Update – Prayer request for a friend!


On Saturday, September 9th, I posted a request for prayer:

Our neighbor had serious surgery that was botched, is in the hospital again after a month in hospital and a month in a rehab facility, and has to make a decision about more surgery. She is very ill and alone and scared. Her husband died two years ago and her children haven’t seen her.

Please pray 

Yesterday our neighbor was transferred to Cleveland Clinic Hospital to have more surgery to correct the mistake. She is really scared and still making decisions alone.

Thank you, brethren, for asking the Lord for all her needs! 

In Jesus love,

Maria


 

 

Biblical Intercession


The Triune God intercedes for us:

Romans 8:26-28; 31-34

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

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The Lord intercedes for us:

Romans 8:31-34

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Hebrews 7:20-25

20 And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath 21 (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him:

“The Lord has sworn
And will not relent,
‘You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek’”),

22 by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant.

23 Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. 24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

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We Christians intercede for all men:

1 Timothy 2:1-2

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.


Mountain-laurel, Spoonwood, Wouter Hagens, Public Domain

Kalmia latifolia – Mountain-laurel, Spoonwood, Wouter Hagens, Public Domain


 

Crying Out to God in Prayer

Take hope and pray! Even our sighs He hears, and “Tears have a tongue, and grammar, and language, that our Father knoweth.”

Purely Presbyterian

crying-out-to-god-in-prayerSamuel Rutherford

The Trial and Triumph of Faith

Sermon VI, pp. 66-73

 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. (Mat. 15:22)

In her prayer, as it is expressed by Matthew, we have, 1st, The manner of it: “she cried.” 2nd, The compellation, or party to whom she prayeth: “O, Lord, thou Son of David.” 3rd, The petition: “have mercy upon me.” 4th, The reason: “for my daughter is vexed with a devil.”

“She cried.” The poor woman prayed (as we say) with good will, with a bent of affection. Why is crying used in praying? Had it not been more modesty to speak to this soul-redeeming Saviour, who heareth sometimes before we pray, than to cry out and shout?—for the disciples…

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A woman of few words about the election

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Brothers and sisters, pray for the Lord’s will to be done tomorrow, afterwards, always! 

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1 Timothy 2:1-4

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

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