Sep 7, 2008

Prayer Request Sunday


I have been pondering what to do with Prayer Request Sundays. As I was speaking to the Lord, asking Him if this was what He still desired. I have seen, that few come by for prayer, some weeks none at all. Honestly, I was thinking of dropping it, as if I am posting only my prayer requests or needs, then well... anyway, as I was giving it to God, handing Him the details, questioning whether it was only for a short season, this is what He said.
"Where two or more are gathered there I am in the midst."
I said, "Lord, but it is just me and if someone else shows up, it may or may not be when I am here. I understand that when I begin praying it is You and me and them, our hearts knit together and coming before you in faith, whether big or small on our parts."
He corrected me and said, "No, Kimmie, you have it wrong. When I asked you to begin to step out and share, for you to offer to stand in intercession, you were not alone. I am with you, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are with you. Jesus carries these peoples concerns, the Holy Spirit is their comfort, I am their loving Father. Without them, yes your time would be fruitless. Though you don't see the requests, though you haven't heard them, as I draw people from around the earth to come to this spot, I hear their prayer, you stand expectantly believing and it is a heart condition I desire. Though you don't see the comments in writing, I have written them down. I hold them in heaven, along with their tears. I am sitting by my Father in constant intercession for my people. I have asked you to come and join me, I am the leader and you just must follow. Continue to walk out what I have told you, you will see the fruit, some of it here, some of it when you enter glory."
He also told me to leave a written prayer here today...so I will.
"Father, how blessed am I, are we, to be able to allow you to lead and direct our paths. Lord, our vision is so dim, help us to see with spiritual eyes and help us to weigh everything with spirit sensitivity. I am thankful what You are doing in our lives, I pray that You gives us greater understanding of the anointing You have on our lives. I pray that You would use us this week, give us opportunities to love and bless others. Organize our time, direct our paths, help us not to rush past what You would have us 'step into.' I thank You, that You have spoken to my heart and that You have clearly shown me what it is you'd have me to do. I was growing discouraged, but now I am refreshed. I pray that You would bring the hurting and the lost Lord, I ask for Kingdom increase to come. Help us not to be procrastinators, but help us to be doers of Your Word-even when it isn't convenient to us and especially when it costs us something personally. Father, this week You showed me that it all begins in our hearts, it flows to our minds and deposits, if we allow it, into our spirit and then it should flow out into our external life and touch those you put before us. Be magnified Lord, we need
your help, because truly we have made YOU to small in our eyes and hearts.
In Jesus' name I pray, amen!"
Matthew 18:19-20 (The Message bible)
"Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I'll be there."

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Kimmie
Your message touch my heart. I want you to know that I do read your daily blog.

I believe that you touch other people s heart as well.

I do have many prayers request. Mostly want our family to be known to God and follow him daily.

You are truly one wonderful woman with big heart.

God bless you, Kimmie

Linda Laaser

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Jill said...

Kimmie,I come by daily,and always to the prayer request,I don't always type my request here,but I always have one,and God knows this.I find great comfort in knowing you offer to pray for us.We have a staffing in two days,on Tuesday morning at 10 am.For a little 2 yr old girl.We need prayer for everything we may encounter with this.We have had so many ups and downs,with the adoption process,and I have asked for prayer so many times here,and even when things don't work out as we want and pray for,I know they work out Gods way.So please again,pray for us for Tuesday morning and the the 2 yr old girl we are hoping to adopt.Thanks!

mom said...

It's been awhile since I've stopped by here, but the Lord led me here tonight. So, I've joined you in your written prayer...yes, where two or more gather :-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Renata said...

Amen!
I always come to prayer request sunday. I think it is one of the reasons I love your blog so much. I enjoy lifting others up to the Lord.
I'm always so hesitant to put down my requests because they seem so petty compared to others, but my sister E does need prayer - she's had a marriage breakup & now she's chosing to do some things in her life that are very foolish.

Expat Mom said...

Even if your Prayer Request Sundays are only touching a few people, isn`t that worth it? I come by every Sunday to read, even when I don`t comment, I`m sure I`m not the only one.

BTW, thank you for the tip . . . I never would have thought a soda bottle could be dangerous for a dog.

Greta Jo said...

Amen, Kimmy!
You have touched my heart on your prayer request sunday post...

Emily said...

I'm going to agree w/ you.

AMEN>

Anonymous said...

I feel so strange leaving a prayer request when you don't know me... but I can tell that you sincerely desire to pray for others, and I sincerely desire to be prayed for, so here we go!
It's a long story, but to summarize: I am a 32 y/o single mom with 2 boys (4 and 2 y/o). I need a job. I don't want to work as it tears my heart out to think of not being at home to raise my kids. But, here I am, unexpectedly the provider and leader of my little family, and I know it's my responsibility... but it's so hard. I need to step out in faith and do the right thing. Even though it's such a difficult thing. Also, I have been given an opportunity to live w/another single mom, but I need a job in order to do this. I need prayer for that situation also. She is 50, with 8 and 20 y/o daughters. Godly woman from church, but I don't really know her, nor her me. Seems God has worked it all out, though, so again - I need to trust Him. But sharing a house w/people my boys and I don't know... a bit daunting. Counsel from church leadership, from people that know her, is to go for it. So it's an adventure for sure, but the excitement of this prospect of new, good things is mixed also with fear and sadness. Please pray. Thank you so very much, Kimmie. What a blessing to have your prayers. How nice it is to know I am being interceded for!
Camee
P.S. I'd also like a godly (and cute) husband! :) But that's secondary, of course. I need to cling to the Lord as my husband right now. Pray for our relationship to deepen. I need to follow His lead (and wisdom to do that), and trust His love for me. Thank you again, Kimmie! Blessings on you and your family.

Tamara said...

Thank you for sharing this, Kimmie. God knew I needed to read it!

I almost left a prayer request in the comments last week, but it was so convoluted in my mind, I had trouble getting it into words! I finally just breathed a prayer, "Take it, Jesus", and clicked away. But know that this part of your blog is a ministry and that God is using it to draw people to Him.

Coveredwithjoy said...

I don't know if you prayed for my request last week, but I have to say our first week of school went a whole lot better than I anticipated. So if you did pray, I appreciate that greatly. :)

Today has been rough for me a little. But school went well, but for a couple brief episodes. One was from my perfectionist of a child who couldn't write a cursive capitol B on his first try. That boy...
Thanks for your willingness to pray for others.

Annie Chase said...

I also read your blog daily and I love prayer request sundays even though I hardly ever write down a prayer request. Sometimes I write down one but then erase because it seems so small or self-centered. but maybe thats satan trying to keep me away from depending on God for everything. Satan wants me to think that God doesnt want to hear my little things or that he doesn't care.
I need prayer for the pain that I am in. I feel silly for asking for prayer for it because so many people have way worse pain but its a big thing in my life right now. Also, I have been neglecting the reading of my bible as of late and would like prayer that I would remember to read every day also that I would find a friend who might hold me accountable.

Jill said...

our prayer was answered we were chosen for the little girl this morning and will meet her next monday.Thankyou for your prayers.

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