Nightly Prayer -12/07/16

Lord, as I sit in between my two daughters as they sleep peacefully this night, I pray lord for their health. I pray lord for wonderful experiences that will strengthen their faith and trust in you. I pray that they will remember you in time when the road is not so straight. I pray for K as she will be in the schools Nativity play. I pray for N as she is getting better and catching up on school work. I pray for J as you walk with her on college. I pray for my wife and thank you for the rock she is in my life. 

I pray lord for all those who are looking for you. I pray for an experience they will never forget. I pray for family, friends, and readers that are suffer lord. Whatever that suffering is, please help them. 

Finally, I pray for myself. I pray for knowledge and compassion. I pray to never boast. I pray to be a mirror of your love. 

In Jesus Name, Amen

PJSLB 

Prayer request from A.R.R.

Received this today in the prayer request page.  Please life up P.C. in your prayers.

Please pray for my wife and I. I (have) been wanting another child, but she (has) been afraid/fearful with her high blood pressure (and) that it will be difficult during her pregnancy and put the child at high risk. Keep us in your prayers.

Merry Christmas Family….
God Bless

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A.R.R., You will be in all our prayers.  This is a tough one because its praying for what you want and at the same time praying for someone else (in this case your wife) to be comfortable with what you are praying for.  Wanting another child is something i can relate to.  I also know how stressful and worrisome any pregnancy can be.

It is in my heart to pray NOT for your wife to change her mind or for you to receive what you are praying for BUT to pray for complete trust and submittal to the will of God.  The bible teaches us to trust the lord in all and rely on his infinite understanding.  I pray that you trust the Lord in his decision to help you have a child (or not) AND more importantly, I pray that your wife TRUSTS the lord if she does (or does not) get pregnant.

Psalm 84:11 
For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.

Please keep us updated A.R.R. and rest assured that you have brothers and sisters in Christ  that are praying for you and your family.

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If there is something you would like fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to join you in prayer and petition, you can send a request here on our prayer request form.

PJSLB

Christian Christmas Music Day 1

***Until Christmas Day, I will be highlighting one song that defines Christmas for me and my family.  Hopefully, some of these songs will be an inspiration to you and your family as well.

 

Day 1 – Pentatonix – An updated feel and sound to a timless hit.

A Pentatonix Christmas Song – Hallelujah

[Scott:]
I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do ya?
Well it goes like this
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

[Avi:]
Well, your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to the kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips, she drew the Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

[Kirstie:]
Well baby I’ve been here before
I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew ya
And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a vict’ry march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

[Mitch:]
Well, maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya
And it’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s not somebody who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

[All:]
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Guam remembers Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor was an event that will live in infamy in the hearts and minds of all Americans.  I can only imagine the horror and confusion that took place on that fateful day.  Actually, i CAN imagine what it was like.  As a son of New York, I know what it is like to see the place you grew up in change in just an instant.

What many people may not realize is that the attacks on that day was not just on Pearl Harbor.  Thousands of miles away west of Hawaii (and a whole lot closer to Japan),  The beautiful island of Guam was attacked as well and became Japanese territory.  You can read a fabulous story about that fateful day on Guam from The Pacific Daily News.

Guam is a hidden gem that every American should visit.  There is no place in the world that delivers the way Guam does.  Guam is a melting pot of American, Asian, and Pacific Island culture and traditions.  Pictures of Guam do not do it justice.  It is much more beautiful in person.

On a day that we remember the lives of those lost at Pearl Harbor, please say a prayer for the people on Guam such as Cleotide Bamba, 84 whose life was also changed on that fateful day despite being thousands of miles away from Pearl Harbor.

In his name we all live. – PJSLB

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