Archive for April 2008

Prayer for Gentry Pierce being deployed to Iraq

“What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief to bear. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear. All because we do not carry, everything to God in prayer.” Dear Lord, I begin with the words to the song written by J. Scriven in 1855 to bring comfort to his mother. Lord, you put this song in my heart for this prayer and you never cease to amaze me. I had no idea that this song was also used in WWI to bring comfort to soldiers. Oh, Father, thank you that you are watching over soldiers and those who are called to honor their country by representing us. Great Lord, we are asking for a special protection on Gentry. Shield and cover him with your arms and annointing. Show him favour among his comrades and among strangers. Let his goodness be known throughout his journey. Make him the man for God that he is to be. Guard his eyes, and his heart among many non-believers who might gather around him. Strengthen him when he calls your son’s name, Jesus. Give him courage when he calls the name of Jesus. Grant him peace when he calls the name of Jesus. Protect him when he calls the powerful name of Jesus. Bring him home safely to us, In Jesus’s name, Amen.

Prayer for my friend, James Kings:(friend and father of son killed in hit and run)

Thank you Lord for the time you grant us to love you. Thank you Lord for the time you give us with others. Thank you Lord for the opportunities to share you with others, talk about you to others, and to praise you together with others. I thank you for a man on earth like James Kings. Lord, you blessed James Kings so mightily. He is one who is highly favoured. Father, he needs you like he’s never needed you before at this time. Lord, I ask that you take James and his family and pull them closer to you than ever before. Allow them to know in their heart of hearts that they were so blessed to have Dante among them for the time they did and that his work was indeed done. That it was in an instant that Dante found himself in your presence Lord. No pain for Dante, no pain when he’s with You, Lord. and Lord, For the pain that James is currently feeling, I ask that you fill the void completely , in time, with more love for his Heavenly Father. That’s what really matters and that’s what you tell us Lord. Our purpose is to be thankful beings for you and to reflect You in all that we do, and in how we respond. Oh, Lord, help us to lean on you more and more. The more we lean on you Father, the less pain we feel on this temporary earth. Bless my brother, James, and keep his heart light and full of music & love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for my friend, Alicia Rogers:(friend with some physical challenges)

Father, you bring us joy, music, and all good things. You are so generous and wonderous! We marvel at your majesty and grace to us. Father, I thank you for my sister in Christ and music, Alicia. Lord, I thank you for her gentle heart and nature. She is a woman who lives to serve You , Lord and only wishes to please her Heavenly Father. My sister needs healing and a touch from you, oh Father. Her mind remains on you, but she is challenged by physical difficulty. Please help her overcome anything that would try to rattle her confidence, or that would undermine who she is in You, Oh Lord. Refresh her spirit and her body and we ask that you supernaturally boost her so that her talents will be used to the fullest while on this earth. We thank you Lord for the time together as friends and music and business partners. We have been blessed by the work you’ve done Lord in each other. May our friendship continue to blossom and may our Love of the Lord forever increase while we stand and breathe. I thank you for my sister’s healing , thank you wonderful Lord, in Jesus’s name, Amen.

Prayer for my friend, Steve Browne:(friend facing some physical obstacles)

What a kind, loving , and caring heavenly Father we have! Father, I thank you for my brother in music and in Christ, Steve Browne. I am grateful to have a person of Steve’s character in my life and to have the privilege to pray for his healing. Lord, you know Steve’s life and have watched him and have guided and guarded him. Lord, we ask that he have the eyes to see and the ears to hear your depth of love for him and your perfect will for his life. He is blessed with a daughter that depends on him and we ask that you keep Steve healthy all the days of his life. And we ask that his emotions remain under your control, Lord, whenever there appears to be a challenge. Comfort him and heal him through and through. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Shelly’s daughter, Shawnna

Oh Precious Loving Father, you are the creator of all life. You breathe your spirit into every living thing here on this earth, and we thank you for the precious gift. Father, we humbly ask for your healing miraculous power to be bestowed on Shawnna and her little unborn son. We ask for your protection surrounding the little boy in his mommy and we specifically ask for physical strength and restoration for Shawnna. Her body is housing the unborn child Lord and she needs your strength and healing. Father, Oh God, we ask that if any medical procedure have to be done, that you guide all the hands involved with surgery. But we ask Father for the miracle of healing and then the miracle of life to take place so that no surgery  has to be done. We believe with all our might that you know what is best and we trust you Father in all circumstances. Our destiny is to be with you and that is all that matters in the end. We love you Lord, and we thank you for Your Son, Jesus, who willingly died so we could have life. Perfectly born, and perfectly died, that is what Jesus did. We ask that you guard our hearts and mind against anything that would turn us away from you Lord, no matter what the circumstance. In the holy name of Jesus, Amen.