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Prayer Request: Linda

I’m not here to deliver a medical report: but our friend and fellow-servant Linda is in serious danger, and she needs our prayers.

O Lord our God, have mercy on your servant, Linda, our friend and sister in Christ, and bring her out from under the shadow of death. Because we know you hear our prayers, because we know you love us. Because we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.


Bonus Hymn, ‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name’

The power of Jesus’ name is something we need in our lives: to be without it is too horrible to contemplate. We need it here today, at my house; and for Jesus’ sake, everybody, please keep our fellow-servant Linda in your prayers: may the Lord deliver her out of danger. In truth we all ought to be praying for one another.

This video is by the choir and congregation of the Temple Baptist Church in Tennessee: they bring it when they sing it! All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name… Amen!


Prayer Request: Holy Espousal Retreat House

My friend Evelyn (she and I go way back) has requested our prayers on behalf of the Center of the Holy Espousal of Joseph and Mary, a retreat house in Waltham, Massachusetts. The retreat house sits on 46 acres of land, and the city is using eminent domain to try to take it. The retreat house has had to hire lawyers to fight the action.

O Lord our God, defend your servants! They hold this land in your service, to minister to others, and their city has moved to take it from them without their consent. Please, Father, allow them to continue in your service, in their ministry, and grant them deliverance: uphold their lawyers in court. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Prayer Request: My Sister

The other night my sister, Alice, came home from work at 2:30 in the morning, ate, washed, changed her clothes–and then drove back to her office.

I might get in trouble with her for butting in, but I think I have to request prayers for her. There’s not much left of my family. She’s the youngest. But if she keeps on working like this–and I don’t believe she’ll stop–her health will crash and burn and she’ll never live to be the eldest. I’m not at liberty to provide more details.

Please join me in prayer, everybody. It’s very sorely needed.

O Lord our God! Please intervene in my sister’s life, and save her–lift her out of this dangerous cycle of overwork. Please, Father, let her hear your voice. Please, Lord Jesus, help her. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Prayer Request: Erlene

Please pray for Eric, son of our dear sister in Christ, Erlene, who was rushed to the hospital last night for emergency medical procedures. Erlene has been unable to make the trip to the hospital, several hours away, to see him.

O Lord our God! We are your people, the sheep of your pasture: and Erlene’s son, Eric, needs his shepherd. Please, Lord, have mercy on your servant and deliver him from danger, as we know you can. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


I’m Beat

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All of a sudden I’ve got a book to write, a book to edit, three new books to read and review, not to mention sundry other tasks lined up. And it’s deathly hot, and I think our lamb chops were off a little because neither of us got much sleep last night. In fact, I didn’t get any. None at all until Dawn rosy-fingered came tapping at my bedroom window.

Well, lemme at that pen and legal pad, and I’ll see what I can do.

If any of you feel moved to ask the Lord to give me some extra strength today, I’d much appreciate it.


Bonus Hymn, plus Prayer Request (Erlene)

Our day here got off to a poor start, but the Lord has straightened it out for us and I am soooo tired–suddenly everything I write looks like Joe Collidge, and has to be corrected. Oh, well. And I hope you don’t mind that I post this hymn again–All Glory Be to Christ, by King’s Kaleidoscope. I just had a powerful hankering to hear it.

Meanwhile, we’ve just had word that our dear friend Erlene is sick in bed today–so let’s send up a prayer for her. Please, O Lord–hear us on behalf of our sister, Erlene, and raise her up and heal her speedily. She is your servant, and a sheep of your pasture, as are we all–and we need our Shepherd. Be swift to help her, Father! In Jesus’ name, amen.


Prayer Request: Carol

My wife’s close friend, Carol–they talk on the phone several times a day, every day–today discovered that she may have a dangerous medical problem. It has to be seen to at once. Patty and I are distressed to hear this.

Please, everybody, join in prayer for Patty’s friend. O Lord our God, please spare this woman, protect her, heal her, and deliver her out of trouble. We are weak, Father, but you are strong. You know how it hurts us when we lose our loved ones. Please, Lord, deliver Carol out of danger. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Psalm 80 (‘Turn Us, O God’)

I’m sure I’m not the only one who incorporates a line or two from Psalm 80 into his daily prayers: ’cause we don’t get turned unless God in His saving grace turns us.

You will surely agree that our whole country needs to turn to God.


Hymn Request, ‘In Christ Alone’ (For Linda)

Let’s welcome Linda back by posting and playing this hymn she has requested, In Christ Alone–a beautiful rendition of it, but I don’t know whose it is.

Linda’s back from the hospital but still has a hard climb ahead of her, medically: we need to keep her in our prayers, big-time.

O Lord our God! All healing comes from you. Shed your grace on our sister Linda Sorci, and her husband Michael, and deliver her out of danger. Please, Lord–in Jesus’ name, Amen.


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