Relentless prayer is a relentless pursuit in seeing God’s will done on earth.
“Real prayer holds meaning – it’s not an empty formality (Spurgeon, C.). Again, God knows the heart and mind behind every prayer. He loves to listen to our prayers! The psalmist said he was going to continue praying as long as he had breath simply because God would bend down to listen to him – Psalm 116:1-2. When prayers are empty, they lack communing with God. God loves talking with us and He cares about everything that concerns us. The real question is, do we love talking to God? A heartfelt conversation is not empty; self-righteous speech is empty.” – excerpt taken from Revival of the Hearts, by Alysa VanderWeerd
US Hiring has rebounded in October with 531,000 jobs added. – Praying for the US economy and recovery from the pandemic and for all those who are looking for jobs to get the job that is best for them.
“I cried out to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy mountain.” Psalm 3:4 NLT
Colin Powell – Died at age 84 on October 19, due to COVID-19 complications. He was a four star general, and the first African American Secretary of State, who dedicated four decades of his life to serving the United States nation. He was remember today at his funeral service by his friends and family as a “principled man of humility and grace whose decorated record of leadership can serve as a model for generations to come.” Praying for his family and friends.
“Praise the LORD! How joyful are those who fear the LORD an delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. They themselves will be wealthy, and their good deeds will last forever.” Psalm 112:1-3 NLT
Policemen – Praying for strength, wisdom and protection for policemen, and for all of the cities that defunded the police to refund the police and for people to realize the need for their protection; and praying for right correction to be dealt to any police who are not doing what is right by the citizens, and for those who are qualified and desiring the job of policeman to get the job.
“The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth. He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them. The LORD protects all those who love him, but he destroys the wicked. I will praise the LORD, and may everyone on earth bless his holy name forever and ever.” Psalm 145:18-21 NLT
Fire fighters – Praying for the safety of fire fighters and for them to have a right mindset in regards to the people they are helping, caring about the people; for healing for any who have experienced PTSD from the traumatic situations they have faced when helping others, and for those qualified who desire positions at a fire station to get the job.
“The LORD is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. The LORD is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation. All of your works will thank you, LORD, and your faithful followers will praise you. They will speak of the glory of your kingdom; they will give examples of your power.” Psalm 145:8-11 NLT
Military – Praying for strength and wisdom for all branches of the military to be able to deal rightly with what is before them, for healing for those who have experienced traumatic situations and are struggling mentally and/or physically, and for their families who face extended periods of time apart from their loved one.
“Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever.” Psalm 111:10 NLT
Abba! Thank You for Your never changing presence in our lives. You are El Roi, thus You see everything. You see the needs in our midst. You see every one of these peoples’ needs and so we ask Lord for Your will to be done in their lives. We praise Your name, today, and pray that everyone on earth would bless Your holy name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.