PAGE OF INTERCESSION
DECEMBER 1999 - JANUARY 2000


"Loving Father I ask your intervention at the point of need for each request posted here. Father, touch lives and change hearts, demonstrate your power! In Jesus' Holy, Precious Name I ask. Amen."
(Ed Wrather - April 23, 1998)



Here is a comment from one dear saint I thought you might like to read: "I read your prayer requests and pray over them every day! I am so glad to have found your list!" (6-11-99)

Posted 01-31-00:

Michelle shares:
Please continue to pray for me and my situation. I found out way I have not been hired at any job I applied for. The company that I was fired from is lying about my work performance. Also, my 4yr old son told me that he wanted santa to bring him a daddy for Christmas. I am asking you to pray that God sends me a godly husband. I am also in need of a financial miracle. lmsaxon@gte.net

Dee shares:
The Below Request was posted at the lil prayer tower for, to be lifted before the throne of "GRACE" for Matthew's needs, for Matthews very life! It is heavy upon my heart and afterwards no doubt, your heart will be moved into action as well. (request) I am asking for prayer for a little boy that means the world to me. His name is Matthew and he is 5. He has beautiful brown hair and big blue eyes. He truly is one of GOD's great gifts. Matthew was diagnosed with Epilepsy around last spring. He and his brothers were in one of the offices at church with their mom and she had music on and they were acting like they were dancing. Matthews feet came up from underneath him and he went down, hitting his head on the floor. He instantly went into seizures and was unconscious. They ran all kinds of tests but couldn't find anything that caused the seizures. He kept having them after that. Sometimes once a week then once a day and gradually increased. He now has over 100 a day. His quality of life is so poor right now. He can't play with his brothers without having seizures every few minutes which makes him very tired. He can't speak complete sentences anymore with out having a seizure. When he talks, he doesn't make sense. All medication has been tried. The next step is placing a pacemaker type thing in his chest connecting it to his brain. The surgery is not very common and it works for some and not for others. MxW23c@email.msn.com

Melissa shares:
Please pray for my fiance & me. My fiance was recently returned to prison for an error made by his parole officer. He was saved in prison & lives for the Lord. He did not commit a crime since his salvation. He was returned to prison because of what is called a technical violation - he was 2 hours early to his appointment with his officer. I'm asking for Robby & I to be protected, given strength, faith, comfort,healing,discernment & divine guidance. Please stand with us as we bind satan from coming against us in anyway. Thank you very much. Robby is presently at the Neal unit in Amarillo. ems3484@hotmail.com

Please pray for healing for Bonita Wrather, Charles Hardy, Doc Wilson, Ethel Hardy Reeves, Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Kathleen Hardy, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be. Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Posted 01-27-00:

"My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God." - Psalm 84:2.

Karen Cooke shares:
This is my second prayer request. I wrote on Dec. 14th because I had lost my job because I had to care for my mother who has lung cancer. I also wrote that I had just found out that my husband of 7 years was tempted to cheat on me. Well, thanks to all of your prayers, I got my job back and my mother is doing very well! Also, I found out that my husband didn't cheat on me and we have worked that out together and a lot of it was misunderstanding. I just want to say thank you for all the prayers! This has made my faith in God even more now. I have another request...please pray that I can get my small home business going good, that I will have the resourses, knowlege, and motivation to succeed in it so that I can quit my current job that I am miserable with. My husband wants me to succeed with the business too so that we can be together more.(We work different shifts and only get to see each other on weekends). The job that I have now, I feel that I'm not really respected or wanted there. kcooke1@hotmail.com

Chaplain Dan shares:
Please pray that God will protect my son Aaron, until he makes a commitment for the Lord. He is struggling between what he has been taught over the years, and what the world has to offer. Unfortunately the world seems to be winning out right now, but we believe God has plans for his life. Thank you in advance for your prayers, and praise the Lord for answers to prayer. SAChapDJM1@aol.com

Kathie Bass shares:
I would like to thank all who have been praying for my mother and son and friend Bob in Fla. My son gets out of prison next month, last week his fiancee brought his belongings to my door with her new boyfriend in tow. My son is hurting so badly over this, up to the day before she had been professing undying love and devotion to him, please pray for him to be eased from this pain and healed of the hurt. My mother Neobah Race, was finally straughtened out on her seizure medication and then cotracted double pneumonia, she is home from the hopsital now but would like continued prayer for a full recovery. Bob who has been diagnosed with leukemia, just got out of the hospital after 5 weeks, his immune system is not able to fight off disease and he too had some serious upper respiratory problems, ask for healing for him. Thank you again to all who have rememberd my loved ones in your prayers, please continue to pray for these people. kbass@fuse.net

Fred Burnett III shares:
I have been ill...internal bleeding, discolored urine, internal lower back pain and was in bed for 48 hours. Still in pain, prescription medicine underway. A IVP will be run at Williamsburg Community Hospital to determine the/my medical course of action. SMILEYLEO@webtv.net

Please continue to pray for Jerry Schey's mother who is having health problems.

Paul Bird shares:
Intercession is needed for God's impending judgment on America - not only for the nation but also for the church to awaken to its responsibilities in this matter & for the many who will certainly perish. More details can be found at:"God's Impending Judgment of America"http://www.jesusreturn.com/judgment.html pdb5@hotmail.com

Sue Bieber shares:
Please pray for our church here in Dolores, CO. We just completed a building program and dedicated our new building last Sept. Satan is causing so many to become discouraged right now. My Sunday School class is all new Christians and they are discouraged. Our youth are discouraged along with their workers. God has been so good. This time last year we only had 14 in church and lost our building. Now we have 36 in church and a brand new building. We have many visitors every week. Just pray that God will put his love around us and keep Satan out. Also we only have an interim pastor and we need to find a pastor so our search committee needs your prayers. suebie@fone.net

bravedove@webtv.net shares:
The final hearing on custody of my granddaughter ended a short time ago. The decision for her future now lies in the hands of the judge. Our attorney says things did not look favorable for us because of NYS laws and to keep praying. PLEASE LIFT HER IN PRAYER DAILY AND SPREAD THE WORD FOR US. the decision is to come in the mail. Thank you all.

Ann shares:
This is an update on my mother in law Janie. She is still in ICU on the ventilator and is still unresponsive. No organic signs of brain damage. Her valley fever is still just in her lungs and hasn't spread. She is still recovering from emergency colon surgery. The doctors are negative but I still feel she is going to come out of this. Please hold her in your prayers. Also please hold her husband and children in your prayers. AnnieH444@aol.com

Please pray for healing for Bonita Wrather, Charles Hardy, Doc Wilson, Ethel Hardy Reeves, Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Kathleen Hardy, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be. Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Posted 01-26-00:

"O my Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done." - Matthew 26:42.

Pat asks:
Please pray for the salvation of my sixteen year old daughter Lauren. pattystvr@aol.com

Mr. Tracy Gross shares:
Please pray for me, my life is a mess. I gave my life to Jesus 3 years ago and was leading a fairly good Christian life. Then last July my Mother was diagnosed with cancer and my life has fell apart. I prayed and put in over 200 prayer requests for her on the internet and she continues to get worse. I questioned God and got bitter at him for not healing her. I know now I must abide by his will, yet I continue to leave with regrets. I continued to hold on to Jesus, but I also continued to sin. I thought things I shouldnt, said things I shouldnt, and went places on the internet I shouldnt have gone. Have I committed the unpardonable sin by THINKING a thought against the Holy Spirit or turning away from God when I knew his truth? I need sincere help with this answer because I continue to believe that I have crossed the boundry of forgiveness with the Lord. I am so scared, and yet I cry and beg God to forgive me of my sins, and pray that the Blood Jesus shed for me on Calvary will wash away these sins. Please feel free to pass this request to other prayer warrior(s) lists. mabalot@ponyexpress.net

Chaplain Dan shares:
I am a Chaplain for 410 homeless veterans. Our goal is to get these men back on their feet, and back into society.Well God is working miracles. I have 3 men interested in getting into some type of ministry, but I am requesting prayer for Wayne, who is hoping to become a Salvation Army Officer. This will be a real challenge for him, but his potential is greater than most of the others, and his love of the Lord, and knowledge of God's word is outstanding. Please pray that God will show Wayne his will in the next few weeks. He is a Godly man of faith and trust. If God should close this door, we know he will open another. thank you for your prayer support. SAChapDJM1@aol.com

Anonymously posted through bravenet form at website:
Please pray for my husband who is in prison for a crime that he did not commit. He has been there for 67 weeks. We have lost everything that we worked for for the past 28 years. So please also pray for our finances. I need a job. I need health as I have lupus. I love and miss my husband very much! We are standing on the word of God through this trial. Please pray that we will remain faithful to the Lord and learn and grow through all of this. Thank you and praise the Lord.

Kelly Rayment, Mom of Billie Rayment, Friend of Eddie Kirkus shares:
My daughter Billie has a friend named Edward "Eddie" Kirkus. Eddy's family lives in Imlay City, MI. Right now Eddie lives in Children's Hospital in Detroit. Eddie is only fourteen years old. He and Billie went to school together through elementary and middle school and she is very worried about him. You see, Eddie must stay in Children's until they find a new heart for him! He has machines to help him breathe and keep his heart going. Not only is his heart very enlarged but the top half refuses to work in sync with the lower half. While our hearts are currently beating at a "normal" resting rate of 60-70 beats per minute, Eddy's is racing along, at times, up to 200 beats per minute. A couple days ago I would have asked you to pray that a heart be found soon and that surgery go well. Unfortunately, Eddie had a crisis that required that doctors "bring him back" with those electric paddles! What I'm asking is that you pray that Eddie can hang on until a heart is found and then that everything go really well! Now, this is what I'm asking of you...that you take just thirty seconds from your day right now and pray for Eddie Kirkus. (Posted by Mike Manley of Appleseeds Ministry.)

Lynn shares:
Please pray that my ex will send the money now not late for the month and that my ebay order people will be understanding about a little delay. It's not much but some of the people are not very nice even though they sent their money late,etc. Just pray for favor..I need all I can get :) shezablnde@aol.com

Please pray for Carla Harrell who has just entered prison for four months in Florida which is a long way from her home in Kansas. She writes: "I tend to cry a lot and just wish I were home. This is a very difficult time for me. I will be a survivor but I will never be comfortable." She asks prayer that this would be over after these four months because she still has another pending case. If you would feel led to write a letter of encouragement to her let me know and I will send you her address (Ed - wrather@logixnet.net)

Please pray for healing for Bonita Wrather, Charles Hardy, Doc Wilson, Ethel Hardy Reeves, Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Kathleen Hardy, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be. Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Posted 01-25-00:

"Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper." - Psalm 1:2-3.

Lisa shares:
I have a praise first. The Lord has blessed my womb and we are expecting our 8th child in the fall. I would appreciate prayer for our small children now as they're dealing with a few bugs that are making there lives miserable. Thanks! lattea@cros.net

Michelle shares:
Is there someone in your life that is not saved? If it were your husband, wife, or child would you do whatever you felt you had to do to lead them to salvation or pray for their salvation? Then please, take a monet to stop by my web site and pray for my fiance....The Lord teaches us that we should have faith in him, never doubt... I have so very much faith that the Lord will hear all of the prayers being sent up to heaven for my precious fiance... I believe in the power of prayer especially in numbers... Please take a moment to stop by www.micheleandscott.com and pray for Scott. I have set up a spot on my site for you to post your prayers... Scott has been there reading them and I am SO AMAZED at what is happening. BabyBlu809@aol.com

CBon266450@aol.com shares update on Cara:
The MRI last night detected that:
1) The Virus has extended and the legion on her brain is getting larger
2) The brain stem is deteriorating
3) She needs another MRI and painful Spinal Tap
4) There is a chance of a bad 'inoperable tumor'
5) She has been moved to a private room (will update later on address)
6) There may be an active infection
7) A biopsy would be too dangerous
If interested in the medical details please click on
http://www.healthscout.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Af.woa/16/wo/rC5000925001T

Judy Tipton - Having chest pains and hospitalized at Dallas. Tests are so far negative in regard to heart problems.

Please pray for healing for Charles Hardy, Doc Wilson, Ethel Hardy Reeves, Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Kathleen Hardy, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be. Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Posted 01-24-00:

Judy Tipton - Having chest pains. Hospitalized in Dallas, Texas.

"I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." - Matthew 17:20.

Keith shares update:
I want to thank you all for your concerns and prayers during this time; it has brought much comfort to my mother. She was released from the hospital. All the test came back fine, except for one showing she had severe gastritis. She is on medication, and in time it should heal. She still has good days and bad with the pain, but her outlook is good. k858@prodigy.net

Don shares:
I have a bad neck. In the last few months I have found out that I have three bad discs in my neck that are degenerating, bulging, compressing and any other bad thing that discs do. The past 2 weeks have been especially bad with the pain intensity. The past few days my neck muscles have been cramping and spasming real bad. Yesterday was so bad that I had to go back to the doctor because I could hardly move my neck and arms. I got shots and did feel better afterwards. I'm again on muscle relaxers that keep me in a constant fog but at least the pain is dulled. I go in for a cervical injection therapy on Feb 10th. It's just like an epidural for pregnant women only a little more tricky due to it being at the base of my brain. Please pray for that procedure to go well and show positive results. If they can manage my pain, then I can go longer without the surgery. The doctor really wants to put off the surgery due to my young age. Living for another 40 years or so with a fused neck is not so good. Pray for healing and restoration. Pray for peace and endurance over the next few weeks till I go in for the injection procedure. (Forwarded from Sherral SherralB@amaonline.com)

Sooky asks:
Prayer for my friend Mary McKnight..she is in the hospital with a blood clot in her lung..Mary is disabled from brain surgery for an aneurysm a number of years ago. . I heard from her husband..Pray for him too, his name is Ron and he gets easily discouraged..well I should not say easily..he has been through a lot too. He works and has to do all the housework and he is the type of person who 'sees the glass half empty'. HQuimby@webtv.net

Sooky also shares:
Please keep my daughter Ellen and her husband Mark in your prayers...they are separated but the good news is he has become a Christian over this..she wanted him out..he has stopped drinking..this could never be said in a few words..perhaps a book..but it would sound like a novel...there are 4 children involved..2 by her first marriage ages 11 and almost 10 and 2 by this marriage ages 2 and Samantha will be 4 in June..all girls..and all very close to my heart... HQuimby@webtv.net

Clay asks:
Prayer for healing of addictions. (Posted anonymously.)

Please pray for healing for Charles Hardy, Doc Wilson, Ethel Hardy Reeves, Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand (Did not receive chemo Monday because white count was low.), Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Kathleen Hardy, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be. Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

SAChapDJM1@aol.com shares:
I am about to open a new church, set up specifically for homeless veteran's. I would request prayer support as God guides me in this new venture. I have a base of 410 homeless veteran's to work with on a daily basis. I have already seen miracles in many lives. I pray God will make the fields ripe unto harvest, and make me a faithful harvester. Pray for The Salvation Army, Borden Avenue Veteran's Residence, in Queens, NY.

Recmemo@aol.com asks:
Healing for Patty Thompson, Mark Jenkins, Linda Fisher, and Kayla Diggs.

Gloria1147@aol.com shares:
Please pray for Russell, a lost sheep. May the Lord rescue him from sin, restore his conscience and renew his faith for the glory of God. If only Russell could experience the living presence of Christ in the Sacraments. I ask so that he be free to praise and proclaim our Heavenly Father in deed and word in accordance with God's will. Amen!

Update on the Spearmans (Frances and Johnny) and Pastor Morris from Frances Spearman:
We are both about the same. Johnny is real tired and weary today. He has good & bad days. I hope when he starts getting his disability checks the last of Feb. that he will feel a little better & not worry so much. Keep him in your prayers also. He went to his cardiologist this past week & he said there is nothing else they can do for him. We are learning to live with his disabilities...some are harder to deal with than others, but with God we will make it. We are still here & the Lord has been good to us...he has used other Christians to help us out & I don't know what we would have done otherwise. We appreciate all your prayers for us & keep praying. I meant to have sent out an update today, but I have had a virus or something & was sick all day Thurs. & very weak today.... We talked to Pastor Morris on Thurs. a.m. The doctors say they cannot do a Bone Marrow Transplant because of his age (51) & his body condition. His blood counts are so low & he is so weak, the drs. agree that he is not able to go through such an ordeal. He sounds very weak. We just don't know what the doctors are going to do next & Pastor Morris doesn't either. We are planning to go up to North Carolina to see him sometime this coming week, if Johnny feels like it. He has not felt like making the 3 hour trip there & 3 hrs. back.

From Heather - malkemes@channel1.com (Forwarded from several sources.)
My daughter (Jasmine Tilton) is at the Boston Shriner's Burn Hospital. She has 90% of her body covered with third degree burns. I won't go into a lot of details now, they will be found at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ridge/7715. For now I'll tell you that she was playing with a candle and caught herself on fire. By the time I got to her, she was completely engulfed in flames. I hae never experienced something this horrible in my life. Nothing compares to it. I put the fire out as quickly as I could, but she still has only an 80% chance at survival. Please please pray for her. And for us.

Please pray for healing for Charles Hardy, Doc Wilson, Ethel Hardy Reeves, Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand (Did not receive chemo Monday because white count was low.), Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 01-19-00:

From Heather - malkemes@channel1.com (Forwarded from several sources.) My daughter (Jasmine Tilton) is at the Boston Shriner's Burn Hospital. She has 90% of her body covered with third degree burns. I won't go into a lot of details now, they will be found at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ridge/7715. For now I'll tell you that she was playing with a candle and caught herself on fire. By the time I got to her, she was completely engulfed in flames. I hae never experienced something this horrible in my life. Nothing compares to it. I put the fire out as quickly as I could, but she still has only an 80% chance at survival. Please please pray for her. And for us.

Delmer Lawson shares:
I have rheumatoid and osteo arthritis plus tendonitis in my shoulders. The arthritis is under control with medication, but the tendonitis is very painful. Please pray for my willingness to accept whatever God has for me in this situation, and that He will receive all of the glory because of it. lgene@jps.net

Keith shares update on his mother:
My mother was admitted to the hospital tonight. My dad called late this afternoon and told us that the pain was so bad she had to go the emergency room. They will be performing test on her this week to try to locate the problem. I ask for your continued pray, and to remember my dad also during this time. k858@prodigy.net

Bill Adkins - Cancer.

Julie shares:
I would like a special prayer for my sister Teresa Grayned she lives in Freeport Illinois and she is battling with cancer, the doctors are giving her a couple of weeks to a couple of months she is saved and know the Lord, but she is still scared and afraid, I just ask you to lift her up in your prayers, and give my family the strength and courage that we need in this time pyramid@delanet.com

Ed Wrather shares:
Update: Leon's attitude seemed to be somewhat improved last night. (Please continue to pray for my father-in-law, Leon Pruet, who is in rehab. He needs therapy to recover from the effects of a stroke. The rehab is very good but Leon is unhappy, and lonely because he does not have as much contact with family and must do more on his own.) His address is: Leon Pruet, Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center, Room 514, 4219 S. Western, Oklahoma City, OK 73109. wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Charles Hardy, Doc Wilson, Ethel Hardy Reeves, Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand (Did not receive chemo Monday because white count was low.), Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 01-17-00:

Suzanne Worden shares:
Linda is having a heart transplant at this moment (January 15). The surgery was schedualed for six hours, it should be over soon. suzanneworden@webtv.net

bravedove@webtv.net shares update:
Just to update you on the custody trial of Wednesday. Praise The Lord! We have 2 more weeks. We go back to court on Jan.27th although the judge had stated it was to end on Weds. Please keep us lifted in prayer.

Diane shares:
I am requesting prayer for one of my former teachers and her husband (Mr. & Mrs. William Clement). Mr. Clement went through major surgery this week. They are a loving couple, both retired and usually when you saw one you saw the other. I pray that he survives this surgery. I know God makes no mistake. I also ask pray for myself. I had heart catherization Dec. 21st. It was discovered that I have 95%, 50% and other vessel that are so tiny they can't do anything with so they are treating me with medications to see if that will open up the vessels if not I will have to have surgery. So I ask for continue pray that the medications will work. Mamasauze@aol.com

Annie shares:
Janie, my mother in law, went into emergency surgery last night because her colon expanded the size of a football. That explains her malnutrition. She is now on a breathing machine which may be good news because perhaps, I hope, they can now wean her off the steroids, while breathing for her. Once she is off the steroids then they can contain her valley fever. She is now in ICU. I am hoping this is a blessing in disguise. AnnieH444@aol.com

Ed Wrather shares:
Please continue to pray for my father-in-law, Leon Pruet, who is in rehab. He needs therapy to recover from the effects of a stroke. The rehab is very good but Leon is unhappy, and lonely because he does not have as much contact with family and must do more on his own. wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Charles Hardy, Doc Wilson, Ethel Hardy Reeves, Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 01-16-00:

"Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name." - Hebrews 13:15.

"Doth not all nature around me praise God? If I were silent, I should be an exception to the universe. doth not the thunder praise Him as it rolls like drums in the march of the God of armies? Do not the mountains praise Him when the woods upon their summits wave in adoration? Doth not the lightning write His name in letters of fire? Hath not the whole earth a voice? Ans shall I, can I, silent be?" - Charles H. Spurgeon.

Cyndie shares update:
Please continue to pray for my dad, he went back in for emergency surgery this morning. I am trying to arrange a way up to Lubbock now. cyndie@airmail.net

Frederick shares:
I'll be 57 soon. I've grown very tired this past year since separating from Mary, seeing her lose her mind over the occult, not being able to do anything to reach her in that place, my prayers having no effect I can see. Two years ago I was a strong man, young for my age. Now this past year, like Mary, I seem to have aged 20 years. I have no enthusiasm, no energy, nothing to look forward to. My best girl is a witch. So, once again, I ask you with all my heart to pray for Mary Elizabeth. Even if she never speaks to me again, I beg God for her to be rescued from the damnable heresies she's been deceived into believing and make peace with God through Jesus Christ and renounce the things of satan that have become her hobby and her way of life. Pray for me, too, for all my law degree and master's license and attempts to learn how to write and have something to say have just caved in on me like a giant pile of books, and I cannot get to my feet again. wordworker@email.msn.com

Keith shares Update about his mother:
Not doing well, I understand they had to call the doctor again today. The pain is severe and the test results have not returned yet. She e-mailed me, and said now my sisiter is staying with her when my dad is at work. KAHuddle@prodigy.net

Lisa Lattea shares:
Please lift up our oldest daughter, Sara. She is 18 and in full rebellion. She is living with her boyfriend and she sees nothing wrong in this. We have taught her the Truth, but she needs to have her eyes opened and only God can do this. lattea@cros.net

Robert Williamson Jr. shares:
I would like to thank you all for praying for my wife Natalya and myself also for my daughter Kate. I was told today that they flew to Moscow on monday and I am pretty sure that I will never see either of them again. robertfw@ac.net

Patricia Chester shares:
I need prayer for a buyer for my house , I have trying to sell it over a year now and I really need the Lords Help. Chester444@aol.com

Please pray for Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman. They were reported missing from Welch, Oklahoma December 30.

Please pray for healing for Charles Hardy, Doc Wilson, Ethel Hardy Reeves, Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 01-13-00:

"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you." - John 15:7.

"Now, how may we secure such an outpouring of the Spirit? You answer, by prayer. True. But there is something before prayer. We have to deal first with the question of sin. For you may as well stop praying and rise from your knees until you have dealt with it and put it away." - Oswald J. Smith.

Praise Report: A few months ago we asked prayer for Ronnie Wallace who was severely injured in a vehicle accident. The last we heard he was being taken off of life support. We heard last night that he was taken off life support and it was expected that he would die but he didn't. He is alive and well. He is walking and talking and we can only marvel at our God who has given Ronnie another opportunity to live life. Thank you for your prayers for him!

mcoleman@earthlink.net shares:
Please pray for my husband, myself and our family. My ex-husband is trying to take the children away from us, claiming abuse. This action will be long and painful and will more than likely use all of our savings which we had saved for the children for their college education.

Lee Taylor shares update:
Thank you all for your prayers. This flu is horrible. The first day it was my stomach and now it's all in my chest. I am so weak and exhausted. Children still need to be taken care of whether you're sick or not. God give me the strength I need. sing4him@eticomm.net

Deborah shares:
Please pray and agree for the salvation, deliverence, healing of their hearts, minds and emotions for my children Andrea, Natosha, Demitrios, Tamilla, Monique. And the same for my friend Cathy's family. For Rob's marriage. For Debbie Bowan and her family. For Sharon to be able to read and understand her Bible like she wants to and her family. For revivial in the Quad Cities and the salvation of the city. For my finances I'm very behind and want to be debt free. I am also believing God for the finances to open my own business. For Steve's salavtion and off drugs and his heart healed. Thank you dci1ds@aol.com

Comfort and peace for Harrell family and the Helen Jones family.

Please pray for Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman. They were reported missing from Welch, Oklahoma December 30.

Please pray for healing for Charles Hardy, Doc Wilson, Ethel Hardy Reeves, Billy (Injured in oilfield accident yesterday with head injury.) Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 01-12-00:

"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." - I Timothy 2:1-2.

Rev JW Love shares:
I am writing to request prayer from all of my sisters and brothers in Christ. I sometimes come under heavy attack by the enemy but I know the prayers of the righteous gets a response. Please hold me, my family and this ministry (True Deliverance Ministries) up before the Lord as often as you can. LoveOGod1@aol

Bob Larsen shares:
I am hurting, can't explain, please pray.
bobert859@webtv.net

Cyndie shares:
My father is having angioplasty and stent placement this morning. Sometimes being a cardiac nurse lets one have more information than they would like to have, knowing his other health problems, the circumstances of all this, and more, and he needs prayer to hold him up through this, I need some too. 15 yrs of not really talking has come to somewhat of an end, I don't want it to be a complete end. cyndie@airmail.net

Lee shares:
I have the flu. Please pray for me. Yesterday all I did was throw up and today my chest is very congested. I feel terrible. sing4him@eticomm.net

Niron Bonitz shares:
Please pray for my family and me. I was recently put on temporary lay off from my job. It wasn't the greatest job but it helped to pay bills. We are struggling to make ends meet. There are a few jobs I can perform with the health problems I'm suffering from. But I trust that God will see us through. NIBON1@webtv.net

Keith shares:
My mother has been in severe pain for the last two weeks and has blood in her urine. the doctor thought it was just an infection, but it is not going away and she is having to take strong pain medication on a daily basis. I just found out today she had test done to determine why it is not improving. Please remember her in your prayers. I would have posted this before now, but she has kept it from me, so I would not worry. k858@prodigy.net

Sandie shares an update:
Thank you for all your prayers for my uncle and his niece. My uncle's condition has improved some and he may go home later this week. The niece passed away this morning, leaving a 11 month old baby and an older child. Please pray for the entire family. Thank you so much. Tsbabe@aol.com

Rcmemo@aol.com asks:
Healing for Rose Patterson, Sandy Hall's grandmother, Alicia, Anita Ewing, Juanita Lambert, Bobby, Olivia Sweat (18 mos. old and has cancer. Surgery on Wed.), Don Bartlett, Mecca Albergo, and Daniel. Paula Inches, Phyllis Chodan and friends who are in need of rest an renewal. Kristin and Kaitlin to have good grades. Kevin to be successful in finding a new job. Jerry who is making a decision aabout a job change. Kathy & her daughter & problems they are dealing with. Bless the marriage of my nephew this week. Tony Valazza & two young children, the wife & Mom (32 yrs old) who just died of cancer. Blanche Smith as she is drawing closer to God. Upcoming Via DeCristo weekends - attendees and workers. Pray for David Huitt. Sherry Brock in the loss of her father. Kim as she starts a new job on the 17th. Ann Johnson's mother, new chome to be successful. Pray for Emma Berger and Mary Kay Elsasser. Please pray for my family that hasn't been to church in awhile.

EL and Wilma Fowler ask prayer for:
Charles Hardy who has 90 percent blockage and they are not going to do any surgery at this time as it is too risky, He is on a kidney machine and has been for some time, He has elected not to do the by pass as it is not a good risk. w5cml@logixnet.net

Please pray for Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman. They were reported missing from Welch, Oklahoma December 30.

Ed Wrather shares:
Update: The transfer went well and it seems to be the perfect place for him at this time. (My father-in-law, Leon Pruet, is being transferred today to the Jim Thorpe Rehab Center in Oklahoma City. His progress in recovery from the stroke appears to have plateaued and hopefully more intensive thereapy at the rehab will be what he needs. Please pray for the emotional state of Leon and family as they make this move today.) Thank you again for your prayers and faithfulness!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 01-11-00:

"Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness." - Lamentations 3:22-23.

"There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford." - John Bradford.

(Let us praise our God for His mercies, His grace, His compassions. - Ed)

EL and Wilma Fowler ask prayer for:
Charles Hardy who has 90 percent blockage and they are not going to do any surgery at this time as it is too risky, He is on a kidney machine and has been for some time, He has elected not to do the by pass as it is not a good risk. w5cml@logixnet.net

Carla LeDane shares:
Please pray that I can get through all the adversity that is about to descend upon me. I am facing the toughest time of my life as I am being incercerated next week for my part in signing for a farm loan with my husband. They say it was fraud. I need help in getting thru this time. I try to stay strong and I have always had my faith, but it has been tested lately. I appreciate your prayers. carlagail63@hotmail.com

Debbie Brewer shares:

I am a wife and mother to 4 wonderful children, we are all born again. My husband has become disabled and in a wheelchair, due to his condition that the doctors do not know he needs 24 hour care from me.(The think MS) but aren't sure. Have an son that has stomach problems that the doctors can't figure out and he in lots of pain and unable to go to school. I been trying to take care of them and feed the family at the same time, there is not enough means to take care of the family. We need God's wisdom on how to take care of family and meet our financial situation.There just is not enough to feed the family. We just need prayer for His Guidance. noahsark@cnetech.com

Jerry Schey shares:
I was writing to ask for a couple prayer requests. First, I found out a very dear freind of mine has Hepatitis A, B AND C!!! Please pray for him? He is married with two teenage kids ( 1 Daughter and a son) Second, please pray for my work environment? It is a small one but there is tension there! THe boss is very focused on JUST the negative right now concerning me! I get paid by the dog and last tuesday I worked 6 hours and only got $8 for it!!! It isn't worth it! But until my sister finds a job ONE Of us HAS to work to be able to keep this apartment!! Thanks for your time! This is a very serious situation !! And I am deeply upset about Arts' Health!

Cathy shares:
I am asking for prayer for myself. First, for wisdom in a decisions that I may have to make. Second, for a job to help pay my bills and for the finances for all my bills to be paid in full. For, the guy I am seeing at present, Tim, that he will make the necessary changes in his life to move on - with a positive note. And, for him to come into the knowledge that Jesus loves him. cheimjcs@sunlink.net

David McMinn shares:
I learned last night that my mother is having brain surgery on January 25th at Baylor hospital in Dallas, Texas. To say this is serious is an understatement, and she will need your prayers. Anyone wanting to send cards of support or encouragement can reach her at: Wanda Benson, 6402 Day St., Dallas, Texas 75227 She will have 2 surgeries, one on the 25th and one about 3 weeks later. Thanks for your support, and thank you for being there.I'll keep you posted on her progress. David.McMinn@gni.gte.com

Colene Phillips shares:
Please pray for my daughter & husband Kendall. They have 4 children...going through hard times...help me pray they will bind together instead of break asunder. The enemy of us all is working but Our God is able to stop it all. ckp1@tcac.net

Please pray for Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman. They were reported missing from Welch, Oklahoma December 30. Ashley's parents were killed by gunfire and their moblie home was burned. Authorities believe Lauria and Ashley have been abducted. Ashley is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weights about 120 pounds. She has blond hair and blue eyes. Bible is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes. Anyone with information can call the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or the Craig County sheriff's office at (918) 256-6466.

Ed Wrather shares:
My father-in-law, Leon Pruet, is being transferred today to the Jim Thorpe Rehab Center in Oklahoma City. His progress in recovery from the stroke appears to have plateaued and hopefully more intensive thereapy at the rehab will be what he needs. Please pray for the emotional state of Leon and family as they make this move today. Thank you again for your prayers and faithfulness!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Bob Wagner's mother, Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 01-10-00:

"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." - Jeremiah 33:3.

"The power of prayer has never been fully tried in any church. If we want to see the mighty wonders of divine grace and power, instead of weakness, failure and disappointment, the whole church must accept God's standing challenge (Jeremiah 33:3)." - J. Hudson Taylor.

bravedove@webtv.net shares:
I am a grandmother who has been raising and abused granchild for 21/2 years of her 3 years of life. We have been in a custody battle with her mom for 6 mos. now. Her mothers problems have never been addressed nor has she ever been psychologically evaluated which needs to be done.Today, the judge handed down word now that it is our side to present witnesses and evidence, we have only one day and it is to be heard next Weds. Jan.12. Our attorney says things do not look favorable for us as their are no grandparent rights in NY and that the laws fully favor natural parents regardless of their abuse, living situations, drug use,etc...

L. Ratte shares:
I am a psychiatric nurse and was working with kids and adolescents, most who had gotten involved in satanic cults. Our hospital closed and I have not been able to find a job in that field. I am 44 and hospitals don't want to train you in new areas. Unfortunately it looks like our society would rather have prisons deal with these kids. Anyway I am asking for prayers that I find a job, things are getting rough and I am already living with my sister and have a car that will go only 20 miles without breaking down. I also ask for prayers for the children that are left without help because of the closing of the hospital. serendip2@webtv.net

Martha Rawnsley shares:
Please can you pray for healing for carpal tunnel syndrome - the right arm/hand; I have been to my doctor but was told it would get better on its own; I feel I need God's help. martha@rawnsleypf.freeserve.co.uk

AnnieH444@aol.com shares:
My mother in law Janie needs urgent prayer. She is in the hospital for valley fever, which is fatal if it spreads and it is starting to spread. She also has severe asthma that requires steroids. The problem is that steroids makes valley fever spread and without the steroids she can't breathe.

Mary Young shares:
My daughter still lives in West Monroe, Louisiana, while I'm in NJ now. She told me that the ACLU is suing the school system there because they are bold enough to allow prayer in the classrooms!!! kay4jc@netplay.net

DRU asks:
Salvation for Beatrice Porter/she is very ill and in the hospital. dldestiny@gateway.net

Michelle Saxon shares:
please pray for me and my four year old son. I lost my job on Monday and I am a single mom. I need a decent job so that we will have food and a place to live. lmsaxon@gte.net

Frederick shares:
The woman I love has fallen into the occult and become a witch. My heart is broken, and I've all but given up hope. She is 50. I'll be 57 soon. This hurts more than if she had died. Please pray for us. I know God is able, but at present the pain is almost more than I can bear. woodworker@email.msn.com

Comfort and peace for the Theamer Runions family.

Please pray for Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman. They were reported missing from Welch, Oklahoma seven days ago. Ashley's parents were killed by gunfire and their moblie home was burned. Authorities believe Lauria and Ashley have been abducted. Ashley is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weights about 120 pounds. She has blond hair and blue eyes. Bible is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes. Anyone with information can call the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or the Craig County sheriff's office at (918) 256-6466.

Bob Wagner's mother is very ill and in hospital not expected to live.

Please pray for healing for Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Jennifer Hall, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 01-06-00:

Please pray for Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman. They were reported missing from Welch, Oklahoma seven days ago. Ashley's parents were killed by gunfire and their moblie home was burned. Authorities believe Lauria and Ashley have been abducted. Ashley is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weights about 120 pounds. She has blond hair and blue eyes. Bible is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes. Anyone with information can call the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or the Craig County sheriff's office at (918) 256-6466.

Kathy shares:
Please keep my family in prayer. I am so confused and need God to interceed in my life. My husband started talking to someone over the internet. I love him very much. The problem is he has devoted his all his time to this woman. He was staying up every night until 6AM in the morning then getting up at 9AM and running to the computer to talk with her....

Amy Williams shares:
A few days before Thanksgiving Mom took a very bad fall. We took her to the doctor and he recommended three steroid treatments of cortizone giving them at the hospital one week apart. These treatments have not helped at all. The last treatment was very hard for the doctor to administer because of the arthritis in her back and it left her with sever headaches. We had to take her back to the hospital for a blood patch. They took her blood and shot it back into her spine to stop the fluid leak, consequently, stopping the headache. She was set up for an MRI the following week; however, due to the extreme pain, she was not able to complete the test. Then last Friday we took her for another MRI under sedation, and even then, the pain was too great!!! She could not complete that test. In the meantime she has been in horrible pain from gall bladder attacks. We have her scheduled for another MRI on Friday of this week. We will take her to Norfolk General Hospital and she will be put to sleep so we can get an MRI. On Monday we will try to get her to a surgeon about the gall bladder. Hopefully, he will be able to figure out a laproscopic method to relieve the pain from the gall bladder. We will have to wait and see. After we obtain x-rays of the MRI, her doctor will recommend that she go to the spine center and get what they call selective nerve blocks. Mom is in constant pain. We have doubled the medication as much as is possible. She cannot take any more any more frequently because of her heart! (She does not know this.) She wakes us up all hours of the night in pain. John has been simply wonderful to her and me. I thank God for him and his patience. Apart from her present condition, we are going through other family situations that sure could use your prayers.

Jennifer Strobel - In hospital with undetermined illness after having gall baldder removed recently.

Bob Wagner's mother is very ill and in hospital not expected to live.

Comfort and peace for the Bernice Harrington family.

Please pray for healing for Leon Pruet, Clara Davis (Home from the hospital.), Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 1-5-00:

"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find help in time of need." - Hebrews 4:16.

"When you stand before His gate, knock loudly and boldly. Do not knock as a beggar knocks, but as one who belongs to the house. Not as a vagabond, who is afraid of the police, but as a friend and an intimate acquaintance. Not as one who is apprehensive of being troublesome, or of coming at an impropertime, but as a guest who may rest assured of a hearty welcome." - Dr. F. W. Krummacher.

Phil shares:
Pleasee continue praying for my dad, he was home for Christmas and New years, but now he is back in the hospital again, one of his drainage tubes (that he has used since he had his kidneys removed to remove the excess liquids from his kidney transplant out of his system ) got backed up and it has caused an infection, so my dad is having surgery right now to fix the problems the blockage caused, my dad has not had the best dialysis sections in the last few times he has gone, Just pray that my dad get stronger and heals quickly from this latest surgery, while we wait for a new kidney for my dad, and for strength and comfort in his difficult situation for me and for are entire family. Airforce007@webtv.net

Kristin - trying to witness to a friend who is an atheist and needs prayer for her and her friend. If you have suggestions email her at Duckie4God@aol.com.

Bob Wagner's mother is very ill and not expected to live.

Sheila shares:
I have a request for prayer for my sister. She suffers from migraines. She was tested and they can't find anything wrong. My mom thinks it from stress. Pray also that my brother-in-law gets saved. He is part of the problem that causes this stress. sheilam@monmouth.com

Rcmemo@aol.com asks:
Healing for June Suddreth, Clara Chapman, Don Bartlett, Jim King, Phyllis Chadar. Comfort and peace for family of Peter Clare. Ecouragement for a friend at school who has a hard life and is thinking of dropping out of school. Prayer for resolution of marital problems in Paula Inches life.

bdjacks38@webtv.net shares:
Had surgery on gallstones, they were removed, needs lots of prayers

Comfort and peace for Anne's aunt's family. treasures_25@webtv.net

Comfort and peace for the Bernice Harrington family.

Please pray for healing for Leon Pruet, Clara Davis (Still in hospital in OKC.), Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Edmond Logan, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 1-4-00:

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." - Matthew 7:7-8.

"How are we to knock? Persistently - we cannot knock too loud." - William Jay.

ereyes@azurix.com shares:
Please pray that I (Ed) can find a job in the same city where my wife and children live. I know this might not seem as an urgent prayer request but believe me being away from wife and small children is not good for the marriage life. For the past 6 months, I had to move away from them and managed to go back to see them every weekend. Unfortunately my current job has finished and I have been already prospecting sending my résumé around. Please pray that I find a good job soon.

Karen shares:
It is with a heavy heart that I write this email to you. Yesterday afternoon (1-1-00) our youngest son, Tony, age 34 was involved in a very serious accident at work. He was getting ready to pull the lever of the "bucket" from the machinery (the big crane thing, that I am not sure what it is called.) The wind blew some electric cables and the crane hit it and Tony was electricuted with 38000 volts of electric. They transferred him to the burn trauma center of St. Johns Mercy Hospital by helicopter. UPDATE: Our son lost his left leg this afternoon right above the knee because it was so badly burned. They are saying that he will probably lose his right arm just above the elbow and his left hand just above the wrist. The doctor holds out very little hope of saving his hands but said he will do everything possible. We are praying above everything that his kidneys don't fail. Doctor said that he will most likely get pneumonia but we : just have to pray that he can fight and overcome it. NannynTex@aol.com

Kim Jewell shares:
Please pray that my husband will get the job he put in for the other day to save us from moving. I know God will provide no matter where were at but we would really like to stay here if it is God's will. kim@aamstrand.com

Debby Vance shares:
My father in law, Elbert is critically ill after 3 surgeries. his most pressing need today is his lungs, although his kidneys, and his bowel need healing. he has 6 different infections in his body including ecoli and staph. the doctors give us little hope, but I am believing God will give us a miracle. please pray for him, and for the family. jerrydeb73@hotmail.com

Fred Burnet III asks:
(Prayers) that I persevere; can independently maintain myself with a qualified attendant. Pray that my pain will go away. That I can live a normal life and not be 'kept.' (Fred suffers from a lifelong battle with Muscular Dystrophy. His right leg which was broken in an accident is not healing properly and he is have trouble receiving services from governmental agencies which he needs.) Smileyleo@webtv.net

Annie shares:
As I have told all of you before, my aunt came home from the hospital 'cause they couldn't do any more for her and she is dying now. Her blood pressure is 80 over 0. Please, Please pray that her youngest son can get here on a flight before she dies to see his mom one last time alive. He was on his way here next week but things happened so fast and also pray that she isn't suffering too much. She keeps saying Help me and we don't know what she needs. Please pray that the Lord will help her with what what ever it is and will give the family peace at this very sad time in their lives. treasures_25@webtv.net

Julie shares:
I would like prayer for my husband Tyrone he is having problems with drugs & nicotine, and I ask you to pray for him for deliverance. I just pray that that the Lord will come into his heart and make him that person that the Lord would want him to be, I have been trying to hold on with my marriage , but he is very verbal to me it is scary sometimes. I pray for my son he is 13yrs old that the Lord will continue to order his steps in the right path. I pray for some of my family members that do not know the Lord, I just pray that the Lord will work through me to work through them. I have a sister that has cancer I ask you to pray for her and her family, also my sister has a drug problem along with her cancer, I ask him to deliver her from all drugs. I know that the Lord will answer prayers, and for me to have more divine faith in him and to continue to grow in me and on me. pyramid@delanet.com

Please pray for healing for Leon Pruet, Clara Davis, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Edmond Logan, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 1-3-00:

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." - Hebrews 11:6.

"According to the weight of the burden that grieves you is the cry to God that comes from you." - John Flavel.

Carol asks:
Please pray for my unspoken prayer request
caprice@ipa.net

Lovingdove prison ministry shares:
James E. Robinson who is in Auburn correctional facility in auburn new york says please pray for his grandmother Ms Tatherre Kirtsey lovingdove@webtv.net

HesMyRock@webtv.net shares:
Please pray for Christa Campbell (22) and newly wed. She has been diagnosed as having a large tumor on her ovary. Please pray that God will dissolve the tumor and heal her body so no surgery will be needed, in Jesus' name.

Pastor Jim shares:
Today my aunt who is 67 found out she has cancer of the colon and liver. She will have surgery tomorrow morning but they have given her 6 mo. to live. They desperately need your prayers for healing and God's peace in the family. We are all upset about this. Please pray the surgery will go well since she has MS and just really needs everyone's prayers. Thanx.
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Gina has requested prayer for her mom. Her hand swelled up on her, got numb and she went to the ER where they did xrays. She will see a specialist as it might possibly be carpal tunnel syndrome.
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padre-2 requests prayer for his friend, Carl, for his salvation and an unspoken prayer request for his wife revjim@intrstar.net

Manny asks:
(Manuel P. Dizon) Please pray with me that the Lord provide me a job next year. My contract was already finished. God Bless you! mpdizon@mail.super.net.ph

Rose Hopper shares:
My Son (24yrs old) is in Prison till 2028 and is having a hard time because of the nature of his Crime (Rape). He is constantly threatend by other inmates who have found out about his crime and needs prayer ! He is a christian and loves the Lord with all his heart, but he says "no one knows what it's like in here, no one cares, the Guards just look the other way" this scares me as a mother I want to protect him and I can't , but I know the Lord will send Angeles to protect him, I just need someone to hold him up in prayer for me, my arms are tired ! I don't know what else to do...Please help him, his name is Jason hopperrose@hotmail.com

neo777@mail.super.net.ph shares:
Please pray with me that the Lord intervene on my friend (Allan) decision of resigning on his current job because he wants to continue his studies in college. Pray also for the confirmation concerning this matter.

Marie Lundquist shares:
The gentleman that I had told you about a couple of weeks ago that has cancer where I work, found out Thursday that its class 4 and terminal, The doctors told him that he might have 6-months to a year to live. I told him there were people all over the country praying for him, but he laughed at me when I told him of our prayer group here. If we could get some kids from our Awana groups, or even all the leaders out there to write to him and tell him that we are praying for him, I think it would be great. I already have my Pioneers and JV working on theirs. Please let me know if anyone out there can help with this one. I just want him to know that we are praying for him and for him to know Jesus. Got2BHZ@aol.com

Ben shares:
There was a huge crash near my home and one of the cars got totaled. Anyway, one of my best friends mother and little brother were in the car that got totaled. Someone was speeding and rammed into them. My friends Mom is OK, but his little brother is another story. All of his ribs were broken and there was some head trauma.

Bridget - fibromyalgia

Ed Wrather shares:
Update 1-3-99: Leon fell yesterday in the hospital shower. But he is growing stronger. (My father-in-law, Leon Pruet, is still in the hospital from the stroke he had Nov 10. Hopefully and prayerfully he will eventually regain enough physical ability to be able to return home instead of going to a nursing home.) Thank you again for all of your prayers and expressions of concern!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Clara Davis, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Edmond and Eileen Logan, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-22-99:

"Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them." - Luke 2:20.

"The fact is, worship changes us into the likeness of the one we worship." - Jack Hayford in The Heart of Praise.

Tlsonia@aol.com shares:
Please pray for my best friend and her sister to work out their differences. Please pray that my best friends sister will remember how to be a Christian and not judge her sister, and to hate her sins but love the sinner! Thank you all for caring.

Lacey shares update:
Dixie came through her surgery fine. They removed the cancer with no problem she is still in the hospital but hopefully will be out soon! God is good! outerspacegirl_2000@yahoo.com

Keith shares update:
My friend e-mail today that her grandmother has survived the surgery, and the outlook, though guarded, is good. We will know in the next several days. I ask that you will continue to remember her and her family. (I ask you to remember Theamer Runions in your prayers. She fell today and broke her hip about 6pm. she needs surgery, but has a bad heart, and the doctor fears she will not survive it. She is 74. I ask that you pray that God's will be done in this matter, and that he brings peace to her family during this time.) This is a friend's grandmother and this was like the last straw to her. If you would please remember her also. Her name is Tammy, and she was very suicidal when I talked to her last night. I was up till after midnight reasoning with her. She is a net friend, so I can not get help to her if she does something stupid. k858@prodigy.net

Ed Wrather shares:
Update 12-20-99: Leon was somewhat depressed and discouraged yesterday. It is a difficult time for him knowing it is Christmas and he will still be in the hospital. (My father-in-law, Leon Pruet, is still in the hospital from the stroke he had Nov 10. Leon is again making progress toward restoration of physical abilities. He is almost able to stand and the walking with a walker and assistance and is again slowly progressing. Hopefully and prayerfully he will eventually regain enough physical ability to be able to return home instead of going to a nursing home.) Thank you again for all of your prayers and expressions of concern!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Greg Henson, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Edmond and Eileen Logan, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-20-99:

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - I Thessalonians 5:16-18.

"Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks." - Phillips Brooks.

Please pray for those affected by the flooding and mud slides in Venezuela.

eaglesecho@aol.com shares:
I am requesting prayer for a husband and father I met recently in "cyber space". I met him through another prayer chain. Michael just lost his wife to cancer a week ago and has been left with 7 children under the age of 12, including the youngest, 5-year-old twins.

C.C. -- severe depression/addiction to prescription pain pills and alcohol.

Children burned during Christmas program in Africa. starborn@raex.com

Robert Williamson asks continued prayer for the reconciliation of his family. robertfw@ac.net

Jackie and Art share:
We just got some distressing news about Sharon. Our hearts are just breaking for her....she is down to 58 lbs...can you imagine?! So that you might get a feel for the situation, here is the email we just received this morning: ... Hal took Sharon to the Emergency Ward of the Hospital yesterday morning. She was yelling & screaming that she just wants to die. They have committed her to the psychiatric ward & nobody can see her for 72 hours. Mary & Ed did not go up yet,( I don't know why). They said they will go up Monday when they can get in to see her. Pray for her. Will let you know more when I hear. (Fwd through Heneliz@aol.com)

Annette Williams share:
I ask a special request for my son, who is sinking deeper and deeper in sin. I realize that I can't change him, but the Lord can. I've tried to trust him and give him a second chance and I'm finding out that he has done some things behind my back and now it's going to be a financial bind on me. But I am more worried about him and his soul. I know the deeper Satan gets him into this that the harder it's going to be for him to even try to see the wrong that he has done and try to fix it. I just feel like I need help praying and I feel like the people on this group will Pray. His name is Robert Williams and he is 22 years old. gawill@mindspring.com

Keith shares:
I ask you to remember Theamer Runions in your prayers. She fell today and broke her hip about 6pm. she needs surgery, but has a bad heart, and the doctor fears she will not survive it. She is 74. I ask that you pray that God's will be done in this matter, and that he brings peace to her family during this time. k858@prodigy.net

Rcmemo shares:
Jesse & Beth Phifer's sister Kelly's family - husband has congestive heart failure
Walter & Kathleen Sawyer and son Eugene, who is recovering from an automobile accident at Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation
Ken Eident's brother Frannie suffering with cancer
Charlotte Miller, recovering from a broken leg - in rehab at Lakeview Living Center
Lois Keeter, recovering from a fall

Ed Wrather shares:
My father-in-law, Leon Pruet, is still in the hospital from the stroke he had Nov 10. Leon is again making progress toward restoration of physical abilities. He is almost able to stand and the walking with a walker and assistance and is again slowly progressing. Hopefully and prayerfully he will eventually regain enough physical ability to be able to return home instead of going to a nursing home. Thank you again for all of your prayers and expressions of concern!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Greg Henson, Cassie Perry, Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Edmond and Eileen Logan, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world.

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-15-99:

"Now give me wisdom and knowledge...." - II Chronicles 1:10.

"Then God said to Solomon: 'Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life-but have asked wisdom and knowledge...wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor....'" - II Chronicles 1:11-12.

"Will petitions that do not move the heart of the suppliant, move the heart of Omnipotence?" - Unknown.

Kathleen Bass shares:
I am asking for prayers for my mother, Neobah Race. She had two grand mal seizures this past Sunday and several petit mal yesterday. We believe it to be due to a medication change and the doctors are working now to try a new medicine and stabalize her. She is 80 years old and a devout Christian and we hope her to return to normal and be able to bring her home... kbass@fuse.net

Madeline Rae shares:
Please pray for our grandson who will be spending his Christmas in prison this year. Also pray for my son, his father, who is going through a very tough time concerning his son. May the Holy Spirit bring down comfort and joy to our family and all the families who are going through a tough time during this holiday period. Blessings to all, in His name blckfoot@etex.net

Sheila B. shares:
Here I am again..bothering ppl with my prayer requests. :> about my new job advancement..they say I have a good chance of getting it..but they are still interviewing ppl. The clinical coordinator talked to me today. I want the job and I think I can do it. its very interesting. This is a very big step for me. They said they would let me know in 2 weeks. Then I would be fulltime at this agency. Pray for more courage and assertiveness for me, I lack those things and self confidence! :> thanks :> I have a lot more self confidence than I would have in the past.. Well, God knows what I can do. sheilam@monmouth.com

Unknown sender shares:
My pastor asked our church to send Christmas cards to a little 4 year old girl who is dying with cancer. She says that the only thing she wants for Christmas is lots of cards. I thought maybe you could send this e-mail out and have people send this child a card. I thought it was so sweet that she only asked for such a simple thing, and how good it would make her feel to receive a bunch of cards. Here is her name and address: Paige Lane, 4538 South Creek Road, Cookesville, TN 38506

Diana Coley shares:
My sister Debbie Shindledecker developed chemical pnuemonia after accidentally mixing some household chemicals. Her lungs collasped and by the grace of God she was able to get help. As she was being tested they found a mass that is obstucting the air passages. The biopsy was inconclusive and they must go in and do exploratory surgery. She is still very weak. Also I pray for my brother Chuck's salvation. I know God is dealing with him because he fights it so. Please pray that God will use this situation to glorify His name and to show His mighty power. I would love to see my brother see God's power at work. Maybe then the Lord can get through to him. diana_coley@yahoo.com

Jerry Schey shares:
Today I am attending the funeral of a church member's mother. I would ask you to keep in your thoughts or prayers this family? The Cate family. She was in her 70's and was diagnosed with cancer very recently. They didn't expect her to go so suddenly like this. I also lost another friend who was like a grandfather to me too. He was 86 but such a great teaser and a wonderful sense of humor!! Lloyd too will be missed by me! Andy's (Cate) Kids are having a tough time because they were very close to their grandmother! Jessica is 14 and Andrew is 11.

Rcmemo@aol.com asks:
Healing for Marles Davis, for daughter Kay, Linda James, and Eulala Doby. Encouragement for Barbara Jackson as she is confined to home while her family is away. Pray for sons Steve and Kenny. Pray for Bobbie Huit & family. Pray for John Rodriquez's grandmother. Pray for Jerry's mom. Pray for Gail's mom who is lonely during holidays. Pray for Kevin who is travelling to Greenville regularly for his work. Pray for husband with drinking problem and pray for rebellious son.

Ed Wrather shares:
My father-in-law, Leon Pruet, is still in the hospital from the stroke he had Nov 10. A week ago he had a mini-stroke which took away some of the progress he had made and was discouraging to all of us. However, he seems to have a determination to work at therapy again. Hopefully and prayerfully he will eventually regain enough physical ability to be able to return home instead of going to a nursing home. Thank you again for all of your prayers and expressions of concern!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Edmond and Eileen Logan, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world. (Praise God for the rain, and snow we received!!!)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-14-99:

"Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed." - Mark 1:35.

"Let us advance upon our knees." - John Hardy Neesima.

Frances Spearman shares about Pastor Morris
Please pray for Pastor JD Morris. He had to be admitted back to the hospital in Gastonia NC. He went this morning (Mon.) to get the catheter taken out of his neck and have surgery to put another one in his chest. This is the only way they can give him blood & take blood from him. They took his temperature & he had a high fever, so the surgery was cancelled. His blood counts are the lowest they have ever been so far. We just don' t know what is going to take place & it is so hard on both him & Sonya. The doctor has not made the decision which course of action to take.... whether to give him more chemotherapy (to rebuild the bone marrow) or to do a Bone Marrow Transplant. They were praying the Stem Cell Transplant the doctors did would be all he would need. spearman@innova.net

Frances Spearman shares:
Johnny's heart disease & him being unable to ever work again is so hard on Johnny.... He has been so worried about our financial situation since he has been out of work since July 1st, when he had the 2nd heart attack & his heart surgery. Johnny is on very restricted activities and He can't do anything without getting real nervous & weak. He can walk 1/2 mile around the driveway & back, then has to come in and rest. His Cardiologist says the risks are so high for him to have another heart attack at any time because of the damage done to his heart that cannot be repaired. We continue praying for God to supply our financial needs so Johnny will feel some relief. He signed the disability papers this past Tues. the 7th and it will be the end of Feb. before he draws a regular check. spearman@innova.net

TADiontj@aol.com shares:
I am 24 year old mother of 3 children, My husband and I have been together for 5 years and married for 4. W/ him 4 yrs of that have been great until this year. In Jan., I rededicated my life to serving Jesus. And it seems like after I have given myself to the Lord and try to get my husband saved, the enemy has tried to destroy my joy, happiness, and peace by coming between my marriage. I ask that you all please pray for my family, that it be restored. My children are 8, 2, 1 years old, and now I am pregnant with our fourth child. We have been separated for 5 months & it seems as if the enemy has my husband's mind in confusion. Please pray that my husband, his name is Chuck, is delivered from lust, that he receives salvation, and returns to us as a man of God ready to live as God has ordained. Also that I be patient, obedient, forgiving, and let God work it out.

Karen Cooke shares:
Please pray that I will get my job back and that my mother will be healed. I have been out of work a lot with my mother because she has lung cancer and has been very sick. I got fired from my job Saturday because of being out. My mother lives two hours away from me and I am an only child and my mother has been taking care of my elderly grandmother. We have no one else to help. Please pray that I will get enough information from my mother's doctor to persuade them to give my job back. Also, the same day I found out that I was fired, I found out that my husband is tempted to cheat on me. Please pray that my husband of 7 years won't be tempted. kcooke1@hotmail.com

Carol shares:
We need prayers here in our home. My new husband is newly baptized (10/17) and Satan is working overtime. Joel verbally abused me for over hour and half on Sat. morning and I finally struck out at him by slapping his face. He used all his force and threw me across the room. I fell into the exercise bike and am bruised on hand, stomach, arm, and leg. Having fibromyalgia pain throughout my body normally, this has caused me great physical pain. Joel left the house before I even got up off the floor and I've not seen him since. He's supposed to take medication for his mental problem but was feeling good so stopped it again. songofjoy@songofjoy.com

Terry Ray asks prayer for her uncle's family. Her uncle passed away Sunday. tray74@webtv.net

Lacey Wheeler shares:
My friend lindsey who graduated last year is now in college but she has started hanging with two girls who are really a bad influence. One, Melissa, who recently had an abortion, and Jessica who just had a baby (our of wedlock). She is smoking and drinking and is failing college. Her best friend, Amy, is devastated and is really upset. So please pray for Amy and for the others that they realize the truth and will stop what they are doing. outerspacegirl_2000@yahoo.com

Marcia needs prayer for an important decision.

Ed Wrather shares:
My father-in-law, Leon Pruet, is still in the hospital from the stroke he had Nov 10. A week ago he had a mini-stroke which took away some of the progress he had made and was discouraging to all of us. However, he seems to have a determination to work at therapy again. Hopefully and prayerfully he will eventually regain enough physical ability to be able to return home instead of going to a nursing home. Thank you again for all of your prayers and expressions of concern!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Edmond and Eileen Logan, Ralph's sister, De Chapman, Tom C., Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world. (Praise God for the rain, and snow we received!!!)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-13-99:

"Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." - Mark 10:24.

"If you pray for rain you should carry an umbrella." - Unknown.

Shereen - Having C-section at noon.

Update from Lisa:
Just wanted to say thanks for the prayers. Blake is now in stable condition at LSU Hosp. serendip2@webtv.net

mssmith@gva.net shares:
My Dad went to be with Jesus at 12:42 am today (Friday). We will be travleing to Alaska to be with Mom and for the funeral. Both my brothers don't know Jesus as their Lord. Please pray that God will provide opportunities to share with them what Jesus has to offer that no one else can.

Lynn shares:
I am in serious financial trouble and need immediate help. Please pray that the Lord will move on the ex to pay ahead so I can get straightened out or whatever the Lord wants! shezablnde@aol.com

Liz shares:
Pray for my kids two of them are sick again with asthma very young 7 and 9 the boy looked bad all night (Friday). I need prayer for strengh with grace it's tough for me to see their chest sink in when they pull to breath. Rainseas@aol.com Robert F. Williamson, Jr. shares:
Please everyone pray for me ! I feel like I am going to go crazy. I miss my wife and daughter so much . I love them more than anything in this world . Please keep praying that God brings us back together. She told a friend of mine that she would be going back to Russia soon . I miss her so much and being apart from her hurts so bad! robertfw@ac.net

Marcia shares:
I am sending along another request for my husband Ed, in the far country. I pray for his soul. Many believe now that he was only a "jailhouse" conversion. He has turned to the world and alcohol. I found out recently that he had been drinking for a while. Now I can look back and see things that did noot make sense, of course now they do. So there is also alcohol, this I believe is the main thing satan is using... tigeryear@hotmail.com

Rita shares:
For many years I have been praying for a mate. There is a good, Christian man, whom I work with that I like very much. i have prayed for signs which seemed positive-others thought so too. Several people, including a minister believe we would make a good couple, however I heard he does not think it is a good idea to get involve with anyone at work. I am feeling very discouraged. Please pray that God will somehow bring us together. Rita2691@hotmail.com

Sarah shares:
I am under a deluge of stress producing problems on my job. Please, pray that God binds the troublemakers, that He removes those who need to be removed, and that He sends angels into every area of the building and to protect me. I also ask that you pray that He raises up His people who are not showing that they are His children as they sit back and allow all kinds of atrocities to occur and that He moves them out where He has placed them to act. sarahd2@bellatlantic.net

Please continue to pray for Frances and Johnny Spearman and Pastor Morris.

Ernestine Goward shares:
I would like to thank you for your prayers, for my sister-in-law Mary Ellen. The test results came back negative. I also wanted to let you know that God brought Mary Ellen and her husband a peace they have never had before, as she went through the biopsy, and waited for the results. Neither Mary Ellen or her husband, Daniel are saved. Your continued prayers, for their salvation would greatly be appreciated. egoward@concentric.net

Agatha shares:
My dear friend (Vethavali) was called to the Lord on Sat (11/12). I pray that the Lord will lift her up to him. I also pray that the Lord will give her husband lots of strength and peace at this difficult time. May he be blessed and look after his newly born baby girl with all his love. Please include her in your prayers. I am attending her funeral today and i ask the Lord for strength to witness this painful event. acalbert@ingr.com

Ed Wrather shares:
Update: 12-13-99: Leon had a very discouraging day last Friday but Saturday was much better emotionally and physically for him. (Update: 12-10-99: Some improvement from latest light stroke but has not returned to previous point of progress.) (Update 12-8-99: Had another light stroke early yesterday. Has had some return of function since then so hopefully and prayerfully the damage from this latest event will be temporary.) (Update 12-6-99: My father-in-law, Leon Pruet had a significant stroke on Nov 10. Continues to make slow improvement.) (Update 12-2-99 Yesterday the therapist said she believed with continued therapy he would be able to go home in about a month and eventually walk again.) Your continued prayers would be greatly appreciated. (Leon is in the Great Plains Regional Medical Center, P. O. Box 2339, Elk City, OK 73648.) Thank you for your cards and letters they have been very meaningful to us all!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Imo LeGrand, Ruth Clem, Clara's sister, Edmond and Eileen Logan, Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world. (Praise God for the rain, and snow we received!!!)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-10-99:

"Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." - Matthew 9:37-38.

"Prayer without work is like an empty wagon - lots of noise but no load." - Unknown.

Debby Vance shares: Ben is a nine year old boy who has been diagnosed with a tumor on his brain stem that cannot be operated on. he got sick very suddenly, and there is not much hope unless he gets a miracle. pray for ben and his mom myra. also marie has cancer pretty much all over her body, is having chemo once, and if it doesn't help, that's all she will do. please pray for her total healing. thankyou so much for your prayers, i pray for this list everyday. thank you, debby jerrydeb73@hotmail.com

Tracy Manzo shares: I live in Roselle Park, NJ with my 2 daughters and my husband in an apartment. Here is my dilemma / problem. I am living in a 2 family house we rent from a man named Joe Emma and he is not a nice man. We are on the cusp and I mean cusp of being evicted we were supposed to actually be out yesterday 12/7/99, but by the grace of God and I mean the Grace of God my husband Jim made a payment arrangement with the landlord. But then the worm turned. I was let go from my job and we are in a major jam as to paying Mr. Emma. My husband Jim gets paid every two weeks and so did I but it was he got paid the one week and I got paid the next so it was going to work out so he'd get $450.00 every week with no problem, well until I got fired. See me and my husband Jim separated in August. I was unable to work because of deep depression and diabetes. I was a mess in and out of hospitals via ambulance the whole mess. So I fell behind OCT, NOV and now DEC rent and I have no idea how to get out of this mess. Jim is working and we've asked everyone we know if we can borrow the money but with Christmas and all no one has it... TKB836@aol.com

Maual P. Dizon shares: Please pray with me that the Lord intervene on the BIOTECHNOLOGY accounting that they would release my salary check next week December 15. Please pray that I would receive also 13th month pay and bonus. Thank you very much for your concern. God would bring you back all the blessing exceedingly and abundantly far above all we could ever ask or think. GOD BLESS YOU! Manny.

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Sheila B. shares an update: I just wanted to thank those who wrote to encourage me. I had a good day today. I think its what I want to do for now. I have an opportunity to be a case manager for a child welfare agency. at times I would have to appear in court and most times I would be running around doing things for clients..and I like that type of work. Even at some point I may have the opportunity to take a clients children inside a women's facility so that she may see her children. the other two ppl who have the job now really do not want to go to a woman's prison, but since I have experience doing bible studies "inside," when I heard of doing it I was really excited. :> I have much more confidence in myself to do this job than I had when I posted the note for prayer. :> Also thank you for the prayers for my parents. :> God is neat. He walked me down a path to get involved in prison ministries when I had no prior interest to do so and here it is all working together. In God's Great Undying LOVE, Sheila sheilam@monmouth.com

Ruth shares: I would like to request prayer for my friend Maria & her husband Julio. Neither one is a Christian & they really need Jesus! Julio feels guilty & responsible for his father's death (he's not!) & he has been having nightmares & is barely able to eat,.and Maria is so worried for him that she is barely functioning, herself. Please bathe them in prayer & ask God to open their eyes to their need of Jesus & also break the stronghold(s) of superstition & even some occult practices in their lives. Thank you! In Jesus' Name, Ruth ninaruth@san.rr.com

Ed Wrather shares: Update: 12-10-99: Some improvement from latest light stroke but has not returned to previous point of progress. (Update 12-8-99: Had another light stroke early yesterday. Has had some return of function since then so hopefully and prayerfully the damage from this latest event will be temporary.) (Update 12-6-99: My father-in-law, Leon Pruet had a significant stroke on Nov 10. Continues to make slow improvement.) (Update 12-2-99 Yesterday the therapist said she believed with continued therapy he would be able to go home in about a month and eventually walk again.) Your continued prayers would be greatly appreciated. (Leon is in the Great Plains Regional Medical Center, P. O. Box 2339, Elk City, OK 73648.) Thank you for your cards and letters they have been very meaningful to us all!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Imo LeGrand, Edmond and Eileen Logan, Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world. (Praise God for the rain, and snow we received!!!)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-9-99:

"Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God." - Acts 10:4b.

"Hurry is the death of prayer." - Samuel Chadwick.

Debbie C shares:
To help my son find the peace and love of Jesus through all the illnesses he is now going through. The last is severe depression where he is becoming suicidal. He is 16 and has lost his faith. tiger69692@excite.com

Agatha Christie Albert shares:
I have a prayer request for a friend. She was diagnosed of having brain tumor just 2 days ago and is in critical condition now. She was 7 months pregnant and the baby had to be operated since it would be dangerous to have the baby and undergo 4 major surgerys for her head. I visited her in hospital yesterday and the senior consultant informed her husband and family that her chances of survival are very slim. The baby is in the intensive ward undergoing treatments as well. I ask that the Lord strengthen her husabnd and family and lift her up with his loving care. I pray that the Lord will have favor on them and give all of them peace. The Lord knows best and he will have mercy on them all. Thanks be to God above for his unspeakable gift of Love. acalbert@ingr.com

Terry Ray shares:
Much thanks for all the prayers and encouraging emails I received over the past week. I applied for Social Security and SSI yesterday and will be going to be interviewed for food stamps and Vocational Rehabilitation. My prayer requests today are for my mother, who is feeling under the weather with a cold. She's 65 and needs encouragement about my situation. Also, for my niece, Misty, her husband Lamont, and my little great niece, Trisha. They have had a very bad year financially and Misty seems to have turned her back on God. I don't know if Lamont is saved; I have never spoken to him or met him. But he won't try to work because he has a "authority figure problem". They may be moving back to IN from CO before Christmas, and though I want to see my niece and great-niece, I know there will be fireworks with Lamont and my brother, Misty's father. He expects to live off them. Please pray that we can accept Lamont into the family and if he doesn't know the Lord, that one of us can show him the way to salvation. God bless you all, and I'm praying for you! tray74@webtv.net

Update from Tsbabe@aol.com:
My mom is out of surgery and doing fine. Thank you for your prayers!

Shona shares:
First, I would like to explain what is/has happened to me. I started a new job around two years ago for which I had went to college and worked very hard to get. It was my dream job. Around a year into the job I started having health symptoms that I did not understand. As time went on, things became stranger. Until 11/30/99, the problems that I had been having was explained/made clear to me. I had been praying for the Lord to help and show me what was happening. That day I found out that my coworkers had been drugging me and making me do terrible things. An angel had to protect me to get me home that day. It was horrible the thing that I saw. I am requesting that you forward this prayer request to all that you know. I need all the help that I can get. I need prayers of protection for me and my family. I wish for an avenging angel so that these people cannot do this to anyone else. The truth must be told. I, also, will need prayers of healing. If there is anything else please write me. God Bless!! sskeeter@eee.org

Michael Thornton shares:
Please pray for Fran, they found cancer in her lymph nodes. psudomnk@vol.com

Sheila B. shares:
my parents were in a car accident tonight..they are ok and the car is ok..some guy pulled out in front of their car and another car..and he went right on by and didn't even know he caused this accident..my parents saw the other car..but the car that hit my parents car I dont think knew there was a third car..so now my parents are wondering if they will be blamed for the accident..my dad was driving and he is 85..they are shook up about it..the cop asked how old my dad was..and that bothered him. Also my mother found a lump in her left breast..she went to the Dr.'s and she is going for tests next week. The Dr acted like it was nothing to worry about..but who knows. Also for me...I want this job at work and my two bosses will talk to me about it on Monday..I present as unsure at times..I dont have that great skill that most ppl have..to BS..and I feel unsure most times..but I know I have come a long way..I see my own personal growth..but I know others can't see it..so of course I think on Monday they are going to tell me they don't want me for this job..so now I am thinking lowly of myself..wondering why I am here and the usual stuff I think about.. sheilam@monmouth.com

Jeanie shares an update:
First I want to thank those who e-mailed me with encouragement and pray. We received a phone call today from a non-medicaid client requesting our assistants. Three sisters whom live in Richmond, Virginia have another sister in Quincey, Florida that needs stretcher transportation back home. LifeAir wants $5,500.00 and $500.00 more for the ground carrier to bring her the rest of the way home. All the other carriers in our area told her they do it for half the price. And then they called us, well we only charge the medicaid rate no matter whom we carry; which is $20.00 a pick-up and $1.03 a mile. So my God has blessed us with the finances I need for the month of December. Praise The Lord!!! There are other bills and more days ahead, but all I can say is: "Never Give Up Hope" spotteddove@digitalexp.com

Ed Wrather shares:
Update 12-8-99: Had another light stroke early yesterday. Has had some return of function since then so hopefully and prayerfully the damage from this latest event will be temporary. (Update 12-6-99: My father-in-law, Leon Pruet had a significant stroke on Nov 10. Continues to make slow improvement.) (Update 12-2-99 Yesterday the therapist said she believed with continued therapy he would be able to go home in about a month and eventually walk again.) Your continued prayers would be greatly appreciated. (Leon is in the Great Plains Regional Medical Center, P. O. Box 2339, Elk City, OK 73648.) Thank you for your cards and letters they have been very meaningful to us all!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Imo LeGrand, Edmond and Eileen Logan, Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world. (Praise God for the rain, and snow we received!!!)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-8-99:

"Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God." - Colossians 4:12.

"Prayer is not something to be added after other approaches in our search for the will of God have been tried and have failed. No, we should pray as we use the personal resources God has given us." - T.B. Maston.

Please pray for all those affected by the school shooting at Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma and the other eight school shootings over the past two years in the United States. There has also been a school shooting in Veghel, Netherlands.

Cathy Rome shares:
A friend of mine at work asked me to put her sister, Pam, on my prayer list at church. I would also like to ask the burning bush egroups to add her to their prayer list. She has had cancer before and it has come back. Pray to give Pam and her family strength to get through this and that the Lord will bring healing to Pam once again. crome@agctr.lsu.edu

Kim Jewel shares:
Please say a prayer for my boss's sister her name is Patrica Kolze and we need to pray for her salvation. They found a lump in her breast that gets checked out today, lets pray that it's nothing serious and she will accept the Lord and she will be healed. You can email me the prayers and I will give them to her maybe they will change her heart.Thank you all prayer warriors God Bless kim@aamstrand.com

Ambyr shares:
Please pray for my best friend, she just had some test done that indicate Lupus. Please, pray for the additional tests to be negative. Please send the prayers to ambyr@aamstrand.com and I will make sure she gets them. Thank you and God bless ambyr@aamstrand.com

Jeanie shares:
This is not easy for me, I do not ask for help from others. I am a christian, have been for 12 years. I live in a small town called Madison, Florida. We moved here July 1st 1999 from a big city Tallahasse, Florida. My son is 13 years old I am 41 years old today 12/8/1999 my 11 year old son lives with his father still in Tallahassee, Florida. I have a company "Madison Medical Transport" we transport non-emergancy stretcher clients to and from hospitals, nursing homes and their homes. We get paid from medicated and they do not pay well. I went from $4,500.00 a month to $1,500.00 a month in under three months time. I am having problems paying rent, lights, phones and even food for next week. Please prayer for us, I do not know if my God is trying to tell me that my ministary is over and it is time to move on or what... spotteddove@digitalexp.com

Lisa shares:
I just received news from a good friend that a friend of hers and her 12 year old son were in a car accident and the son, Blake Stephens is in LSU Hospital in critical condition. The mother, who is a nurse, is in unkown condition at this time. Please pray for them. They are in Louisiana, I believe Shreveport. God bless! serendip2@webtv.net

Tsbabe@aol.com shares:
My mom is having surgery for arthritis and carpal tunnel. Please pray that everything will turn out well. Also please pray for my sister and I to reconcile our differences and help me to Judge as I wish to be judged. And for salvation for all my unsaved family and friends. Thank you.

Rcmemo@aol.com asks:
Pray for Mike with his decision to leave his job and pray for his family. Pray for the staff at Miller Clinic with changes occuring there due to loss of management staff. Healing for sister Betty, who has symptons of chrones disease, for an 86 year old mother who is recovering from pneumonia, for Bob as he is suffering with cluster headaches, for Ben who heart stopped on the operating table. He is recovering and surgery has been postponed. Pray for Blanche Smith. Comfort for Pauline Beatty family, for my Mom, for the safe travel of the Belle Isle as they tray from from Africa for medical treatments.

Ed Wrather shares:
Update 12-6-99: My father-in-law, Leon Pruet had a significant stroke on Nov 10. Continues to make slow improvement. (Update 12-2-99 Yesterday the therapist said she believed with continued therapy he would be able to go home in about a month and eventually walk again.) Your continued prayers would be greatly appreciated. (Leon is in the Great Plains Regional Medical Center, P. O. Box 2339, Elk City, OK 73648.) Thank you for your cards and letters they have been very meaningful to us all!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Imo LeGrand, Clara Davis (Clara and Lester are improving.) , Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world. (Praise God for the rain, and snow we received!!!)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-7-99:

"O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah. O God, behold our shield, And look upon the face of Your anointed. For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly." - Psalm 84:8-11.

"Whoever only speaks of God, but never or seldom to God, easily leases body and soul to idols. The Christian thus places his whole future in jeopardy by a stunted prayer life." - Carl F. H. Henry.

Lacey Wheeler shares:
My aunt's, sister-in-law Dixie has cancer in her uterus and may die of it. She is not having surgery until Dec. 17 and it may be too late. She will not get another doctors opinion and she needs our prayers!! outerspacegirl_2000@yahoo.com

Robert Keen Sr. shares: I need a job; Have been out of work now for almost a month; Have applied and taken tests and passed them but still there is no job; Bills are piling up; checking account is messed up; car broke down and couldn't get the coast to old job which is 100+ miles from home; fixed to run locally but have no reserve funds etc;I know God has a plan and I just need to know what it is. Thank You .....God Bless you all keenclan@merlin.ebicom.net

setthecaptivesfree@hotmail.com shares:
A newbie Wiccan emailed me tonight. She needs prayer that her blindness will be removed and so she will be able to understand the truth. They seem to be searching but they are looking in the wrong places. (Name was removed at the request of the newbie Wiccan.)

Lynn Snider shares:
Several weeks ago we requested prayer for God's leadership concerning a new place of service. Since then we have interviewed with several churches and sent tapes. Last week we visited with a church in Houston, Tx, preached for a church in Lindale, Tx, and met with another church from the Dallas area. We are going to Houston to preach this weekend, and the church that we met with last weekend will hear us Sunday. Please continue to pray for God's leadership in our lives, and especially for this Lord's day that He be glorified. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/2343 agape@gower.net

Robin Shaw shares (Received letter from her.):

I am a victim of Hurricane Floyd flooding. Due to the flooding my children and I lost all clothing, furniture, housing and transportation. I am a single parent and in dire need of financial support. I have been approved for a SBA loan for housing. However, before a mobile home can be placed, or my family and I can move in the land needs to be cleared, septic tank installed, and brick foundation. (P. O. Box 205, Tarboro, NC 27886)

Jamie Ambler shares:
I am writing to you concerning a course I wish to go on next year (year starting September 2000). It is called the Academy of Music Ministry, although more commonly it goes by the name of Nexus. I have felt called to go to this really since I first heard about it, and God really laid it on my heart to go this August (1999) at Derwent week up at Cliff college. However, as enthusiastic as I may be, I cannot afford this on my own. At present, I am studying full time at Brunts upper school, Mansfield, England, and voluntary commitments such as county performance groups, the church worship group etc., as well as mounting work keep me from obtaining a part time job. tinabop2000@hotmail.com

Ed Wrather shares:
Update 12-6-99: My father-in-law, Leon Pruet had a significant stroke on Nov 10. Continues to make slow improvement. (Update 12-2-99 Yesterday the therapist said she believed with continued therapy he would be able to go home in about a month and eventually walk again.) Your continued prayers would be greatly appreciated. (Leon is in the Great Plains Regional Medical Center, P. O. Box 2339, Elk City, OK 73648.) Thank you for your cards and letters they have been very meaningful to us all!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Imo LeGrand, Clara Davis, Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world. (Praise God for the rain, and snow we received!!!)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-6-99:

"Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to YOu, And I will look up." - Psalm 5:1-3.

"Prayer is the preface to the book of Christian living, the text of the new life sermon, the girding on of the armor for battle, the pilgrim's preparation for his journey; and it must be supplemented by action or it amounts to nothing." - Unknown.

Jeanne shares:
Please pray for healing for Shawn & Jeanne, and our relationship. We have been seperated for three months. Pray the Lord reunites us again as a family very, very soon, before Christmas. That he gives us the strength and courage to put our family back together quickly. Thank you for your prayers, and God Bless all of you. Jeanne01@msn.com

Lisa shares:
I visit a deathrow inmate and it breaks my heart. I have learned through God that good people can do bad things, but only God can take this in his hands. Please pray for all people behind bars, they need love, not the inhumanity served to them on a daily basis. My husband was murdered in 1981, I gave this to God to handle. Please just pray for my Christa. serendip2@webtv.net

Jerry Schey asks:
Please keep me in prayer? Things are very serious around here and I am having trouble dealing with many issues !?

Debbie shares:
I have a friend who is blind. 30 years ago before he became a christian something terrible happened to him and after all this time it is coming back to haunt him. He has a ministry that helps children and the elderly at Christmas and he helps year round all folks who need encouragement or help in any way....he is a very soft hearted gentle man and this is about to break him completely. Please pray that God will move for him. His health isn't good and he has a bad heart and this has been causing chest pains. Please pray that God will put forgiveness in the hearts of others. His name is Ed and he needs your prayers and I thank you for your faithfulness in praying.

Robert shares:
Please pray for my wife Natalya and myself . We are separated and I have not spoken to or seen her or my 8 year old daughter Kate sense she left over four weeks ago. I have turned it all over to God. Please pray that God brings us back together and restores my family. Also please pray that God drives out the spirit of fear that is on her and to cover her with his Peace and love! She is Russian and she is not saved and has an extreme fear ao anything Christian. I love her so very very much and I miss her more than you will ever know. Robertfw@ac.net

Please continue to pray for the Spearmans and Pastor Morris.

From unknown sender:
his name is steve and he is 28. he has a large brain aneurysm and can not have surgery due to where it is and how large it is. he also has one in his stomache. he has had a cople more in his stomache too. he has had some very serious physical problems he has had so many surgeries on his stomache that he has no wall to his stomache so when he eats his intestines can not hold the food right and process it and he gets this huge bulge in his stomache that causes great pain. the doctors told him today that he can no longer eat regularly like you or i would. however, he can not survive on iv's for forever either,but because of these aneurysms he can not have the surgery or he would die. he feels like he will die either way. he is so strong and has been thru all this. he has been thru 20 surgeries but his body can not take anymore. please help me pray

Ernestine Goward shares:
Please pray for my sister-in-law, Mary Ellen. A tumor was found during her yearly mammogram. She is having a biopsy this morning (Posted yesterday.).

Sheila shares:
I am asking prayers for a family I am working with. there are many children involved but one particular who is hurting emotionally. His name is "M." his father is in prison for alleging killing someone and his mother needs lots of prayers also. God knows who they all are..but if you could say a prayer for these children. Maybe you could say a short prayer each day for "Sheila's kids" :> I wish I could take them all and give them loving homes...but I can't. :< But God can work miracles as we all know with prayers. sheilam@monmouth.com

Ed Wrather shares:
Update 12-2-99: My father-in-law, Leon Pruet had a significant stroke on Nov 10. Yesterday the therapist said she believed with continued therapy he would be able to go home in about a month and eventually walk again. Your continued prayers would be greatly appreciated. (Leon is in the Great Plains Regional Medical Center, P. O. Box 2339, Elk City, OK 73648.) Thank you for your cards and letters they have been very meaningful to us all!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Imo LeGrand, Clara Davis, Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world. (Praise God for the rain, and snow we received!!!)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-3-99:

"If My People who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." - II Chronicles 7:14.

"Yes, there is only one thing that will save us in this hour of desperation and that is prayer." - Stephen Olford, Heart Cry for Revival.

Barbara Harding shares:
I was just told by JoAnn that Mary Ellen has cancer. It is the type that is called the silent cancer. Mary Ellen had a cough that was not going away, and the gals bugged her to see the Dr. (as she rarely ever, ever goes). So, to get them off of her back she went. The Dr. gave her a good exam and found that her spline was enlarged and sent her for an MRI of that area. It showed a 7" tumor on her kidneys, spot on her liver and the test caught a glimpse of her lungs that showed a spot. She is now going for a complete MRI and bone scan at Jeff. Dr. said that this type of cancer does not respond well to kemo/radiation. And it is inoperable. There is a procedure that has been out for 10 years and they will do that, probably. Mary Ellen called her Aunt in Boston and was told that her Uncle had the same cancer 20 years ago, in the same organs. Mary Ellen is telling everyone so that they will keep her in their prayers. coolrmom@erols.com

Sudnlyhere@aol.com shares:
My best friend Chrissy got in a car accident a few days ago. Her husband just called me. She suffered major head tramas - 8 to 10 of them, now has 2 metal plated in her head, broken ribs and was on a ventalator for 3 days. Please pray that she come through ok.

Cheri Pueschel asks:
I just wanted to ask if you guys could pray for the youth as we prepare to go to the appalachian mountains on friday to help distribute warm clothes and blankets and stuff...thanks! Cheri62284@aol.com

Meredith shares:
I would like to lift my friend Jamie Moore and her family up in prayer. Her father is in really bad shape right now. He has been in the intensive care unit for the past week. His pancreas and kidneys are failing and is internally bleeding and the doctors dont know how to make it stop. I would just pray that God would give the doctors wisdom to help her father, and her family the strength to make it through this difficult time. Dixchic11@aol.com

Dallas Sutton - "Donna called at 11:30 this A.M.and Dallas died peacefully." "Pray for the family to give them strength through all of this sorrow." Services are Saturday, 10:30 A.M. at Martin's in Elk City.

Ed Wrather shares:
Update 12-2-99: My father-in-law, Leon Pruet had a significant stroke on Nov 10. Yesterday the therapist said she believed with continued therapy he would be able to go home in about a month and eventually walk again. Your continued prayers would be greatly appreciated. (Leon is in the Great Plains Regional Medical Center, P. O. Box 2339, Elk City, OK 73648.) Thank you for your cards and letters they have been very meaningful to us all!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Imo LeGrand, Clara Davis, Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Dallas Sutton (cancer), Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world. (And we need rain for the crops!)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-2-99:

"And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken." - Acts 4:31.

"More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." - Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Barbara Reiman asks:
For complete hormone health-(multiple) and for a mobility cart & lack of bankruptcy. StarBarbie@webtv.net

Doris shares an update:
My sister and I will go out to another agency to see if they can help us find a job. Please pray that God gives us favor with them and that they are able to honestly help us find a job related to our field of study (mine is biology and I'd like to get something as a Research Assistant). MSCAMUY@webtv.net

Cheryl shares:
A friend of mine went into the hospital Thanksgivings day with congestive heart failure. After a Heart Cath, a CT Scan, and a defibrillator implant....the doctors are giving the family no hope for her. She is not saved, nor any of her family. Please pray for this family that they will see the need of Salvation in their life and that healing will also take place for Diane. Thank you and God bless. CBarnes586@aol.com

Debbie shares:
Our revival is coming up Jan 2-6, please put our church on the prayer list until then---Emmaus Baptist Church in New Edinburg, AR! Bro Todd West will be the evangelist. DebbieD90@aol.com

Pastor Jim shares:
Please keep Pastor Randy and Sister Connie in your prayers. Brother Randy is having to do what the Dr's say I can not do now, for those in the hosp. These two need all the prayers of each person world wide to bring the good news of our Father. For myself I have been told to stay away from the hosp. for med. reasons pray that the Spirit of the Lord comes upon me to restore what is mine. I miss those that I can not visit and bring comforting news of our Fathers mighty hands. God Loves you all and so do we. PS. Pastor Randy is not only my brother, He is our minister at our church. Thank You.

Cindi shares:
Rick's sister have been together 3 years and just recently were married this October. He has been missing since Friday AM. He is without his diabetes meds and has just disappeared without any personal belongings or a word to anyone. We are all concerned for him and most of all my Sister in law..Thank You.

Anonymous shares:
Please pray my friend Ging, she would undergo executive check-up in one of our top hospital here in the Philippines (Dec. 03, 1999). This check-up examination would be used for her visa application to US. Please pray that the Lord intervene the success of her check-up and visa interview (Dec. 20, 1999, 7:00am GMT).
Manuel P. Dizon
BFAR, Fish Health Section
860 Arcadia Bldg. Quezon Ave.,
Quezon City, PHILIPPINES 1103

Sweetwater Prayer Requests:

Robert Thompson - Court appearance today.
Dallas Sutton - Very ill with cancer.
Ed Wrather shares:
Update 12-1-99: Leon was tired but able to say our son Nick's name correctly for the first time since the stroke. He has not had any further problems with his vision and his confusion seems to be much better. (Update on my father-in-law, Leon Pruet, who had a stroke on November 10. He is still in the hospital but has been making slow but steady progress. However, it now appears that he is having transient visual loss which could be a precursor to permanent visual loss. Your continued prayers would be greatly appreciated.) (Leon is in the Great Plains Regional Medical Center, P. O. Box 2339, Elk City, OK 73648.) Thank you for your cards and letters they have been greatly appreciated!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Imo LeGrand, Chick Cutright, Ray Smith, Dallas Sutton (cancer), Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Gladys Lewis, Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world. (And we need rain for the crops!)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

Posted 12-1-99:

"Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart." - Luke 18:1.

"Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance: it is laying hold of His highest willingness." - Richard Chenevix.

Rcmemo@aol.com with Christ The King Church in Charlotte asks: Healing for Blanche Smith (Strength for her family.), Marles Davis, Margaret Lowder, Jan Forehand, LuAnn, Denise Berceli (Recovery from surgery and chemo/radiation therapy.), Barbara Jackson. Comfort for Renee Hoyle, Joyce and Brian Bishop, and Aunt Linda. Protection for Kevin. Prayer for Children's Memorial Kickoff in Frazier Park Dec 11 that community will come and that this will help to bring healing to the bereaved families in Charlotte.

Sheila shares:
Just when I thought God wasn't around..I thought he left the planet for a few days..I hate going on stone cold faith and always seem to get a witness that God is around..live and well..well today he blew my socks off......he was saving up this great surprise for just today..well, GOD got me a contact with a Christian treatment center that helps addicted women. I have to make a decision on what God wants me to do. Of course I have this image problem and think I am never the right person for the job..but then I thought,"God set me up on this deal and he should know if I can do it or not.." so I am asking God on what he wants me to do with this opportunity....I am calling the director back tomorrow so that maybe I can see her on Thursday!!!!!!!!! PLEASE ALL PRAY.. thanks :> In God's Great Undying LOVE, Sheila sheilam@monmouth.com

Sherry shares:
There is a man that works here with me by the name of Chuck Shaw. Some of you know him. He has been a diabetic for many years and was just admitted to the hospital with a bone infection in his leg and foot. As you probably know, this can be a life threatening ailment for diabetics. Please say a little prayer for him to heal quickly. Chuck is a hard working man, very intelligent and a devout Christian. I am sure he and his wife would appreciate any words on his behalf. Thank you all so much. (Posted without email address through bravenet form.)

Anita asks prayer for:
Lorraine who has cancer and is now at home with hospice. "I found out she had a stroke and she can no longer speak... She is very very weak now and the cancer has gone into her brain..." Gladrags2@webtv.net

Robert Thompson - Court appearance Dec 2.

Dallas Sutton - Very ill with cancer.

Ed Wrather shares:
Update 12-1-99: Leon was tired but able to say our son Nick's name correctly for the first time since the stroke. He has not had any further problems with his vision and his confusion seems to be much better. (Update on my father-in-law, Leon Pruet, who had a stroke on November 10. He is still in the hospital but has been making slow but steady progress. However, it now appears that he is having transient visual loss which could be a precursor to permanent visual loss. Your continued prayers would be greatly appreciated.) (Leon is in the Great Plains Regional Medical Center, P. O. Box 2339, Elk City, OK 73648.) Thank you for your cards and letters they have been greatly appreciated!! wrather@logixnet.net

Please pray for healing for Imo LeGrand, Ray Smith, Dallas Sutton (cancer), Luther Lampkin, Earl Dodson, Bernice Harrington, Geraldine Bruner, Madison, Raymond Alexander, Michael L., Matt H., Gail Sutton, Betty Davis, Sandra Thornton, AJW, and Jan Woods.

Please pray for revival and spiritual awakening to come to Sweetwater, Oklahoma and across this world. (And we need rain for the crops!)

Ed - Please pray for me as I write these devotionals and at the same time that I may be the pastor and everything God wants me to be.

There are many other prayer requests that are being sent to the Burning Bush discussion list. They can be viewed (along with all messages to the group) at: http://www.egroups.com/list/theburningbush

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OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1999 PRAYER REQUESTS

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