Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: "Behold, a sower went out to sow. Matthew 13:3 (NKJV)
Jesus, sow me wherever you want, but help me bear good fruit for you.
And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Matthew 13:4 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me recognize and shun those places that can never bear good fruit.
Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. Matthew 13:5-6 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help me recognized the rocks in my life for what they are.
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. Matthew 13:7 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me cut away the thorns that would chock off my life in you.
But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Matthew 13:8 (NKJV)
Father, help my life be good soil for your word.
He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" Matthew 13:9 (NKJV)
Holy Trinity, One God, please give me ears to hear.
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; Colossians 1:9 (NKJV)
Help my love in your Holy Spirit enable me to keep on praying according to your will.
that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; Colossians 1:10 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me walk worthy of you and increase in knowledge of you.
The LORD reigns; Let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad! Psalm 97:1 (NKJV)
Jesus, come and rule and reign in our hearts.
You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Psalm 97:10 (NKJV)
Preserve my soul, LORD. Help me love you and hate evil.
A Word Received: I Am your sure reward.
CITY MISSION PRAYER TABLE, Torre Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo, May 3, 2018
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1. Dan -Pray for his daughter, Shannon, who needs to make better decisions for her life. We pray for Dan to be able to talk to her with God's leading, that will bring her into a right relationship with the Lord.
2. Ken – Pray for Tom, a friend at the Mission, who left and hasn't returned. We pray for his safety, and that he hasn't fallen away; that he immediately return to the Lord, and if need be, to the Mission.
3. Glen – Pray for God's will to be renewed and that it will be energized in the people here at the Mission.
4. Freddie – Pray for his elderly mother who is in Puerto Rico and lives alone. We pray for her safety and that she will get the services she needs. We pray for her daily bread, both physically and spiritually.
5. + Lanae – She needs a place to live. We pray for God's provision that she will find a safe home where she can experience and know the love of God in her life.
6. + Alvina (8 yrs old) – Pray for her family for God's provision. Also pray for her school work and most importantly that she will grow up to be the woman of God that he has planned for her.
7. + Khansa – She needs a job. We pray for a job that she will be able to excel in.
8. + Armando – He is having a tough time keeping the family together. We pray he can stay strong (in the Lord), and that he can find a job that he will be able to provide for his family.
9. ++ Sara (wife of Armando) – She is experiencing feelings of anxiety. We come against this in the Name of Jesus and pray a hedge of protection around her and her whole family.
10. + Glanda – Pray for her son to make good and right decisions in his life. We also pray for God's protection from the evil one. Pray that the family will turn to the Lord and be blessed.
11. Jordan – He had a PET Scan. We pray the results show that he is clean of any cancer. We also pray for his strength and endurance to continue to do God's work at the Mission.
12. + Jamie – Travel mercies as he goes back to Virginia. He was in the area to help his Uncle and is now returning home.