Aug 19, 2012

Prayer Requests and Praises for the week of 8/19-8/26....



Please leave your prayer requests and/or praises in the comment section under this post. If you have trouble leaving a comment, please email your request to shinegirlsshine@gmail.com, and we will be happy to post your request for you.

Girls, prayer is powerful. It is what draws His will into our lives. Oh, the power in praying, girls! Huge!

"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for
 and assurance about what we do not see."
- Hebrews 11:1 

52 comments:

  1. Yvonne8/20/2012

    unspoken request

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    1. Anonymous8/20/2012

      Dear Heavenly Father, I am claiming your perfect peace over this unspoken request. May Your presence rest heavily upon it, and may Your spirit hover over this situation. Lord, I pray that Your will be done for this request, and that Your light and goodness would be seen and felt. In Jesus Name, Amen. Love, Sarah

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    2. In agreement with you, Sarah. God bless this unspoken request and meet every need.

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  2. Anonymous8/20/2012

    I have an unspoken prayer request. Please just pray for guidance and peace for my family.

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    1. Anonymous8/20/2012

      Anonymous, may the Lord grant you and your family this guidance and peace you all need. May He cover you with His feathers, and may you find refuge and comfort under His wings. May you hear His voice where you need to, and be led by His spirit and His spirit alone. Praying that His light and presence will cancel all plans of the enemy in Jesus Name, and may there be a hedge of protection around each one of you. He is looking down on your situation and your request and He knows each and every detail, and He cares deeply for this concern. May you feel His love, His presence, and His warmth. And may He make a way where there is no way. In Jesus Name, thank you Father for loving us and being there for us through all the trials in this life on Earth. Much love, Sarah

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    2. I agree with Sarah, LORD, and I thank you for the wonderful picture of how the LORD covers us with His feathers...

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Women-Who-Pray/110207995698166

      I'm posting the site...I pray it blesses you also!!

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    3. Highlight and right click on the address...it will take you there...:D

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  3. Thankful, Lord, that even when we can't share our hurts openly with others, you know our name and our pain & struggles. We pray your victory in all our battles, including my own. I pray specifically for Yvonne and Anon above that whatever is causing unrest and anxiety, that You will bring peace in their hearts, knowing that "this too will pass" and that You are using these situations to bring glory to Yourself for their ultimate good. Trials bring about strong faith that cannot be torn down and I am thankful for the trials that have taught me that You are faithful and worry is futile. We pray you will make a way, like Sarah said, so that your intervention is obvious, and You receive the praise. We are hopeless without You and we need You, Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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  4. amen, Pepper!

    I lift up every unspoken request as well, Father. Your word says that You intercede on behalf of our groaning spirit! Wow!

    Thank you for knowing our needs before we even utter a prayer, sweet Lord.

    Bind up Your SHINE girls this week. Hold them tight in Your arms and soothe their little hearts, Father.

    In Jesus name, amen.

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    1. Praying for every need to be met and for the Lord's divine will to be accomplished. In Jesus' name.

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  5. This is a Facebook post from my sister today - please lift her family in prayer!


    DePriest Family Update:
    Many of you know that Clint and I spent the summer at Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters. During our time there, the Lord began to place on our hearts a desire to be more involved there than we could be from home in GA. When Clint got a job offer from a fly shop in Bryson City, we thought that was the answer to our prayers, but as we spent more time in the area and spent more time in prayer about our pending move, we felt that Bryson City was too far away to stay connected like we wanted to stay connected. So we began searching closer to Andrews for work and rentals. Clint got an interview with a propane company there and the interview went well. He was told that they do want to hire him, but as of right now, that still has not happened. We are in contact with the company and they continue to assure us that they want to bring him on, but are trying to work out the details. In the midst of this adventure, we found out th
    at we are expecting baby #4. We are very excited to be blessed with another child. It wasn't what we expected, but God is good, and this new life is a miracle and a blessing regardless of our circumstances. We understand that many of you probably have questions and concerns that you would like to have addressed, but the truth is that we don't know any more than you do at this point. After much prayer, we still feel that God is leading us to Andrews so we are trying to move forward with those plans, but we are open to different paths--wherever the Lord leads. Please pray for wisdom for us as we seek God's will. And that any sin in us that is hindering us from hearing or obeying God's lead in our life will be revealed and repented of. Right now, we ask for your prayers and support. Please understand that we have no shortage of our own fears and doubts so please take yours to God in prayer and not to us.

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    1. Anonymous8/21/2012

      May the Mighty Lord watch over them at this time and always. Praying that He wil supply all their needs and bless them for their obedience to Him and for wanting His will for their lives. May they be planted right where He wants them. And may they hear His voice clearly and know which path to take in all things. Bless them and their children, and bless the new life that is growing and forming in Momma's womb. May the Lord bless that sweet baby with excellent health as well as the rest of the family. I ask all these things in Your name Jesus. Amen. Love, Sarah

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    2. Thank You, LORD, for the life of this baby and for safety in Mama's womb, in Jesus' Name. Thank You, LORD, that You know all the needs here and Your Word says Seek Your Kingdom first and all that You already know they need will be take care of. We pray, LORD, in agreement with the one sharing the heart of her and her husband, in Jesus' Name, and their desire to confess anything that would block the answer...we pray out of the darkness into the light anything hidden. It's not by accident that Kim write about contentment and gratitude and shared with we shine girls today. Timing is everything and the LORD is never too early nor too late. Always remind us of that, LORD. Remind us that just like the times we are broken down on the side of the road...or we are late because we have to keep returning to the house for something else we forgot...we may just be missing an accident ahead of us...or we may miss crossing the path of one we're to win to Christ...or that we are to minister to. Cause us LORD to walk circumspectly at all times...looking up for our redemption draws nigh!! I'm excited about these missionaries going into Andrews and for all the Kingdom work going to be done by the 6 of them!!! Yes, Glory to God...the 6 of them!!!! Fill their hearts with Your peace, LORD, that when they've done all they know to do...all they can do...for You do say that we are to know the truth...will ourselves or agree to do the truth...then when we step out and do the truth...then, I Am shows up!!! and, in allllllllll His Glory!!!! May from this moment on...this very second it be very clear...that You are opening every door that needs to be open for they are knocking and do keep on knocking as You say for us to do! Also that they know...see clearly every door that You shut because You are their Shepherd...they are Your sheep...You are caring ...guarding and protecting them in all that they do! In Jesus' Name...and for His sake...Amen and Amen!!

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    3. Kelly,

      Your sister has such faith! I pray that the Lord would order their steps and make their path straight in every way possible. I pray that the Holy Spirit would speak clearly to them and that they would have peace on which path to take, in Jesus name. God bless Jessica's baby, Lord. I pray that the baby would grow and thrive and be born healthy and happy, in Jesus' name, Amen.

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    4. Lifting Jessica and her family up right now. May God lift the stress, worry and doubt and bring clarity, open doors and a bright future. Clint needs work and to be able to provide for his budding family. Lord, make a way where there is no way, give them prosperity and blessings. In Jesus name! <3

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  6. Hi ladies!

    I have a "recurring" prayer request :)

    I finished summer semester with all A's!! I now have more confindence I can actually
    "do" school again!

    Fall classes start tomorrow for me - I am excited to get back to it! I ask that you remember me
    in your prayers where school is concerned and that you pray that I am able to handle school and
    being a single parent! I know that I am following His will by being in school! I am just a little overwhelmed
    by the school load I am carrying and my responsibilities to my sweet girl.

    Thank you!! Praying for SHINE and SHINE girls daily!

    Sam

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    1. Anonymous8/21/2012

      Hey Sam! :) I pray He supplies you with ALL you need! Wisdom, peace, strength, His abundant love, protection for you and Ryan Olivia, and his grace and mercy. May He continue to make a path for you. Praying that all things will work for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Sweet Father, I ask that You are her right hand Man at this time, helping her to balance all of her tasks and responsibilities. Asking that Your peace would rest heavily upon her and Ryan Olivia. May You pour out Your blessings upon them. In Jesus Name, Amen. Love, Sarah

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    2. Thank You, LORD, that You are also her husband, in Jesus' Name...Her head...and she can lean hard on You. Thank You for a sound mind...that she can think clearly all the time. Thank You for bringing her to remembrance all that she needs for each test. May all the effort she puts in...all the input...not only equal the output...but abundantly flow easily and with peace. In Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

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    3. Sam, I pray that God would equip you with the perfect measure of grace, patience, peace and fortitude to complete each task set before you. I pray that the Lord lights your way and makes your path straight throughout this journey.

      Amen.

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    4. Agreeing with all of the other prayers and lifting you up, Sam. So impressed with your tenacity and sticktoitiveness. Keep up the pace and finish the race. Cheering you on and believing God for you! :)

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    5. Sam, I echo the above prayers!! So proud of you, friend. God has HUGE plans for you, sweet girl. You just wait!

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  7. Anonymous8/21/2012

    Please pray for David He is having a cat scan today to see if he has cancer on his kidneys. Thank you very much shine girls!

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    1. Anonymous8/21/2012

      In Jesus Mighty Name I pray that David is free from sickness and disease! May the healing blood of Jesus be upon him now and forevermore. Asking that his kidneys are covered in the blood and that you will receive good news today. May He give the ones scanning and reading the results wisdom and clear answers as they read them. May His peace be on you both today, and may you rest in the fact that we serve an awesome God who loves us so much, and watches over every detail of our lives. May you feel His warmth and presence. In Jesus Name, Amen. Love, Sarah

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    2. Though the scan has already taken place...and the report already may be back...I agree with Sarah for the peace and the warmth of the LORD's presence...over the confidence that just as the LORD's eyes are on the sparrow...we know that they are watching over David and you, in Jesus' Name. Thank You, LORD for a good report!! We say NO to cancer!!! In Jesus' Name, and for His sake, Amen and Amen.

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    3. In agreement with Teddi and Sarah for this need. God bless David and help him to have a great report, in Jesus name!

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  8. Stephanie8/22/2012

    Please pray for my son, Sam. He is really struggling with coping skills. He generally is a fun, extremely creative, athletic, loving & kind boy. There are times though when he becomes completely irrational in moments of emotional or physical pain. He really scared me with some strong statements he made last week after coming home from school. He had a bad experience with some friends leaving him out and he was crushed. The things he said scared me & hurt me so much I don't even want to repeat them. (he's only 9 years old) He was also injured super bad in a scooter accident over the weekend - several layers of skin peeled off his leg in 4 places. It is a really painful injury, but he is also not handling it well. Trying to clean the wounds & change the bandages has been extremely difficult. It took almost 2 hours last night. He's screaming & out of control. We tried all kinds of techniques to calm him, but it was very difficult! I have been praying & begging God to blanket Sam with peace - to fill his little heart with self confidence & to help him find confidence & comfort in God. I feel so inadequate with the right words when I pray, so I just ask that you please pray for him. Thank you so much. :)

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    1. Stephanie, I pray that the Lord will meet your needs. I pray that the Lord would give you the tools and interventions you need to reach your son, in Jesus' name. God bless you and give you confidence and skill in your role as mother during this difficult phase. I pray you can begin to pray with your son and have him bring his frustrations to God. Lord, leverage this difficult time for your Glory, God. Show Stephanie very clearly THE WAY.

      Amen.

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    2. In agreement with Rebekah's prayer. Stephanie, the Lord hears your prayers for your precious son. Your words do not have to be perfect or eloquent, just real and straight from your heart. What an incredible and "in tune" momma you are. Your love for your Sam shines right through your post. :)

      Father, equip Stephanie with the right tools to help Sam. Give her Your strength and Your power to persevere through this tough time. Show her the way she should go, Lord. Give her boldness and confidence in her ability to be his momma. You chose her from all others to raise this little boy. What a GIFT!

      We thank you in advance for Your provisions for her, Lord. In Jesus name, amen.

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  9. Hello my Shine Girls .. I need prayers for Me And my daughter Chloe ... For Me ...as you guys knows I've divorce for 6 months and this upcoming September 20 was my anniversary so I am getting depress because I still love him with all my heart and he already has a relationship with the person that broke my marriage ... I need for God to hold me and heal my heart to help me ....because I can't do it by my self to show me ... All this journey it's being amenzing with ups and downs ... I guess now its my downs .... For my chloe she is star acting up on me being bitter and angry ... Maybe Italy fauld because sometimes a make a BIG mistake to show my fellings and emotions to her and it breaks my heart that i am doing this to her .. Please pray for us I don't want this sweet girl to turn bitter for all this ..... Thank you much love
    Conny

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    1. Anonymous8/22/2012

      Conny, only the Lord can see the purpose in all of this. I am so sorry you are going through this. Please continue to stay strong in your faith. He will continue to carry you. You are such a great mom to your Chloe. NEVER question that. Satan would want you to think that you are not a good mom, but you ARE!! Stay in God's word and stay connected to your Christian friends and church family. I love you!

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    2. God bless you, Conny. I pray that you will call "Hosanna!" in moments of despair-- Which means, "Lord, save us." Please encourage Chloe to pray with you as well. The Lord hears the requests of children first. Lord, grow Conny and Chloe in the way of your Son, Jesus. Strengthen them to walk through this valley and become what you have intended for them to be.

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    3. I am praying for you Conny. I am so sorry you are going through this. God is so faithful and He will see you through. I am also praying for sweet Chloe. Oh how He loves you both.

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    4. Anonymous8/23/2012

      Amen, Rebekah and Erin. In agreement with you both for conny.

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  10. Anonymous8/22/2012

    Please pray for my son whom has a HUGE decision to make. He chose military but then thought college was the route for him. Now he is back to military. Bless his poor heart. He is so confused on which route to go. I tell him to pray hard and ask GOD to lead him the right way. He has to know by tomorrow, due to classes starting at college. Please pray for him that God will help him in making the right decision. Thank you so much my SHINE sisters!!!! Love to you all and God Bless you all!!! MeLissa A

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    1. Anonymous8/22/2012

      MeLissa, praying for your son. What a great mom you are to your boy!!

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    2. God bless your son, Melissa and give him wisdom, clarity and peace of mind with God's very best plan for his life. Praying that it will become clear and that he will know which road to take.
      In Jesus name! Amen.

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  11. Anonymous8/22/2012

    Thank you! I Love him so much and I want the best for him. MeLissa

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  12. Sweet SHINE sisters, Please pray for my husband Chad. He lost his job yesturday. He has been through so much this year with his health and this is another trial he has to face. We are excited to excercise our trust in the Lord every chance that we get. This was a HUGE blow and is difficult and scary. He feels defeated. Please also pray for me as I help to encourage him and lift his spirits.
    Please know that I continue to pray for each of you daily. Each concern is so precious and know that each of you are covered in prayer and loved!
    Love, Erin

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    1. Lord I pray your Holy Spirit begin His work in the open hearts of these two people who look 'unto the hills from whence cometh their help'. It's YOU Lord who created heaven and earth. Please hear their cry and know that they are ready and willing for You to move on the behalf and in their hearts and I pray you do so. Where every door is closed, we know Lord, that you are the WAY and will show them which door you stand at ready to open to perform your will in their lives. I ask this in Jesus name. You own the cattle on a thousand hills, it's all yours Father. I pray your provisions be provided to this family in the way of health, finances, job and relationship. Test them Lord and burn away anything that is not of You, leaving your footprint on this time in their lives. We will remember to thank and praise you DURING these trials and to TESTIFY of your faithfullness at the end of a complete work. Activate their faith and trust in you Lord, plant their feet by the rivers of living water, grow their roots strong that you may be the only one or thing to satisfy them. I love you Father for your goodness and mercy that follow them that believe, ALL the days of our lives and that YOU do not SLEEP. Thank you that you already have 'got this' for Erin and Chad. In Jesus name, Amen.

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    2. i echo terri's prayer above. in agreement in the name of Jesus.

      amen.

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    3. I agree with Terri about the trials...Erin, years ago when Tim was hurt and in the hospital, I took James 1 about counting it all joy...and I put it in my pocket...I remember standing on the trying of our faith working patience and letting that patience have its perfect work that we be wanting nothing. That one still comes up years later when there's a trial. I'm expecting the good news that your patience have its perfect work and you and your precious husband be wanting nothing. I was not able to share with Tim in those years like I can now...so much was hid in my heart ...like Mary...Jesus' mother. In here with you and bearing this burden over on the LORD...love you! :D Aunt Teddi

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    4. Erin: Prov 3: 5-6 ' Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in ALL your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.' Erin - He is faithful, trust and look to Him for the fullness of the work He is performing in the lives of you and your husband. Don't allow anything to abort this work. You want it ALL. Beth Moore said 'self protection is the biggest block to our receiving the call of God on/in our lives'. Go for it! The everlasting arms are THERE for you two. I believe for you. In your weakness He is strong. I love you. Teddi is RIGHT. The 'perfect work' is what you're after here. Praise Him.

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    5. Erin,

      I pray that the Lord increases your faith through this change. I pray that the Lord turns this loss into gain. I pray that this change will be leveraged for the Glory of God, so that we may say, "Look what the Lord has done."

      In His name and for His sake, Amen!
      Love,
      Rebekah

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  13. Anonymous8/23/2012

    Please pray for peace in my family. So much going on it would be too much to get into. However, they need the Lord to guide them and lead them. Some horrible things taking place by several family members, and we all need to RISE above and stay on the narrow path. I know this will make everyone stronger in the end. Also, pray for these family members salvation. They confess Jesus, but there is no fruit of their salvation in their lives. I don't question them, it is between them and God, but I worry about their salvation. Thank you for your prayers SHINE sisters!

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    1. Father, I pray you hear the petition of Anon. I lay it on the alter at your feet. At the foot of the cross, allow the precious blood to cover this all. I pray that in the face of this when the 'enemy comes in like a flood' that you raise a standard according to your promise. Establish yourself in Anon and let your anointing rest with her. Cause her to show the character of Jesus that others may see You and their lives may be changed as a result of the witness. Cause your love to flow between these people and cancel all selfishness and self serving motives. Cause hurts to heal and all bitterness to dissapate for such a time as this. Do a work amoung them Lord and save every soul. In Jesus name, Amen.

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  14. Praying peace for your family...and agreement that you will rise above and saty on the narrow path. Thanks in advance, LORD, for all coming to know You and serve You, in Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

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    1. Anonymous8/23/2012

      Thank you, Women who Pray! I very much appreciate your prayer! You are always such a wonderful prayer friend!!

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  15. Please pray for my sons, Jack and Sam. They are both sick with a terrible stomach virus. They had sour stomachs yesterday and this morning Jack woke up "sick at both ends," as my grandmother would say. (gross.) Sitting on the potty this morning, Jack cried out to God and said, "Lord, please make me better, I don't want to be sick anymore, God!" It was precious and I held him and agreed with Jack in prayer. Please pray and agree with us that "By His stripes, Jack and Sam are healed, Thy word is health to all our flesh." In Jesus name and for His sake, Amen.
    Love you girls!!

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  16. Anonymous8/24/2012

    Agreeing with you and your boys Rebekah that by His stripes their little bodies and stomachs are healed in Jesus Name! Father, please hear Jack's request to you and grant it to him in Jesus Name. Bless his sweet child like faith. Give Rebekah the strength she needs to take care of her babies, and let healing begin now. Touch their little bodies Lord, and give them the strength and energy needed to heal quickly. Protect other family members from the virus, and I claim healing for their household in Jesus Mighty Name. Thank you Jehovah Rapha for being our Healer, which means to restore, heal, and to make healthful in Hebrew. Praying Your presence would be pure healing power throughout the home. Love, Sarah

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  17. Anonymous8/24/2012

    Dear friends,

    I hope you will join me in this endeavor....

    This is the most uncertain election we as Christians have ever faced, We all need to be on our knees.

    Do you believe we can take God at His word? Call upon His name, then stand back and watch His wonders unfold. This scripture gives us, as Christians, ownership of this land and the ability to call upon God to heal it. I challenge you to do that. We have never been more desperate than now for God to heal our land.

    This election is the scariest I remember in my lifetime. 2 Chronicles 7:14. 'If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.'

    During WWII, there was an advisor to Churchill, who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute, to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace.

    This had an amazing effect. The bombing stopped. There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America. . The United States of America , and our citizens, need prayer more than ever!!! If you would like to participate, each evening at 9:00 P.M. Eastern Time (8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific), stop whatever you're doing, and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, for peace in the world, the upcoming election, that the Bible will remain the basis for the laws governing our land, the the US will bless Israel and support her, and that Christianity will grow in the U.S.

    If you know anyone who would like to participate, please pass this along. Someone said if people really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have.
    Thank you.

    May God continue to bless you, your family and friends and our wonderful country!!



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