Prayer Needs

Covenant and Faith Prayer Ministry 

July 18, 2020

Dear friend,

The power of prayer is so very important in our relationship with God. Even the simplest or smallest prayer God receives and hears. Sometimes our prayers are not answered in the way in which we had hoped, but God always sends an answer if we would only wait and listen for that still small voice to speak within us. 

Psalm 63:1 says, “O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” What are some of the thirsts in our lives? What might the longings be that arise from the core of our being? What are the yearnings of your heart in relationship to our God? Some of these deeper thirsts or longings might be:

·       Peace of mind and heart,

·       Healing of old wounds,

·       Greater acceptance of ourselves,

·       Justice for anyone who is exploited,

·       Discovery of who we truly are,

·       Harmony with our families and our workplaces,

·       Wisdom for making good choices and decisions,

·       Forgiveness of ourselves and others,

·       Freedom from false messages of our mind,

·       Reverence and enthusiasm for life,

·       A willingness for hearing God’s voice.

If you are uncertain about how to pray or what to pray about might the longings, yearnings, mentioned above be part of your prayer focus for the next several days. As the psalmist speaks, God will indeed fill the longing, the deep yearning that seems to be stirring and moving inside of you. I would encourage you for trusting in that heartbeat of God that is always speaking when we commune with him faithfully. 

Like a blanket that covers us when we are cold while having the need for a comforting presence wrapped around us too may we ask for God to wrap his presence around the men and women who give of their lives for our freedom. Join your heart as you pray the cry of the psalmist for our military personnel and their families: “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust” (Psalm 91:1,2)

Praying for our Military Personnel: Sgt. Logan P. Enders – 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Golf Company, MARSOC, of the United States Marine Corp.; AOAR Lindsey Carson – U.S. Navy, USS Abraham Lincoln heading to Iran; Captain Shane Hook; Sgt. Anthony Blazer – U.S. Air Force  

Faithfully serving on the journey,  

Rev. Alison W. Grove, Pastor

Lock Haven Covenant/Faith Charge

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