouragement here. I needed this!

Jan Parrish said...

Thank you for this beautiful prayer. My spirit is in agreement. Blessings on you today!