He who is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God." John 8:42 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us hearken to Jesus’ words.
And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. John 8:50 (NKJV)
Father, help us seek your glory.
Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." John 8:58 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us receive your word into our hearts.
For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Romans 8:13 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us to live.
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14(NKJV)
Jesus, help me live by grace.
For as the sash clings to the waist of a man, so I have caused the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah to cling to Me,' says the LORD, 'that they may become My people, for renown, for praise, and for glory; but they would not hear.' Jeremiah 13:11 (NKJV)
Father, help us hear and cling to you according to your heart’s desire.
Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; and on the harp I will praise You, O God, my God. Psalm 43:4 (NKJV)
Help me, Jesus, come to your altar and praise you.
A Word Received: Listen to me; listen for my word to you.
CITY MISSION PRAYER TABLE, Torre Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo, March 28, 2019
+ received cross
P – 199 Promises
Dan –A friend of his has an issue with not being able to see his children. It seems that the courts are working against him. He is trying to do what is right, but it is not coming together. We pray for God's sovereign intervention in restoring broken relationships within the family and within each individual. We also pray for God to work in the proceedings related to the court procedures which would allow visitations.
+ Alvin asked for prayer for his daughter who is not making good choices in her life, and he lacks the words to express his concern. We pray that the Lord place a hedge around his daughter to protect her from evil. We also pray that the Lord equip Alvin with words of encouragement and hope to share with her, and for the plan and a purpose God has for her future and for her life.
+Robert asked for God to strengthen him. We pray that the Lord help keep him strong in the Lord, that Robert follow where the Lord leads, that he stay true to the path God has him on, and that he only take those steps that God reveals and prepares for him to follow.
+ Paul gave thanks for the good weather and asked for continued good weather. We also pray for Paul as he seeks to loose weight, and that the Lord direct him to make good choices.
+P – Tehena rededicated her life to Jesus. She shared that something terrible happened to her 10 years ago. We prayed a covering of God's protection over the memory of what has been troubling her, and for God's victory over those memories. Deliver her from those thoughts and replace them with your healing grace; for the cleansing power of Christ to wash over her and free her and make her whole. We also pray for a hedge of protection around her and for God to give her peace.
+ Raphael asked for prayer for all those in prison. We pray for Your peace, protection, and transformation on all those in prison. Give them a repentant heart Oh Lord.
+ Andy asked for prayer for strength. We pray that the Lord meet Andy's needs.
+ Steven is a young man in his mid-twenties who was traumatized in his late teens when his mother, Tina, suddenly died. This affected him so much that he became a street person who was homeless. He is still grieving. We pray that the Lord comfort him and to allow him the peace that only comes from God, and for him to be released from his bondage of grief.
He recently entered a program at the Mission which he is grateful for. He is pursuing his educational requirements so that he may have an opportunity of going to college. He is also working towards getting a driver’s license. Strengthen him body, mind and spirit as he presses into the Lord for his new life in Him.
Jordan – We give thanks to the Lord for Jordan's witness. We continue to pray for God's strengthening, for God's continued protection against recurring cancer, and that his health would not be compromised in any way. We pray the Lord sustain his spirit and fill him to overflowing with living waters.
Katy asked for prayer for a friend who she said is being pushy. We pray that God instills a spirit of kindness and a loving disposition. Give Katy your peace.
+ Leroy has recently learned that his sister is in the hospital and is very sick. She lives down south and she is a strong believer. We pray for God's healing touch to destroy any disease and to restore her to good health. We also pray for Leroy to be at peace.
Kristine asked for prayer for her husband, John, who is in jail. We pray for his protection and for the light of Jesus to shine through the darkness of separation, loneliness, and despair, and to bring freedom that comes from knowing Jesus. We pray for God to equip Kristine as she goes through this time of separation from her husband.
Gayle asked for prayer for her son, Seagen. Gayle was very emotional about her concerns for her sons' wellbeing. She still has not heard anything from him since Valentine's day and she is very worried. We pray for protection of Seagen and we also pray for the peace of God to comfort Gayle.
++ Jessica asked for prayer for her and her husband, Moses, to find a place to live and for a job. We pray for God's provision for all their needs.