Another parable He put forth to them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. Matthew 13:24-25 (NKJV)
Lord, no matter what the enemy sows, help me sow good seed – the seed of your gospel.
Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn." ' " Matthew 13:30 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help all the good seed which you have sown grow until the end.
Another parable He put forth to them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches." Matthew 13:31-32 (NKJV)
Father, don’t let me be discouraged by the size of the seed you give me to plant – help me trust you to make it grow.
Another parable He spoke to them: "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened." Matthew 13:33 (NKJV)
Father, work your kingdom through the whole of our lives.
If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. " Deuteronomy 15:7-8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, keep us from hardened hearts toward the poor. Help us open our hand to them.
Your testimonies are very sure; holiness adorns Your house, O LORD, forever. Psalm 93:5 (NKJV)
LORD, let your testimonies go forth throughout this diocese today. Thank you.
A Word Received: Wait on me for my provision.
CITY MISSION PRAYER TABLE, Torre Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo, May 23, 2019
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P – 199 Promises
1. Vic -He has a 19 year old daughter who has run away to “do her own thing”. We pray for Your protection around her, and for her to make good and right choices. Pray for Vic to have peace.
2. Ray – He works at the City Mission. He asks for prayer to help him do the work God has given him to do at the Mission, and for his family. Fill him with Your living waters; to greet everyone with the love of Christ . We pray for God's protection and, provision for Ray's family.
3. Torre –He is offering a work shop at the Convention doing a Prayer Table. We pray God prepare the hearts and minds of those seeking to serve the Lord in this way.
4. Rev. Tyrone – His wife, Angie- PTL that she is having less back pain. Pray for total healing and restoration. He is doing the Tuesday night devotional at the Mission and we pray he continue to speak truth in love with the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, and that living waters freely flow out of him and fill all those who hear the Word.
5. + Miguel – Just started at the Mission. Praying for the Lord to guide him, equip him and build his confidence in You, serving those coming to the Mission.
6. Jordan – We pray for Jordan to be filled daily to overflowing with God's strength to do God's work at the Mission. and that the healing touch of Jesus continue to cleanse Jordan of any thing that would hinder his health.
7. + Ronnie – Pray for comfort and healing in his knee, and for Jesus to walk with him.
8. Connie – Connie lost her granddaughter. Her daughter is in the hospital and you know they details of why she is there Lord. Let her have a sense that you are with her. Lord we pray for Connie and her family members to know they have hope and a future in You.
9. Jasmine and Chris – Pray for the Lord to keep Jasmine strong and for her to avoid temptation. Pray for provision of an apartment.
10. Tahena – She had struggles this past week and we pray for Jesus to strengthen her and give her hope.
11. + Kiki – Asked for prayer for Robert who is in jail. We pray for the Lord's protection, for Robert's repentance and for him to know that the Lord is with him. Prayers for Robert's father, Oliver, who is having back problems; strengthen him and enable him to walk.
12. P+ Marvina – Pray for God's provision of an apartment, health and family. She recommitted her life to Jesus.
13. + Lucille – She is moving to Kansas with her son Justin and his wife. Justin plans to drive a truck with all their household items to Kansas, then fly back to drive his wife and mom to Kansas. We pray Justin use wisdom in his travel; to rest, and that he have safety be his primary motivator, not a time schedule. We pray for safety for all their travel plans.
14. Gail – She asks for prayers to get an apartment she is going to see.
15. Rahsaan – Provision for an apartment and the resources he needs.
16. + Amy – It's her first anniversary of her mother's death and she is grieving. Lord, give her you peace and comfort.
17. Charlie – We pray that the Lord heal his legs and strengthen him.