Sunday, July 13, 2008

prayer for the week

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and may also have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

from the Book of Common Prayer

7 comments:

preacherman said...

Amen & Amen.
I know I am going to strive to answer this prayer.

Ted I have a special prayer request I was wondering if you church could add me to there prayer list as I have and to continue to suffer much trials in my life as I serve God. I have been in ICU this week, I have EGD and cclonoscopy. I was up coughing half the night. My dad is going to fill in teaching Bibile class and preach for me today. My lungs and chest still hurt like hell. please I ask your church pray for me. I know that their is power in numbers. I love you brother move than you will ever know.
In Him,
Kinney
Aka,
Preacherman

Ex-Shammickite said...

Are you a minister, Ted?

NaNcY said...

i can see why we are to pray always, for there is always plenty to pray about.

this day is full of things to pray about and to be thankful for.

i thank God for who you are in Jesus.

rest in Jesus and His blessings.

NaNcY said...

i just remembered...this was my mother's birthday.

always those memories tied to the calender.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Kinney,
So sorry to hear of all you continue to go through. Glad your dad can fill in for you, today.

I'll get others to pray for you, and will be glad to mention it during our prayer time at church. And most importantly for me, I'll keep praying for you as I think of all those who remember to keep praying for us in our troubles, friends are the ones most likely to do so.

Hope you're feeling better soon, and that there can be a long term solution and healing so that you can serve for many years to come, as Jesus tarries.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Ex-Shammickite,
No, I am not. Though I can and do preach and teach.

I am a simple Christian who does love to read and serve where I can. I think I would have enjoyed doing that, or being an educator of some sort, but my primary goal, is simply to be a true follower of Jesus by the Spirit and the word in his church in this world.

Hope your day up there is as nice as ours. I love the weather, in the 70's F (sorry, I don't know celsius, or the metric, though I agree that's superior to our measurements), and breezy here. A little nippy for Deb, but just about right for me.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nancy,
Yes. Prayer is so vital to us, in Jesus. Kind of like our "vital breath", and I think it's been called that.

And memories. That reminds me, I need to call my mother soon. She's in her early 80's, but still doing quite well, it seems.

And I'm thankful for who you are in Jesus, as well.